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SpaceX to launch demo satellites for its high-speed internet project

Elon Musk's SpaceX wants to deliver high-speed internet to the world using thousands of small satellites -- and this week that plan is moving closer to reality.<p>The company is slated to launch a rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California at 6:17 a.m. local time on Wednesday. On board will …

Elon Musk gets permission to do a little digging for his Hyperloop

It's been far easier for Elon Musk to send a rocket to the Mars than move a pebble in Washington, D.C.<p>That could be changing, according to <i>The</i> …

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I spent several hours testing Tesla's all-electric Model 3 — here's what it's like to drive

I've driven every car Tesla has ever made, from the original Roadster to the Model X SUV. I've sampled Ludicrous Mode acceleration, experimented with Autopilot self-driving tech, and even once "run out of gas" in a Model S.<p>And while it's true that I'm very much looking forward to the bonkers-fast …

2019 Mercedes-Benz C-class Sedan: Design and Tech from Its Bigger Brothers

More power, more technology, more luxury.<p>Mercedes-Benz is moving in a new design direction, both inside and out. Going forward, completely new models not named G-class will feature smooth, creaseless bodies created to be, Mercedes says, beautiful, pure forms. The interiors continue to evolve as …

Buy a second home in the Seychelles: the A-lister paradise with a lot to offer

As neighbours go, the Aldabra tortoise is pretty easy-going. The giant creature is a common sight on La Digue, a small tropical island in the Seychelles. This exotic paradise was one of the first places Judith Whittaker visited after buying a home in Eden Island, a residential marina development on …

The 11 Books I Read When I Need A Little Break From The Daily Grind

It's 2018, and I think everyone can agree that real life is pretty hard lately. Sometimes, the best thing you can do for yourself is escape into a …

Chile open to increasing SQM lithium quota to satisfy Tesla: Corfo

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile is open to negotiating an additional quota of lithium for local miner SQM <SQM_pb.SN> to meet potential demand from U.S. electric car-maker Tesla, Eduardo Bitran, head of Chilean development agency Corfo, told Reuters on Monday.<p>Bitran said Tesla and SQM were "exploring" …

SpaceX's 'monster' Falcon Heavy rocket is set to launch this week — but Elon Musk has said there's a good chance it could blow up

"Space is hard," goes a favorite saying of rocket scientists. That's also true for SpaceX founder Elon Musk as he prepares to launch what is currently the world's most powerful rocket.<p>SpaceX successfully test-fired its first Falcon Heavy rocket on January 24. The 230-foot-tall launcher belched fire …

Elon Musk just sold $5 million worth of flamethrowers

Apparently, there's a large market for flamethrowers with tunnel boring company branding out there. We know because Elon Musk's Boring Company has …

Natural gas killed coal – now renewables and batteries are taking over | Dana Nuccitelli

To avoid dangerous climate change, we can’t rely on natural gas replacing coal<p>Over the past decade, coal has been increasingly replaced by cheaper, cleaner energy sources. US coal power production has dropped by 44% (866 terawatt-hours [TWh]). It’s been replaced by natural gas (up 45%, or 400 TWh), …

Got $40,000 To Spend? If So, Should You Buy A Tesla Model S Or Model 3?

Yes, we know you can’t get a Tesla Model 3 for anywhere near $40,000 right now, but the question is still valid.<p>You can either adjust the dollar …

Bill Gates has a new favorite book — and he says everyone should read it

Billionaire philanthropist and avid reader Bill Gates has announced, after more than a decade, that he's got a new favorite book.<p>The book is "Enlightenment Now" by cognitive scientist Steven Pinker, and true to the typical bibliophile's ways, Gates thinks everyone should read it.<p>Pinker is held in …

10 Books Like 'Black Mirror' With Mind-Bending Twists That Will Hook You 'Til The Last Page

Good science fiction makes you think about where society is headed, and how advancing technology might affect our lives. <i>Great</i> science fiction makes …