“Lucid Motors Breaks Delivery Records and Expands Search for Electric Vehicle Customers”

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Lucid Motors delivered more EVs in the first quarter of 2024 than it has in any other quarter, though it set the record by a very slim margin. The Saudi-backed, California-based electric vehicle company said Tuesday morning that it shipped 1,967 luxury sedans in the quarter. That’s just a few more than it shipped in the fourth quarter of 2022, when it set its previous record of 1,932 deliveries. Lucid’s new delivery record comes as the company is struggling to find consistent demand for its pricey luxury sedan, the Air. But it has not specified how many Air sedans have made it to the Kingdom to date.

“Revolutionary Achievement: Terraform Industries Transmutes Electricity and Air to Synthetic Natural Gas Inaugurally”

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The modern world is dependent on a vast network for extracting, processing, transporting and ultimately consuming hydrocarbons like crude oil and natural gas. Instead of reducing humanity’s dependence on hydrocarbons — which is impossible or undesirable or both, depending on who you ask — Terraform Industries’ solution is to produce this resource, using electricity and air, via a system it calls the Terraformer. Today, the startup is announcing that it has commissioned a demonstrator Terraformer and produced synthetic natural gas for the first time. Roughly the size of two shipping containers, the Terraformer consists of three subsystems: an electrolyzer, which converts solar power into hydrogen; a direct air capture system that captures CO2; and a chemical reactor that ingests both these inputs to produce pipeline-grade synthetic natural gas. The startup says that improvements are already in the works to bring these prices down even further to ensure that its synthetic natural gas hits cost parity with conventionally sourced liquified natural gas.

AirMyne Harnesses Geothermal Energy for Direct Air Carbon Capture Expansion

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That’s one way to think about direct air capture, a technology which uses machines to pull carbon dioxide straight from the atmosphere. The ability to use heat from geothermal energy, Cyffka said, is helpful. Geothermal is a really promising pathway for where DAC needs to go.”Along those lines, the company is working with Fervo, pairing its carbon capture system with the geothermal startup’s advanced geothermal project in Utah. In 2026, AirMyne is planning to deploy its carbon capture technology to a sequestration site in San Joaquin County, California, where it will be injected underground. Still, the demand for carbon capture is likely to be so large that the market will have space for several different companies.

“Introducing the Latest MacBook Air Models: Apple Unveils 13-inch and 15-inch Options Powered by M3 Technology”

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Apple announced new MacBook Air models with 13-inch and 15-inch screen sizes with M3 Chip. The 13-inch model starts at $1,099 and the 15-inch model starts at $1,200. Both variants are available for pre-orders in the U.S. starting today with general availability slotted for March 8. Apple unveiled the M2 Macbook Air in 2022 and added the 15-inch model to the portfolio last year. Both Macbook Air models have 18 hours of claimed battery life, a 1080p webcam, Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, and support for two external displays.

EVs “Lucid Motors’ 2024 Production Plan: Scaling Down from 90,000 to 9,000 Electric Vehicles”

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Lucid Motors plans to build just 9,000 electric vehicles in 2024, only 500 to 1,000 more than it made in 2023, as it struggles with demand for its luxury sedans. And it’s a sign of the brutal reality Lucid now faces: that it’s still scrambling to find buyers and losing money on every EV it builds. The modest projection comes a few days after the company slashed the prices of its Air sedan by $8,000. The Gravity is one of the reasons Lucid originally forecasted being able to make and ship 90,000 vehicles in a few short years. In fact, in the presentation Lucid used to promote its 2021 merger with a special purpose acquisition company, it predicted the Gravity would outsell the Air sedan in 2024.

Carbon-Neutral Company Uses Innovative Method to Drastically Reduce Expenses

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An engineer by training, Meyerowitz leans heavily on that concept at Clairity Technology, the direct air capture startup he founded in 2022. The company is currently working on the next size up, which should be able to capture one metric ton per year. Clairity is one of the latest entrants into the direct air capture (DAC) market, where companies compete to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere at the lowest cost. He and his team, now eight strong, have designed a box that’s “good enough” to capture carbon dioxide over 80% purity, he said. By using carbon dioxide as an ingredient, “it improves the quality of the concrete.

Introducing the Newest Addition to Makera’s Desktop 4-Axis Mill Family: The Carvera Sibling!

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In the depth of the pandemic, 500 or so backers chipped in to make Makera’s Carvera Kickstarter campaign, a fully automatic desktop CNC machine, hit its goal. At CES in Las Vegas, Makera showed off the Carvera Air, its baby brother. With almost the same work space, but less a few of the fancy features of its larger sibling, Makera Air is a (slightly) different beast, even better suited to learning the basics of CNC manufacturing. “Technology is the future,” Erdreich asserted. “And the future needs creators, not just consumers.”Erdreich has a clear vision for Makera and is excited about the company’s direction.

“Revolutionizing the Road: A Look at Honda’s Electric Vehicles and Hyundai’s Air Taxi Initiatives at CES 2024”

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CES has increasingly become defined by what automakers and other mobility-focused companies bring to Las Vegas, and CES 2024 has been no exception. Hydrogen’s making a big comebackThe underlying technology for hydrogen-powered vehicles has been around for a while, though it’s been eclipsed by battery-powered electric vehicles. But at CES 2024, a number of companies from Nikola to Hyundai and Bosch were touting its benefits. We explore why this is the year several companies are highlighting hydrogen, with an additional deep dive into Hyundai’s plans. Kia’s modular EV lineup is revealedModular phones may have come and gone, but Kia hopes modular vehicles will have a bit more success.

“Surviving a 16,000-Foot Fall: The Miracle of iPhones on Alaska Airlines Flight 1282”

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Alaska Airlines Flight 1282: How could iPhones survive a 16,000-foot drop? Now the impact force will be large (just like hitting the floor) and the impact area is very small. Air resistance limits the maximum speed, so it’s not necessarily going any faster falling from 18,000 feet than 1,000 feet,” Wiens explained. The gravitational force pulls down and there is also an upwards pushing air resistance force. This air resistance increases in magnitude as the phone moves faster through the air.

“Revolutionizing Transportation: Highlights from CES 2024’s Honda EVs and Hyundai’s Air Taxi Plans”

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CES has increasingly become defined by what automakers and other mobility-focused companies bring to Las Vegas, and CES 2024 has been no exception. Honda’s 0 series EVs, Saloon and Space-Hub concepts debutIf you’re tired of “thick, heavy” EVs, Honda has an alternative vision for you. The carmaker showcased a more sleek design for its Saloon concept, while the Space-Hub takes a more family-friendly van approach. Though like its standard form factor, the voice-powered ChatGPT could still be tricked, as we learned in a hands-on demo. Kia’s modular EV lineup is revealedModular phones may have come and gone, but Kia hopes modular vehicles will have a bit more success.