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Riding an E Pickup Truck Future
Tesla, GM, Ford Charging Ahead with E-Pickups
Big SUV and Pickup Truck Green Driving
Big news. Tesla's all electric Cybertruck has picked up 200,000 orders in the three days following its launch in Los Angeles. That's a big deal. People love the sleek armored truck look and power of the electric muscle truck that is Tesla CEO Elon Musk's pet project. Engineer Musk made the truck of the same steel he uses at Space X for his rockets. Buyers apparently forgave the faux paus of the bullet proof windows shattering twice when hit by a metallic ball at its debut. Production on Cybertruck starts in two years. Prices start at $40,000 and the vehicle has a battery range on the top class model of 500 miles. Musk has some time to work on the shattered glass of the shatterproof windows.
All Electric Pickup Wars
GM just announced it will deliver an all electric pickup truck by fall of 2021. Ford will deliver on an all electric pickup truck F150 at about the same time. And a Detroit based startup Rivian, which is backed by Amazon and Ford, will start producing its own electric pickup next year. The e-pickup category is very hot and congested with competition. The reason is that pickups are hot, accounting for 17% of US light vehicle volume sales and a staggering 70% of the profits.
All Electric Crossovers
Meanwhile, electric crossover vehicles are a super charged market. Ford just unveiled its 2021 Mustang Mach-E all electric SUV to rave reviews as a revival of the iconic sports brand. The Mach-E will take on Tesla Model Y, a compact e-SUV that goes into production in 2020. BMW, Audi and Mercedes are also all in the game, In all, 100 electric vehicles will be hitting global showrooms in the next couple of years.
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...
Walker and Cruzr
UBTECH has unveiled a pair of new, advanced robots. They are new versions of the company's Walker bipedal humanoid robot and Cruzr. Cruzr is a cloud-based, intelligent service robot. The company says its performance and reliability have been greatly improved. Walker, as you can see in the photo, now has arms and hands and seems to enjoy piano music. UBTECH is a leading, global AI and humanoid robotics company based in China. The new robots are enabled by advanced artificial intelligence and robotic technology.
Retail Cruzr Customers' Service Bot
UBTECH says the robots are specifically designed to enhance the home and retail environments. Cruzr has servo motors, a powerful processor and a redesigned audio chamber for better sound quality. It's started working in retail stores in Europe to help customers. It's available for sale globally.
Walker the Home Bot
Walker is a big "agile companion robo…