Often described as a prophet and visionary, world-renowned Sci-Fi writer and futurologist Stanisław Lem is the world’s most often translated Polish writer, whose book Solaris was perhaps his internationally best known work, twice made into a film, most recently directed by Steven Soderbergh with George Clooney in the starring role. His recognition is such that it was recently announced that European Space Agency astronauts travelling on Elon Musk’s SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft will honour Lem in space as part of their six-month mission.
Lech Kaniuk, CEO of solar panel roof company SunRoof pulled billionaire Musk up over claims that his Tesla roofs were cheapest by pointing out that SunRoof not only did them cheaper but also better.
The entrepreneur has raised the possibility of using nuclear bombs to blast the planet’s poles as a means of terraforming.
For now, it is unclear where the service centres might be built. Specialist website elektrowoz.pl suggests that at least two locations will be chosen, such as Poznań and Kraków, with Wrocław, Rzeszów and Katowice also possibilities.
Engineers from the Warsaw University of Technology which started the Hyper Poland company after advancing to the finals of Elon Musk’s Hyper Pod Competition in 2016, plan to use the funds on research and perfecting their technology.
A retractable system will slowly cause the satellite to burn up, helping reduce the satellite’s lifetime from over fifteen years down to a dozen or so months. If the experiment works it will be a major victory in the fight against space debris.
Imagine waking up in Łódź, going to work in Warsaw, having a quick meeting with a client in Wrocław and seeing a play in Kraków in the evening. A simple plan like this would require covering 1,200 km, but you would only spend an hour commuting. All this could be possible by 2030, with the construction of Hyperloop in Poland.