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July 16, 2014
Musk donates $1 million for new Tesla museum
Washington (AFP) July 11, 2014
Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has agreed to donate $1 million to help fund a new museum dedicated to inventor Nikolai Tesla. The organizer of a crowdfunding campaign for the new museum, Matthew Inman, made the announcement on his blog, weeks after publicly asking Musk for the donation for the center honoring the inventor who inspired the name for the electric car maker. "Earlier this week I got to speak to (Musk) directly, and he promised two things," Inman wrote on the blog Thursday. "He's ... read more

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Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats.
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China to scrap purchase tax on electric vehicles
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Rideshare vs. taxi: the war flares up in the Big Apple
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Colorado State University to receive four really smart cars this summer
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Future Electronics May Depend on Lasers, Not Quartz

Using LED lighting to reduce streetlight glare

Cheap and easy software provides highly accurate real-time data on traffic

19th Century Math Tactic Tweak Yields Answers 200 Times Faster

Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage

"Nanocamera" takes pictures at distances smaller than light's own wavelength

New material puts a twist in light

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Volkswagen to build two new plants in China
German carmaker Volkswagen will build two new vehicle plants in China as it invests two billion euros ($2.7 billion) along with its partner, it announced Monday during a visit by Chancellor Angela Merkel. ... more
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Toyota names price for new fuel cell car
Japanese auto giant Toyota will start selling its first fuel cell sedan this financial year, with a price tag of around 7 million yen ($70,000), the company announced Wednesday. ... more
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Google Android software spreading to cars, watches, TV
Google set out Wednesday to expand its Android empire beyond smartphones to cars, watches and televisions. ... more
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Hybrid Vehicles More Fuel Efficient In India, China Than in US
What makes cities in India and China so frustrating to drive in-heavy traffic, aggressive driving style, few freeways-makes them ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, according to new research ... more
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NMSU PACE team develops mobile transportation device
In July, engineering students from New Mexico State University will travel to Turin, Italy, having earned a spot in the second phase of a two-year global collaboration project involving institutions ... more
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Riders whizz round Madrid in new electric bike-hire
Riders whizzed up and down Madrid's sunny avenues on white electric bikes on Monday as the Spanish capital launched its first shared-bicycle scheme. ... more
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Global automakers split on 'green car' strategy
Global automakers are locked in a showdown evoking the video format wars of the 1980s, as they bet on what eco-friendly vehicles will prevail in the battle for dominance of the burgeoning low-emissions sector. ... more
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Tesla gives up patents to 'open source movement'
Electric carmaker Tesla announced Thursday it was giving up its patents to "the open source movement" to help spur electric vehicle technology. ... more
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European taxis cause chaos in app protest
Taxi drivers brought parts of London, Paris and other European cities to a standstill on Wednesday as they protested against new private cab apps such as Uber which have shaken up the industry. ... more
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Elon Musk: 'We could definitely make a flying car'
Elon Musk, imaginative billionaire and CEO of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, said Monday at the British launch of the Tesla Model S that he often thinks about building a car that can fly. ... more
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Uber taxi app valued at $17 bn in new funding round
Internet Age taxi app Uber upshifted to the elite ranks of Silicon Valley on Friday with a round of funding that gives the California-based startup a whopping $17 billion value. ... more
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Ford shows off 'smart' Mustang at Taiwan tech show
US auto giant Ford showed off its new Mustang at Asia's biggest tech fair Tuesday, billing it as "the smartest Mustang to date", with voice controls and early warning collision systems. ... more
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Google revs up driverless car, axes steering wheel
Google unveiled plans to build its own self-driving car - minus the steering wheel - that it hopes to begin testing in the coming months. ... more
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Uber taxi app seeks capital at $12 bn value: report
Uber, the startup app that connects people with taxis and drivers, is seeking to raise fresh capital that would give it a $12 billion value, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. ... more
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Three-wheel Segway now available
A three-wheel electric vehicle designed for use by public safety personnel has been launched by Segway Inc. ... more
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Business-as-usual model for heavy-duty vehicles in Europe unsustainable
Emissions from heavy-duty vehicles will be monitored as a first step toward curbing pollutants on course to reach unsustainable levels, the EU said Wednesday. ... more
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'Doomsday sputnik': Russia said to launch new missile-attack warning satellite

China says spy ship operations 'in line with international law'

Iran complying with nuclear deal: UN watchdog

Insurgent threat shatters Iraq Christians' uneasy peace

Israel mourns, but undeterred by soldier deaths

Britain's Cameron urges military sanctions against Russia

N. Korea defends missile tests, warns 'gangster' US

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US auto parts maker to outsource interiors to China
US auto parts supplier Johnson Controls will outsource its manufacturing of interior car parts in a merger with a subsidiary of Chinese automaker SAIC, according to a statement Sunday. ... more
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Nissan venture aims for 20% of China electric car market
Nissan's joint venture firm in China has said it is aiming to secure a fifth of the fledgling electric vehicle market, which it expects to boom as authorities get to grips with choking air pollution. ... more
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Google self-driving car coming around the corner
A white Lexus cruised along a road near the Google campus, braking for pedestrians and scooting over in its lane to give bicyclists ample space. ... more
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Two-stroke scooters are 'super-polluters': study
Scientists on Tuesday pointed the finger at two-stroke scooters, a ubiquitous sight in developing countries, for massively contributing to local air pollution. ... more
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Toyota posts record annual profit of $17.9 bn
Toyota booked a record $17.9 billion annual net profit Thursday, driven by a recovery in major markets and the weaker yen, but the world's biggest automaker cautioned that earnings growth would stall this year. ... more
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Life-changer or death sentence? Madrid's electric bikes
Politicians say Madrid's shared electric bicycle scheme, due to launch this month, can change the lives of citizens - but others warn it will put their lives in danger. ... more
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Google says driving forward on autonomous car
Google said Monday it has made progress on its self-driving car and was "more optimistic" about its goal of developing a vehicle that can operate "without human intervention." ... more
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Carmakers promise Chinese drivers a breath of fresh air
Air that's cleaner inside your car than on the outside - in smog-weary China it's an attractive sales pitch, and the world's biggest automakers are racing to cash in. ... more
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