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  • Elon Musk's Hyperloop: A pipe dream?

    Elon Musk's Hyperloop: A pipe dream?
    Visionary technological proposals generally trace a life cycle of three stages. First comes the thrill of the unveiling (the "gee-whiz" stage); then there's the hard work of research and development to convert rough sketches into practical form; finally...
  • Upstart Tesla wins top U.S. safety rating; what will competitors do?

    Upstart Tesla wins top U.S. safety rating; what will competitors do?
    Adding to a growing list of accolades, Tesla Motors' Model S has secured the title of safest car on the road. In its first model year, the premium electric sport sedan is one of just seven cars since 2011 — among hundreds — to receive a...
  • Tesla may build safe electric cars; when will they be affordable?

    Tesla may build safe electric cars; when will they be affordable?
    Now that Tesla Motors has turned a profit, and its Model S electric car has scored the top federal safety rating and the top Consumer Reports rating, what’s left for the upstart Palo Alto automaker? Plenty. What Tesla has accomplished is...
  • Tesla may build safe electric cars, but when will they be affordable?

    Tesla may build safe electric cars, but when will they be affordable?
    Now that Tesla Motors has turned a profit, and its Model S electric car has scored the top federal safety rating and the top Consumer Reports rating, what’s left for the upstart California  automaker? Plenty. What Tesla has accomplished is...
  • SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive built on a bright idea

    SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive built on a bright idea
    The gig: Lyndon Rive, 36, chief executive of SolarCity Corp., a company co-founded in 2006 with his older brother, Peter, that helped popularize a new direction in residential solar power development. The San Mateo, Calif., company installs solar panels...
  • The air starts leaking out of Tesla's tires

    No one can deny that Elon Musk of Tesla Motors is a great promoter, and possibly a great motivator of engineering manpower. As a seller of electric cars at a profit ... well, let's just say the jury is still out. But it can't be good for Musk or his...
  • Elon Musk spends $6.75 million for former Gene Wilder home

    Elon Musk spends $6.75 million for former Gene Wilder home
    Elon Musk, who heads electric-car company Tesla Motors, has shelled out $6.75 million on the former Gene Wilder estate in Bel-Air, property records show. That's a lot of clams for a cracked driveway. [Updated 10:59 a.m. PST Nov. 5: The sellers are...
  • Amazon's drones: not so fast

    Amazon's drones: not so fast
    Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos staged a technology demonstration over the weekend, aiming to show how quickly a half-baked idea with several years of obstacles ahead of it could garner fawning attention from the news media. Answer: about two nanoseconds....
  • In South Africa, inequality and economic ills persist

    By the time Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, the path to ending South Africa's political crisis through the abolition of apartheid was known, even if it would not be easy or straight. Solving the country's economic crisis was another...
  • Third Tesla Model S fire in six weeks ignites concern

    Third Tesla Model S fire in six weeks ignites concern
    A Tesla Model S electric performance car caught fire Wednesday outside Nashville, Tenn.  The driver walked away unharmed. It is the third fire of a high-priced Model S in six weeks. On Oct. 1, a Model S outside Seattle caught fire after it collided with...
  • Tesla welcomes federal investigation into Model S fires

    A series of three fires in five weeks has prompted a federal investigation into the Tesla Model S. In a blog post yesterday, the luxury electric car company’s CEO and Chairman Elon Musk said Tesla requested the National Highway Traffic Safety...
  • Letters: Elon Musk's speedy solution

    Letters: Elon Musk's speedy solution
    Re "L.A. to S.F. in 30 minutes?," Aug. 13 Where's Gov. Moonbeam when you need some vision? Our current ill-planned high-speed rail project needs to be aborted. It was doomed from Day 1 because of its cosmically stupid routing, the result of various...