Category Archives: Transport

Why Alice Friedmann is wrong

Just 16 months ago Alice Friedemann asked:- Diesel is finite. Trucks are the bedrock of civilization. So where are the battery electric trucks? The answer is Tesla! Tesla electric trucks will be not only be safer, smarter, faster, and more … Continue reading

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SpaceX airlines?

The EveryDay Astronaut has a good breakdown of the much longer, rambling Elon Musk presentation. It’s 11 minutes compared to Musk’s 40 minute presentation. In a nutshell, Space X couldn’t fund last year’s plans for a truly gigantic 12m diameter … Continue reading

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Why I’m against Tesla’s Boring company purpose

The whole ‘Tesla skate’ idea is to take electric cars stuck in traffic, put them on a high speed electric skate that shoots along a tunnel underground at 200mph! Sounds like something cool from science fiction, right? Unfortunately, not all … Continue reading

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Free speech not a big priority for doomers

It doesn’t take long to get banned from doomer websites. They tend to quickly recycle tired old myths to people like myself that quote peer-reviewed research into nuclear power, affordable synthetic diesel, and other matters. Then, before too long, your … Continue reading

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Human driving is SO yesterday!

This Tesla dashboard camera shows the Tesla car predict an accident ahead seconds before it happens. Watch the video and hear the alarm sound three beeps seconds before the car crashes ahead! The stupid humans driving the car in front … Continue reading

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Call for driverless Australia by 2030

I’ve been saying it for a while: a driver-less society is coming. It could soon be illegal to drive in Australia, because the robots will do it so much better! Smart cars are coming, but what about smart roads? Telstra’s … Continue reading

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Algal lamps

Hi all, a friend recommended a facebook meme all about algal lamps. Before I get all down on them, look how cool they are! I mean, these things are seriously steampunk! I also need to say I love¬†different scientists trying … Continue reading

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