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Elon Musk’s million-mile battery dreams are about to come true

March 12th, 2020 at 11:39 am » Comments Off

Researchers have developed a new battery for electric vehicles that can last 1 million miles. Researchers have been working on increasing the power and life cycle of the batteries we use in electric vehicles while maintaining safety standards for years. A battery reaching its end of life, with diminishing returns, would be a long term […]



Terraforming Mars might be impossible… for now

March 11th, 2020 at 11:22 am » Comments Off

Making Mars more Earth-like would be a gargantuan task. From giant mirrors to tiny microbes, here’s the thinking behind making Mars habitable for humans. This story is part of Welcome to Mars, our series exploring the red planet. At the end of 1990′s sci-fi adventure Total Recall, all it takes is the push of a […]



Elon Musk: ‘F-35 fighter jets would have no chance against drones’

March 10th, 2020 at 5:31 pm » Comments Off

  Elon Musk has suggested Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Lightning II fighter jets, which are a key part of the Morrison government’s $200 billion investment in defence, would “have no chance” against an autonomous drone in the battlefield. “The fighter jet era has passed,” Mr Musk said at the US Air Force’s Air Warfare Symposium in […]



SpaceX will launch private citizens into orbit

February 27th, 2020 at 12:08 pm » Comments Off

SpaceX is planning to send up to four private citizens into space to take a trip around Earth sometime at the end of 2021 or in early 2022. The spaceflight company announced an agreement on Tuesday with Space Adventures, a space tourism business that has helped seven different private citizens take trips to (and from) […]



SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites, sticks rocket landing at sea

February 2nd, 2020 at 2:20 am » Comments Off

Watch: SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launches 60 satellites into orbit Following the successful launch, the rocket’s first stage gently touched down on a SpaceX drone ship landing platform. CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — SpaceX successfully launched its fourth batch of Starlink satellites into orbit and landed a rocket landing Wednesday following days of weather delays for […]



SpaceX is about to launch a historic mission with actual people on board Crew Dragon

January 31st, 2020 at 2:27 pm » Comments Off

SpaceX is poised to launch its first astronauts into space this spring: Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley.  Their flight on the company’s Crew Dragon spaceship will mark the first time an American spacecraft has carried NASA astronauts since the Space Shuttle program ended in 2011. Behnken and Hurley’s liftoff is expected to launch a new […]



Tesla patents new chemistry for better, longer-lasting and cheaper batteries

December 30th, 2019 at 12:17 pm » Comments Off

Tesla has made a lot of battery moves this year and it is closing the year by filing a patent on a new chemistry for better, longer-lasting and cheaper batteries. Earlier this year, we reported on Tesla’s battery research partner, Jeff Dahn and his team at Dalhousie University, unveiling the impressive results of tests on […]



Elon Musk’s company Neuralink plans to connect people’s brains to the internet by next year using a procedure he claims will be as safe and easy as LASIK eye surgery

December 14th, 2019 at 1:35 pm » Comments Off

Elon Musk on Tuesday announced in a livestream that his neurotechnology startup, Neuralink, hoped to begin implanting devices into human brains as early as next year. Musk has invested $100 million into the secretive company since its founding in 2016, according to The New York Times, and he says he hopes it will achieve “symbiosis […]



1,000 Starships and 20 years are needed to build sustainable city on Mars, says Elon Musk

November 20th, 2019 at 1:25 pm » Comments Off

  The CEO of SpaceX took to Twitter to share the news of how dangerous and arduous the task continues to be. Elon Musk shared more details about what will be needed to reach Mars and to build a sustainable city there. The SpaceX CEO and his company have been working hard at their long […]



Elon Musk says building the first sustainable city on Mars will take 1,000 Starships and 20 years

November 15th, 2019 at 12:25 pm » Comments Off

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk went into a bit more detail about the timelines and vehicle requirements to not only reach Mars, but to set up a sustainable base on the Red Planet that can serve as an actual city, supporting a local population. That’s the long-term vision for Musk and his space technology company, after […]



SpaceX wants to land Starship on the Moon before 2022, then do cargo runs for 2024 human landing

November 3rd, 2019 at 3:20 am » Comments Off

Speaking at a quick series of interviews with commercial space companies at this year’s annual International Astronautical Congress, SpaceX president and COO Gwynne Shotwell shed a little more light on her company’s current thinking with regards to the mission timelines for its forthcoming Starship spacefaring vehicle. Starship, currently in parallel development at SpaceX’s South Texas […]



‘Whoa, it worked’: Elon Musk tweets via SpaceX’s Starlink Satellites

November 1st, 2019 at 11:38 am » Comments Off

  A view of SpaceX’s first 60 Starlink satellites in orbit, still in stacked configuration, with the Earth as a brilliant blue backdrop on May 23, 2019.  But Starlink won’t be truly operational until several hundred more satellites go up. SpaceX’s nascent internet-satellite constellation is already providing some boutique service, according to Elon Musk. Late […]



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