Tesla is now claiming 35% battery cost reduction at ‘Gigafactory 1’ – hinting at breakthrough cost below $125/kWh | Electrek

Recent studies show that average electric vehicle battery cost dropped 80% in 6 years down to ~$227/kWh. It’s exciting progress for the electric vehicle industry, but it’s still not eno…

Source: Tesla is now claiming 35% battery cost reduction at ‘Gigafactory 1’ – hinting at breakthrough cost below $125/kWh | Electrek

New engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

CU boulder researchers demonstrating their newly engineered material.Credit: Image courtesy of University of Colorado at Boulder A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial — an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in

Source: New engineered material can cool roofs, structures with zero energy consumption

 

Source2: http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21716599-film-worth-watching-how-keep-cool-without-costing-earth

 

source3: http://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2017/02/08/science.aai7899?utm_source=SciPak%20%28updated%202/3/2017%29&utm_campaign=f543794a9b-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_03&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_10c5e799a3-f543794a9b-126517541

 

how are Kurzweil predictions holding up in 2017?

Back in 2007 I was very excited to start reading The Singularity is Near by Ray Kurzweil which had been published 2 years earlier in 2005. As someone who’d always been fascinated by computers and technology since I started programming my first ZX Spectrum as a child, through to my teenage years programming in QBASIC, to my work as a Web Developer, I was well aware of Moore’s law and very conscious of the accelerating progress in technology.