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Ethics could impact Musk’s Mars colonization plan

Ethics could impact Musk’s Mars colonization plan

Lately, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has publicized his plans on Mars colonization.

Hyperloop project to be officially called Hyperloop Transportation Technologies

Elon Musk's highly-ambitious Hyperloop project on Thursday announced its official name - Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT).

The Hyperloop project aims to develop an enormous hamster tube transportation system with a hovercraft in it that will transport humans from one place to other at a speed of 800 miles per hour.

The official name for the startup was chosen through a vote on the JumpStartFund website, from a number of options like Tube X, Wrap T, MagTube, The Loop and ScramTram. HTT was selected as it sounds a far more grown up name.

Elon Musk defends Tesla Model S after fire

Tesla Motors Co Chief Executive Elon Musk on Friday came forward to defend his company's electric car Model S after a video showing the car in flames dragged the company's shares down.

Tesla shares slipped more than 6 per cent after an automotive blog called Jalopnik published images of widely acclaimed electric car Model S in flames. The car caught fire after it met with an accident on Tuesday south of Seattle, Washington. The video received thousands of page views.

Elon Musk shows off high-tech technique of interacting with 3D models

Billionaire Elon Musk, who is well-known for his bizarre futuristic ideas, recently released a video showing off a high-tech technique of interacting with 3D models.

The video shows off SpaceX's custom Iron Man-inspired interface for using hand-gestures in the air to design rockets.

Users of CAD (computer-aided design) have long been designing objects in 3D (three dimensions), but doing the same on a 2D screen using a specialized mouse and keyboard has many limitations.

Tesla will never produce a hybrid vehicle: Steve Jurvetson

Tesla Motors Inc will never produce a gas-electric hybrid car in the future, Tesla board member Steve Jurvetson said in a recent TV interview.

Jurvetson said a hybrid car should not be taken as an electric car. He added that a hybrid offers the worst of both - a gas engine and a battery.

Speaking on the topic, he added, "You have the worst of both worlds in many cases, a gas engine and a battery, all the complexity, all the maintenance, all of the tradeoffs that occur in a hybrid car. Hybrid cars are not Tesla's future."