Earlier tonight, Tesla held an event to show off the new Tesla Semi. It’s the safest, most comfortable truck ever with four independent motors for maximum power and acceleration and low cost per mile. Check out a lot more details here: Tesla Semi
The big news however, came towards the end where Elon Musk showed off the new Tesla Roadster!
The Tesla Roadster is the quickest car in the world, with record-setting acceleration, range and performance – designed for Performance and Aero Efficiency.
It can go from 0-60mph in just 1.9 seconds with a top speed over 250 miles per hour with a mind blowing 620 mile range on a single charge.
The Pine Island glacier and the Thwaites glacier are rapidly shedding their ice into the Amundsen Sea. Check out the source for animated imagery.
Two of the frozen continent’s fastest-moving glaciers are shedding an increasing amount of ice into the Amundsen Sea each year.
The Pine Island and Thwaites glaciers are among the most critical in the world. They are currently holding back ice that, if melted, would raise the world’s oceans by nearly four feet over centuries, an amount that would put many coastal cities underwater.
Scientists have captured footage of arctic jellyfish slithering along the bottom of the Chukchi Sea.
Finding arctic jellyfish at such a cold time of the year came as something of a surprise because this particular species, which is known as Chrysaora melanaster or ‘northern sea nettle’, was previously thought to be too fragile to survive the winter months in its adult form.
“Maybe your business has failed or your venture gone off track. Maybe you were supposed to be the next Steve Jobs, but it’s all gone bad. For whatever reason, you find yourself in a place you never imagined–rock bottom.
But failure is not fatal and rock bottom is not forever, unless you make it so. There are very important lessons to learn when you’ve hit rock bottom. Here are nine of the most important:
1. You’re may not be who you thought you were. When you’re down and out, you’re forced to confront yourself as you probably never have before. It’s when you’re at your most broken and weak that you can dig down through your vulnerabilities to the strength to stand strong. It is in loss and imperfection that you can see how perfectly human you are.
2. The only difference between stepping stones and stumbling blocks is how you use them. Hitting rock bottom is a powerful reminder not to carry your mistakes around with you but to place them under your feet, to turn your stumbling blocks–all you failures, pain, mistakes, and foibles–stepping stones on your way to success.
3. What you thought you wanted may not be what you need. Sometimes painful circumstances turn out, months or years after the fact, to point you in a new direction that you didn’t even know existed before.
4. You stand taller after having been knocked down. When you’ve learned to forget what is gone and appreciate what still remains, you can approach the future with new energy and higher standards. You can be strong because you experienced weakness; you can be fearless because you have experienced fear; you can be wise because you have experienced failure.”
Tesla recently announced their Solar Roof initiative and it is looking like it will ultimately be cheaper than traditional roofing techniques!
Good news for those who have been eyeing Tesla’s new Solar Roof – the company just announced pricing for its photovoltaic tiles, and they come in at just $21.85 per square foot. That’s nearly 20 percent cheaper than a normal roof once you factor in the energy savings and tax credits.
Tesla’s sought-after Solar Roof tiles are made of glass layered over a photovoltaic substrate, and they serve as a replacement for traditional roofing materials. This ensures they look like the “real thing” from the ground – even though they accomplish much more than a standard roof.
Solar power and other alternative energy sources are gaining in popularity and now it’s getting even cheaper!
Prices for new solar power projects are falling so fast that the cheapest prices from 2016 have become the ceiling price for solar today.
The jaw-dropping price of 1.79 cents is not about to become the new ceiling for solar bids — since the market conditions in Saudi Arabia are fairly unique and it’s not clear the bidder, Masdar (owned by the United Arab Emirates) and its French partner EDF would actually make money at that price.
Now, a little over a year later, Saudi Arabia received seven bids even cheaper than the “cheapest unsubsidised electricity ever, anywhere, by any technology.