Archives for May 2016

Tesla Gigafactory in Production

Production of batteries has begun at Elon Musk’s gigantic Gigafactory in Northern Nevada. Bloomberg reported that the $5 billion factory is already churning out Powerwall home batteries.

The factory will turn nickel, cobalt, aluminum, lithium and silicon into the batteries for the half million cars; Musk claims Tesla will build by 2018, just two years from now. Currently the factory is only making battery packs for home and commercial use.

The Gigactoary

US House Investigates LENR, Hyperloop Technology Demonstrated

The United States Congress is investigating the US Defense Department’s work on low energy nuclear reaction (LENR).

Popular Mechanics reported that the Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives (the lower chamber of Congress) has requested a briefing on the Pentagon’s LENR research. The briefing from the US Secretary of Defense is supposed to take place September 22, 2016. The Committee is apparently interested in work that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA); and the US Navy reportedly did on LENR.