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Questions of Morality and Safety Are Steering the Future of Self-Driving Cars

The so-called “trolley problem” isn’t the only issue on the horizon as the driverless car rolls toward the nation’s public roads.

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Juicero: The Pulpy Silicon Valley Parody That Wasn’t

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Clean Aviation Will Take Wing, but ETA Is Up in the Air

With legendary inventor Elon Musk in the vanguard, innovators are racing to design an all-electric aircraft. One fact that spurs them on: Today’s aviation-fuel airplanes are a significant part of the pollution crisis.

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A Future That Didn’t Deliver

Fans of “Back to the Future II” anticipated a world of hoverboards and flying cars, where the only thing warming was the roast in the food replicator. But an apocalyptic 1985 ruled by the eerily Trump-like Biff most resembles our actual present.

Posted on Oct 21, 2015 READ MORE



In ‘Ex Machina,’ a Robo Babe Raises Powerful Questions

In the spirit of cautionary prophesies such as “2001: A Space Odyssey,” “Demon Seed,” “A.I. Artificial Intelligence” and “Her,” Alex Garland’s provocative film raises questions of gender, ethics and existentialism. 

Posted on May 17, 2015 READ MORE



Elon Musk’s Nevada Gigafactory May Save the World (Video)

It will take time to de-suburbanize the U.S. and move habitations and jobs back into manageable cities, but the world doesn’t have that much time. That’s why Tesla Motors’ new gigafactory is very, very good news.

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry: Homosexuality Is Like Alcoholism

He may have driven over state lines in a Tesla, but Texas Gov. Rick Perry again demonstrated that he is clearly living in another era—one that a vast swath of the country has already left behind—during a speech in San Francisco on Wednesday night at the Commonwealth Club of California.

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 READ MORE



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How Clean Are Electric Cars? Depends on the State

With high-profile deals, expanding infrastructure and a growing list of models, the electric car is finally arriving, but, as they say, your mileage may vary. Charge that Tesla Roadster in Georgia, where they burn coal to power the grid, and you may as well be driving a Prius.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 READ MORE



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Tesla’s Electric Stimulus Treatment

A joint partnership between Toyota and electric car manufacturer Tesla Motors, announced Friday, will provide $50 million to the latter firm while giving Toyota access to Tesla’s battery technology, a move that will help boost electric car production in the face of Toyota’s recent recall setbacks.

Posted on May 22, 2010 READ MORE


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No Gas, But Zero to 60 in Four seconds

The Tesla company’s new all-electric car can go 250 miles off a 3.5-hour charge and hit speeds of 130 mph. And although at $100,000 apiece, they’re not ready for the masses, the Teslas represent a huge leap over GM’s 1996 all-electric model, and offer a glimpse of things to come.

Posted on Jul 26, 2006 READ MORE


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