Collaborating Authors

Proposed changes could mean less red tape when setting up a data centre in NSW


Under a suite of proposed reforms to planning rules and complying development put forward by the New South Wales government, it may soon be easier and faster to set up a data centre in the state. The NSW government has recommended that changes be made to state environmental planning codes. Some of these changes include allowing data centres to be set up as a complying development subject to strict conditions and introducing a design guide for specific developments, like data centres. "Each data centre development directly contributes as much as AU$1 billion in construction and fit-out costs to the NSW economy and forms critical infrastructure for the information technology sector," the state government outlined in its Explanation of Intended Effect (EIE) [PDF]. "The need for data centres has been growing since the invention of the internet … the COVID-19 pandemic has sped up this demand … the department and councils, have seen a rise in the number of data centre development ...

Elon Musk claims that flying cars will never take off

Daily Mail - Science & tech

He is famous for his believes tubes and tunnels are the future of transport - and now Elon Musk has claimed flying cars will never take off. The SpaceX and Tesla founder has revealed his thoughts on the Jetsons sci fi dream. 'Obviously, I like flying things,' Musk told Bloomberg. The billionaire SpaceX and PayPal founder tweeted this photo showing the rear of Nannie, a TBM, with the excavating conveyor belt which removes the debris from the site clearly visible in the bottom centre of the image. Elon Musk may have dreamt up his latest world-changing technology while stuck in heavy traffic.

Elon Musk's plans for underground tunnels condemned

Daily Mail - Science & tech

It was meant to be a futuristic vision of how we could avoid the frustration of getting stuck in traffic. Elon Musk recently shared his dreams of high speed travel in self-driven cars, using underground tunnels built under cities. But this is a case of running before you can walk, according to one expert. At the TED conference in Vancouver, Musk showed off a new video of electric'skates' transporting cars in a narrow tunnel under a city before raising them back to street level in a space as small as two parking spaces. Behind him a Tesla car can be seen on one of the'skates.

Elon Musk wants to expand traffic-beating tunnel from LA

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Tesla-founder Elon Musk's plans to dig a tunnel under Los Angeles to beat the city's notorious traffic have come a step closer to reality.

Elon Musk shares video of Boring Company car elevator

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Elon Musk has shared a video of his Boring Company's car elevator in action for the first time. The billionaire posted the video on Instagram, showing a Tesla car - a firm which Musk also owns - quickly descending on the elevator. The elevator marks a major step in Musk's plans to build a transport network beneath Los Angeles. The elevator will take cars to a tunnel under LA and transport them on 130mph'skates' to beat congestion Musk shared the video on Instagram, along with the caption: 'Testing the Boring Company car elevator.' The elevator is designed to deliver cars from street level down into the underground transport network.