Technology Bentley's first EV will be an SUV built on Audi's Project Artemis
California crash that killed 13 in Imperial County highlights perils of desperate border crossings
The deadly collision between an SUV crammed with 25 people and a semitruck highlights the perils of human smuggling along the border and points to the desperation of those fleeing poverty, unemployment and crime for life in a sometimes hostile land.The crosses were fashioned from cedarwood at a shelter just across the US-Mexico border by other migrants -- some recently deported, others preparing to embark on their trek north. Messages such as "Jesus was a migrant" and "No more deaths" were scrawled in Spanish on the colorful crosses, which were originally intended as symbols of immigration rights but have instead become familiar markers of tragic journeys.
When Bentley releases its first all-electric model by mid-decade, it will be an SUV, according to CEO Adrian Hallmark. "If you're not in SUVs, you're nowhere," the executive told(via ), adding, "2025 is the right time for us."
Hallmark didn't provide many more details on the car but did say Bentley plans to build it on top of Audi'schassis. In 2020, Audi CEO Markus Duesmann noted the platform would be ready by early 2024. Hallmark's comments suggest Bentley will be one of the first brands under the Volkswagen Group umbrella to take advantage of the platform. "With our current cars, we had to get into the engineering largely after they [the platforms] had been done," Hallmark said. "The difference now is that with Artemis we're right in there at the beginning, helping define it. We're not leading it, but we're going to be a beneficiary of it."
Russia and China unveil plans for joint lunar space station as Moscow drifts away from NASA
The project with China will be “guided by the principles of equal distribution of rights and responsibilities,” the Russian space agency said.Roscosmos, the Russian space agency, signed an agreement this week with the Chinese National Space Administration on the joint creation of what they call the International Scientific Lunar Station.
In the meantime, well-heeled consumers should expect to see more partial electrification of Bentley's lineup. Last year, the company announced it would release plug-in versions of all of its models, with all of its cars being either fully electric or hybrids by 2026.
Expedition hauls tons of plastic out of remote Hawaii atolls .
HONOLULU (AP) — A crew returned from the northernmost islands in the Hawaiian archipelago this week with a boatload of marine plastic and abandoned fishing nets that threaten to entangle endangered Hawaiian monk seals and other animals on the uninhabited beaches stretching more than 1,300 miles north of Honolulu. The cleanup effort in Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument lasted three weeks and the crew picked up more than 47 tons (43 metric tons) of "ghost nets" and other marine plastics such as buoys, crates, bottle caps and cigarette lighters from the shores of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.The monument, the largest protected marine reserve in the U.S.