Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Slashdot - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:25pm
AmiMoJo writes In his press conference, Elon Musk stated that the factory will produce all of its own energy using a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal. Engineering.com looks at the feasibility of the plans. Spoiler alert: it looks possible, though some storage will be required. Fortunately, if there is one thing the Gigafactory won't be short of it's batteries. From the article: "The numbers don’t lie. The site could realistically produce more than 2900 MWh of renewable electricity each day ... 20% more than it needs. These are conservative estimates on production and worst-case estimates on consumption, and it’s clear that there’s enough renewable energy to run the plant with some to spare."

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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Slashdot - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:25pm
AmiMoJo writes In his press conference, Elon Musk stated that the factory will produce all of its own energy using a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal. Engineering.com looks at the feasibility of the plans. Spoiler alert: it looks possible, though some storage will be required. Fortunately, if there is one thing the Gigafactory won't be short of it's batteries. From the article: "The numbers don’t lie. The site could realistically produce more than 2900 MWh of renewable electricity each day ... 20% more than it needs. These are conservative estimates on production and worst-case estimates on consumption, and it’s clear that there’s enough renewable energy to run the plant with some to spare."

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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Slashdot - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:25pm
AmiMoJo writes In his press conference, Elon Musk stated that the factory will produce all of its own energy using a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal. Engineering.com looks at the feasibility of the plans. Spoiler alert: it looks possible, though some storage will be required. Fortunately, if there is one thing the Gigafactory won't be short of it's batteries. From the article: "The numbers don’t lie. The site could realistically produce more than 2900 MWh of renewable electricity each day ... 20% more than it needs. These are conservative estimates on production and worst-case estimates on consumption, and it’s clear that there’s enough renewable energy to run the plant with some to spare."

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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Slashdot - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:25pm
AmiMoJo writes In his press conference, Elon Musk stated that the factory will produce all of its own energy using a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal. Engineering.com looks at the feasibility of the plans. Spoiler alert: it looks possible, though some storage will be required. Fortunately, if there is one thing the Gigafactory won't be short of it's batteries. From the article: "The numbers don’t lie. The site could realistically produce more than 2900 MWh of renewable electricity each day ... 20% more than it needs. These are conservative estimates on production and worst-case estimates on consumption, and it’s clear that there’s enough renewable energy to run the plant with some to spare."

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Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Slashdot - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:25pm
AmiMoJo writes In his press conference, Elon Musk stated that the factory will produce all of its own energy using a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal. Engineering.com looks at the feasibility of the plans. Spoiler alert: it looks possible, though some storage will be required. Fortunately, if there is one thing the Gigafactory won't be short of it's batteries. From the article: "The numbers don’t lie. The site could realistically produce more than 2900 MWh of renewable electricity each day ... 20% more than it needs. These are conservative estimates on production and worst-case estimates on consumption, and it’s clear that there’s enough renewable energy to run the plant with some to spare."

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Categories: Science

Tesla Plans To Power Its Gigafactory With Renewables Alone

Slashdot - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:25pm
AmiMoJo writes In his press conference, Elon Musk stated that the factory will produce all of its own energy using a combination of solar, wind, and geothermal. Engineering.com looks at the feasibility of the plans. Spoiler alert: it looks possible, though some storage will be required. Fortunately, if there is one thing the Gigafactory won't be short of it's batteries. From the article: "The numbers don’t lie. The site could realistically produce more than 2900 MWh of renewable electricity each day ... 20% more than it needs. These are conservative estimates on production and worst-case estimates on consumption, and it’s clear that there’s enough renewable energy to run the plant with some to spare."

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Evidence of 'diving' tectonic plates on Jupiter's moon Europa

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:22pm
Scientists have found evidence of plate tectonics on Jupiter's moon Europa. This indicates the first sign of this type of surface-shifting geological activity on a world other than Earth. "Europa may be more Earth-like than we imagined, if it has a global plate tectonic system," said one of the researchers.
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With New ‘Buy’ Button, Twitter Turns Itself Into a Shopping Mall

Wired News - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:19pm
Twitter is now testing a system, long in the works, that lets businesses embed "Buy" buttons in their tweets, so that you can instantly purchase products through the popular social networking service.






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Study puts some mussels into Chesapeake Bay restoration

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:15pm
Research in Chesapeake Bay shows that the mussels that typically colonize a restored oyster reef can more than double the reef's overall filtration capacity. Filtering plankton helps improve water quality because these tiny drifting organisms thrive on the excess nitrogen and other nutrients that humans release into the Bay and its tributaries through farming, wastewater outflow, and the burning of fossil fuels.
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Planet forming around star about 335 light years from Earth

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:15pm
Scientists have discovered what they believe is evidence of a planet forming around a star about 335 light years from Earth. Astronomers set out to study the protoplanetary disk around a star known as HD 100546, and as sometimes happens in scientific inquiry, it was by "chance" that they stumbled upon the formation of the planet orbiting this star.
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Unusual immune cell needed to prevent oral thrush, researchers find

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:15pm
An unusual kind of immune cell in the tongue appears to play a pivotal role in the prevention of thrush, according to the researchers who discovered them. The findings might shed light on why people infected with HIV or who have other immune system impairments are more susceptible to the oral yeast infection.
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Simeprevir in hepatitis C: Added benefit for certain patients

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:10pm
Certain patients with hepatitis genotype 1 infection -- without HIV infection -- have fewer symptoms or side effects. Probability and extent of added benefit vary, however.
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Plant diversity in China vital for global food security

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:10pm
With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future. A team has identified 871 wild plant species native to China that have the potential to adapt and maintain 28 globally important crops, including rice, wheat, soybean, sorghum, banana, apple, citrus fruits, grape, stone fruits and millet. 42% of these wild plant species, known as crop wild relatives occur nowhere else in the world.
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Future of our crops is at risk in conflict zones, say scientists

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:10pm
Wild species related to our crops, which are crucial as potential future food resources, have been identified by scientists, however, a significant proportion are found in conflict zones in the Middle East, where their conservation is increasingly comprised.
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Researchers part water: 'electric prism' separates water's nuclear spin states

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:10pm
Using an 'electric prism,' scientists have found a new way of separating water molecules that differ only in their nuclear spin states and, under normal conditions, do not part ways. Since water is such a fundamental molecule in the universe, the recent study may impact a multitude of research areas ranging from biology to astrophysics.
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New antimicrobial strategy silences NDM-1 resistance gene in pathogens

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:09pm
A molecule that can silence the gene responsible for severe antibiotic resistance in some bacteria has been synthesized by researchers. "There is a critical need to find new treatments for antibiotic-resistant pathogens and using a gene-silencing approach could be one viable strategy for new antimicrobial development," says one researcher.
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New compound inhibits enzyme crucial to MERS, SARS viruses -- with a catch

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:09pm
A compound that effectively inhibits an enzyme crucial to the viruses that cause Middle East respiratory syndrome and severe acute respiratory syndrome has been identified by researchers. The compound appears to have a different method of inhibition in each virus due to slight differences in each virus' enzyme which means finding other compounds that inhibit both may be difficult.
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Scientists take a look at the feel-good benefits of belly dance

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:07pm
A new study contributes to the scant literature available on belly dancing. Belly dancers have fewer hang-ups about their bodies. Most women who participate in this torso-driven dance do so because it is fun and they get to perform interesting moves -- not because they necessarily feel sexier while doing so.
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There could be increased numbers of psychopaths in senior managerial positions, high levels of business, research shows

Science Daily - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:07pm
For the first time, it has been demonstrated that people with psychopathic tendencies who have high IQs can mask their symptoms by manipulating tests designed to reveal their personalities. It raises the possibility that large numbers of ruthless risk-takers are able to conceal their level of psychopathy as they rise to key managerial posts. 
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Clever Trout Match Chimpanzees in a Cognitive Challenge

Wired News - Mon, 08/09/2014 - 4:04pm
Certain forms of collaboration are supposed to be so sophisticated that only the smartest creatures---namely humans and perhaps a few close relatives---are capable of them. Yet this exclusive club has a new and unexpected member: a species of fish, a class of animals seldom associated with high-level intelligence.






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