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Review: Let There Be Light, When Modern Science and Spiritual Quests Meet

21 September 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Screen Anarchy | See recent Screen Anarchy news »

There is something magnificent about human endeavours that require several lifetimes to achieve. The Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família in Barcelona was started in 1888 by architect Antoni Gaudí, but he will have been dead for 100 years before this Catholic church, the crowning achievement of his career, is completed. How does an idea hang on for so long, and more importantly, who and how does the physical realization of that idea happen? When society talks about clean energy, images of wind turbines and solar panels immediately spring to mind. Private billionaires like Elon Musk are seen as the public face of 'a better future.' And yet one of the earliest scientific ideas for green power is actually nuclear fusion, and for...

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‘The Current War’ Star Michael Shannon Calls Nikola Tesla a ‘Rock Star’ (Exclusive Video)

18 September 2017 6:22 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

In The Weinstein Company’s “The Current War,” contemporary leading men Michael Shannon, Benedict Cumberbatch and Nicholas Hoult play some of yesteryear’s literal megawatt stars, as they compete to determine whose electrical system will power the world. And while the film focuses on the battle between George Westinghouse (Shannon) and Thomas Edison (Cumberbatch), Nicholas Hoult’s Nikola Tesla may have faced the most pressure — after Elon Musk helped make his character a household name. “I think Nick was really in the hot seat,” Shannon told TheWrap CEO and editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman at the Toronto International Film Festival. “Because Tesla’s, »

- Matt Pressberg

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Elon Musk Shares SpaceX Blooper Reel: ‘How Not to Land an Orbital Rocket Booster’ (Video)

14 September 2017 1:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

If this whole rocket launching and getting humanity to Mars business doesn’t work out, Elon Musk at least has a future in deadpan comedy. The SpaceX CEO shared a blooper reel on Thursday showing the company’s many failed rocket landings — and his running commentary over them is half of the fun. “It’s just a scratch,” Musk said at one point, looking over the steaming wreckage of a destroyed aircraft. Also Read: Elon Musk's Tesla-Powered Hyperloop Hits 220 Mph, Sets New Record Musk had a few more zingers from the approximately two-minute clip. As another rocket crashes and burns: “Well, »

- Sean Burch

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Netflix Reveals How It Develops Your Content With ‘Lady Dynamite’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer — Watch

7 September 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Comedian Maria Bamford is never predictable, but she’s always fearless — which is maybe why she’s the only one with the bravery to show us exactly how Netflix goes about greenlighting its new productions, as we see in the video below. Spoiler alert: Both algorithms and Ana Gastmeyer are involved.

However it might happen, the good news is that it means a new season of “Lady Dynamite” is premiering soon! Per the official Netflix release:

This season finds our precious Maria embarking on her greatest adventure ever — love. Maria will use all the wrong lessons learned in childhood as she navigates her new relationship status with family, friends and pugs.  She also lands a new gig at a streaming network that may or may not be owned by Elon Musk.

Season 1 of the critically acclaimed comedy, created by Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, premiered in May 2016, meaning that like many Netflix projects, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Netflix Reveals How It Develops Your Content With ‘Lady Dynamite’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer — Watch

7 September 2017 12:37 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Comedian Maria Bamford is never predictable, but she’s always fearless — which is maybe why she’s the only one with the bravery to show us exactly how Netflix goes about greenlighting its new productions, as we see in the video below. Spoiler alert: Both algorithms and Ana Gastmeyer are involved.

However it might happen, the good news is that it means a new season of “Lady Dynamite” is premiering soon! Per the official Netflix release:

This season finds our precious Maria embarking on her greatest adventure ever — love. Maria will use all the wrong lessons learned in childhood as she navigates her new relationship status with family, friends and pugs.  She also lands a new gig at a streaming network that may or may not be owned by Elon Musk.

Season 1 of the critically acclaimed comedy, created by Pam Brady and Mitch Hurwitz, premiered in May 2016, meaning that like many Netflix projects, »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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Science of Scares: The Summer of Unreality

31 August 2017 1:09 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

So many things have made this summer feel as though we’re living in an alternate reality, walking around in a daze under record-high temperatures, preparing for nuclear warfare, and secretly hoping the total solar eclipse was just a cover for aliens coming to claim Earth and solve all of our problems. But really, it doesn’t take much to push the human mind off the cliff of reality, to go from a casual stroll down the block to believing you’re wandering around lost in the sewer pipes of Derry, Maine with the rest of the Losers’ Club. That’s exactly where I found myself this past weekend, courtesy of the It Virtual Reality Float experience, which fittingly made its first stop right outside the city of brotherly love. We’re coming to save you, Georgie!

The experience began by entering the bus with seven other Losers and waiting inside a makeshift sewer, »

- Margee Kerr

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Elon Musk’s Tesla-Powered Hyperloop Hits 220 Mph, Sets New Record

31 August 2017 8:24 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With the winning team reaching a top speed of 201 m.p.h. earlier this week for its student Hyperloop competition, Elon Musk and SpaceX — his Los Angeles-based rocket company — wanted to give their own shuttle a spin. And boy, did they ever. A “pusher pod” designed by Tesla — Musk’s popular electric car company — helped give the students a starting boost during the competition. Then Musk unleashed the Tesla pusher pod on its own, and shared on Instagram that it hit 220 m.p.h. — making it the fastest Hyperloop trial to date. “Kind of like racing with a tugboat,” »

- Sean Burch

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Elon Musk Shows What a 200 Mph Hyperloop Ride Looks Like (Video)

28 August 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Elon Musk just showed us what it looks like shooting through a real life Batcave at 200 miles per hour. SpaceX held its second annual Hyperloop Pod competition on Sunday in Los Angeles, pitting design teams against one another in an effort to make the fastest underground sled. The winner was Warr, built by students from Technical University of Munich, which jetted up to 201 mph (or 324 kmh for our Euro readers) during its run — and Musk shared a first-person look on his Twitter account. Hyperloop pod run by team Warr pic.twitter.com/ntaMsoxkZE — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) August 28, 2017 Also Read: »

- Sean Burch

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Elon Musk’s Boring Company Gets Green Light to Build Underground Tunnel

25 August 2017 8:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step — or in Elon Musk’s case, a single tunnel. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has just received approval from a Southern California city to start building a two-mile underground tunnel for his “side project,” The Boring Company — which is aiming to alleviate traffic through a network of subterranean shuttles and tunnels. The City Council of Hawthorne — the SoCal headquarters for SpaceX and Boring Co. — voted four-to-one in favor of letting Musk dig a test tunnel 44-feet below ground, according to The Verge. Until now, The Boring Company was »

- Sean Burch

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Bill Gates Just Invested in This ‘Clean Meat’ Startup

23 August 2017 12:33 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Memphis Meats — a Bay Area-based startup that specializes in making “clean meat” — has just raised $17 million in a Series A round, with former Microsoft head honcho Bill Gates headlining its group of investors. The cash infusion was led by Dfj Venture Capital, and included other big names, like Virgin founder Richard Branson and tech entrepreneur Kimbal Musk (Elon Musk’s brother). On its website, Memphis Meats says it’s looking to bring “real meat — without the animal — to the table.” The startup takes animal cells and grows its meat in a lab, using sugar and other nutrients to »

- Sean Burch

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Elon Musk Reveals First SpaceX Space Suit

23 August 2017 11:18 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Elon Musk has unveiled our first look at the sleek SpaceX space suit and it looks awesome. A few years ago, supposed mockups of the space suit were leaked on Reddit. The new space suit looks similar to the leaks, but with some pretty big changes. Musk did not offer any other information besides saying that the suit is real and fully functioning, but did promise that more information was to be announced soon, much to the delight of space enthusiasts all around the world.

The picture of the new SpaceX space suit comes to us via Musk's official Instagram page and it is the real deal. Musk notes that the suit is not a mockup, but a fully functioning suit that has been tested in double vacuum pressure setting. The suit is white with black highlights that resemble space suits of old while looking into the future. Musk stated »

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Elon Musk Debuts SpaceX Spacesuit and Twitter Loves It: ‘I’m Losing my S–t!’

23 August 2017 8:03 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

This isn’t Buzz Aldrin’s spacesuit. Elon Musk — when he’s not working on getting the world off fossil fuels at Tesla — is working on getting humanity to Mars at SpaceX, his Los Angeles-based rocket company. And on Wednesday, he shared on his Instagram account a first look at their nifty new spacesuit. First picture of SpaceX spacesuit. More in days to follow. Worth noting that this actually works (not a mockup). Already tested to double vacuum pressure. Was incredibly hard to balance esthetics and function. Easy to do either separately. A post shared by Elon Musk (@elonmusk) on »

- Sean Burch

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Elon Musk Warns U.N. of Terminator Doomsday and Real-Life Killer Robots

23 August 2017 7:41 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

We are living in desperate times. But perhaps more threatening than a nuclear war with North Korea is the uprising of killer robots. Will we see a Terminator style doomsday in our lifetime? That's entirely possible. At least according to Elon Musk. The Tesla and SpaceX CEO has issued a dire warning to the U.N. They need to consider saving the human race before it's too late.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day has been on the minds of movie fans lately, with James Cameron recently converting the movie to 3D. Its images of Apocalyptic killer robot warfare more crystal clear in 4K resolution than ever before. But could the movie actually come true? Over 100 A.I. experts, which include Academics and industry leaders, have banded together with Elon Musk to warn the U.N. and the rest of the world that there truly is the possibility that intelligent machines could »

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The Machines Are Coming: Elon Musk Calls on Un to Ban all AI Weapons

22 August 2017 7:00 PM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Asking any country to ban weaponry in any regard is a bit naive, but not stupid. It’s naive simply because countries will not just hand over or disarm themselves in order to prevent what Could happen. Even if that’s not quite what Elon Musk is asking for it is a perception that is bound to be experienced by one or more world leaders. The disarmament of a country is akin to asking it to take a seat and depend on the good will of other countries to do nothing to it. But then again, allowing AI to dictate the flow

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Elon Musk Warns Against 'Terminator 2' Style Robot Machine War

21 August 2017 10:49 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Elon Musk delivered a serious warning to the United Nations that essentially goes like this ... Beware The Killer Robots!!! The genius behind Tesla, SpaceX and don't forget PayPal signed an open letter to the U.N. Convention on Certain Conventional Weapons ... the body is taking up autonomous weapons, including drones, tanks and machine guns. Musk, who has warned about the dangers of A.I. before, said, "Lethal autonomous weapons threaten to become the third revolution in warfare. »

- TMZ Staff

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Mayweather/McGregor Fight Attracts a Slew of Big Celebrities

18 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

The Floyd Mayweather/Conor McGregor fight will be riddled with celebrities ... and TMZ Sports knows some who will be front and center. Here's a partial list: -- Angelina Jolie -- Drake -- Elon Musk -- Diddy -- Mark Wahlberg -- Denzel Washington -- Charlize Theron -- LL Cool J -- Jamie Foxx -- LeBron James -- Bob Kraft -- Rick Ross -- Adam Levine -- Michael Bay -- Avicii -- Jeff Beacher There are other »

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Elon Musk’s Mom Is A Model From Saskatchewan With A Gorgeous Instagram Account

17 August 2017 7:26 AM, PDT | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Elon Musk is one of the most famous tech entrepreneurs in the world, but what you may not have known is he’s also part-Canadian, and that his mom is a model, born in Canada. Maye Musk was born in Regina, and according to the Huffington Post she and her twin sister moved with their family to […] »

- Corey Atad

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President Trump Lashes Out at Black CEO Who Resigned over Charlottesville Response

14 August 2017 8:22 AM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Donald Trump is lashing out at an African-American pharma mogul who resigned from the president’s manufacturing council to protest Trump’s response to the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the weekend.

“Now that Ken Frazier of Merck Pharma has resigned from President’s Manufacturing Council, he will have more time to Lower Ripoff Drug Prices!” Trump tweeted on Monday.

The message came just hours after Merck CEO Frazier announced his resignation from the American Manufacturing Council in a statement, noting that he was taking “a stand against intolerance and extremism.”

“America’s leaders must honor our »

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Noel Edmonds: TV's emperor of folly

14 August 2017 5:46 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

As a man, he’s deeply offensive. And now, a desperate new demi-game show called Cheap Cheap Cheap takes his awfulness to its logical conclusion. Sit tight …

Like Batman, Noel Edmonds functions better as an idea than a person. Take him solely on his actions – like opening a theme park based on a faddy gimmick, attempting to literally purchase the BBC, and calling internet radio stations that only play disembodied laughter “one of the most exciting business tools of all time” – and he comes across as an emperor of folly; the Elon Musk of nonsense.

Of course, this is substantially diluted by the things he’s said as an actual human man, like his spectacularly offensive views on cancer. As a man, Edmonds is worse than awful. But as an idea – as a pure, inhuman concept – he soars.

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- Stuart Heritage

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Five of the Coolest Fictional Supercomputers in Movies

14 August 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

The past few decades have brought some insane advances in Artificial Intelligence and filmmakers have capitalized on the possibilities of what may one day exist in real life. Some of the scariest supercomputers in movies have had the capability to reason and even take over the world.  And now, in our society, it’s getting to the point that even the most brilliant minds in the world like Elon Musk are worried that these movie scenarios might one day become real. Here are five of the coolest fictional super computers in movies. 1. Hal 9000 – “” Stanley Kubric and Arthur

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