Today’s launch has been scrubbed due to a Helium leak on Falcon 9’s first stage. A fix will be implemented by the next launch opportunity on Friday April 18, though weather on that date isn’t ideal. Check back here for updates.
Last one wasn't Spacex's fault. This one probably is......
--1 Billion authorized shared to be able to prevent a hostile takeover and maintain control of the company.
It will still be a $15 mill company... So they buy shares cheaper. And get #$%$ shareholders from diluted shares......
Lithium sulphur graphene - a battery breakthrough?
A new battery under development promises to store twice as much and power an electric vehicle for more than 300 miles
Lithium-ion battery cathode comprised of sandwiched layers of graphene has demonstrated 1,500 cycles without deterioration and double the energy density of today's cells.
It will have a smaller battery, but it won't lose as much range because it will give more miles per KWH...... As I remember, it will get 200MIle range....(as I remember)
OK, for the 400th time....
A less than prime Tesla battery while not so good for a car, it will be GREAT for powering a home. It will give the homeowner an affordable battery AND give the Tesla owner a GREAT trade in for a brand new battery. The market for used batteries will be HUGE.....
- Finally, at 30 months from the filing date of the international application or from the earliest priority date of the application if a priority is claimed, the international phase ends and the international application enters in national and regional phase.
SOLAR3D PATENT STATUS REPORT: APRIL 5 2014
There are 2 phases.
- Filing an international patent application with a suitable patent office, called a Receiving Office (RO).
- International filing date obtained.
- A search or international search is then made by an authorised International Searching Authority (ISA).
- The search results in an International Search Report (ISR), together with a written opinion regarding patentability.
- The ISR is supposed to be provided by the ISA to the applicant 9 months after filing of the application in the event of a first filing (and 16 months after the priority date in the event of a subsequent filing (i.e., claiming the priority of a first filing)). Delays may occur, even to the point where the ISR is not received by the 30/31-month national phase deadline.
- The ISR is published together with the international application (or as soon as possible afterwards). It's initially confidential, then made available in the form of an International Preliminary Report on Patentability (Chapter I of the Patent Cooperation Treaty, or IPRP Chapter I), within 30 months of the filing date or a priority date.
- 18 months after the filing date OR the priority date, the international application is published by the International Bureau at the WIPO, based in Geneva, Switzerland.
- From the publication of the international application until 28 months after the priority date, any third party may file observations regarding the novelty and inventive step of the invention. The observations may be submitted anonymously, and no fee is due for filing such observations.
They have added a bunch of shares diluting the stock price..... Instead of 191 mil shares there is now 275 mil shares out there........ So if the company is worth $16 mil makes the stock price .06.....
-You should just condense your responses and arguments to logic and common sense to
-"because Elon says so"... as that is your underlying rationale.
But that's not the case. And decent plans for an of the grid home requires batteries. And it's obvious that the best future plan-FOR NOW is LION batteries. Lead-Acid batteries are expensive and require maintenance. LION batteries are maint free. Again as posted here before, batteries for homes will do fine with used car batteries and will lower car battery costs. And car batteries will lower home battery costs.
-Battery manufacturers are skeptical that a factory that size will accomplish the goal of producing a 30% cheaper battery.
A cheaper battery is a negative to battery manufacturers, but a BIG positive to Tesla.
-there is no way that Tesla can meet expected
That is WHY Elon Musk is where he is and we are where we are. Like he said, ANYTHING is possible. He will not only build batteries, he will develop batteries and charging systems..... He is a leader NOW, and will be THE leader in the future.
Let me see. He will build batteries for Teslas. He will develop batteries for other cars. He will build batteries for millions of homes. He will build batteries for businesses etc etc.
He might even build a second factory.
The USA and the world!
Growth is unlimited!
60 minutes busted...
CBS's recently maligned "60 Minutes" is again mired in controversy.
During the feature, attentive viewers noticed something truly odd, less than a minute in.
CBS dubbed audio of a high-revving gas engine changing gears through a conventional gearbox over footage of the all-electric Model S.
According to the Associated Press, CBS has admitted to an "audio error" made by an editor. CBS spokesperson Kevin Tedesco told the AP the erroneous audio has been edited out of the online edition of the interview.
Tesla Motors has what might just be the world’s best car in the Model S, and a more versatile version of that chassis in the Model X, but it doesn’t have a car for the masses. That particular vehicle might be closer than we first thought, with an early 2015 unveiling apparently possible.
According to the LA Times, Tesla’s third-generation passenger car — after the Tesla Roadster, and the platform-sharing Model S and Model X — is on track for a 2016-17 launch window. That’s slightly sooner than we were expecting, with a possible debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show meaning the car might even go on sale, in North America at least, by the end of that year. Australian availability will almost certainly be delayed, of course, but we’d put a dollar on the car making its way Down Under by the end of 2016.
Tesla’s future electric car, unofficially called the Model E after Tesla filed for a trade mark on the title, should have a battery capable of around 320km of travel on a single charge, and should be 20 per cent smaller than the Model S — but all of these stats are largely conjecture cobbled together from various executive and engineering interviews with company staff.
Similar conjecture has pegged the price around US$30,000, so given Tesla’s price parity policy and the usual import tariffs, we’re expecting a locally landed price starting at around $50,000 — not cheap, but affordable, and much more so than the $100,000-plus Model S luxury sedan. [LA Times]
Hey, THAT is near ME! Scum!