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Lithium ion’s sulfury cousin one step closer to commercialization

Adding to much of the research progress in recent years, scientists from Australia’s Monash University have ticked yet another box for getting promising lithium-sulfur battery technology ready for commercial application.

Headlines

Tesla takes battery production in-house to build 25k car
Noldus digs its heels in against damning Amnesty report
Salvia’s neurostimulatory foils raise 26 million
Battery patenting activity on a runaway
TNO and Lightyear carpool to advance solar tech
Braincreators and Advantech put heads together for AI on the edge
Differ leads search for better electrolysers
These innovation stimuli are included in the 2021 national budget
Futurelab pockets new investment and a new home at Evoluon
SALD deposits trust in new advisory board
Vanmoof pedals series B to a €34M payout

Ampleon: riding the 5G wave with a smart factory

Ampleon works on developing new 5G technologies, setting up the intelligent factory and professionalizing its supply chain. Head of Global IT, Lody Hoekstra, talks about the journey, use cases and challenges of modernizing the company’s factory.

In other news

Tesla in talks to use cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars (Reuters)
New robot does superior job sampling blood (Rutgers)
Walking plastic delivers packages (TUE)

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High tech prepares for AI

Albert van Breemen, an AI specialist speaking at the Machine Learning Conference, tells us what tech companies have to take into account if they want to master the technology.

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