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Here's Why You Stop Feeling Sleepy the Second You Get Into Bed

It's an actual sleep problem, but you can fix it.<p>You've been struggling to keep your eyes open all day, staving off yawns during your morning meetings, doing everything you can to keep from dozing off during the mid-afternoon slump, and pushing yourself to power through the end-of-day commute.<p>And …

Elon Musk bets he can fix Australia’s energy issue in 100 days or it’s free

What are the odds?<p>Elon Musk has promised to solve ongoing power problems in the state of South Australia by committing to build a 100MW battery storage farm, and promising that if he couldn’t provide the system within 100 days, he would give it to the state for free.<p>The Tesla CEO made the promise …

Panasonic develops solar car roof for Prius

Solar car roofs have generally been the reserve of concepts, experiments and niche carmakers. Toyota was the first major automaker to offer the …

Tesla will begin selling its Solar Roof this year — here's everything you need to know

In 2016, Elon Musk presented a new product that may someday change the way we power our homes — it's called Solar Roof. Solar Roof is the brainchild of the Tesla owned company, SolarCity. Unlike traditional solar panels, which are bulky and attach on your current roof, Solar Roof is designed to …

Tesla Model S caught on fire in Shanghai, company is investigating the cause

A Tesla Model S caught on fire at the Jinqiao Supercharger Station in Shanghai, China. While it was at the charging station, the vehicle reportedly wasn’t charging when it caught on fire.<p>Tesla launched a “full investigation” into the incident.<p>Electrek reached to Tesla about the fire today and the …

This Teardown Of A Tesla Model S Battery Pack Is Pretty Fascinating

The Tesla battery pack is something of a triumph of packaging. The battery pack is integrated into the skateboard-like chassis of the car, making a …

The case for going to bed at 2:30 am

There’s nothing virtuous about “early to bed, early to rise.”<p>It was like a dream.<p>Last Wednesday, I hit every green light on the drive to Kroger. I made it through the aisles in 15 minutes and didn’t have to wait in line at checkout. Back home, I prepped meals and washed dishes without anyone …

University of Washington

A Giant Neuron Has Been Found Wrapped Around The Entire Circumference of The Brain

This could be where consciousness forms.<p>For the first time, scientists have detected a giant neuron wrapped around the entire circumference of a …

What This CEO Learned by Working in His Company's Call Center

Nothing has taught me more about running a company than simply picking up the phone and listening to my customers.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you start your own business, you quickly find out that every day in the office offers valuable, if sometimes bruising, …

The 5 Skills You and Your Kids Need to Be Robot Proof, According to Experts

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) in machine learning and natural language processing technologies will have a huge impact media, advertising, retail, finance, and healthcare industries in the near future. Gartner claims that 85% of all customer interactions won't require human customer …

Machine Learning

Are supermarkets facing the beginning of the end?

<b>In the face of climate change, water shortages, and political instability, the current supermarket model is extremely vulnerable.</b><p>Supermarkets have …

Migrant Workers

Tesla Powerwall 2 now ready to ship after strong pre-orders, early Gigafactory battery production went to Powerpacks

When unveiling its second generation home energy storage system, Powerwall 2, last October, Tesla announced that production would start at the Gigafactory in December 2016 for the first deliveries in the US in January 2017. Other markets were set to follow soon after. Tesla later updated its …

Tesla Wants to Lower Your Electricity Bill with a Battery for Your Home

Elon Musk shifts his attention from cars to bring you an exciting alternative household power source<p>Tesla is best known as the maker of luxurious, ludicrously fast electric vehicles. But the company’s larger effort is to diminish reliance on fossil fuels and enhance opportunities to create …

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Elon Musk says humans must become cyborgs to stay relevant. Is he right?

Sophisticated artificial intelligence will make ‘house cats’ of humans, claims the entrepreneur, but his grand vision for mind-controlled tech may be a long way off<p>Humans must become cyborgs if they are to stay relevant in a future dominated by artificial intelligence. That was the warning from …

Artificial Intelligence

Daimler is converting Smart brand to all-electric in North America, no more gas-powered Smart cars

In a somewhat surprising move but definitely welcomed by electric vehicle enthusiasts, Daimler told its dealerships in the US and Canada that it will soon stop selling gas-powered Smart cars in favor of the new upcoming electric versions.<p>The company didn’t officially announce the move, but German …

Shell fuel stations in U.K., Netherlands to add electric-car charging

Electric cars are often touted as a way to avoid gas stations.<p>But electric-car drivers in certain European countries will soon be going to them to …

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels.<p>But does the established energy …

Natural Gas

Harvard has created a 'liquid' battery that could last for more than a decade

Lithium-ion batteries power everything from phones to electricity grids but their lifespan is incredibly short, plus they're difficult to recycle. …

A tiny startup is quietly trying to become the Tesla of buses

Proterra has quietly been working on all-electric buses since 2004. In 2009, it made its first sale: three buses to Foothill Transit in Southern California.<p>Flash forward to 2017 and the startup has raised over $280 million in venture funding, opened its second manufacturing plant, and sold a total …

You might be driving an electric car sooner than you thought

There is huge potential for using electric vehicles to tackle climate change, give us cleaner air and grow the green economy. The question is, when …

13 High-Protein Breakfast Recipes and Ideas

Eggs and veggies in the morning are a delicious way to jump-start your metabolism and fuel your whole day. Check out this roundup of nutritious …

Tension high as Tesla prepares to begin production of the Model 3

Teslawill shut down its Fremont, Calif., factory for a week in February to prepare the assembly line for its highly anticipated mid-market electric car, the Model 3.<p>"This will allow Tesla to begin Model 3 production later this year as planned and enable us to start the ramp towards 500,000 vehicles …

9 things Tesla plans to accomplish in 2017

Tesla had a huge 2016.<p>Among other things, the company unveiled the Model 3, launched new battery products, acquired SolarCity, and revealed its new solar shingles.<p>From what CEO Elon Musk has revealed so far, it sounds like the company has even bigger plans for 2017.<p>Here's a look at everything we …

Tesla

Solar Power And Electric Vehicles To Halt Growth In Oil And Coal By 2020

After a terrible couple of years, this looks like a good time for the fossil fuels sector. Oil prices are on the up again, President Donald Trump promises to sweep away many of the restrictions the industry had imposed upon it during the Obama Administration, the former head of ExxonMobil is …

Fossil Fuels

Why China is Punishing These Electric Carmakers

China has punished two ‘new energy’ vehicle makers for producing and selling vehicles with batteries that had lower power capacity than advertised, …

This Tool Tells You If It's Cheaper to Drive or Fly

You're going to want to bookmark this.<p>Now there's one less barrier to going on vacation. TravelMath, a website that calculates the cost of travel, can figure out if you should drive or fly to cities around the world, according to Lifehacker. The website uses a "travel cost calculator" to consider …

How To Access Dark Web In 15 Minutes (Super Easy Guide)

Are you trying to find out how to access the dark web?<p>Well, look no further, we have gone and done the research so we could show you step by step the …

Big Security Bug Affects Hundreds Of Thousands Of Cisco Devices

Hackers using NSA-related hacking tools could exploit a major cyber security vulnerability impacting hundreds of thousands of Cisco switches, …

The personality types that make the most and least amount of money

A lot of things determine how much money you make: your level of education, the job you choose to pursue, the company you work for, your hard skills, your performance, and your ability to negotiate.<p>But one thing you really have no control over that can affect your pay is your personality …

13 job-interview questions that can measure someone's emotional intelligence

"Emotional intelligence is the key to being really successful," he told Business Insider.<p>Perhaps that's why more and more companies are asking interview questions that are designed to measure a candidate's emotional intelligence— which is the ability to perceive, control, and evaluate emotions<p>Phil …

Emotional Intelligence