Motor Trend Elon MuskFebruary 18, 2018 – 11:49 am

Motor Trend Elon Musk

Tesla s Model S receives the Motor Trend Car of the Year Award Photograph courtesy Tesla At an event in New York City Monday evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that his company s Model S sedan has been named Motor Trend s Car of the Year. The all-electric sedan, which I reviewed for Slate earlier this year, was a unanimous choice, beating out the Porsche 911, the new Ford Fusion, and the Honda Accord, among others, said Motor Trend Editor in Chief…

Elon Musk BatteryFebruary 17, 2018 – 11:49 am

Elon Musk Battery

Tesla recently unveiled a wall-mounted battery that will be installed in homes and businesses which could save energy users big bucks. The response has been off the hook,CEO Elon Musk said on a call with analysts Wednesday. The company has received 38, pre-orders from distributors around the world. The rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which Tesla is calling the Powerwall will be sold to installers for $3, 500 for 10kWh, and $3, for 7kWh. Deliveries…

SolarCity Elon Musk CousinFebruary 16, 2018 – 11:48 am

SolarCity Elon Musk Cousin

In 2004, Lyndon Rive was in an RV on his way to Burning Man when his cousin gave him five words of advice: “You should look into solar.” The way Rive tells it, it sounds a little like Mr. McGuire in The Graduate telling Dustin Hoffman to think about plastics. Just 27 at the time of that RV ride, Rive was already the co-founder and chief executive of a Silicon Valley information-technology business, Everdream, which sold desktop management services…

SpaceX Launch Land and relaunchFebruary 12, 2018 – 11:45 am

SpaceX Launch Land and relaunch

Update 8:30 a.m. ET 4/15/2015: And now we have video! Unfortunately, it cuts off before we can see the rocket fully tip over: Update 4:32 p.m. ET: According to a tweet from SpaceX CEO Elon Musk, the rocket hit the ship deck but did not land smoothly: Update: 4:15 p.m. ET : Liftoff! Check back soon for news of the ocean landing attempt. Elon Musk s private spaceflight company SpaceX has planned a second experimental rocket landing for today after engineers…

Elon Musk Solar City interviewJanuary 30, 2018 – 11:15 am

Elon Musk Solar City interview

Image: SolarCity. Blogger John Parnell John Parnell joined Solar Media in 2013 as deputy head of content. John spent three years in the UAE reporting on the Middle East technology, media and telecoms sectors for ITP Publishing and eventually editing his own B2B title with the company. He joined RTCC.org in London to cover international climate change and energy policy. He served two tours of duty at the annual UN climate change talks (Durban and Doha)…

SpaceX Launch May 22January 28, 2018 – 11:13 am

SpaceX Launch May 22

By Ken Kremer SpaceX engineers have successfully replaced a faulty valve in a first stage engine that triggered a launch abort on May 19 and that now clears the way for a second launch attempt of the firms Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft in the overnight hours early on Tuesday, May 22. Litfoff of the Falcon 9/Dragon duo on the first private rocket bound for the International Space Station (ISS) is slated for 3:44 AM on May 22 on the historic…

Elon Musk Cousin SolarJanuary 24, 2018 – 11:06 am

Elon Musk Cousin Solar

Slate website and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. In 2004, Lyndon Rive was in an RV on his way to Burning Man when his cousin gave him five words of advice: You should look into solar. The way Rive tells it, it sounds a little like Mr. McGuire in The Graduate telling Dustin Hoffman to think about plastics. Just 27 at the time of that RV ride, Rive was already the co-founder and chief executive of a Silicon Valley information-technology…

Elon Musk EPUBJanuary 23, 2018 – 11:03 am

Elon Musk EPUB

Elon Musk is the most daring entrepreneur of our time There are few industrialists in history who could match Elon Musk s relentless drive and ingenious vision. A modern alloy of Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Howard Hughes, and Steve Jobs, Musk is the man behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and SolarCity, each of which has sent shock waves throughout American business and industry. More than any other executive today, Musk has dedicated his energies…

Elon Musk YouTube TedJanuary 18, 2018 – 10:54 am

Elon Musk YouTube Ted

Several members of the TED community appeared in the news this week. Below, some highlights: Yesterday marked the first-ever White House Maker Faire, which brought together 100 students, entrepreneurs, engineers and tinkerers from across the country. A 17-foot robotic giraffe attended, as did TED Fellows Jane Chen, David Lang, Manu Prakash and Jose Gomez-Marquez, plus longtime TEDster Emeka Okafor. The group stopped to snap the pic above in the Oval…

SpaceX Rocket explodes VideoJanuary 16, 2018 – 10:43 am

SpaceX Rocket explodes Video

An unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying supplies and the first-of-its-kind docking port to the International Space Station broke apart Sunday shortly after liftoff. It was a severe blow to NASA, still reeling from previous failed shipments. The accident occurred about 2 1/2 minutes into the flight from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Pieces could be seen falling into the Atlantic. More than 5, 200 pounds of space station cargo were on board, including the first…