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There Could Be a Working, Crowd-Sourced Hyperloop Demo by 2015

By now we've all heard about genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist Elon Musk's Hyperloop idea. Commuters climb into a giant tube and are fired at five times the speed of light (OK, no, but super, super fast) towards their destination. And soon, there could be a prototype. Read More >>

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Elon Musk to Turn James Bond Lotus Esprit Submarine Into a Tesla Transformer

Remember the James Bond submarine car thing that went up for auction a few weeks back? It turns out it was bought by multi-billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, he of Tesla / PayPal/ Hyperloop fame. And he's got big plans for his new bath toy. Read More >>

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Tesla Model S Car Goes Up In Flames, But Driver Still Loves His Electric Wheels

Electric cars -- less petrol, less chance of them exploding into a ball of flames, right? Wrong, as this clip of a Tesla Model S burning up after a crash shows. It looks bad, but would it have been worse in a standard petrol-powered car? Read More >>

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Here's the Iron Man UI Elon Musk Wants to Use to Build Rockets

Not too long ago, real-life Tony Stark Elon Musk was talking on Twitter about wanting to design rocket parts using something awfully like the 3D hologram interface we've seen in Iron Man. Well here it is — complete with Leap Motion. It's not quite there, but it's still freakin' awesome. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Wants to Build the Iron Man Hologram UI For Real

The hologram interfaces Tony Stark uses in Iron Man are awesome, no doubt. But they also aren't real. Yet. Elon Musk has been cooking up something very Stark-y, and he's planning to show it off soon. Read More >>

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We Need More Ideas as Crazy as Hyperloop

You know why I didn't like Elon Musk a few years ago? Because of PayPal. Because he seemed like a dilettante. Yet another Valley guy who was ignoring all the hard work and ingenuity that had gone into systems like infrastructure and space travel for the last fifty years; another nerd who thought every system was as mutable as a computer. I was wrong. Read More >>

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Hyperloop Alpha: This Could Change Public Transport Forever

Inventor-entrepreneur-mad-scientist, Elon Musk just released an alpha design of his vision for the future of high-speed public transport. This is our first look at the Hyperloop. After teasing the concept for months, we're finally going to be able to figure out if this is a fantasy — or the beginning of our new reality. Read More >>

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Hyperloop: Everything We Think We Know About the Future of Public Transport

Today, Tesla Motors chief Elon Musk will finally reveal his concept for a high-speed public transport system called Hyperloop. The Hyperloop, according to Musk, will be able to whisk you from downtown Los Angeles to downtown San Francisco in roughly the time it takes to watch an episode of Have I Got News For You. He's been intentionally vague about details — but that doesn't mean we can't make some educated guesses about how he's going to pull this off. Read More >>

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The Best Guess at How Elon Musk's Hyperloop Public Transport Fantasy Might Work

Earlier this week, Elon Musk announced that he would publish an alpha design for his crazy-sounding "Hyperloop" by August 12. According to Musk, the diagram above is as close as anyone has gotten to figuring out how the super-fast public transport technology might work. And it seems bonkers. Read More >>

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Ever Wished You Could Just Grab a Cup of Coffee With Apple's Tim Cook?

Well now you can, if you're minted that is. In probably the most genius move I've seen in a long time for generating cash for charities, some bright spark has come up the idea of auctioning off coffee time with Tim Cook, Elon Musk, and even Robert DeNiro. The only problem is Cook's already going for over £110,000. Read More >>

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Watch SpaceX's Grasshopper Break Its Record For Taking Off and Landing Vertically

Another day, another Johnny Cash-accompanied test of Elon Musk's SpaceX Grasshopper rocket — which is not to say this isn't exciting, because consistency is the name of the game for a commercial reusable rocket. Especially the Grasshopper, which can take off and land vertically. Read More >>

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SpaceX's Grasshopper Rocket Takes Off and Lands Vertically and Can Also Hover

There's no doubt that the future of this country's space exploration lies in the hands of the private sector. And Elon Musk's SpaceX is clearly at the forefront and the company's reusable rocket, the Grasshopper, is a sight to see. In a recent test, the Grasshopper vertically took off, ascended to roughly 12 stories, hovered for a bit and then landed safely. Read More >>

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Elon Musk Wants to Build a Town on Mars the Size of Phuket

Elon Musk is brilliant but also a pretty nuts. He has his eye on a piece of real estate on Mars for a colony that would accomodate around 80,000 people. Considering NASA just landed the Curiosity Rover, we might be putting the cart before the horse here. Read More >>

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This Crazy 385-Foot Wingspan Giant Mothership Will Launch Rockets Into Orbit

This is not a fantasy project. This is going to be real: a gigantic 385-foot wing span, 544-tonne plane powered by six 747 engines that will serve as a flying launch platform for 490,000 pound orbital rockets. Read More >>

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