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  • Western Mass Weather for April 20, 2019
    by David Hayes on April 20, 2019 at 12:56 pm

    AT 9AM MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN IS TRACKING NNE OUT OF CONNECTICUT AND INTO THE REGION LASTING INTO THE AFTERNOON…. FLOOD WATCH CONTINUES FOR THE ENTIRE REGION TODAY, WITH A FLASH FLOOD WATCH POSTED FOR THE TACONICS OF EASTERN NY… (8:55am Saturday) Good morning everybody, heavy rain is about to move into the region, which […]

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  • Lindsey Mendick’s autobiographical ceramic works and…
    on April 20, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    Lindsey Mendick’s autobiographical ceramic works and installations bring cerebral and surreal touches to the everyday. See more here. […]

  • In a mid-career retrospective exhibition at the Mesa…
    on April 19, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    In a mid-career retrospective exhibition at the Mesa Contemporary Arts Museum At Mesa Arts Center, Esao Andrews offers paintings that span his career. “Petrichor,” curated by Thinkspace Projects, looks at the riveting, pop surrealist output from the artist, over the past several years. See more works from the exhibition here. […]

  • David Altmejd’s mindbending sculptures return in a new show at…
    on April 19, 2019 at 2:35 pm

    David Altmejd’s mindbending sculptures return in a new show at White Cube Hong Kong. In “The Vibrating Man,” running through May 18, the artist offers his transforming figures and busts, each its on unsettling, yet absorbing mutation. See more here. […]

  • In Jessie Makinson’s oil and watercolor paintings, the…
    on April 18, 2019 at 4:45 pm

    In Jessie Makinson’s oil and watercolor paintings, the artist looks at how women are represented in both pop culture and art history. See more on HiFructose.com. […]

  • Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s affecting mixed-media portraits recently…
    on April 17, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Nathaniel Mary Quinn’s affecting mixed-media portraits recently returned in the show “Always Felt, Rarely Seen” at Almine Rech in Brussels. Even though Quinn’s work has collage-like look, it’s executed using charcoal, oil-paint, paint-stick, gouache and oil pastel. See more here. […]

  • In Peter Palfi’s “Looney Tombs” series, the mythologies of…
    on April 17, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    In Peter Palfi’s “Looney Tombs” series, the mythologies of Ancient Egyptian gods and 20th-century animation synthesize with artifacts faithful to both histories. The Hungarian artist uses bronze, wood, resin, actual mummified animals, and other materials to craft these sculptures—along with his own complete Book of the Dead. See more on HiFructose.com. […]

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Green Economy News

  • An Electric Bike That Reads Your Mind?
    by Jennifer Sensiba on April 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Xmera recently started a new ad campaign on Facebook for an electric bike (e-bike) that uses wrist sensors and an EEG helmet to read your mind for easy control and customized workouts. After years in development, the bicycle is set to go live for crowdfunding next mont […]

  • Tesla Autopilot, Full Self Driving, Elon Musk, ARK Invest — CleanTech Talk with Tasha Keeney
    by Zachary Shahan on April 20, 2019 at 11:17 pm

    For our hot new CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with ARK Invest Analyst Tasha Keeney to discuss various aspects of autonomous vehicles, Tesla, Tesla, and Tesla. Tasha is focused on autonomous cars and 3D printing in her position at ARK Invest. She and ARK Invest CEO Cathie Wood recently hosted Tesla CEO Elon Musk in the studio for their new podcast series, so we built off of that chat and I also brought in several key autonomy topics I’m always eager to learn more about […]

  • Here’s Why The Model Y Is The Only Tesla I Don’t Mind Waiting For
    by Chris Boylan on April 20, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    I know that’s a strange title for an article. But let me explain. I took my family for a test drive in a Tesla Model S P85+ back in 2013. I was hooked. So were the kids. (The wife took a little more convincing.) But a sedan, even a roomy sedan with the ability to seat seven (sort of), wasn’t an ideal choice for us at the time. Then I saw the video for the upcoming Model X. OMG, those FALCON-WING DOORS! Seating for seven. Loads of space. I NEEDED THAT! […]

  • Tesla Nevada Gigafactory — Something Strange Is Going On, But It’s Not What You Think
    by Chanan Bos on April 20, 2019 at 8:50 pm

    The Tesla Gigafactory is a technological marvel, is largely a mystery, and also happens to be the world’s biggest battery manufacturing facility. This article was originally going to be about the financing “freeze” and what might actually be going on, but now it will also straighten out some new Panasonic lithium waste that just hit the fan […]

  • NEVS Will Build Sion Solar-Powered Electric Car At Former SAAB Factory In Sweden
    by Steve Hanley on April 20, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    The Sion, a 5-door hatchback electric car from Sono Motors with solar panels embedded into its exterior, will be manufactured by NEVS at the former SAAB factory in Trollhatten, Sweden starting in 2020. […]

  • Genesis Mint Electric Car Concept — Small In Size, Big On Luxury
    by Steve Hanley on April 20, 2019 at 2:30 pm

    The world is cuckoo for SUVs. But is there a place for an all electric two-seater designed for the city? Genesis certainly thinks so. […]

Space News

  • Things are stacking up for NASA’s Mars 2020 spacecraft
    on April 19, 2019 at 6:50 am

    For the past few months, the clean room floor in High Bay 1 at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has been covered in parts, components and test equipment for the Mars 2020 spacecraft, scheduled for launch toward the Red Planet in July of 2020. But over the past few weeks, some of these components—the spacecraft-rocket-laden landing system and even the stand-in for the rover (christened “surrogate-rover”) – have seemingly disappeared. […]

  • Israeli team investigating ‘chain of events’ in lunar crash
    on April 18, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    The Israeli start-up behind last week’s failed lunar landing said Thursday that it is still investigating a malfunction that caused the spacecraft to plummet to the moon’s surface. […]

  • A closer look at Mercury’s spin and gravity reveals the planet’s inner solid core
    on April 17, 2019 at 4:22 pm

    How do you explore the interior of a planet without ever touching down on it? Start by watching the way the planet spins, then measure how your spacecraft orbits it—very, very carefully. This is exactly what NASA planetary scientists did, using data from the agency’s former mission to Mercury. […]

  • A small step for China: Mars base for teens opens in desert
    on April 17, 2019 at 8:41 am

    In the middle of China’s Gobi desert sits a Mars base simulator, but instead of housing astronauts training to live on the Red Planet, the facility is full of teenagers on a school trip. […]

  • CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions
    on April 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. But these breadloaf-size satellites have proven their ability to return useful data. […]

  • How to defend the Earth from asteroids
    on April 16, 2019 at 4:30 pm

    A mere 17-20 meters across, the Chelyabinsk meteor caused extensive ground damage and numerous injuries when it exploded on impact with Earth’s atmosphere in February 2013. […]

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