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Proterra's electric buses have been nothing but impressive since they onto the scene a couple of years ago, posting a series of massive range-test results including a 1,101.2 mile (1,772 km) effort last month. The company has now announced a new dual-motor drivetrain, which it says will further increase the power and efficiency of its battery-electric buses...Continue Reading Proterra doubles
The World Solar Challenge has kicked off for another year, with Holland's Nuon Solar Team taking an early lead. The challenge has competing teams from all over the world race solar-powered vehicles thousands of kilometers across the Australian Outback, with defending champion Nuon looking to claim its seventh title...Continue Reading Dutch solar racing powerhouse shines on day one of World So
Canadian startup SproutBox Design says its Aivia speaker has similar smarts to Google's Home speaker and Amazon's Echo, but with improved sonic output. Like those devices, it can be controlled by voice, but it also has a tablet-like touchscreen, a video camera to the front, a wireless device charging surface up top and a 15-watt subwoofer out back...Continue Reading Voice-controlled Aivia sma
Construction work has officially begun on a new supertall skyscraper in central Toronto. Designed by high-profile British architecture firm Foster + Partners, the mixed use building will rise to a height of 306 m (1,003 ft), making it Canada's tallest skyscraper once complete. ..Continue Reading Work begins on Canada's tallest skyscraperCategory: ArchitectureTags: Building and Con
The Moon isn't quite the wasteland we might assume it to be. Sure it's no oasis, but there's more water up there than scientists previously thought, and it was probably a far wetter and more active place in the distant past. Now, a NASA study has found evidence that the ancient Moon may once have had a watery atmosphere...Continue Reading Lava oceans gave the ancient Moon a watery atmosphereC
A growing penchant for aged whisky, a relentlessly growing number of High Net Worth Individuals, and a production method that requires decades to ramp up volume are creating a perfect storm in the whisky marketplace, as evidenced this week when a cask of 1987 Macallan Single Malt Scotch Whisky fetched HK$2,928,00 ($375,064), adding 50 percent to the 2014 record of $251,864...Continue Reading
A key focus of electric vehicle (EV) makers is maximizing the range users can get from each charge, and for that reason new battery technologies are poised to play a huge part in driving their adoption. Toshiba has developed a new fast-charging battery it claims could allow EVs to travel three times as far, and then be fully recharged again in a matter of minutes. ..Continue Reading Toshiba's
The second generation of Google's Pixel phones is about to launch, boasting top-end specs with software smarts. But where does it fit on the 2017 flagship phone landscape? We've weighed them up against the latest iPhones, and now New Atlas compares the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL to their main Android competitors, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+...Continue Reading Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL vs. Samsun
Dirty floors seem like just the kind of dull task that robots were made for, and from Roomba to lesser-known models like the Mint, we've seen quite a few built to take on the job. The latest droid to which we can delegate mopping duties is the Everybot RS700, which uses a bunch of sensors to cleverly seek out dirty spots in the dark and stay on the straight and narrow. ..Continue Reading Ever
Kawasaki's performance in World Superbike Racing has been so good of recent times that it's kind of embarrassing. Kawasaki's performance in World Superbike Racing has been so good of recent times that it's kind of embarrassing. So what do you change when your bike has just won three straight championships and will take the 2017 manufacturers title in a canter once more with more fastest laps

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