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Sep 24, 2020

Close look at Tesla Cyberquad electric ATV prototype [Gallery]

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Tesla’s Cyberquad electric ATV prototype had its first public outing this week since the unveiling last year, and here we bring you a closer look with a gallery of pictures.

When Tesla unveiled the Cybertruck last year, CEO Elon Musk had a little “one more thing” moment on stage when they brought the Tesla Cyberquad, an electric ATV, to show the loading capacity of Cybertruck’s bed.

At the time, it wasn’t clear whether Tesla planned on making the electric ATV available, but Musk later confirmed that it will be an option for Cybertruck buyers.

Sep 23, 2020

Here’s how many Cybertrucks Tesla expects to build in Texas

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Elon Musk said the company has “stopped counting” orders for the electric pickup.

Sep 23, 2020

Tesla & SpaceX CEO Elon Musk Honored with The Axel Springer Award: “Great Visions & the Indomitable Will to Achieve Them”

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

Featured image: Axel Springer

With his inventive and innovative spirit, Elon Musk has revolutionized several industries, from electric vehicles and batteries to space travel. This year’s Axel Springer Award goes to Elon Musk.

The Axel Springer Prize is awarded annually to outstanding individuals who are extremely innovative, create new markets and change old markets, shape culture and value social responsibility. Musk will accept the award on December 1, 2020, at Axel Springer’s headquarters in Berlin. The theme of the evening is “An Evening for Elon Musk — Mission to Mars.”

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Sep 23, 2020

Tesla’s Elon Musk said a $25,000 electric car with next-gen battery in the works

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

This could make electric cars as affordable as combustion engine vehicles.


Tesla says it can dramatically reduce the price for electric cars. Tesla CEO Elon Musk made the announcement during the company’s “Battery Day” for investors.

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Sep 22, 2020

Elon Musk Updates Tesla Giga Texas Plan: “Internal Semi Truck Roads Inside A Giant Monolithic Building”

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, sustainability, transportation

Featured image: @Carroll__Burns/Twitter

At the Q2 2020 Earnings Call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the location of the new factory. The Gigafactory for the production of the Semi, Cybertruck, Model Y, and Model 3 will be built in Austin, Texas and will be Tesla’s largest factory yet.

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Sep 22, 2020

Elon Musk: Hopefully we may be living in a simulation, otherwise…(S/T en Español)

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, robotics/AI

Excerpts from two videos dealing with the topic:

Is life a video game? | Elon Musk | Code Conference 2016

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Sep 22, 2020

SpaceX is on track to produce ‘thousands’ of Starlink user terminals per month

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, internet, satellites

Starlink Terminal Digital Illustration Created By: Erc X @ErcXspace via Twitter.

SpaceX is actively assessing the Starlink broadband network’s performance, it begun a private beta service for users across multiple U.S. states. Company employees received early access to the user terminal and Wi-Fi router device to connect and receive data from the Starlink satellites in space. To date, there are around 708 internet-beaming Starlink satellites in low Earth orbit, out of the 4,409 satellites SpaceX plans to initially deploy.

The 19-inch user terminal dish will not require a professional to install at home, like other networks. The customer will be able to easily install the service – “Instructions are simply: plug-in socket, point at sky,” the founder of SpaceX Elon Musk said. Early this year, he shared that the Starlink terminal dish features the ability to search for the satellite constellation –“Starlink terminal has motors to self-adjust optimal angle to view sky,” Musk shared. The device’s technology is advanced enough to find the signal on its own, users will not have to figure out where the Starlink constellation might be nor adjust the terminal as the satellites move across the sky.

Sep 21, 2020

Tesla’s Future Battery Might Use Diamonds, Could Transform The Industry

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, nanotechnology

How about a battery that can generate enough electricity to power an EV for years without ever needing to be recharged?


Will Elon Musk and crew will be unveiling a nano-diamond-battery on Tuesday? It’s fun to imagine the limitless possibilities. But, it really could happen.

Sep 18, 2020

Elon Musk revealed the plan for going to MARS!!

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Do you know that 1 Starship can carry 100 passengers at a time to MARS!!
But how many would be needed for million people??
Watch yourself!!
#ElonMusk
#SpaceX
#MarsExploration
#SpaceExploration


Do you know that 1 Starship can carry 100 passengers at a time to MARS!!

But how many would be needed for million people?? Watch yourself!! #ElonMusk #SpaceX #MarsExploration #SpaceExploration

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Sep 16, 2020

How gene therapy could help astronauts survive deep space deadly radiation

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Elon Musk, government, health, neuroscience, space travel

Over the past five decades, space travel advocates have been pushing to expand our footprint in space. They dream about lunar bases, missions to Mars and colonies in free space. The visions are ever changing, with government efforts joined by those of private companies like Elon Musk’s SpaceX — in the midst of an effort to send tourists on a trip around the Moon — gravitating toward the space tourism sector. While the goals and how to accomplish them are in constant flux, there remain certain obstacles that must be overcome before we take that next big step. And one of the biggest is the need to protect the health of our future space explorers.

That’s what’s prompted NASA to turn to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.

The US space agency and the associated Translational Institute for Space Health Research (TRISH) at the Baylor College of Medicine are now calling for proposals from private companies and other groups to develop a kind of gene therapy for astronauts. But this would be different than recent gene therapies that target specific diseases such as hemophilia or various types of cancer. Instead, the idea here is to minimize the damage from space radiation through a kind of preventive treatment. Exposure to radiation in space can cause cancer, cardiovascular disease, cataracts and the loss of cognitive function due to accelerated death of brain cells. These different disease categories involve very different mechanisms — cancer and heart disease result from radiation damaging DNA, while loss of brain tissue results simply from radiation killing off mature cells, and still other diseases result from radiation destroying stem cells.

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