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Zinc Battery Breakthrough Could Mean Safer, Lighter Cars and Smartphones

Rechargeable zinc-based batteries could hit the market for electric vehicles by 2019

4 hours ago from IEEE Spectrum

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All-terrain Nissan Leaf to tackle 10,000 miles of rough road in Mongol Rally

Based on its small size and limited range, the Nissan Leaf would usually be one of the last vehicles you'd choose for driving thousands of miles through remote areas of the world. But ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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Waymo Has Invited the Public to Hop into Its Self-Driving Cars

Folks living in the Phoenix area can now sign up for free on-demand rides, part of a trial meant to see how regular people integrate the autonomous cars into their everyday lives.

Tue 25 Apr 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Trauma surgeon seeing rise in burns from electronic cigarettes

Dr. Gary Vercruysse and his colleagues noticed something strange going on in their emergency room about a year-and-a-half ago. It all started when a 58-year-old man with severe burns to his ...

4 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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China launches 1st domestically-made aircraft carrier

China has launched its first aircraft carrier built entirely on its own, in a demonstration of the growing technical sophistication of its defense industries and determination to safeguard its ...

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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Tesla’s German automation expert reportedly ousted after just six months

Klaus Grohmann, founder of the German firm Grohmann Engineering which specializes in automated manufacturing acquired by Tesla late last year, was just ousted after clashing with ...

4 hours ago from The Verge

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Meet Uber's Partners Creating Flying Taxis for 2020

Uber sees no need for startups to bet on a risky "if you build it, they will come" strategy for flying taxis. Instead, the tech giant believes the demand for a faster aerial commuting option ...

Tue 25 Apr 17 from Discover Magazine

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Video captures bubble-blowing battery in action

With about three times the energy capacity by weight of today's lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries could one day enable electric cars to drive farther on a single charge.

Wed 26 Apr 17 from TechXplore

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Researchers find alarming NOx-emissions from diesel cars

By now, it's no secret: the certification requirements for cars in the EU and in Switzerland have precious little to do with the cars' actual exhaust emissions on the roads. The "real" exhaust ...

15 hours ago from Phys.org

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Stabilizing molecule could pave way for lithium-air fuel cell

Lithium-oxygen fuel cells boast energy density levels comparable to fossil fuels and are thus seen as a promising candidate for future transportation-related energy needs.

Wed 26 Apr 17 from Phys.org

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