AppleMagazine #532

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5 min
biden says deal with telecoms avoids flight disruptions

AT&T and Verizon have agreed to delay the launch of a new slice of 5G service by two weeks after airlines and the nation’s aviation regulator complained about potential interference with systems on board planes. President Joe Biden said the agreement reached this week will help avoid further disrupting flights that bad weather and the surging coronavirus have already delayed and canceled by the thousands over the past several days. The telecom giants agreed to delay Wednesday’s planned launch of the new C-Band strand of 5G, which promises faster speeds for customers, in order to implement changes around airports. They still dismiss concerns that it could negatively affect aviation equipment. The companies already postponed the C-Band rollout by a month when, over the weekend, they rejected a request by Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg…

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2 min
$43m battery recycling plant set for georgia, hiring 150

A company that aims to recycle lithium ion batteries from vehicles and other uses will build its first large plant in suburban Atlanta, investing $43 million and hiring 150 people. Battery Resourcers, based in Worcester, Massachusetts, made the announcement Wednesday, saying it would take over an existing building in Covington and ramp up to full operation by August. The company is betting that the battery supply chain, now concentrated in Asia, is about to spread out to other regions, and that its recycling process will be cleaner and cheaper than mining new materials. “Automotive manufacturers are sitting on mountains of discarded batteries and scrap, and right now they have very few options for responsible and cost-effective disposal,” Battery Resourcers CEO Michael O’Kronley said in a statement. Battery Resourcers will take apart, discharge and shred…

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1 min
ford jacks up production of electric f-150, cites big demand

Ford says it will nearly double the annual production of its electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck based on a high number of advance reservations. The company said that it will be able to build at a rate of 150,000 pickups per year at its electric vehicle factory in Dearborn, Michigan, by the middle of next year. Previously Ford had expected to build 80,000 per year at the new factory, which likely will have to be expanded to handle the increased output. The company says nearly 200,000 people have put down $100 refundable deposits on the trucks. It’s now sending out emails asking customers to convert their reservations to actual orders by picking a dealer and agreeing on a price. Workers are now making pre-production versions of the trucks that will be used for testing.…

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1 min
chrysler aims to be all electric by 2028

Chrysler plans go all electric by 2028, the latest automaker to announce a shift away from gasoline-powered engines under rising pressure to act on climate change. The company said this week that it will launch its first electric vehicle by 2025. Chrysler announced its electric plans along with a new AI-enabled vehicle system powered by a battery that it says can travel 350 to 400 miles (563 to 644 kilometers) per charge. Fiat Chrysler is part of Europe’s Stellantis, the parent company that also owns PSA Peugeot. “Our brand will serve at the forefront as Stellantis transforms to deliver clean mobility and connected customer experiences,” Chris Feuell, CEO of the Chrysler brand, said in a news release. Stellantis last month announced a strategy to embed AI-enabled software in 34 million vehicles across its…

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6 min
after jwst the next gen of luvoir’s space telescopes

Serving as a Christmas gift to space fans the world over, NASA launched its revolutionary new space observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope, on December 25, from South America. The launch marks the start of one of the most anticipated missions in years and could change the way we study astronomy and both the history and the future of our planet. THE JAMES WEBB SPACE TELESCOPE The James Webb Space Telescope could just well become one of the most important tools in our arsenal and help us understand our universe that little bit better. The successful Christmas Day launch is the start of a whole new adventure, and as the spacecraft continues its one-million-mile journey away from Earth, it’ll unfold and reshape to reach its full potential and configuration. The truth is,…

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1 min
china urges us to protect its space station from satellites

China is calling on the United States to protect a Chinese space station and its three-member crew after Beijing complained that satellites launched by Elon Musk’s SpaceX nearly struck the station. A foreign ministry spokesman accused Washington of ignoring its treaty obligations to protect the safety of the Tiangong station’s three-member crew following the July 1 and Oct. 21 incidents. The Tiangong performed “evasive maneuvers” to “prevent a potential collision” with Starlink satellites launched by Space Exploration Technologies Corp., the government said in a Dec. 6 complaint to the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. The United States should “take immediate measures to prevent such incidents from happening again,” said the spokesman, Zhao Lijian. Zhao accused Washington of failing to carry out its obligations to “protect the safety of astronauts” under…

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