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There's a Cool Reason for Those Weird Jogs in Straight Roads

They're called "grid corrections" and the reason we need them might surprise you.

Why Does Oregon Have Gas Station Attendants In the First Place?

Oregon is taking the first steps toward getting rid of its gas station attendants. But why do they even exist in the first place?

We Still Don't Know How Much Tesla's New Semi Weighs

Elon Musk hyped up almost every bit of the new Tesla Semi except the most crucial detail—the truck's weight.

Stop Tailgating, It Only Makes Traffic Jams Worse
New research from MIT shows that leaving a little space between the cars in front of and behind you can make traffic jams disappear alm…
Daimler Tore Apart a Rented Tesla to Learn Its Secrets Then Tried to Return It

Mercedes' parent company disassembled and stress-tested a rented Model X, leaving a German couple on the hook for damages.

<p>While Tesla already boasts a 5.5 million square foot production facility in Fremont, California, for vehicle production, a brand-new Gigafactory outside of Sparks, Nevada, began battery cell production on January 4, 2017. By 2018, the factory will reach a size of 13 million square feet. In cooperation with Panasonic, the Gigafactory plans to achieve net zero energy as it continues to automize the battery-making process.<span class="redactor-invisible-space"></span></p>
Tesla's Gigafactory Is Finally Starting Battery Production

The factory is expected to produce 50 gigawatt-hours of battery storage by the end of 2018.

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