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Teslas will be fully autonomous next year. The word, from Elon Musk, came just two days before a Tesla earnings-and-sales report that is not going to be kind to the company. The Tesla CEO and three Musk-eteers took to the stage Monday to announce fabulous, industry-leading breakthroughs in full self-driving (FSD) that will put Tesla cars and Tesla robo-taxis on the road as early as next year, in at least

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Intel is announcing its new, 9th generation laptop processors today, in a surprisingly competitive strike for a company not generally known for dramatic product shuffles. From 2011 to early 2017, Intel stuck to essentially the same price bands and SKU structure for its desktop and laptop processors. Standard desktop chips ranged from dual-cores without Hyper-Threading

SpaceX Crew Dragon Capsule Destroyed by Explosion During Ground Test

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Last month, SpaceX’s Crew Dragon capsule successfully flew to the International Space Station, as part of an important test of its flight and landing capabilities. This past weekend, while prepping for launch abort tests to be carried out later this summer, the vehicle catastrophically exploded. Luckily, no one was harmed in the incident. The leaked

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Tesla Model 3 backlog may well be cleared up — unless you want the $ 35,000 base model, that is. Go online to Tesla, and if you live in a big metro area, you’ll likely see dozens of new Tesla Model 3 sedans you can buy today and take home in a couple of

NASA Preps Mission to Most Interesting Asteroid in Our Solar System

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. In 2022, if all goes well, NASA will launch Psyche, a space probe intended to visit the asteroid of the same name (16 Psyche is its formal designation). It’s a particularly exciting mission given Psyche’s unique nature and highly unusual composition. The asteroid belt is composed of three types of asteroid: C-type (carbonaceous, ~75 percent

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Hyundai’s upscale sibling Genesis grabbed the most oohs and ahs of the New York auto show with the rollout of a gorgeous urban EV concept car, the Genesis Mint. It set the tone for the Big Apple’s emphasis on smaller cars, mainstream, and premium, some with alternative powerplants. The metro New York Region comprising New

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Everybody knows you’ve got five minutes, tops, to prevent brain damage once the flow of oxygen is disrupted to the brain. Past the five-minute mark, the brain is believed to suffer a cascade of failures causing permanent injury and the eventual inability to sustain life, even if oxygen is restored. The science behind that five-minute

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. A new cargo mission is en route to the International Space Station (ISS). The Northrop Grumman Antares rocket lifted off on Wednesday, delivering the uncrewed Cygnus vessel to space. Although, this Cygnus does have a crew of sorts — a crew composed of several dozen mice. The remote-operated spacecraft usually has a quick trip to

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The Israeli Beresheet moon lander didn’t complete its mission, crashing into the moon instead of landing softly. That’s a setback for Israel’s space ambitions, but the mission might not be a complete loss. An experimental NASA payload from the Beresheet spacecraft might still be intact someplace on the lunar surface. Researchers plan to begin scouring

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. NASA’s Kepler space telescope has ended its planet spotting mission, but the agency’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) has already picked up the torch. TESS has detected a new exoplanet called HD 21749c. This is not the first planet to show up in TESS data, but it is the first Earth-sized planet. TESS launched in