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May 10, 2020

New Study Predicts the Ocean Ecosystem Will Collapse This Decade

Posted by in categories: climatology, Elon Musk, existential risks, health

“The world is currently rightly focused on tackling the global health emergency,” Mark Wright, science director of the U.K. branch of the World Wildlife Fund, told The Guardian. “However, this new research reinforces that, after we are through this extremely difficult time, we will need renewed ambitious action to address the climate and nature crisis.”

More on the environment: Doomsday Report Author: Earth’s Leaders Have Failed

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May 8, 2020

Tesla patents a new battery cell that Elon Musk hypes as ‘way more important than it sounds’

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla has patented a new battery cell with a tabless electrode that Elon Musk hypes as “way more important than it sounds.”

In the new patent application published today, Tesla explains constraints with current battery cells:

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May 7, 2020

SpaceX describes exactly how they’re planning to make Starlink satellites less visible from Earth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, engineering, internet, satellites

In 2015, Elon Musk announced that his company, SpaceX, would be deploying satellites to orbit that would provide high-speed broadband internet access to the entire world. Known as Starlink, SpaceX began deploying this constellation in May of 2019 with the launch of the first 60 satellites. As of April 22, a total of 422 satellites have been added to the Starlink constellation, and the response hasn’t been entirely positive.

In addition to fears that we’re adding to the problem of “space junk,” there are also those who’ve expressed concern that Starlink and other constellations could have a negative impact on astronomy. In response, SpaceX recently announced that it will be instituting changes in how the satellites are launched, how they orbit the Earth, and even how reflective they are in order to minimize the impact they have on astronomy.

These changes were the subject of a presentation made during the Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2020 (Astro2020) hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. As part of the Optical Interference from Satellite Constellations Meeting held on Monday, April 27th, the Starlink Panel (which included Musk) presented how the company hopes to minimize light pollution caused by their constellation.

May 7, 2020

Amazon reportedly registers interest in bankrupt OneWeb’s broadband satellite constellation assets

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, satellites

Amazon is among the players in a bankruptcy bidding game with the assets of the OneWeb satellite venture at stake, according to Space Intel Report.

Quoting unnamed industry officials, Space Intel Report’s Peter B. de Selding says other potential bidders include two Chinese organizations that are apparently acting on behalf of the Chinese government; the Paris-based satellite operator Eutelsat, which apparently has the backing of the French government and several other European Union member states; and Cerberus Capital Management, a New York-based private equity firm with interesting connections.

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May 7, 2020

Joe Rogan Experience #1470 — Elon Musk

Posted by in categories: business, Elon Musk

African American Billionaire Rocket Scientist SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has a new interview from Podcast Host Joe Rogan after having his newborn baby boy today. The interview is about the future of humanity.


Elon Musk is a business magnet, investor and engineer.

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May 7, 2020

Tesla billionaire Elon Musk set for $720m pay day

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

My hero.


Musk hit a key performance target on Wednesday, meaning the billionaire is set for another award of share options under a 2018 performance plan.

May 7, 2020

Grimes explains meaning of unique name of son with Elon Musk

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Singer Grimes has revealed the meaning behind the unique name of her newborn son with Tesla and SpaceX CEO, Elon Musk.

Musk announced the birth of their baby boy in a post on Twitter Tuesday, telling a fan that they had chosen to call him X Æ A-12 Musk.

Memes around the choice of moniker came thick and fast with many members of the online community wondering how it was pronounced.

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May 6, 2020

What Does Elon Musk and Grimes’ Baby Name Actually Mean?

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“Putting matters of taste aside, X Æ A-12 is a wildly impractical name,” Wattenberg went on. “It’s not only hard to spell and remember and virtually unpronounceable; it’s not even easily typable and no forms or databases will accept it. It’s simply nonfunctional. If—and it’s a big if—this is their real name choice, it’s in a whole different class than other celebrity baby names that people object to on the basis of style. It fails at the basic job of being a contemporary American name.”

“Fails at the basic job of being a contemporary American name” would sound, to a lot of us, like failure. I doubt it would to Musk and Grimes. Perhaps the only answer for them was going to be a name that fails at being a name, and therefore deconstructs the concept of people having names in general. In that case, mission accomplished. Though, of course, there’s someone else who did it first.

May 5, 2020

Tesla Cybertruck gets turned into electric military vehicle in crazy renders

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, military, sustainability

The military has been talking about incorporating electric vehicles in their fleet and with the Tesla Cybertruck being described as an “armored personnel carrier from the future”, a rendering artist decided to explore what a Cybertruck would look like as an electric Joint Light Tactical Vehicle.

As we reported last week, the military is developing a plan to use EVs for remote missions and even cited Tesla as an example that larger EVs are viable.

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May 5, 2020

SpaceX to debut satellite-dimming sunshade on next Starlink launch

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

A new sunshade, or visor, designed to reduce the brightness of SpaceX’s Starlink broadband Internet satellites will debut on the company’s next launch, a measure intended to alleviate astronomers’ concerns about impacts on observations through ground-based telescopes, SpaceX founder Elon Musk said.

Beginning with the next launch of Starlink satellites — scheduled for 18 May from Cape Canaveral — SpaceX will try out a new light-blocking panel to make the spacecraft less visible to skywatchers and astronomers.

“We have a radio-transparent foam that will deploy nearly upon the satellite being released (from the rocket),” Musk said on 27 April at a virtual meeting of the National Academies’ Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics 2020 panel, a committee charged with setting the top priorities for US astronomy for the next decade.

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