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Will The Billionaires Beat NASA To Planet Mars?

The Trump administration refocused NASA’s budget to the Mars mission but it may not be enough to succeed. An expert believes Musk and Bezos will get there first.

Space May 21, 2017

Uber Wanted To Partner With Tesla For Self-Driving Cars, But Elon Musk Said No

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick reportedly approached Tesla CEO Elon Musk to propose a partnership. Kalanick wanted Uber and Tesla to work together on self-driving car technology and compete against Apple, but Musk said no.

Business Tech May 17, 2017

Tesla Now Taking Orders For Its Solar Roof: How It Could Possibly Be The Company’s Best Offering Yet

What possibly makes Tesla Solar Roof the company's best product to date? Here's a quick look at its appreciating value, aesthetics, and Elon Musk's commitment to solar power.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Elon Musk Posts Footage Of His New Underground Tunnel Project, And It's Far From Being Boring [Video]

Elon Musk shared new footage of The Boring Company's underground tunnel, designed to whisk vehicles at high speed across great distances. The video comes with a warning, however, as it may trigger seizures or cause motion sickness.

Car Tech May 13, 2017

Tesla's Solar Roof Is More Expensive Than Typical Roof, But Here's Why The World Will Still Buy It

Tesla has now opened preorders for its solar roof, with an expected delivery date sometime this year. Here’s how much it’ll cost to install the solar roof in your home, and why it makes sense to do so.

Energy May 11, 2017

Tesla Solar Roof Tiles Now Ready For Preorder, But Only In Two Options For Now: Elon Musk

Elon Musk has officially confirmed that starting Wednesday, May 10, Tesla's solar roof tiles are ready for preorder. Only two models will be available at first, with the other two to follow in roughly six months.

Business Tech May 10, 2017

Insider Leaks Possible SpaceX IPO With Early Access For Tesla Shareholders, But Space Firm Is Quick To Deny Report

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell spoke about circulating rumors saying Elon Musk’s space firm is preparing for IPO. What are the chances of SpaceX ever going public soon?

Business Tech May 4, 2017

SpaceX Manages To Recover Falcon 9 First Stage Rocket Used To Launch US Spy Satellite

SpaceX managed to recover the first stage rocket of Falcon 9 after the launch of the NRO's intelligence satellite on Monday, May 1. A detailed video showcased how the landing took place.

Space May 2, 2017

Elon Musk Finally Reveals Plans For His Boring Company At Ted Conference [Video]

Elon Musk reveals what he wants his tunnel company to accomplish at a TED Talk. The Boring Company plans to solve Los Angeles traffic with a series of 3D tunnels.

Business Tech April 29, 2017

Elon Musk's Personal Life Is Usually Private, But His Relationship With Amber Heard Is Now On Instagram

Elon Musk and Amber Heard have officially confirmed their relationship, ending months of rumors. Both Musk and Heard took to Instagram in a coordinated strike, simultaneously posting photos of them together at a restaurant in Australia.

Celebrities April 24, 2017

ESA Calls For Sustainable Future In Space, Cites Growing Problem Of Orbital Debris

The European Space Agency (ESA) has raised concerns over the alarming rise of space debris. The junk scenario is posing a serious threat to many active satellites and other assets.

Space April 23, 2017

Elon Musk Wants To Link Human Brains To AI With Neuralink To Help With Brain Injuries And Improve Communication

Elon Musk has confirmed that he's now the CEO of Neuralink, which may well be his most ambitious project. Neuralink aims to connect human brains and computers, making AI an extension of the brain as seamless to access as an extra faculty.

Robotics April 21, 2017

Tesla Planning To Unveil Electric Pickup Truck And Semi Truck: Elon Musk

Elon Musk revealed the future projects and launches from Tesla via a tweet. He shared that the company would unveil an electric semi-truck in September and a battery-powered pickup within two years.

Car Tech April 15, 2017

Tesla’s Advanced Automation Group Cancels All Existing Contracts To Focus On Model 3 Production

Tesla Advanced Automation Germany steers all efforts into Model 3 production, canceling all existing contracts with other car manufacturers and outside clients in the process.

Business Tech April 14, 2017

Elon Musk On Investors Calling For Board Change: 'Buy Ford Stock'

Some Tesla investor groups called for a shakeup of the company's board. CEO Elon Musk responded to the dismayed investors by telling them to buy shares from rival Ford.

Car Tech April 14, 2017

SpaceX Saving Significant Costs By Reusing Falcon 9 Rockets

SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell mentioned at a conference that the company saved tons of money by reusing a Falcon 9 rocket. The refurbished Falcon 9 rocket was used to lift-off a SES-10 satellite onto the Earth’s orbit.

Space April 6, 2017

Tesla Surpasses Ford Market Value As Stock Borders On $300: Here Are The Factors Driving Company's Growth

Tesla's market value officially outpaces Ford because of the record vehicle deliveries in Q1 of 2017, with the electric car maker's stock bordering on $300.

Business Tech April 4, 2017

Neil deGrasse Tyson Won’t Fly SpaceX To Mars Until Elon Musk's Mom Completes Roundtrip Journey First

Would Neil deGrasse Tyson, who lauded reusable rocket technology, consider going to planet Mars via SpaceX? Yes, if Elon Musk decides to get his mom safely to Mars and back on Earth.

Space April 3, 2017

Elon Musk Aiming For Full Rocket Reusability: Wants SpaceX To Attempt Upper Stage Recovery

Elon Musk does not plan to stop at SpaceX’s latest achievement with the reuse of Falcon Heavy. He wants to bring stage 2 back on land.

Space April 2, 2017

Why Is SpaceX's Next Rocket Launch A Huge Deal?

Elon Musk's rocket company will attempt to relaunch and recover a first stage booster that was already fired off in 2016. Should the operation succeed, flying into space would become significantly cheaper.

Space March 29, 2017

Elon Musk Wants To Fuse Artificial Intelligence And Your Brain Together With His New Company Neuralink

Elon Musk, with a new company called Neuralink, plans to plug artificial intelligence into our human brains. How he’ll do this is up for speculation at present, though the top-rank individuals hired to be part of the company sounds promising.

Business Tech March 28, 2017

Tesla Solar Roof Tile Orders Start Next Month, Says Elon Musk: Get Ready For Affordable Clean Energy Solutions

Tesla announced last year that it would offer solar roof tiles as a viable and affordable clean energy solution. Elon Musk has now confirmed that orders for solar roof tiles will kick off in April, so here's what you need to know.

Smart Home March 25, 2017

SpaceX’s Elon Musk: Trump’s New NASA Bill ‘Does Nothing For Mars Mission’

SpaceX CEO and founder Elon Musk is not too pleased about President Donald Trump’s recently signed NASA bill, despite it making human exploration to Mars a law. Here’s why.

Space March 25, 2017

Elon Musk, SpaceX Set To Re-Launch Used Falcon 9 Rocket Next Week

The refurbished SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket gets a second shot in space. What does this mean for the future of space exploration, and can this finally make Elon Musk’s dream of space tourism come true?

Space March 25, 2017

Local Energy Companies Compete Against Elon Musk To Solve South Australia’s Energy Crisis

Elon Musk’ bet that Tesla can solve Australia’s energy crisis in 100 days gains competition from local companies that want a shot at saving their nation.

Business Tech March 19, 2017

SpaceX Intends Bringing Internet To Space: How Realistic Are Elon Musk's Plans?

SpaceX CEO Elon Musk intends to bring Internet to space, allowing a possible form of communication between Mars and Earth. Musk has reportedly had several secret meetings with FCC to take forward his latest project.

Space March 18, 2017

Tesla Model 3: Elon Musk Wants Delivery To Take Just 5 Minutes

Questions regarding Tesla’s plan to maximize the production and delivery of the upcoming Model 3 EV have been raised frequently. Elon Musk has now shared plans, which reveal that the delivery of the Model 3 could take a mere 5 minutes.

Business Tech March 18, 2017

Buzz Aldrin Explains Why He Thinks Elon Musk's Mars Mission Has A Problem

Elon Musk's proposed Mars colonization mission may have a few basic problems per former astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He is of the belief that Musk is focusing more on the travel rather than how humans will adapt and survive once on Mars.

Space March 16, 2017

SpaceX Successfully Launches Falcon 9 Rocket Carrying EchoStar 23 Satellite

SpaceX has successfully launched the EchoStar 23 Satellite atop the Falcon 9 rocket, after a two-day delay due to bad weather. The launch took place on March 14 at 2:00 am EDT.

Space March 16, 2017

SpaceX Wins $96 Million Contract To Launch Satellites For Air Force

SpaceX has won a $96.5 million deal with the Air Force and is all set to launch the new GPS III satellites in space in 2019. The satellite will be carried to outer space in the Falcon 9 rocket.

Space March 15, 2017

SpaceX Delays Launch Of Falcon 9 Due To Bad Weather Conditions

SpaceX has delayed the launch of the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the EchoStar XXIII satellite due to poor weather conditions. The EchoStar XXIII is a commercial satellite, weighing around 12,500 pounds.

Space March 14, 2017

NASA Moon Mission Possible Under Trump Administration, Private Firms Could Play Vital Role

The Trump administration is reportedly interested in revival of moon exploration missions once again. The moon mission was scrapped by former U.S. President Barack Obama under the pretext that it was expensive and repetitive.

Space March 13, 2017

LOOK: Hyperloop One Shares Photos Of Elon Musk's Fast Transport System

Hyperloop One releases the first public images of the world’s first full-scale hyperloop test track being constructed in Nevada. The structure is nearly complete.

Business Tech March 12, 2017

Elon Musk: Powerwall 2 Can Solve South Australia's Energy Crisis In 100 Days - Or It's Free

Elon Musk confidently backs up Lyndon Rive’s claim that Tesla only needs 100 days to save South Australia from frequent blackouts, and bets the entire cost on it.

Energy March 11, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Prototype Image Leaks Online, Here's The First Look Of The EV In The Wild

A small clip along with a picture of the latest Model 3 EV from Tesla has leaked online. The leak of the prototype shows the upcoming EV during its test run on the SpaceX Hyperloop test track.

Car Tech March 11, 2017

Stephen Hawking Warns Of Robot Apocalypse: Here's How Humanity Can Protect Itself From Artificial Intelligence

Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.

Robotics March 9, 2017

Elon Musk Comes Up With Hats For His Tunnel Project

Elon Musk posted a hat via Twitter showing off his tunnel project's logo. This signals that the CEO is serious about building a tunnel underneath Los Angeles.

Earth/Environment March 9, 2017

SpaceX Taking 2 Passengers To Moon In 2018, Here Are The Probables

On Feb. 27 Elon Musk announced that SpaceX will be taking two private citizens on its 2018 moon mission. With several names like James Cameron, Richard Branson popping up, one has to wait for the official names to be revealed.

Space March 6, 2017

SpaceX Shoots For The Moon In 2018: How Feasible Is It?

In 2018, SpaceX plans to fly people around the moon using the Falcon Heavy rocket and the Dragon V2 capsule. How feasible is Elon Musk's moonshot and what does the spaceflight company's track record say about its future success?

Space March 5, 2017

Tesla Model 3 Beta Prototype Yet To Be Ready As July Production Deadline Looms

A recent Tesla filing revealed that the company is yet to produce a prototype for its Model 3 vehicle. It is being predicted that Tesla may fall short on its promise of entering mass production for Model 3 by July.

Car Tech March 4, 2017

Elon Musk Agrees To A Tesla Competition And You Have A Fifth-Grader To Thank For It

A bright fifth-grader wrote a letter to Tesla CEO Elon Musk as part of a school project, suggesting a Tesla competition for fan-made commercials. Musk thought it was a great idea and agreed to do it, so get ready for a neat contest thanks to this awesome kid.

Business Tech March 2, 2017

SpaceX Planning To Take Passengers Around The Moon In 2018, Says Elon Musk

SpaceX is set to take two passengers for the trip around the moon. The company's CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the duo will fly with the company's Dragon spacecraft in Q2 2018.

Space February 28, 2017

Elon Musk Has A Plan To Eliminate Car Insurance, Maintenance Bills

Elon Musk has confirmed that Tesla is mulling the expansion of a scheme that will eliminate recurring car insurance and maintenance bills. The custom insurance will match the insurance cost to the Autopilot development.

Car Tech February 26, 2017

WATCH: Cartoon Elon Musk On Hydrocarbons, Or Why Solar Will Bring An End To Oil

Futurism created a cartoon version of Elon Musk to better illustrate his points about the importance of harnessing and using solar energy to replace oil.

Feature | Science February 26, 2017

Elon Musk Completes Investigation Of Poor Factory Condition Claims, Here's What He Says About These Allegations

An email from Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests that his investigation into the allegations of poor working conditions by Jose Moran is complete. Musk stated that the investigation proves that the accusations are false and baseless.

Car Tech February 25, 2017

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