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Jun 5, 2022

The 106-MPG, Compressed-Air-Powered Car Was a Fever Dream From the 2008 Fuel Crisis

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In 2008, when gasoline was even more expensive than it is today, the world dreamed of cars that could run on nothing but air.

Jun 5, 2022

A review of compressed air energy systems in vehicle transport

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Circa 2021


Unlike other plasma jet engines, this new Chinese one can actually work in the atmosphere. This could prove revolutionary for the aerospace industry.

Jun 5, 2022

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Total Headcount Will Rise Despite Cuts

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Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Tesla Inc.’s total headcount will increase, a day after telling employees he plans to reduce salaried staff by 10%.

The number of salaried employees will be “fairly flat” even as overall headcount rises, the billionaire said in a tweet Saturday. Musk had previously told staff that the job cuts won’t apply to those who build cars or battery packs, according to people who received an internal memo Friday.

Jun 4, 2022

Tom Cruise goes hypersonic in his new Top Gun movie. Doing it in real life is a challenge

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CBC Radio.


Bob McDonald’s blog: The movie’s fictional Darkstar aircraft is based on historical innovations in hypersonic flight.

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Jun 3, 2022

Elon Musk could cut 10% of Tesla staff due to his ‘super bad feeling’

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Jun 3, 2022

An electric aircraft just completed a journey of 1,403 miles

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Jun 3, 2022

Biologically plausible spatiotemporal adjustment helps train deep spiking neural networks

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Spiking neural networks (SNNs) capture the most important aspects of brain information processing. They are considered a promising approach for next-generation artificial intelligence. However, the biggest problem restricting the development of SNNs is the training algorithm.

To solve this problem, a research team led by Prof. Zeng Yi from the Institute of Automation of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has proposed backpropagation (BP) with biologically plausible spatiotemporal adjustment for training deep spiking .

The associated study was published in Patterns on June 2.

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Jun 3, 2022

Toyota’s prototype ‘cartridge’ is a way to make hydrogen portable

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One of the myriad issues with hydrogen as a clean energy source is infrastructure, as it’s very expensive to move around and store an extremely explosive gas. Toyota and its subsidiary Woven Planet believe they may have a solution with a new portable hydrogen cartridge prototype. The idea is that they can be filled up at a dedicated facility, transported where needed, then returned when you receive your next shipment.

The cartridges would be relatively small at 16 inches long, 7 inches in diameter and about 11 pounds in weight. Toyota calls them “portable, affordable, and convenient energy that makes it possible to bring hydrogen to where people live, work, and play without the use of pipes… [and] swappable for easy replacement and quick charging.”

They could be useful for “mobility [i.e. hydrogen cars], household applications, and many future possibilities we have yet to imagine,” Toyota said. It didn’t mention any specific uses, but it said that “one hydrogen cartridge is assumed to generate enough electricity to operate a typical household microwave for approximately 3–4 hours.”

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Jun 3, 2022

US has over 750 complaints of Teslas braking for no reason

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DETROIT (AP) — More than 750 Tesla owners have complained to U.S. safety regulators that cars operating on the automaker’s partially automated driving systems have suddenly stopped on roadways for no apparent reason.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed the number in a detailed information request letter to Tesla that was posted Friday on the agency’s website.

The 14-page letter dated May 4 asks the automaker for all consumer and field reports it has received about false braking, as well as reports of crashes, injuries, deaths and property damage claims. It also asks whether the company’s “Full Self Driving” and automatic emergency braking systems were active at the time of any incident.

Jun 2, 2022

Chief Marketing Officer

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DeLorean released images and information on its upcoming 2024 electric car.

DeLorean is unapologetically human. A New Energy mobility brand.

We have a clear vision of our future, knowing it does not represent today. The DMC-12 was never meant to be a static interpretation of the brand, the brand would constantly evolve. Our icons are reimagined. DMC is and always was in constant evolution. An Icon is validated over time but to constantly reimagine mobility allows new icons to come into existence.

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