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Tesla Is About To Be Shocked By Jaguar's Charging Advantage

Is Tesla’s (NASDAQ:TSLA) Supercharger network, believed by so many to give Tesla a competitive “moat,” about to become a serious disadvantage?<p>I …

Electric Vehicles

‘Breaking the mold’ of soap design

Never did I think that I’d one day write about soap design, but you have to marvel the fact that someone spotted the problem all of humanity …

Certain BMW Petrol Engines Will Get a Particulate Filter this March

Particulate filters have been around for quite some time now and they are mostly known for helping out diesel engines meet stringent emission …

Mercedes-Benz to drop V6 engines in favor of new inline-sixes

An inline-six can be built alongside an inline-four.<p>As much as some of us would like to think otherwise, building cars is a business. In order to cut down on variations and streamline production processes, Mercedes-Benz told a roundtable of journalists this week that the company would be dropping …

Six Years After Fukushima, Robots Finally Find Reactors’ Melted Uranium Fuel

FUKUSHIMA DAIICHI NUCLEAR POWER PLANT, Japan — Four engineers hunched before a bank of monitors, one holding what looked like a game controller. They had spent a month training for what they were about to do: pilot a small robot into the contaminated heart of the ruined Fukushima nuclear …

Energy

LifeStraw Water Filter Review

The LifeStraw is an inexpensive, easy-to-use, hollow-fiber water filter that is marketed as “ideal for hiking, backpacking, camping, travel, and …

We Could Have Fusion Energy by 2030, Says Guy Who Knows

The big trick is shrinking the size of the reactors.<p>The reality of clean, stable energy produced in a ball of plasma seems to perpetually be around …

Physics

The Robust Cooling System of a NASA Spacecraft Flying Into the Sun's Atmosphere

The Parker Solar Probe requires some clever engineering to keep the systems cool.<p>To better understand solar physics, NASA is sending the Parker Solar Probe spacecraft into orbit around our host star. The probe will fly into the sun's atmosphere, marking the first time in history that a spacecraft …

Tesla hired a top AI expert to lead a critical aspect of Autopilot — here's what we know

Karpathy will replace David Nistér, Tesla's VP of Autopilot vision, who left the company quietly in March to join NVIDIA, according to his LinkedIn. Karpathy will play a critical role in advancing the company's Autopilot system to the point where a Tesla can drive itself from Los Angeles to New …

Wind farms are hardly the bird slayers they're made out to be—here's why

People who oppose wind farms often claim wind turbine blades kill large numbers of birds, often referring to them as "bird choppers". And claims of …

Birds

In Switzerland, Giant Fans Suck Carbon out of the Air and Feed It to Vegetables

While there are those who wish to debate the causes of climate change and how much humanity has contributed to it, others look to address greenhouse …

Higher, cheaper, sleeker: wind turbines of the future – in pictures

With the UK government ending subsidies for onshore wind and the Trump administration pushing for a return to coal, you might think the wind power revolution had run out of puff. Far from it. The cost of energy from offshore wind in Britain has fallen by a third since 2012, and wind accounts for …

Wind Power

Tesla’s Model 3 production plans said to include a risky manufacturing move

Tesla’s making a bet on its production process for the Model 3 that defies accepted industry know-how – which is not at all an unusual strategy for the young carmaker. Basically all of Tesla’s success thus far has been due to its ability to defy accepted industry wisdom, but with the Model 3 …