The Boring Company pitches high-speed tunnel out to Dodger Stadium

Say “battery,” and most people think of the device that powers our phones, our laptops, and — maybe if they’re being ambitious — our electric vehicles. But it’s time to think bigger: At their core, batteries are simply a way to store energy, and with some creativity, they’re capable of powering electric vehicles, houses, and entire cities. There’s the Tesla batteries acting as backup for a wind farm in Australia. There’s PG&E building the world’s biggest battery in California to store electricity for its grid. And there’s the $3 billion project to turn the Hoover Dam into one big battery. Being able to store energy is key, and there are plenty of ways to do it. The Verge explores the latest developments in energy storage, from those... Continue reading…

The Boring Company pitches high-speed tunnel out to Dodger Stadium

The Boring Company was conceived as a solution to LA's traffic woes, and the first people to benefit from its forward-thinking tunnel networks may be the city's sports fans. The company ...

Thu 16 Aug 18 from Gizmag

New ‘Network 2030’ Group Asks: What Comes After 5G?

The ITU focus group wants to make sure the backbone of every network can support future demand for data

Wed 15 Aug 18 from IEEE Spectrum

Green-roofed guest house cantilevers over a Californian hillside

Judging by its attractive design and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, we'd guess that the owners of the Off-Grid Guest House aren't lacking in visitors. Located in a rural area on ...

Tue 14 Aug 18 from Gizmag

World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented control over the combustion cycle. ...

Sat 11 Aug 18 from Gizmag

A step closer to sustainable energy from seawater

The research group led by Leiden chemist Marc Koper has discovered a catalyst that minimizes the production of chlorine gas during salt water electrolysis. The invention can enable the direct ...

Fri 10 Aug 18 from Phys.org

Exploring the Future webinar

Thu 9 Aug 18 from Newscientist

New Horizons Detects Wall of Hydrogen Around the Solar System

NASA redirected New Horizons deeper into the Kuiper Belt, and now it has detected something fascinating at the edge of the solar system. Out past the planets, asteroids, and even the comets ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Extremetech

Germany’s car industry can’t build its own battery cells

Angela Merkel gets impatient with VW, Daimler and BMW Continue reading…

Wed 15 Aug 18 from The Verge

Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft has spotted a hydrogen 'wall' around the Solar System

Astronomers from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, have studied data from Nasa's New Horizons spacecraft which picked-up UV waves form the edge of our solar system. ...

Wed 15 Aug 18 from Daily Mail

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