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Ford is demanding its dealers get serious about EVs — two-thirds say they’re in 

Ford is demanding its dealers get serious about EVs — two-thirds...

Many barriers are holding up the automotive industry’s wide-scale transition to electric vehicles. Getting battery costs down, getting range up, and convincing car buyers to break up with gasoline for good are just some of the more commonly known ones. But there’s also one very powerful group that hasn’t been much help so far: the…
Why Do People Believe in Ghost Stories?

Why Do People Believe in Ghost Stories?

One question for Iris Berent, an Israeli-American cognitive psychologist at Northeastern University, where she investigates, among other things, language and how people reason about human nature. Photo courtesy of Iris Berent Why do people believe in ghost stories? The explanation that occurs to most people is that this is something that comes from culture, religion.…
Twitter Space – Semi Most Important Tesla Product After Bot and Robotaxi

Twitter Space – Semi Most Important Tesla Product After Bot and...

A Twitter Space with Brian Wang, Bradford Fergeson, Randy Kirk, Gary Carson, Larry Goldberg, Lars Strandridder (Best in Tesla), John Gibb (Dr Know it All). Key insights – Tesla Semi could match the Tesla Car business in revenue if there is an accelerated shift to electric trucks by China and other nations in Asia. The…
CATL will Mix Cheaper Sodium Ion Batteries With Lithium for Acceptable Range EVs

CATL will Mix Cheaper Sodium Ion Batteries With Lithium for Acceptable...

CATL has achieved a mix of sodium ion and lithium ion which allows them to complement each other and thus increase the energy density of the battery system. This will help the transition to sodium ion batteries by using them at scale for suitable range electric cars and energy storage. Sodium-ion batteries will definitely become…
How Water Made Fire in an Indonesian Volcano

How Water Made Fire in an Indonesian Volcano

The Indonesian island of Java’s tallest volcano, Semeru, sent an ash cloud nearly a mile into the air this week—the latest uptick in unrest from a mountain that belches ash and volcanic gases almost constantly. The latest explosive activity is par for the course for Semeru, but this event was possibly exacerbated by a surprising-sounding…
The Linguistics of Swearing Explain Why We Substitute Darn for Damn

The Linguistics of Swearing Explain Why We Substitute Darn for Damn

When Douglas Adams’s U.S. publisher asked him to substitute something less offensive for the f-word in in his novel  Life, the Universe, and Everything (one of the sequels to The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy), Adams made a cheeky decision to swap in the name of an entire country with a reputation for maintaining a…
Forest Service to Explore a New Frontier–Electric Trucks

Forest Service to Explore a New Frontier–Electric Trucks

As part of the push to electrify government fleets, employees at three national forests will test out Ford F-150 Lightnings for field operations in rugged and remote areasA Ford Lightning F-150 pickup truck next to a charging station during a media event in Healdsburg, California, US, on Friday, May 20, 2022. With the release of…
Construction of World’s Largest Radio Observatory Is Finally Under Way

Construction of World’s Largest Radio Observatory Is Finally Under Way

After 30 years of planning and negotiations, construction begins this week on the Square Kilometre Array (SKA), the world’s largest radio-astronomy observatory. The giant instrument—to be built across sprawling sites in Australia and Africa—will collect the radio signals emitted by celestial objects and will hopefully shed light on some of the most enigmatic problems in…
Astronomers Grapple with JWST’s Discovery of Early Galaxies

Astronomers Grapple with JWST’s Discovery of Early Galaxies

In their quest to understand the first stars and galaxies that lit up the cosmos, astronomers are still in the dark—but getting closer to enlightenment one discovery at a time. That’s the almost inescapable conclusion from initial observations by the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), the $10-billion observatory that began science operations in July. Designed…
The world agreed to a global plastics treaty. Now comes the hard part.

The world agreed to a global plastics treaty. Now comes the...

Last March, environmental advocates celebrated a landmark victory when United Nations negotiators agreed to write a binding global treaty on plastic pollution. As the meeting concluded, diplomats emotionally declared that multilateralism is “still alive,” and called the intergovernmental environmental deal the most significant since the 2015 Paris Agreement. The treaty couldn’t be more urgent, as…

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MicroStrategy Executive Chairman Michael Saylor has accused former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried of “diabolical” front-running and using FTX as his personal piggy bank. The former MicroStrategy CEO came out guns blazing in a recent interview, where he essentially broke down FTX’s complex web of borrowing that had been collateralized by its own unregistered securities, whose…
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Photo Credit: Viberate[CASE STUDY] The data behind Taylor Swift’s fan-focused marketing strategy, the “Midnights” album roll-out, and THE tour ticket sales incident.The following comes from Viberate, a company DMN is proud to be partnering with.The issues that accompany breaking the world’s largest ticket service provider aren’t something any artist strives for. However, creating a demand that…
‘Destiny 2’ Has Stopped Any And All Seasonal Marketing And No One Knows Why

‘Destiny 2’ Has Stopped Any And All Seasonal Marketing And No One Knows Why

Destiny 2Bungie Like much of the Destiny 2 community, I remain deeply confused about what’s going on with Bungie’s marketing strategy this year, in that it more or less does not have one when it comes to the seasons that are supposed to sustain it between major expansion releases. For the third season in a…