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Elon Musk

Singularity Hub reports on the latest about Elon Musk, his ideas, and companies. Analysis and insight on topics relating to Elon Musk, from AI to space.

Korean Road Wirelessly Charges New Electric Buses

Electric vehicles still have limited range, expensive batteries, and few charging stations. While mainstream manufacturers seek to improve battery tech, the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has a different idea. Who needs big batteries and stations when the road itself can charge vehicles? In July, two new buses began public service in the South Korean city, Gumi. The buses, or online electric vehicles (OLEVs), travel a road like a wireless cellphone charging mat—only, this particular mat is 7.5 miles long and cost $4 million to build.

Musk: To be a Multi-Planetary Species, We Need To Develop Reusable Rockets

To be a multi-planetary species, Musk believes we have to develop fully reusable rockets. If every rocket launched 1,000 times, instead of just once, capital costs would plummet from $50 million to $50,000 per launch (not counting operational expenses) and could drive per pound launch costs down 100-fold.

Musk Estimates Hyperloop Could Shoot Travelers from SF to LA at 760 Miles Per Hour

Elon Musk has long been hinting about a high-speed form of transportation enigmatically named the Hyperloop. Earlier this summer, he promised to reveal his Hyperloop plans in August. After a round of media hype and an all-nighter, Musk recently posted the 57-page Hyperloop Alpha plan online.

Hype Builds Before Elon Musk’s August Alpha Plan for SF to LA Hyperloop

Elon Musk, the billionaire tech mogul behind PayPal, Tesla Motors, and SpaceX, the entrepreneur who wants to colonize Mars with a vertically landing, reusable rocket—that guy—recently announced he’s been busy thinking about a pneumatic tube for people called the Hyperloop. In a recent post on Twitter, Musk said he’ll publish the “Hyperloop alpha design by Aug 12."

Electric Car Company Better Place Bankrupt, Burns Nearly $1 Billion

Electric cars just took a major detour, at least in Israel.

The Era Of Commercialized Space Has Begun – SpaceX, Musk Triumphant

The era of commercial spaceflight has begun. Early Friday morning SpaceX, a private company with less than 2,000 employees and and average age of 30, entered a domain that had until now been – literally...

Wireless Charging Mats Set Stage for Wireless Electricity Revolution

If you want a real-life example of a mad scientist, you could do a lot worse than Nicola Tesla. His incredible genius was so far ahead of his time, and often so poorly expressed,...

Singularity University’s Executive Program In Full Swing

Where have all the forward thinking business executives gone? They're in school. We warned you it was coming, and now it's here: Singularity University's inaugural executive program began last week at the NASA Ames...

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