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“The World in 2030″ by Dr. Michio Kaku

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Dr. Boaz Almog: Quantum Levitation

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Biz Break: Tesla Motors expands in China, hits new stock high

Today: Tesla Motors signs a deal to build more than 400 new charging stations in China, and the company’s stock makes another record-breaking drive. Also: Apple hits more new records despite reports that wearable offering won’t appear until 2015.

The Lead: Tesla plans charging expansion in China

Tesla Motors announced a deal Friday with a wireless carrier that will nearly More

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Sugar Batteries Runs 10x Longer Than Lithium-ion Batteries

Scientists have successfully demonstrated a sugar ‘biobattery’ that converts chemical energy stored in sugar substrates into electricity.

“We are the first to demonstrate the complex oxidation of the biobattery’s sugar, so we achieve a near-theoretical energy conversion yield that no one else has reported,” said Y H Percival Zhang, chief science officer of Cell More

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Booming Electric Car Sales Have Become A Problem In Norway

Electric cars crowd the bus lane (L) during the morning rush hour towards Oslo at Hoevik, August 19, 2014

Oslo (AFP) – Ministers in Norway — a major and rich oil-producing country — are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.

“It’s become a problem,” said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Osl More

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‘Holy Grail’ Battery Scientist Explains Incredible Breakthrough

Yi Cui might just change the world. Last month the Stanford University professor of material science and his 50 strong team of researchers published a paper on the biggest battery breakthrough in decades – a self proclaimed ‘Holy Grail’. Now I speak to Cui to More

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We Are On The Verge Of An Electric Car Battery Breakthrough | ThinkProgress

CREDIT: AP Photo/Mel Evans

Electric vehicles are cool. They’re inexpensive to operate, can make our air cleaner, and help reduce the amount of climate change-causing gases released into the atmosphere. But right now, they’re also mostly just for rich people. The initial cost of buying the car, combined with their limited availability, is just too much for most people to justify making t More

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Corporate America Is Betting Big on Solar Energy – NASDAQ.com

Many people may still question the future of solar energy in the United States, but there’s little debate in corporate America over whether to go solar. What may surprise you is that the discussion has nothing to do with climate change.

Some of the largest and most influential companies in the country are spending billions of dollars to outfit their businesses with solar energy. And t More

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Habersham EMC adds electric vehicles to corporate fleet | AccessNorthGa

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Melbourne’s firstNational Drive Electric WeekEvent

By WFIT
The Space Coast Electric Vehicle Drivers and the City of Melbourne invite you to Melbourne’s firstNational Drive Electric WeekEvent. The event takes place Saturday, September 20th from 10 am to 3 pm at Melbourne City Hall.

This event is one of over 100 events taking place across the U.S., Canada, and Mexico in celebration of National Drive Electric Week which runs from More

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WFLX: Incentives states can offer to get Tesla factory

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Five states are on the short list for a $5 billion factory that Tesla Motors plans to build so it can crank out batteries for a new generation of electric cars.

The package of economic incentives that each state offers will help determine where Tesla builds the factory – Nevada, California, Texas, Arizona or New Mexico. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said the winning More

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What Happened to Tesla Motors, Inc.’s Battery Swapping? – NASDAQ.com

Over a year ago, Tesla announced a way owners could have a full charge in less than 90 seconds: battery swapping. The new technology would be dramatically faster than the current charge rate of 20 minutes for a 50% charge and 40 minutes for an 80% charge at Tesla’s Superchargers. But since the announcement, the technology hasn’t yet been made available to owners. Here is what we know a More

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Mount Washington Auto Road to host largest gathering of alternative-energy based vehicles in North America | New Hampshire Energy

GREEN’S GRANT – As all-electric cars become increasingly common, their popularity can be credited in part to events such as the Alt Energy Summit, which next month is hoping to bring the largest field of alternative-energy based vehicles in North America to the Mount Washington Auto Road, according to its organizers.

A three-wheeled board, the Tribey, was a popular attraction la More

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Booming electric car sales under fire in Norway, AsiaOne News

OSLO – Ministers in Norway — a major and rich oil-producing country — are under increasing public pressure to reduce perks and tax breaks for booming electric car sales.

“It’s become a problem,” said Erik Haugstad, a bus driver in the Oslo region who complains about the numerous electric cars clogging bus lanes, which they have the right to use in Norway. More

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New foundation aims to create first museum dedicated to electric vehicles

When a dozen or so historic electric vehicles gather next weekend in Kingman, Arizona, as part of the Route 66 International Festival, fans of the cars hope that their presence will amount to more than just a one-off car show and help lay the groundwork for the world’s first and only museum dedicated entirely to electric cars.

“I think everything is falling in place for this museum,” More

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Not-quite-Super: Tesla has been quietly building another charging network

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All the attention is going to Tesla’s Supercharger network, with huge expansion plans in North-America, Europe, and Asia over the next few years (the map below shows plans for 2015). Ju More

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Electric cars, new technology featured at summit next month | Home – Home

By Paula Tracy, Escape Outside Editor
Published On: Aug 29 2014 01:16:03 PM EDT
Updated On: Aug 30 2014 12:00:00 PM EDT

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Learn all about electric cars and new technology at the Alt Energy Summit at the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road, Sept. 13 and 14.

The event is free to the general public, and is expected to be one of the largest single More

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China Electric Vehicle Industry Report, 2014 — DUBLIN, Aug. 29, 2014 /PR Newswire UK/ –

With the implementation of fiscal subsidies, demonstration and popularization, purchase tax exemption, local barriers-dismantling and other favorable policies, China’s electric vehicle market has seen accelerated development. In the first half of 2014, China’s electric vehicle sales volume exceeded 20,000, more than the last year’s total. Based on this, the sales volume throughou More

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Daimler-BYD Start Production Of The Electric Vehicle Denza In China

China has introduced new incentives and subsidies for electric vehicle owners, as the country looks to reduce pollution, curb dependence on fuel and adopt more environmentally-friendly means of automotive development. Demand for electrically powered vehicles is rapidly rising around the world mainly due to a relatively less harmful impact on the environment, rising concerns over global warming and More

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How the World’s Fastest Electric Car Is Pushing Wireless Charging Tech | Motherboard

With the first ever season of Formula E revving up in China next month, it’s clear there’s more to electric cars than Tesla. But the race cars hitting the track in Beijing don’t have anything on the speed of Drayson Racing Technology’s Lola B12 69/EV, which holds the record for the world’s fastest lightweight electric car, and which uses the kind of power technologies that could More

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Visteon In troduces Industry-First Dual Compatible In-Vehicle Wireless Charging System for General Motors – MarketWatch

VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP, Mich., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation VC, +0.64% is debuting its first-to-market wireless charging system with General Motors. This unique solution uses inductive coupling technology to support both wireless charging standards – Power Matters Alliance (PMA)/Powermat® and Wireless Power Consortium (WPC)/Qi.

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Three years later, Fukushima radiation leaves towns eerily empty – CBS News

FUTABA, Japan – Every time Shuichi Saito goes home, he has to suit up to protect himself from radiation.

“We’re allowed in 15 times a year,” Saito told CBS News, on a trip back to his home near where a typhoon caused the Fukishima nuclear plant to leak dangerous amounts ofradiation three years ago. “But, as my home and grounds deteriorate, as the weeds take ove More

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China to offer tax breaks on electric cars, limited mostly to local brands – Yahoo News

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China said on Friday it would offer tax breaks on purchases of electric cars predominantly made by Chinese automakers, in its latest policy measure to boost green vehicles in the world’s biggest auto market, amid rising concern over pollution.

Last month, the official Xinhua news agency reported the government would stop levying sales tax on approved models More

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Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations

BEIJING (AP) — Tesla Motors Co. and a state-owned Chinese phone carrier announced plans Friday to build 400 charging stations for electric cars in a new bid to promote popular adoption of the technology in China.

Plans call for China Unicom Ltd. to provide space for construction and basic services in 120 cities while Tesla, based in Palo Alto, California, operates the stations. The two co More

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China to offer tax breaks on electric cars, limited mostly to local brands

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China said on Friday it would offer tax breaks on purchases of electric cars predominantly made by Chinese automakers, in its latest policy measure to boost green vehicles in the world’s biggest auto market, amid rising concern over pollution.

Last month, the official Xinhua news agency reported the government would stop levying sales tax on approved models More

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Tesla Motors, China Unicom to build charging facilities in 120 Chinese cities

SHANGHAI, Aug 29 (Reuters) – U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors said on Friday that it would partner with mobile carrier China Unicom to build electric car charging facilities in 120 Chinese cities.

The companies aim to build charging posts at 400 China Unicom outlets in 120 cities, and will also build super charging stations in 20 Chinese cities, Tesla’s China spokeswoman Pegg More

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Tesla Motors Looks To Install Massive Sign Near Fremont Plant

FREMONT (KPIX 5) — Billboards are a common sight along Bay Area freeways, but drivers along the Nimitz could be in for a surprise. Tesla is looking to install a billboard standing 40 feet tall and stretching 200 feet wide near its factory in Fremont.

The sign would be installed where there are currently a cluster of poles in an overgrown lot near Interstate 880.

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UEFA Champions League selects 100% electric vehicles as official transport

In a first for the UEFA Champions League, Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the competition, is bringing all-electric vehicles to the official UEFA vehicle fleet in the form of LEAF and e-NV200 vehicles.

Nissan has supplied the all-electric Nissan LEAF hatchback and newly launched e-NV200 light commercial van as part of the official UEFA shuttle service fleet for delegates, More

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National Plug In Week grows to 115 cities across 35 states for 2014

Record Number of Cities Observe 4th Annual National Drive Electric Week

Electric Car ride-and-drives to be offered coast to coast and beyond. Local organizers and sponsors include private and public sector leaders, volunteers and corporati More

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Strontium-90 from Fukushima found along west coast of N. America — “Plutonium… might be in the plume” — Scientist:

Newspaper: Strontium-90 from Fukushima found along west coast of N. America — “Plutonium… might be in the plume” — Scientist: There needs to be more monitoring… No sign radioactive releases from plant are going to stop

Haida Gwaii Observer (BC, Canada), Jan 7, 2014:

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Antarctic sea level rise could be more dramatic than earlier thought – expert

By Jamie Morton

The collapse of Antarctica’s ice sheets and resulting sea level rise could happen more swiftly and dramatically than previously believed, a visiting expert says.

Dr Michael Weber this week told a major conference in Auckland that past records suggested Antarctica’s contribution to sea level rise could be much greater than what was earlier understood.

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Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Sales Soaring in China

Chinese government’s efforts to promote electric and hybrid vehicles is started to pay off as production of these vehicles saw a huge surge during the first seven months of this year.

According to recently released data by the Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, production ofelectric and hybrid vehicles rose 280% during January through July 2014 over the same period l More

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