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Big Auto Going Global Electric
BMW & Tesla Expanding Production of Electric Vehicles in China
Source: BMW MINI Cooper
Tesla's Cybertruck About to Set a Record
BMW is significantly expanding its global electric vehicle operations. BMW and its Chinese partner Great Wall announced today that they plan to build a $716 million plant in China big enough to manufacture 160,000 electric cars a year. The plant will produce electric MINI's for BMW and also Great Wall electric vehicles. Great Wall is China's #1 SUV and pickup truck manufacturer. Meanwhile, US-based Tesla is close to setting a new record with its electric pick-up Cybertruck.
Big China Electric Vehicle Market Expansions
The BMW-Great Wall plant is due to open in 2022 near Shanghai. For e-car makers, the opportunity in China is huge. China has new quotas starting in 2025 requiring that 20% of total vehicle sales are electric and rechargeable hybrids. Automakers and suppliers are diligently working to meet these tough, new, antipollution standards that China is enforcing. VW is opening two plants in China with a combined production capacity of 600,000 electric vehicles per year. And, Tesla is building a new plant in Shanghai to produce 500,000 electric vehicles per year.
Meanwhile, Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk says his electric Cybertruck orders are closing in on a new record. 250,000 customers have signed up to buy the muscle, e-pickup truck. The orders are within one week of launch, despite the shattered "bulletproof" windows that broke twice when hit by metallic balls during the big debut. Production of Cybertruck is targeted for 2022 so CEO and engineer Musk has time to fix the glass. For a free borrow of journalist Ed Kane's books on innovation in green energy and transportation, go to amazon.com/author/ekane
Continuous Supply of New Neurons Tied to Lifetime Learning & Memory Important Discovery by University of Pennsylvania Medical School Scientists
This is breakthrough research from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. The scientists have shown for the first time that brain neurons grow and develop over a lifetime from a single population of stem cells in the hippocampus region of the brain. That region is the brain's center of memory and learning. It's also a key area of reaction to stress and mood adjustments.
Why is This Important to You
The discovery underscores how a continuous supply of new neurons throughout life is the source of youthful like learning and memory throughout your life. The discovery was found in research on mice. And, it sets a new benchmark. It helps neuroscientists to determine how to enable youthful life brain conditions for memory and learning for all of us throughout our lives. It's also a path of discovery to repair and regen…
IBM has unveiled the world's first commercial and standalone quantum computer. The IBM Q System One is the first quantum computer to leave the research lab. It's on display at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The computer sits inside a 9 foot tall and 9 foot wide glass case. It is the same display case as the one that protects the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London. The computer is so powerful it leaves supercomputers in the dust. For a news blog on the unveiling go to Important Innovations Collection: IBM Unveils Quantum Computing System: Big Blue's Big Computer Source: IBM Quantum Computer IBM Q System One IBM is unveiling an integrated system for Quantum comput...
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…