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This Elon Musk-Backed Startup's Rocky Road to Solar 'Grand Slam'

After a shaky IPO, Solar City is said to be valued at nearly $6 billion today.

When Innovation Means Playing God

Innovation is creation, and that has consequences. We need to understand that.

Elon Musk: Artificial Intelligence Is Humanity's 'Biggest Existential Threat'

It's like 'summoning the demon,' the Tesla and SpaceX CEO recently warned.

WATCH: A Tesla Model S Drives Itself

A video demostration of Tesla's smart automated driving system.

Elon Musk's Tesla Takes First Step Toward Automated Driving

The company took its first step toward automated driving, introducing features that will allow its electric sedan to park itself and sense dangerous situations.

It's a Bird. It's a Plane. No, It's a Flying Car (Finally)!

Fasten your seat belts and forget about tray tables. This driving-flying machine is ready for takeoff.

Elon Musk's Cryptic 'D' Tweet Practically Blew Up Twitter

It only takes a consonant to start a Twitter fire. Take it from billionaire Elon Musk.

Elon Musk Wants to Colonize Mars in Order to Fend Off Human Extinction

Musk hopes to begin sending settlers to Mars by the year 2040, with a full colony of 1 million slated to arrive by century's end.

Richard Branson on Envisioning Your Business's Future

It's easy to get lost in the here and now, but planning for what comes next is crucial to your business's success.

Jeff Bezos' Enigmatic Aerospace Company Scores Knockout Contract

The Amazon founder's Blue Origin aerospace outfit will develop rocket engines for the United Launch Alliance -- a joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing that creates spacecraft for the U.S. government.

We Could Have a Winner: Nevada Will Likely Be Home to Tesla 'Gigafactory'

It looks like Nevada just hit the jackpot. Tesla could be coming to town, potentially along with 6,500 tech jobs, economic growth and bragging rights to boot.

A Poor, Sleepy Border Town Just Won Billionaire Entrepreneur Elon Musk's Business

Brownsville, Texas, will be home to the world's first commercial rocket launch complex, built by SpaceX.

Artificial Intelligence Has Elon Musk Deeply Concerned

He's afraid it will produce a 'Terminator'-like catastrophe, and could be more 'more dangerous than nukes.'

Panasonic to Pour $5 Billion Into Tesla Battery 'Gigafactory'

The two companies are joining forces to build a battery megafactory somewhere in the U.S. The ambitious undertaking could lead to more affordable electric vehicles.

Buzz Aldrin on the Future of Space Travel: 'Get Your Ass to Mars!'

The pioneering astronaut thinks that going to the moon again isn't a good use of our resources. Instead, he's got his eye on Mars.

Tesla's New Patent Strategy Makes Sense

For a large number of people to replace their gasoline-powered cars with electric- vehicles, many automakers need to make electric cars.

The Definition of Success, According to 5 Entrepreneur Superstars

It's not just about the money, as these successful men and women illustrate.

Elon Musk: I'm Afraid of a 'Terminator'-Like Catastrophe

In an interview with CNBC, Musk said his investment in the artificial-intelligence venture Vicarious marks an effort to keep tabs on a potential robotic uprising.

Elon Musk: 'Maybe We'll Make a Flying Car, Just For Fun'

Making a flying car is 'not the hard part,' said the automotive visionary. Making one that's quiet and safe is a different story.

Richard Branson on Starting Up Despite the Red Tape

The biggest way to fight bad regulations is to maintain your company's spirit of curiosity.

Keep Calm and Continue Disrupting: Lessons From Building a Fast-Growing Firm

Even after a few years, a startup still has an uphill battle against more entrenched competitors.

What Invention Would You Most Like to See in Your Lifetime?

According to a new Pew study, if you're like a lot of Americans, you'd like to own something that gets you places faster, lets you time-travel or somehow prolongs your life.

Is It Time to Call Tesla the Future of Made In America? Not Quite.

A new report from Morgan Stanley predicts that soon, Tesla will outstrip Ford on the 'American-Made' index. But economically speaking, that may not matter.

What Elon Musk Really Thinks of 'Silicon Valley'

The billionaire behind Tesla and SpaceX thinks the creators of the new HBO series 'Silicon Valley' need to spend a little bit more time at Burning Man.

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