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It is great news as it will be far more efficient and dumb conservatives won't be able to whine boondoogle.



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Tesla is coming to Ireland! Maybe I'll see a Tesla in Dublin soon... :)

 

 

Also this fucking comment haha:


That's excellent you can just power them using potato batteries


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Good vibrations no longer needed for speakers as research encourages graphene to talk
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A pioneering new technique that encourages the wonder material graphene to "talk" could revolutionise the global audio and telecommunications industries.

Researchers from the University of Exeter have devised a ground-breaking method to use graphene to generate complex and controllable sound signals. In essence, it combines speaker, amplifier and graphic equaliser into a chip the size of a thumbnail.

Traditional speakers mechanically vibrate to produce sound, with a moving coil or membrane pushing the air around it back and forth. It is a bulky technology that has hardly changed in more than a century.

This innovative new technique involves no moving parts. A layer of the atomically thin material graphene is rapidly heated and cooled by an alternating electric current, and transfer of this thermal variation to the air causes it to expand and contract, thereby generating sound waves.

 

https://phys.org/new...s-graphene.html



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Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles

Cheaper than regular roof with ‘infinity warranty’ and 30 yrs of solar power

Tesla released today all the information to order its new solar roof tiles products – starting with the smooth black glass tiles and the textured glass tiles, as reported earlier today.
Of course, the most important information that people were waiting for is price. CEO Elon Musk first hinted that it would be cheaper than a regular roof after accounting for energy savings, and later said that Tesla’s solar roof could cost less than a regular roof – even before energy production.
Tesla pretty much delivered on both depending on how you look at it.


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It is great news as it will be far more efficient and dumb conservatives won't be able to whine boondoogle.

 

Dumb people will definitely whine about it, even if it was completely free of charge (both to use and to construct), and somehow the system managed to generate enough clean electricity to power all of California, and cure cancer in anyone who used it, they'd still whine about it.

 

Not just conservatives though, probably there will be some peeps out there complaining that the digging is upsetting the subterranean wildlife, and some other people will be shouting that if god had meant for us to go underground he would have made us mole people, and there will probably be a load of people paid by car dealerships to complain about everything Elon Musk says or does. 


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China will invest trillions in megacity investments over the next 15 years
brian wang | May 11, 2017 |China 2020 urbanization plan centers around megacities.

 

Jing-Jin-Ji is designed to hold 110 million people and merge outer parts of Beijing, Hebei and Tianjin.

In April, China announced plans to create Xiongan, an enormous new city 60 miles south of Beijing which sits within the Jing-Jin-Ji urban megaregion. While details are still emerging about the future of Xiongan – which will cover the counties of Xiongxian, Rongcheng and Anxin, as well as the Baiyangdian wetlands – reports envisage a city that will grow to three times the size of New York. It will incorporate universities, institutions and residents from the capital, helping alleviate pressure on housing and public services – although not before prompting an initial land-buying frenzy in the area cited for development.

The government’s grand ambition is for “a strategy crucial for a millennium to come,” the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Morgan Stanley expects the investment in infrastructure and relocation to run about 2 trillion yuan ($290 billion) in the first 15 years.

 

http://www.nextbigfu...t-15-years.html



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London City first UK airport to get remote digital air traffic control

19 May 2017

 

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London City is to become the first UK airport to replace its air traffic controllers with a remotely operated digital system.

Instead of sitting in a tower overlooking the runway, controllers will be 80 miles away, watching live footage from high-definition cameras.

The new system, due to be completed in 2018, will be tested for a year before becoming fully operational in 2019.

It has already been tested in Australia, Sweden, Norway and Ireland.

The technology has been developed by Saab, the Swedish defence and security company, and will be introduced as part of a £350m development programme to upgrade London City Airport which will also include an extended terminal building, enabling it to serve two million more passengers a year by 2025.

It will provide controllers with a 360-degree view of the airfield via 14 high-definition cameras and two cameras which are able to pan, tilt and zoom.

The cameras will send a live feed via fibre cables to a new operations room built at the Hampshire base of Nats, Britain's air traffic control provider.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39960993


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Plasma propulsion could become effective and useful for higher altitude aviation, airships and eventually space access
brian wang | May 20, 2017 |
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Berkant Göksel at the Technical University of Berlin and his team now want to fit plasma engines to planes. “We want to develop a system that can operate above an altitude of 30 kilometers where standard jet engines cannot go,” he says. These could even take passengers to the edge of the atmosphere and beyond.

The challenge was to develop an air-breathing plasma propulsion engine that could be used for take-off as well as high-altitude flying.

 

http://www.nextbigfu...ace-access.html



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More high speed rail and maglev lines in China
brian wang | May 23, 2017 |

China Railway began construction on the 78.2km Beijing – Bazhou high-speed line, which will serve the city’s new international airport at Daxing, 46km south of the capital.

The line will include four new stations, including an underground station at the airport, and is expected to cost Yuan 27.4bn ($US 4billion), including Yuan 800m for rolling stock.

The Beijing – Daxing International Airport section will have a design speed of 250km/h, with the remainder of the line south to Bazhou being constructed for 350km/h operation.

 

http://www.nextbigfu...s-in-china.html



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Elon Musk Has Revealed Mock-Up Vehicles For His 'Boring' Tunnels Under LA

 

Elon Musk is moving ahead with his plans to build a high-speed vehicular transport system beneath the City of Angels, and has offered an early peek at how he wants it to go down.

Last week, the billionaire entrepreneur released images that give some sense of what his developing travel scheme for subterranean Los Angeles would look like, including mock-ups of a public transit-style passenger car. As Business Insider reported, Musk recently shared a new video of his vision for the tunnels during an April presentation to TED Talk audiences, and has now followed up with images showing even more of what his fledgling Boring Company has been up to lately.

ALL HAIL ST. ELON.
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JetBlue, Delta Biometric Scanners May Replace Boarding Passes

 

JetBlue and Delta are studying whether to do away with the paper boarding pass, even the smartphone boarding pass, and replace them with biometric scanners — of the retina, face, or fingerprints. The goal is to speed passengers’ passage through some of the bottlenecks at the airport.

These first steps involve the passengers’ interaction with the airlines (boarding, checking bags), and not with TSA agents doing the mandatory security screening. The airlines talk about biometric scanning reducing some of the “friction points,” as if flying commercial isn’t one giant friction point from the moment you enter airport property.

 

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Proposed Texas Bullet Train Will Give Airlines Serious Competition
https://futurism.com...us-competition/
 

Everyone knows that the US lags far behind most other countries in terms of rail travel offerings, and for many decades, the answer to increased travel demand has been to widen highways or increase flight frequencies. However, a privately funded rail company now aims to grab a piece of the pie when it comes to intra-Texas travel, which could affect the three US airlines that have a huge presence in the state.

Texas Central is planning to build a bullet train route that will cut between Dallas and Houston, trimming about 2 hours off the average driving time, and saving over an hour compared to air travel. The approximately 240-mile high-speed rail line will offer a total travel time of less than 90 minutes, with departures every 30 minutes during peak periods each day and every hour during off-peak periods — with 6 hours reserved each night for system maintenance and inspection. Texas Central plans to deploy Central Japan Railway Company’s (JRC) “N700-I Bullet” high-speed rail system based on the “Shinkansen” system.

 

 



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Airbus unveils 'more efficient' A380 jumbo

18 June 2017

 

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Airbus has unveiled plans to upgrade the world's biggest passenger jet, promising greater fuel efficiency and room for more seats.

The A380Plus, which was announced ahead of the Paris Airshow, will boast a new wing design intended to improve aerodynamics.

Airbus also said the cabin had been optimised to allow up to 80 extra seats "with no compromise on comfort".

The move has been seen as a way of boosting flagging sales of the A380.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...siness-40321744


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Elon Musk suggests L.A. Mayor open to Boring Co. tunnel network

Elon Musk says that he’s had “promising conversations” with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, regarding the potential of a network of tunnels underneath the city that would allow for a high-speed transit network unburdened by surface traffic. That’s the vision Musk’s recently founded Boring Company hopes to make a reality, as illustrated by a concept video debuted by Musk at this year’s TED conference in Vancouver.

 

 

 

Glad to see this is moving along and not some pie-in-the-sky BS.


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Boeing claims hypersonic passenger commercial planes will be operating within ten to twenty years
brian wang | June 20, 2017 |

‘I think in the next decade or two you’re going to see them become a reality,’ Boeing Chairman and CEO Dennis Muilenburg told CNBC at the Paris Air Show.
However, he admitted the firm still has to prove there are enough people who could afford tickets to make it worthwhile.

Boeing believes hypersonic jets – flying at up to 3,800 mph – could serve a small but important market of travelers willing to pay a premium to reach far-flung destinations in a fraction of the time it usually takes; for example, a commercial flight from New York to Shanghai that currently takes ~15 hours could be cut to two hours.

 

https://www.nextbigf...enty-years.html



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Queens Speech: UK petrol stations and motorway services will be required to install electric charge points

 

The measure forms part of a government push to increase the number of electric vehicles on UK roads.
The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill also contains plans to push driverless car technology.
It includes an extension of car insurance to cover the use of automated vehicles.
There are several trials of driverless cars ongoing in the UK.
 
Car insurance will be extended to automated vehicles "to ensure that compensation claims continue to be paid quickly, fairly and easily", the bill says.
Lawyers have long argued that getting the legal framework right is essential if automated cars are to become popular.

 

 


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This is surprisingly rational and forward thinking for this Govt. 

 

I bet parliament refuses to pass it. It probably has a bunch of other stuff hidden in it or something.



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They're still human beings; rationality is still possible from them. And Theresa May has, at the very least, shown interest in some futurology-friendly trends.


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How about motorway services not charging a massive premium for fuelling up because people are stuck using them or running out of fuel even though they are all on the majory artery roads through the country.



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They're still human beings; rationality is still possible from them. And Theresa May has, at the very least, shown interest in some futurology-friendly trends.

 

Yeah i guess i have her in my head as anti-progress since she wiped out all subsidies for solar and wrecked the nascent UK solar industry.

 

Its not the end of the world though, we'll just have to get foreign companies to install all our solar in a few years when its cheaper. 







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