June 17, 2021

With no flames, but plenty of sparks [electric car race]

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By Adario Strange From Mashable Mixing perilous motorsports and environmental awareness sounds cool, but in the end, no amount of earth-loving eco-tech can defy the realities of racing — namely crashing. The FIA Formula E Championship in Beijing, which only features cars running on electric power, kicked off with the inaugural race of its first […]

Here’s the problem with self-driving cars becoming a mainstream reality

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By Jay Yarow From Business Insider Google held a press briefing on self-driving cars recently. At the end, it gave journalists rides in a self-driving car. The technology that powers Google’s self-driving car is so impressive, and so magical, that it’s now “boring,” according to veteran technology writer, John Markoff. For some context, it took […]

Elon Musk will launch the heaviest rocket in existence

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By Jim Edwards  From Business Insider — and yes, it can  reach Mars  To see SpaceX’s animation of how the Falcon Heavy will look see website Later this year, Elon Musk’s private rocket company, SpaceX, will launch a test flight of what it claims is the most massive rocket in existence: the Falcon Heavy. It […]

Another Tesla caught on fire while sitting in a Toronto garage

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By Linette Lopez  From Business Insider Earlier this month, a Tesla Model S sitting in a Toronto garage ignited and caught on fire. The car was about four months old and was not plugged in to an electric socket, says a source. Fires are a touchy issue for the company, which reports Q4 2013 earnings […]