EVs Could Soon Cost Same as Gas Cars Thanks to Lower Battery Costs

EVs Could Soon Cost Same as Gas Cars Thanks to Lower Battery Costs

In the showroom, electric vehicles still cost more than their gasoline counterparts. Sure there are tax credits, the maintenance is far cheaper, and charging can be cheaper than refueling in some cases. But it’s that sticker price that keeps some shoppers away from the electric powertrain. This issue is especially important since vehicles from Tesla and GM have exceeded their allotment of electric vehicles eligible to receive the tax credit, meaning that people buying those vehicles are paying sticker price…


U.S. Physicists Rally Around Ambitious Plan to Build Fusion Power Plant

U.S. fusion scientists, notorious for squabbling over which projects to fund with their field’s limited budget, have coalesced around an audacious goal. A 10-year plan presented last week to the federal Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee is the first since the community tried to formulate such a road map in 2014 and failed spectacularly. It calls for the Department of Energy (DOE), the main sponsor of U.S. fusion research, to prepare to build a prototype power plant in the 2040s that would produce carbon-free electricity by harnessing the nuclear process that powers the Sun…


Neuroscientists Find That Interpreting Code Activates a General-Purpose Brain Network, but Not Language-Processing Centers

In some ways, learning to program a computer is similar to learning a new language. It requires learning new symbols and terms, which must be organized correctly to instruct the computer what to do. The computer code must also be clear enough that other programmers can read and understand it…


AirPods Max Smart Case Makes Little Difference to Battery Life, Says Apple

The AirPods Max Smart Case has almost received more attention than the headphones themselves. While Apple says that the design is with good reason, reviewers have almost universally hated it – made worse by the fact that it appeared necessary to fully switch off the headphones…


Bill Gates, Amazon and British Airways Are Backing a Hydrogen Plane Startup

London (CNN Business)A California-based startup that promises to make zero-carbon flight a reality has just received a major vote of confidence…


SpaceX Launches Classified US Spy Satellite, Sticks Rocket Landing to Cap Record Year

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX launched a clandestine U.S. spy satellite into space for the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) Saturday (Dec. 19) , marking its 26th rocket of the year…


Algorithms for Love: Japan Will Soon Launch an AI Dating Service

Every year for the last 13 years, Japan’s population has shrunk. The country has one of the lowest birth rates in the world, and not enough babies are being born to replace an aging population; Japan also has the highest proportion of people over 65 of any country in the world…

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