TAG: elon musk

How Do Solar Panels Work?

Image

You’ve undoubtedly asked yourself this question many a time over the years, and simply forgot to Google it when you got home. No worries–we’ve got you covered. A short piece on “How It’s Made” on the Discovery channel explained in simple terms how we use solar panels to convert sunlight into energy. Check it: Solar power companies used to be a novelty a few decades ago, with many scoffers and naysayers for entrepreneurial spirits to deal with on their quest to introduce the future to us. Nowadays, these companies are nearly a dime-a-dozen here in the U.S., especially in the… read more

TED Talks With Visionary Elon Musk

Image

Elon Musk, the famous South African entrepreneur and visionary, sat down with TED a few months ago to talk about his latest projects and his goals for the future. If you don’t know the name, perhaps you’ll recognize his career achievements. He’s the creator of the Tesla Model S electric car (that incidentally won Motor Trends Car of The Year for 2013), the founder of SolarCity which leases solar energy, and the creator of the SpaceX reusable rocket. Have a thought? Share it in the comments below.

Elon Musk Promises Open Source High Speed Transport

Elon Musk

Building a better and more sustainable transportation system will take a lot of work on all fronts, including better planes, trains, automobiles, and boats, but it might also take a new type of transportation entirely. And Elon Musk, of Tesla, PayPal, and SpaceX fame, says he’s ready to deliver one. According to Musk’s Twitter feed, he plans to publish his designs for what he refers to as “the fifth mode” of transportation by August 12th. Will publish Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12. Critical feedback for improvements would be much appreciated. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) July 15, 2013 According to… read more

Famous Entrepreneurs Help Save The World

Richard Branson in front of a Virgin Plane

The majority of the successful entrepreneurs we hear about everyday didn’t receive their wealth or fame by advocating on behalf of our planet, but some of the most notable in the business world are so popular for this very reason. Depending on their industry, branching out to matters of ecological concern would seem rather out of place, though not unwelcome. Then again, if you’re a few of the names below, this would seem completely in character for you. Blacklemag is proud to present a list of wealthy individuals we feel are doing their part to clean up our planet. Sir… read more

The Race into Space

Space travel

During the early 2000’s, unbeknownst to the general public, the next great space race was taking place. Companies such as Richard Branson’s ‘Virgin Galactic’, Jeff Bezos’ ‘Blue Origin’, and Elon Musk’s ‘Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) were all vying for a long-term contract with NASA. The United States space program had long decided to retire their fleet of Space Shuttles, and replace them with a yet-to-be-created transportation system in between 2010 and 2020. Thus competition between these private industry space moguls began. Virgin Galactic made its historic private flight into space in 2004, and the race was on. In 2012 SpaceX made… read more