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Musk: Tesla's factory will become an 'alien dreadnought'

And evidently, those production problems became severe this year. After the car maker released second-quarter earnings on Wednesday, CEO Elon Musk took analysts questions and revealed how many issues Tesla had with first-half 2016 manufacturing:<p>"We were in production hell," he said. "We climbed out …

On building a Tesla Solar inverter/hub: ‘we are probably the best in the world on advanced inverter technologies’ – Elon Musk

During a Monday morning Tesla Motors conference call Elon Musk, in response to several questions regarding designing a new system wide (solar, storage & car) inverter, said –<p>We don’t want to jump the gun on future (hardware) announcements, but we are internally betting on the merger. If it doesn’t …

Tesla

Will TeslaSolar continue to outsource the brain of its solar systems – the inverter – or develop in house?

Tesla had made it a goal to vertically integrate long prior to the current offer to purchase SolarCity. SolarCity took action purchasing a solar panel and solar racking company. A looming question becomes – how exactly will TeslaSolar protect itself in the solar inverter market? TeslaSolar could …

Solar Power

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Industries in 2016

These 10 fastest-growing Industries show tremendous potential in 2016, indicating a future of environmental consciousness and greater focus on …

These 5 Crazy Thought Experiments Show How Einstein Formed His Revolutionary Hypotheses

They're not easy.<p>Albert Einstein, one of the greatest minds of the 20th century, forever changed the landscape of science by introducing …

Physics

Why I stopped hacking the Amazon Dash button and learned to solder

tl;dr;<p>Stop trying to hack the Amazon Dash button. Just buy a cheap doorbell, a Raspberry Pi, and solder them together. You’ll get more flexibility …

No more Tesla buyback guarantee as company cuts price of Model X | Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO/DETROIT (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc has ended a program that guaranteed the resale value of its cars, and lowered the starting price of its Model X crossover, the high-profile electric vehicle maker said on Wednesday.<p>A Tesla logo adorns a 'Model S' car in the dealership in Berlin, …

6 Reasons Baby Boomers Failed to Strike It Rich

By Sergey Sanko<p>In Retirement<p>Everyone wants to be rich, but so few people every actually cross that threshold. Actually, it helps that the line …

When meds didn’t improve my depression, I tried retraining my brain waves instead

Two years ago, I walked through the door of a Seattle therapist’s office with the goal of resetting my 45-year-old brain. A trauma survivor with a history of depression and anxiety, I was hoping that an alternative mode of therapy I’d heard about called neurofeedback might finally alleviate my more …

The Brain

Top 10 Green Home Improvement Upgrades, Plus Costs & ROI in 2017 - RemodelingImage.com - Remodeling Ideas, Costs, Tips, and Advice

This year, homeowners are more focused on renovating their houses rather than buying new. 2017 is continuing to see a hot seller’s real estate …

CERES Report Reveals Which Electric Utilities Recognize The Clean Energy Future We Need

Electric utilities tend to take a lot of heat for clouding public understanding of climate change and standing in the way of energy resources that won't cook the planet.<p>A number of utilities, for instance, have spent hundreds of millions over the past few years lobbying against the Clean Power …

100% Renewable Energy Is Possible, Here's How

If our transition to renewable energy is successful, we will achieve savings in the ongoing energy expenditures needed for economic production. We …

Sustainability

17 ways technology will change our lives by 2050

New forms of technology are bound to change how we live.<p>We asked Ian Pearson, a futurist with an 85% accuracy record, what new technology we can expect to see by 2050 and how it will change the way we live.<p>Scroll down to see Pearson's biggest predictions about the future:

Singularity

Pinterest Conversion Tracking for Promoted Pins Unveiled - Small Business Trends

With any type of advertising, it’s important to have a method for measuring the actual results that you get out of your investment. That’s what …

Social Media

10 best office apps for Android

Office apps have been a valuable center of productivity for many years. We use them for a variety of purposes, including drafting documents, creating spreadsheets and presentations, and keep track of what’s going on. No productivity suite is complete without them and virtually everybody uses them, …

Juniqe raises $15.7 million for art marketplace

Juniqe, an online marketplace for curated art, has raised €14 million (about $15.7 million) in a round led by Highland Europe with participation from Vorwerk Ventures, High-Tech Gründerfonds, and Redalpine.<p>The Berlin startup, launched in 2014, connects artists and sellers with buyers. The company …

NIH grants $2.3M to development of FeverPhone, a portable disease diagnosis kit

Quick diagnosis of bloodborne diseases can very much be a matter of life and death, but bouncing results off a hospital can take hours or days — so the National Institutes of Health and Cornell University are working on a device called the FeverPhone that could cut that time to as little as 15 …

The CEO of this Uber rival thinks there will still be a place for drivers in autonomous taxis

Autonomous cars may be just around the corner but the CEO of one taxi company thinks his fleet of drivers will still have a job in the car.<p>Jens Wohltorf, CEO of Berlin-headquartered Blacklane, told Business Insider in Berlin last week that passengers like having someone else in the car with them.<p>As …

KFC offers customers in India battery pack to go with fried chicken

No matter how advanced our smartphones get, a problem persists -- sometimes, their batteries just don't last long enough. KFC is offering its Indian customers a solution.<p>The company has launched a deal it calls Watt a Box in India, which offers an assortment of food and a 6,100mAh powerbank. That's …

Food

The amazing artificial intelligence we were promised is coming, finally

We have been hearing predictions for decades of a takeover of the world by artificial intelligence. In 1957, Herbert A. Simon predicted that within 10 years a digital computer would be the world’s chess champion. That didn’t happen until 1996. And despite Marvin Minsky’s 1970 prediction that “in …

Artificial Intelligence

Watch three astronauts leave the International Space Station tonight

• Tech<br>• Science<br>• Culture<br>• More<p>Tech<p>Apple<br>• Google<br>• Microsoft<br>• Apps<br>• Photography<br>• Virtual Reality<br>• Business<br>• Design<br>• AI<br>• All Tech<p>Science<p>Space<br>• Energy<br>• Health<br>• Environment<br>• All Science<p>Culture<p>Web<br>• TV<br>• Film<br>• Games<br>• Comics<br>• Music<br>• All Culture<p>Cars<p>Ride-Sharing<br>• Cars<br>• Mass Transit<br>• Aviation<br>• Rideables<br>• Autonomy<br>• All …

Space

Indoor Gardeners, Elevate Your Favorite Plants with These Stylish Stands

Such great heights<p>"Mistress Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?" goes the traditional English rhyme, with its questionable provenance and cryptic meaning. But what if it were written for the millennial or apartment gardener? What new contraptions, receptacles, and technologies would …

West Elm

You're 90 Seconds Away From A Calmer Mind

Raise your hand if you wish you were somewhere tropical right about now.<p>If we're all being honest, a relaxing escape sounds pretty appealing -- especially when we're battling chaotic calendars like so many of us do on a daily basis. It's no surprise we feel this way, either. We're naturally wired …

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …

Sleep

4 Steps for A Better Integration of Technology in Teaching

November 14, 2014<br>In an earlier post we shared here a few months ago, we talked about the differences between technology use and technology …