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Jul 24, 2019

You Can Now Sign Up to Buy Your Own Hybrid-Electric Plane

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Los Angeles company Ampaire is offering its hybrid-electric Electric EEL aircraft to general-aviation pilots starting this week.

Jul 23, 2019

Toyota, Japan to Launch Huge Moon Rover for Astronauts in 2029

Posted by in categories: space, transportation

The pressurized vehicle could help astronauts scout for resources such as water ice.

Jul 23, 2019

Tesla has a giant new machine to produce the Model Y frame in almost one piece

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, transportation

Tesla is working on several significant manufacturing improvements for the Model Y production program and it includes building a giant new casting machine to produce a big part of the Model Y frame in one single piece.

We have been reporting on how Tesla plans to simplify the design of its future vehicle platforms and achieve greater automation in the manufacturing process.

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Jul 22, 2019

The Universe’s First Type of Molecule Is Found at Last

Posted by in categories: chemistry, cosmology, particle physics, transportation

Making a replicator from this could make something that could create almost anything :3.

The first type of molecule that ever formed in the universe has been detected in space for the first time, after decades of searching. Scientists discovered its signature in our own galaxy using the world’s largest airborne observatory, NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA, as the aircraft flew high above the Earth’s surface and pointed its sensitive instruments out into the cosmos.

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Jul 22, 2019

The Analog Motion E-Bike is the alternative to commute hell — and it’s $130 off

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If you’ve never done battle with serious day-to-day metro traffic, we salute you — because you have no idea of the smoldering hell you’ve escaped. Big city commuting is a different world that requires smart solutions to avoid hours lost in standstills every single week.

The guys behind the Analog Motion E-Bike have some horrifying UK commuting stories of their own. That’s why they created the AM1+ ultralight electric bike, a crafty alternative to cars and scooters that keeps the needs of city travel firmly in mind. Right now, you can discover a smarter way to get across town at more than $130 off, just $1,449 from TNW Deals.

Jul 22, 2019

Team TUM wins SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition with record 288 mph top speed

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SpaceX hosted its fourth annual SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition finals on Sunday at the test tube it built outside its Hawthorne HQ. We were on site for the competition, and watched as Team TUM, from the Technical University of Munich, took home the win thanks to achieving the top speed overall of any team to run in the finals.

TUM (formerly known as team WARR Hyperloop in past competitions) is a repeat winner, and achieved a top speed of 288 mph in this year’s finals. That’s the fastest overall for a Hyperloop pod thus far – it beat its own record from last year of 284 mph set during the third SpaceX student run-off. It wasn’t without incident, however – near the end of its run, there was a spark and some debris appeared to fly off the craft, but it still survived the run mostly intact and satisfied SpaceX judges to qualify for the win.

TUM beat out three other finalist competitors, including Delft Hyperloop, EPFL Hyperloop, and Swissloop. Delft unfortunately had a communication error that cut their run short at just around 650 feet into the just over 3/4 mile SpaceX Hyperloop test track. EPFL managed a top speed of 148 mph and Swissloop topped out at 160 mph.

Jul 20, 2019

Italy’s Etna volcano erupts on Sicily, disrupting flights | 20.07.2019

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Italy’s Mount Etna began spewing hot ash and lava overnight, forcing authorities to close two airports in eastern Sicily. Experts detected “lively spattering” at the volcano last month.

Jul 20, 2019

Apps and Products

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2020 Harley-Davidson LiveWire test ride: Rebooting the brand with an electric bike.

Jul 20, 2019

César Pelli, Designer of Iconic Buildings Around the World, Dies at 92

Posted by in categories: finance, transportation

César Pelli, the architect whose firm designed Salesforce Tower in San Francisco, the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia and other of the world’s most recognizable buildings, died on Friday at his home in New Haven. He was 92.

The Argentine state news agency Telam confirmed the death, as did Anibal Bellomio, a senior associate architect at Pelli’s firm in Connecticut, with news organizations. Mr. Pelli had been dean of the Yale School of Architecture there, from 1977 to 1984.

Mr. Pelli’s many distinctive works include the World Financial Center in New York (now Brookfield Place), famous for its glass-roofed Winter Garden; the Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, known for its bright blue-glass facade; and a terminal at Washington’s Reagan National Airport. He won hundreds of awards, including the American Institute of Architects’ 1995 gold medal.

Jul 19, 2019

Byar Volta is a shaft-driven e-bike that might never need charging

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Test-riding Byar’s chainless electric bike with all-in-one hub motor and integrated lock.

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