“If you can just go in there and do what you need to do, just understanding the fundamentals of how the thing should work — as opposed to figuring out how to make the computer make it work — then you can achieve a lot more in a short period of time,” the serial entrepreneur who spawned PayPal, Tesla, and SpaceX says.
Earlier this year, Tesla Motors founder and CEO announced his intentions for a cross-country Tesla Model S road trip.
When it comes to thinking big, the Hyperloop is about as big as it gets. Well, excluding space travel, we guess.
The Hyperloop is little more than a pipe dream at this point, and it could very well never happen. Which means it’s ripe for parody and exaggeration.
There’s a lot more to know about the Hyperloop — a high-speed train-in-a-tube that makes all other high-speed trains look like they’re stuck in first gear.
Elon Musk revealed plans for his radical new form of transportation called the Hyperloop today, and yes, it really does look cool.
“I think I kind of shot myself by ever mentioning the Hyperloop,” he said. “I don’t have any plans to execute, because I must remain focused on SpaceX and Tesla.”
Our lessons learned from an epic Google hangout between Tesla CEO Elon Musk and the Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson. Their advice to entrepreneurs? “Build things that people like and will find useful in their lives.” Right on.
While Musk plans to reveal information about his Hyperloop transportation system, he will give it over to the community to build.
The three satellites are part of Canada’s RADARSAT Constellation Mission, which is designed to provide maritime surveillance, disaster management, and ecosystem monitoring capabilities.
Elon Musk will reveal plans for his high-speed “Hyperloop” next month. But we have a sneak peek, thanks to the audacious imagination of an independent engineer.
Musk will not pursue a patent on “the Hyperloop,” a futuristic transport project that will take passengers from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.
There’s something eerily mysterious about a rocket that lands itself just the same way it takes off.
SpaceX was awarded a contract with Thales Alenia Space to launch the country’s first satellite into orbit. This satellite will enable Turkemenistan to operate a National System of Satellite Communications.
Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has shown off the company’s new battery swapping technology during an on-stage demo. The best part? It only takes 90 seconds to swap a Tesla electric car battery.
Electric-car company Tesla is planing to hold a demonstration of its battery-swapping technology, which should enable its vehicles to travel nonstop on long road trips.
Editor’s Pick In remarks at D11 today, Musk came across as a visionary leader who, unlike his peers, actually knows what the hell he’s doing and isn’t afraid to say what he thinks.
By next year, you’ll be able to drive a Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to New York, recharging at Tesla Motors’ “Supercharger” stations all the way.
D11 is just getting started, and we’ve got the schedule of speakers — plus photos of all the swag you’d be getting if you were here.
Tesla stock has had an amazing three months, blasting above $100 from the low $30s just in March.
And just to put a cherry on top, the notoriously tough Consumer Reports writers say that the $89,650 Tesla Model S comes close, and just may be, the best car ever.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla’s stock jumped in after-hours trading today after the company announced the first quarterly profit in the its 10-year history and record sales of over half a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2013.
Electric car company Tesla just unveiled a new financing plan today that allows people interested in getting one of its Model S vehicles to essentially turn the car back over to the dealership after three years of payments.
“The Merlin 1D successfully performed every test throughout this extremely rigorous qualification program,” said SpaceX founder Elon Musk.
While I’ve always believed our lack of warp drive technology is what’s kept humanity from meeting the Vulcans, SpaceX founder and CEO Elon Musk said there’s another, more practical roadblock: rockets, specifically the kind that you only get a single use out of.
SpaceX’s plans to build a commercial space port in Texas are likely to move forward, according to founder and CEO Elon Musk who took stage at SXSW.
Fans of strategy, role-playing games, racing, action, adventure, and more are experiencing an incredible entertainment revolution, and a recent TED talk embodies this.
SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft had a glitch this morning after taking off for the International Space Station, but all of the thruster pods are now back online.
That vision has produced events where Activision and the State Department, QuikSilver and the Gates Foundation rub shoulders with music industry giants. And where beauty and fashion — Diane von Furstenberg — meet brains and technology: Google Glass.
The New York Times’s negative review of the Model S scared lots of would-be buyers into canceling their orders, says Tesla CEO Elon Musk.
Although the car maker has enthusiastic supporters, investors have clearly cooled on Tesla Motors, with its stock closing down 8.7 percent today.
Guest Post When you think of “Big data,” you rarely think of log data. It just doesn’t have much sex appeal: It’s what IT uses to monitor applications, compliance, and security. But we got a reminder this week that log data truly is valuable big data.
Guest Post When Tesla CEO Elon Musk slammed New York Times writer John Broder yesterday for allegedly fabricating a number of details in his test-drive account, I found the whole exchange fascinating.
Refuting a negative New York Times review of the Model S, Tesla is showing why data is the car company’s best friend.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to release the driving logs of a reviewer’s car, after the reviewer claimed that the Model S has shorter than expected range.
Green tech picked up speed again in 2012, thanks to groundbreaking research, huge advances in efficiency, and a little company called Tesla.
SolarCity’s stock soars on its first day of trading, after a last minute share price cut.
Although it made only a few hundred cars in the third quarter, Tesla says its production facilities have reached a turning point and are now able to produce 20,000 or more cars per year.
Last week, Elon Musk responded to accusations — and lawsuits — from traditional car dealers, who claim that Tesla’s factory-owned showrooms violate federal and state automobile sales laws.
It’s one of the most expensive grocery deliveries in history, and the first-ever space mission by a private company to re-supply the International Space Station.