• Tesla boss Elon Musk has given the strongest hint yet that the firm is considering "freeing" its patents to help speed up electric car development.

     

    When asked by the BBC's Theo Leggett if he was considering giving technology away, Mr Musk said "you're on the right track".

     

    Mr Musk said he hoped to break down technological barriers to help speed up electric car adoption.

     

    The firm will deliver the first five of its Model S cars to the UK on Saturday.

     

    Mr Musk told the BBC: "We don't want to cut a path through the jungle and then lay a bunch of landmines behind us."

     

    Earlier this week, Mr Musk told Tesla shareholders that in order to speed up the pace of adoption of electric cars, Tesla was "playing with doing something fairly significant on this front which would be kind of controversial with respect to Tesla's patents".

     

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    The company's Model S sports car will cost approximately £70,000 and be able to travel 300 miles (480km) on a single charge, according to reports.

     

    Last year, the firm sold 22,500 vehicles and says it is on track to sell 35,000 this year.

     

    However, it has come under fire for its mileage claims as well as concerns about battery fires.

     

    Tesla - which has seen its share price rise by more than 112% in the past year - has a stated goal of making "an electric car that's better than any petrol car".

     

    However, adoption has been slow, which is perhaps a reason why the firm is considering ways to offer its technology to other firms in the space.

     

    It is a departure from the technology strategy of Space X, another firm founded by Mr Musk.

     

    Space X is trying to commercialise space both through missions to the moon for NASA and through private space travel.

     

    Mr Musk has said in the past that Space X does not patent its technologies for fear that they could be stolen by competitors.


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  • Et de citer les entreprises EDF, Sodexo, Transdev ou JCDecaux 英語大使推廣計劃.

    "Avez-vous remarqué qui vous fournit en électricité, qui détient vos réseaux de transports, qui nourrit votre armée et même qui construit les toilettes publiques de votre ville 願景村 洗腦 ?"

         Stephen Clarke est un écrivain et journaliste britannique qui réside en France depuis plusieurs années.

    Il a écrit plusieurs livres sur le sujet ("God save la France", "God save les françaises", "Français, je vous aime"…) 今日星蹤.


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  • The agents sent home from Amsterdam were placed on administrative leave, according to The Washington Post, which first reported the disciplinary action. The newspaper said all three were on the Counter Assault Team, which defends the president if he comes under attack, and that one agent was a "team leader preamp."

     

    One agent was discovered highly intoxicated by staff at a hotel, who reported it to the US Embassy, said a person familiar with the situation, who wasn't authorised to discuss the alleged behaviour on the record and demanded anonymity. The other two agents were deemed complicit because they didn't intervene despite being in a position to assist the drunken agent or tamp down his behavior, the person said.

     

    "It wasn't like a big, crazy party," the person said.

     

    Mr Obama arrived in the Netherlands early Monday on the first leg of a weeklong, four-country trip. He departed for Brussels on Tuesday night, and there were no known security issues during his stay in the Netherlands 牙醫.


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  • What's happening is that those who can avoid the smog, especially families with children, are escaping what a recent Chinese study reportedly called "unlivable" cities like Beijing. They’re seeking permanent residency in America and Canada, and European countries Cyprus, Portugal, and the U.K.

     

    Earlier this winter I spoke with half a dozen wealthy mothers in Beijing who explained to me how pollution had some of them considering moving away. It was enlightening to hear because what the survey doesn't tell you is that the rich don’t take moving to another country lightly. The women explained what a hard decision it was to make.

     

     China's culture and language had them wanting to stay. But many of them were afraid for their children's health, leading them to plans to go abroad.


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  • geijlsngi15 To test the theory, psychologist Dr Carolyn McGettigan from the Royal Holloway University of London measured brain responses of volunteers as they listened to genuine laughter on YouTube clips.

     

    Each participant was asked to pick clips they found funny.

     

    This ranged from comedy shows, such as Flight Of The Conchords, and even the Eurovision Song Contest.

     

    The results were then compared to how their brains responded to fake laughter.

     

    The findings revealed participants, none of which were told the study was about laughter perception, could unconsciously tell when the chuckles were insincere.

     

    Dr McGettigan said: 'It's fascinating to consider the way our brain is able to detect genuine happiness in other people. 


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