Saturday, April 22, 2017

all-electric ‘flying car’ (real!)

Watch this all-electric ‘flying car’ take its first test flight in Germany - The Verge

New Google Earth for Earth Day

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Google Earth

Earth | Google Blog

The new Google Earth becomes Chrome-exclusive

The new Google Earth lacks some important tools for researchers | Popular Science

Google Earth Blog - The amazing things about Google Earth

Five new things you can do with Google Earth - The Verge


10x battery (by co-inventor of lithium-ion battery)

Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries - Cockrell School of Engineering

A Glass Act: Lithium-Ion Battery Inventor Introduces Fast-Charging, Noncombustible Batteries |
@Cleantech Concepts

Google's Schmidt Flags Promise in New Goodenough Battery - Bloomberg

John Goodenough claims a lithium battery breakthrough that would completely change the electric-car industry — Quartz

"... John Goodenough, the 94-year-old father of the lithium-ion battery, is claiming a novel solution as a blockbuster advance. If it proves out, the invention could allow electric cars to compete with conventional vehicles on sticker price. The improbable solution, described in a new paper from Goodenough and three co-authors, has drawn intense interest from leading science and technology publications. He estimates that the solution could store five to ten times as much energy as current standard lithium-ion batteries. That’s enough to have Google’s Eric Schmidt tweeting about it."