From damaging the environment to contaminating the solar system, SpaceX's successful launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket also poses risks.
The launch of Elon Musk's Falcon Heavy rocket is undoubtedly a spectacular feat of engineering - but the release of a sports car into orbit also says something about our values as human beings.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy could propel two fully loaded city buses more than 50 times the height of Mount Everest at 32 times the cruising speed of a Boeing 747.
Last week in SA the "world's largest" lithium ion battery was launched. Will its storage capacity and versatility be a game-changer for Australia's energy market?
Elon Musk's new Semi has platooning capability - where multiple trucks commute in a line with a single driver in the lead vehicle. But could it work in Australia?
Our fascination with space shows no signs of slowing down, 60 years after the Soviet Union launched the world's first satellite, Sputnik.
Musk’s audacious plan to blast people to Mars by 2024 glosses over some important social and political challenges that SpaceX will need to successfully navigate to get off the ground.
Sending humans to Mars is a 5-10 year project goal for several global operators right now. It's expensive - but Elon Musk unveiled his new commercial plan today.
What a year it's been for fans of energy politics. And 12 months after the blackout, the policy heat is still being generated.
Tesla's new battery will be big enough to power thousands of homes, but it's likely to be just the first of many such installations.
Musk dismisses one of the main technical challenges of being on the Martian surface: the temperature.
Elon Musk struck a blow for open IP, so should other sustainable industries go the same way?
Neuralink is probably a dangerous idea, but to the first person who fell into a firepit, so was fire.
Brain-computer interfacing is a hot topic in the tech world, with Elon Musk's announcement of his new Neuralink startup. Here, researchers separate what's science from what's currently still fiction.
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.