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Tesla Makes its Own Chips during Supply Shortage

Tesla can shrug off the chip shortage. The company makes its own chips, and they are better!

Much has been said about the chip shortage plaguing US manufacturers and its effect on car prices. However, this crisis has enabled Tesla to showcase its innovativeness and resilience to supply chain disruptions. As early as 2016, the company started developing a chip with a superior design. It is now reaping the benefits of its foresight and investments.


Video Spotlight: Elon […]

Generic Pills Can Be Hard to Swallow

The drug production system is broken. Fixing it requires putting quality first.

Generic drugs are supposed to be affordable alternatives to name-brand medications. Contrary to what the F.D.A. claims, a pill is not always a pill. In the quest for ever-cheaper generic drugs, quality has sometimes – not always! – been sacrificed both in the US and abroad, and without a transparent rating system, health consumers are kept in the dark. Furthermore, the reliance on a few foreign suppliers of active […]

The European Commission Plugs Standard Chargers

The European Commission (EC) proposed a new law mandating USB-C ports on electronic devices.

Interchangeable chargers would be more environmentally friendly and would make consumers’ lives easier. Although several manufacturers have already equipped their devices with USB-C ports and have bundled them with the appropriate chargers, Apple sees the law as a threat to innovation and to sales of its Lightning connectors.


Video Spotlight: EU Wants Universal Charger for All Devices (September 23, 2021, CityNews)


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Flight Attendants Rebel Against the Unfriendly Skies

Reports of passengers’ bad behavior on commercial flights have been all over the news.

This behavior has taken its toll on flight attendants. Already stressed by a myriad of challenges in the workplace, they have had to endure insults, aggressive behavior, and threats from passengers. The pandemic has upended their workload and schedules and made uncertainty a permanent work stressor, but their well-being is critical to the quality of air travel.


Video Spotlight: Reports of Unruly Passengers are […]

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