Air pollution poses "a significant risk to brain development" according to researchers.
- A study found that childhood exposure to significant traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is linked with structural changes in the brain.
- Among children who had been exposed to higher levels of TRAP, researchers found smaller regional gray matter volumes in some areas of the brain including the cerebellum.
- Increased levels in early life TRAP were associated with increases in depression and anxiety scores for the children in the study.
The national public charging infrastructure is coming online.
- There are over one million EVs in the U.S., but no gas stations have completely switched until now.
- Takoma Park, Maryland, is home of RS Automotive, the first merchant to fully make the leap.
- Worldwide, there's an urgent need for about 2 million public chargers.
There are good historical reasons why Germans are suspicious of surveillance — but is Google as bad as Gestapo or Stasi?
- Since its launch in 2007, Google Street View has mapped millions of miles of roads across the world — and even gone to space and into the ocean.
- Germany and Austria are a conspicuous gap in the mess of blue lines that covers the rest of Europe.
- It's to do with Germans' curious sense of privacy: they'd rather flaunt their private parts than their personal data.
Such a battery would make it far cheaper to implement robotaxis and long-haul electric trucks, both of which Tesla is developing.
- A team of researchers working with Tesla recently released a paper describing a lithium-ion battery that should last 1 million miles over 4,000 charges and depletions.
- The researchers reportedly optimized commonly used components of EV batteries, and made their findings available to other battery researchers.
- Tesla CEO Elon Musk said robotaxis could hit streets as early as 2020.
Before we release new technology into the ether, we need to make safeguards so that bad actors can't misuse them.
- Right now cybercrime is basically a financial crime — it's a business of stealing people's money or stealing their data. Data has value.
- We develop a lot of technology — we need to always ask the question how the new innovation can be misused and make safeguards so that it cannot be done.
- Because we currently don't do these things, we have hackable vehicles, pacemakers, and laptops.