2016, a possible point of no return

atmospheric carbon dioxide failed to drop below 400 parts per million – long been considered a point of no return for the atmosphere by scientists. 2016 was a milestone year in the continued warming of the planet. From unstable agriculture to the drought in California to melting ice sheets to extreme weather events and heat waves, climate change has disrupted virtually every corner of the world. It’s impossible to exhaustively. . . Continue

Air pollution in Beijing, CHINA at dangerous levels

first Published on Jan 12, 2013 China Smog Creates What Some Call a Kind of Respiratory Nuclear Winter BEIJING — Dec 19, 2016; associated press On Sunday, news websites said the number of children being taken to Beijing hospitals with breathing trouble soared. Photos showed waiting rooms crowded with parents carrying children who wore face masks. Thick, gray smog fell over Beijing on Tuesday, choking China’s capital in a haze. . . Continue

Signs of Intelligent Life

1st posted 03-20-2012 “Sometimes I think the surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the Universe is that none of it has tried to contact us.” 54% of Americans already believe that there is some form of life on other planets (newsweek). A 2012 survey by National Geographic found that 77 percent of Americans think that aliens have visited Earth. “Do you think we are crazy or want to. . . Continue

The Age of Aquarius

1st posted 04-07-2012 “Based on talks with actual engineers that work at Ford and GM, these two companies have actively discouraged any improvements in fuel efficiencies. Engineers would be threatened if they were caught tinkering with the computer systems or searching for ways to make the car engines run more efficiently.” … “CAFE standards were implemented in 1978 to force automakers to produce cars that get better mileage.” See “Decades. . . Continue

The Arctic is freakishly hot right now

This map shows temperature departures from average. Areas in bright red indicate temperatures of up to 36° hotter than normal. Siberia in pink is abt. 35 degrees below normal.   rawstory.com, DAVID FERGUSON, 11-18-2016 36 degrees above normal Scientists studying Arctic weather patterns say that the region at the top of the world is freakishly hot for this time of year – a whopping 36 degrees F (20 degrees C). . . Continue

Tesla Model S: best-selling US luxury sedan, by a wide margin

“as well as Western Europe’s best-selling luxury car last year.” Third-quarter sales of the Tesla Motors Model S electric sedan surged 59 percent from last year to 9,156 units, the company confirmed to Autoblog today. The sales are about five percent more than our previous third-quarter estimate, since that was a guess based on Tesla’s disclosure of its global quarterly sales. Bloomberg News, which first reported the US sales figures,. . . Continue

Run Your Car On Vapors

running on fumes

first posted 03-03-2014 Get a bottle and some hose and discover How to run your vehicle on gasoline fumes. Good clear Videos showing how easy it is for your car to get 100 miles per gallon and much more, have started appearing since 2012 or 2013. Finally, we can start experimenting with the simplest cheap parts and tools and get fantastic results! A simple vaporizer system. a.k.a. GasFumes.org   GasolineFumes.org. . . Continue

Mercedes-Benz to electrify all their vehicles

MONDAY, JUNE 13, 2016 Over the next two years, Daimler is slated to invest an unprecedented seven billion euro (approximately $7.8 billion in US) to offer all models with electrified powertrains. Usually, such a large sum of money would be invested over a long period of time, but Daimler is leading the industry in doing so over a mere two years. According to Professor Dr. Thomas Weber, a member of. . . Continue

New Battery Technologies

We’re on the verge of a power revolution. Next year is starting to shape up as the year batteries change. Big technology companies, and now car companies that are making electric vehicles, are all too aware of the limitations of current lithium-ion batteries. We’ve seen a plethora of battery discoveries coming out of universities all over the world. Tech companies and car manufacturers are pumping money into battery development. And. . . Continue

Nikola Motor Co. 2,000HP hybrid semitrailer truck

The Nikola Motor Company emerged from silent mode today to unveil plans for the first-ever 2000 horsepower (HP) electric class 8 semi-truck, dubbed the Nikola One (named after Nikola Tesla). The Nikola One semitrailer will be capable of pulling a gross weight of 80,000 pounds and have more than a 1,200-mile range between stops, the company said. “The reason for the horsepower increase is that with electric motors you only. . . Continue

Tesla Model 3 preorder frenzy

John Voelcker, Green Car Reports April 9, 2016 6:12 PM         suggestion from design engineer James Anders The Internet Fixes The Tesla Model 3’s Controversial Styling The Tesla Motors Model 3′s grille-free front end has raised eyebrows, even among hard-core Tesla fans. No doubt it will contribute to the Model 3′s aerodynamics—Elon Musk has tweeted that Tesla is targeting a ridiculously low coefficient of drag of 0.21;. . . Continue

Tesla Motors Identifies Cause of Model S Fire

March 18th, 2016 by Steve Hanley Dig went on to say, “The owner had time to run back, unplug the charger connector and remove his possessions from the car. It took several minutes before the car was ablaze. Normally an electric vehicle fire is not as explosive as it can be in a petrol car. The flames you see in the picture and video were mostly from plastic in the. . . Continue

the Gov. still spying on all Americans

February 26, 2016 Apple motion to deny FBI to be backed by Google and Microsoft The FBI argues that public safety hangs in the balance if they cannot command tech companies to help with its investigations. The FBI orders that Apple create new software to allow the FBI (and hackers of course) to break into the iPhone 5C. Apple said that assisting the government to crack into the phones is. . . Continue