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Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider

To avoid regulatory and tax burdens, many ICOs choose their country as carefully as they choose their blockchain base. Given that cryptocurrencies are inherently without country and every regulatory experience is new, this is more reasonable than with IPOs, where both currency and IPO experience in a specific country matter more

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NIO Officially Launches All-Electric ES8 SUV — 70 kWh Battery Pack, RMB 448,000 (~$67,700) Before Incentives

As promised, NIO has now officially launched its new all-electric SUV, the ES8, in China. The 7-seat plug-in electric SUV — which features a base price of RMB 448,000 (~$67,700)… NIO Officially Launches All-Electric ES8 SUV — 70 kWh Battery Pack, RMB 448,000 (~$67,700) Before Incentives was originally published on

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Quanergy Facility To Mass Produce Solid-State LiDAR Sensors Opens

The solid-state LiDAR sensor manufacturer Quanergy has now opened its first facility to mass produce solid-state LiDAR sensors for the automotive industry (amongst others). The new production factory makes Quanergy the first in the LiDAR sector to begin manufacturing cost-effective LiDAR sensors in volume — by the accounting of Quanergy at any rate (it's seemingly true, to be fair here)

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How badly do you want something? Babies can tell

Babies as young as 10 months can assess how much someone values a particular goal by observing how hard they are willing to work to achieve it, according to a new study from MIT and Harvard University. This ability requires integrating information about both the costs of obtaining a goal and the benefit gained by the person seeking it, suggesting that babies acquire very early an intuition about how people make decisions. “Infants are far from experiencing the world as a ‘blooming, buzzing confusion,'” says …

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A faster way to make Bose-Einstein condensates

The world of an atom is one of random chaos and heat. At room temperatures, a cloud of atoms is a frenzied mess, with atoms zipping past each other and colliding, constantly changing their direction and speed. Such random motions can be slowed, and even stopped entirely, by drastically cooling the atoms. At a hair above absolute zero, previously frenetic atoms morph into an almost zombie-like state, moving as one wave-like formation, in a quantum form of matter known as a Bose-Einstein condensate. Since …

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An 8 Hour Road Trip In A Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van

In light of the just announced 150—350 kW High Power Charge system from ABB being presented in Stuttgart, Germany, this month, I think this story needs to be told now, before it is so outdated no one will care An 8 Hour Road Trip In A Nissan e-NV200 Electric Van was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Tesla Sacks Several Hundred Employees

As part of a company-wide annual review, Tesla has fired around 400 employees -- including supervisors, team leaders, and common associates -- according to a former employee who spoke with Reuters in an interview Tesla Sacks Several Hundred Employees was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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San Francisco’s Air Quality Was As Bad As Beijing’s On Thursday

Those living in the US who want to know how bad it can get as far as air pollution goes, or for that matter what it's like to live in the cities of Northern China, may want to pay attention to what's happening in the San Francisco Bay Area San Francisco's Air Quality Was As Bad As Beijing's On Thursday was originally published on

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Australian Gullen Range Hybrid Solar & Wind Farm is Now Generating Energy for the Grid

Gullen Range is one of a number of co-located wind and solar projects that are being built in order to share infrastructure such as roads, power lines and telecommunications, and so lower costs, and also because of the way their output can complement the other Australian Gullen Range Hybrid Solar & Wind Farm is Now Generating Energy for the Grid was originally …

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Tesla Semi Pushed Back To Focus On Model 3 & Batteries For Puerto Rico

The unveiling of the Tesla Semi has been pushed back three weeks so the company can focus on solving Model 3 production bottlenecks and make more Powerwall units for storm-ravaged islands in the Caribbean. Tesla Semi Pushed Back To Focus On Model 3 & Batteries For Puerto Rico was originally published on CleanTechnica. …

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How we recall the past

When we have a new experience, the memory of that event is stored in a neural circuit that connects several parts of the hippocampus and other brain structures. Each cluster of neurons may store different aspects of the memory, such as the location where the event occurred or the emotions associated with it. Neuroscientists who study memory have long believed that when we recall these memories, our brains turn on the same hippocampal circuit that was activated when the memory was originally formed. However, MIT …