• Can This California Startup Brew Sustainable, Guilt-Free Plastic From Sugar?

    10 days ago - By Forbes

    One-third of a car's parts are plastic. If a new way of making plastic with biology plays out, not only could we have lighter and more fuel-efficient automobiles, we could also enter an era of guilt-free plastic.
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  • Cannabis, space travel, and electric cars: These far-out fields championed by SPACs could harness the power of hype and spur new eras of innovation, one VC says

    Cannabis, space travel, and electric cars: These far-out fields championed by SPACs could harness the power of hype and spur new eras of innovation, one VC says

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    SPACs are on the rise, and they have developed an interest in "hype'' sectors: cannabis, space travel, electric cars, and sports gambling.
    Some hyped-up companies demonstrate a potential for growth, but remain unprofitable, whereas other hyped-up companies belong to industries that investors generally avoid, like gambling.
    But hype is actually a powerful creative force in the longer arc of tech innovation, says one VC, and funding hyped-up ideas can draw in fresh talent and lead to further innovation.
    Elon Musk launched Tesla in 2003 in response to the failure of General Motor's hyped-up...
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  • Lincoln is defining the new era of premium American luxury, even if it means killing off one of its most iconic cars

    Lincoln is defining the new era of premium American luxury, even if it means killing off one of its most iconic cars

    10 days ago - By Business Insider

    Lincoln announced earlier this year that it would stop building the Continental and MKZ at the end of 2020.
    After that, Lincoln will be left with an all-SUV lineup.
    But this makes perfect sense because sedans aren't selling and Lincoln's SUVs are extremely capable and luxurious.
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    Historically, Lincoln and Cadillac have a lot in common. They're both luxury arms of two of Detroit's Big Three: Ford and General Motors, respectively. And they're both synonymous with old-school American luxury.
    But as we move further and further away from the...
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