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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Pod Design Competition receives more than 700 entries

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Pod Design Competition receives more than 700 entries

The Hyperloop pod competition hosted by CEO Elon Musk's space exploration company SpaceX has received more than 700 entries ever since its announcement Monday.

The competition has been scheduled for June 2016 and seeks to find the perfect pod design for the futuristic Hyperloop test track that will be built adjacent to the SpaceX headquarter in Hawthorne, California. The pod is the part of the Hyperloop people actually ride in.

The sign-up process is simple and interested parties can simply sign up on the competition page of the SpaceX website.

Musk's electric car company continues to pump out high performance cars that Silicon Valley lusts for. He first made his proposal for a 700-mph human transport system public in 2013.

Tesla’s Latest Electric Vehicle ‘Model X’ Designed Especially For Women

Tesla’s Latest Electric Vehicle ‘Model X’ Designed Especially For Women

Billionaire Elon Musk, owner of Tesla Motors, announced that its company will very soon launch its third all-electric vehicle in 12 years.

The latest vehicle from Tesla is quite different from the two earlier released vehicles sportier Roadster and Model S.

But the major difference in the company's newest Model X is that its looks will be quite different. The company said in a statement that the looks of Model X have been especially designed keeping in mid the needs of women.

Musk earlier has called the Model S 'a little too guy-centric' and said the new Model X would be a product of 'paying more attention to the needs of women'.

It's an interesting and an important pivot for America's smallest, youngest, publicly traded carmaker.

Elon Musk seeks Permission from Federal Government to provide Internet Service from Space

Elon Musk seeks Permission from Federal Government to provide Internet Service

Elon Musk’s space company has recently asked the federal government for permission to start testing an ambitious project to provide Internet service from space.

The plan requires launching a constellation of 4,000 small and cheap satellites that will beam high-speed internet signals to all parts of the globe, including its most remote regions.

And if the attempt turns successful, it could help SpaceX transform from a pure rocket company into a massive high-speed internet provider.

This attempt will not only take on major companies in the developed world, but also make first-time customers out of the billions of people who are not online.

Some prominent business tycoons including bill Gates have dreamt for long about saturating Earth with Internet signals from space.

Elon Musk unveils home battery that stores electricity from renewable energy sources

Elon Musk unveils home battery that stores electricity from renewable energy

Tesla founder Elon Musk unveiled plan to power the world with a new design of home battery called the Powerwall.

The Tesla Powerwall produced at Tesla's new Nevada Gigafactory being represented as a breakthrough in ‘distributed energy’. Musk said that Tesla Energy would help reduce carbon footprint as consumers will be less dependent on the grid and can generate energy with their solar panels.

The battery would be available in ‘three or four months’ via various installation partners and cost around $3500.

The Tesla Powerwall can be used to charge up battery on solar panels or windmills during the day. It could also be used to run house overnight or provide backup power in the event of a regular grid power outage.

SpaceX releases series of retro Mars exploration posters

SpaceX releases series of retro Mars exploration posters

SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk's has launched a series of travel posters that display some of the Red Planet's top destinations.

Everybody has fantasized about going to Mars, grow crops there, plug in a microwave and receive decent Wi-Fi. SpaceX’s Mars posters have certainly tapped into humanity’s thirst to get off Earth.

Mars has become the foundation of centuries of astronomy and fortunes of research, manpower and equipment. Rovers and photographer satellites have been sent out on Mars. Musk even set up SpaceX with the original goal of getting humans there.

However, the project plans to give a few ‘lucky’ people a one-way ticket there. Mars is devoted by two moons named Phobos and Deimos. These moons don’t actually spin as they are tidally locked due to Mars’ gravity.

Elon Musk refutes Some Content of Book written about Him

Elon Musk refutes Some Content of Book written about Him

On Tuesday, CEO and CTO of American aerospace manufacturer and space transport services company SpaceX, Elon Musk, talked about a book that has written about him. Musk, who is also the chief executive of Tesla Motors Inc., posted a message on micro blogging website Twitter that some of the passages in the book are not correct.

The book is named 'Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future' and is written by Ashlee Vance. According to the book, Musk sent a scolding email to one employee of his company who could not manage to attend an event of the company. The writer stated that the employee missed the event to witness his child's birth.

Elon Musk thinks Male Employees Should Miss Their Children's Births: New Biography

Elon Musk thinks Male Employees Should Miss Their Children's Births

A new biography of Elon Musk, Tesla and SpaceX founder who had most recently introduced a potentially game-changing home battery, has some pretty damning details about Musk's views and managerial style.

The biography has been written by Bloomberg technology reporter Ashlee Vance. The Washington Post and Business Insider have reported that the biography, Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future includes more than a few memorable quotes.

Musk reportedly told a potential investor that his mentality is that of a samurai. He said that he would rather commit seppuku than failing.

Space X’s Pad Abort Test successful

Space X’s Pad Abort Test successful

This week, SpaceX conducted its pad abort test at Cape Canaveral. The test proved that there is an immense improvement in preparing Dragoon capsules to fly astronauts to the International Space Station within two years or so.

In the pad abort test conducted on Wednesday, the Dragon fired eight SuperDraco engines with an aim to see how it would escape from a launch pad emergency. These engines have been designed in such a manner to allow the spacecraft to perform powered landings on land.

CEO Elon Musk was happy with the test result. He affirmed that the test has also showed Dragon’s ability to carry science payloads to the moon, Mars, the Jovian moon Europa and any other places across the solar system.

Tesla Ventures into Solar Panel-Connected Batteries for Homes

Tesla Ventures into Solar Panel-Connected Batteries for Homes

Last week, billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk unveiled at the Tesla's design studio, his yet another ambitious mission of solar panel-connected batteries for homes and businesses.

Elon Musk, stated, "Our goal here is to fundamentally change the way the world uses energy". The long-term goal is to create regional networks of home batteries in order to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels to generate energy.

Musk enthusiastically claimed that Tesla and other future entrants in the market will be able to sell 2 billion battery packs around the world. The 'Powerwall' batteries would be used in conjunction with solar panels, so that they can be recharged during the day.

Tesla Motors unveils Tesla Energy

Tesla Motors unveils Tesla Energy

Electric cars and electric vehicle powertrain components manufacturer Tesla Motors has recently launched Tesla Energy. The company will provide storage systems or batteries for homes, companies and utilities that will increase its business beyond electric vehicles and tap into a fast-growing area of the energy industry.

According to Chief executive Elon Musk, aim of the company was to basically change the way the world uses energy on an extreme scale. The products were introduced by Musk to crowd of business partners and journalists at a Tesla facility near Los Angeles.

Elon Musk reveals Powerwall Home Battery

Elon Musk reveals Powerwall Home Battery

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has launched Powerwall home battery and the company is already offering the devices to SolarCity Corp.'s customers looking for backup supply at the time the grid go down. It is expected that SolarCity will deliver them in October.

It is a new stackable battery system meant to store electricity for homes, businesses and the grid. It is a product that the company will shortly bring in billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Musk, also chairman of the San Mateo-based solar supplier, revealed that the home battery version is not expensive. Powerwall costs $3,500 for a 10-kilowatt-hour version that will enable to run a handful of home appliances for a few days in case of an outage. Particularly, that doesn't involve the cost of the inverter or installation.

Exxon earns $4.94 billion in First Quarter

Exxon earns $4.94 billion in First Quarter

Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk has launched Powerwall home battery and the company is already offering the devices to SolarCity Corp.'s customers looking for backup supply at the time the grid go down. It is expected that SolarCity will deliver them in October.

It is a new stackable battery system meant to store electricity for homes, businesses and the grid. It is a product that the company will shortly bring in billions of dollars in annual revenue.

Musk, also chairman of the San Mateo-based solar supplier, revealed that the home battery version is not expensive. Powerwall costs $3,500 for a 10-kilowatt-hour version that will enable to run a handful of home appliances for a few days in case of an outage. Particularly, that doesn't involve the cost of the inverter or installation.

Tesla Motors to Unveil its Plans about Investing in Charging Infrastructure

Tesla Motors to Unveil its Plans about Investing in Charging Infrastructure

US electric carmaker Tesla Motors is planning to make a big investment in charging infrastructure throughout Japan.

Elon Musk, CEO of the company told the Nikkei in an interview that all the charging stations will be either directly or indirectly solar powered.

He said, "We'll buy utility power that's coming from solar panels, or we'll have solar panels on the charge station itself. There will be no impact to the electrical grid in Japan".

The much highly anticipated Tesla announcement scheduled for Thursday night raised the company's shares by 7%.

So far, very little details as to what Tesla CEO Elon Musk will announce are known to people, but still there are major clues available.

Elon Musk explains Why Latest Rocket Landing attempt failed

Elon Musk explains Why Latest Rocket Landing attempt failed

SpaceX’s latest attempt to land a rocket in one piece at sea had failed and SpaceX Elon Musk has now revealed few details to explain the failure. The launch of Falcon 9 rocket was successful as it carried a cargo of supplies for astronauts living at the International Space Station, but the attempt to land it smoothly back on earth did not yield desired results.

Musk said slower than expected throttle valve response was responsible for hard landing of the rocket. SpaceX will make next landing attempt within two months.

Tesla Motors to unveil major new Tesla product line next month

Tesla Motors to unveil major new Tesla product line next month

Elon Musk, chief product architect of Tesla Motors tweeted that the company would introduce a major new product line next month. Musk tweeted that the new product line will be revealed at Hawthorne Design Studio on Thursday 8pm, April 30. Shares in the electric car company jumped 3% to $190.97 on the news.

Some reports mentioned that the product might be a home battery based on a technology used in the Tesla vehicles. Musk has spoken about it during a February earnings call.

At that time, he said, "We're going to unveil some of the Tesla home battery or consumer battery that will be for use in people's houses or businesses, fairly soon. We have the design done, and it should start going into production probably in about six months or so".

SpaceX Photos are now available into the Public Domain, says Elon Musk

SpaceX Photos are now available into the Public Domain, says Elon Musk

SpaceX has launched its first deep space mission last month, when the Falcon 9 rocket carried the Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite into orbit.

During the mission, remarkable images were taken and some were made public, but some commentators noted a possible downside to the new era of privately-funded space exploration.

The photographs produced by every NASA mission can be put in the public domain but the same can’t be done in the case of SpaceX photos.

Usually, NASA photos are put into public domain by default, because the works that are created by the US federal government or its employees can't be copyrighted.

Tesla to cut jobs in China

Tesla to cut jobs in China

The electric-car maker Tesla Motors will cut jobs in China due to disappointing sales in the country. The company led by entrepreneur Elon Musk has gone through a trademark dispute, and it is still battling to convince Chinese customers to buy electric cars made by the company.

As per a China-based newspaper, the automaker will reduce staff count by about 30%. While confirming the job cuts, Gary Tao, spokesman of the company, said that the company has been reducing staff since early this year. The layoff is a part of a larger restructuring plan. Much of the plan has already been implemented and the current team of the company is ‘strong and steady’, Tao added.

78 Job Openings at Tesla Motors’ New Stationary-Storage Unit

78 Job Openings at Tesla Motors’ New Stationary-Storage Unit

’s Tesla Motors has listed 78 job openings in its new stationary-storage unit. The new unit of the company will make battery packs and will also help the company to expand his range beyond the electric vehicles for providing energy to homes, businesses and utilities.

The job openings can be seen on the company’s website. These openings are for the storage team, including several engineers, chief counsel, a regulatory and policy advocate and an installation project manager.

After having a close look at Tesla’s filings and presentations, it is clear that the growth trajectory has been quite progressive and bright in the segment.

It is comparatively easier and quick to make batteries for the stationary storage devices rather than making cars, as they are more long-term investment.

Robots could wipe out human population like spam, says Elon Musk

Melbourne, Oct 13 - Elon Musk recently said during an event that he thinks robots could wipe humans like spam".

He also tried to warn that AI (Artificial Intelligence) is developing at a speed so rapid, that humans will eventually be caught out, News.com.au reported.

The 43 year old quoted movies like I, Robot and Terminator, saying they could come true.

Musk has tried to warn the world of artificial intelligence earlier too. In August this year he tweeted saying that AI could potentially be more dangerous than nuclear weapons.(ANI)

Tesla opens new showroom in Bay Area

Tesla MotorsElon Musk led Tesla Motors has opened its new showroom in Palo Alto to expand its presence in the Bay Area to attract more customers to the brand.

Hundreds of people gathered at opening of America's newest Tesla store, which is located not far from the Stanford University and Google's campus, to take pictures of the models and the shiny new showroom. The new 27,000 square foot retail outlet will be the fifth location in the Bay Area beasides stores and service centres at Santana Row in San Jose, Fremont, Burlingame and San Rafael.



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