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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 […]



In-Ear device translates foreign languages in real time

May 25th, 2016 at 4:14 pm » Comments Off

Most of us have found ourselves in the awkward situation of trying to communicate in a foreign language. Sometimes it’s funny, embarrassing or downright disastrous. Thanks to a new translation device that easily fits into your ear, the days of struggling to speak the local lingo might soon be a thing of the past.



Take a Selfie with Fastest-3D Printed InMoov Robot Ever

May 25th, 2016 at 3:57 pm » Comments Off

The Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, New Jersey, will have a special guest taking selfies and playing “Simon Says” with visitors, courtesy of the Hoboken-based Stevens Institute of Technology. The LSC recently approached the school about 3D printing an interactive and educational robot for a new exhibition. Together, they settled on 3D printing the open sourced InMoov robot […]



Powerwall is Tesla’s new idea for harnessing and storing green energy

May 19th, 2016 at 1:12 pm » Comments Off

Powerwall will harness energy from renewable sources and make it available for household use or make it available on a distributed grid . The battery would store energy when demand is low and release it during peak periods when energy supplied by large power stations is expensive.



6.3 million liters of drinkable seawater made per day by scientists in India

May 16th, 2016 at 11:45 am » Comments Off

A new filtration method has allowed scientists in India to make potable water from seawater. 6.3 million litres made by using waste steam from a nuclear reactor to purify the water. The filtration methods also filter out arsenic and uranium from groundwater.  



A three year old startup has reached a million users with an ‘Instagram for doctors’

April 13th, 2016 at 7:18 am » Comments Off

Last month, a Toronto startup, Figure 1, reached a million users, double the amount it had seven months ago. Now more than a million health-care professionals use the platform, that is similar to Instagram, to share images of patient ailments, without identifiable information, to other doctors from around the world, to seek opinions and get […]



Japan’s first electric car without a battery

March 23rd, 2016 at 10:15 am » Comments Off

Toyohashi University of Technology and Taisei Corp unveiled the first electrical car in the world that will run without a battery. The electric car will receive its charge from an electrified road.



Study finds Immigrants are driving billion-dollar startups

March 22nd, 2016 at 8:20 am » Comments Off

They’re creating an average of 760 U.S. jobs each, the study finds. Space X’s Elon Musk, Zenefits’ Laks Srini, Uber’s Garrett Camp, and Palentir’s Peter Thiel are all founders of billion-dollar startups and they’re also all immigrants.



Hyperloop aims for Europe launch by 2020

March 21st, 2016 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

Thanks to an agreement recently announced, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia are all set to benefit from Elon Musk’s futuristic transportation system. The tubular transportation system of the future, hyperloop, is headed for Europe.



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