June 17, 2021

SpaceX confirms it lost the center core of the Falcon Heavy

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By Swapna Krishna From engadget This doesn’t diminish the success of the mission, though SpaceX pulled off quite the feat when it launched the Falcon Heavy rocket. What’s more, it landed the two flanking boosters in perfect synchronized formation. But the fate of the core booster was unclear; now it appears that the center booster, […]

Most people worry robots will replace human jobs, just not their own

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BY PATRICK KULP From Mashable Robots may be driving cars, appealing tickets, and working construction, but they don’t have a whole lot of popular support. That’s according to a new Pew Research study Wednesday that found around twice as many people were worried rather than enthusiastic about the prospect of more automation and artificial intelligence. […]

Unmanned SLS launch

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NASA study finds first SLS launch should be unmanned for safety By Rob LeFebvre From engadget The cost of adding astronauts to a maiden voyage is prohibitive. It’s an exciting time for spaceflight, for sure. Both NASA and SpaceX have plans in place to send rockets and humans into our solar system. Elon Musk’s company […]

What Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg both get wrong about AI

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BY PETE PACHAL From Mashable Artificial intelligence — software with the ability to observe, analyze, and act on its own — will play a big part in shaping our future. But will it destroy it? It’s a serious question, at least as far as Elon Musk is concerned. Over the past few years, he’s taken […]

2 ex-Tesla engineers are using an old trick from Elon Musk to build their new startup

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By Danielle Muoi From Business Insider Self-driving cars rely on high-definition maps to know exactly where they are even if GPS fails. Tesla collects data from its cars to build these maps for its Autopilot and self-driving-car efforts. Two former Tesla engineers are taking a page out of Tesla’s book by crowdsourcing data to build […]

SpaceX rocket explodes at Cape Canaveral ahead of launch

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From BBC A rocket operated by the aerospace company SpaceX has exploded on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral where it was being test-fired ahead of a launch. The force of the blast shook buildings several miles away and sent a plume of smoke high above the complex. In a statement, the company blamed the […]

Tesla parts ways with chipmaker behind its Autopilot system

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By Andrew Dalton From engadget In the wake of a fatal Tesla Model S Autopilot accident in Florida, the all-electric automaker has announced it is parting ways with Mobileye, the company behind the image recognition hardware that powers the semi-autonomous system. As Recode reports today, Tesla will most likely be moving forward by building its own […]

Here’s Elon Musk’s plan to transform Tesla into an energy company

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By Cadie Thompson, Tech Insider From Business Insider Tesla Motors has big plans to expand its business and make it incredibly easy for you to generate your own energy — for electric cars and your entire home. The automaker announced on Tuesday that it has made an offer to buy SolarCity, a solar-power company of which […]

Tesla hopes cars will drive themselves cross-country by 2018

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By Jon Fingas From engadget You could ask your EV to travel from coast to coast, if you’re willing to wait. Tesla only just introduced the ability to summon your car from its parking spot, but it already has much, much larger ambitions. Company chief Elon Musk is predicting that the Model S’ just-introduced Summon feature […]

SpaceX capsule returns to Earth loaded with lab results

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From Discovery SpaceX’s unmanned Dragon spacecraft splashed down in the Pacific Ocean on Saturday carrying a heavy load of NASA cargo and scientific samples from the International Space Station that experts hope could yield significant results. A boat was ferrying the spacecraft to a port near Los Angeles, where NASA said the haul of 1.5 […]