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Join the electric car revolution

Join the electric car revolution

A revolutionary transition in transportation has begun, namely, the electrification of nearly all modes of transportation. Norway has had an electric ferry since 2015. Boeing and Microsoft have invested in a company that plans to make hybrid electric/fossil fuel aircraft. Electric buses are more commonly seen on city streets. Production has begun on 18-wheelers powered by hydrogen fuel cells that …

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Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

Researchers Developing Liquid-Powered Batteries

John Cushman developing technology to recharge BEV and HEV batteries like refueling car at gas station. Qualcomm Gets EV Charging Off the Ground An instantly rechargeable system for battery-electric and hybrid-electric vehicle batteries being developed at Purdue University is safe, affordable and environmentally friendly, its inventors say. Researchers at the Indiana university say its system recharges vehicle batteries through a …

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Millennial bait Stonic crossover laces up to add some zest to the Kia lineup

Millennial bait Stonic crossover laces up to add some zest to the Kia lineup

Automakers are increasingly betting on small crossovers like the Kia Stonic to lure millennial buyers into showrooms. Like its rivals, Kia wants to fill every gap in its portfolio of high-riding crossovers and SUVs. The South Korean company has just introduced a small, city-friendly model named Stonic that’s positioned near the bottom of its model hierarchy. If you’re thinking “that’s …

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Stealthy VR Startup Develops Ultra-High Resolution ‘Bionic’ Headset

Stealthy VR Startup Develops Ultra-High Resolution ‘Bionic’ Headset

But don’t ring the death knell just yet. A European startup company, coming out of stealth mode this week, claims that it has solved one of VR’s most persistent bugaboos — low resolution images. By creatively hacking existing display technologies, engineers at the Finnish company Varjo say they can deliver optical resolution up to 70 times the clarity of current …

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Groovy, baby! VW brings the spirit of the hippie bus into the 21st century

Groovy, baby! VW brings the spirit of the hippie bus into the 21st century

Updated: Added information about the I.D. Buzz concept headed for production. When it debuted at the 2017 Detroit Auto Show, the Volkswagen I.D. Buzz concept was presented as the latest in a long line of design studies that explore what a 21st-century Bus could look like. Now, one of the company’s top executives has confirmed the retro-inspired people-mover is finally …

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If America wants to succeed, it needs to learn to fail, top general says

If America wants to succeed, it needs to learn to fail, top general says

Gen. John Hyten, leader of U.S. Strategic Command, speaks to reporters following a breakfast hosted by the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies June 20, 2017. Credit: Phillip Swarts/SpaceNews WASHINGTON — If the United States is going to stay a preeminent world power, it’s going to require failure, said Gen. John Hyten, the head of U.S. Strategic Command. “We’ve lost the …

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Brexit uncertainty worries UK space start-ups

Brexit uncertainty worries UK space start-ups

The U.K. Space Conference in Manchester was a showcase of bold new plans by British space start-ups, but companies could soon face potential damages from Brexit and the possible withdrawal from the European Single Market. Credit: U.K. Space Conference via Flickr LONDON — The United Kingdom’s space start-up sector is blossoming. The U.K. government has committed to capturing 10 percent …

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SF replacing streetlights with brighter, energy-efficient LEDs

SF replacing streetlights with brighter, energy-efficient LEDs

Large strips of San Francisco streets will soon be bathed in the warm, white light produced by 12,500 new streetlights that the city’s Public Utilities Commission is planning to install by the end of this year. As part of a concerted push by San Francisco to refurbish and modernize the city’s infrastructure, the PUC is replacing outdated street lamp heads …

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Demand for IoT talent shoots up by 304% between 2014-17

Demand for IoT talent shoots up by 304% between 2014-17

The demand for IoT talent rocketed by 304%, between 2014 to 2017, according to the Talent Supply Index (TSI) by Belong , a tech-based hiring platform. The Talent Supply Index (TSI) is based on Belong’s data and publicly-available data from a continuously growing array of hiring sources, including traditional job sites, inbound recruiting channels, online communities, tech networks, discussion forums. …

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Demand for IoT talent surges 300% in last 3 years: Survey

Demand for IoT talent surges 300% in last 3 years: Survey

Mumbai, Jun 21 () With exponential uptick in adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and machine learning related activities in the country, the demand for IoT talent has surged by 300 per cent since 2014, showed a recent report. "The demand for IoT talent rocketed by 304 per cent, between 2014 and 2017," according to Talent Supply Index (TSI) by …

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