Sometimes you get distracted from all the little but awesome things going on in the world by all the giant flaming dumpster fires literally everywhere you turn. And sometimes you catch sight of the awesome things again, if only for a moment. So here’s a reminder: Google’s offering $20 million to the first team to get a robot to the moon that can travel 500m and send back HD video and photos.
Our “Top Three” this week are all combination stories: two about Tesla, an Apple and Microsoft release competition, and a smattering of stories about signals from space. It’s the first weekly roundup of our fourth year online(!): Sunday 30 October 2016, check it out!
With Tesla set to sell hundreds of thousands of cars over the next few years, Chevy Bolt sales expected to hit 30,000 just next year, Germany passing a nonbinding resolution to ban internal combustion engine vehicle sales by 2030, and Bloomberg reporting that the unsubsidized lifetime cost of electric cars is likely to fall below that of gas-powered ones by 2022, it’s really starting to look like the clock is ticking for oil companies, or at least for their profits.
Everyone’s reporting this week that the “first three-parent baby” has been born in Mexico, and that’s not really true at all. Here’s the facts. What just happened was that, in Mexico, the first child has […]
Yesterday, Elon Musk played to a packed room at IAC2016 to explain how, in his terms, Humanity is going to become a “multiplanetary species.” The long and short of it: by thinking big. Musk framed the […]
With fewer than seven days before a major SpaceX announcement, Elon Musk has stated that even in the wake of the recent SpaceX launch trouble, he still thinks sending a “meaningful number” of people to Mars to […]
Solar Impulse 2 over Seville, Spain, June 23th 2016 | Photo: Solar Impulse *** Of course I could be writing about the gun control sit-in being run by the Democrats in the House, or about the […]
Not just for surfing anymore | Photo: Ed Dunens, CC BY 2.0 Yesterday I read a story over at Science Alert about one of nine finalists in the Wave Energy Prize, and I was a […]