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Tesla Posts $700 Million First-Quarter Loss as CEO Elon Musk Says It Will Offer Insurance

Analysts expected that Tesla would lose in the neighborhood of 69 cents per share in the first quarter, but Tesla’s real numbers, released today, were much, much worse than that. Tesla lost $2.90 a share, or $702.1 million in the quarter, according to CNBC, almost as much as they lost in the same quarter last year,…Read more...
Tags: Tesla, Elon Musk

Elon Musk Was Right: Cheap Cameras Could Replace Lidar on Self-Driving Cars, Researchers Find

Among the many tidbits of wisdom that Elon Musk dropped at a Tesla company investor event on Monday was the revelation that Lidar, a laser-based scanning technology that images objects in 3D, was “friggin’ stupid,” and that “...anyone relying on LiDAR is doomed.” It seemed a grandiose claim given how many autonomous…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Research, Tesla, Sensors, Cameras, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Lidar, Cornell, Cornell University

Elon Musk's Chipmaking Claims Don't Match the Reality

On Monday he took a swipe at semiconductors, arguing that his own engineers have created technology that puts chipmakers’ efforts in the shade. Musk also knocked other approaches to building systems that will make human drivers redundant and made claims about the way Tesla is bucking conventional wisdom to tackle one of the most complex engineering problems today. Here is a fact-check of the technology behind driverless cars.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla

Stuff Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars on Monday, Ranked

On Monday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk spoke at a company investor day focused on autonomy, relaying news that Tesla had switched to a self-driving computer designed by in-house engineers and dropping some big promises about what, exactly, the future of its Autopilot feature and autonomous driving will look like.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Cars, Tesla, Automation, Robots, Nvidia, Driving, Autonomous Vehicles, Ridesharing, Self Driving Cars, Elon Musk Said About Tesla Autonomous Cars

Musk Says a Million Self-Driving Teslas Will Be on the Road Next Year

Elon Musk is now ripping up the script, vowing to pair self-driving technology with a sharing service that will make it crazy for consumers to buy other cars. During an hours-long investor day presentation focused on autonomy, Musk said customers will be able to put their cars onto a shared network of robotaxis, which will be able to get around without a human inside. Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo, widely thought to be a leader in the autonomous space, has shied away from letting its autonomous vehicl...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Alphabet Inc, Waymo

Tesla Autonomy Software

Tesla Autonomy Investor Day described their software. Tesla has a shadow mode where they can compare alternative software algorithms against the current software. Tesla will only proceed from shadow... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Future, Cars, Tesla, World, Artificial Intelligence, Innovation, Self Driving Cars, Tesla Autonomy Software

Tesla eyes 'robotaxis' by 2020 with new self-driving technology

Tesla said Monday it is expecting to deploy self-driving "robotaxis" by 2020 as it unveiled its upgraded technology for driverless vehicles. Chief executive Elon Musk told an investor presentation he expected regulator approval in some jurisdictions for autonomous ride-hailing that could use some of the Teslas on the road if their owners agree to share the vehicles. "I feel very confident in predicting autonomous robotaxis next year," Musk told the event, saying he expected the plan to operate...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Musk

Elon Musk's SpaceX suffers capsule anomaly during Florida tests

Elon Musk's SpaceX suffered an anomaly in one of its Crew Dragon capsules while conducting engine tests at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Saturday, the company said. "The initial tests completed successfully but the final test resulted in an anomaly on the test stand," the company said in a statement. The issue was earlier reported by Florida Today, which said orange smoke was seen rising above SpaceX's facilities, and that the anomaly was contained with no injuries.
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station

The private frontier: corporate space explorers stand by for a $1tn lift-off

Trump’s ambitions for US lunar exploration will be a further boost to the billionaires building a new generation of rocketsPresident Donald Trump has struggled with some of his signature policy promises, but now he has set his sights higher: a return to the moon, five decades after humans last set foot there.The White House has spoken of landing the first woman on the moon within five years and Trump’s vice-president, Mike Pence, has made it clear that the private sector – much of it backed by a...
Tags: Business, Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, White House, US, Technology sector, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence

Elon Musk's D.C. to Baltimore Tunnel Sounds Worse than Pointless

What if I proposed digging two 35-mile tunnels that would begin and end right next to two train stations that currently have service between one another? And this tunnel would be right underneath an existing highway? But this tunnel would be used to skim cars along tracks at speeds no one has achieved yet? And it…Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Infrastructure, Bad Ideas, Baltimore, Tunnels, The Boring Company

There may be a copy of Wikipedia somewhere on the moon. Here's how to help find it.

If you've ever worried that humanity will ever wipe itself out so completely that there'll be no record of our civilization for aliens to discover, you can now rest (somewhat) easy. Even if we blow everything on Earth to smithereens tomorrow, there will likely still be a library of 30,000 books, 5,000 languages, plus a complete copy of Wikipedia, somewhere on the moon. The only problem: We don't know exactly where. The library is a project of the Arch Foundation, the same company tha...
Tags: Google, Elon Musk, Science, Wikipedia, Israel, Nasa, Earth, Isaac Asimov, David Copperfield, Nova Spivack, Israel Aerospace Industries, Spivack, Arch Mission Foundation, Beresheet, NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, Arch Foundation

SpaceX successfully recovered Falcon Heavy’s nosecone, and it’s going to space again

After many delays, SpaceX was finally able to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket this week, for just the second time ever. The company also made history by successfully recovering both of its side boosters and the central core booster, which it had never done before.Believe it or not, the trio of boosters aren't the only things that SpaceX managed to recover. SpaceX boss Elon Musk revealed on Twitter that both halves of the spacecraft's nosecone were also picked up, and they're going to ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Falcon Heavy, StarLink, Falcon Heavy SpaceX

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches its first commercial payload — then aces a triple landing

More than a year after SpaceX sent its Falcon Heavy rocket on a majestic test launch, the second Falcon Heavy put a satellite in orbit today for its first customer. Then, for the first time, all three of the rocket's reusable booster cores landed safely and successfully. SpaceX also recovered both halves of the rocket's nose cone and intends to reuse those components as well. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk celebrated the day's successes with a string of exuberant tweets, punctuated with hearts...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Falcon Heavy, Falcons

SpaceX landed three of its boosters for the first time, and yep, it was impressive

Three is certainly a magic number.SpaceX landed three of its Falcon Heavy rocket boosters for the first time on Thursday, as part of a mission which was delayed from the day before due to bad weather.SEE ALSO: The black hole photo you've seen everywhere is thanks to this MIT grad's algorithmThe Falcon Heavy launched from NASA's Kennedy Space Center at 6:35 p.m. EDT, carrying the Arabsat-6A communications satellite in its payload.Eight minutes after takeoff, the spaceflight company la...
Tags: Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Nasa, Falcon Heavy, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Falcons, Middle East Africa, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Alexandra Smith, Engin Bozkurt, Caley Burke

Elon Musk's SpaceX sends world's most powerful rocket on first commercial flight

The 23-story-tall Heavy, which previously launched Musk’s cherry red Tesla roadster to space in a 2018 debut test flight, blasted off from Florida’s Kennedy Space Center carrying its first customer payload. "T plus 33 seconds into flight, under the power of 5.1 million pounds of thrust, Falcon Heavy is headed to space," SpaceX launch commentator John Insprucker said on a livestream. Roughly three minutes after clearing the pad, Heavy’s two side boosters separated from the core rocket for a syn...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, Falcon Heavy, Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Hawthorne California, John Insprucker

SpaceX is going to try to launch its Falcon Heavy yet again – watch it live here

It's been a rough week for the folks at SpaceX. The second-ever launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket was supposed to happen on Sunday, and then again on Tuesday, and yet again on Wednesday. Needless to say, none of those dates fit the bill, with most of the delays related to poor weather conditions.Now, SpaceX is hoping that the fourth time is the charm, and it has another launch window scheduled for today at 6:35 p.m. EST. As before, the launch could take place at any time over a window of abo...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Earth, Falcon Heavy, Arabsat, Arabsat 6A

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches Arabsat-6A as its first commercial payload

More than a year after SpaceX sent its Falcon Heavy rocket on a majestic test launch, the second Falcon Heavy put a satellite in orbit today for its first customer. Back in February 2018, the test payload was SpaceX CEO Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster with a mannequin nicknamed Starman in the driver’s seat. This time around, the payload was the 13,200-pound Arabsat-6A satellite, which is destined to go into geostationary orbit to provide telecommunications services to the Middle East, Africa and Euro...
Tags: Europe, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Falcon Heavy, Tesla Roadster, Middle East Africa, Arabsat

‘We have not managed to land successfully’: Israel's moonshot fails

Spacecraft crashes in to lunar surface after engine and communications breakdownAn Israeli spacecraft has crashed into the lunar surface, ending the first privately funded attempt to land on the moon.About the size of a washing machine, the 585kg (1,290lb) robotic lander experienced an engine and communication failure in the last seconds of touchdown. Continue reading...
Tags: Space, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Technology, Israel, World news, Middle East and North Africa, The moon

Tesla, Panasonic Temper Expansion Plans for Battery Factory

Panasonic said it will study additional investment in collaboration with Tesla, following a Nikkei report that said the two had frozen spending plans. While Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk last week reiterated a forecast for 360,000 to 400,000 vehicle deliveries in 2019, investors remain cautious given Tesla’s history of missing ambitious projections. “The environment for Tesla is getting tougher and there are question marks on Tesla’s ability to deliver sustainable profits,” said Sven Dierm...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Frankfurt, Panasonic, Sven Diermeier

SpaceX delays mega rocket launch due to high wind shear

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has delayed the launch of its newest mega rocket because of dangerously high wind. The Falcon Heavy was poised to blast off from NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Wednesday night with a communication satellite. But SpaceX chief Elon Musk said upper-level wind shear was extremely high. SpaceX […]
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Science, News, Ap, Nasa, Nation, Falcon Heavy, CAPE CANAVERAL Fla, Kennedy Space Center

Watch SpaceX Try to Stick the Landing of Three Booster Rockets During Today’s Falcon Heavy Launch

SpaceX is set to launch its Falcon Heavy later today, in what will be the first commercial flight for the world’s most powerful rocket. As part of the mission, the Elon Musk-led company will attempt to make history by landing all three boosters. You can watch it all live right here.Read more...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Falcon Heavy, Rocket Science, Make Rocket Go Now, Falcon Heavy Launch

Elon Musk calls Jeff Bezos a 'copycat' on Twitter, for launching satellites

Jeff Bezos reportedly hired a SpaceX executive to run Amazon's internet satellite project after Elon Musk fired him.
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Jeff Bezos

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy will now fly on Wednesday, hopefully

If you were eagerly anticipating the second-ever launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket this past weekend, you were sorely disappointed when the company was forced to delay the launch. We had a feeling that might happen, and the launch was pushed back to today, Tuesday, April 9th, but now yet another delay has pushed it back even further.SpaceX now says that Falcon Heavy will likely launch tomorrow, Wednesday, April 10th. Today's would-be launch was scrubbed due to inclement weather, but...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Earth, Falcon Heavy

SpaceX’s Starhopper completed its first mini-launch ‘hop’

Between tests of its Crew Dragon spacecraft, regular launches for commercial clients, and the impending second launch of the massive Falcon Heavy rocket, SpaceX has a whole lot on its plate these days. Despite all that, it's still working hard on its Starship program, which will (hopefully) one day result in a spacecraft capable of traveling throughout our solar system and maybe even to neighboring stars.At present, the Starship itself doesn't exist, but a small-scale version of it, call...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Mars, Musk, Falcon Heavy, Starship

Tesla Opens a New Quarter With Another Round of Sales Staff Cuts

Tesla confirmed the cuts but declined to discuss specifics including the number of personnel affected. The latest round of staff reductions are part of the retail retrenchment Tesla announced in February. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk has said the decision to close some showrooms and embrace an online-only ordering model is designed to save money as the company ramps up production of cheaper Model 3 sedans and prepares to launch new models including the Model Y crossover next year.
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla

Bezos hired a SpaceX vice president to run Amazon's satellite internet project after Musk fired him

Amazon's satellite internet plan appears similar to what Elon Musk has had SpaceX working on.
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Musk, Bezos

'I Will Nuke You', Elon Musk Allegedly Tells Former Employee

Elon Musk is, if nothing else, an innovator. He finds new ways to recover rockets from space; new useless holes to drill into the earth; new reasons to get fined by the SEC, and according to a report by Bloomberg, new ways of threatening his subordinates. Mostly you could say he’s guilty of having too many good ideas.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, Bloomberg, SEC, Storytime With Elon

Project Kuiper: Amazon to launch 3,000 satellites to offer broadband internet service from space

Tech giant Amazon is planing to set up a network of more than 3,000 satellites in order to provide a high-speed broadband internet service from space.In his latest space venture, Jeff Bezos plans to establish 3,236 satellites to provide high-speed internet access to people around the world. In recent weeks, Amazon has been posting job adverts for the project, named Project Kuiper, after a part of the distant solar system believed to contain many comets, asteroids, and other small bodies and disc...
Tags: Amazon, Spacex, Elon Musk, Science, Softbank, US, Jeff Bezos, Seattle, Boeing, Cnbc, Bezos, ITU, GeekWire, International Telecommunications Union, StarLink, Telesat

Weekly Roundup, Friday 5 April 2019

Our reliance on the amazing convenience of GPS might become an issue on Saturday. Story, below. Good morningI hope you had a great April Fool’s Day on Monday.  This year, more than previously, I found myself struggling to tell the jokes from reality.  For example, this story about a tiny town in Denmark with only 7,000 people being the location for a new 1050 ft tower, to become the tallest in western Europe, definitely seemed like a joke, but it continues to be repeated around the internet, an...
Tags: Travel, Google, Amazon, Facebook, South Korea, Europe, Elon Musk, Science, North Korea, Scotland, Hotels, Miscellaneous, Cars, US, Newsletter, Tesla

Elon Musk Lives to Tweet Another Day

Elon Musk’s prolonged battle with the SEC over his tweets reached a tentative conclusion on Thursday. For now, he’s still allowed to post and you better believe he will excercise that right.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Tesla, SEC, Always Be Tweeting

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