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While 3D printing has been known since the early 80s, with more-recent advancements including the world’s first fully 3D printed prototype car popping onto the scene last year, the potential for this technology has likewise popped into the public consciousness. Not hurting its advancement is the socially connected and adrenaline-laced Local Motors – the company […]

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Opting for aluminum over steel in new automobile construction to improve fuel economy is also the best way to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions, according to a new study by the United States Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). “As the U.S. works to reduce dependence on foreign oil, promote clean energy […]

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It’s often said the “future is electric” but despite what Elon Musk may tweet, others less outspoken but just as informed don’t think lithium-ion can fully get us there, so advanced battery companies such as PolyPlus are working hard to deliver said future on time. Actually, Tesla has conceded new technologies will eventually be required, […]

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Could it be that the laboratory that once ushered in the atomic age has developed the battery chemistry that will enable affordable electric cars with 300-400 mile range? This is one implication for Oak Ridge National Laboratory‘s solid state nanotechnology based lithium-sulfur chemistry developed between 2007-2013. As we reported last month, ORNL announced it as […]

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