A number of billionaire tech titans are proud pet owners, including Facebook FB founder Mark Zuckerberg and Tesla TXL-CA CEO Elon Musk . Science indicates that pets can help lower stress levels and feelings of anxiety. In another study, dogs were found to reduce pre-exam stress levels in college students , and the American Heart Association released an official statement in 2013 noting that pet ownership diminishes stress.
He is prone to unhinged Twitter eruptions. He can't handle criticism. He scolds the news media for its purported dishonesty and threatens to create a Soviet-like apparatus to keep tabs on it. He suckers people to fork over cash in exchange for promises he hasn't kept. He's a billionaire whose business flirts with bankruptcy. He's sold himself as an establishment-crushing iconoclast when he's really little more than an unusually accomplished BS artist. His legions of devotees are fanatics and, let's face it, a bit stupid. I speak of Tesla chief executive Elon Musk, the Donald Trump of Silicon Valley. Not long ago, a wise friend with an enviable Wall Street reputation wrote me to describe his astonishment
(CNN) - Here's a look at human spaceflight programs in the United States and around the world. Facts: The United States ended its human spaceflight program with the launch of Atlantis on July 8, 2011, and landing on July 21, 2011. China and Russia are the only other countries to have independent spaceflight capabilities. India and Iran have both announced their plans to send a manned spacecraft into space. Timeline: Oct. 4, 1957 - The Soviet Union launches Sputnik I, the first artificial satellite, which starts the "space race" between the Soviets and the United States. Oct. 1, 1958 - The official start of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). May 25, 1961 - President John
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has gone on multiple Twitter rants this week criticizing the media and its coverage of his company. He even said he would start a website that would rate the credibility of journalists and their editors. But in the 2017 annual report Tesla filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Tesla credited the media as a significant catalyst for sales. Tesla has expressed the same idea in each of its annual SEC filings dating back to its 2010 initial public offering. Since Wednesday, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has criticized the media and its coverage of his company. He even said he would start a website that would rate the credibility of journalists and their editors. But in the
Top venture capitalist Jason Calacanis — who has made a fortune investing in Silicon Valley start-ups such as Uber and Tumblr — is certainly familiar with his fair share of founders. Now, he's revealing the one trait many of the most successful entrepreneurs have in common. While Calacanis says there isn't just one quality that "stitches together all great entrepreneurs," and that many different personality types can yield a great founder, he explains that there is a particular common characteristic that great entrepreneurs tend to share.
Nothing will make you believe that time is a deeply personal experience than seven days like those the WIRED transportation desk just lived through. No surprise, Elon Musk was at the center of it all. Between detailing his plans to tunnel under Los Angeles, the ongoing struggle to build the Tesla Model 3, and an epic Twitter tirade slamming the media, the high-profile CEO kept America's transportation reporters chained to their desks. Then on Thursday morning, the National Transportation Safety Board released its preliminary report on Uber's fatal self-driving crash in March, providing fresh details on what the car saw—and why it couldn't avoid killing pedestrian Elaine Herzberg. Plus, some good
LOS ANGELES — SpaceX’s success owes a lot to the tenacity of the company’s billionaire founder, Elon Musk, but some of the credit has to go to the guy who designed the engines that make the rockets go. That would be Tom Mueller, who was one of SpaceX’s first employees back in 2002 and now serves as its propulsion chief technology officer. Today Mueller recounted the creation of SpaceX’s Merlin engines, and dropped some hints about the more powerful Raptor engines to come, while picking up a Space Pioneer Award here at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference. Before… Read More
If you can even trust anything that comes from Elon Musk's Twitter account, it looks like Tesla's next electric car will be officially revealed in early 2019. The forthcoming Model Y has been the topic of much speculation, and after a busy day of tweeting Musk said the compact SUV could be unveiled "anytime from late this year to mid next year." SEE ALSO: Elon Musk teases 'Model Y,' says it's coming in a few years Rather flippantly he responded to a post inquiring about Model Y timing with simply "March 15." He later explained he had made up the date "because the Ides of March sounded good." Last year Tesla showed a teaser image of the vehicle with no side mirrors. Not much else has been shared
The European Union could spend up to £440 million ($590 million) on killer robots that wage warfare without the need for human assistance. Officially known as Lethal Autonomous Weapons (LAWs), the robots use artificial intelligence to target and kill enemies without human involvement. Brussels has decided to allow bankrolling of the controversial machines through the EU defence fund despite MEPs' attempts to bar LAWs from the kitty. Scroll down for video The parliament had wanted to block EU subsidies of the weapons but conceded in talks on Tuesday in order to strike a compromise, two sources who were in the room told the EUObserver. In an amendment adopted in February, MEPs had said the defence