World's Most Efficient Electric Car
Gordon Murray, the renowned designer of Formula One racing cars, has unveiled the world's "most efficient electric car" that he claims can drive 100 miles after charging for a few hours.
What's the Latest Development?
Dubbed the T.27, a new car designed by Formula One racing engineer Gordon Murray, in addition to having an extremely efficient electrical engine, has design specifications that may make it a model for the future of the automobile. "There is a 'fighter jet' style door so that passengers can get in and out in a tight space and seats go down to fit goods from six shopping trolleys. ... To cut its carbon footprint from the very beginning, the car has been manufactured using the new iStream system, that it requires much less energy and natural resources."
What's the Big Idea?
While development of new consumer technologies is often thought of as the responsibility of the private sector in the U.S., the T.27 was developed with the help of $7 million from the U.K.'s Government-backed strategy board. And while the car uses plastic composites rather than steel welding, Murray says the materials are based on the "hyper-strong design" of Formula One cars. While large cars and trucks will persist for the transport of goods, the future of urban transportation must resemble something like the T.27: small, efficient, clean and cost effective.
Pfizer's partnerships strengthen their ability to deliver vaccines in developing countries.
- Community healthcare workers face many challenges in their work, including often traveling far distances to see their clients
- Pfizer is helping to drive the UN's sustainable development goals through partnerships.
- Pfizer partnered with AMP and the World Health Organization to develop a training program for healthcare workers.
It's the first time the association hasn't hired a comedian in 16 years.
- The 2018 WHCA ended in controversy after comedian Michelle Wolf made jokes some considered to be offensive.
- The WHCA apologized for Wolf's jokes, though some journalists and many comedians backed the comedian and decried arguments in favor of limiting the types of speech permitted at the event.
- Ron Chernow, who penned a bestselling biography of Alexander Hamilton, will speak at next year's dinner.
A glass of juice has as much sugar, ounce for ounce, as a full-calorie soda. And those vitamins do almost nothing.
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A study on flies may hold the key to future addiction treatments.
- A new study suggests that drinking alcohol can affect how memories are stored away as good or bad.
- This may have drastic implications for how addiction is caused and how people recall intoxication.
- The findings may one day lead to a new form of treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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