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Elon Musk weighs in on competitor Rivian after the company’s blockbuster IPO, says high production and breakeven cash flow are the ‘true test’


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Behind the scenes with a South Korean competitor in the International Chopin Piano Competition


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Transgender MMA fighter chokes out female competitor in debut match


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Fisker’s Tesla competitor has 400 mile range and charges in just 9 minutes

Fisker’s Tesla competitor has 400 mile range and charges in just 9 minutesHenrik Fisker is a bit of a legend in the automotive design world, so when he announced that he was working on an all-new electric vehicle that would both challenge Tesla's Model S, and serve as the spiritual successor to the Fisker Karma, there was plenty of interest. Fisker first teased the new car in late 2016, but now we have our first real look at the vehicle and it sure is fancy.

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The car, called the Fisker EMotion, will be the first vehicle under the newly formed Fisker Inc. — Fisker sold his Fisker Automotive brand in early 2014, and it was subsequently renamed Karma Automotive — and is one of two planned electric cars from the company, with the second unnamed vehicle being designed for mass market appeal rather than the luxury sector like the EMotion.

The EMotion is definitely a sleek, beautiful car, but what should really get electric car buffs excited is the technology that is packed into it. Fisker says the vehicle is designed with a 400-mile range in mind — beating the sub-350-mile range of the Tesla Model S handily — as well as a fast-charging feature that will allow it to juice up in just nine minutes. That's incredibly fast, but Fisker says the car relies on patent-pending battery technology designed by researchers at UCLA, and abandons the typical lithium-ion battery trend in favor of supercapacitors using graphene.

The car has a top speed of 161 miles per hour, and will be capable of driving autonomously, though its self-driving capabilities may not be activated until after its retail launch. Pricing and other minor details are still unclear.



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Former 'Dancing with the Stars' competitor named Secretary of Oops, we mean Energy

Former 'Dancing with the Stars' competitor named Secretary of Oops, we mean EnergyRick Perry is now in charge of the very department he couldn't even remember: the U.S. Department of Energy. But don't worry, Perry, everyone else has remembered your embarrassing gaffe for you.  In honor of Perry's confirmation as Energy Secretary in President Donald Trump's cabinet, someone on Capitol Hill had some fun with his Wikipedia page. Instead of displaying his new title, "Secretary of Energy" he was briefly described as "Secretary of Oops." Rick Perry's Wikipedia page — briefly. Image: wikipedia The edit came from a computer inside the House of Representatives, which is a glorious turn of events.  Rick Perry Wikipedia article edited anonymously from US House of Representatives t.co/aiEmCUE5YB — congress-edits (@congressedits) March 2, 2017 The switcheroo is almost as good as when the former Texas governor forgot the name of this very agency (and literally said "Oops" about the brain fart during a debate) that he pledged to eliminate while running for president in the 2012 election. Even if the Wikipedia page has been changed back to the technically correct title, the internet is still enjoying this moment. Rick Perry has just been confirmed as Secretary of Oops … I mean Energy. pic.twitter.com/bI0zh4hhI8 — Rich Clark (@VTpollster) March 2, 2017 Just heard that Rick Perry was confirmed as…uh…secretary of, uh…I just had it…uuuuuh…Oops.#oops #Trump #NeverForget #heforgot — Christopher Kipiniak (@ckipiniak) March 2, 2017 Rick Perry is now the Secretary of Energy. Or as he likes to call it: "I can't. The third one, I can't. Sorry. Oops." t.co/lRUOD3AAXa — Carol Fitzpatrick (@crl_fitzpatrick) March 2, 2017 Rick Perry confirmed to run @ENERGY? Oops. pic.twitter.com/qNvMZlJwA1 — Daniel Johnson-Kim (@djjkim) March 2, 2017 Rick Perry: Hey, I was just confirmed as head of the EPAAmerica: OOPS — ✊ WiseGuyEddie (@WiseGuyEddie) March 2, 2017 Rick Perry has been confirmed as the Secretary of… uh… uh… oops. — Gary Oldham (@garytx) March 2, 2017 Now is also a good time to reflect on Perry's recent career moves. Remember this is the guy who was on the reality show
Dancing With the Stars (he finished in 12th place during Season 23) and has a tenuous relationship with science.  Rick Perry confirmed as secretary of energy. pic.twitter.com/W4Sp2C6fEc — Alexandra Witze (@alexwitze) March 2, 2017 After a 62-37 Senate vote Thursday, Perry will now be in charge of the largest funder of physics research in the country and head an agency that is focused on climate research data, but he doesn't recognize climate science findings.  Oops is right.  BONUS: Behold, the Trump mask.



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