Miranda Moore, The Washington Post Published 9:00 am PDT, Monday, July 23, 2018 A team of engineering students from the Technical University of Munich won the third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition on Sunday. Teams were tasked with building a prototype transport pod that would run on a Hyperloop test track at SpaceX headquarters. Teams were told that the competition would be decided based on two criteria: The pod must be self-propelled, and the fastest pod wins. Students from the United States, Europe and Japan entered the competition. The pod built by the Munich team, WARR Hyperloop, reached a top speed of 290 mph, according to the team's website. The team had taken home the top prize at each of SpaceX's previous Hyperloop competitions. This year's winning team had 45 members from 16 countries and seven disciplines. Teams were required to advance through two initial rounds based on the quality of the design schematics before the three finalists were invited to SpaceX's … [Read more...] about Students from Germany win third SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition
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Wall Street is happy over Tesla's quarterly results and guidance, but Elon Musk's apologies to multiple analysts may even be more important to the company's shares and investor sentiment. On Wednesday's post-earnings conference call, Tesla took its first questions from the two analysts Musk had dismissed three months earlier, when the company reported first-quarter results. That day, the stock plunged in after-hours trading in response to the "boring, bonehead questions" insults and erratic behavior by its executive. This time Musk showed contrition and Tesla shares surged 8.5 percent in after-hours trading Wednesday, adding about $4.75 billion to the stock's value. The stock is up 9.3 percent Thursday. "My apologies for not being polite on the prior call," Musk said, blaming his behavior in part on a lack of sleep and overwork. Video Hyperloop Tests in Nevada Desert, With Eye on North Texas "I appreciate that," said Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi, in … [Read more...] about Elon Musk Makes the ‘Most Valuable Apology of All Time’ on Tesla’s Earnings Call
ELON Musk has shared his latest idea with the world by demonstrating how he controls his Boring Company’s enormous tunnelling machinery using an X-box controller. But just what is The Boring Company? We take a look at the business founded by the Tesla chief in closer detail. What is the Boring Company? Elon Musk’s “The Boring Company” was founded in 2016 in California. The company focuses on infrastructure and tunnel construction, and primarily looks at how tunnels can help to ease traffic and congestion in Los Angeles, claiming the 2D transportation network at present is not viable anymore. In February 2017, the company began digging a 30-foot-wide, 50-foot-long and 15-foot-deep testing trench on the premises of SpaceX's offices in Hawthorne, California, as construction on the firm’s own site would not require any permits. Musk describes this venture as a “personal hobby” and invests around “two to three per cent” of his time. Musk … [Read more...] about The Boring Company – what does Elon Musk’s tunnelling company do, why do they sell flamethrowers and where to get a hat?
News / World by Press Association 19/12/2018, 4:49 am FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Elon Musk has unveiled his underground transportation tunnel on, allowing reporters and invited guests to take some of the first rides in the revolutionary albeit bumpy subterranean tube. Guests boarded Mr Musk’s Tesla Model S and rode along Los Angeles-area surface streets about a mile away to what is known as O’Leary Station. The station, smack dab in the middle of a residential neighbourhood — “basically in someone’s backyard,” Mr Musk says — consists of a wall-less lift that slowly took the car down a wide shaft, roughly 30ft below the surface. The sky slowly fell away and the surprisingly narrow tunnel emerged. “We’re clear,” said the driver, who sped up and zipped into the tunnel when a red track light turned green, making the tube look like something from space or a … [Read more...] about Elon Musk offers rides to VIPs as he unveils underground tunnels
By Emily DeRuy | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: August 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm | UPDATED: August 10, 2018 at 1:02 pm As fall approaches, campaign season in San Jose is beginning to heat up and Friday, the City Council candidates in two competitive races faced off in one of the first forums since the June primary. In a repeat of the 2014 runoff, sitting Councilman Tam Nguyen will face Maya Esparza, who lost by only about 200 votes, for the District 7 seat west of downtown, while Pam Foley and Kalen Gallagher are both vying to replace outgoing Councilman Don Rocha in District 9 along the southwest edge of the city. Perhaps the biggest challenge for voters is finding policy differences between the candidates, who agree about a number of major issues the city faces, including the need for affordable housing and the challenge of revitalizing the area around Diridon Station west of downtown without displacing current residents. In the … [Read more...] about San Jose City Council candidates face off over homelessness, transportation