CARS Tesla is now the highest-valued automaker in US history (TSLA)

Reuters Tesla’s recent rally pushed its market value to nearly $85 billion at Tuesday’s close, making it the highest-valued US automaker of all time. Ford previously held the record, having been valued at $80.8 billion in 1999. Tesla is still smaller than some non-US auto companies. At Tuesday’s close, Japan’s Toyota had a market value…

CARS Harvard EdCast: The Pitfalls of Online Oversharing

Children aren’t the only people compromising their privacy online. Grown ups are also taking to to digital media and technology, and oversharing information about the children in their lives too. Leah Plunkett, a law professor and parent, wants adults to think twice before talking about children online. In this episode of the Harvard EdCast, Plunkett,…

Future cars Thom Yorke Releases Eerie Music Video for “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain)”

After announcing dates for his 2020 solo tour, Thom Yorke has dropped a new music video for “Last I Heard (…He Was Circling The Drain),” a highlight off his latest solo LP ANIMA. The new visuals are entirely black-and-white and remain dystopian, rendering a mix of formats that blends 16mm film with 3D and cel…

Future cars Shropshire heavy rain causes flood disruption

Image copyright Shrewsbury Police Image caption Shropshire Fire and Rescue Service advised motorists not to drive through floodwater Heavy rain has caused road and rail problems and forced events to be cancelled across the Midlands. Fire crews have pulled vehicles from floodwater and some roads have been closed because of stranded vehicles.Several rail lines in…

Future cars A Closer Look at the Mercedes-Benz Vision EQS

Mercedes-Benz gives us a closer look at its newly-unveiled Vision EQS. The zero emission vehicles is positioned to take on other high-end EVs like the Tesla Model S and Jaguar’s I-PACE, but looks to further differentiate itself via design and performance. As the “S” at the end of “EQS” indicates, this is an extension of…

Future cars Green number plates planned for electric cars

Image copyright Department for Transport Image caption The government is consulting on possible designs for the number plates Drivers of electric cars across the UK may soon be using special green number plates under new plans.The aim is to make it possible for local authorities to allow zero-emission vehicles to benefit from incentives such as…

Future cars Lyft Now Includes Bikes, Subways, Scooters & More in Addition to Ride-Share Vehicles

1 of 6 2 of 6 3 of 6 4 of 6 5 of 6 6 of 6 Lyft has just announced that it will be expanding its platform outside of ride-share vehicles to accommodate all forms of available transportation modes, including bikes, shared rides, scooter, walking to and taking the subway, bus and car…

Future cars Mapping the Underlying Social Structure of Reddit

Reddit is a popular connection for opinion sharing and news aggregation. The site consists of thousands of user-made forums, called subreddits, which cover a broad range of subjects, including politics, sports, technology, personal hobbies, and self-improvement. Given that most Reddit users contribute to multiple subreddits, one might think of Reddit as being organized into many…

Future cars Climate change: Electrical industry’s ‘dirty secret’ boosts warming

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The expansion of electrical grid connections has increased use of SF6 It’s the most powerful greenhouse gas known to humanity, and emissions have risen rapidly in recent years, the BBC has learned. Sulphur hexafluoride, or SF6, is widely used in the electrical industry to prevent short circuits and accidents.…