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MIT, NASA engineers develop morphing wing

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A team of engineers has built and tested a radically new kind of airplane wing, assembled from hundreds of tiny identical pieces. The wing can morph to control the plane’s flight, and could provide a significant boost in aircraft production, flight, and maintenance efficiency, the researchers say.

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@LATimes Has 66 Year Old White Privileged Doyle McManus Pass Judgement On 77 Year Old White Privileged Bungling Biden’s Bad Behavior In Raging Display Of Irrelevancy & #ZeitgeistFAIL #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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New electric motor could eliminate transmissions

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It isn’t just batteries that are making big strides in electric cars. Several companies are also striving to make electric motors more efficient and powerful.

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Top five things we’ve learned this week

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Amidst the ongoing Brexit omishambles and April Fool’s shenanigans, this week we also learned that cats do actually recognise their own names

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FirstElement Fuel’s California hydrogen network receives $24M from Mitsui and Air Liquide; quadrupling its retail capacity

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FirstElement Fuel has secured $24 million to help fund the growth of its True Zero Hydrogen Network of retail stations in California, and thereby quadruple the company’s capacity to dispense retail hydrogen to customers of fuel cell electric vehicles.

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@LATimes Treats Saudi Terrorists Like Successful Business, But Homeland Security Calls For Climate Action #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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Lithium battery production set to grow 50 percent a year

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One of the biggest upcoming challenges for electric cars is having having an adequate supply of lithium batteries. A new report by Benchmark Minerals, first cited by CleanTechnica, shows battery makers are working quickly to meet growing demand for new lithium-ion battery cells from automakers. According to the company's Battery Factory Data. lithium-ion batteries

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Study finds air pollution caused by corn production increases mortality rate in US

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A new study finds that environmental damage caused by corn production results in 4,300 premature deaths annually in the United States, representing a monetized cost of $39 billion.

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Out-Of-Touch 19th Century Newspaper Asks Readers To “Mind Their Manners” Instead Of Destroying California Gold #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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EPA panel says air pollution not harmful

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It isn't just global warming emissions that the EPA plans to deregulate. At a meeting last Thursday, a key air quality standards board at the agency cast doubt on longstanding findings that particulate matter—the microscopic particles spewing from diesel tailpipes—can cause health problems leading to premature deaths. In the absence of. EPA air pollution Andrew Wheeler

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Could range anxiety be quashed by 2022?

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2020 Ford Escape to offer hybrid and PHEV variants

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Ford has revealed the 2020 Escape; the small SUV will make its first public appearance at the New York International Auto Show.

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@LATimes Buries Climate News In Saturday Edition Even Publisher @DrPatSoonShiong Doesn’t Read #JoeTakesOnTheNews

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President Trump derides electric cars, suggests “one car per family” with Green New Deal

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President Trump hasn’t minced his words—or his policy—in declaring that he doesn’t think electric cars are a good idea. At a Thursday night rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Trump took his electric-car criticism to a new (and somewhat hard-to-follow) level, jumping from jabs about the Green New Deal, to suggesting that the. Politics Donald Trump Green New Deal

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With so much emphasis on tech, will the car soon become a software product?

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There was an air of inevitability surrounding the recent announcement that BMW and Daimler would be partnering on a variety of new-generation mobility services going forward

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Public transport company VHH orders 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses; longer-range packs

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The public transport company Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) in Germany has ordered 16 units of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric city bus. The buses are expected to be delivered at the end of 2019. For the first time the buses features twelve battery packs with total capacity of 292 kWh.

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Lifecycle results for Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL vary widely depending on the power and hydrogen source

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The fuel cell plug-in hybrid Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL (combined hydrogen consumption: 0.34 kg/100 km, combined CO? emissions: 0 g/km, combined power consumption: 13.7 kWh/100 km) has successfully passed its 360° environmental check. The results have been verified by the TÜV Süd technical service.

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Volkswagen Group and Chinese manufacturer Ganfeng sign memorandum of understanding for long-term lithium supplies

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The Volkswagen Group and Ganfeng Lithium Co., GFL) registered in Jiangxi (China) have signed a memorandum of understanding on long-term lithium supplies for battery cells. Under the agreement, Ganfeng will supply lithium to the Volkswagen Group and its suppliers for the next ten years.

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Toyota providing nearly 24,000 licenses for vehicle electrification technologies royalty-free

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Toyota announced that it will grant royalty-free licenses on nearly 24,000 patents it holds (including some pending applications) for vehicle electrification-related technologies.

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More people in the vehicle means less fuel use per person: Comparing SUVs and cars

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by Michael Sivak. Compared with cars, SUVs consume more energy per vehicle mile. Consequently, SUVs emit more carbon dioxide per vehicle mile than do cars. However, in the United States, the typical occupancy is higher for SUVs than for cars.

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Cummins provides US Postal Service with 8 electric vans in California

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In March, Cummins began delivering eight Cummins-powered all-electric vehicles to the United States Postal Service (USPS) in California. The fully-electric Cummins PowerDrive equipped vans are expected to reduce fuel and maintenance costs as well as eliminate emissions.

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USDA study finds GHG from corn-based ethanol ~39% to 43% lower than from gasoline; reduction of >70% possible by 2022

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A new study released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) finds greenhouse gas emissions from corn-based ethanol are about 39% lower than gasoline.

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DOE announces $59M to accelerate advanced vehicle technologies research

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $59 million for new and innovative advanced vehicle technologies research.

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Volkswagen testing highly-automated driving in Hamburg; 5 specially equipped e-Golfs

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Volkswagen Group Research is testing automated vehicles in urban traffic in Hamburg. This is the first time Volkswagen has begun to test automated driving to Level 4 at real driving conditions in a major German city.

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SAIC demonstrating autonomous electric shuttle at UC Davis; data collection on behavioral response

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San Jose-based Shanghai Automotive Industrial Corporation’s (SAIC) Innovation Center is demonstrating its automated, all-electric shuttle around a defined loop of the solar-panel-lined West Village community as part of an agreement between the auto company and UC Davis.

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Dana showcasing fuel cell technology for public transportation systems at Hannover Messe

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Dana Incorporated is applying its fuel cell expertise to designing and manufacturing composite and metallic bipolar plates for public transportation systems, such as eBus and hydrail applications.

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BYD produces 300th electric bus in Lancaster; AVTA nears 1M emission-free miles

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BYD has produced its 300 th bus at its Lancaster, Calif. manufacturing plant. BYD is celebrating the milestone with its highly valued customer and neighbor Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA). AVTA is closing in on a landmark of its own: 1 million miles of zero-emission bus operations. AVTA expects to make that breakthrough in early May. The 300th bus is a 35-foot BYD K9S model transit bus. The vehicle is one of three built for Baton Rouge’s Capital Area Transit System (CATS).

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Rice team uses deep eutectic solvent to leach cobalt, lithium from spent Li-ion batteries

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The Rice University lab of materials scientist Pulickel Ajayan has used an environmentally friendly deep eutectic solvent to extract valuable elements from the metal oxides commonly used as cathodes in lithium-ion batteries.

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Daimler Trucks to acquire majority stake in Torc Robotics; SAE Level 4 trucks for US roads

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Daimler Trucks and Torc Robotics, a pioneer in autonomous driving solutions, are joining forces to commercialize highly automated trucks (SAE Level 4) on US roads.

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BMW Group and Microsoft launch Open Manufacturing Platform

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At Hannover Messe, Microsoft and the BMW Group announced a new community initiative to enable faster, more cost-effective innovation in the manufacturing sector. Manufacturing production and profitability can be hindered by complex, proprietary systems that create data silos and slow productivity. The Open Manufacturing Platform (OMP) is designed to break down these barriers through the creation of an open technology framework and cross-industry community.

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Researchers discover novel water-assisted approach to double or triple rate of furfural conversion

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Researchers at the University of Oklahoma, in collaboration with the University of Tulsa, have a novel approach for the water-assisted upgrading of the renewable chemical furfural, doubling or tripling the rate of conversion.

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Ericsson, Audi and Sick demonstrate human-robot interaction in realtime using 5G at Hannover Messe

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An the 2019 Hannover Messe, Ericsson, together with Audi and Sick (a leading provider of sensors for industrial automation), is demonstrating human-robot interaction in real time using 5G. In the future, wireless production robots and employees will work hand in hand. Real-time interaction is essential for smooth collaboration. The key to this, the partners say, is 5G technology with its low latency—i.e.,

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Ricardo Software adds new advanced electrification features to software suite with release 2019.1

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Ricardo Software announced major updates to its proprietary suite of computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation and analysis products. Now available for download by customers, Ricardo Software’s 2019.1

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Mercedes-Benz Cars lays foundation for a battery factory at the Untertürkheim site

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At the site of the Mercedes-Benz Untertürkheim plant in Germany, the construction of the battery factory at the Brühl sub-plant has begun with the symbolic foundation-laying ceremony. By the end of the decade, Mercedes-Benz Cars will produce high-efficiency traction batteries for future Mercedes-Benz electric vehicles of the EQ product and technology brand on 12,000 m 2 in a newly erected and carbon-neutral battery factory at Brühl.

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Poor air quality to remain a problem in India despite pollution control policies

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According to an independent study by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) and the Council on Energy, Environment, and Water (CEEW), more than 674 million Indian citizens are likely to breathe air with high concentrations of PM 2.5 in 2030 even if India were to comply with its existing pollution control policies and regulations.

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2020 Toyota Yaris Hatchback to debut at New York show; 40 mpg highway

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Toyota will introduce the all-new 2020 Yaris Hatchback at the New York International Auto Show this month. The vehicle gets its high appetite for fun and low appetite for fuel from a 1.5-liter inline four-cylinder engine that delivers 106 horsepower. Estimated highway fuel economy is 40 mpg US (5.88 L/100km). High-compression (12.0:1) 1) and direct fuel injection give the engine ultra-quick responsiveness that’s matched to the standard 6-speed automatic transmission.

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Pumped hydro could deliver 100 percent renewable electricity

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Achieving 100 percent renewable power, as Congressional Democrats' Green New Deal and other proposals around the world envision, will require a lot of energy storage. And while the cost and availability of a storage batteries has made significant progress lately, they may not be the best solution to store renewable energy. A new study by. renewable energy

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