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batteriesWill Tesla and Elon Musk Win in 2019?

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There is a debate about the future of Tesla. There is concern that the layoff of 3000 workers is a sign of weakness. There is the news that the fourth quarter was only mildly profitable. There are concerns that the …

futureCERN Proposes 100 Trillion Electron Volt Supercollider for 2040

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The Future Circular Collider (FCC) collaboration submitted its Conceptual Design Report (CDR) for publication, a four-volume document that presents the different options for a large circular collider of the future. It showcases the great physics opportunities offered by machines of …

batteriesFord Will Make All Electric F-150 With More Towing Power to Fight Off Tesla and Rivian

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Ford will make electric and hybrid F-150 trucks that will come with more towing and off-road power than traditional gasoline and diesel trucks can offer today. Ford revealed a hybrid 2020 Explorer SUV during the Detroit auto show this week. …

5gApple and Samsung Hardest Hit as Smartphone Production Falls But 5G Phones Could Save 2019

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Smartphone production in the first quarter of this year is expected to drop 19 percent as China and world markets slow. Credit Suisse indicated that smartphone production forecast for the final three months of 2018 fell 3% quarter-on-quarter to 357 …

economic impactMicro-reactors As Cheap As Natural Gas Without Air Pollution

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This article looks at the mid-2020 timeline for micro-reactors which has strong Department of Defense interest. Nextbigfuture has been interviewing the project lead, Venkat Rao, for what was the Los Alamos Megapower micro-reactor. Nextbigfuture will also be talking to Westinghouse …

artificial intellgenceArk Invest Has a $4000 Price Target for Tesla and Sees Big Tech Transformation

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ARK Invest’s Cathie Wood believes the whole transportation industry will shift to electric. They have a price target of $4000 for Tesla. They think Tesla will reach that level by 2023. The $4,000 price target assumes that Tesla evolves from …

businessTesla is Making a Lot of Profit and Should be Building Model Y and Semi-Trucks in 2020

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Tesla is predicted by analysts to turn a profit in the fourth quarter of 2018. The average estimate is a profit of $206 million on a GAAP basis. In April, analysts expected a fourth-quarter loss of about $234 million. The …

businessSpaceX Will Start Building the Super Heavy First Stage Booster This Spring

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Elon Musk had tweeted that the Super Heavy first stage will start getting built in the spring. Both, but demo Starship is being built now, whereas Super Heavy hardware will start getting built in spring — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December …

carbon nanotubesChina 80 Gigapascal Carbon Nanotube Bundles Were Part of a Prediction from 2006

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In 2006, I made about 156 predictions. One of the predictions was that carbon nanotube fiber would be inexpensive and with over 50GPa tensile strength around 2014-2018. Relative to 2006, there is inexpensive carbon nanotubes. Macroscopic carbon nanotube bundles were …

electronicsLG Has 20X65 Foot Curved TV Waterfall Display at CES

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LG Electronics has an immersive exhibit of flexible commercial displays at CES® 2019. The “LG OLED Falls” display features 260 LG OLED digital signage screens, in curved and flat configurations. It measures 20 feet high and 65 feet wide, displaying …