Why Massachusetts beauty queen quit over #MeToo skit | BBC News

Why Massachusetts beauty queen quit over #MeToo skit – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44811159

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Scientists sniff out Parkinson’s disease smell | BBC News

Lady who could “smell” Parkinson’s disease led researchers to find 10 unique molecules on Parkinson’s suffers.

This may lead to early diagnosis.

Scientists sniff out Parkinson’s disease smell – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42252411

Elon Musk says The Boring Company could build a second BART Transbay tube for a fraction of the cost

Elon Musk says The Boring Company could build a second BART Transbay tube for a fraction of the cost

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he could build the Bay Area a second BART tunnel connecting the East Bay and San Francisco in a fifth of the time and for a 10th of the cost of current projects. Local regulators and Bay Area commuters have long coveted a second Transbay tunnel to unclog some of the region’s congestion. Musk tweeted this week that The Boring Co., a side company he operates in addition to Palo Alto-based carmaker Tesla, Inc. and his space exploration company SpaceX, could get the tunnel done faster and far more cheaply than the figures he’s seen quoted so far.

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Elon Musk shares the epic last photo of ‘Starman’ in the red Tesla he shot into space

Elon Musk shares the epic last photo of ‘Starman’ in the red Tesla he shot into space

For as long as a connection was available, SpaceX took pictures of the car and mannequin driver as it floated through space.

video embeds and photos in the article are definitely worth checking out. Especially the animation!

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China’s solar powered highway

https://futurism.com/?p=116485

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Solar Roadways Are Now Open
Roofs and windows of buildings aren’t the only surfaces that can be used to generate solar power. In China, construction has begun of the country’s first solar highway, in which solar panels are placed underneath transparent concrete.

As reported by Electrek, the solar highway is a 2 km (1.2 mile) stretch of road located on the Jinan City Expressway, and it’s divided into three layers. The see-through concrete shields an array of solar panels of two sizes. Beneath the solar panels is a layer that will keep them isolated from the damp ground. The road itself has already been completed, and now it’s only a matter of connecting the grid, which is expected to be finished by the end of the year alongside the completion of the Jinan Expressway’s south section.

Overhead shot of China’s solar highway. Image Credit: People’s Network
This isn’t the first solar road China has worked on. Earlier this year, the Qilu Transportation Development Group — which is also handling the Jinan Expressway solar road — built a 160 meter (0.09 mile) long solar road in the city of Jinan itself. It’s capable of heating up to keep the highway clear of snow and ice, and may one day be able to wirelessly charge electric vehicles. The new solar highway is expected to one day be equipped with the same features.

Solar Roads Around the World
Outside of China, solar roads are nothing new. In 2014, the Netherlands built a bike path fitted with solar panels to generate electricity; a village in the north of France opened a km (0.62 mile) long solar road in 2016. In the U.S. the Missouri Department of Transportation agreed to begin testing solar sidewalks near Route 66.

Solar roadways may have their critics (they are susceptible to being covered by dirt and other debris), but as their efficiency and applications improve, they’re sure to prove their value. And with EVs becoming more popular, the world’s going to need more ways to keep their vehicles charged and ready to go.