Chinese authorities have recently given Tesla the green light for production in its huge factory in Shanghai. Europe could be next.

Tesla’s new Gigafactory in Shanghai started trial production ahead of schedule this month and is starting to build “full vehicles”, “from the body to paint”, officials from the company told investors Wednesday.  In addition, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the company is planning to announce the location of its Gigafactory that will be built in Europe by the end of the year.

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A $1.5billion electric guitar-shaped hotel opened in Hollywood, Florida Thursday with a star-studded red carpet event.

The 36-story venue that boasts a 7,000-seat casino floor, 1,200 hotel rooms, and more than 3,000 slot machines and gaming tables, is the latest creation of the wealthy Native American Seminole Tribe who boast a huge Hard Rock empire.

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The Starlink constellation may soon have 42,000 satellites in low Earth orbit.

SpaceX has filed documents with the International Telecommunication Union, to launch up to 30,000 more satellites for its Starlink global broadband constellation. That number is in addition to the 12,000 satellites already approved by the Telecommunication Union and the US Federal Communications Commission. There are 20 filings submitted in total, each for 1,500 satellites structured in various low Earth orbits between 204 and 360 miles in altitude. SpaceX says that it’s about ensuring its network can meet anticipated demand “responsibly.”

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California start-up ZeroAvia wants to fill the skies with hydrogen-powered planes by 2022

ZeroAvia recently announced that it has been working on hydrogen fuel airplane technology for years and made significant advancements in developing a zero-emission electric power train. Their goal is the powertrain to deliver the same performance as a conventional aircraft engine at a lower operating cost.

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Just like a year ago, they did it again.

Security researchers at a Belgian university have demonstrated that they could steal Tesla Model S vehicles by cloning the key fob and cracking the replacement that was meant to fix the problem.

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Starhopper test rocket has made its highest and final test flight.
SpaceX Starhopper prototype took flight around 5 p.m. CT on August 27 and successfully completed its 150-meter test. The whole flight lasted a little under a minute. You can watch whole launch right here.
From start to finish, the test rocket spent almost a full minute, approximately 57 seconds, in-flight, showing off the first-ever public view of a Raptor engine fired in daylight.

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Ford teased the fans with a video uploaded on YouTube demonstrating its new electric truck’s remarkable towing capacity.

In 2017, Ford announced that it is planning to sell an all-electric version of its best-selling F-150 pickup truck. Only a few days ago, the American automaker says it would start selling a hybrid version by 2020 and released a video demonstration that shows off the prototype’s impressive torque.

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This is not a joke but a real story that happened a few days ago in Lake Worth, Florida.

A Florida guy left his Tesla Model 3 on a homeowner’s lawn for 12 hours to charge using his electricity without asking for permission and walked off in the middle of the night. The downside of driving electric vehicles is that unlike gas stations, there are not charging stations every few miles. That was the reason a man decided it was OK for him to plug his Tesla Model 3 into a random person’s electrical outlet on the outside of their home. He not only unashamedly stole someone’s electricity without the owner’s knowledge, but the intruder also decided that the other person’s lawn would be a good place to park.

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Elizabeth Taylor’s custom Rolls Royce convertible could fetch up to $7 million at an auction on August 6.

The actress’ beloved vehicle, nicknamed Green Goddess, was custom-made and has become a legend in the antique car community. 

Taylor’s relationship with Green Goddess lasted longer than any of her marriages—and that includes both periods with Burton combined. The automobile was sold in 1978 to its current owner, a West Coast resident who meticulously maintained it for almost 40 years. Thus, the Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II has had only two owners for 58 years, with 40,644 miles on it. Without its link to the Oscar-winning screen star, this rare vehicle might be worth around $700,000. However, with Taylor’s enduring fame it could change hands for $7 million at its auction in August.

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Chinese researchers want to use garbage to fuel high-tech missiles and aircraft. Is that even possible?

The scientists designed a process that could convert agricultural biowaste, plant scraps from agriculture and timber harvesting, into quality jet fuel, which may help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from airplanes and rockets.

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