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Space X secures US military contract

Space X has increased its potential client base in a big way. While it may already have contracts with NASA to ferry cargo and eventual astronauts to the ISS, it’s now secured a deal with the US military to provide launch vehicles for satellites that will have various functions, including those …

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Space X releases spoof Mars travel adverts

As it stands, the most exotic of locations tend to be barely inhabited islands in remote parts of the world, volcano lairs and skyscaper penthouses, but there’s one problem with all of those: they’re Earthbound. If we really want to start offering tourists a life changing holiday destination, we need …

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Tesla shows off new home-battery tech

Earlier this week we heard that Elon Musk’s electric car company, Tesla, would soon be unveiling new battery technology designed with the home and businesses in mind, and now it’s done so. The idea behind the new tech, is to reduce dependence on the grid, allow for the local storage of …

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Space X successes continue with Turkmenistan satellite launch

In a move that shows Space X certainly isn’t putting all its eggs in a Western basket, the Elon Musk backed corporation has launched another successful Falcon 9 rocket, this time sending up a satellite for ex-Soviet state, Turkmenistan. Although it didn’t attempt a soft-landing on the remote barge, the …

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Here’s Space X’s drone barge after rocket explosion

Space X’s latest launch of a Falcon 9 rocket with the Dragon supply capsule payload went off without a hitch last week. At least, in that it achieved orbit and successfully docked with the international space station to deliver much needed food, science experiments and other important tools for the …

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Tesla’s Model X electric 4×4 spotted in the wild

If you’ve been on the market for an electric car for some time, but weren’t impressed by the offerings from various manufactures to date, then perhaps Tesla’s upcoming Model X will be to your taste. Not much is known about the repeatedly delayed sports utility vehicle, other than it comes …

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Steve Wozniak is scared of artificial intelligence too

You would never have thought that some of the world’s biggest technological innovators and forward thinkers would end up being the biggest scare-mongers when it comes to artificial intelligence, but they are. Joining the likes of Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak has now spoken out about …

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Elon Musk: driver controlled cars could be outlawed

Although hard drugs may never give the children of users pre-cognitive murder detection powers like Minority Report promised us, one day soon we are going to have the driverless car technology also showcased in that movie and Elon Musk’s Tesla is helping to push us in that direction. Speaking at …

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Google to invest $300 million in SolarCity

Google is investing $300 million in SolarCity, a residential solar system company in the US, which is backed by Elon Musk. This follows Google’s earlier $280 million investment, which it made back in 2011. Solar energy isn’t cheap, so SolarCity has a lot of upfront costs to look out for. …

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SpaceX secures a billion in funding from Google, Fidelity

Tech giant Google and investment management firm Fidelity, have together invested a billion dollars into Elon Musk’s Space X company, bringing its value to over $10 billion and helping to kick-start the project which Musk himself talked about recently: the plan to build a network of miniature satellites to offer …

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Elon Musk to make global internet dream a reality

One of the pipe dream projects that appears on Imgur, Reddit and a number of other sites occasionally is the idea that sending hundreds of miniature satellites into space would allow for the proliferation of cheap, sustainable internet that wouldn’t be controlled by any centralised organisation. That’s a nice idea, …

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Elon Musk in $10 million drive to keep AI happy

The development of a real, thinking AI, will perhaps be – when achieved – mankind’s most crowning achievement. The true creation of an artificial life form. While we’re still a way off from that, development of something akin to what we see in any of the many new and upcoming movies …

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Space X to attempt sea-barge soft landing

One of the biggest reasons that rocket launches are so expensive, is that most parts of the initial boost stages aren’t recoverable. They separate in our atmosphere as the next engines engage, and fall back to earth – but not so on Space X’s Falcon 9 craft. Today, at 11:20 …

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Elon Musk to develop internet-for-all satellite network

One of the pipe dream projects that sometimes appears in Facebook feeds or on photo sharing sites, is the idea of crowd funding an internet-for-all network of cubesats; miniature satellites that can, in large numbers, provide a comprehensive net of internet interconnectivity around the world. Usually though these are debunked …

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Tesla makes electric vehicle patents open source

Patents have become one of the biggest new corporate battleground in the past few years, with companies like, Apple and Samsung at each other’s throats in the court room, battling it out over who has the right to produce technology based around vague and general patents. When you can potentially …

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