Why Tesla (And Everyone Else Are Shipping Containers The Future Of Construction? 5 months ago   08:27

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The battery industry is rapidly changing, in part because of growth in mobile devices and electric cars. The lithium-ion battery industry alone is expected to grow to $93 billion by 2025. But the energy sector could be disrupted by battery innovation as well. Here's everything you need to know about the big business of batteries and how battery innovation is changing our world.

**CORRECTION** @5:04 in the story, the lower third reads Gaston Plante. The correct name is John Goodenough, who is the co-inventory of the lithium-ion battery.
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a64750
thought Wi-fi and cell phone radiation was bad
P ear
2:24min Wow I didn't know Sony had such a critical part in battery technology in the 90's -now. It's really surprising that currently the only industry they're really dominating &/or impacting is gaming. But i guess they had too many miss steps, especially in the laptop & mobile markets
sweiland75
Did Thomas Edison steal the dynamo patent? LOL
kirbyman1kanden7pf
THAT IS NOT GASTON PLANTÉ!!!
drsupremo88
Guy looks like a mafia boss
Bill A
At 5:30 he's saying that batteries do not emit any carbon dioxide (and monoxide)... well, actually they do generate pollution indirectly during the mining of its chemicals components in the form of burning diesel fuel, transportation, including being discarded at the end of their life cycle. As they say, there's no such thing as free lunch, even with electric cars, pollution WILL happen at some stage, while not directly from the car itself, but indirectly from generating electricity, batteries, components, etc.
John Gordon
The modern battery! the battery cel was invented over a thousand years ago in the middle east but its technology, like others were forgotten and rediscovered in the last century or so!
Donald Scott
I get a charge out of batteries — ha ha ha!!!
Michel Joseph Pétulli
it stores but does not produce power lol get it straight cnbc lol
K. ALMAZ
Magnetic battery
Jari Haukilahti
seems to revoltionise acident fires by old devices and thrown batteries - really
pam gyang
I love this documentary. Inspiring.
Javi M
interesting report.
Dave Ryan
Lets have it right, Tesla are betting so big on lithium ion that America went to war with Iraq on the fake grounds of weapons of mass destruction. So they could steal the Iraq lithium mines which are worth hundreds of times more than what the war cost...
Tesla just happen to be founded around the same time the peace keepers were allowed to enter the parts of Iraq the U.S made safe, which shock horror, were the areas around the mines where America just happens to have kept military bases to this day.
Adonis Top of Men
interesting documentation .......
Javier Escuella
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Николай Помещенко
I hold 1 stock TSLA, to be involved in future 😀
ariq kamil
why tesla not using lipo battery?
William Finnegan
Wow , a history lesson. Propaganda disguised as useful information.
SeaJay Oceans
Not everything needs batteries: https://ai-tube.com/videoai/VfXscaC1zn0
Clean fresh water, from sunlight & sea water, no batteries.
Batteries need near 100% recovery and recycling because of the chemicals used to make them.
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Are Shipping Containers The Future Of Construction? Why Tesla (And Everyone Else 5 months ago   04:37

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Shipping containers are being used as a constructive alternative for homebuilders. Paul Galvin, the chief executive of SG Blocks, says the days for traditional homebuilders are numbered.

Homeowners in hurricane- and tornado-prone areas now have an alternative to traditional brick and wood structures to keep their families safe: shipping containers. Their unibody steel construction exceeds structural code in the U.S. and stands up to severe conditions in seismic zones. One leader in the space is Brooklyn-based SG Blocks.

Founded in 2007, SG Blocks repurposes some of the 20 million or so containers in the world as its primary building tool. It calls itself a one-stop-shop construction platform for consumers looking for longer-lasting, greener, less-expensive dwellings.

SG Blocks manages the project from start to finish and provides industry-approved, code-engineered cargo shipping containers and complete architectural, engineering and design. Once the foundation is in and approved, SG Blocks delivers the home approximately 90 days later.

"The beautiful thing about prefabricated construction with SG Blocks is that while your contractor is doing the hole in the ground and the utilities, we're at the same exact time modifying the modules so that on Friday your foundation is finished and then on Monday, instead of having your general contractor show up for his first day, we start delivering 1,000 square feet an hour," said Paul Galvin, chairman and CEO of SG Blocks.
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