Sunday, December 16, 2018

Fireproof Lithium-Ion Batteries That Harden When Hit

Gabriel Veith Adding powdered silica (in blue container) to the plastic layer (white sheet) that separates electrodes inside a test battery (gold bag) will...

Making Fuels with Carbon Dioxide Pulled From Air Could be Affordable

Carbon Engineering shows direct air capture could cost $100 a tonIn the fight to slow down climate change, few ideas generate more hype, scorn,...

Drone Delivery, If Done Right, Could Cut Emissions

To make drone package delivery green, look at drone size, electricity source, and warehouses, researchers sayIllustration: iStockphoto Drone delivery is expected to take off big...

Shipping Triggers More Lightning

Exhaust from the diesel engines that propel ships can trigger strong thunderstorms, scientists have found. There is twice as much lightning right above two...

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Inside Elon Musk’s Production Hell and More This Week in Cars

What’s it worth to save the world? That’s the question Elon Musk seems to answer for himself every day, as he builds his “sustainable...

Zoox's Maddening Struggle to Make Robo-Cars Safe—and Prove It

Here’s the deal, says Mark Rosekind. He’s sitting in a large, white conference room, deep within Zoox’s sprawling office complex in Foster City, halfway...

MCI delivers first J3500

Tuscaloosa’s new J3500 calls for roomy 40-passenger seating by Amaya with partial leather upholstery, three-point passenger seatbelts, and other high-end interior touches including the...

Bombardier wins bid to build new NJ TRANSIT railcars

The NJ TRANSIT board of directors approved a contract with Bombardier for 113 new railcars, which includes the first self-propelled multilevel railcars in the...