The health of astronauts will be one of the main challenges for Musk.
Musk's know-how cannot be dismissed but there are significant challenges standing between him and his dream of colonising Mars.
Hospitable? Valles Marineris on Mars.
Kevin Gill from Nashua, NH, United States
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.
He’s certainly thinking big….
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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.
Shockwaves. Momentum is with electric cars.
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.
Voicing concerns isn’t the same as smashing the latest technology.
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?
But can you make an EV at half the price of that one?
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 Falcon 9 firmly rooted to the ground, for now.
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.
You WILL build the world’s fastest electric car for me.
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.
Batteries to store excess solar power will be a game-changer. But energy-efficient appliances will mean you can use a smaller battery.
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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?
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.
Elon Musk says the the Powerwall solar charged batteries could take a home off the electricity grid.
Not everyone will get the chance to cut their household electricity bills from solar powered batteries.
Batteries have come a long way since their beginning back in 250BC.
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.
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.
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…