NASA Just Announced They Can’t Afford to Get Humans to Mars

BUDGET BUMMER NASA has been talking about getting humans to Mars for years, and continues to provide updated plans for getting there. Unfortunately, though, NASA’s chief of human spaceflight, William H. Gerstenmaier, just announced that the agency can’t achieve the Mars goal on its current budget. “I can’t put a date on humans on Mars,…

Tesla Will Start Building World’s Largest Lithium-ion Battery in Australia

South Australia will be home to the world’s largest lithium ion battery thanks to a historic agreement between Tesla and the State Government. Tesla and French energy company Neoen are building the world’s largest lithium ion battery for South Australia Elon Musk is in Adelaide to make the announcement The 100MW/129MWh battery will operate at…

Musk Will Quit Advisory Panels If Trump Reneges On Paris Climate Accords

Tesla founder and technology luminary Elon Musk said Wednesday he would quit President Donald Trump‘s business advisory councils if Washington pulls out of the Paris climate accord. Musk’s move, announced on Twitter, could deepen the rift between the tech world and the Trump administration, which have been at odds over immigration and other issues. Don't…

SpaceX Wants To Launch Its First Super Internet Satellites In 2019

SpaceX has its sights set on Mars, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten about Earth. Elon Musk’s company yesterday outlined its plan to put a network of internet-providing satellites around our planet, stating in a Senate hearing on broadband infrastructure that it wanted to start sending the craft into space in 2019, before the…

Elon Musk Doesn’t Like Flying Cars

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was arguably the biggest tech titan to speak at the 2017 TED conference . During an onstage interview with TED curator Chris Anderson, Musk explained why he’s focused on underground transportation (through Hyperloop and his new tunnel boring company, the Boring Company) instead of flying cars. According to Musk, the main…

Elon Musk Promises To Solve Australia’s Problem In 100 Days Or Its Free

Fresh from solving the power-grid problems at the Pacific islands of Ta’u and Kauai, Tesla‘s Elon Musk is now ready to help South Australia. — and he’ll do it in 100 days or it’s free, he promises. South Australia state has been experiencing blackouts during recent heat waves there that have caused energy demand to…

This Old Porsche EV from 1966 is Faster than Tesla

When you think of blazing fast EVs, the name that naturally comes to mind is Tesla. After all, Tesla’s flagship Model S P100D can go from 0-60 in just 2.4 seconds and can complete a quarter-mile in 10.72 seconds. That said, Elon Musk and co. may have some new competition from an unlikely source: Kreisel…

Elon Musk Reveals Neuralink that Connects Brains and Computers

Neuralink is pursuing what Elon Musk calls ‘neural lace’ technology, implanting tiny brain electrodes that may one day upload and download thoughts. Building a mass-market electric vehicle and colonizing Mars aren’t ambitious enough for Elon Musk. The billionaire entrepreneur now wants to merge computers with human brains to help people keep up with machines. The…

SpaceX successfully lands its third Falcon 9 rocket on solid ground

SpaceX pulled off another successful rocket landing this morning — and this time during the day on the coast of Florida. A Falcon 9 rocket successfully touched down at SpaceX’s ground-based landing zone at Cape Canaveral after launching to space. It’s the third time that SpaceX has landed its rocket on solid ground post-launch, but…