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California Says Tesla Is Too Big to Fail 22.7.2017 Wall St. Journal: Opinion
State Democrats can’t stop throwing taxpayer money at the electric vehicle wunderkind.
China announces goal of AI leadership by 2030 22.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beijing • China’s government has announced a goal of becoming a global leader in artificial intelligence in just over a decade, putting political muscle behind growing investment by Chinese companies in developing self-driving cars and other advances. Communist leaders see AI as key to making China an “economic power,” said a Cabinet statement on Thursday. It calls for developing skills and research and educational resources to achieve “major breakthroughs” by 2025 and make China a world leader ...
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Why I remain optimistic about Tesla 22.7.2017 Washington Post
Why I remain optimistic about Tesla
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Reinventing the machine that let America hear itself on the PBS-BBC doc 'American Epic' 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

It's a tangential moment in the Emmy Award-nominated documentary “American Epic,” but one that grabs viewers' attention.

Recording engineer Nicholas Bergh cranks the handle on a 90-year-old recording device — one he spent more than a decade on during a detective-like quest to painstakingly restore...

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Congo's mining revenue 'missing' - Global Witness 21.7.2017 BBC: Business
The money is allegedly being distributed through corrupt networks linked to President Joseph Kabila.
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Big bang for the buck: 2017 Kia Soul Turbo 21.7.2017 LA Times: Commentary

I like boxy, practical cars — as far back as my first vehicle, a beat-up ’51 Chevy panel truck.

I applauded the arrival of the Toyota Scion XB and the Honda Element when they were both introduced in 2003, and the Nissan Cube when it appeared in 2009.

But I didn’t always like the way those cars...

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Elon Musk touts approval of New York-Washington 'hyperloop' 21.7.2017 Hindu: Home
The vacuum pod ‘hyperloop’ can transport people from New York to Washington DC, approximately 355 km, in 29 minutes.
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GM Eases Summer Production of Chevrolet Bolt 21.7.2017 Wall St. Journal: US Business
Workers assembling General Motors Co.’s Tesla fighter are taking a month off this summer amid lukewarm demand, a sign American car buyers are showing little interest in vehicles that rely solely on battery power to get from Point A to B.
BMW 'favouring Oxford' to build new electric Mini 20.7.2017 BBC: Technology
Sources have said the car giant is leaning towards the UK, despite concerns over Brexit.
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First electric car showroom opens in Milton Keynes 20.7.2017 BBC: Business
The UK's first electric car showroom aims to "dispel myths" about the vehicles.
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Will proposed cuts undermine Trump’s vision of ‘energy dominance’? 20.7.2017 Washington Post
Will proposed cuts undermine Trump’s vision of ‘energy dominance’?
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Japan's low-carbon hydrogen technology to protect environment 20.7.2017 New Kerala: World News
Yokohama/ Tokyo [Japan], July 20 : Japan's Yokohama city will participate in a trial project that demonstrates the building of a low-carbon hydrogen supply chain model using renewable energy in the Tokyo and Yokohama coastal region.
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Charlie and the MBTA 19.7.2017 American Prospect
This article originally appared in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  “Let the governor know that you are out here!” That shout went up under a hot morning sun in mid-May, as orange-shirted transit union workers and their labor, community, and political allies spread out on the pavement below the Massachusetts State House in Boston to protest the latest privatization proposal by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Boston-area transit agency, known as the T. This one involved outsourcing its bus maintenance work to a private company, a move that would eliminate many jobs. But Republican Governor Charlie Baker wasn’t around to hear the cheering or the speeches. He had decamped to the other side of town for a ribbon-cutting marking the opening of a new, privately financed commuter rail station in Allston-Brighton—one underwritten by New Balance, the Boston-based athletic shoe company. The theme here is a reliance on the private sector to underwrite or partially ...
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Want to slow global warming? Researchers say answer may lie in family planning 19.7.2017 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A recent study shows that the biggest way to reduce climate change is by having fewer children, but, says one of its authors, the report isn't meant to tell people how to plan their futures.
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Edmunds: Last year's models are this summer's bargains 19.7.2017 AP Business
Buying a new car, truck or SUV that is about to be replaced by a new, redesigned model might seem like a bad idea. Actually, it's one of the best times to negotiate a good deal. Dealers are eager to clear out the current models before the new versions arrive, so you can use that leverage to negotiate a favorable price....
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Charlie and the MBTA 19.7.2017 American Prospect
This article originally appared in the Summer 2017 issue of The American Prospect. Subscribe here .  “Let the governor know that you are out here!” That shout went up under a hot morning sun in mid-May, as orange-shirted transit union workers and their labor, community, and political allies spread out on the pavement below the Massachusetts State House in Boston to protest the latest privatization proposal by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, the Boston-area transit agency, known as the T. This one involved outsourcing its bus maintenance work to a private company, a move that would eliminate many jobs. But Republican Governor Charlie Baker wasn’t around to hear the cheering or the speeches. He had decamped to the other side of town for a ribbon-cutting marking the opening of a new, privately financed commuter rail station in Allston-Brighton—one underwritten by New Balance, the Boston-based athletic shoe company. The theme here is a reliance on the private sector to underwrite or partially ...
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Tesla adds 2 members to its board of directors 18.7.2017 Seattle Times: Business & Technology

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Inc. has named two new directors to its board, heading off criticism from some investors that its board members are too closely linked. James Murdoch, the CEO of 21st Century Fox, and Linda Johnson Rice, the chairman and CEO of Johnson Publishing Co., are joining the now nine-member […]
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Elon Musk Warns Governors: Artificial Intelligence Poses 'Existential Risk' 17.7.2017 NPR Health Science
At a bipartisan governors conference in Rhode Island, the CEO of Tesla urged politicians to impose proactive regulations on AI development.
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Driver blames Tesla’s autopilot feature for crash into Minnesota marsh 17.7.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A suburban Twin Cities man is blaming the autopilot feature of his luxury electric car for a crash that sent him and four passengers into a central Minnesota marsh. David Clark, of Eden Prairie, says he was driving his Tesla near Willmar on Saturday when the car suddenly accelerated and overturned in […]
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Tomorrow's smart homes call for integrating technology into the dwelling, not adding it on 17.7.2017 Washington Post
Tomorrow's smart homes call for integrating technology into the dwelling, not adding it on
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