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SpaceX’s Starman and his Roadster send their last selfie

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SpaceX founder Elon Musk released Starman and his Roasdter’s final selfie from a camera on the rocket’s second stage showing the space-suited driver Starman outbound with an increasingly distant crescent Earth in the background. When SpaceX successfully launched the world’s most

Elon Musk’s Boring Company is selling a Flamethrower for $500

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After capturing the world’s imagination by launching world-class electric cars and space rockets, Elon Musk, the founder of SpaceX is entering a newer market: Flamethrowers. Musk confirmed that the Boring Company is selling a flamethrower for $500. Obviously, a flamethrower

SpaceX kicks off 2018 by launching a secretive spacecraft for the US govt.

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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has kicked off the new year with a bang. The company has launched a special payload – Zuma, a secretive spacecraft commissioned by the US government for an undisclosed mission. After more than a month of delay, a

Elon Musk promises to build pickup truck right after Model Y

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company will be building the pickup truck right after Model Y crossover arrives between 2019 and 2020. The Model Y is a crossover/small SUV vehicle that is reportedly in the more advanced stages of development.

Elon Musk wins a bet to build world’s largest lithium-ion battery

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While Model 3 continues to give sleepless nights to Elon Musk, seems like he finally has something to cheer. Tesla has completed the construction of world’s largest lithium-ion battery as part of a renewable energy project for South Australia with the

Elon Musk shares a picture of the Boring Company’s underground LA tunnel

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Elon Musk’s ambitious project to bore transportation tunnels underground, with the hopes of creating a super-fast transit system called Hyperloop which will travel and connect cities, is coming to life. Musk has shared the very first image of the transportation

Tesla fires hundred of employees after annual performance review

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Tesla Motors has fired between 400 to 700 employees after completing its annual performance review, as reported by the Mercury News. The firing of the employees comes at a time when the company is planning to ramp up the production

Tesla delays semi truck unveiling to focus on Model 3 production

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Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the unveiling of the electric semi truck will now be held on November 16 and not October 26 as previously teased. Apparently the production issues with its new car, the Model 3 are

All set for Mars? Elon Musk shares images of SpaceX Moonbase & the Martian cities

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared images of his monstrous interplanetary rocket sitting on the moon base. While completely void of specifics, the teaser photos that have been published portray cities on other planets, with SpaceX’s partially downsized Big Falcon Spaceship (BFS)

Hyperloop One raises $85M at a $700M valuation

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Hyperloop One has raised an additional $85 million in funding, bringing its total haul to $245 million, which reportedly takes the company’s valuation to more than $700 million. Investors in this round include DP World, Caspian VC Partners, WTI and OurCrowd.com, according to the

Elon Musk to unveil Tesla’s all-electric semi-truck on October 26

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Tesla which had earlier set September as the timeframe for the grand launch of its all-electric semi-truck is now going to unveil the big rig on October 26. The new date has been confirmed by Tesla CEO Elon Musk in

Elon Musk and SpaceX are now ready with their much-awaited spacesuit

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SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared another photo of the SpaceX spacesuit. Unlike the previous time, this time he shared a full-body photo of what the outfit would look like. Elon Musk shared on his Instagram page the image of a

SpaceX opens registration for the 2018 Hyperloop Pod competition

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Following a very successful second edition of the Hyperloop Pod competition, Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced the third edition of the very successful competition. The 2018 competition will again take place at SpaceX’s 0.77-mile long test track near its Hawthorne HQ

SpaceX successfully finishes testing first stage cores of Falcon Heavy rocket

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SpaceX has announced that it has completed the testing on all three of the Falcon Heavy rocket’s first stage cores. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk is hoping the company will launch the Falcon Heavy rocket in November. In a tweet, the

Elon Musk’s Neuralink gets $27M to link human brains with computers

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Neuralink, the startup co-founded by billionaire Elon Musk in 2016 has raised $27 million in funding, according to a filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission. On Twitter, Musk denied that the company is seeking outside investors, which suggests that he may

Munich’s team achieves 201mph to win SpaceX’s 2nd Hyperloop competition

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Slowly but steadily, Elon Musk is inching closer towards realizing his dream of ‘third wave of transportation’ when humans and cargo will travel at the speed of an aircraft between cities hundreds of miles apart using magnetic levitation technology. Marking another feat

Elon Musk teases first look of the SpaceX space suit

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Elon Musk has revealed the first official photo of the SpaceX space suit on his Instagram. “First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow,” he wrote. “Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double

Tesla working on self-driving technology for electric semi truck: Report

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Tesla is working on self-driving technology for its forthcoming electric semi truck, according to a Reuters report. The report, citing Tesla’s correspondence with Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), says that the technology would allow the electric semi truck to

Tesla looking to raise $1.5bn to boost Model 3 production

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Tesla is looking to raise about $1.5 billion in bond offerings as the electric car manufacturer ramps up the production of its Model 3 sedan. “We plan to offer senior notes due in 2025 and would use the offering’s proceeds

Tesla posts better than expected revenue in Q2

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Tesla posted $2.79 billion in revenue for Q2, beating Wall Street’s estimates, as deliveries of its high-end all-electric Model S sedans and sports utility vehicle Model X continued to grow. The Silicon Valley carmaker said it lost $336.4 million, or $2.04 a share,