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How environmentally friendly are electric cars?

While the green credentials of electric cars vary depending on how that electricity is generated in the first place, they still have lower CO2 …

Citizen Science

Electric Car Costs Set to Fall

The price of batteries for electric cars will tumble over the next 12 years as technological advances and ramped-up production push costs ever lower. …

GM Comes Up With Model To Balance Energy Density & Fast Charging

High-energy density batteries usually struggle to accept high-power charging, while low-energy density batteries work just fine under high-power …

Will Europe make its own e-car battery cells?

The future of Europe's carmakers depends on reliable supplies of cheap lithium-ion cells, a key component of e-car batteries. But such cells are …

Study estimates there are more than 57M vehicles on US roads with unfixed recall

Carfax estimates in a recent report that there are more than 57 million recalled vehicles being actively used on roads in the United States.

Roads

Your Brain is Lying to You: Here's How to Force it to Tell the Truth

Everyone suffers from unconscious bias, but here's an easy way to check yourself.<p>Other people discriminate on the basis or age, sex, national origin, or even silly things such as what university they attended or whether they ask for soda or pop. You don't. You always look for the best candidate, …

The Questions Good Coaches Ask

In the <i>HBR Guide to Coaching Employees</i>, executive coach Ed Batista defines coaching as a style of management characterized by asking questions. With those questions you can move away from command-and-control leadership to a dynamic in which your direct report grows through self-reflection.<p>Asking the</i> …

Waymo to buy 20,000 Jaguars for robotic ride-hailing service

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Self-driving car spinoff Waymo will buy up to 20,000 electric vehicles from Jaguar Land Rover to help realize its vision for …

Waymo

Coaching By Numbers

Professional coaching is one of the fastest-growing professions in the world. It helps individuals and teams achieve their personal and professional …

Management

What Are the Five Dimensions of Curiosity?

For over 20 years, I have been studying curiosity. I didn't plan to be a curiosity researcher. I entered graduate school in 1998 to study how panic …

7 Powerful Ways to Make Decisions With Confidence

A practical guide to making better decisions<p>Most of us <b>face decisions of some kind</b> on a daily basis--and many of us wonder how we can <b>improve our decision making skills</b> so we can <b>make clear, confident choices</b>. Whether you're a CEO, manager, teacher, coach, professor or anything else, you want to make …

Ikigai - Visualizing the Japanese Concept of Life's Purpose

Ikigai is a Japanese concept that explains how a person can enjoy life. To illustrate this concept, a 4-sided Venn diagram was created by Dan …

The Only Aeropress Recipe You’ll Ever Need

The Only Aeropress Recipe You’ll Ever Need by MichaelThe Problem with most Aeropress Recipes There’s few questions a barista dreads more than “Could …

Coffee

Massive crayfish that didn't exist 25 years ago are capable of cloning themselves — and it's terrifying scientists

A crayfish that is capable of cloning itself is taking over Europe — and scientists are taking note.<p>The marbled crayfish has a mutation that allows it to clone itself, reports Carl Zimmer at The New York Times. Zimmer profiled scientists studying the all-female species known for its massive size, …

Biology

Plug wars: the battle for electric car supremacy

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers hope a network of high-power charging stations they are rolling out with Ford will set an industry standard for plugs and protocols that will give them an edge over electric car rivals.<p>FILE PHOTO: Electric car chargers are seen at the Holloway Road Shell …

Mercedes and Bosch will test self-driving taxis in a few months

Mercedes (or rather, its parent Daimler) and Bosch aren't far off from making their self-driving taxis a practical reality... in a manner of speaking. Bosch chief Volkmar Denner has informed <i>Automobilwoche</i> that the two companies will put test vehicles on the road within a few months. He didn't …

Autonomous Vehicle

Porsche talks Mission E, Audi partnership and more in exec interview

Porsche is a company that always does things its own way, whether that means tossing the engine into the rear of a sports car and developing it over the next 50 years or releasing information about upcoming models in the form of an extended, dry interview with a random executive. Unfortunately, …

Tesla Model 3 Teardown Reveals Some Issues

Teardown experts Munro & Associates have gotten their hands on a Tesla Model 3 and they sure do seem disappointed.<p>Tesla Model 3 Teardown – Initial …

This is how to overcome anger: 5 powerful secrets from mindfulness

There’s a voice shouting. Takes a second before you realize it’s yours. You feel energized. Righteous. Driving every point home. It’s like the climax …

Mindfulness

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

Want to Immediately Become More Successful? Stop Using These 4 Toxic Words

You don't need any more strategies or morning routines. You need to watch your language.<p>We know that relationships, nutrition, sleep, and exercise all play a positive effect on our chances for succeeding in business. However, what you may not know or simply be overlooking is the role your daily …

How to use OneDrive: Our guide to Microsoft’s free cloud storage service

11 tips for using the app on your PC and phone including how to share files, access previous file versions and more<p>Formerly known as SkyDrive, …

Software

Front raises $66 million to replace Microsoft Outlook

Front is raising a $66 million Series B round led by Sequoia with DFJ and existing investors also participating. There are now 2,500 companies using Front to manage shared inboxes and collaborate. The startup now wants to go one step further and become the definitive email product.<p>“I decided that I …

Audi smart home battery grid creates a 'virtual power plant'

Audi isn't going to let rival automakers like BMW and Tesla corner the market on home batteries. The German badge is testing a Smart Energy Network where solar-powered batteries not only help your home minimize use of the electrical grid, but talk to each other. The result is, as Audi put it, a …

Selling

How Far Are We from a Fully Autonomous Driving World?

You can find me on Twitter @bhutanisanyam1, connect with me on Linkedin here<p>Here are my Garage Projects<br>Here and Here are two posts on my Learning …

Apple picks a well-known executive to lead its electric car team

There's been a lot of talk about Apple's not-so-secret Project Titan electric car project, but... who runs it? We now have an idea. <i>Wall Street Journal</i> sources understand that Apple has picked Bob Mansfield, one of the company's better-known executives, to helm its EV efforts. He'd effectively left …

Solar freakin' roadway opens in China

<b>Is this totally silly and a waste of time and money, or is it a great leap forward? Or is it too soon to tell?</b><p>We are positive and forward-looking on …

Porsche Mission E Specs Have Been Leaked, And It’s Definitely A Tesla Model S Killer

Porsche's first foray into the mass market EV industry is a bold challenge to Tesla's flagship sedan.<p>The Tesla Model S is pretty much unrivaled in …

Germany’s €600 million EV fund is barely used and Tesla buyers can’t access it

Last month, Tesla buyers lost access to EV subsidies in Germany after being accused of gaming the system.<p>Now a new report shows that the €600 million EV fund used to finance the subsidy has barely been used over a year into the program.<p>Since the program launched in the summer of 2016, the Federal …

Groundbreaking invention can restore old lithium batteries to 95% capacity

One of the biggest stories in consumer electronics right now is Apple’s secret throttling of older iPhone models with aging batteries. The company …