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Jul 21, 2018

How These University Students Plan to Break the Hyperloop Speed Record

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

Delft Hyperloop is back, and it claims it’s about to break the speed record for hyperloop. As 20 teams gather in Hawthorne, California, for SpaceX’s third pod racing competition on Sunday, the Netherlands-based group could be one of the key drivers in a transportation revolution.

“Our objective is to go faster than the current record,” Clément Hienen, the team’s design engineer, tells Inverse. “For sure, we designed to break the record.”

It’s a bold claim, especially considering the wider industry. When Elon Musk first released his white paper for a vacuum-sealed-tube-based transportation system in 2013, he claimed pods could fly through at a theoretical maximum speed of 700 mph — cutting a six-hour drive from Los Angeles to San Francisco down to just 30 minutes. Musk’s own firms set a public speed record of 220 mph in August 2017, only for Richard Branson-backed Virgin Hyperloop One to beat the record with 240 mph in December 2017. Delft plans to beat both of these.

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Jul 16, 2018

British caver considering legal action after Elon Musk ‘pedo’ tweet

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, law

A British caver who helped rescue 12 boys from a Thai cave said Monday he may take legal action against Elon Musk after the entrepreneur called him a “pedo.”

Tesla CEO Musk launched the extraordinary tirade against Vernon Unsworth without providing any justification or explanation, after the cave expert slammed his offer of a miniature submarine to extract the footballers from the Tham Luang cave as a ‘PR stunt.’ Current top breaking Philippine headlines regarding the nation, world, metro manila, regions and exclusive special investigative reports.

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Jul 14, 2018

Elon Musk has a new interest group that could be added to his list of enemies: Cabbies

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, transportation

A nightmare on the roads here. And, proof that anyone who tries to make it better will be seen as a bad guy.

Elon Musk’s ambitions often come under attack from entrenched interest groups. Now Musk’s Boring Company has a deal with Chicago to build a high-speed tunnel train to O’Hare Airport. Cabdrivers, already stinging from Uber and Lyft, could become the next “unfriendly” force for the billionaire entrepreneur.

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Jul 10, 2018

Elon Musk’s Mini-Submarine Sits Out of Thai Cave Rescue Effort

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk

Is anyone interested in a mini-sub?

Elon Musk brought his new lifesaving mini-submarine to Thailand to help save 13 people trapped inside a cave, but rescuers didn’t use it. Here’s what’s next for Musk’s latest invention.

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Jul 8, 2018

Do You Trust This Computer

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

Elon Musk Wants You to Watch ‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ in Memory of Stephen Hawking, and It’s Free.

Because “nothing will affect the future of humanity more than digital super-intelligence,” Elon Musk thinks you should watch Chris Paine’s artificial-intelligence movie “Do You Trust This Computer?” And, wouldn’t you know it, the film is streaming for free until later tonight.

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Jul 1, 2018

“Flying brain” droid straight out of sci-fi launched into space

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI, space travel

The new AI droid just sent to space by Elon Musk’s SpaceX can assist astronauts in many tasks.

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Jun 30, 2018

Elon Musk: This is why we have to build civilizations in space

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

“Humanity is not perfect, but it’s all we’ve got,” the SpaceX and Tesla boss said.

To safeguard human life requires moving beyond the blue planet, in Musk’s view, because earth is likely to become uninhabitable.

“There will be some eventual extinction event” if humans stay on earth forever, Musk said in an article published in academic journal New Space, which was published online in June 2017.

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Jun 30, 2018

India’s quest to find a trilliondollar nuclear fuel on the Moon

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, government, military, robotics/AI, space travel

“The countries which have the capacity to bring that source from the moon to Earth will dictate the process,” said K Sivan, chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “I don’t want to be just a part of them, I want to lead them.”

The mission would solidify India’s place among the fleet of explorers racing to the moon, Mars and beyond for scientific, commercial or military gains. The governments of the US, China, India, Japan and Russia are competing with startups and billionaires Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Richard Branson to launch satellites, robotic landers, astronauts and tourists into the cosmos.

The rover landing is one step in an envisioned series for ISRO that includes putting a space station in orbit and, potentially, an Indian crew on the moon. The government has yet to set a timeframe.

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Jun 28, 2018

Bill Gates says gamer bots from Elon Musk-backed nonprofit are ‘huge milestone’ in A.I.

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

A team of OpenAI robots beat amateur human players at Dota 2.

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Jun 27, 2018

3D printed homes and pods of Martian rock, is this what life will look like on Mars?

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, computing, Elon Musk, habitats, holograms, space, virtual reality

ELON MUSK wants to plump humans on Mars by 2024 and the first batch of settlers could live in 3D-printed home pods that pack hologram computers.

You’ll be able to tour the Red Planet habitat in virtual reality and view a scale model of the sci-fi living space at the Goodwood Festival of Speed next month.

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