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Your Responses To Our Serious & Wacky Tesla Semi Questions (#ChartFun)

Just before the Tesla Semi unveiling, I ran a poll on what the unveiling would include. There were some wacky questions and potential answers as well as some serious ones. The wacky questions and answer choices made it perhaps my favorite piece of work in November. Yet, after a nearly sleepless night and all of the excitement and fun after the event, I forgot about the poll!

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BMW i3 sales halt, Model 3 video, lots of Porsche plugs, LA auto show news: The Week in Reverse

Which pair of European plug-in hybrids got bigger batteries and more rated range for 2018? What were the big stories from this week's surprisingly news-packed Los Angeles auto show? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, December 1, 2017. Friday, our Tesla-owning...

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Study sheds light on turbulence in astrophysical plasmas

Plasmas, gas-like collections of ions and electrons, make up an estimated 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe, including the sun, the stars, and the gaseous medium that permeates the space in between. Most of these plasmas, including the solar wind that constantly flows out from the sun and sweeps through the solar system, exist in a turbulent state. How this turbulence works remains a mystery; it's one of the most dynamic research areas in plasma physics. Now, two researchers have proposed a new model …

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Building the hardware for the next generation of artificial intelligence

On a recent Monday morning, Vivienne Sze, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, spoke with enthusiasm about network architecture design. Her students nodded slowly, as if on the verge of comprehension. When the material clicked, the nods grew in speed and confidence. “Everything crystal clear?” she asked with a brief pause and a return nod before diving back in. This new course, 6.S082/6.888 (

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Solar For Hospitals: Here’s What to Consider

A hospital is not just a place for healing; it's a place of discovery. It is not only a place to diagnose, but also to develop. It represents the community it serves and contributes to its health and prosperity. And as the second most-intensive users of energy around the country, it seems logical that hospitals […] The post Solar For Hospitals: Here's What to Consider appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Hacking functional fabrics to aid emergency response

Hazardous environments such as disaster sites and conflict zones present many challenges for emergency response. But the new field of functional fabrics — materials modified to incorporate various sensors, connect to the internet, or serve multiple purposes, among other things — holds promise for novel solutions. Over the weekend, MIT became a hotbed for developing those solutions. A three-day hackathon on campus brought together students and researchers from MIT and around Boston who developed functional …

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2018 Leaf electric car undisguised; EPA to tout coal; Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs, deposits: Today’s Car News

Today, more Tesla Model 3 news, coal may supplant climate change at the EPA, the fate of diesels could be dire, and big rigs won't be in the self-driving fast lane—and least not yet. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A Norwegian crew caught the 2018 Nissan Leaf electric car without camouflage during an advertising shoot. We asked our...

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Keystone XL Pipeline May Never Be Completed Due To A Lack Of Customers

There are lots of good reasons to oppose the Keystone XL pipeline, but in the end, it may never get built because there are a lack of customers rather than because of protests and lawsuits. Keystone XL Pipeline May Never Be Completed Due To A Lack Of Customers was originally published on

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Tamil Nadu, India, Generates Record Wind Power, Is Forced To Shut Down Thermal Plants

The monsoon season in India brings with it very high wind speeds, especially in the southern part of country. This year it has enabled record wind power generation in at least one of the states. Tamil Nadu, India, Generates Record Wind Power, Is Forced To Shut Down Thermal …

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Tesla’s won’t discuss net Model 3 reservations number; why?

One year ago today, a communications staffer (since departed) wrote that Tesla had received 373,000 reservations for its future Model 3—a number first issued in April 2016. In a splashy event for owners, fans, and media, a few dozen early-production Model 3 electric cars were delivered last Friday. During the year leading up to that event...

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India Begins Anti-Dumping Investigations On Imported Solar Modules

As India and China face off at the troubled international boundary around Tibet, India has opened anti-dumping investigations against Chinese solar module imports. Along with Chinese modules, those imported from Taiwan and Malaysia will also be covered under this investigation.

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EPA museum may axe climate-change display, add one on coal

The museum at the Environmental Protection Agency may soon be in for an overhaul to reflect the agenda of the Trump administration. It's no secret Scott Pruitt, current EPA administrator and climate-science denier, has worked to deregulate many of the agency's regulatory efforts to promote fossil fuels. That's part of Trump's campaign promise to...

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Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs, discovered by board member Steve Jurvetson

The few dozen 2017 Tesla Model 3 owners who've already taken delivery of their electric cars will find a few surprises inside if they look. The Silicon Valley automaker handed over the first examples of its new Model 3 to customers, one of whom happens to be Steve Jurvetson. Jurvetson is well known among the Tesla community not only because he...