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GM’s Ultium motors will power its next-generation EVs

General Motors GM, the company known for Corvettes and pickups, has embraced EVs as much as any US automaker. It already revealed plans for its Ultium batteries and now, ahead of the 2020 Bolt EV launch, is showing off its Ultium electric motors and drive units for its next-generation of electric cars and trucks. While …

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New Zealand baffled by new COVID-19 cases, eyes frozen-food packaging

Enlarge / WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND – AUGUST 13: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern speaks with media at a COVID-19 briefing on August 13, 2020. COVID-19 restrictions have been reintroduced across New Zealand after four new COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Auckland. Auckland has been placed in Level 3 lockdown for three days from Wednesday, August 12, …

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Is SARS-CoV-2 airborne? Questions abound—but here’s what we know

Enlarge / A doctor wears a hood as he tests the seal of an N95 respiratory mask during a training at the La Clinica San Antonio Neighborhood Health Center in California. Getty | Justin Sullivan A debate has erupted among researchers over the potential for the pandemic coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, to spread through the air and—if …

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US logs record 40K COVID-19 cases in a day as experts brace for rise in deaths

Enlarge / Vice President Mike Pence speaks after leading a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing at the Department of Health and Human Services on June 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. Getty | Joshua Roberts The US logged nearly 40,000 new cases of COVID-19 nationwide Thursday—the highest daily total yet in the course of the …

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