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Tesla can help China’s electric car market grow bigger and stronger, says start-up WM Motors

“If Tesla moves its production facilities to China, it could help the entire electric vehicle (EV) market there grow bigger, according to the founder of a Chinese EV start-up” writes Andrew Wong for cnbc.com. “I think Tesla, a very good brand in the electric vehicle market, coming into China actually helps the whole electric vehicle market become bigger and become stronger versus the traditional cars,” says Freeman Shen, founder of WM Motor. Previously, they were required to enter into joint ventures with local Chinese companies in order to operate in…

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Electrical defects cause Priuses to stall; Toyota may be bracing for a legal fight as safety worries grow

“The overheating problem occurs in a device known as an inverter, which controls amounts of power flowing between the car’s battery and its two electric motors” writes Ralph Vartabedian for latimes.com. The power flow is reversed when the brakes are applied and electricity flows back to charge the battery. Source: latimes.com Share This:

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Oblak unsure over Atletico Madrid future

“Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak said “nobody knows” what will happen in the future as the Slovenian star insisted he is only focused on ending the season with silverware” writes Sporting News for sportingnews.com. Oblak added: “Atletico can grow.However, Oblak did little to allay doubts over his future after Sunday’s goalless draw against Real Betis.”I am sure that Atletico will grow and we will see what will happen to me, for the moment I am here. Source: sportingnews.com Share This:

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Yep, the feds grow and sell marijuana. Here’s how.

“They have the one and only license ever issued by the DEA to grow cannabis for research purposes,” Dr” writes Morgan Sung for mashable.com. In fact, the National Institute on Drug Abuse pays this university to grow weed, and then distributes it to registered researchers.Does the government actually grow weed for its citizens, though?. Is the government really growing weed?. In the 2008 stoner staple Pineapple Express, a secret military facility experiments with growing marijuana in the 1930s. Source: mashable.com Share This:

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Japanese companies see big things in small-scale industrial robots

“In a country known for bringing large-scale industrial robots to the factory floor, such relatively dainty machines have until recently been dismissed as niche and low-margin” writes Midwest Communications Inc for 95kqds.com. But Universal Robots’ von Hollen was unfazed by the interest of such heavyweights, saying the market would grow to accommodate new competitors.Heavy industrial robots had to be fenced off from human contact.Supported by Berlin’s “Industrie 4.0” strategy to promote smart factories, the likes of Kuka and Robert Bosch followed Universal Robots into the market in the early 2010s.Danish…

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Eventbrite Acquires Spain’s Ticketea to Further Grow European Operations

“Ticketing platform Eventbrite has acquired Ticketea, one of Spain’s leading ticketing providers, to further grow its presence in Continental Europe” writes Richard Smirke for billboard.com. Joker identifies the opportunity to integrate Ticketea’s product and engineering teams and technology into Eventbrite as a key element of the deal.In 2017, more than 50 million people bought a ticket or registered for an event on the platform. Source: billboard.com Share This:

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Calls grow to boycott STARBUCKS after arrest of black men…

“Calls are growing for a boycott of the Starbucks coffee shop chain after police were filmed arresting two black men waiting for a friend in a branch in Philadelphia” reports newsweek.com. Under the #BoycottStarbucks hastag on Twitter, people accused the chain’s employees of racially profiling the men, and criticised police for arresting them when they refused to leave. Source: newsweek.com Share This:

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China plans to grow flowers and silkworms on the dark side of the moon

“China hopes to create a ‘mini biosphere’ on the dark side of the Moon, with flowers and silkworms sustaining each other as they grow on the lifeless lunar surface” writes Charles Moore for telegraph.co.uk. The silkworms will them create carbon dioxide and produce waste that will allow the plants to grow, Chinese scientists say.A small tube will direct natural sunlight into the tin to help the plants and potato seeds grow. Source: telegraph.co.uk Share This:

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Calls grow for action over ‘chemical attack’…

“President Donald Trump — who last year launched a missile strike on a regime base after another alleged chemical attack — warned after the latest accusations that there would be a “big price to pay”” reports yahoo.com. Damascus and Moscow have denied any use of chemical weapons, but French President Emmanuel Macron’s office said he and Trump had shared information “confirming” the gas attack. Source: yahoo.com Share This:

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Shine announces 2 million users, raises $5 million to grow its motivational mindfulness app

“Headspace raised a chunky $37 million round last summer, taking its total funding past $75 million, while Simple Habit nabbed a smaller $2.5 million round” writes Paul Sawers for venturebeat.com. The company also revealed that it now has more than two million users across 189 countries, a figure that has doubled from just three months ago when it launched its first mobile app, which serves motivational audio tracks directly to users’ iPhones.Though the app is free, users can unlock premium features with a $7.99 (monthly) or $59.99 (yearly) membership. And Calm…

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