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Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Are Legitimately Disruptive — What Should Automakers Do?

The world is changing. It always is, but the change is particularly dramatic right now in certain technology sectors. To a normal person’s eyes, changes in the auto industry may seem only incremental. Cars are getting a bit more “connected,” more people are using 21st century taxis from Uber and Lyft (please don’t call this ridesharing), and some people are driving electric cars. But we ain’t seen nothing yet

Tesla Model 3’s Automatic Emergency Braking Saves Cyclist (Videos)

In a video uploaded by Gustavo Testa, a Tesla Model 3’s Automatic Emergency Braking appears to save the butt, and perhaps life, of a cyclist. Right at 8 seconds into the short clip, the cyclist swerves left, then seems to realize there’s a car behind him and immediately swerves right

2020 — The Year Of The Tesla Model Y & Other ICE-Killing Crossovers

I’m a big fan of the Tesla Model Y. I’ve written about the Model Y’s 3rd row being the key to it becoming the best selling vehicle in the world, the Model Y beating the Lamborghini Urus (which is over 3 times the price), styling tricks that Tesla used to make an SUV looks like a performance sedan, and most recently Tesla cutting Model Y prices

Naomi Klein: ‘We are seeing the beginnings of the era of climate barbarism’

Why are you publishing this book now?I still feel that the way that we talk about climate change is too compartmentalised, too siloed from the other crises we face. A really strong theme running through the book is the links…

Tesla Model S P100D+ On Nürburgring Industry-Pool Prototype

In a video uploaded by TALEA Media, several high-performance vehicles are seen running laps on the Nürburgring, a 13-mile long German track, including both the Porsche Taycan and the Tesla Model S P100D+

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Extinction Rebellion activists target London fashion week

Not long ago, high drama at London fashion week meant a battle over hemlines or between designer egos. But as the climate crisis challenges fashion’s fundamental viability as an industry, the stakes, and tempers, have been raised. Hours before the…

Tesla Model 3 In Australia: How Does It Compete?

Tesla just recently introduced the Model 3 to Australia, on the first of September. How does the Model 3 compete in Australia? Media outlets in Australia are already reporting sales in the thousands, but initial sales don’t necessarily signify competitiveness. Or do they

Scientists thrilled to find water vapor in exoplanet's atmosphere

The forecast for the planet known as K2-18b is rain. With a chance of life. And although it’s a slim chance, a newly published international study suggests the planet is literally drenched in potential. Not only did researchers detect water…

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How a carbon-fixing organelle forms via phase separation

Algae remove vast amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere during photosynthesis thanks to an organelle called the pyrenoid, which boosts the efficiency of carbon-fixation. Researchers have known that the pyrenoid forms via a process of phase separation, the same process that causes oil to cluster into droplets in water. The new study looks deeper into how this happens.

Actor Ansel Elgort: The ‘Left Overexaggerates’ Issues Like Climate Change

Actor Ansel Elgort, best known for his role in The Fault in Our Stars, admitted that the left “overexaggerates” political issues like climate change, which the actor believes has been counterproductive for environmentalists. “I have no hope,” said Ansel Elgort to…