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Forget the test track, Dubai wants a Hyperloop now

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The construction of a real world Hyperloop, that is a 700MPH+ levitated train built inside a near-vacuum tube for reduced air resistance, could happen sooner than we expected in Dubai. The country is looking to improve its infrastructure and has gotten in touch with developing company, Hyperloop One, to discuss …

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Musk buying Musk, in possible Tesla merger with SolarCity

Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, has announced a $2.8 billion bid for another Musk company, SolarCity. With several billion dollars worth of debt, the solar cell firm is in a prime position for a takeover and Musk hopes that by combining the two companies, the electrically compatible businesses of both can …

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Elon Musk: people may die on early Mars missions

As a big proponent for a manned mission to Mars and the colonisation of the red planet, you might expect Elon Musk to wrap up his ideas in PR positivism, but that’s not the case. In a recent interview, he claimed that the first missions to Mars will be very …

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Update: Tesla Model 3 sales top 325,000 in first week

Update: Electric vehicle manufacture Tesla has had a fantastic week. Just seven days after the official unveiling of its Model 3, much-more-affordable electric car, it’s taken in over 325,000 pre-orders, which if all go through eventually, will earn it more than $14 billion (£10 billion). This comes just a few …

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Tesla stock blossoms despite reporting losses

Off of the back of its announcement on a final price for the Tesla Model 3, the electric car firm announced that it had once again made a loss: $107 million for the quarter closing out 2015. It also reported plans to spend upwards of $1.5 billion on investment in …

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Tesla Model 3 could cost as little as $22,000

Although many details still need to be made clear about the upcoming Tesla Model 3 electric car, one thing we do know is the price: $35,000 in the U.S.. However that comes before any incentives or subsidies from state and federal authorities, which in some cases could bring the price …

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Bezos confirms Blue Origin has touched down again

Even without the billionaire sarcasm war between Space X CEO Elon Musk and Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, there’s no denying that Blue Origin’s efforts to get people into space are still exciting. That’s doubly so when launches can be repeated with the same hardware too, as it brings costs down …

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Space X Falcon rocket touches down… and then falls over

Space X has once again narrowly missed out on a successful drone-ship landing of its Falcon 9 first stage booster rocket. Although the orbital launch vehicle did manage to touch back down on the automated platform, it only stood upright for a few seconds before toppling over and exploding on …

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Elon Musk confirms Space X Falcon 9 booster landed unharmed

Although there were many great scientific breakthroughs in 2015, the most exciting for some came at the tail end of it. Space X’s landing of a first stage rocket booster after separation represents a real turning point in space travel efficiency and thankfully, it looks like the rocket touched down …

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Space X set to test new and improved Falcon 9 this week

It’s been nearly six months since Space X has launched one of its Falcon 9 rockets, after the last one spectacularly exploded due to an overpressure event shortly after launch in June. But this week will see the commercial space venture testing a new and improved version of the rocket, …

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Elon Musk wants governments to charge for carbon

Space X and Tesla founder Elon Musk has called on students and citizens to lobby their government to introduce a ‘carbon price’ to help hurry along commercial industries in making their businesses cleaner and to encourage the development of new renewable energy sources. Removing subsidies for traditional energy would cut …

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Elon Musk tells Amazon CEO: Space X did it first

Space X CEO Elon Musk has been talking space again on Twitter, but this time he’s been using it to point out his own company’s achievements in the wake of Amazon’s successful Blue Origin launch. Although that was quite an achievement, he pointed out that Space X had been performing similar …

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