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Wireless Charging and Autonomous Vehicles will Mobilize the Smart City

Wireless Charging and Autonomous Vehicles will Mobilize the Smart City

By Alex Gruzen, CEO of WiTricity

There’s no question that autonomous electric vehicles are coming. From Google and Uber to Tesla, BMW and Nissan, the world’s most innovative brands are conceiving and bringing to market entirely new modes of transportation that will revolutionize the ways in which we travel.

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Ethylene Carbonate-free Electrolytes Promise Less Oxidation and Better-performing Li-ion Cells

Ethylene Carbonate-free Electrolytes Promise Less Oxidation and Better-performing Li-ion Cells

A team led by celebrated battery boffin Professor Jeff Dahn at Dalhousie University has demonstrated that a common electrolyte additive is detrimental for Li-ion cells at high voltages, and suggest some alternatives.

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NAIAS AutoMobili-D Speaker and Symposium Applications Are Now Open

NAIAS AutoMobili-D Speaker and Symposium Applications Are Now Open

The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is launching AutoMobili-D, a new addition to NAIAS that will focus on the rapidly evolving mobility landscape. AutoMobili-D will run in conjunction with the 2017 NAIAS this January in Detroit.

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U.S. Startup Aims to Take Autonomous Cars to Next Level

U.S. Startup Aims to Take Autonomous Cars to Next Level

Driverless cars need to be capable not only of maneuvering safely in traffic but communicating their movements to other drivers or pedestrians, the U.S. startup says.

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Some People Really Don’t Like Monsanto

Some People Really Don’t Like Monsanto

May 25 will see marches all over the world protesting against Monsanto. They’re the smart guys who brought us Agent Orange (remember them now?) March Against Monsanto video, links and info below (including remix by Sista M and Anon #OpMonsanto…in case this is your gig!

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Yo…Don’t Be Fracking Me No Mo, Bro!

Yo…Don’t Be Fracking Me No Mo, Bro!

Are you concerned about fracking? Are you worried that fracking will have side effects that are not as rosy as Oil-n-Gas says? Or do you think fracking will create a idyllic, utopian environment for residents?

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Inequality…in the Land of Equality

Inequality…in the Land of Equality

I recently posted an article explaining why the US budget deficit is not the biggest issue facing the country.

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Chasing Ice: Retreating Glaciers

Chasing Ice: Retreating Glaciers

Personally I’ve always been fascinated with glaciers. I spent a fair amount of time ice climbing when I lived out in California – mostly on Mount Shasta. To be in the immense glacier environment gives one perspective.

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Tesla Unveils Batteries for Homes, Businesses

Tesla Unveils Batteries for Homes, Businesses

LOS ANGELES (Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc. CEO Elon Musk unveiled a suite of batteries to store electricity for homes, businesses and utilities, saying a greener power grid furthers the company’s mission to provide pollution-free energy.

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Corn Ethanol: Not the Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Corn)bread

Corn Ethanol: Not the Greatest Thing Since Sliced (Corn)bread

This is exactly the problem with corn ethanol. Just a few years ago corn ethanol was promoted endlessly by politicians of all flavors, industry processors, farmers organizations, lobbyists – you name it. Politicians famously promoted corn ethanol on the basis of fighting global warming. Now let me ask you…

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