Interplanetary colonisation was once the stuff of science fiction but now there are plans to colonise Mars. How have film-makers and writers dealt with our rapacious Anthropocene age?
The Moon belongs to all of us. Let's share in its beauty from afar without splashing around $100 million on a showy space trip.
With 35 new inter-city routes shortlisted for testing, it's time to start taking hyperloop seriously.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
Musk's know-how cannot be dismissed but there are significant challenges standing between him and his dream of colonising Mars.
A true plan for the colonisation of Mars should include both the social and technical feasibility of living there. Unfortunately, Musk left that bit out.
Alternative technologies are already leaving Tesla's batteries in the slow lane.
The technological goals are lofty. But fitting the new tech into the social and political landscape might pose the bigger challenge.
Sounds scary ... so should we be worried?
Elon Musk hasn't made a cheap electric car, but one that's attractive enough to create a mass market.
The vacuum cleaner maker faces the same challenges as Elon Musk against the big auto players – so maybe it's time to try a different road.
We've missed plenty of early warnings about past scientific breakthroughs. Is it neo-Luddite to proceed with caution as an innovator?
Space is now big business. But is that good – or bad – news for NASA?
Elon Musk of Tesla Motors wants to build an affordable, mass-market electric car. What can Tesla learn from another auto innovator – Henry Ford?
The recent failure of the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket presents something of a dilemma for NASA, which still has no domestic launch capability of its own to reach the International Space Station.
Ashlee Vance's new book is a fascinating portrayal of the personal sacrifices and mental detachment of one of the world's most successful engineers.
The unveiling of Tesla's Powerwall home battery has been hailed as a huge moment in renewable energy. But don't forget the other innovations that can help you use that stored power more efficiently.
Tesla's new home battery could help halve the costs of electricity for typical American households - all using existing technology. The fossil fuel industry is right to be worried.
Not everyone will get the chance to cut their household electricity bills from solar powered batteries.
Billionaire Elon Musk, the man behind the Tesla electric car, is expected to announce a new generation of battery technology this week. But how did batteries develop in the first place?