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Tesla has seen better days.

The automotive company is expected to report disappointing sales of the Tesla Model 3 car to investors on Monday. To add even more concern, a parked Tesla vehicle suddenly exploded in a Shanghai carpark. There were fortunately no fatalities, but the danger presented is deeply concerning.

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From a star-studded selfie to a kid who just wants some nuggets, Twitter users have often mobilized to magnify content, creating some of pop culture's most notable moments.

While those have previously held the records for most retweets ever, they've just been dethroned by Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezawa, founder of the clothing company Zozotown and a soon-to-be passenger to the moon via Spacex's space tourism initiative. With the incentive Maezawa is offering, it's easy to see why his tweet went viral.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, Dennis Stanton Avery and Sally Tsui Wong-Avery Director of Research, University of Cambridge as he and Yuri Milner host press conference to announce Breakthrough Starshot, a new space exploration initiative, at One World Observatory on April 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Breakthrough Prize Foundation)

The renowned British scientist Stephen Hawking died in 2018, but he’s still talking to us. His parting words to humanity have just been released, in the form of recorded excerpts from his last book, Brief Answers to Big Questions. Here’s what he has to say.

First, we have to stop ignoring climate change or we will be doomed, said Hawking. “A rise in ocean temperature would melt the ice caps and cause the release of large amounts of carbon dioxide,” Hawking said. “Both effects could make our climate like that of Venus with a temperature of 250C.”

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Tesla’s headlines (and stock price) aren’t as rosy as they once were, but that hasn’t sunk Elon Musk’s buoyant spirit. Musk is still confident in his electric car company, of course, but he’s also pushing forward with other, even more futuristic transportation projects.

In addition to the Hyperloop project still in development in Hawthorne, California, Musk has announced a smaller scale Loop concept that could solve the chronic “soul-destroying traffic” issues in Los Angeles and beyond. Speaking in his capacity as the chief executive of the Boring Company, Musk described to attendees of a talk at a Los Angeles synagogue his vision for an all-electric, subterranean pedestrian transport system that would whisk users from downtown Los Angeles to LAX in eight minutes, for just $1 each.

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Elon Musk gives a speech at the Powerpack Celebration in South Australia on September 29, 2017. (Screenshot via Youtube)

Riding high after a $50 million bet by Elon Musk that Tesla would be able to install the world’s largest battery system in South Australia in under 100 days, the massive Powerpack is now proving its worth.

The Loy Yang A 3 coal power plant in Victoria is one of the biggest power plants in Australia. On two different occasions, Loy Yang’s power grid experienced an outage, and both times, Tesla’s Powerpack battery was able to stabilize it within milliseconds, an especially impressive feat given that the coal plant is over 620 miles away.

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At some point each of us needs to decide what happens to our remains after we die.

A British company called Ascension Flights, established by two graduates from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, have launched a unique business based on the most unexpected of concepts. Ascension Flights will hurl the remains of your loved ones into space.

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ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 29: Elon Musk during his presenation at the Tesla Powerpack Launch Event at Hornsdale Wind Farm on September 29, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. Tesla will build the world's largest lithium ion battery after coming to an agreement with the South Australian government. The Powerpack project will be capable of an output of 100 megawatts (MW) of power at a time and the huge battery will be able to store 129 megawatt hours (MWh) of energy. Tesla CEO Elon Musk has promised to build the Powerpack in 100 days, or he will deliver it for free. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Elon Musk, of Telsa and SpaceX fame, is a man who recognizes no technological boundaries: his projects have included colonizing Mars, slowing climate change and revolutionizing transportation. But according to him, his most significant venture will be gaining international cooperation to ban a specific branch of artificial intelligence (AI), autonomous weapons—before it’s too late.

Open Letter to UN

Musk and Mustafa Suleyman, of Google’s parent company Alphabet, led a group of 116 AI and robotics experts from 26 nations in an open letter (the “2017 letter”) calling for the ban of lethal autonomous weapons, often called killer robots. This is the first time leaders in the AI and robotics industries have joined forces on this issue with researchers such as Stephen Hawking, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak, and Noam Chomsky.

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