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Electric truck maker Nikola raises $2.3 billion in first month

June 24th, 2016 at 10:45 am » Comments Off

Nikola Motor Company is an American manufacturer that wants to build electric semis. They recently announced that they raised $2.3 billion in the first month since they opened their pre-sales.



Elon Musk’s new details on his ‘mind blowing’ mission to Mars

June 21st, 2016 at 9:59 am » Comments Off

Since Elon Musk founded a start-up space company over 14 years ago, the goal has always been the same: Establishing a colony on Mars. You’ll be amazed at how he’s planning to get there.



Welcome to Larry Page’s Secret Flying-Car Factories

June 21st, 2016 at 9:50 am » Comments Off

Silicon Valley developed a fleeting infatuation with a startup called Zee.Aero not too long ago. The company had set up shop right next to Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., because Google tightly controls most of the land in the area. A reporter spotted patent filings showing Zee.Aero was working on a small, all-electric plane […]



Robots could be the future of mail

June 17th, 2016 at 9:10 am » Comments Off

Despite the hype, drones may be only one small part of the future of post. It’s expected that not only drones but self-driving trucks may be the next big thing in mail delivery.



The UK gets its first driverless car insurer

June 17th, 2016 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

As cars have gained more assistive driving features, many questions have been raised as to how driverless vehicles will be insured. If someone has an accident while being piloted by an autonomous car, who is at fault? The driver? The car itself ?



Norway might become the first to ban gas-powered cars

June 16th, 2016 at 2:35 pm » Comments Off

The US is only now warming up to the idea of electric cars and other eco-friendly modes of transportation,  however Norway is whole-heartedly embracing them. It might become the first country to actually ban the sale of gas-powered vehicles in its aim to reach zero vehicle emissions by 2025.



Wireless charging for electric vehicles has finally hit the road

June 16th, 2016 at 2:29 pm » Comments Off

I’m on a bus headed for Bletchley Park, however I’m not going to visit the UK’s second-world-war code breaking centre.  In fact, I’m just along for the ride. I’m on an electric bus that is one of the first vehicles to use inductive charging technology. Its batteries charge wirelessly when the bus stops to pick up […]



Tesla’s inspired over a dozen new electric vehicle rivals

May 27th, 2016 at 9:12 am » Comments Off

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then Elon Musk should be blushing. On top of the increased competition from big auto manufacturers, there are now many venture-backed startups that are kicking tires within the electric vehicle industry. According to Tracxn, a startup intelligence platform, some of Tesla’s rivals include Faraday Future, NextEV, and Atieva.



Lithium-air catalyst could make car and phone batteries last five times longer

May 26th, 2016 at 3:14 pm » Comments Off

US and South Korean scientists discovered catalyst materials that could make it possible to create lithium-air (Li-Air) batteries that can potentially store five times more power than lithium-ion (Li-On) batteries do today. Lithium-air batteries work by taking oxygen from the air and then using it in chemical reactions that will produce electricity, rather than storing an […]



What “Sleep” Will Be Like in the future

May 24th, 2016 at 9:25 am » Comments Off

Futurists are accustomed to launching headfirst into some very complex subjects, but even the most high-minded and enthusiastic of prognosticators may take a pass when it comes to dealing with the future of sleep. That’s no cop out, it’s just that we humans — those in the developed world at least — maintain such a […]



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