March 29, 2018

Falcon Heavy Rocket Rocks the Rock Industry

These are the voyages of the Starship Falcon Heavy, whose mission: To boldly go where no roadster (or dummy) has ever gone before. The world’s first act of interplanetary Grand Theft Auto occurred February 6, 2018, when a Tesla Roadster owned by Elon Musk was boosted into orbit by a space suit wearing dummy who reportedly goes by the alias “Starman”. Witnesses reported hearing the suspect play David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars?’ before crossing into the silent vacuum of space, […]
February 12, 2018

Each Launch Brings SpaceX Closer to Their Goal of Mars

SpaceX and founder Elon Musk are far from where they started over a decade ago. Early failed attempts and major setbacks, some of which almost ended the company, only forged company into something more tenacious than the rest; and has brought the Hawthorne, CA-based company closer to their long-term goal of putting a human colony on Mars. In earlier years, it was safe to mock the startup as another overly ambitious stunt, much like Tesla and SolarCity was before electric […]
March 1, 2017

Hydrogen and Electric Cars Are Coming Up, but Combustion Engines Aren’t Going Anywhere

Camless engine technology originally developed by Swedish Hypercar manufacturer Koenigsegg is making its way into the larger consumer market, with examples such as a modified Saab wagon and the Qoros Qamfree concept, demonstrating that combustion engines don’t necessarily have to be discarded to make room for hydrogen or electric powered vehicles. Freevalve technology is still a fairly new concept, and to many, the idea of removing camshafts from a combustion engine would seem impossible, or at least prohibitively difficult. Instead […]