Tesla is launching ‘The Button’ to request FSD Beta tonight, read this first

Regardless of whether you’ve been waiting 4 years, 4 days or 4 minutes, if you’re in the US, own a Tesla and have purchased or subscribed to FSD, then it’s worth staying up tonight (Friday). Tonight Tesla will release FSD Beta 10.1 to those existing beta testers and while that’s expected to deliver some improvements,…

Leonardo DiCaprio invests in cultivated meat firms Mosa Meat and Aleph Farms

Both Aleph and Mosa have developed technology that allows them to produce slaughter-free meat grown from animal cells.Mosa Meat’s founder, Dr Mark Post of Maastricht University, is responsible for producing the first burger grown from cultured animal cells back in 2013. Last year, the company closed a US$55m investment round and opened a new pilot…

UC San Diego researchers create solid-state battery that could stir up the power industry

In brief: A team of UC San Diego engineers have been working on an all-solid-state battery that combines a solid electrolyte and a silicon anode. The combination of these components significantly increases power density, improving battery life and charging time. The study published by UC San Diego explains how this new type of solid-state battery…

Lithuania’s Defense Ministry advises consumers to toss out their Chinese phones

In brief: The US government isn’t the only leadership body with concerns about Chinese phones falling into the hands of its citizens. Lithuania’s Defense Ministry advised consumers to avoid purchasing any Chinese mobile devices this week — and to throw away the ones they have at the earliest opportunity. These recommendations are not born out…