Electricity
Could this off-the-grid technology be the future of electricity?  CBC · 1 hour
In this week's issue of our environment newsletter, we look at an off-grid power company, driving an electric... more
Make fried foods sans the guilt with a discounted Dash Air Fryer  Windows Central · 16 hours
What's cookin', good lookin'? Amazon has a few different Dash Compact Electric Air Fryers available for $59.49, which saves you 15% on the normal... more
German Report Says 'Apple Car' Could Arrive in Form of Electric Van  MacRumors · 18 hours
The so-called "Apple Car" may not be a car after all, but rather an electric van, according to German site Manager Magazin. LiDAR-equipped Apple... more
How to freeze heat conduction  SCIENCE DAILY · 17 hours
The thermoelectric effect can turn waste heat into electrical energy. To make use of it, special materials with unusual properties are required. A remarkable effect has now been demonstrated, which can explain the particularly low thermal conductivity of... more
Tesla's Top Lawyer Leaves Two Months Into the Job  Gadgets 360 · 1 day
Tesla said on Wednesday its general counsel Dane Butswinkas is leaving the electric carmaker just two months into the job. more
Transit app Citymapper wants to simplify public transport with a weekly subscription  THE VERGE · 2 days
Getting around a global city like London, New York, or Shanghai has become vastly more complicated in recent years. In addition to public transport... more
Check out this list of tools before you tinker with your PC  Windows Central · 2 days
Upgrading your old PC or building a new PC doesn't have to be a stressful experience. In fact, many people enjoy the time they... more
Physicists 'flash-freeze' crystal of 150 ions  nanowerk · 2 days
Physicists have 'flash-frozen' a flat crystal of 150 beryllium ions (electrically charged atoms), opening new possibilities for simulating magnetism at the quantum scale and sensing signals from mysterious dark matter. more
Porsche Taycan production forecast may be ‘conservative’  TechCrunch · 2 days
Porsche’s production forecast for its first all-electric vehicle may be too conservative, the company’s head of production said this week. Porsche has targeted 20,000 Taycan electric vehicles for the first year of production. But... more
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio adds three new companies to infrastructure tech portfolio  TechCrunch · 3 days
Macquarie Capital Venture Studio, the infrastructure-focused accelerator affiliated with the nearly $500 billion-dollar investment firm, Macquarie Group, has added three companies to its portfolio.... more
Leviton’s new smart Load Center brings app control to your circuit breakers  THE VERGE · 3 days
Leviton has announced a new version of its Load Center breaker box for homes, and it’s adding an integrated Wi-Fi or Ethernet hub that... more
Renewable energy generation with kites and drones  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic... more
Graphene 'sandwich' key to new electronics  nanowerk · 3 days
Researchers solved one of the challenges of making graphene nano-electronics effective: to carve out graphene to nanoscale dimensions without ruining its electrical properties. This allowed them to achieve electrical currents orders of magnitude higher than previously... more
Nissan’s old Leaf batteries can power this smart pop-up camper for one week  TechCrunch · 3 days
Nissan has turned its old Leaf batteries into an off-grid camping companion. The automaker’s Nissan Energy subsidiary worked with camper manufacturer Opus... more
Stay lit with Tacklife's discounted Electric Arc Lighter for $8  Windows Central · 4 days
This is the last lighter you'll ever need. Disposable lighters are a thing of the past. These days, you can pick up an electric lighter, usually for less... more
SeaBubbles shows off its ‘flying’ all-electric boat in Miami  TechCrunch · 5 days
We were promised flying cars but, as it turns out, flying boats were easier to build. SeaBubbles, a “flying” boat startup that uses electric power instead of gas, hit Miami... more
Amazon Invests in Rivian, an Aspiring Tesla Rival  Gadgets 360 · 6 days
The Rivian deal comes as its much larger electric car manufacturing rival, Tesla Inc, struggles to stabilise production. more
US seeks ways to recycle lithium batteries in cars, phones  ABC NEWS · 6 days
US seeks ways to develop lithium-ion battery recycling to address global demand, potential shortages of materials for electric vehicle, phone batteries more
Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor  THE VERGE · 7 days
A robot outfitted with remotely controlled pinchers poked at debris that’s suspected to contain molten nuclear fuel at... more
Tacklife's discounted electric screwdriver can help finish your projects  Windows Central · 7 days
Home improvement. The Tacklife SDP60DC cordless electric screwdriver is down to $11.95 with code 5DVGN9KF on Amazon. The screwdriver is $19 without the code and more regularly sells for around... more
Amazon leads $700M round in electric automaker Rivian  TechCrunch · 7 days
Rivian, the electric automaker that debuted its first two vehicles just three months ago, has raised $700 million in a round led by Amazon . The news follows a report earlier this... more
Lightning Motorcycle teases the forthcoming Strike's electric motor - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
The Strike could be poised to make things very tough on the likes of Zero and Harley-Davidson when it launches next month. more
Everything you need to know about GM’s new electric bikes  TechCrunch · 1 week
General Motors announced last year it was getting into the electric bike business. But besides a crowdsourcing name competition and a few teasers, details were scant. Now, GM... more
Spintronics by 'straintronics'  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Data storage in magnetic media is very energy consuming. Novel materials could reduce the energy needed to control magnetic memories thus contributing to a smaller carbon footprint of the IT sector. Now an international team has observed at the HZB... more
General Motors starts taking orders for its first e-bike  THE VERGE · 1 week
Last November, General Motors said it would start making electric bicycles, and it announced a crowdsourcing campaign to... more
Spintronics by 'straintronics'  nanowerk · 1 week
Switching superferromagnetism with electric-field induced strain. more
Roadshow's long-term 2018 Nissan Leaf in the Polar Vortex - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
Our little blue electric hatch tackles winter's worst head-on with a little help from the Finns. more
Taking diamond qubits for a spin  nanowerk · 1 week
Scientists use implanted silicon ions and electricity to increase the spin time of quantum bits, moving closer to the tech needed for quantum networks. more
Tesla Adds 'Sentry Mode' Safety Feature to Its Electric Cars  Gadgets 360 · 1 week
The feature will be compatible with US Model 3 vehicles, followed by Model S and Model X vehicles that were manufactured after August 2017. more
North Korea exploring sanctions-proof energy technologies  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Electricity-strapped North Korea explores ambitious alternative energy sources that could greatly reduce its reliance on imports and its vulnerability to sanctions more
Audi teases its Q4 E-Tron concept ahead of its Geneva debut - Roadshow  CNET · 1 week
The next step in Audi's electric onslaught will be a small crossover, if these drawings are to be belived. more
Check out the first interior view of Honda’s Urban EV prototype  TechCrunch · 1 week
Honda has been teasing its all-electric urban vehicle in 2017, when the automaker showed off its vision of the future — that had a distinct 1970s... more
Lime loses appeal to operate electric scooters in SF  TechCrunch · 1 week
Lime, similar to its competitors Spin and JUMP, just got word that while its appeal to operate electric scooters in phase one of San Francisco’s pilot program was denied, it... more
Xiaomi electric scooter reportedly vulnerable to hijacking hack - CNET  CNET · 1 week
Flaw could allow hackers to remotely take control of the vehicle, including acceleration and braking, a researcher says. more
Using artificial intelligence to engineer materials' properties  nanowerk · 1 week
New system of 'strain engineering' can change a material?s optical, electrical, and thermal properties. more
At the rim: Mods to nanotubes help filter salt from seawater  nanowerk · 1 week
The ability of carbon nanotubes to filter sodium while still allowing water to pass through can depend on many factors, including their diameters and the interactions... more
Quantum strangeness gives rise to new electronics  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Quantum interference effects can cause substantial variation in the conductance properties of molecule-scale devices. By controlling the quantum interference, researchers showed that electrical conductance of a single molecule can be fine-tuned over two orders... more
Researchers find way to stabilize color of light in halide perovskites  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Physicists has found a way to stabilize the color of light being emitted from a promising class of next-generation materials that researchers believe could be the... more
Xiaomi-backed electric toothbrush Soocas raises $30 million Series C  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
China’s Soocas continues to jostle with global toothbrush giants as it raises 200 million yuan ($30 million) in a series C funding round. The Shenzhen-based oral care manufacturer has secured the... more
Extreme weather is sucking the life from your electric car  THE VERGE · 2 weeks
As more affordable and longer-range electric cars hit the market, the long-predicted shift to battery-powered transportation... more
One of Tesla’s biggest investors upped its stake by more than $30M  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
Baillie Gifford  & Co., the second-biggest shareholder of Tesla stock and the , has increased its stake in the electric automaker and energy storage company. A regulator... more
Tesla Model 3 European deliveries have Autopilot turned off - Roadshow  CNET · 2 weeks
Here's why the first examples of the electric sedan are arriving on the continent without a key feature. more
AAA: Cold weather can cut electric car range over 40 percent  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A new study finds that cold temperatures can sap electric car batteries, temporarily reducing their range by more than 40 percent when interior heaters are used more
Investigation finds e-scooters a cause of 1,500+ accidents  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
An investigation by Consumer Reports may force electric scooter businesses to double back on safety measures. more
Lyft offers electric vehicle options for riders, drivers  CBC · 2 weeks
The ride-hailing company is launching the feature first in Seattle and then in other cities. The option will show up... more
Nano-infused ceramic could report on its own health  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Ceramics with networked nanosheets of graphene and white graphene would have the unique ability to alter their electrical properties when strained. The surprising ability could lead to new types of structural sensors. more
Untangling a strange phenomenon that both helps and hurts lithium-ion battery performance  nanowerk · 2 weeks
New research offers the first complete picture of why a promising approach of stuffing more lithium into battery cathodes leads to their failure. A... more
SF also denies JUMP’s electric scooter appeal  TechCrunch · 2 weeks
A neutral hearing officer in the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has denied Uber -owned JUMP’s appeal regarding the SFMTA’s decision to not provide JUMP a permit to operate shared electric scooters in the... more
Tesla’s $218M Maxwell acquisition aims to give its batteries a boost  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Tesla has acquired energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries... more
Tesla’s Maxwell acquisition aims to gives its batteries a boost  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Tesla has acquired energy storage company Maxwell Technologies in an all-stock deal valued at $218 million, a deal aimed at helping the electric automaker improve its batteries and lower... more
VW’s Electrify America will use Tesla battery packs to lower charging costs  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Electrify America, the entity set up by Volkswagen as part of its settlement with U.S. regulators over its diesel emissions cheating scandal, plans to install... more
In quest for better batteries, Tesla buys Maxwell Technologies  CBC · 3 weeks
Tesla has agreed to buy energy storage company Maxwell Technologies for $218 million US in an all-stock deal... more
Lime beefs up its executive team with a CTO and CMO  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Micromobility startup Lime, the company that operates shared electric scooters and bikes, has brought on its first chief marketing officer and appointed its first chief technology... more
Engineers harvest heart's energy to power life-saving devices  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Using a dime-sized invention, the kinetic energy of the heart can be converted into electricity to power a wide-range of implantable devices. more
Bird CEO on scooter startup copycats, unit economics, safety and seasonality  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The electric scooter CEO shed light on the issues plaguing the micromobility industry and what's next for the high-flying startup. more
Musk Not Worried About Tesla Model 3 Demand, Wall Street Thinks Otherwise  Gadgets 360 · 3 weeks
Musk said he sees higher demand for the Model 3, as the electric car maker begins to ship cars to Europe and Asia from... more
Graphene crinkles can be used as 'molecular zippers'  nanowerk · 3 weeks
New research shows that electrically charged crinkles in layered graphene can be useful in the directed self- assembly of molecules. more
Hybrid electricity system would reduce rates, improve service  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
A new distribution system would reduce electricity prices by more than five per cent while also improving service reliability. more
Layered 2D materials: Maximizing the potential of MXenes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
New research shows how to customize the properties of materials called MXenes, which have displayed exceptional abilities to conduct electricity and block electromagnetic radiation. more
Volkswagen teases an all-electric dune buggy concept  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Volkswagen revealed its new electric dune buggy concept vehicle, a modern reinterpretation of the classic American dune buggies that were first created... more
Tesla says the Model Y is coming in 2020  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
The Tesla Model Y — the SUV electric vehicle that CEO Elon Musk has been teasing and talking about since 2015 — will begin volume production by the end of... more
With its Greenlots acquisition, Shell is moving from gas stations to charging stations  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
In a bid to show that it’s getting ready for the electrification of American roads, Royal Dutch Shell is buying Greenlots, a... more
Electric scooter startup Grin merges with Brazil-based Yellow  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Consolidation in the micromobility space has arrived — in Brazil, at least. A few months after Y Combinator-backed Grin merged its electric scooter business with Brazil-based Ride, it’s now merging with Yellow,... more
Tesla posts back-to-back profits for the first time  THE VERGE · 3 weeks
Tesla made a $139 million profit in the fourth quarter of 2018, the first time the electric automaker has ever... more
SF denies Spin’s appeal to operate electric scooters, but offers some hope  TechCrunch · 3 weeks
Spin, the electric scooter company recently bought by Ford, still won’t be able to operate in San Francisco. Well, at least for now. This... more
A sustainable and recyclable carbon nanotubes thermoelectric paper  nanowerk · 3 weeks
The device, produced by bacteria, takes advantage of the residual heat and transforms it into electricity for innovative sensing applications. more
Juice up the outdoors with Harley-Davidson's electric bike concepts - Roadshow  CNET · 3 weeks
While they haven't been earmarked for production, it'd be a smart way to improve H-D's reach. more
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Robot squeezes suspected nuclear fuel debris in Fukushima reactor
THE VERGE
Electric scooters popular with ride-sharing services can be hacked to suddenly accelerate or brake
THE VERGE
Harley-Davidson’s electric scooter concept is more exciting than its electric motorcycle
THE VERGE
Amazon has made its own autonomous six-wheeled delivery robot
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