Elon Musk offers help in Thailand cave rescue

Mark Brake  Getty Images

Elon Musk has sent a team of engineers to help rescue the group of 12 children and their coach trapped in a cave in Thailand.

SpaceX & Boring Co engineers headed to Thailand tomorrow to see if we can be helpful to govt.

Mr Musk's companies could help by trying to locate the boys' precise location using Space Exploration Technologies Corp or Boring Co technology, pumping water or providing heavy-duty battery packs known as Tesla Inc Powerwalls, the spokesman said. There are probably many complexities that are hard to appreciate without being there in person'.

Scuba diving has already proven treacherous for even the most experienced divers.

Thai Navy SEALs have attended to the group inside the cave, providing them with high-protein drinks and treating minor injuries. Most of the boys can not swim.

As he noted, the Boring Company in particular has quite a bit of experience digging holes and working with ground penetrating radar.

Intel puts new 5G modem on hold after Apple snub
But Apple probably isn't going to have an iPhone ready for 5G until much later, with 2020 being our best bet for a 5G iPhone. Apple has notified Intel that it won't be requiring its 5G Sunny Peak modem for the 2020 roster of iPhones.

HHS now estimates under 3,000 kids separated from parents in government custody
HHS has always been charged with caring for unaccompanied minors crossing the border, thousands of children every year. The government has had to turn to DNA testing to confirm parents' relationship with the children, the government said.

Raymond Felton re-signing to push OKC past $300M in payroll, tax
However, the acquisition of Anthony may slow down the development of young forwards like Kyle Kuzma and Brandon Ingram . Still, no one can deny the fact the Anthony remains a reliable contributor on the offensive end of the floor.

A Twitter user asked the Tesla, SpaceX, and Boring Company CEO if he could provide any assistance with the recovery of the 12 boys and their coach who have been stuck in a Thai cave for almost two weeks, and Musk replied in the affirmative a few hours later. "Don't know if pump rate is limited by electric power or pumps are too small".

He added that it could supply "fully charged Powerpacks and pumps" to aid authorities.

Cave rescue experts have said the safest course of action might be to wait for Thailand's monsoon season to end, but that could take months and oxygen levels in the cave continue to dwindle.

Authorities are now pumping water from the cave before forecast rain hits the northern region tomorrow.

He also mused about inserting a nylon tube into the cave and inflating it "like a bouncy castle" to create an underwater tunnel.

Related News:

Most liked

Beryl becomes first named Atlantic hurricane of 2018
The NHC noted that it's possible for the storm to deteriorate to an open wave before hitting the Lesser Antilles on Monday. It is forecast to encounter the wind shear and deplete near the eastern islands of the Caribbean before reaching land.

Mom shoots man trying to steal SUV with kids inside
The attempted carjacking, shooting, and crash has been a big topic of conversation among neighbors across southern Dallas . The suspect, identified as Rickey Wright, was taken to a local hospital with injuries and is in stable condition.

ZTE names new CEO, top executives to comply with USA mandate
ZTE's business has been effectively frozen since the sales ban took effect, and it has racked up billions of dollars in losses. ZTE received a month-long pardon for its business operations in the United States in the beginning of the week.

Grayson Allen Got Called For A Tripping Foul In NBA Summer League
After coming off a pindown, Young popped out to the top of the 3-point arc and caught a pass and was met by Allen. And if you're Grayson Allen and Trae Young , it's flawless for getting into a little dustup.

Chance The Rapper proposes to longtime girlfriend
Last month, Chance gushed about his love on her birthday, writing on Instagram, "From the beginning beginning to the end end". Congrats are in order for Chance The Rapper and his longtime girlfriend Kirsten Corley .

Watchdog rules Grab's buyout of Uber's regional business unlawful
He cited difficulties in separating Grab and Uber's drivers and customers, as well as dividing Singapore geographically. Grab conducted the merger legally and complied fully with Singapore's competition laws, the spokesperson said.

Call for calm after killing of youth sparks riots in French city
Enraged protesters burned cars, set a shopping center on fire and threw Molotov cocktails in the Breil neighborhood of the city. Local residents have been deeply upset by the scale of the destruction caused by the riots.

Michael Cohen drops Trump attorney label on social media
Cohen is now being investigated for potentially breaking campaign finance laws and committing fraud for the president. Cohen's Twitter bio is now empty, and his banner image replaced with a United States flag that he tweeted on July 4.

New MacBook Pro with Intel’s 28W ‘Coffee Lake’ CPU Spotted on Geekbench
Whether this benchmark indicates the 2018 13-inch MacBook Pro will have a substantially better processor is not known. As for the benchmark results, the single core score for this machine was 4448 and the multi-core score was 16607.

First Look at The Walking Dead Season 9 Ahead of SDCC Panel
Nothing out of the ordinary there when it comes to the characters, aside from the new 'do on Rick and Maggie's lack of bump. The first official look at The Walking Dead Season Nine shows a new look at the key characters and a brand new city.

Federer breezes into third round at SW19
Romanian 29th seed Mihaela Buzarnescu thrashed British teenager Katie Swan, 6-0, 6-3 to extend her remarkable renaissance. Keys, 23, had been 5-2 up in the first set only for her game to capitulate.

Shouting CEO, changing rules: inside Tesla's Model 3-building sprint
While most of the vehicles that head to the Goodwood Festival of Speed would usually be on the move, the Model 3 will not. Tesla reported making 28,578 Model 3s from April through June, according to its quarterly production release on Monday.

Nawaz Sharif gets 10 years in prison in Avenfield case
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam are now in London visiting Kulsoom Nawaz, who is suffering from cancer and is undergoing treatment there. Moreover, the district administration had imposed Section 144 in the capital to discourage mass gatherings.

Trump stumps in Montana: "It’s time to retire liberal Democrat Jon Tester".
We are never surprised when Donald Trump says whatever crosses his mind and disregards everything and this time was no different. Elizabeth Warren of MA while speaking at a campaign rally for Republican state auditor Matt Rosendale in Montana on Thursday.

Woman Who Asked Pruitt to Resign Hopes Confrontation 'Empowers' All
He resigned after increasing scrutiny of his spending decisions and persistent questions about his ethics while in the post . For additional commentary on Pruitt and Wheeler, listen to this recent episode of GTM's newest podcast Political Climate .