Long Range Electric Mercedes

Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan
Mercedes-Benz EQS sedan
Mercedes-EQ/Daimler

Fast-building its EQ family, Mercedes-Benz brings all-electric power to the flagship of the brand: the S-Class. After months of teasing, it has finally given the all-new EQS a proper world premiere. The electric sedan explores the highest echelons of the electric market with a range that pushes 500 miles, a sleek, slippery design that Mercedes defines as the world’s most aerodynamic, and more tech than some Silicon Valley zip codes.

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Wireless 5G Power Grid

This inkjet-printed prototype of a mm-wave harvester allows devices to pull energy from 5G wireless communication systems out of the air and convert it into electricity
This inkjet-printed prototype of a mm-wave harvester allows devices to pull energy from 5G wireless communication systems out of the air and convert it into electricity
Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech

A team from Georgia Tech has just announced a world-first: a 3D-printed rectifying antenna the size of a playing card that can harvest electromagnetic energy from 5G signals and use it to power devices, turning 5G networks into wireless power grids. read more

Transparent Solar Cells

A new study has found that crops can grow in greenhouses with built-in transparent solar cells
A new study has found that crops can grow in greenhouses with built-in transparent solar cells

Advances in transparent solar cells mean that soon we might be able to install them into windows and greenhouses. But in the latter case, would they deprive plants of vital sunlight? To find out, researchers at North Carolina State University grew lettuce under various wavelengths of light, and found that the plants did just fine. read more

New Source of Energy – Nanogenerators

A new nanogenerator device could tap into energy sources like ocean waves or body movements
A new nanogenerator device could tap into energy sources like ocean waves or body movements

There are energy sources all over the place, if you know where to look. Researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) have now designed new modular nanogenerators that can harvest energy from a variety of different types of motion, such as ocean waves or a person’s body movements. read more

Power Generating Ring

Scientists at the University of Colorado have developed a thermoelectric device that can be worn as a ring, and harvest energy from the human body
Scientists at the University of Colorado have developed a thermoelectric device that can be worn as a ring, and harvest energy from the human body
Xiao Lab

The Airspeeder Flying Race Car

The Airspeeder Mk3 has the look of a vintage racing car, and will fly unmanned in the Airspeeder series later this year
The Airspeeder Mk3 has the look of a vintage racing car, and will fly unmanned in the Airspeeder series later this year
Alauda Aeronautics

We first heard of Alauda’s plans for a flying electric racing vehicle series in late 2017, when the Australian startup’s Matt Pearson launched a Kickstarter to gauge interest and raise funds. The team announced its international public debut in mid-2019, and has now unveiled a full-sized, fully functioning electric flying racing car – the Airspeeder Mk3.

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Dems are Surprised at the Impact Biden’s Climate Orders will have on Their Bottom Line

by: Brent Smith

I’ll bet you didn’t know what day it was yesterday? Until I read it, I sure didn’t.

It was “Climate Day,” according to Joe Biden. And we missed it. Damn!

On that big day, Uncle Joe signed a bunch more dictatorial orders regarding … what else … climate change. And he did so while exclaiming, “Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night.”

No, that’s not really what he said. “Today is climate day at the White House, which means today is jobs day at the White House,” is actually what he said. However, in a manner of speaking, he is kind of like Santa Claus to the climate alarmist, green-weenie set. read more

Video Podcast – Confusion over Canceling the Keystone XL Pipeline

by: Brent Smith

No one likes an energy crunch more than me I’ll tell. When I pull up to the pump and see premium gas, which is what I have to use, for like $2.70 a gallon and regular for like $2.20 or maybe even less, I get really upset.

Long gone are those happy days of $4 plus a gallon of gas. Those were the good ole days I’ll tell ya.

Then Trump screwed it all up. Fixing the economy, record jobs for literally every one. And cheap oil and gas. That bastard!

Something needed to be done about it.

But Joe Biden to the rescue. He’ll set things back to the way it’s supposed to be. So on day 1, he signs an executive order, one of 27, to cancel that damn Keystone XL pipeline. Oh and he’s also planning on decommissioning several more currently operating pipelines just in case canceling the Keystone XL doesn’t drive up gas and oil prices quickly enough. read more

Biden Begins with Massive Job Loss

by: Brent Smith

Boy was I wrong. I was speaking to some friends just yesterday that I had heard the Bidden executive order cancelling the XL Pipeline project would put 11,000 people out of work.

Everyone was shocked by this. They couldn’t believe that a mere stroke of the president’s pen could wield such power as to just erase 11,000 jobs, just like that. And worse, it’s not that there was no remorse or regret over the decision kill that many jobs. It was the exact opposite. read more

Reactor Holds 180 Million degrees for 20 Seconds

KSTAR, the so-called "Korean artificial sun," has set a record for maintaining plasma at temperatures over 100 million °C
KSTAR, the so-called “Korean artificial sun,” has set a record for maintaining plasma at temperatures over 100 million °C

While harnessing the power of the Sun has progressed in leaps and bounds in recent years, harnessing the process that powers the Sun is proving a tough nut to crack. However, progress continues to be made on the various approaches to practical nuclear fusion being pursued, of which tokamak reactors remain a frontrunner. In another promising development for the technology, the Korea Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) fusion device has set a world record by maintaining plasma at over 100 million °C (180 million °F) for 20 seconds.

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