Efraín Bastidas Zelaya

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With a spacecraft in trouble and the White House watching, SpaceX had to deliver

Within minutes of liftoff, it was clear the Dragon spacecraft was in trouble.<p>Inside mission control on the morning of March 1, 2013, the SpaceX team was desperately trying to figure out what went wrong and soon pinpointed the problem: A few valves were stuck.<p>Lori Garver, NASA’s deputy …

Space Travel

Here's What You Need to Be Wealthy and Wildly Successful, According to Elon Musk's Ex-Wife

There's much more to Elon Musk than you might think, according to his ex-wife Justine Musk.<p>Business titans and industry leaders can be too far, too famous, or too busy, to ever give you one-on-one advice.<p>If you want to understand someone and use their wisdom to craft your own path to success, the …

25 under-the-radar places in Latin America to visit in your lifetime, according to the world’s top travel experts

From the darkest depths of Peru to the crystal blue underground cenotes of Mexico, there is something incredibly alluring about Latin America.<p>However, the best off-the-beaten-track destinations are usually discovered by word of mouth, often among travellers on the road from hostel bunkbeds or over …

Tesla Semi Trucks Roll Out for First Trip in New Photo

Tesla is wasting no time in getting the show on the road — in both the literal and figurative sense, when it comes to its new semi truck.<p>Company head …

Tesla

Production Tesla Model 3 Spied on Video

The Tesla Model 3 is in the works, we all know that at this point. In fact Tesla CEO Elon Musk has shown off images of the very first Model 3 to roll …

Porsche’s CEO Just Announced the Company’s Big Plans to Transition to Electric Cars

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume has told <i>Manager Magazin</i> that up to half of the cars the company produces by 2023 will be electric.<p>According to <i>The Drive</i>, …

Tesla Has Officially Confirmed Model 3 Production at the Gigafactory

Tesla is moving production on some parts of the Model 3 out of California, and it’s going bring more jobs to the Sunshine State’s neighbor, Nevada. …

El sencillo invento de un estudiante de 22 años que podría salvar más de 1 millón de vidas al año

A sus 22 años, el estudiante de la Universidad de Loughborough (Reino Unido) William Broadway ha creado algo que, según la Organización Mundial de la Salud (OMS), podría llegar a salvar 1,5 millones de vidas cada año.<p>El invento <b>se llama "Isobar"</b> y es un refrigerador de vacunas tan pequeño que lo …

Who Has The World's Biggest EV Charging Network? Trigger Warning: It Ain't Tesla

Yesterday, General Motors announced that its upcoming all-electric Bolt will have an EPA-approved range of 238 miles. This came as quite a shock to electric carmaker Tesla’s ardent fans. According to Reuters, the Chevrolet Bolt “will be launched in a few months, nearly a year before the Tesla Model …

Ex-Pixar animators helped create this insanely smart toy robot

Cozmo bats his eyes — two pixelated blobs on the surface of a LED screen, no bigger than a watch face — as he awakens in his charging station. He lets out a yawn that sounds like it came from an auto-tuned WALL-E, and rolls away to explore the world around him.<p>"Now let's see what he does," says …

Megacities, not nations, are the world’s dominant, enduring social structures

Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.<p>As the sociologist Christopher Chase-Dunn has pointed out, it is not …

Mega Cities

Germany Just Announced A Major Push To Increase Electric Car Sales

Germany has announced it will put about $1 billion towards electric vehicles in a new push to increase clean transportation. Car buyers will see a …

Germany Introduces Electric Car Subsidy, But Excludes Tesla

Germany ‘s target of one million electric cars on its roads by 2020 stands no chance of being met, but Wednesday’s news the government agreed to contribute 50% to a 1.2 billion euro ($1.4 billion) subsidy fund, should mean their sales might reach half that.<p>German car manufacturers will be the big …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

VW and Shell accused of trying to block EU push for electric cars

VW and Shell have been accused of trying to block Europe’s push for electric cars and more efficient cars, by saying biofuels should be at heart of efforts to green the industry instead.<p>The EU is planning two new fuel efficiency targets for 2025 and 2030 to help meet promises made at the Paris …

Natural Gas

New Study Shows How High Speed Rail Improves The Quality Of Urban Life

Public policy and economics experts from UCLA and China's Tsinghua University conducted the study, which looked at the results of China's investments in an expanding high-speed train network. Bullet trains traveling an average of 124 mph or higher began operating in the country in 2008.<p>Their …

Open data and driverless buses: how London transport heads to the future

When 19th-century engineers decided their new-fangled locomotives could be driven underground beneath London's crowded streets, they began a tradition for technological innovation that the capital's transport system has never lost.<p>Today the cutting edge has moved from steam to cyber, but the …

'Tesla did everything right' Audi exec says

So for an executive at such a company to acknowledge that a U.S. upstart that didn't exist 15 years ago "did everything right" is remarkable.<p>That's exactly what one Audi executive said of electric-car maker Tesla Motors at a recent conference in Germany.<p>The gentleman in question was Stefan Niemand, …

Will Tesla Be Worth More Than Apple?

CEO Elon Musk predicted that Tesla’s market capitalization – now 95% lower — would surpass Apple's by 2025.<p>With Apple trading 18% under its May 2015 all-time high and Tesla’s latest product announcement producing lines of buyers reminiscent of the ones that used to snake around Apple stores, …

Tesla is about to face the biggest challenge in its history

Last week in Los Angeles, CEO Elon Musk presided over the unveiling of the electric-car maker's wildly anticipated mass-market car, the Model 3.<p>I was there, and the Model 3 looks sharp, although I'm less enthused about its design than I was when it was first rolled out and I was given a short test …

Tesla Motors’ Elon Musk just killed the petrol car

<i>Source: Tesla</i><p>“Adios gas-powered cars.” That was the reaction of Barclays analyst Brian Johnston over the weekend to news that Tesla Motors had …

Tesla

Analysis: Who killed the electric car (again)

Electric Vehicles

Believe the hype, Tesla’s Model 3 looks like a game changer (8 Photos)

Mexico City orders all cars off the road one day a week to tackle air pollution

Authorities in Mexico City have temporarily ordered all cars to remain idle one day a week in response to this notoriously smoggy capital’s worst air-quality crisis in over a decade.<p>Until now vehicles have been exempt from the Mexican capital’s “no circulation” rules if owners obtain a holographic …

Pollution

The Multi-Billion Dollar Robotics Market Is About to Boom

Here’s another sign that the robotics industry is poised to see big gains in the future.<p>On Wednesday, a report by International Data Corporation said …

10 travelers reveal the incredible stories behind their most jaw-dropping photos

Some of the world's most daring travelers have scaled great heights, survived intense weather, and explored remote destinations, all to capture stunning images.<p>We teamed up with @BeautifulDestinations, which is currently one of the most-followed travel Instagram accounts, to pull together 10 …

After Google's AlphaGo program beats Go champion, what's next for AI?

When a person's intelligence is tested, there are exams. IQ tests, general knowledge quizzes, SATs.<p>When artificial intelligence is tested, there are games. Checkers, chess, Go.<p>But what happens when computer programs beat humans at all of those games? This is the question AI experts must ask after a …

AlphaGo's victory means the world is about to change

This weekend, the world’s greatest Go player beat Google’s AlphaGo, an AI program developed by Google’s DeepMind unit.<p>Lee Se-Dol, the 33-year-old South Korean has been pitted against a machine in a game that is arguably the most technically challenging thing to take place on a board of …

Our tech future: the rich own the robots while the poor have 'job mortgages'

Ever since the first vision of a robot appeared on the horizon of mankind, humans have feared that automation will replace the workforce in our dystopian future.<p>There typically follows a period of reassurance, in which we are compelled to believe that this will be a good thing, and that robots …

Artificial Intelligence

We took the Tesla Model X SUV for a spin in Manhattan — and were blown away

Regardless, we'd been waiting on the Model X, whose introduction had been delayed for years, with a lot of expectations. Business Insider was on the ground in Fremont, CA when the cover was pulled off, and we were pretty impressed, even though we only got a few minutes behind the wheel after Musk …

Tesla revelará su primer carro para las masas, el Model 3, el 31 de marzo

Ponte a ahorrar ahora mismo si es que quieres ser una de las primeras personas que pueda comprar el Tesla Model 3, el primer modelo de la fabricante que estará pensado para consumo masivo.<p>Tesla aún tiene el Model 3 a escondidas y lo revelará el 31 de marzo (o al menos una imagen concepto), dijo la …