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Hydrogen

Can Nikola become the next Tesla?

Not if a suspicious short-seller has its wayONE WAY to try to emulate Tesla’s success is to name your firm after the same person. Nikola, founded in 2014 to make electric and hydrogen-powered lorries, is, like Elon Musk’s carmaker, named after Nikola Tesla, a Serbian-American pioneer of electricity. Nikola’s market…
bubmag
September 17, 2020
Hydrogen

GM brings EV upstart Nikola under its wing with new investment

It seems like many legacy automakers are partnering with EV startups General Motors has announced that it’s investing in EV startup Nikola to help the company develop its electric truck and cars. Nikola made a name for itself by revealing a hydrogen-powered semi-truck, but since then, the company has been…
bubmag
September 8, 2020
Hydrogen

These Images Expose the Dark Side of the Solar System

If you want to understand the flamboyant family of objects that make up our solar system—from puny, sputtering comets to tremendous, ringed planets—you could start by immersing yourself in the technical terms that fill the scientific literature. Oblateness. Grabens. Magnetosphere. Volatiles. By all means, take the plunge if you are…
bubmag
August 26, 2020
Hydrogen

54. Will The Real Mr. Oreo Please Stand Up?

Crystal Cox/Business Insider This week, we're teaming up with the podcast Proof from America's Test Kitchen to bring you an Oreo story with three delicious parts. First, the longstanding rivalry between two biscuit makers that gave birth to the world's favorite cookie. Then, one little girl's brave choice (risking divine…
bubmag
August 13, 2020
Hydrogen

Synthesizing dicarboxylic acids and hydrogen simultaneously from diols

Every year, the chemical industry makes trillions of dollars synthesizing the countless chemical compounds we use every day. From pharmaceuticals for keeping you healthy to polyester woven into your shirt, industrial processes turn simple chemicals into complex, valuable compounds. Researchers in turn work constantly to develop new substances as well…
bubmag
July 30, 2020
Hydrogen

Two for the price of one

IMAGE: Using an iridium catalyst bound to a bipyridonate ligand, researchers were able to synthesize dicarboxylic acids from aqueous diols, with the added benefit of generating hydrogen as a byproduct view more  Credit: Kyoto University Kyoto, Japan -- Every year, the chemical industry makes trillions of dollars synthesizing the countless chemical…
bubmag
July 30, 2020
Hydrogen

Europe wants to use hydrogen to slow climate change

Environment | Analysis 7 July 2020 By Adam Vaughan Electrolysers produce hydrogen from waterITM PowerHydrogen is back. On 8 July, the European Commission will announce a new strategy to turn the universe’s most abundant element into a way “for the EU to achieve a higher climate ambition”. Past grand visions…
bubmag
July 7, 2020