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APOD: Venus, Zodiacal Light, and the Galactic Center (2013 Oct 18) Image Credit & Copyright: Juergen Schmoll (Durham University, CfAI) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131018.html Explanation: The bulging center of our Milky Way Galaxy rests on a pillar of light in this luminous skyscape. Recorded on September 22nd in dark South African skies, rivers of dust seem to flow downward from the galactic center towards Antares, yellowish alpha star of the constellation Scorpius, near the top of the scene. The brightest celestial beacon present is not a star at all though, but planet Venus, still dominant in the western sky after sunset. Of course, the pillar of light stretching upward from the horizon is Zodiacal light. Sunlight scattered by dust along the plane of the ecliptic creates the zodiacal glow, prominent in the evening after twilight during the southern hemisphere spring. http://www.dur.ac.uk/cfai/ http://www.dur.ac.uk/physics/staff/profiles/?username=dph1js Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131018 #APOD

New App Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Rich-Ass Robo-Wizards

Do you have Google Glass? Do you <i>also</i> have a Tesla?<p>Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?<p>Anyway — there’s now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you to control a bunch of things in the Tesla by way of Google Glass. Why? <i>Because</i>.<p><b>Here’s what the app,</b> …

Tesla has received enough orders for its new Model S sedan to double the number of electric cars on the roads of Hong Kong. | http://bloom.bg/1cUAtvK (Photo: Tesla)

Tesla Model S gets 5-star safety rating in every category in NHTSA crash tests

Perfect score!<p>Tesla's epic winning streak continues, with one more success under its belt: The Model S electric sedan received a perfect score after …

Autoblog Green

This is literally our first drive of the 2019 Jaguar I-Pace electric crossover. It lasted about 2 minutes and occurred on a tiny autocross in a frigid parking lot in New Jersey, but if we're to split hairs, it is indeed the first time we've piloted this revolutionary EV SUV-ish vehicle from a …

Tesla’s Model S Breaks Roof-Testing Machine, Car-Safety Record

Not only is electric automaker Tesla’s Model S sedan the safest car on the road today, evidently it’s the safest car ever.<p>Earlier this month, the …

Tesla

Tesla Outsells Porsche, Buick, Lincoln in California

Image credit: Tesla<p>Related:<p>In June, the Tesla Model S outsold several well-established vehicle brands in California — including Porsche, Buick and …

Just how much power does a Tesla Model S produce?

Tesla staring down California dealer ad probe request

Months after the confusing announcement of Tesla's lease-like financing program, the electric vehicle maker could face an advertisement probe that has been requested by the California New Car Dealers Association, <i>Automotive News</i> reports, which claims that consumers are being mislead by advertised …

Tesla Is Working On Self-Driving Cars

(Reuters) - Electric car company Tesla Motors is working to produce a car capable of running on "auto-pilot" within the next three years, CEO Elon Musk said, joining tech giant Google and rival carmakers in the race to roll a driverless car into the market.<p>The California-based company's autonomous …

Tesla Motors Announces Plan For Automated Driving

Elon Musk is no stranger to taking science fiction ideas and turning them into reality. He's pioneered commercial space flight with SpaceX and has …

GM will go after Tesla with plug-in Cadillac and 200-mile range affordable electric car

Competition makes things progress faster, and results in better and cheaper products, so it's great to see GM getting more gung-ho about going …

Electric Vehicles

Now You Can Rent a Tesla Model S

Traveling to S.F. or L.A.? Now you can show off your impeccable taste in performance and green cred by renting a Tesla Model S from Hertz.<p>The car …

Hertz adds Tesla Model S to Dream Cars fleet

The Tesla Model S is slowly infiltrating our rental car and chauffeured lives, having already gone to Las Vegas with Zappos as a taxi and San Francisco with car-sharing service Get Around. Now a lot more people will have the chance to get into one with its inclusion in the Hertz Dream Cars fleet, …

Tesla’s Rise Forces Other Automakers to Up Their Electric Car Game

All the public adulation and attention is forcing bigger manufacturers to play catch-up to Tesla, says Daniel Gross.<p>Cars can’t fly. But Tesla Motors, …

Happy #NPID2013. More than 90 cities in the US, Mexico, & Holland are celebrating today. Did your city #GoElectric? http://t.co/QME1TG3q8Y

Tesla CEO teases crossover and sports car EVs for 2016

Tesla founder Elon Musk would like to remind you that the Model X isn't the terminus of his company's electric car ambitions. Far from it: Musk tells <i>Wired</i> that Tesla's 2016 plans include both a crossover SUV akin to the BMW X3 as well as a pure sports car that goes beyond just a Roadster redux. The …

The owner of that Tesla Motors Model S that burned to the ground earlier in the week said the car performed very well, and he'd buy another. Would you buy another Model S if you were this guy? The story ---> http://bit.ly/193NRNm

Tesla's Elon Musk defends Model S electric car after fire

Tesla Motors Chief Executive Elon Musk moved Friday to put out the financial fire that resulted from when one of the electric car company’s expensive Model S hatchbacks burned up on a roadway near Seattle this week.<p>Writing on Tesla’s website, Musk explained how a big chunk of metal that fell from a …

What Needs To Happen Before Elon Musk And Tesla Motors Can Supersede The Big 3?

<i>Answer by Jason Lancaster, President of Spork Marketing, on Quora,</i><p>First of all, the term “Big 3″ isn’t all that useful. The auto industry is global, and there are really 6 companies that we talk about when we use the word “Big”:<p>VW – 10-11 million sales a year<br>• Toyota – 9-10 million<br>• GM – 8-10 million, …

Elon Musk Takes The Wheel

Several years ago I agreed to have breakfast with a soon-to-be former senior executive of the nascent Tesla Motors Inc. The employee chose to leave the then-struggling company whose chairman, he insisted, was not publicly forthright in divulging the company’s shortcomings. He told me that the sales …

Norwegians are now paying more for a second-hand Tesla Model S than a new one

The first Tesla Model S to be delivered in Norway rolled onto its streets on August 7. By the end of September, it had become the best-selling car in the country—not just among electric vehicles but conventional ones too. Tesla sold 616 cars in September (link in Norwegian), giving it a market …

Electric Vehicles

Don't Just Sell Green, Sell Great: Tesla Read more: http://sbshare.co/16PSRZO

Tesla Model X Has Racked Up More than 6,000 Orders Already

Despite last week’s bad news for Tesla Motors, with the Model S fire causing company stocks to fall, it looks like people are still confident in the …

Tesla Expands German Presence to Battle Luxury Giants

Their share price has nearly quintipled this year, but nearly as noteworthy as Tesla Motors' stratospherically climbing market valuation is their aggressive expansion into the heart of where class-setting luxury cars are manufactured: Germany.<p>Tesla already has showrooms in Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, …

Another Bet Against Tesla Goes Bust As The Company Draws A 21

Tesla promised this past spring that before summer was through, it would have 18 of its high-speed Supercharger stations up and running, allowing longer-distance travel for more owners of its Model S sedan. And just last week, with the last days of the season disappearing off the calendar, the …

Best Astronomy Photos of the Year Named