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Carbon Nanotubes Growing From Catalytic Nanoparticles

Carbon Nanotubes Could Revolutionize Everything From Batteries and Water Purifiers to Auto Parts and Sporting Goods

Vertically aligned carbon nanotubes growing from catalytic nanoparticles (gold color) on a silicon wafer on top of a heating stage (red glow). Diffusion of acetylene (black molecules) through the gas phase to the catalytic sites determines the growth rate in a cold-wall showerhead reactor. Credit: Image by Adam Samuel Connell/LLNL Scientists at the Department of …

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Toyota cuts output target amid chip crunch as profit tumbles 25%

Toyota cuts output target amid chip crunch as profit tumbles 25%

Q2 profit 562.7 billion yen vs. 772.2 billion yen forecast Cuts FY production target to 9.2 million units from 9.7 million Unclear when the chip shortage will end – executive Results ‘very unimpressive’ considering positive factors -analyst Shares end down 1.9%, Nikkei benchmark up 0.3% TOKYO, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Toyota Motor Corp (7203.T) on …

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Elon Musk manages free speech versus 'hellscape' at Twitter

Elon Musk manages free speech versus ‘hellscape’ at Twitter

Oct 28 (Reuters) – Mere hours after Elon Musk kicked off a new era at Twitter Inc, the billionaire owner was deluged with pleas and demands from banned account holders and world leaders. The flood of requests underscore the challenge the CEO of electric car maker Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) faces, balancing a promise to restore …

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Musk begins his Twitter ownership with firings, declares the 'bird is free'

Musk begins his Twitter ownership with firings, declares the ‘bird is free’

Musk says the “bird is free” after the $44 billion deal Musk fires Twitter CEO, CFO, policy chief Some Twitter users flag willingness to walk away Poll shows employee job concerns EU warns: “This bird will fly by our rules” Oct 28 (Reuters) – Elon Musk has taken ownership of Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) with brutal …

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Exclusive: Tesla faces US criminal probe over self-driving claims

Exclusive: Tesla faces US criminal probe over self-driving claims

Oct 25 – Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) is under criminal investigation in the United States over claims that the company’s electric vehicles can drive themselves, three people familiar with the matter said. The US Department of Justice launched the previously undisclosed probe last year following more than a dozen crashes, some of them fatal, involving Tesla’s …

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Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Exclusive: Twitter is losing its most active users, internal documents show

Oct 25 (Reuters) – “Is Twitter dying?” billionaire Elon Musk mused in April, five days before offering to buy the social media platform. The reality, according to internal Twitter (TWTR.N) research seen by Reuters, goes far beyond the handful of examples of celebrities ghosting their own accounts. Twitter is struggling to keep its most active …

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World is in its 'first truly global energy crisis' - IEA's Birol

World is in its ‘first truly global energy crisis’ – IEA’s Birol

SINGAPORE, Oct 25 (Reuters) – Tightening markets for liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide and major oil producers cutting supply have put the world in the middle of “the first truly global energy crisis”, the head of the International Energy Agency (IEA ) said on Tuesday. Rising imports of LNG to Europe amid the Ukraine crisis …

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Exclusive: Toyota scrambles for EV reboot with eye on Tesla

Exclusive: Toyota scrambles for EV reboot with eye on Tesla

Oct 24 (Reuters) – Toyota (7203.T) is considering a reboot of its electric-car strategy to better compete in a booming market it has been slow to enter, and has halted some work on existing EV projects, four people with knowledge of the still-developing plans said. The proposals under review, if adopted, would amount to a …

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EXCLUSIVE Korean auto giant Hyundai investigating child labor in its US supply chain

EXCLUSIVE Korean auto giant Hyundai investigating child labor in its US supply chain

DETROIT, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Hyundai Motor Co (005380.KS), Korea’s top automaker, is investigating child labor violations in its US supply chain and plans to “sever ties” with Hyundai suppliers in Alabama found to have relied on underage workers , the company’s global chief operating officer Jose Munoz told Reuters on Wednesday. A Reuters investigative …

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