Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

Casually Explained: Elon Musk

This video has been brought to you by Express VPN, making me finally a real youtuber. Most people know Elon Musk is the CEO of SpaceX and Tesla, Inc. where he stands out from other business leaders for his bold risk-taking, work ethic, vision for the future of humanity and smoking weed on Joe Rogan’s […]

Welcome To Your New Home In Space | GIANT LEAP Ep. 2

Four rooms, earth view. Sounds far-fetched at the moment, doesn’t it? But you know we may be seeing ads like this in the not too distant future. Living away from earth has always captured our imagination. As well as providing the basics for survival, these ideas are a symbol of humankind’s unique creativity and ambition. […]

SpaceX Starlink Broadband Services in Mid-2020

SpaceX’sStarlink division is on track to offer satellite-broadband service in the United States in mid-2020, the company’s president and chief operating officer Gwynne Shotwell said Oct. 22. Getting there will require the company to launch six to eight batches of satellites, Shotwell told reporters during a media roundtable. SpaceX also has to finish the design […]

Interstellar Comet 2I/Borisov Update For October 12, 2019

The story of the first confirmed interstellar comet, comet C/2019 Q4, or now designated 2I/Borisov, continues to develop. Unlike Oumuamua which was caught on its way out of the solar system leaving not much time for study, Borisov is on its way in and the observations are well under way already, with more planned for […]

The future we’re building — and boring | Elon Musk

Chris Anderson: Elon, hey, welcome back to TED. It’s great to have you here. Elon Musk: Thanks for having me. CA: So, in the next half hour or so, we’re going to spend some time exploring your vision for what an exciting future might look like, which I guess makes the first question a little […]

Is this Tesla’s New COO?

Can We Launch Nuclear Waste Into the Sun? Why This is a Terrible Idea

When I look at the Sun, I don’t see a warm life-giving orb, nourishing all living creatures here on Earth. No, I see that fiery ball as a cosmic garbage compactor. A place I can dump all my household garbage, to make room for new impulse purchases. I mean, the Sun is right there, not […]

How Nuclear rockets will get us to Mars and beyond

A few days ago on the 6th of February 2018 SpaceX’s first test launch of the Falcon 9 heavy the most powerful rocket since the Saturn 5 successfully launched a payload of Elon Musk’s own cherry red Tesla roadster complete with a Starman mannequin first into orbit and then on what was meant to be […]

How Do Ion Engines Work? The Most Efficient Propulsion System Out There

People always ask me why we’re stuck with chemical rockets. Seriously, exploding a bunch of hydrogen or kerosene is the best we can do? Good news, there are other, exotic science fiction-sounding propulsion systems out there which use electromagnetic fields to accelerate atoms, allowing their spacecraft to accelerate for months at a time. I’m talking […]