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Feb 5, 2019

Is Tesla’s Elon Musk Making Good On Prediction That Capacitors ‘Supersede’ Batteries?

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, energy, sustainability, transportation

If I were to make a prediction, I’d think there’s a good chance that it is not batteries. But capacitors.”

Today he may be making good on his prediction. The electric vehicle manufacturer confirmed that it has acquired a small San Diego lab that owns ultracapacitor patents and technology.

Maxwell Technologies provides dry electrode manufacturing technology that can be used to make to make batteries that power electric vehicles and renewable energy systems. The company announced that in an all-stock transaction it will merge and become a wholly owned by a subsidiary of Tesla.

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Feb 2, 2019

See the SpaceX rocket engine that will zip Elon Musk’s Starship to moon

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

The Raptor engine is designed to power Starship to our lunar neighbor and beyond.


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Feb 1, 2019

Jeff Bezos’ rocket company to help Telesat take on Elon Musk in internet satellite race

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

Telesat picked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin New Glenn rocket to launch its satellites into space.

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Jan 21, 2019

Elon Musk: Boring Co. Could Help Dig New CERN Particle Collider

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, particle physics

Elon Musk’s company could accelerate traffic *and* physics research.

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Jan 20, 2019

Why SoftBank’s Masayoshi Son is Silicon Valley’s power broker

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Billionaire Masayoshi Son–not Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, or Mark Zuckerberg–has the most audacious vision for an AI-powered utopia where machines control how we live. And he’s spending hundreds of billions of dollars to realize it. Are you ready to live in Masa World?

[Illustration: Señor Salme]

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Jan 10, 2019

Elon Musk Says Next-Gen Tesla Roadster Will Hover in the Air Using SpaceX Tech

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

The feature will be part of a SpaceX add-on package that uses thrusters to aid in acceleration and cornering.

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Jan 7, 2019

This is how Elon Musk plans to use SpaceX to give internet to everyone

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

You get internet! And YOU get internet!

The Starlink satellite launch is just the beginning of SpaceX’s plan to cover the globe with internet.

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Jan 7, 2019

Elon Musk: First Commercial Crew Test Will Be “Especially Dangerous”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

It will be a critical flight for SpaceX and NASA.

But SpaceX is hard at work to prevent any disaster from happening.

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Jan 6, 2019

Elon Musk’s vision of spaceflight is gorgeous

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

The image here come from Elon Musk and is concept art of the Starship test vehicle SpaceX is currently assembling at its Boca Chica, Texas launch facility. The real thing will be even better. This test vehicle is shorter and lacks the windows of the production ship that will eventually go into production.

Starship test vehicle under assembly will look similar to this illustration when finished. Operational Starships would obv have windows, etc. pic.twitter.com/D8AJ01mjyR

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Jan 4, 2019

The 2018 Good Tech Awards

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, robotics/AI, transportation

It’s true that this was a horrible year for many of the tech industry’s biggest companies. Amazon held a nationwide beauty pageant for its new headquarters, raising hopes that the company would help transform a struggling city, then picked the two places that needed it the least. Executives from Facebook, Google and Twitter got hauled before Congress to apologize for * gestures wildly in all directions*. One of Uber’s self-driving cars killed someone. And then there was Elon Musk.

But the tech sector is more than its giants.

Last year, I handed out “good tech” awards to a handful of companies, nonprofit organizations and people who used technology to help others in real, tangible ways. The goal was to shine a spotlight on a few less-heralded projects that may not get front-page headlines or billions of dollars in funding, but are actually trying to fulfill the tech industry’s stated goal of improving the world.

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