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As Tesla’s premium car sales in the USA skyrocket, so has the number of babies named after the luxury electric automaker. The latest data from the Social Security Administration reveals that 109 babies were named “Tesla” in 2018 – and 222 children were named after the company’s CEO, Elon Musk, as The Drive points out. The name Tesla is far more poplar for girls than boys. In 2018, a total of 102 girls and 7 boys received the name. Of course, Tesla is also the last name of Serbian-American inventor Nikolai Tesla, for whom the auto com...
As promised last week, SpaceX on Monday revealed the identity of the first private passenger traveling to the moon. For its 2023 lunar mission, the company has signed Yusaku Maezawa, a fashion innovator and Japanese billionaire who founded Japan’s largest fashion e-retailing site, Zozotown. Maezawa will be the first private tourist to board the Big Falcon Rocket (BFR) launching in 2023. He is a 42-year-old tycoon with a personal net worth of $3 billion and is currently the 18th richest man on the planet, according to Forbes business ...
Elon Musk’s non-profit organization, OpenAI has trained a human-like robot hand to handle objects dexterously. The system is known as Dactyl and it operates by learning the movements from scratch in simulation and then transmitting that knowledge for further applicability. Although developing human-like robots is a decade old experiment, employing nimble and efficient object manipulation techniques in them is still a challenge to the robotics engineers. “Our results show that it’s possible to train agents in simulation and have them...
On Saturday morning, Elon Musk summoned the SpaceX, Boring Company and Tesla engineer team to design and build a viable solution immediately for rescuing a soccer team trapped in a flooded cave in Thailand. He ordered to build a “tiny, kid-sized submarine using the liquid oxygen transfer tube from a Falcon 9 rocket” by end of the day. The new vehicle is characterized by lightweight which is enough to be carried by 2 divers and tiny enough to pass through narrow holes. Meanwhile, another team of the company’s engineers is deployed on-...
Elon Musk makes it a point that he never fades away from our memory. This happens as he pops up in the news headlines every few weeks. Fortunately, this attention is for his new ventures and not negative publicity. It is time to remind ourselves of him once again. This is because Musk is back with a new mission which claims that it will intrigue a number of people. One need not have the complex scientific knowledge to understand the importance of this mission, the name itself will act as a description. Elon Musk has given a glimpse of...
A recent agreement between billionaire Elon Musk’s company and Neoen – a French renewable energy provider proved to be historic. Under this agreement, Musk’s Tesla will build a lithium ion battery. This is the world’s largest battery manufactured for South Australia. Premier Jay Weatherill said that this battery will protect the nation from the type of energy crisis leading to black outs, as reported by BBC. 100 Days for Lithium Ion Battery The helm of Tesla, Musk confirmed that he still stands firm to his promise. This promise ...
We are in that age of aeronautical science where we hear more about SpaceX than NASA. There was a time when every kid wanted to join the NASA in order to explore the unknown side of our universe. Now on a regular basis, we come across a substantial technological development by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. This spatial organization recently gained, even more, fame for coming up with an affordable and practical way to launch satellites. The organization came up with Falcon 9 rocket that could be reused after launching a satellite. Now the compan...
For easy and efficient transportation, we have railways, buses, cars, flights etc. all around the world. These modes of age old commutation will be a thing of the past very soon; as the world is gearing up for the futuristic technology created by Hyperloop One. In an official release by Hyperloop One today, the company mentioned that it completed its first full-scale testing of the Hyperloop technology in a vacuum environment on the 12th of May. The Hyperloop vehicles pulled 2 Gs by reaching a speed of 70 mph (miles per hour) down the...
Just when we thought that Elon Musk has too much under his hat, he surprises us with a new project. The founder of global giants like Tesla and SpaceX, he has now decided to experiment in a sector which he never explored till date. The latest project, The Boring Company, is a tunnel-carving operation which is led by Musk himself. This operation aims to change the face of transportation in one of the busiest cities in the U.S., Los Angeles. News about this new project has been doing the rounds for a while now but with Musk’s latest twe...
If you think that Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be clubbed with the human brain only in sci-fi movies like Ex Machina, The Matrix, or Ghost in The Shell; CEO Elon Musk is going to prove that wrong, in the near future. The multi-billionaire is planning to back a venture working on the brain-computer interfaces named ‘Neuralink’; according to reports on the Wall Street Journal (WSJ). From aerospace to electric vehicles (EV’s), the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla now wants to merge the human brains with computers, by launching Neuralink. V...