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+ - Telsa Motors Unveils Model D Sedan-> 1

Submitted by SchrodingerZ
SchrodingerZ (2576405) writes "Nine days after Elon Musk hinted about a new project, the P85D Sedan has been unveiled by Tesla Motors. The Model D is Tesla's latest car design, capable of feats not yet seen in electric vehicles. The four door luxury car is able to go from zero to 60 miles per hour in a mere 3.2 seconds, an acceleration similar to the McLaren F1 super car. While the exterior remains the same build as the Model S, the interior will have a second motor in the front of the car, to complement the rear motor. The D models will also have a slightly larger range of 275 miles on a single charge, 10 miles more than the 85 and P85 cars. The safety features have also been enhanced, adding "adaptive cruise control and the ability to read speed limit signs, stop itself if a crash is imminent, stay in its lane, and even park itself in a street spot or in your garage." Musk explains at the inaugural event, "this car is nuts. It’s like taking off from a carrier deck. It’s just bananas." The Model D is available for the 60kWh, 80kWh, and P85 cars, and are expected to start shipping in December of this year."
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+ - Nuclear Fusion in 10 years?

Submitted by msevior
msevior (145103) writes "The EM2 corportation has submitted a paper to axiv.org describing their $10 million US Navy project to investigate Bussards Polywell fusion device. NBC has a report on the development . Quoting Nicholas Krall, a plasma physicist who has been working in the fusion field for more than a half-century and has been an adviser to EMC2 Fusion, "I think this is the most exciting experimental advance that I've been involved in," he told NBC News. 'I'm stoked.""

+ - Lego Ends Shell Partnership Under Greenpeace Pressure 1

Submitted by jones_supa
jones_supa (887896) writes "Since 1960s, we have been seeing the oil company Shell logo being featured in some Lego sets, and Legos being distributed at petrol stations in 26 countries. This marketing partnership is coming to an end, after coming under sustained pressure from Greenpeace. The environmental campaign, protesting about the oil giant's plans to drill in the Arctic, came with a YouTube video that depicted pristine Arctic, built from 120 kg of Lego, being covered in oil. CEO of Lego, Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, wants to leave the dispute between Greenpeace and Shell, and the toy company is getting out of the way."

Comment: Re:perfect? (Score 1) 110

by polar red (#48051339) Attached to: MIT Study Outlines a 'Perfect' Solar Cell

How about comparing it to the total cost, over time, of other sources of energy

solar and wind already have won that race. they already are cheaper than any of the other technologies, even without factoring the externalities. so the question is : is this new solar tech cheaper than the currently-on-the-market panels

+ - David Cameron says Brits should be taught Imperial measures->

Submitted by 00_NOP
00_NOP (559413) writes "Children in the UK have been taught in metric measures in school since (at least) 1972, but yesterday British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested that they should actually be taught in Imperial measures (which are still in use officially to measure road distances and speeds but not really anywhere else). Is this because he has not got a clue about science or because he is trying to buy off his right wing fringe (who object to "metrication") or because he might be a bit stupid, Oxford degree not withstanding?"
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Comment: Re:In other news: Are 4K displays worth getting ye (Score 1) 204

by polar red (#47836277) Attached to: Dell Demos 5K Display

Anybody use a 4K display for programming / development work? Good or bad idea?

i would LOVE that. I am now using 2 * 1920*1080, and i would gladly trade them in for a 4K. I would love to be able to see more code, multiple windows side by side, and more vertical space would eliminate a lot of scrolling

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