The Engineering Behind Elon Musk’s Bid to Save Thailand’s Cave Boys

The SpaceX and Tesla CEO’s work to help the rescue operation captivated the internet and reinforced the most flattering image of Musk, as a brilliant engineer with a nose for unexpected solutions to pressing problems. https://media.wired.com/photos/5b452bc49bc3f356f4059475/master/pass/Cave_AP_18176408805848.jpg

Elon Musk’s tiny submarine is headed for the Thai caves — but it may not make it in time to help

Max Whittaker / Getty Images Elon Musk has offered his assistance and floated plans to save the soccer team stranded in a Thai cave network. He said he sent a mini-submarine to Thailand, which is expected to arrive Monday night local time. However, rescue efforts are already underway and may be over by the time […]

Elon Musk’s Thailand cave rescue would use a ‘kid-size’ submarine

Elon Musk is quickly solidifying his offer to help rescue a boys’ soccer team trapped in a Thailand cave, and in just the way you would expect from a technology entrepreneur. He has revealed that the “primary path” for his attempt will involve a “kid-size submarine” that uses the liquid oxygen transfer tube of a […]

California’s efforts to restrict Elon Musk’s flamethrowers go down in flames

Enlarge (credit: Boring Company) A California state bill that would have more heavily regulated the use of flamethrowers has now effectively fizzled out in a legislative committee. In light of this development, there’s nothing to stop Boring Company customers in California from receiving the company’s sold-out flamethrowers. On May 26, the day after the bill […]

Elon Musk’s next project might be… a candy company?

No, Elon Musk isn’t done envisioning strange new ventures just yet. Hot on the heels of his cyborg dragon, a comedy project and the Boring Company’s flamethrower, the serial entrepreneur has declared that he’s starting a candy company. We’ve asked for confirmation, but Musk was quick to follow up with word that he was “super […]

SpaceX’s valuation approaches $25 billion, growing Elon Musk’s fortune to $21.3 billion

SpaceX could soon be one of the most valuable VC-based companies thanks to a new round of funding that would also give the net worth of founder Elon Musk a nice bump. According to Bloomberg, SpaceX is seeking to raise $ 507 million in funding, valuing the company at $ 25 billion. That would make […]

April Fool? Tesla shares drop in pre-trading after Elon Musk’s joke about bankruptcy

Elon Musk’s joke about Tesla’s bankruptcy on April Fool’s Day appears to be coming to fruition. March was the worst month for the company in seven years, as Tesla’s shares plunged 22 percent in 31 days. Tesla Goes BankruptPalo Alto, California, April 1, 2018 — Despite intense efforts to raise money, including a last-ditch mass […]