In yet another example of the way that the electric vehicle market in China seems to be exploding in a way that others aren't, Alibaba and Foxconn have led the recent, 2.2 billion yuan (~$347 million) funding round for the startup manufacturer Xiaopeng Motors.
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The redesigned Nikola Two electric truck. (Photo: Nikola) Hydrogen-electric semi-truck startup Nikola Motor Co. plans to build a $1 billion factory in a Phoenix suburb. The company detailed its plans Tuesday in a joint announcement with Arizona Governor Doug Ducey.
A state regulator wants the majority of Arizona's electricity to come from clean energy sources by 2050.On Tuesday, Arizona Corporation Commissioner Andy Tobin released a plan that would give Arizona one of the most aggressive renewable energy goals in the country: 80 percent by 2050.
Rapid development of self-driving vehicles, artificial intelligence and robotics are expected to aggravate inequality, as wealth goes to those who own the robots. Technologists and politicians are proposing solutions like universal basic income and job retraining to keep job displacement from leading to poverty and homelessness.
Seegrid, which makes self-guided vehicles for materials handling, is the latest robotics company to announce record-setting results for 2017. The company's revenue and profit milestones track broader trends for industrial robotics companies helping fill automation gaps in a number of growing industries.
Compared with other bus system's in North America, New York City's is gigantic. It daily serves over two million passengers across all five boroughs with 5,700 buses, 330 routes, and 16,000 stops, and it operates in a uniquely hostile environment of stop-and-go traffic. The average NYC bus travels only 7.4 miles per hour-one of the slowest...
European lawmakers have backed measures that would substantially raise the European Union's clean-energy ambitions. By 2030, more than one-third of energy consumed in the EU should be from renewable sources such as wind and solar power, the European Parliament says - up from the existing target of just over one-quarter.
Electric fields control the bot's movements, giving the nanomachine its zip A new robotic arm made of DNA moves 100,000 times faster than previous DNA machinery. The DNA nanobot is shaped like a gearshift, with an extendible arm that ranges from 25 to more than 400 nanometers long that's attached to a 55-by-55-nanometer platform.
An ambitious attempt by U.S. lawmakers to put more self-driving cars on the country's roads has stalled out in the Senate, where some Democrats are raising new doubts about the technology. For a few senior party lawmakers, the fear is that these computer-driven vehicles aren't yet ready for major roadways or might be susceptible to cyber attacks.
Artificial biology is working toward creating a genuinely new organism. At Princeton, Chemistry Professor Michael Hecht and the researchers in his lab are designing and building proteins that can fold and mimic the chemical processes that sustain life. Now, Hecht and his colleagues have confirmed that at least one of their new proteins can catalyze biological reactions in E.
Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center researchers developed a single blood test that screens for eight common cancer types and helps identify the location of the cancer. The test, called CancerSEEK, is a unique noninvasive, multianalyte test that simultaneously evaluates levels of eight cancer proteins and the presence of cancer gene mutations from circulating DNA in the blood.
For a species that's conquered Earth and traveled through space and invented the Slapchop, we humans sure are insecure when it comes to technology. Our greatest fear: the singularity, when the abilities of AI and robots surpass those of humans, growing so advanced that civilization is forced to reboot as humanity spirals into existential dread.
The burn continues. What follows are 138 years of scientific records tracing the human transformation of Earth's climate. The bold pink line up top represents 2017, the third-hottest on record. The only years to exceed it-2015 and 2016-occurred amid a powerful El Nino weather pattern that ripped heat from the Pacific Ocean into the atmosphere.