Tesla boss Musk 'optimistic' on SolarCity takeover

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Tesla founder Elon Musk backs shareholders to approve its $2.6bn (£2.1bn) deal for solar panel company SolarCity.
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Ministers said plans to extract iron near a penguin reserve lacked sufficient environmental guarantees.
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Drone footage has revealed the latest look of Tesla's Gigafactory located in Sparks, Nevada. Once completed in 2020, it's set to become one of the biggest buildings in the world.
It is now officially out of developer beta and part of Android Open Source Project, meaning it will be rolling out over the next few months and some users can get a pre-commercial version today.
From astronauts aboard the International Space Station to satellites orbiting the Earth, NASA has revealed a collection of incredible eclipse images.
The device has temperature sensors that detect ‘hot spots’ on the soles of feet, which indicate an ulcer may develop in a few days or weeks.
The TIKAD drone, which was tested on a target in Israel in 2015, is remotely-operated and can fire military weapons, including rifles and grenade launchers. It is being pitched to the US military.
Researchers have developed milk capsule that dissolve when placed in a hot drink. They are similar to sugar cubes feature both sweetened and lightly sweetened options.
The total eclipse of the sun on Monday was a family affair for President Trump, who viewed the the action from the terrace of the White House alongside First Lady Melania and their son Barron.
The company prematurely listed the U.S. unlocked version of the phone on its online store Friday, just days ahead of the launch. While the link didn't work, the official image revealed some clues.
Skywatchers in the US are treated to a spectacular coast-to-coast eclipse.
Researchers from the University of Colorado Boulder, used computers to model what Earth might have looked like after a large asteroid struck what is now the Yucatán Peninsula.
The moon’s interior is an extremely dry place, according to the University of California San Diego, which supports the theory the satellite was formed when a planet crashed into earth.
The latest version of Android adds new features to help people tackle "notification diarrhoea".
Brian Hedeen, president of manufacturer Viridan Weapon Technologies, said the footage would 'provide that missing piece of evidence'.
The company's VR arm Oculus applied for a patent for AR glasses that would allow wearers to see virtual objects - and presumably Facebook posts and notifications - in the real world.
Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology in Australia looked at the activation of reward-processing brain regions at various times throughout the day.
The total solar eclipse began in Oregon at just after 9am PDT and will travel from coast to coast over the next 90 minutes, ending just before 3pm EDT in South Carolina.
Skywatchers in the US are taking in the first coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918.
An international team of researchers, led by Stamford University, have shown diamond rain in action for the first time.
TV preacher Jim Bakker said God told him about the impending Apocalypse during his prison stint, and now he sells survival kits of freeze-dried Tex Mex and pasta to his followers.
Nottingham-based vet Amber Pickworth says the modern obsession with staring at screens may be causing pooches to suffer from anxiety and depression (stock image).
In order to avoid conflicts between companies and countries over outer space resources, more work needs to be done on Earth to determine who owns commodities taken from celestial bodies.
The process entails transporting microbial life - such as bacteria or algae - to Mars. The organisms would use Martian soil as fuel to pump out oxygen, which could then be harvested.
The strange-looking creature (pictured) was born in the San Juan y Martinez area of western Cuba's Pinar del Rio Province.
The maths sums are from the new Asian-style maths teaching techniques that many British schools are starting to weave into their own lesson plans.
Images posted to Chinese social media site Weibo seem to confirm rumours about the upcoming iPhone 8, expected to be unveiled in September alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus.
Nottingham-based vet Amber Pickworth says the modern obsession with staring at screens may be causing pooches to suffer from anxiety and depression (stock image).
Rain and cloud is forecast today for parts of Iowa, Illinois, Kansas and Wisconsin, obscuring views of the eclipse. The good news for the rest of the US, is it looks like clear and sunny skies.
Norwegian startup Kolos recently went public with its plans to build the world’s biggest datacentre, and the company’s co-CEO explains why community support matters to a project like this
An international team of researchers, led by Stamford University, have shown diamond rain in action for the first time.
Researchers from the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris used atmospheric models to simulate the weather on Mars.
Texas researchers discovered the seed husks are rich in protective compounds which may prevent the growth of malignant tumours and the build-up of fat inside our arteries.
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