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Elon Musk Should Consider the Stunning Tesla Model EXP

Home » Cars & Bikes » Elon Musk Should Consider the Stunning Tesla Model EXP<p>Everything is all electric these days and <b>Tesla</b> leads the pack by a mile. …

Tesla

We Finally Know How Naked Mole Rats Survive Without Oxygen, And It's Really Freaking Weird

They start to metabolise like plants.<p>Naked mole rats (<i>Heterocephalus glaber</i>) have never been the most conventional mammal - the scrotum-looking …

NASA has developed a futuristic 3D-printed ‘space fabric’

Never an organization to knowingly fall behind in the world of cutting-edge tech, NASA has taken 3D printing to the next level by developing …

Space Exploration

An Uber model for manufacturing is ready to upend the industry

Nazareth Ekmekjian was on a tight deadline, and news from the machine shops wasn’t good. A designer for Boston-based Piaggio Fast Forward, a transportation and robotics subsidiary of Piaggio Group, Ekmekjian needed a prototype of a component made within a week and a half. But every shop he …

Manufacturing

Now I Get It: Bitcoin

Man, if anything needs the “now I get it” treatment, it’s <i>Bitcoin</i>. You hear about it all the time in financial and technical circles—but most people …

How to Find the Assault Marine Combat Armor in Fallout 4

Bethesda has added all kinds of new and nifty things for players to check out. The Marine Combat armor is their newest armor addition, and it is the …

China's New Space Station Could Replace the ISS

China has already started making moves on its plan to complete a large modular space station within the next three to seven years. In late April, …

Space Exploration

This Object Has Been Sprayed With The World's Blackest Material, And It's Freaking Us Out

Seriously, that's not Photoshopped.<p>Well, we've finally cracked it. Scientists have finally figured out how to paint a portal to another dimension, as …

Scientists Grow 'Super-Potatoes' In Extreme Mars-like Conditions

Scientists have found a “unique” potato variety that could survive and thrive in the extreme environment of Mars.<p>Researchers from the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru, working with NASA scientists and engineers form the University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC) in Lima, have …

Lucid Motors undercuts Tesla with pricing for new Air

Initial speculation suggested the Air EV would sell for well over $100,000, but it turns out that speculation was wildly inaccurate. Pricing for a …

Renault's stunning electric supercar was just named concept car of the year — here's a closer look

Renault's all-electric supercar, dubbed the Trezor, was named the 2016 Concept Car of the Year on Thursday at the Geneva Motor Show.<p>The award is …

Auto Shows

Architect turns old cement factory into incredible fairytale home - and the interior will blow you away

When Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory in 1973, he saw opportunity in the ruins. Bofill bought the early …

How Robots And AI Could Save American Water Utilities Half A Trillion Dollars

HiBot USA’s technology combining robots, big data, and AI could upend the way municipalities replace aging water pipes.<p>The future of your drinking water may depend on databotics.<p>That term, which should be retired by now, is nevertheless at the heart of new technology from HiBot USA, a combination …

At a time when we need to make better use of space, a new book celebrates the world’s best apartment blocks<p>What better use could there be for an architect’s skills than the design of a block of flats? To make a place where lives will be lived, loves lost and found, families raised, friendships …

Architecture

The future will be battery-powered: Inside the high-stakes race to build a better energy storage device

<b>In this picture taken on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Jan Prochazka, the president of Prague based He3Da company, presents his battery in Prague, Czech Republic. In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology - the use of minuscule parts - as</b> …

Tesla will begin selling its solar roof this year — here's everything you need to know

Tesla will begin selling and installing its solar roof later this year, the company wrote in its fourth-quarter investor letter.<p>Tesla unveiled its solar roof product in late October, about a month before the company acquired SolarCity in a deal worth $2.1 billion. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has said it …

Revolutionary Power Plant Captures All Its Carbon Emissions, At No Extra Cost

<i>Green Gas: the Allam Cycle technology promises a future of emissions-free fossil fuels.</i><p><b>GROWING UP IN ENGLAND</b> after World War II, “all the youngsters like me were obsessed with aircraft,” says Rodney Allam. “I had a picture on my wall of Chuck Yeager when he broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1, …

Carbon Dioxide

How do you stop astronauts going mad?

When the space race started, some scientists worried life in space would prove too much for humans. Can we cope with missions that may take years?<p>"Impulsive, suicidal, sexually-aberrant thrill seeker." What kind of person might that describe? A Big Brother contestant? A Base jumper? A cult leader? …

New renderings of 550 Howard, poised to be one of SF’s tallest buildings

Planners say they would prefer something more “iconically-shaped”<p>Cesar Pelli, the Argentine-American architect behind some of the world’s tallest buildings, is already putting an indelible stamp on San Francisco’s skyline with Salesforce Tower.<p>Alongside the in-progress high-rise, Pelli’s firm …

From its Falcon Heavy to reusing its rocket boosters, SpaceX faces 4 crucial missions in 2017

SpaceX’s prospects will turn on whether the company can pull off a year of firsts.<p>In 2017, the Hawthorne space company is planning the first reflight of a previously used first-stage rocket booster; the long-awaited debut of its larger Falcon Heavy rocket; and an unmanned test flight of its …

It’s official: Elon Musk’s SpaceX has made reusability de rigueur for big rockets

Two years ago, the CEO of the world’s primary commercial rocket company thought Elon Musk’s idea of re-using rockets to bring cargo to space was “very uncertain.”<p>“Loss of performance related to recovery, lower industrial rate, cost of rehabilitation of the stage, difficulty in convincing customers …

From the offshore Santa Monica freeway to a mini Las Vegas with pyramids and the Parthenon, Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell look at the LA that never happened

Los Angeles

9 things Tesla plans to accomplish in 2017

Tesla had a huge 2016.<p>Among other things, the company unveiled the Model 3, launched new battery products, acquired SolarCity, and revealed its new solar shingles.<p>From what CEO Elon Musk has revealed so far, it sounds like the company has even bigger plans for 2017.<p>Here's a look at everything we …

SpaceX to Hit Fastest Launch Pace with New Florida Site

Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week, the company's president told Reuters on Monday.<p>The ambitious plan …

Space Travel

Spaceworks may have a real-world stasis chamber for space travel by 2018

A process traditionally used to treat cardiac arrest or traumatic brain injury is now showing promise as a possible method to enable long-term space …

Space Travel

A 100,000-Year Tomb for Finland’s Nuclear Waste

Other countries have hit political roadblocks in finding a lasting fix to the world’s nuclear-waste problem. Finland, meanwhile, has been quietly breaking ground<p>OLKILUOTO, Finland—In billion-year-old bedrock, 100 stories below ground, the Finns have found what the whole world is looking for: A …

Nuclear Waste

NASA planning mission to an asteroid worth $10,000 quadrillion

NASA is sending a spacecraft to a giant metal asteroid that may hold the secret to how our solar system was formed.<p>The fact-finding mission led by Arizona State University researchers is focused on the ancient, giant metal asteroid 16 Psyche. NASA wants to know whether the asteroid, thought to be …

Dutch Railways’ Electric Trains Now Run On 100% Wind Energy

Now 1.2 million people per day can commute without raising their carbon footprint.<p>A single Dutch Railways line in the Netherlands still runs on diesel fuel–but only until the end of this year. Every other train owned by the national rail company is already electric and now gets that electricity …

Miniaturized Nuclear Power Plant? U.S. Reviewing Proposed Design

Nuclear power plants are typically hulking structures made using billions of dollars of concrete and steel. But one company thinks that by going smaller, they could actually make nuclear power more affordable.<p>NuScale Power based in Portland, Ore., has submitted a design for what it describes as a …