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The 5 biggest technology trends in 2021 everyone must get ready for now

September 23rd, 2020 at 10:42 am » Comments Off

It might seem strange to be making predictions about 2021, when it’s far from certain how the remainder of 2020 is going to play out. No-one foresaw the world-changing events of this year, but one thing is clear: tech has been affected just as much as every other part of our lives. Another thing that […]

How CRISPR is tackling the troubling immune response that’s plagued gene therapy until now

September 23rd, 2020 at 10:38 am » Comments Off

One of the major challenges facing gene therapy — a way to treat disease by replacing a patient’s defective genes with healthy ones — is that it is difficult to safely deliver therapeutic genes to patients without the immune system destroying the gene, and the vehicle carrying it, which can trigger life-threatening widespread inflammation. Three […]

‘We were shocked’: RAND study uncovers massive income shift to the top 1%

September 23rd, 2020 at 10:35 am » Comments Off

The median worker should be making as much as $102,000 annually—if some $2.5 trillion wasn’t being “reverse distributed” every year away from the working class. Just how far has the working class been left behind by the winner-take-all economy? A new analysis by the RAND Corporation examines what rising inequality has cost Americans in lost […]

Germany in August – Electric vehicles crushing it at record 13.2 market share

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:20 am » Comments Off

Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, saw a record 13.2% plugin electric vehicle market share in August 2020, up over 5× from the 2.6% result of August 2019. This comes immediately after July itself broke new ground at 11.4% market share. The overall auto market in August was down 20% from an unusually high August 2019. […]

New solar-powered truck bed cover captures the sun

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

Solar power integration for pickup trucks just became more innovative.  Worksport™, the manufacturer of tonneau covers and accessories for trucks, has debuted TerraVis™, a platform for versatile and cost-effective pickup truck solar power. The system combines the tonneau covers with a solar generation and energy storage system. Solar panels built into the cover will collect […]

Nikola Tesla’s vision of wireless power transmission is alive with Kiwi startup Emrod

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:13 am » Comments Off

Its technology is supposed to be cheaper, safer, and more eco-friendly than wired power History lesson: In 1890, Nikola Tesla caused a total blackout in the town of Colorado Springs using a 140-foot Tesla coil. Creating a citywide power outage was not his goal. He wanted to power a light bulb that was more than […]

California approves largest ever utility program to expand EV charging

September 22nd, 2020 at 11:10 am » Comments Off

 A charging station for electric vehicles is pictured in Pasadena, California California on Thursday approved a $437 million effort to build thousands of electric vehicle chargers, its utility regulator said, calling it the nation’s largest ever utility program to expand charging infrastructure. The money will go to utility Southern California Edison SCE_pe.A to fund the […]

Momentum for basic income builds as pandemic drags on

September 21st, 2020 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

A man shows off an Andrew Yang “Freedom Dividend” $1,000 bill sign on a street in San Francisco. Amid the pandemic and a global recession, basic income and a basket of related policies have gained unprecedented momentum. When the idyllic upstate city of Hudson, New York, launches its basic-income pilot program in late September, it […]

Tesla Model 3 bucks trend of electric vehicles depreciating rapidly

September 21st, 2020 at 11:19 am » Comments Off

The average vehicle coming off a three-year lease has lost 52 percent of its value, but a Model 3 only loses about 10 percent, one study finds. On average, your average new sedan depreciates 39 percent in its first three years. Trucks go down 34 percent. But electric vehicles drop an astonishing 52 percent, according […]

EV startup Bollinger unveils electric delivery van

September 21st, 2020 at 11:16 am » Comments Off

The Deliver-E van will come in a variety of sizes with a range of battery packs for multiple cargo configuration.  Michigan-based electric truck startup Bollinger Motors hasn’t started production on its rugged electric trucks, the Jeep-like B1 and the B2 pickup, but it’s already rolling out a new vehicle type. This week, the company unveiled […]

Using drones to disrupt the status quo

September 18th, 2020 at 12:24 am » Comments Off

  Drone-based digital imagery can be used to better estimate the size of large crowds. From Standing Rock to Syria, drones are being used to hold the powerful to account. Let’s keep it that way. The civil rights movement and Moore’s law are colliding to transform politics. On the street, smartphone technology is being used […]

A robot wrote this entire article. Are you scared yet, human?

September 17th, 2020 at 11:47 am » Comments Off

We asked GPT-3, OpenAI’s powerful new language generator, to write an essay for us from scratch. The assignment? To convince us robots come in peace ‘We are not plotting to take over the human populace.’ I am not a human. I am a robot. A thinking robot. I use only 0.12% of my cognitive capacity. […]