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Voicing concerns isn’t the same as smashing the latest technology. Unknown

If Elon Musk is a Luddite, count me in!

We've missed plenty of early warnings about past scientific breakthroughs. Is it neo-Luddite to proceed with caution as an innovator?
Batteries to store excess solar power will be a game-changer. But energy-efficient appliances will mean you can use a smaller battery. AAP Image/Raoul Wegat,file

Energy storage is crucial, but it’s not the only piece in the puzzle

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.
Amid the fanfare over the launch of the Powerwall, has Tesla’s Elon Musk struck a decisive blow for renewable energy? YouTube/Tesla Motors

The Tesla battery heralds the beginning of the end for fossil fuels

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.
Batteries have come a long way since their beginning back in 250BC. Flickr/Patty

Charged up: the history and development of 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?
Elon Musk has invested heavily in artificial intelligence – and yet he’s warning of its dangers. JD Lasica

Elon Musk is right: we need to talk about artificial intelligence

Last week, Elon Musk warned an audience at MIT that: we should be very careful about artificial intelligence. If I had to guess at what our biggest existential threat is, it’s probably that. Musk is the…
Tesla’s direct-to-consumer showroom model has been the subject of legal challenge in the US. Paul Swansen/Flickr

When Tesla takes hold in Australia, your car dealer won’t like it

Electric vehicle maker Tesla will soon deliver its cars to Australian roads. This promises to change both the type of cars we drive and potentially the way we buy them. Tesla remains a relative oddity…

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