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Elon Musk surely knows how to set off a twitterstorm. On August 16, he sent a tweet: “Nuke Mars!” Does this mean the founder and CEO of Tesla literally wants to nuke the Red Planet? We hope not! Planet Earth is still experiencing the repercussions of setting off two nuclear bombs. It would be insane to dream of colonizing another planet only to nuke it before half of the Earth’s population hasn’t even left the surface yet. Nuke Mars! — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 16, 2019 What’s intriguing is that Elon Musk has conveniently...
Elon Musk’s neurotechnology startup company Neuralink came out of stealth mode on Tuesday, after operating in the secret for two years. The debut was marked with livestreamed presentations detailing the company’s progress so far in connecting the human brain to machines. Along with top scientists from the San Francisco-based company, Musk released many details of the system it hopes to implant into people’s brain one day. Information shared also includes how the system would, in the first place, reach the patient’s brain – by using l...
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s ambitious space move in February 2018 made headlines in after the private American aerospace company launched a cherry-red Tesla car (Roadster) into space on a rocket to Mars. Now, a team of Russian scientists is making a mockery of Musk by sending a red toy car into space last week. While SpaceX launched a full-sized car into orbit with a dummy “Starman” behind the vehicle’s wheel, Russia’s Tomsk State University researchers sent a toy car that’s a replica of red Zhiguli owned by the country’s Roscosmos ...
Tesla has announced plans to introduce a new in-car video game that is unlike any of those we have seen on Tesla infotainment systems. While it’s completely ingenious to play old Atari games in your Tesla car using a controller, Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Thursday at E3 video game expo disclosed that the company is going to include the 2018 racing game “Beach Buggy Racing 2” to your game collections. That’s not completely all the fun, anyway. Instead of controlling the virtual vehicles using an Xbox controller or a traditional controller...
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 ...
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