It would be much easier to arrive at the future of space exploration if we could just hitch a ride along the way. At least, that’s the idea behind the Spaceline, a new sort of space elevator that...
Just before Christmas, a passenger using the Waymo One ride-hailing service found himself in a self-driving car that seemed to have lost its way. The human safety driver – present just in case...
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Elon and Friends Elon Musk’s Boring Company just revealed its first completed tunnel to the world. Or at least, it’s the “first section” of its first tunnel, according to the company’s website. The...
You can’t use a pencil in space. That’s the first thing to know about the Fisher Space Pen, and the reason for its existence, its persistence, and canonization in the history of industrial design...
Space Elevator It takes a lot of energy to put stuff in space. That’s why one longtime futurist dream is a “space elevator” — a long cable strung between a geostationary satellite and the Earth...
Wanna Go For a Ride? Tesla might be hitting speed bump after speed bump in 2018, but work on CEO Elon Musk’s tunneling venture is closing in on a major milestone. On Saturday, the Boring Company...
XXL LANDER The Apollo Lunar Module weighed less than 11,000 pounds and was just 22 feet tall, even with its legs extended. And that’s after years of space- and weight-saving considerations. Almost...
GOING DOWN If all goes according to plan, workers will soon start to dig an elevator shaft into the garage floor of a Los Angeles County home on behalf of Elon Musk. When completed, the hole will...
GOING (WAY) UP. For more than a century, the scientific community has kicked around the idea of space elevators. Specifics vary, but the basic design involves a vehicle of some sort that travels...