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Today’s Solutions: June 22, 2024

Astronauts arrive on the ISS o

Astronauts arrive on the ISS on board a reused SpaceX capsule

On what was a historic day for spaceflight last Saturday, four astronauts arrived at the International Space Station in SpaceX’s Crew Dragon “Endeavour” spacecraft — marking the first time a rocket booster has been reused for a space mission with a crew on board. Dubbed Crew-2, the mission Read More...

Elon Musk announces $100m comp

Elon Musk announces $100m competition for carbon removal technologies

Carbon capture technologies have proven their potential to help accelerate the transition towards a post-carbon future. But one of the main problems preventing the solution’s widespread implementation is that the tech is still relatively expensive and unproven at scale. In a bid to foster Read More...

Tesla’s new Gigafactory is a

Tesla’s new Gigafactory is as high-tech as you might have expected—and more

When it’s fully complete, Tesla’s Gigafactory in Sparks, Nevada, will be the largest building in the world, sprawling over 15 million square feet on a plot of land more than three times larger than Central Park. The building, which Elon Musk has called “the machine that builds the machine,” Read More...

The Boring Company unveiled it

The Boring Company unveiled its first test tunnel in Los Angeles

Elon Musk’s Boring Company that is set to help alleviate off-putting traffic congestions has cut the ribbon to its first test tunnel. One of the company’s main missions is to cut the costs and time involved in burrowing holes through the ground in order to build a network of traffic-busting Read More...

Elon Musk wants to upgrade sew

Elon Musk wants to upgrade sewage systems in cities across America

Speaking before a crowd of 3,800 mayors, Elon Musk announced plans to employ his ‘ground-breaking’ tunneling technology to upgrade underground sewage systems in cities across the US. Musk’s Boring Company is already busy constructing an underground rapid transportation system in Los Angeles, Read More...

The Boring Company’s first t

The Boring Company’s first tunnel beneath LA will open to the public in December

The Los Angeles public will get their first ride on Elon Musk’s underground public transportation system quicker than expected. In December, the two-mile test tunnel built beneath SpaceX’s headquarters will offer free rides on autonomously driven electric platforms called “skates.” The Read More...

Tesla CEO is providing schools

Tesla CEO is providing schools in Flint with new water filtration systems

Flint has been suffering from a lack of access to clean water for over a year now due to lead contamination. That’s why Elon Musk and his foundation for technological developments has granted nearly half a million dollars to schools in Flint in order to install new water filtration systems. The Read More...

Elon Musk asks Tesla employees

Elon Musk asks Tesla employees to test full self-driving version of Autopilot

The version of Autopilot that Elon Musk has long promised would make Tesla cars capable of driving themselves is reportedly being handed over to a small group of employees for testing, according to an internal email obtained by Bloomberg. In the email, Musk promised there were about 100 spots Read More...