Month: December 2020

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Tesla is now listing a new manufacturing process job at Gigafactory Nevada for the Tesla Semi, the automaker’s upcoming electric semi truck. Tesla Semi When launching Tesla Semi in 2017, the automaker said that the production versions of Tesla Semi, which are class 8 trucks with 80,000-lb capacities, will have 300-mile and 500-mile range options
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December 31st, 2020 by Matt Pressman  Originally published on EV Annex. Investing in Tesla has always been a rollercoaster ride. This year, however, Tesla’s stock has surged higher and higher all while settling into the prestigious S&P 500. It’s been quite rewarding for retail investors — minting some surprised (and happy) millionaires in the process. Tesla Model
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Vsauce is proud to announce our support for Alzheimer’s Association’s #TheLongestDay now and throughout June during Alzheimer’s & Brain Awareness month. Visit http://www.alz.org/Vsauce to join us! More good links: http://www.alz.org/facts/ Alzheimer’s disease facts and figures [PDF]: http://www.alz.org/documents_custom/2016-facts-and-figures.pdf Basics of Alzheimer’s disease. “What it is and what you can do” [PDF] http://www.alz.org/national/documents/brochure_basicsofalz_low.pdf What is Dementia? http://www.alz.org/what-is-dementia.asp
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SciShow Space takes you on a tour of Mercury, the sun’s closest friend, where a year is just a day and half long, and the surface holds many surprises — like ice! ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support us, and also get things to put on your walls, cover your torso and hold your
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Edward Norton and Jim Carrey might be charming actors, but their film portrayals of people with multiple personalities aren’t even close to accurate. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kelly Landrum Jones, Sam Lutfi, Kevin Knupp, Nicholas Smith,
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Dreaming is one of the weirdest things we do & in this SciShow infusion Hank talks about how science is helping us understand why we dream, what our brains are up to when they’re doing it, and why dreaming may be critically important to the function of our waking brain. He also touches on the
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Amazon Echo Dot speaker CNBC | Richard Washington Amazon announced Wednesday that it’s acquiring podcasting company Wondery, expanding its catalog of original audio content. As part of the deal, Wondery will join Amazon Music, the e-commerce giant’s music streaming business. Amazon Music in September added podcasts to its platform, looking to carve out a share
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WASHINGTON — The White House released a national strategy for planetary protection Dec. 30, outlining new assessments to prevent terrestrial contamination of other worlds and vice versa. The National Strategy for Planetary Protection, developed by an interagency working group led by the National Space Council and Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), outlines work
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Last year around this time, I focused on digital technology solutions for water with this essay, “2019: The Year Analog Solutions Died.” I stand by this perspective, as the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated interest and adoption of digital technologies across the water value chain. However, I wanted to share six new learnings from this pandemic
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December 30th, 2020 by David Zarembka  In 2007 when Gladys and I moved to Kenya, we bought this 150 watt solar panel and a battery at a cost of about $2,000. First it took Kenya Power and Lighting Company (KPLC) more than six months to connect the grid electricity to our house. When we were
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NASA astronaut Bob Behnken is a native of Missouri and a veteran of two space shuttle flights. Behnken flew STS-123 in March 2008 and STS-130 in February 2010, logging more than 708 hours in space, and more than 37 hours during six spacewalks. Behnken is currently serving as Joint Operations Commander on the first crewed
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US President-elect Joe Biden delivers remarks on the Electoral college certification at the Queen Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware on December 14, 2020. Roberto Schmidt | AFP | Getty Images GUANGZHOU, China — President-elect Joe Biden is unlikely to reverse President Donald Trump’s challenge to China’s technology industry and companies — but Biden will likely be
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Listen to a recap of the top stories of the day from Electrek. Quick Charge is available now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, TuneIn and our RSS feed for Overcast and other podcast players. New episodes of Quick Charge are recorded Monday through Thursday and again on Saturday. Subscribe to our podcast in Apple Podcast or your favorite podcast player to guarantee
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December 29th, 2020 by Guest Contributor  More Than $16 Million in Volkswagen Settlement Funds and Technical Support for Five Large Transit Operators Additional $2.5 Million Available Statewide for School Buses that Reduce Emissions Expands Charge Ready NY Incentives for Disadvantaged Communities and Enhances Options for Aggregated Electric Transit Bus Purchasing Lowering Carbon Emissions Supports Governor Cuomo’s
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Learn more: Bear Grylls’ awesome kid-names: http://celebritybabies.people.com/2009/01/15/bear-grylls-welcomes-son-huckleberry-edward-jocelyne/ Michael Collins: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Collins_(astronaut) Very cool article about Collins and the speech Nixon had ready in case Armstrong and Aldrin didn’t leave the moon: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/jul/19/michael-collins-astronaut-apollo11 Veritasium’s moon video: http://youtu.be/Bz9D6xba9Og List of man-made objects on the moon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_man-made_objects_on_the_Moon to scale distance between earth and moon: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ef/Earth-Moon.png Moon reflectors: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_laser_ranging_experiment Blind
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Chemical engines can only move us through the solar system so quickly, but a faster method is being engineered right now that could get us to Mars in just 40 days! We want to learn more about you and your opinions! If you have time, please take a moment to fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SciShowSurvey2017
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Kings, scientists, and musicians alike have all been known to stutter. It can make speaking in front of crowds even more nerve-wracking, but is anxiety the root cause? Spoiler: probably not. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Kevin
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Hank tells us three things we probably didn’t know about the Voyager 1 spacecraft. Like SciShow on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/scishow Follow SciShow on Twitter! http://www.twitter.com/scishow References for this episode can be found in the Google document here:http://dft.ba/-3p-e
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President Donald Trump Carlos Barria | Reuters President Donald Trump is pressuring his Republican allies over a law that has protected social media companies for decades. In his final weeks in office, Trump has launched a full-bore attack on Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, the 1996 law that shields tech companies from being
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Intel CEO Robert Swan speaks at the Rakuten Optimism event in Yokohama, Japan, on July 31, 2019. Tomohiro Ohsumi | Getty Images Third Point, the hedge fund led by Dan Loeb, is urging Intel’s board of directors to hire an investment adviser to explore “strategic alternatives” after the chipmaker lost market share to TSMC, Samsung
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In 2017, NASA’s Cassini probe sent us our closest view of Saturn to date. If you wanted to take a closer look at the ringed planet, you would have to travel 1.2 billion kilometers… but the long journey would be the least of your worries. Once there, you’d realize there’s no solid surface to land
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Tesla’s (TSLA) electric vehicle business is certainly its main source of revenue right now and should remain so for the foreseeable future. However, we believe that the next phase of massive growth is going to be powered by Tesla Energy, the automaker’s energy division. Following Tesla’s acquisition of SolarCity, Elon Musk had a vision of
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Launching Americans from U.S. soil, sending a new rover to Mars and continuing to prepare for human missions to the Moon are just a few of the things NASA has planned for 2020. This video is available for download from NASA’s Image and Video Library: https://images.nasa.gov/details-NHQ_2019_1231_2020_Look_Ahead
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Credit: Adapted from Getty In March, every single aspect of my scientific working life shut down. This was incredibly disruptive. But looking back, it has given me an opportunity to look at different parts of my job in isolation. Taking everything away and then rebuilding from scratch, piece by piece, has allowed me to appreciate
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Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn Center for the Study of Existential Risk LONDON – Skype co-founder Jaan Tallinn has identified what he believes are the three biggest threats to humanity’s existence this century. While the climate emergency and the coronavirus pandemic are seen as issues that require urgent global solutions, Tallinn told CNBC that artificial intelligence,
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Editor’s note: Back by popular demand, smart cities consultant Sue Lebeck provides GreenBiz highlights from the past year in verse. You’ll find her haiku from 2019 here. Rise before the Surprise Leaders gather forthe first and last time in yearof shelter-in-place. Learning on the JobCould ways to flattencoronavirus’ curve helpbend climate’s curve too? From Farms to
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A new teardown of the battery cells in 7 electric cars resulted in showing that Tesla still dominates electric car batteries, but it’s getting closer. The electric vehicle market is maturing and many automakers are starting to settle with similar battery chemistries. Several battery cell manufacturers are emerging as leaders, like Panasonic, LG Chem, Samsung
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Thanks to Cancer Research UK! http://www.cancerresearchuk.org Links to LEARN MORE and SOURCES are below. follow me: http://www.twitter.com/tweetsauce What is cancer? http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerandresearch/all-about-cancer/what-is-cancer/ http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/keyfacts/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hallmarks_of_cancer Visualizing the prevention of cancer: http://www.cancerresearchuk.org/cancer-info/cancerstats/causes/attributable-risk/visualisation/ 10 cancer MYTHS debunked: http://scienceblog.cancerresearchuk.org/2014/03/24/dont-believe-the-hype-10-persistent-cancer-myths-debunked/ other cancer articles: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2014/02/deadliest_cancer_chart_shows_mortality_and_incidence_rates.html http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/takeonestep/cancer/interviews-demetri.html http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-couzens/cancer-an-inevitable-stag_b_4558325.html http://www.wired.com/2013/05/al_argcancer/ http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2011/may/06/nuclear-power-leukaemia Stirling Engine: http://www.grand-illusions.com/acatalog/Low-Temperature-Stirling-Engine-612.html Stirling Engine: VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCGTNArwJ0s dying cells: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16355657 dead outer-layer of
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Elon Musk thinks that we can make Mars habitable by nuking it. But would that really work? ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout out to Justin Ove, Justin Lentz, David Campos, Chris Peters, and Fatima Iqbal. ———- Like SciShow? Want to help support us,
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Juice cleanses or fasts are thought of as a popular way to detox and reboot the digestive system. But, like most fad diets, juice cleanses might not be doing what you think they are. Hosted by: Hank Green ———- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters — we couldn’t make SciShow without them! Shout