Elon Musk is sending his Tesla Roadster to Mars in SpaceX rocket

December 4, 2017 by  
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If you were a billionaire running multiple groundbreaking companies, why wouldn’t you send your personal car to space? That seems to be Elon Musk’s latest plan. In a recent tweet, Musk said when SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launches from Cape Canaveral next month, the payload will include his own Tesla Roadster playing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” on repeat – because why not? Musk is having way too much fun with his companies. SpaceX is slated to launch the Falcon Heavy for the first time next month, a rocket newsworthy in its own right for being “the most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two,” according to SpaceX . As opposed to the Falcon 9’s nine Merlin engines, the Falcon Heavy is equipped with 27. Musk’s first tweet about the launch guaranteed excitement “one way or another.” Related: SpaceX to launch reused rocket in a historic first for NASA Falcon Heavy to launch next month from Apollo 11 pad at the Cape. Will have double thrust of next largest rocket. Guaranteed to be exciting, one way or another. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017 Payload will be my midnight cherry Tesla Roadster playing Space Oddity. Destination is Mars orbit. Will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 2, 2017 Around five minutes later on Twitter , Musk said he’s sending own midnight cherry Tesla Roadster to Mars . A red car for a red planet, Musk said – and it “will be in deep space for a billion years or so if it doesn’t blow up on ascent.” Naturally people wondered if the billionaire known for his sense of humor was joking – but Bloomberg reported earlier this morning a “person familiar with the launch plan at SpaceX” confirmed Musk’s tweet. So Musk may not be joking after all, but he’s sure having a grand time envisioning his Roadster among the stars. A Twitter user named d00d asked Musk why he wants to send his car to space, and he responded , “I love the thought of a car drifting apparently endlessly through space and perhaps being discovered by an alien race millions of years in the future.” Don’t we all. Via Bloomberg Images via Wikimedia Commons and Brian Solis on Flickr

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Tesla surprises the crowd with a new $250k Roadster

November 17, 2017 by  
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Tesla surprised the crowd last night at the debut of the Tesla Semi by unveiling a new Roadster, which is expected to arrive by 2020. Although lately Tesla has been focused on more mass market electric cars, it hasn’t forgotten where it started. While the Tesla Model 3 focuses on the entry-level electric segment, the new Roadster will focus on the high end of the segment with a $250,000 price tag. What does that get you? For starters, the Tesla Roadster will feature a 200 kWh battery pack that will give it a driving range of 620 miles. Three electric motors, one in the front and two in the rear, power the new Roadster. Even more exciting, Tesla says the new Roadster will be the “fastest production car ever made” with a 0-60 mph time of 1.9 seconds. It will also reach the quarter mile in only 8.9 seconds. Related: Revolutionary Tesla Semi Truck arrives with a whopping 500 mile driving range The Tesla Roadster isn’t a convertible like the original, but features a removable targa top. There’s also room for up to four passengers. Tesla hopes to have the new Roadster ready by 2020, but you can already place your reservation for only $50,000. + Tesla All images ©Tesla

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Worlds first solar panel mural unveiled in San Antonio

November 17, 2017 by  
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In a world where solar farms are shaped like giant pandas, there’s certainly room for some solar butterflies. Determined to beautify our cities by converting solar panels into creative works of public art , the Seattle-based Land Art Generator Initiative just unveiled the world’s first solar mural installation, called La Monarca, by San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz. La Mariposa solar mural – recently unveiled at the San Antonio Arts Festival, Luminaria – was created through advanced PV Film technology that lets light easily pass through the printed film that adheres to the panels. The beautiful mural is just the first step in the Land Art Generator’s plan to combine sustainable energy infrastructures with public art. Working with local artists, architects, landscape architects, engineers and scientists, the organization hopes to provide more collaborative platforms that enable cities to put a new artsy spin on their clean energy generation . Related: World’s cutest solar farm in China is shaped like a panda According to the artist, La Monarca was inspired by San Antonio’s status as the National Wildlife Federation’s first Monarch Butterfly Champion City . A fitting symbol to be put on a clean energy installation , the monarch butterfly represents the threat that wildlife faces due to global warming and climate change. After the festival, the solar art mural will be moved to its permanent home inside a pollinator garden on the EPICenter campus in San Antonio where it will be used to generate solar energy directly into the building. + Land Art Generator Initiative Images by Land Art Generator Initiative

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Durable canvas cloth with embedded solar cells generates 120 watts per square meter

November 17, 2017 by  
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Tents , sun shades, and canopies could generate renewable energy with Norway-based company Tarpon Solar’s solar canvas . They created flexible tarpaulins, integrated with bendy solar cells from Swedish company Midsummer . Instead of simply finding shade from the sun, with Tarpon Solar’s product people could obtain clean power from the sunlight striking a canopy or tent. Tarpon Solar laminated solar cells onto a flexible canvas to create a product with numerous potential applications – shade for a restaurant patio, a swimming pool covering, or canopies in refugee camps are just a few of the possibilities. The company says the canvas can also be included in a passive home design. The product could even open up the possibility of solar power generation in places where traditional solar panels couldn’t easily be deployed, according to Tarpon Solar’s website. Related: New solar canopy provides both shade and clean energy Tarpon Solar utilized Midsummer’s solar cells in a product that recently won first place in the MTI Technology Award competition. The CIGS cells, or copper-indium-gallium-selenium, are made without cadmium, a toxic material Midsummer says is often used in CIGS or thin film solar cells. They listed the benefits of CIGS cells as having high efficiency, low weight, durability, and flexibility. The solar cells generate around 120 watts per square meter. Tarpon Solar technical manager Marius Borg-Heggedal said in a statement each canvas is custom made, so the type of fiber and amount of fabric varies among products. The company’s website says the laminated cloth is that utilized in the sailing industry. Borg-Heggedal said solar cells are integrated during production and “become part of the material.” Midsummer described the canvases as very light, saying in a statement with the solar cells integrated “the weight becomes almost the same as with conventional PVC material and the canvas is also stronger and more durable.” + Tarpon Solar + Midsummer Images courtesy of Tarpon Solar and Midsummer

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Watch Tesla’s new Model S ‘Insane Mode’ go from 0 – 60mph in 3.2 seconds

January 29, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. When the Tesla Model S was launched, it looked rather like the mature big brother sedan to the fast and funky Roadster . But all that has come to an end with the inclusion of the “Insane Mode” button on the new Model S P85D . Not only does the car rocket from 0-60 faster than a Roadster 2.5S , it includes a little extra kick for that jump up to 70mph. The YouTube channel DragTimes filmed some passenger reactions to show just how aptly named the ‘insane mode’ is. Read the rest of Watch Tesla’s new Model S ‘Insane Mode’ go from 0 – 60mph in 3.2 seconds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 0-60 , acceleration , e-car , electric car , elon musk , fast , insane mode , launch control , model s , roadster , speed , tesla

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Carlo Aiello’s stunning Parabola Chair is inspired by mathematics

January 29, 2015 by  
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Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge

December 26, 2014 by  
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Lithium-ion battery technology has advanced by leaps and bounds in the past few years – and Tesla just packed the state of the art into a Roadster update package that gives the electric vehicle a range of 400 miles and a more aerodynamic profile. The Tesla Roadster is no longer in production, but that doesn’t mean that Tesla has forgotten about its original vehicle, which can now travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco on a single charge. Read the rest of Tesla’s updated Roadster 3.0 can travel 400 miles on a single charge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , tesla , Tesla electric car , Tesla Model 3 , Tesla Model X , tesla model-s , Tesla roadster , Tesla Roadster 3.0

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Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year

August 18, 2014 by  
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With all the news surrounding the Tesla Model S and the upcoming Model X , it’s been easy to forget about Tesla’s first model, the Roadster . While a new Roadster has not been announced, Tesla is reportedly going to offer current owners a nice upgrade later this year with a new battery that will give the electric car a 400-mile driving range. Read the rest of Tesla Roadster to Get 400-Mile Battery Upgrade Later This Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: electric car , elon musk , green car , green transportation , lithium ion battery , tesla , Tesla electric car , Tesla roadster , Tesla Supercharger Network

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Tesla to Bring Back Roadster in 2014

October 27, 2011 by  
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We were saddened when we had to report that the Tesla Roadster would soon be out of production , but today brought the good news that Tesla will be bringing back their beautiful all-electric sports car in 2014. The current Roadster uses a Lotus body that was converted into an electric car.  The partnership with Lotus was only set for 2,500 cars, so Tesla decided to retire the car when it hits that number. Reports now indicate that Tesla isn’t completely giving up on the beloved Roadster, just the Lotus version of it.  The carmaker is bringing back the sports car but in an original design based on the Model S that would be even better suited for the electric vehicle technology and for mass-market production. I, for one, can’t wait. via Earth2Tech

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Tesla Will Stop Producing the Roadster in Two Months

June 23, 2011 by  
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It’s the electric car that we all covet.  It’s high performing, long-range, gorgeously designed, crazy expensive, and about to be discontinued. It’s being reported that in mere months, Tesla will stop production of the Roadster to start focusing all of its attention on the upcoming Model S sedan.

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