December 4, 2023

South China Morning Post: Your Sunday Read: top stories you may have missed this week

SCIENCE Elon Musk confirms Chinese rivals’ theory about Starship rocket explosion Starship’s ‘intelligent control’ appears to have gone offline when it was needed most, according to analysis by Chinese scientists developing similar rocket. Chinese tycoon arrested for alleged illegal fundraising worth US$3 billion Malaysian diving instructor in hot water for kissing Chinese tourist Discover a […]

Long COVID Expert: Not much being done to help patients

By Solange Reyner  From Newsmax Not enough is being done to help patients with long COVID symptoms, says Dr. Eric Topol, a senior author on a recent review article published in Nature Reviews Microbiology. At least 65 million people worldwide have suffered from long COVID, according to researchers. Symptoms include heart problems, blood clots, fatigue, trouble breathing, autoimmune […]

Elon Musk pans Charging Station Credits, ‘BBB’: ‘No need for It; Delete!’

By Eric Mack From Newsmax Despite his Tesla automaker potentially benefiting from electric vehicle tax credits, billionaire Elon Musk is panning President Joe Biden’s ”Build Back Better” social-spending bill as unnecessary and damaging. ”We don’t need the $7,500 tax credit,” Musk told a shocked Wall Street Journal CEO Council Summit interviewer. ”Honestly, I would just can this […]

Bloomberg is a billionaire because he backed good design

By Rain Noe From Core77 His “computers for virgins” design approach has made him a rich man Pop quiz: Who are some famous American billionaires you can think of? My guess is you’d rattle off Buffett, Trump, Musk, Gates, Bezos, Bloomberg. How’d they make their money? Bill Gates: Microsoft Jeff Bezos: Amazon Elon Musk: Numerous web ventures including […]

Las Vegas Convention Center makes history as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company begins tunneling the destination’s first underground people mover

LAS VEGAS – The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) today began tunneling the future of transportation in Las Vegas as Elon Musk’s The Boring Company (TBC) began work on the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC) underground people mover to transport convention attendees throughout the 200-acre campus. This is the first commercial endeavor for TBC and […]

NASA launching safety review of SpaceX because Elon Musk smoked pot

By AJ Dellinger From engadget Boeing will also be reviewed. When NASA tapped SpaceX and Boeing to fly astronauts to the International Space Station, the companies likely expected the government agency would keep a close eye on things. But they probably didn’t expect a probe prompted by a podcast. According to the Washington Post, NASA […]

The Boring Company’s LA tunnel is poised for December opening

By Mariella Moon From engadget Elon Musk might not have overpromised for this one. The Boring Company’s traffic-dodging LA test tunnel might truly be able to give people free rides this December. Company chief Elon Musk hasrevealed on Twitter that he’s just walked the full length of the “disturbingly long” tunnel and that it’s on […]

China’s aviation industry has a steep climb to ‘Made in China 2025’ goals

By Amanda Lee From South China Morning Post This is the final instalment of a series on China’s plan to move its industries up the value chain to reduce reliance on foreign technology China wants its commercial aircraft to supply 10 per cent of the domestic market and its jetliners to account for up to […]

Tesla surges after Elon Musk follows up a $2 billion investment report with a tweet saying he might take the company private (TSLA)

By Graham Rapier From Business Insider Tesla spiked more than 7% Tuesday after the Financial Times reported Saudi Arabia’s investment fund had amassed a $2 billion stake in the company. CEO Elon Musk tweeted shortly after that he was “considering taking Tesla private at $420.” Tesla shares were halted at 2:08 pm for more news. […]

The most memorable moments of Elon Musk so far in 2018

BY MARCUS GILMER From Mashable Few people have had a wide-ranging — and weird — 2018 as SpaceX and Telsa head Elon Musk. He’s made new friends, hit new milestones, and managed to make a lot of people mad. Musk has always been a bit of an enigma, but, so far in 2018, he’s become […]