All posts on January, 2016

Elon Musk’s big $5.5B bet on Tesla Model 3 launch (and Hasselhof)

As Tesla prepares to launch its “profound” Model 3, CEO Elon Musk exercises some of his countless pre-IPO options. He’s putting $53.5 million of his own cash where his mouth is.

The new electric car will have over 200 miles of battery range and start at $35,000 (before government kickback). Musk wants this to be a no-brainer for the mass market, you’d think.

In IT Blogwatch, bloggers see the zero-point. Not to mention: Hasselhoff

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Tiniest particles shrink before exploding when hit with x-ray laser

Researchers assumed that tiny objects would instantly blow up when hit by extremely intense light from the world’s most powerful X-ray laser. But to their astonishment, these nanoparticles initially shrank instead – a finding that provides a glimpse of the unusual world of superheated nanomaterials that could eventually also help scientists further develop X-ray techniques for taking atomic images of individual molecules.

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