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Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after Autopilot was installed, Feds say

Tesla’s crash rate dropped 40 percent after the electric carmaker installed its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, government regulators reported today.<p>The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration just released its report on the May 2016 fatal accident involving a Tesla Model S. Within the …

Tesla

Disrupting Solar

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world's energy production could come from solar.<p>Today, the global oil and natural gas industry is about a $4 trillion business.<p>It's big money, and in the U.S., 67 percent of the electricity generated in 2015 was from fossil fuels (coal, …

Clean Energy

Breaking: SpaceX successfully lands its rocket on a floating drone ship for the first time

It’s also the second time the company has pulled off a landing<p>SpaceX has finally landed its Falcon 9 rocket on a drone ship at sea, after launching the vehicle into space this afternoon. It's the first time the company has been able to pull off an ocean landing, after four previous attempts ended …

Space Travel

Model 3

Designed to attain the highest safety ratings in every category, Model 3 achieves 220 miles of range while starting at only $35,000 before incentives.<p>…

The Scary Efficiency of Autonomous Intersections

As you know if you've driven anywhere ever, traffic lights are part of a vast conspiracy designed to make it as difficult and time consuming as …

Driverless Cars

Tesla Model S sales surpass BMW and Audi in Europe

Tesla seems to be riding a wave of success and popularity lately, gaining fans the world over. In Europe, where petrol and diesel engines are taxed …

The Longest Aircraft in the World Unveiled In England

The Airlander 10 is one part plane, one part airship, and over 300 feet long.<p>The world just got its first look at the revamped Airlander 10, the longest aircraft in the world. The behemoth is 302 feet long and has a 1.3 million cubic-foot compartment for helium, roughly the volume of 15 Olympic …

A Distant Quasar Is Moving Violently To Its Next Stage of Life

Inside a dark cloud of dust, a quasar is clearing its way to dominance.<p>Quasars—highly energetic galaxies in the first stages of life—are known to be turbulent places powered by supermassive black holes with plenty of material to feast on. But astronomers have peaked inside the clouds of an object …

Here's Boston Dynamics' ATLAS Robot Doing Its Best Impression of a Roomba

It does a pretty good job of not falling over!<p>Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot put on a good show at the DARPA RoboticsFalling Over CompetitionChallenge, and since then its team of humans (Team IHMC) have been trying to find ways to keep it busy. So why not start with chores?<p>It's a fun little …

Take a Look Inside Bigelow's Giant Space Habitat

This could be the commercial space station of the future.<p>Bigelow Aerospace has been working on an inflatable space station for a few years, even planning a test model for use on the ISS. But in a recent tweet, they unveiled a neat cross-section view of the Olympus model, a 2250 cubic meter concept …

How to Build a House on Mars

The first step is figuring out how to make Martian concrete.<p>Try building a house without any of the materials mere Earthlings use to build houses.<p>That’s the challenge facing astronauts as they move forward with colonizing Mars. They’ll either need to bring materials with them, which will be wildly …

Chemistry

Mobile wallets more popular in Sub-Saharan Africa than anywhere else

In Sub-Saharan Africa, mobile wallets are a huge deal. While it's been that way for years, the World Bank's latest Global Financial Inclusion database gives us solid details on just how prevalent they are in the region. According to the report, 12 percent of adults (64 million) in the area have …

SpaceX will land its next Falcon 9 rocket at sea — not on land

After making history in December with its Falcon 9 rocket landing, SpaceX is going to attempt to land the vehicle again on a floating platform at sea. It's a stunt that the company tried twice before in 2015 — and failed at it twice, before succeeding on land.<p>SpaceX is using a different, older …

Space Travel

Startup launches first 3D-printed battery-powered rocket (update)

Rocket Lab is a Lockheed Martin-funded startup that dreams of taking small satellites to space for an affordable price -- but it wants to do so using technology quite different than usual. See, the company has revealed that its engine called the "Rutherford" is (1) composed mostly of 3D-printed …

Tesla v7.1 Introduces New Summoning Feature and Autopilot Enhancements

Reddit Email Comments<p>Tesla began its roll out of v7.1 overnight that allow Model S and Model X owners to summon their cars to come pick you up and …

Tesla

SpaceX rocket launched successfully, landed 'too hard for survival'

Today SpaceX successfully launched its latest mission to the International Space Station, but couldn't reach its goal of safely landing the rocket's first stage on a barge. According to CEO Elon Musk, while the ascent was successful, the "Rocket landed on droneship, but too hard for survival." …

Space Travel

Remember when machine learning was hard? That’s about to change

Image copyright Shutterstock / pogonici.A few years ago, there was a shift in the world of machine learning.Companies, such as Skytree and Context …

Machine Learning

Cars aren’t just connecting to the internet; they’re connecting to everything

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg<p>As in previous years, we’re seeing a lot of car connectivity news at the Consumer …

Car Tech

Toyota i-Road: Electric transport for one (pictures)

Toyota

Elon Musk's SpaceX gets $1 billion from Google

The investment will help fund a program to provide Internet access by way of low-orbit satellites.<p>Google and Fidelity Investments have invested $1 …

Elon Musk

Forget Windows, This Private Jet Has Floor-To-Ceiling Panorama Views

The views afforded by the tiny airplane window–whether it’s cloud cover, city skylines, or mountain ranges–apparently aren’t good enough for design firm Technicon. Their French office has created a concept for a private jet called the Ixion that would replace windows with floor-to-ceiling digital …

Panoramic Photography

What an Enterprise! NASA physicist, artist unveil warp-speed craft design

Thanks to a NASA physicist, the notion of warp speed might just travel out of sci-fi and into the real world.<p>NASA's Harold White has been working since 2010 to develop a warp drive that will allow spacecraft to travel at speeds faster than light -- 186,000 miles per second.<p>White, who heads NASA's …

Electric car with massive range in demo by Phinergy, Alcoa

Aluminum-air battery uses air and water to release stored electricity<p>Imagine making the 19-hour, 1,800-kilometre drive from Toronto to Halifax in an …

World Future Society

Your Journey Begins Here<p>Each of us has a story to share about the moment or experience that led us down a path of curiosity about the future . . …

Plug-In Electric Car Sales In May: Highest-Ever Leaf Total, First BMW i3 Numbers: FINAL UPDATE

Well, chalk up another first for Nissan: It sold 3,117 Leaf electric cars in the U.S. last month.<p>That's not only its best-ever one-month sales …

'Flying Saucer' Inflatable Mars Aerobrake -- How to Test It | Video

This Grocery Store In Berlin Will Have Zero Packaging

Original Unpacked won’t have any plastic containers or paper wrapping–but tell that to the line of other package-free grocery stores that have tried that, and failed.<p>Walk down the aisles of a typical grocery store, and basically everything is in a package–in some stores, even the produce is …

US unveils sharp curbs on coal power plants

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1081000/1081187_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629183_973bc05bc69873d0d775bf8f300866c9<p><b>The Obama administration has proposed strong new rules targeting coal-burning power plants in an effort to curb global warming.</b><p>The Environmental …

Fossil Fuels