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Archive for May, 2023

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Monday, May 1st, 2023

Insulin pump tear down: Omnipod teardown, video of Omnipod tear down

Unity game design platform, overview

The 26 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct

Electric Vehicles Could Match Gasoline Cars on Price This Year. Includes subsidies for electric vehicles. I’ve also seen reports that electrics are thin on dealer lots. Definitely a year where the new car market is changing

Non-Disparagement Clauses Are Retroactively Voided, NLRB’s Top Cop Clarifies

Base editing: Revolutionary therapy clears girl’s incurable cancer. CAR-T therapy for leukemia

More Women Are Holding Political Office — But Not Everywhere by Ella Koeze, Meredith Conroy and Amelia Thomson-DeVeaux
Women in State Legislatures 2023 from Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP)

Domino Train Blocks Set Building And Stacking Toy, $58.99

The 19 best bookstores in Chicago by Lindsay Eanet

Yes, masks reduce the risk of spreading COVID, despite a review saying they don’t

Book: “The Enceladus Mission” (2018) by Brandon Q. Morris

Columbia Journalism Review’s Big Fail: It Published 24,000 Words on Russiagate and Missed the Point. The magazine’s attempted takedown of the media’s coverage bolsters Trump’s phony narrative. by David Corn

The Case Against Dictatorship by Adam Gurri

Journalists (And Others) Should Leave Twitter. Here’s How They Can Get Started by Dan Gillmor

The Kavanaugh Cover-up by Jay Kuo. US Supreme Court Judge.

Intel: Just You Wait. Again. Intel trying to stage a comeback.

How the Banshees of Inisherin Sweaters were Knit

How did solar power get cheap part II by Brian Potter
Levelized Cost of Energy

Summary Report on EVs at Scale and the U.S. Electric Power System.November 2019
“12 GW of dispatchable generating capacity is equivalent to the aggregate demand of nearly 6 million new EVs”
“Assuming each EV travels 12,000 miles annually, consuming approximately 300 Wh/mi of AC energy [1], and assuming 4.9 % system losses [14] for transmission and distribution, then each EV will require 3.8 MWh/year of energy generation. For the 2030 low, medium, and high EV sales scenarios, this translates into 1, 8, and 26 TWh of incremental energy generation, respectively. These increases in energy generation are relatively small compared to the 100 TWh range shown in Figure 3. As the figure confirms, historically, there have been periods of time when the grid added in excess of 25 million vehicles-worth of generation per year, the equivalent of roughly 150% of annual new light-duty vehicles sales in the U.S. today [15]. “