The launch of next batch of satellites of SpaceX's Starlink project was postponed on Saturday due to inclement weather during pre-flight operations. According to SpaceX, the next launch could take place on Tuesday, September 1 from NASA's Kennedy Space Center. Starlink is the next-generation satellite network capable of providing Earth's inhabitants with broadband internet access, Sputnik reported. The project's implementation began in February 2018. In total, it plans to launch about 12,000 satellites. Another 30,000 satellites are set to be put into orbits with altitudes from 328 to 580 kilometres. SpaceX estimated the cost of the project at USD 10 billion.
Elon Musk has revealed that new wireless technology, which he hopes will helppeople with severe neurological conditions, has been implanted into pigs. TheTesla and SpaceX founder showed off the technology during a demonstration fromhis startup Neuralink which appeared aimed at recruiting new staff. Theentrepreneur showed off a prototype of the device, about the size of a largecoin, which had been surgically placed inside several pigs shown in anenclosure behind him. He said of one pig: “We have a healthy and happy pig,initially shy but obviously high energy and, you know, kind of loving life,and she’s had the implant for two months.” He described the chip as “a Fitbitin your skull with tiny wires”. He said: “The neurons are like wiring, and yousort of need an electronic thing to solve an electronic problem.”
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The wealth of 643 of US' richest billionaires rose from $2.95 trillion to $3.8 trillion between March 18 and September 15. This marks a 29% increase over those six months. That's according to a report by the Institute for Policy Studies and Americans for Tax Fairness said. Tesla founder Elon Musk's wealth increased by 273% in the period to $92 billion. Jeff Bezos wealth increased 64.8%, from $113 billion to $182. Mark Zuckerberg's wealth increased from $54 billion to $100.
On Wednesday, Tesla shares rallied as much as 10%. The rally added about $32 billion in market value to the company. Other tech stocks like Apple, Amazon were also in the green after the Nasdaq tumbled a record 10% in three trading days. On Tuesday, Elon Musk's Tesla saw its stock price plunge 21%, erasing $82 billion from its market capitalization. Business Insider reports that Tesla completed a $5 billion share sale and a five-for-one stock split last week.
Elon Musk was seen arriving at an industrial estate in Berlin on Wednesday as he appears to be opening a new front in the European battle for electric car supremacy: the power behind the wheel. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.
A group of Hong Kong families on Saturday demanded the urgent return of their activist relatives detained last month by mainland Chinese authorities as they tried to flee the city by boat to Taiwan. Fred Katayama reports.