US-made EV batteries and California’s monkeypox emergency

News: US Senate Democrats passed a law last week This could significantly reduce the country’s carbon emissions. One of the key components of the bill is the extension of electric vehicle tax credits designed to aid the adoption of EVs by giving buyers $7,500 to purchase a qualifying new electric vehicle or $4,000 for used […]

The Dream of US-Made Computer Chips

This article is part of the On Tech newsletter. Here is a collection past columns. Many US politicians and technologists believe that America will be better off if the government puts more subsidies into computer chips, which are like the brain or memory of everything from warplanes to refrigerators. Tens of billions of dollars in […]

Ford Announces Partnership to Ensure Continuous Flow of US-Made Chips

About two months ago, the company’s general managers Ford Engine and GlobalFoundries, a semiconductor supplier, spent several hours discussing the chip shortage that has plagued automakers and disrupted production worldwide. On Thursday, the companies announced the outcome of that meeting – a collaboration aimed at increasing chip production in the United States and improving Ford’s […]

US-made databases a potential tool of Taliban repression

BOSTON (AP) — The United States and its allies have spent hundreds of millions of dollars over two decades building databases for Afghan people. The nobly stated goal: to promote law and order and government accountability, and to modernize a war-ravaged country. But in of the TalibanLightning to power, many of these digital devices – […]