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Oct 21, 2019

Aerial video shows SpaceX building another Starship rocket in Florida

Posted by in categories: drones, Elon Musk, space travel

Drone footage from John Winkopp shows Elon Musk’s SpaceX building another Starship rocket in Cocoa, Florida.

Oct 17, 2019

Could Elon Musk’s project erase the night sky?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, satellites

If approved, 12,000 telecommunication satellites could blot out existing stars.


In the coming years, 12,000 or more artificial stars will join the sky.

Oct 16, 2019

Elon Musk showed off the elevator that will bring cars into tunnels under busy LA traffic

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Elon Musk took to his Instagram to show off the elevator that could bring your car under LA traffic as a part of The Boring Company. See it in action.


The newest update to Musk’s “Boring Company,” which wants to transport your car in tunnels under LA traffic.

Oct 15, 2019

Moving Beyond Mind-Controlled Limbs to Prosthetics That Can Actually ‘Feel’

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, Elon Musk, engineering, robotics/AI

Brain-machine interface enthusiasts often gush about “closing the loop.” It’s for good reason. On the implant level, it means engineering smarter probes that only activate when they detect faulty electrical signals in brain circuits. Elon Musk’s Neuralinkamong other players—are readily pursuing these bi-directional implants that both measure and zap the brain.

But to scientists laboring to restore functionality to paralyzed patients or amputees, “closing the loop” has broader connotations. Building smart mind-controlled robotic limbs isn’t enough; the next frontier is restoring sensation in offline body parts. To truly meld biology with machine, the robotic appendage has to “feel one” with the body.

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Oct 14, 2019

Elon Musk: Tesla Pickup looks like ‘an armored personnel carrier from the future’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Elon Musk gave another hint about the Tesla Pickup truck design, which he now calls ‘Cybertruck’. The CEO says that it looks like ‘an armored personnel carrier from the future.’

The CEO shocked some when he said that the Tesla Pickup Truck will have a ‘really futuristic-like cyberpunk Blade Runner’ design without explaining what that meant other than saying that ‘it won’t be for everyone’.

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Oct 12, 2019

NASA shows interest in SpaceX’s Starship orbital refueling ambitions

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

If SpaceX wants its massive next-generation spacecraft to reach the moon and planets beyond, CEO Elon Musk says it’ll need to be refueled in orbit around Earth – and NASA wants to know more.

Now in the prototype and early test flight phase, Starship is a stainless steel crewed craft that will launch atop a Super Heavy booster. But because of its size and potentially heavy payloads – like dozens or hundreds of astronauts – in the future, it will need to be refueled in orbit around Earth before it begins longer voyages.

SpaceX, Musk said, is developing the technologies necessary to dock two Starships together in orbit – one without much in the way of crew or payloads – and transfer fuel to the one venturing beyond low-Earth orbit.

Oct 11, 2019

Flint schools receive water stations, filtration systems from billionaire Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: education, Elon Musk

The school district tweeted about the donation and Musk replied that he hopes “to do more help in the future.”

UPDATE: Water filters from Elon Musk being installed, tested in Flint Community Schools

The district says it will use Musk’s donation to replace drinking fountains with water stations using ultraviolet filtration equipment. The drinking fountains have been out of service since the Flint water crisis in 2015.

Oct 11, 2019

Elon Musk and NASA chief get on same page, vow to complete Crew Dragon

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A flight during the first quarter of 2020 is the best-case scenario.

Oct 8, 2019

Blue Origin is outpacing SpaceX in hiring as NASA contracts roll in, but not for long

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, space travel

When Elon Musk announced the launch of SpaceX ($SPACEX) in 2002, comparisons to Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin ($BLUEORIGIN) surfaced seemingly within seconds, and a private space war was born. As both companies engage in their own space race, and compete for private and government launch contracts, they’ve both been on hiring sprees virtually since the day they were born.

Blue Origin’s head start remains intact, and is manifested in its hiring patterns that have shown the company adding more people at any one time than SpaceX. But that lead, at least according to trends we’re now seeing with enough data, may end in the next year or two.

Oct 8, 2019

Elon Musk: Teslas Will Soon Make “Fart” and “Goat” Noises

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, humor, transportation

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has a weak spot for potty humor.

First, the carmaker introduced a “fart app” for its electric vehicles, which generates rude bathroom sounds.

Now, Musk says Teslas will soon be getting “customized horn and movement sounds,”— including “goats” and “farts,” according to a emoji-laden Sunday tweet.

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