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All Electric, Submarine Car: World 1st
All-Electric Submersible Convertible for Land and Sea
Swiss Mobility Innovation
This is the ultimate, all-electric concept car for land and sea from Switzerland. The sQuba is an all-electric vehicle that's the world's 1st fully submersible car that drives perfectly on land and underwater. And, the travel from land to underwater is seamless. It's a concept vehicle designed to demonstrate the future of mobility
Straight Out of James Bond 007
The car designer is Frank Rinderknecht and his Swiss team at the Swiss mobility lab Rinspeed. Rinderknecht has been creating innovative concept cars for forty years. The inspiration for the sQuba comes from the Lotus submarine car "Wet Nellie" that James Bond 007 drove in the 1977 movie "The Spy Who Loves Me". That car was pure fiction. The sQuba is the real thing.
The sQuba is powered by three electric motors charged by lithium ion batteries. One e-motor provides propulsion on land and the two others power the vehicle underwater. This is a submersible convertible, which Rinderknecht says keeps the vehicle much lighter and safer. It's a two-seater and the driver and passenger breathe through compression air tanks.
Awesome Mobility Technology
The vehicle is capable of stabilized floating up to a depth of 33 feet. Rinderknecht says the favorite features of the sQuba are the dive and floating underwater within the vehicle. He calls it "an out of this world experience". The sQuba is the most sought after concept car in the Rinspeed collection, particularly by movie makers and photographers. It uniquely captures the future of mobility.
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…
One of the World's Largest: $2.3 Billion EV Battery Plant for Lordstown, Ohio
GM and South Korea's LG Chem Joint Venture
GM and South Korea's LG Chem are investing $2.3 billion to build an electric vehicle battery cell plant in the Lordstown area of Ohio, USA. The plant will be one of the world's largest EV battery cell producing plants. GM and LG Chem will break ground for the new facility in mid-2020 and the new plant will create 1100 jobs at the start of operations. The companies say this plant will be flexible enough to respond to rapid changes in EV battery technology needs. Those needs are accelerating with demand for greater range on less charge times, advancing with electric car technology and they are very expensive. GM CEO Mary Barra's Electric Vehicle Commitment
This is a very significant investment. GM CEO Mary Barra believes that the future of driving is electric. The lack of lithium-ion battery supplies, persistent production problems and the pres…
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…