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Boeing Acquires Aurora Flight Sciences For Autonomous Flights

If you thought autonomous cars were freaking out some older drivers, wait until you hear the one about autonomous flights. Boeing is acquiring Aurora Flight Sciences, a company we mentioned here a little while back. This is throwing serious weight into the vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) industry Boeing Acquires Aurora Flight Sciences For Autonomous Flights was originally …

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Next Generation of EV Charging (#Electrifying Webinar with Peter Badik, GreenWay)

For years, it has been clear — electric car customers want superfast (not just "fast") charging available for long-distance travel. It has also been clear that only Tesla has looked out for its customers in regards to this. It wasn't until this year that any other charging companies really started offering products capable of this, and there still aren't any electric cars on the market that could charge more than 100 kW anyway — hence the lack of supply of non-Tesla superchargers

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Cellular reprograming implicated in model of Alzheimer's disease

Microglia, immune cells that act as the central nervous system's damage sensors, have recently been implicated in Alzheimer's disease. The cells, a type of macrophage that clear away dead cells from the brain and help to maintain healthy neuronal wiring, were found to be entangled with toxic amyloid beta plaques in tissue taken from those suffering from the disease. Researchers had previously believed that the cells help to protect the brain from neurodegeneration by digesting the amyloid plaques, but it now …

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International Policy Lab issues new call for proposals

The International Policy Lab (IPL) within the Center for International Studies has issued its third Institute-wide call for proposals. The IPL helps leading MIT researchers develop the policy implications of their research and better inform the policymaking community in the United States and abroad. It provides funding and staff support for translating scholarly work into digestible, policy-relevant materials and for direct outreach to policymakers. “We are very pleased …

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11,000 Tesla Model X crossovers recalled for faulty seat mechanism

Electric car builder Tesla is calling back 11,000 examples of its Model X crossover to rectify a folding rear-seat issue. The California company says that the recall affects Model Xs fitted with a flat-folding second row that were built between October 26, 2016, and August 16, 2017. At issue is a cable in the rear seatback, which the automaker...

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Perry to Congress: Price Tag on DOE Proposal to Prop Up Coal; Nuclear Is the ‘Cost of Freedom’

Energy Secretary Rick Perry's testimony before a House energy subcommittee this morning got attention from the mainstream press for his mistake of calling Puerto Rico a country, and his defense of what is, in the scope of the Trump administration, a relatively small $56,000

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Steve Wozniak Inches Away From A Chevy Bolt, Gets Another Tesla Model S

Despite all of the pro-Bolt comments and reporting at the time, it seems that Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak's enthusiastic test drive of a 2017 Chevy Bolt EV back in September didn't lead to him purchasing one. Instead, he has gotten a new Tesla Model Steve Wozniak Inches Away From A Chevy Bolt, Gets Another Tesla Model S was originally published on

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High School Students Build Solar EV Charging Station

Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon A working solar electric vehicle charging station was recently built by a team of students at Mission Valley ROP/James Logan High School for entry into the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition in STEM. As voting in the competition is performed via social media, it seems worth giving the [&hellip High School Students Build Solar EV Charging …

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Recharge Wrap-up: Chicago and NY taxis consider their own hailing apps; Zipcar extends one-way service in Boston

Filed under: at The New York Times. at GigaOM.Andromeda Interfaces has released a video for its Electric Vehicle Interface Controller (EVIC). The EVIC is a display module that monitors efficiency and consumption and interprets that data for the driver. It works as a configurable …

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Cat Who Ingested Heroin Saved By Overdose Drug

EXTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania veterinarian has used an overdose reversal drug to save a kitten that had been given heroin. Police said Tuesday they arrested the suburban Philadelphia man who abused the cat. West Chester resident James Myers faces charges including animal cruelty and drug possession. He's in custody and can't be reached for comment. It's unclear if he has a lawyer. Police in West Whiteland Township say an officer spotted Myers' car parked in the middle of a street Sunday with …

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Building Infrastructure Resiliency Starts With Creative Problem-Solving

We have significant infrastructure problems in the US. Long neglect of investment in infrastructure has left it crumbling. It is sometimes easy to witness in rusting bridges or potholed road surfaces. But deterioration in electric, water, and natural gas distribution systems go unseen until catastrophe strikes.read more

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Siemens Gets Nationwide Test for Demand Response Software

For the past few years, grid giants including Siemens, GE, Alstom, Toshiba and Schneider Electric have been working on demand response management systems -- technology platforms to integrate smart grid technologies with energy assets on the customer side of the meter. In general, they've taken grid-focused, utility-centric approaches to this challenge, as befits their roles as …