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A Tesla Model S driving outside the Tesla factory in Fremont, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, file)

Tesla CEO says fire caused by impaled battery

SEATTLE (AP) — The CEO of electric car company Tesla says a battery that caught fire in a Tesla vehicle was apparently impaled by a metal object. Elon Musk wrote in a blog post Friday […]

10/04/2013

GM working on 200-mile electric car, exec says

WARREN, Mich. (AP) — As automakers race to make cheaper electric cars with greater battery range, General Motors is working on one that can go 200 miles per charge at a cost of about $30,000, […]

09/16/2013

An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

‘Hyperloop’ travel idea gains fans if not backers

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk urged the public to polish sketch plans he released last week for a “Hyperloop” that would shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through […]

08/23/2013

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Traveling on the ‘Hyperloop’

L.A. to Frisco in 30 minutes? Sounds a little like a pipe dream. Or maybe a tube is more like it. That’s the premise behind the “Hyperloop,” a travel system that’s twice as fast as […]

08/13/2013

An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

(AP) – Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. ‘THIS DAY OF RECKONING HAS BEEN A LONG TIME IN COMING’ Feared Boston mob boss […]

08/13/2013

An image released by Tesla Motors, is a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. (AP Photo/Tesla Motors)

‘Hyperloop’ would link LA-SF in 30 mins, if built

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Imagine stepping into a car-sized capsule in downtown Los Angeles and, 30 minutes later, emerging in San Francisco On Monday, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled a transportation concept that he said […]

08/12/2013

Tesla Model S all-electric sedan (AP Photo)

Tesla promises to add charging stations

DETROIT (AP) — Electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is promising to boost the number charging stations during the next year so its customers can drive across North America. The company says it will triple […]

05/30/2013

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INFLUENCE GAME: Tech, labor spar on immigration

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the U.S. technology industry, there’s a dramatic shortfall in the number of Americans skilled in computer programming and engineering that is hampering business. To unions and some Democrats, it’s more sinister: The push by Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to expand the number of visas for high-tech foreign workers is an attempt to dilute a lucrative job market with cheap, indentured labor.

05/16/2013

This is from a SpaceX video showing the company's Dragon space capsule firing thrusters during a powered descent as it aims for a vertical landing at its launch site. (Photo: SpaceX)

The next Dragon is alien-like

The next version of the Dragon spacecraft built by the private spaceflight company SpaceX will look like something truly out of this world, according to Elon Musk, the company’s billionaire founder and CEO.

03/29/2013

The SpaceX Dragon is unberthed from the station's Harmony node as the sun begins to rise over the Earth. (Photo Credit: NASA)

Budget cuts could slow commercial space progress

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of NASA says federal spending cuts could eventually slow progress on commercial efforts to fly to space.

03/28/2013

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