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Hailing from Srinagar’s Sanat Nagar, Bilal Ahmed achieved the milestone after 11 years of hard work and research

Solar car invented by Bilal Ahmed

In a first, Bilal Ahmed, a Mathematics teacher and innovator from the capital city of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, has invented an affordable electric car that runs on solar energy.

Mathematics teacher builds a firstever solar car in Kashmir

Electric car that runs on solar energy

Hailing from Srinagar’s Sanat Nagar, Ahmed has achieved the milestone after 11 years of hard work and research.

Ahmad’s innovation has spread on social media like wildfire. Former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah also tweeted about Ahmed’s achievement saying, “It seems the car could one day also fly. The car has solar panels on the body and a charging point inside”.

Ahmed’s wish to manufacture a luxurious car, but affordable for commoners, made him study cars made since the 50s.

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He was inspired by the work of an engineer and innovator from Detroit in the US who owned the automobile company DMC.

“Cars like Mercedes, Ferrari, BMW are a dream for a common person,” he said, and added, “Only the rich can afford such cars. I thought it would be great to allow people a feeling of luxuriousness through this innovation.”

Ahmed began by modifying the car after watching various videos and adding new features to it.

“In the beginning, I planned to make a car for the disabled, but due to some financial issues, I could not carry the project forward,” he said.

In 2009, the self-taught innovator embarked on a project to create a solar-run luxury car and completed the project this year.

He said the car has the features at par with other luxury cars. The car solely runs on the electrical energy which is generated by the monocrystalline solar panels.

Ahmed has used this specific type of solar panels because they generate maximum electricity even in the least solar energy they are exposed to, and also that the panels are efficient and occupy a low surface area.

The car is fully automatic and has gullwing doors to take care of the space constraints.

“No one provided me with any financial assistance,” he said. “If I had got the necessary support, perhaps I would have become Elon Musk of Kashmir.”

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There’s nothing people love and hate more than a collab. Whether it’s a fashionable collaboration between two designers, or two musicians teaming up on a “hybrid” kind of musical genre, it’s an easy way to create a fusion to appeal to folks beyond the usual suspects.

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Exclusive: Apple Music’s student plan is getting more expensive in the US, UK, and Canada – TalkOfNews.com

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Apple Music has raised the subscription price of its student plan in the US, UK, and Canada, as first reported by 9to5Mac (via TechCrunch). While it’s increasing the price from $4.99 to $5.99 / month in the US and Canada, student users in the UK can expect a similar jump from £4.99 to £5.99 / month.

Apple hasn’t acknowledged the changes yet, but the new pricing information is currently available on Apple Music’s webpage. Students subscribed to Apple Music have also started seeing the price increase on their iPhones and iPads’ subscription pages. It’s unclear when exactly Apple implemented these changes, but, as 9to5Mac points out, it was likely rolled out sometime between June 21st and the 23rd — an archived Apple Music webpage shows the old £4.99 student price on the 21st.

Apple Music’s student plan, which is reserved for those enrolled in a college or university, was previously the most affordable full-featured plan on offer. Pricing for the $9.99 / month individual and $14.99 / month family plans remain unchanged, and the same goes for the $4.99 / month voice plan. While students might look to the voice plan as a way to save an extra buck, it offers more limited access to Apple Music, as you can only control it through Siri.

Apple Music’s price increase isn’t limited to just the US, UK, and Canada. Last month, Apple quietly upped the subscription price for students across several countries, including Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Israel, and Kenya. It’s unclear whether Apple has plans to raise costs for students in additional countries, and Apple didn’t immediately respond to The Verge’s request for comment.


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The Playstation 5 is one of the biggest consoles around, but eventually, Sony will likely release a slim version. However, one DIY YouTuber didn’t want to wait several years for it, so he made his own “PS5 Slim.”

Matt Perks, known as DIY Perks on YouTube, got busy taking the entire PS5 apart and slowly figuring out how to remove, replace, or displace all the most significant parts of the gaming console. The result is a PS5 Slim under an inch thick instead of over 4-inches thick like the original.

He substituted components with homemade parts, like the beautiful copper exterior, built his own LED power button, and removed two of the biggest pieces of the Playstation 5 to create a gaming console just a hair thicker than a DVD case.

As you can see from the image and video above, Matt’s Playstation 5 is super thin and absolutely stunning. It’s slim, sleek, and small enough to fit just about anywhere.

However, if you don’t watch the entire video, you’ll miss that two of the most important components aren’t smaller. They’ve just been moved behind the desk. Most of the PS5’s thickness comes from the massive cooling heatsink and power supply needed to power all the fun games.

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For this, the YouTuber still came up with a pretty genius plan. He added new custom liquid cooling blocks to his PS5 Slim, then routed the heat, water-cooling, and power to an external power supply and heatsink unit. This way, the chunky parts of Sony’s Playstation 5 can hide behind a TV, out of the way, where it won’t be such an eye-sore.

And while some will consider hiding those two components elsewhere is cheating, it’s still downright amazing what DIY Perks managed to create using household tools. From the shiny exterior, custom copper water block, and everything else that went into bringing this “Slim PS5” to life.

For now, regular people will have to wait a few years and see if Sony releases a slim version of its hard-to-get console or live vicariously through this YouTuber.

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