Tesla Wants to Build a Battery for Your House

By Bloomberg on 12th of February 2015

(Bloomberg) — Tesla Motors Inc., best known for making the all-electric Model S sedan, is using its lithium-ion battery technology to position itself as a frontrunner in the emerging energy-storage market that supplements and may ultimately threaten the traditional electric grid.“We are going to unveil the Tesla home battery, the consumer battery that would be for use in people’s houses or businesses fairly soon,” Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said during an earnings conference call with analysts Wednesday.Combining solar panels with large, efficient batteries could allow some homeowner

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The New Age of Much Older Age

By TIME on 12th of February 2015

Everyone wants to live longer, and science is starting to make that happen. But living better will be the real challenge—and opportunity   We live in extraordinary times. And thanks to medical and scientific advances that even a generation ago would have sounded like science fiction, our lives are getting longer. An American born today has a projected average lifespan 20 full years longer than one born in 1925, and we are, as a society, growing old. …

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Driverless cars: A close-up look at how they work

By BBC on 11th of February 2015

Driverless cars could soon be a permanent feature of British roads.Car manufacturers are developing the technology, with the help of £19m of government funding.Richard Westcott has a closer look at one of the new designs.

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