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New chapter for theater at MIT opens with “Everybody,” a morality play for our time

“Everybody,” the inaugural performance in MIT's new theater building, is a 2017 play based on “Everyman,” the venerable 15th century English morality play. As performed last week at MIT, “Everybody” at once updates a masterwork from the distant past, and represents the future — the great range of new arts opportunities that the new Building W97 is making possible at MIT. Speaking at a preview performance of “Everybody,” Institute Professor Marcus Thompson said, “It's hard to describe the thrill of the MIT performing …

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A Chat With Greenlots CEO Brett Hauser About Utility-Owned EV Chargers

The transition from internal combustion vehicles to electrified vehicles is shattering business models in automotive manufacturing, the entire global oil industry, and a handful of tangential industries like electricity generation, energy storage, and shipping, among others

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Want To Regain Democracy? Talk *Politics* & *Policy*

If you are watching the attacks on US democracy closely, it's a bit shocking. Basic elements of the US Constitution and a functional democracy are attacked on a daily basis. There are attacks on an independent judicial systems, attacks on independent media (which is essential to provide societal checks on political power — Thomas Jefferson said it was more critical than government itself), attacks on individuals who express different viewpoints, and attacks on free speech and the idea of discussion at all

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Best Car To Buy 2018; Tesla Semi, Roadster; VW e-Golf driven; electric-car tax credit: The Week in Reverse

What strong new competitor to the Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid will go on sale December 1? Which vehicle did we name our Green Car Reports Best Car To Buy 2018? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, November 17, 2017. Friday, we covered all the news from the unveiling...

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Germany’s CSU/CDU Might Compromise Further On Climate Policies To Foster Coalition Deal With Greens, Reportedly

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Social Union/Christian Democratic Union (CSU/CDU) will be willing to compromise further on climate change policies in order to broker a coalition formation deal with the Greens, a party spokesperson has revealed

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Volkswagen AG partners with JAC for $12 Billion Chinese electric car push

Volkswagen $12 Billion investment Bloomberg reports that Volkswagen has outlined its electric vehicle investments in China with an announcement of investment of $12 billion over the next 7 years with its Chinese joint venture partner JAC (Anhui Jianghuai Automobile). JAC a relatively unknown company in the west have had an electric range of cars under the [&hellip Volkswagen AG partners …

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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Governments Should Start Putting Public Health Warning Labels On Fossil Fuels

The former governor of California — and of course film actor, producer, and body builder, as well — Arnold Schwarzenegger has issued a public challenge to governments around the world to start putting public health warning labels on fossil fuels similar to the ones now found on cigarette packages

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Tesla Semi: 500-mile range, lower running costs than diesel… and it’s fast

The long-awaited Tesla Semi electric truck was unveiled Thursday night and it promises to shake up the shipping industry by significantly reducing the cost of transporting goods from point-to-point. Tesla CEO Elon Musk unveiled the Semi at a private event in California, where he touted a 500-mile range when loaded to 80,000-pound maximum weight...

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Tesla Roadster is back: 0-60 in 1.9 seconds, 620-mile range

What's old is new again. The Tesla Roadster is back, company CEO Elon Musk revealed Thursday night at a special event in California. Forget about the old, Lotus-derived Roadster. This latest 2020 Tesla Roadster is shapely, sprints from 0-60 mph in just 1.9 seconds, 0-100 mph in 4.2 seconds, and boasts a 620-mile range. MORE: Tesla Model 3 delays...

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3 Questions: Lisa Parks on drones, warfare, and the media

Drones have become a common part of warfare — but their use remains a subject of public contention. Lisa Parks, a professor in MIT's program in Comparative Media Studies/Writing and director of its Global Media Technologies and Cultures Lab, has spent extensive time analyzing this public debate. Now, she has co-edited a new volume examining the subject, while contributing a piece to it herself. The book, “

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A new way to store thermal energy

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in the evening when the sun is down, using fuel — such as wood, brush or dung — that is collected with significant time and effort. Now, a new chemical composite developed by researchers at MIT could provide an alternative. It could be used to store heat from the sun or any other source during the day in a kind of thermal battery, and it could release the heat when needed, for example for …

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Tesla Semi Truck — Everything You Need To Know (Hot! From The Unveiling Event!)

We are live updating this post. Bunch of images and specs being added as they come. Extra notes for other vehicles: There's a pickup truck version of the Tesla Semi that can carry a normal pickup itself. Next Tesla Roadster (just the prototype) breaks practically every record for a production vehicle that you can think [&hellip