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Light Start – Beating Samsung’s sensor, military Hololens, Starhopper, and Kollector

In this week's Light Start, we've got Samsung losing to a 3D printer, Microsoft's army Hololens, SpaceX's Starthopper, and MK 11's Kollector.

How SpaceX lowered costs and reduced barriers to space

On March 2, SpaceX launched its first test of an unmanned Dragon vehicle which is designed to carry humans into low Earth orbit and to the International Space Station. If the test is successful, later this year, SpaceX plans to launch American astronauts from United States soil for the first time since 2011.

Light Start – A Dragon, a Cheetah, some Osmosis and a lack of PlayStation Vita

This week's Light Start involves some robotics, some stuff in space, a new sci-fi series from Netflix and the cancellation of Sony's handheld console

Space subjects that will get the world’s attention in 2019 – and beyond

The first few days of 2019 brought remarkable news from outer space. On January 1 NASA’s New Horizons space probe made the most distant planetary flyby ever, and captured images of a small object 4 billion miles away from earth. The following day, China landed its Chang’e 4 rover, named Jade Rabbit 2, on the far side of the moon – another first. This suggests that 2019 will be a big year for...[Read More]

Elon Musk shows off his disturbingly long tunnel on Twitter

Earlier this year, Elon Musk mentioned that The Boring Company’s LA-based underground tunnel will be operational in December. It sounded outrageous and impossible. But nothing is impossible for the Musk. Musk posted a video on Twitter showing the ‘disturbing’ length of the current tunnel, which seems to be nearing operation. He said that the 10 December opening is still on track and th...[Read More]

Listen to Elon Musk on making cars, Twitter, Mars, and why Tesla won’t make a scooter

It’s Friday afternoon (for the moment), you’re probably thinking about heading home for the weekend and work is the last thing on your mind. We’re not psychic but we can totally sympathise, which is why we’re going to give you something to do instead of your job. Elon Musk sat down with Re/Code‘s Kara Swisher recently for an interview, which is now available as a podc...[Read More]

Five things you need to do to build a home on Mars

If you had to live the rest of your life on Mars, what would you miss the most? Figuring out how we could we be comfortable living on the red planet is a challenge but with increasing discussion about how to send people to Mars with the ultimate aim of colonising the planet, how to replace the sensation of the sunshine on your face or the grass beneath your feet is prescient one. Luckily there is ...[Read More]

Light Start – SpaceX trailer, ‘smart’ mouse trap, Breadbot, and your very own HAL 9000

SpaceX’s SxSW Falcon Heavy trailer is short but incredibly sweet Elon Musk showed up at SxSW because of course he did and he, along with the folks responsible for Westworld (you know, the series about robot cowboys or something), debuted a new trailer. A trailer for SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launch and “…the next part of the human story”, according to Westworld series co-...[Read More]

Light Start – Audi and Porsche, the sounds of SpaceX, V30 upgrade, and going Solo

Audi and Porsche are getting together to make EVs There’s more in common between the Porsche and Audi brands than the casual observer might think. They’re both German and they’re also both owned by VW. They’re also shared car components in the past (notably a chassis)  and now the two brands will be collaborating on an electric vehicle platform, one that is expected begin r...[Read More]

Two out of three’s not bad: SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launches Elon’s Tesla Roadster past Mars

It’s no secret that we’ve been excited by the prospect of Elon Musk’s Falcon Heavy test flight, which looked set to pave the way for mankind to head to other planets — provided the rockets didn’t detonate on the launchpad… or in flight… or on landing… or… Look, a lot could have gone wrong. As it happened, most of it didn’t. The launch of ...[Read More]

Here’s how to watch Elon Musk launch his Tesla into space (and what it’ll look like)

Assuming that the Falcon Heavy rocket leave the launchpad in one piece, later this evening Elon Musk’s personal Tesla Roadster will be making its way into space to orbit the sun for a few…. million?… years. That’s what we call a test-flight. And if you’re struggling to visualise just what that might look like SpaceX has done all of the work for you, in the shape of an...[Read More]

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