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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
ZETA Zero Emission Transportation Association EV electric vehicles Tesla Uber

ZETA lays out federal EV policy roadmap

The Zero Emission Transportation Association has laid out a comprehensive federal roadmap to achieve 100% electric vehicle sales by 2030. A new coalition, Zero Emission Transportation... — Updated 1/19/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
BrightDrop General Motors EV600 EP1 Mary Barra Richard Smith electric ecosystem

GM unveils all electric delivery ecosystem

In following a rebranding focused on mass adoption of electric mobility, General Motors announced the launch of a new venture, BrightDrop, intended to promote its growing electric vehicle market... — Updated 1/19/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
U.S. Department of Energy Dan Brouillette nuclear power plant ARDP NRIC TRISO

Nuclear program sets off decade of growth

Early last year, the U.S. Department of Energy launched three separate award programs to fund domestic private companies in developing nuclear reactors in the United States. Congress appropriated... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
General Motors Everybody In electric vehicle Deborah Wahl Sharon Gauci

GM embraces electric inflection point

In what may be an inflection point, not only for a legendary American automaker but for the future of automobiles around the globe, General Motors has set off on a new path, an all-electric path.... — Updated 1/12/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Apple Inc EV Project Titan Magna Foxconn Doug Field Hal Eddins Trip Miller

Possible Apple EV back in the limelight

Word on the street, Apple is moving forward with its own line of electric vehicles and according to them, its "like the first time you saw the iPhone", the company hopes to have production up and... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Tesla Inc. Elon Musk EV 500,000 cars stock shares all-time high

Tesla delivers 500k EVs, trending higher

Even during a year as wildly uncertain as 2020, Tesla Inc. managed to deliver just shy of its half-a-million-vehicle target. All things considered, it is a remarkable achievement and a leap over... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
COVID-19 Teck Resources Corning Vollebak Graphene Composites CityU Hong Kong

Minerals and metals to heal a sick planet

2020 was a year many will not forget, from the onset of COVID-19 in the spring, to the subsequent economic instability left in its wake. A silver lining to this challenging year, however, may be... — Updated 1/5/2021 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
European Space Agency McGill University Eindhoven University of Technology

Iron fuels the fires of carbon free energy

University researchers working in tandem with the European Space Agency, have tested the use of a new, smokeless, carbon-free energy by burning iron powder. And what better way to assess the... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Semplastics X-MAT National Energy Technology Laboratory Bill Easter X-TILE

Naughty to nice with a coal-made home

Instead of brick by brick, X-MAT, the advanced materials division of Semplastics, is looking to build homes lump by lump with coal, and with a recent approval of funding by the Department of... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Epiroc Canada MineRP Dundee Precious Metals Helena Hedblom Davie Rae ERP

Mining data company acquired by Epiroc

Epiroc Canada, a subsidiary of the Sweden-based Epiroc, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the software company MineRP for increased mine productivity. As part of the agreement,... — Updated 12/29/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
UC San Diego ZPower silver-zinc flexible battery Joseph Wang Ying Shirley Meng

Bending the rechargeable battery rules

The future of rechargeable batteries and the technologies they will power just got a lot more flexible, thanks to a recent breakthrough in screen-printable, high-capacity silver-zinc batteries by... — Updated 12/22/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
BMW Rolls-Royce 3D metal printing Daniel Schäfer Additive Manufacturing

BMW gets behind 3D metal printing wheel

BMW Group has gotten behind the wheel of the quickly emerging 3D printing technology to hasten vehicle parts development and production to maximize manufacturing capabilities for its automobile in... — Updated 12/15/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Mitsubishi Power Ltd. Aubert & Duval additive manufacturing 3D metal printing

Mitsubishi anticipates metal AM industry

Mitsubishi Power Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, is heralding a future of 3D metal printing with AM-Zone, a facility that utilizes world-leading technology and materials to... — Updated 12/8/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Exyn Technologies Inc. C.R. Kennedy autonomous drone Clinton Harn Nadar Elm

Exyn shares gift of autonomy to Outback

The award-winning and rapidly growing autonomous drone company, Exyn Technologies, gains Australian market exposure by partnering with C.R. Kennedy, one of the largest providers of survey... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Teck Resources Ltd. COVID-19 antimicrobial copper Chile Don Lindsay

Teck battles virus with copper in Chile

Continuing its initiative to bring copper to the frontlines in the urgent fight against the spread of bacteria and viruses such as COVID-19, Teck Resources Ltd. announced the expansion of its... — Updated 12/1/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
ISS microbes REE biomining NASA BioRock UK Center for Astrobiology

Microbes mine metals, make soil on ISS

Drifting some 250 miles above the Earth, researchers aboard the International Space Station have enlisted the help from some of the smallest miners in the universe, microbes. These off-world... — Updated 11/24/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Exyn autonomous aerial robots for mapping lidar data collection compilation

Exyn unveils next gen drone technology

Exyn Technologies launches the newest drone in its lineup of aerial robots, the ExynAero, along with ExynPak, a new portable format that allows users to take advantage of the drone's mapping and o... — Updated 11/24/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals UK Exeter

UK launches total tech metal recycling

The Interdisciplinary Circular Economy Center in Technology Metals, one of five new centers recently announced by the United Kingdom government, aims to revolutionize how technology crucial to... — Updated 11/17/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Metals
Quantum dots copper indium selenide Los Alamos National Laboratory transistors

Quantum dot transistor gets green light

A recent scientific breakthrough in the metals used for transistors may change the face of all conventional electronics, providing new circuitry and electronics with the simply named quantum dot.... — Updated 11/11/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
ink-jet 3D printing graphene Advanced Functional Materials Mark Fromhold

Quantum leap for inkjet-printed graphene

Researchers at Nottingham University of England have made a breakthrough in 3D printing graphene into electronic components with an inkjet printer by adding tiny flakes of this highly conductive... — Updated 11/10/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
South Dakota mining engineering school CAT Labs MineStar

Cat sponsors SD mining school initiatives

Caterpillar Inc. is sponsoring a partnership with South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to explore new technologies aimed at promoting a new paradigm of environmentally sound mining.... — Updated 11/3/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Artificial Intelligence AI mineral exploration drill core log photo analysis

Core photos new focus for AI exploration

GoldSpot Discoveries Corp., already known for using machine learning to assist mineral exploration companies, has added new core imaging technology that explorers can use in determining viable... — Updated 10/27/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Underground mining internet of thing IoT ventilation devices

Maestro launches mine IoT monitoring tool

Canada-based Maestro Digital Mine launches MaestroLink, a server software tool for managing health conditions for all Maestro-based digital industrial internet of things devices and networks for... — Updated 10/20/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
Artificial Intelligence AI mineral exploration Keno Hill Silver Yukon

GoldSpot AI explores Yukon's Keno Hill

Metallic Minerals Corp. is applying GoldSpot Discoveries Corp.'s proprietary machine learning technology and geoscience expertise to help refine drill targets at its Keno Silver project in... — Updated 10/13/2020 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Mining Tech
European Institute of Innovation and Technology Minecraft geology mod

Learn geology in Minecraft with BetterGeo

Europe takes a different approach to education by developing a video game modification for one of the world's most popular games, Minecraft. With an increasing population requiring larger... — Updated 9/29/2020 Full story


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