Tesla wants to build battery cells in Texas alongside Cybertrucks

  • Tesla may be planning to build batteries at its forthcoming Texas factory.
  • In documents filed to the state’s Commission on Environmental Quality, the company mentions a proposal for cell production.
  • Last month, CEO Elon Musk said Tesla found new innovations to bring down the cost of producing batteries while integrating them inside of its cars more efficiently. 
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Tesla may be planning to build battery cells alongside Cybertrucks and other vehicles at its newest factory, set to open in 2021.

Documents filed with the state’s Commission on Environmental Quality, first reported by the Austin Business Journal, cite battery cell manufacturing among activities to occur at the 2,100-acre site near Austin.

“The facility is proposing to operate a cell-manufacturing unit to produce the battery packs that are installed in the vehicle,” one of the permit applications first spotted by Bloomberg says.

In recent months, Tesla

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Virgin Hyperloop to build new certification center in West Virginia

Gov. Jim Justice (R-W.Va.) on Thursday announced plans for a new Virgin Hyperloop Certification Center in West Virginia spanning across 800 acres of land.

Virgin Hyperloop shared that work on the new development is expected to begin in 2021. According to a press release from Justice, the research facility will create “thousands of new jobs across construction, manufacturing, operations, and high-tech sectors.”

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research at West Virginia University predicts that the venture will impact West Virginia’s economy by $48 million annually.

Virgin Hyperloop CEO Jay Walder said in the announcement, “West Virginia is well-positioned to provide a fully-integrated solution that advances the nationwide opportunity for hyperloop.”

Hyperloop transportation is a recently proposed form of passage that seek to cut cross-country land travel to a fraction of current times by moving people and goods through a vacuum at speeds over 600 mph. In the future, they

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iConnections Announces Partnership With The Investment Institute to Build Transformational Ecosystem For the Investment Industry

iConnections and TII Are Pleased To Announce They Have Entered Into a Global Strategic Partnership, Combining TII’s Industry Leading Educational Forum Services with iConnections’ World Class Strategy-Led Enterprise Delivery and Next-Gen Technology Services

The Investment Institute (TII), a leading membership body offering unbiased and non-commercial educational investment forums for senior decision-makers from leading endowments, foundations, pension funds, family offices and asset management firms has announced a strategic partnership with iConnections, the industry leading platform that seamlessly connects managers and allocators for virtual meetings, giving managers the ability to subscribe and share.

The iConnections Investment Institute will allow TII members real-time interactions and access to peers in the community throughout the year as well as enable allocators to clearly identify managers and strategies that may be of interest.

With technology playing an increasingly critical role in every aspect of business, companies recognize that they need to accelerate the development of digital

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Ex-Tesla exec Straubel aims to build world’s top battery recycler

By Paul Lienert

(Reuters) – Tesla co-founder J.B. Straubel wants to build his startup Redwood Materials into the world’s top battery recycling company and one of the largest battery materials companies, he said at a technology conference Wednesday.

Straubel aims to leverage two partnerships, one with Panasonic Corp, the Japanese battery manufacturer that is teamed with Tesla at the Nevada gigafactory, and one announced weeks ago with e-commerce giant Amazon.

With production of electric vehicles and batteries about to explode, Straubel says his ultimate goal is to “make a material impact on sustainability, at an industrial scale.”

Established in early 2017, Redwood this year will recycle more than 1 gigawatt-hours’ worth of battery scrap materials from the gigafactory — enough to power more than 100 Tesla cars.

That is a fraction of the half-million vehicles Tesla expects to build this year. At the company’s Battery Day in late September, Chief

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Former NASA astronaut who helped build new Boeing spacecraft won’t fly on first mission

Former NASA astronaut Chris Ferguson says he no longer plans to command the first-ever crewed mission of the Boeing Starliner, the spacecraft he’s spent the last decade helping to build.

a man wearing sunglasses: Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson looks on during a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. They will be part of the first crew to fly on the Starliner spacecraft some time next year.

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Boeing astronaut Chris Ferguson looks on during a press conference at the Kennedy Space Center, in Cape Canaveral, Fla., Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. They will be part of the first crew to fly on the Starliner spacecraft some time next year.

NASA and Boeing made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying Ferguson made the decision for “personal reasons.” Ferguson said in a follow-up tweet that he plans to prioritize his family, and he “made several commitments which I simply cannot risk missing.”


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He did not provide further details.

Ferguson, an engineer and veteran of three Space Shuttle missions, left the NASA astronaut corps in 2011 to help Boeing design and build a next-generation spacecraft that could

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The best company in South Africa to build a smartphone app for your company

Many South African companies are looking to improve their operations through mobile apps, but it can be a daunting task to design and build a world-class app.

Good news is that there is a company which specializes in Android and iOS app development which can help – Codehesion.

Codehesion is South Africa’s top mobile app developer and has helped many companies launch their own apps.

Codehesion takes care of everything when providing a business with a new smartphone app, including the planning, design, build, and launch.

Their app developers also help with the strategy around the app, provide advice on which features to include, and list the app on the Android and iOS app stores.

Additionally, Codehesion CEO Hector Beyers said their experience helps them guide clients on which type of app will work best for their business.

Risk-free consultation

Codehesion offers South African businesses a free and easy

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This Startup Has A Plan To Build The Missing Link For Self-Driving Cars

For several years, technology companies have dangled the promise of a lidar sensor with no moving parts that is also small and cheap enough to embed on several key places of a vehicle. These robust, solid-state sensors are one of many essential components auto manufacturers need before they unleash self-driving vehicles on the market. But while they’re not the only variable of the autonomous vehicle equation that needs to be solved, lidars are an important—and redundant—tool needed to help vehicles “see” in a range of weather and lighting conditions.

Several Bay Area startups are angling to be the first to bring solid-state lidar to market, and yesterday Ouster became the latest Silicon Valley company to announce that it has developed a compact lidar with no moving parts that can be mass-produced at an affordable price. The catch? Like

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Manufacturers need to build up workforce as workers retire


Manufacturing Day is not the kind of annual “day” that lends itself to a greeting card. But the first Friday in October is an important opportunity to celebrate the significant role of modern manufacturing in the health and future of our nation. Honda is proud to participate in this important day of recognition.

The reality is that for Honda, and thousands of other companies across America, a crisis is nearing in terms of our ability to acquire the talent required for the manufacturing workforce of the 21st century. Some studies estimate that nearly 2.8 million manufacturing jobs will be unfilled by 2028. This is due to rapid changes in product technology and the processes used to build them, but also the need to better engage and prepare the next generation of workers for a career in manufacturing.

After building automobiles in America for nearly 40 years, veteran team members

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Korean Millionaire Investing in Decentralized Finance with the desire to build the future of Cryptocurrencies trading

New York, October 6, 2020 (INSIDER MONKEY WIRE)– Fintech is becoming a fast-growing industry in the world today. The term is an amalgamation of the words “Finance” and “Technology” and it is associated with any business that uses technology to enhance or automate financial services and processes. As an industry, Fintech is becoming increasingly beneficial to both businesses and consumers.

In recent years, blockchain have enabled major strides in the financial technology (fintech) industry. Blockchain offers faster, cheaper transactions which are more secure and have permanent records. Blockchain also has the potential to dramatically reshape the capital markets industry with a significant impact on business models, reductions in risk and savings of cost and capital.

While AI technologies are helping financial institutions to save billions in costs incurred in service costs and also have streamlined the data analysis process. Blockchain is lowering the cost of transactions while allowing for a

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SpaceX, L3Harris win Space Development Agency contracts to build missile-warning satellites

SDA Director Derek Tournear said SpaceX “came in with an extremely credible proposal” that leverages the Starlink assembly line

WASHINGTON — The Space Development Agency awarded SpaceX a $149 million contract and L3Harris a $193.5 million contract to each build four satellites to detect and track ballistic and hypersonic missiles.

The contracts announced Oct. 5 are for the first eight satellites of a potentially much larger Space Development Agency constellation of sensor satellites known as Tracking Layer Tranche 0. This is SpaceX’s first military contract to produce satellites. 

Both companies have to each deliver four satellites by September 2022, Space Development Agency Director Derek Tournear told SpaceNews.

Each satellite will have a “wide field of view” overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) sensor capable of detecting and tracking advanced missile threats from low Earth orbit. Each satellite also will have an optical crosslink so it can pass data to relay satellites. 


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