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EV Battery Shakeup: Going 1 Million Miles
Secret Battery Breakthrough Teased by Elon Musk
Source: Tesla manufacturing line
Tesla's Expected, New Low Cost, Long Lasting EV Battery
Tesla has a secret battery, that is low cost, long life and will power Tesla's Model 3 electric sedans in China later this year. The battery is so revolutionary it's expected to bring down the cost of electric vehicles to that of gas powered cars. It's a breakthrough piece of e-battery technology that essentially reconfigures the math of pricing EVs. It's also said to allow EV batteries to have second and third lives.
Elon Musk's Electric Agenda
CEO Elon Musk has been teasing investors and his rivals about the battery, promising to hold a "Battery Day" to detail it in late May. There are many parts to Musk's electric agenda. He wants low-cost batteries that go for a million miles. He also is positioning Tesla as a global electric utility. It is already the global leader in electric vehicles.
Big Power Position
Two weeks ago, Tesla applied for a license to operate as an electric
power company in the United Kingdom. It appears Tesla wants to introduce the Autobidder platform for automated energy trading that it's operating in South Australia. Tesla wants to provide electric power to consumers and businesses. And, it wants to
be the energy provider to the global fleet of more than one million Tesla EVs on the road.
The Million Mile battery is a key to Musk's EV and electricity strategy. He wants to bring the cost of EVs down to that of combustion engine cars, so that he sell them profitably and vastly increase sales. He also wants Tesla to be a low-cost global energy provider. His new battery relies on innovations such as low cobalt, cobalt free battery chemistry, new additives and coatings that let the battery store more energy for longer periods of time. As always, Elon Musk is moving forward on multiple fronts with strategic vision.
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
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…
DARPA's Biostasis Program Aims "To Slow Life to Save Life"
The program is to buy extra time for soldiers' battlefield injuries as they await medical care. DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working to develop treatments that slow down the body's biochemical reactions, tipping it into a slowed or suspended state until medical help arrives. For those critically injured, time is a matter of life and death.
Biological Suspended State
This program is inspired by nature. Wood frogs and microscopic creatures called "water bears" can survive extreme radiation, dehydration and freezing. They do so by entering a state called cryptobiosis. All metabolic processes appear to have stopped but the organism is still alive.
Long Term Research
This DARPA program is just getting started. They're beginning at the cell and tissue level. Then they'll scale up to the whole organism. It will be considered a success when it sl…