Tag: Gizmodo

Tesla Lost $140 Million on Elon Musk’s Bitcoin Bet Last Year

Photo: Michael Gonzalez (Getty Images) Tesla’s big, bold trillion-and-a-half-dollar bet on bitcoin’s “long-term potential” is starting to look more and more like a dud. The company, at the behest of CEO Elon Musk, purchased $1.5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency back in February. Now, according to two new fillings with the SEC, the company says …

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Defunct Satellite and Rocket Stage Nearly Collide in Potential ‘Worst-Case Scenario’

Conceptual image of space junk in Earth orbit. Illustration: SCIPHO (AP) An old rocket body and military satellite—large pieces of space junk dating back to the Soviet Union—nearly smashed into each other on Friday morning, in an uncomfortable near-miss that would have resulted in thousands of pieces of debris had they collided. LeoLabs, a private …

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Nothing Phone (2) is Coming to the US Sometime This Year

The Nothing Phone (1). Photo: Florence Ion/Gizmodo Nothing, the company behind the light-up Nothing Phone (1), is still nothing in the US, and its CEO wants that to change. Speaking to InverseNothing CEO Carl Pei expressed a renewed focus on competing in the US market with its upcoming second-generation Phone (2). “We decided to make …

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Falcon 9 Rocket Sets New Payload Weight Record During SpaceX Starlink Launch

The Falcon 9, loaded with 56 Starlink satellites, at the moment of ignition, on Thursday, January 25.Screenshots: SpaceX SpaceX’s freakishly reliable Falcon 9 continues to impress. The rocket delivered 56 Starlink satellites to Earth orbit this morning, and with a collective weight of around 17.4 metric tons, it’s now the heaviest payload ever lifted by …

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Large Study Finds Link Between Viral Infections and Future Brain Illness

An illustration of varicella zoster virus, the cause of chickenpox and shingles.Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Common viral infections may be having far-reaching effects on our brain health, new research suggests. The study found a link between dozens of different viral exposures and a later increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other brain disorders. More research will …

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NASA Announces Successful Test of New Propulsion Technology

The rocket engine test occurred at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Image: NASA As NASA gears up for a return to the Moon with the Artemis missions, the administration has announced that its researchers have successfully developed and tested a new type of supersonic rocket engine called a rotating detonation rocket engine. …

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Elon Musk Tries to Tell Tesla Investors Twitter Isn’t a Problem

Elon to Tesla Investors: Twitter is your friend.Photo: Christian Marquardt – Pool (Getty Images) Tesla CEO Elon Musk tried to convince investors that his chaotic ownership of Twitter was actually good for the electric carmaker, despite the fact that Tesla shareholders have seen their stock price plummeted since Musk decided to buy the blue bird …

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