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Report: Musk’s $50,000 “pedo person” detective is a founded guilty felon

Report: Musk’s $50,000 “pedo person” detective is a founded guilty felon

Last year, Vernon Unsworth, a cave explorer who advised on the rescue of kids trapped in a Thailand cave, got in a spat with Elon Musk. Musk labeled Unsworth a "pedo guy" in a tweet—and, in an ill-considered email to a reporter, later called him a "child rapist" who married a 12-year-old girl. Unsworth sued Musk for defamation.…
Musk invested $50,000 digging into critic’s individual life

Musk invested $50,000 digging into critic’s individual life

Enlarge / Elon Musk in 2015. Elon Musk spent more than $50,000 digging into the personal life of British expat and Thai caver Vern Unsworth in summer 2018 in an effort to substantiate the claim that he was a "pedo guy." Musk revealed the spending in his latest response to a defamation lawsuit Unsworth filed…
Tesla promotes raceway record with 3-motor powertrain model

Tesla promotes raceway record with 3-motor powertrain model

Enlarge / A shot from Tesla's video at the Laguna Seca racetrack. Tesla is working on a new three-motor powertrain for the Model S that will accelerate even faster than Tesla's current "Ludicrous Mode," the company said on Wednesday. In a nod to Spaceballs, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has dubbed the new system "Plaid." "Plaid powertrain…
Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an advancement and a prepare for transformation

Elon Musk’s Neuralink: Both an advancement and a prepare for transformation

Elon Musk introduces the world to Neuralink Neuralink's magic will start with this small (4mm x 4mm) chip... ...which the company hopes to implant (along with its associated wiring) into the brain of patients/customers. When Elon Musk first started talking about launching a brain-computer interface company, he made a number of comments that set expectations…
Big News! SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Lorry Finishes First Free Flight!

Big News! SpaceX’s Starhopper Test Lorry Finishes First Free Flight!

Score one for SpaceX! Last night (Thursday, July 25th), after multiple delays that were causing no shortage of stress and concern, Elon Musk’s aerospace company succeeded in conducting their first untethered test with the Starhopper. This test once again validated the engine that will power the full-scale and fully-reusable Starship and its Super Heavy launch…
First Free Flight of SpaceX’s Starhopper Aborted After Engine Fire

First Free Flight of SpaceX’s Starhopper Aborted After Engine Fire

Yesterday, on Wednesday, July 24th, the prototype test vehicle for the Starship (the Starhopper) commenced its first untethered “hop test” at the company’s test facility in Boca Chica, Texas. This test is an important milestone for SpaceX, intended to validate the Raptor engine in free flight and bring the company one step closer to creating…
Starship Model Catches Fire After a Current Test, However Appears Intact

Starship Model Catches Fire After a Current Test, However Appears Intact

The year of 2019 has not been very kind to SpaceX so far. Back in April, the company lost one of its new Crew Dragon capsules when an explosion occurred during a static firing test of their In-Flight Abort test vehicle. Earlier this week, the company revealed that they had determined the cause of the…
Musk’s most recent start-up is venturing into a series of difficult issues

Musk’s most recent start-up is venturing into a series of difficult...

Enlarge / Elon Musk in Idaho in 2015. Tonight, Elon Musk has scheduled an event where he intends to unveil his plans for Neuralink, a startup company he announced back in 2017, then went silent on. If you go to the Neuralink website now, all you'll find is a vague description of its goal to…
Tesla provided a record variety of cars and trucks in the 2nd quarter

Tesla provided a record variety of cars and trucks in the...

Enlarge / Tesla cars on a delivery truck in 2018. Tesla beat its own previous record—and Wall Street's expectations—by delivering 95,200 cars in the second quarter of 2019. That's a big jump from the first quarter, when Tesla delivered a disappointing 63,000 vehicles. And it's modestly higher than Tesla's previous record of 90,700 vehicles delivered in the…
SpaceX has actually Lost Contact With 3 of its Starlink Satellites

SpaceX has actually Lost Contact With 3 of its Starlink Satellites

Back in May 23rd, 2019, SpaceX launched the first batch of its Starlink constellation, a fleet of satellites that will fulfill Elon Musk’s promise to provide broadband satellite-internet access to the entire planet. The deployment of these sixty satellites was the first in a series of six planned launches that would see around 720 satellites…

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