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Working For Elon Musk

One of my favorite types of science fiction character is found in the books of Ben Bova; a business mogul who through brilliance, hard work, and the …

9 books Elon Musk thinks everyone should read

Ever since he was a child in South Africa, Elon Musk has been a big reader, of everything from science-fiction novels to historical biographies.<p>The CEO of Tesla and SpaceX has said that reading books taught him how to build rockets.<p>We combed through years of interviews with Musk to find out which …

12 incredible women you've never heard of who changed science forever

ShutterstockSure, most people have heard of Marie Curie and Rosalind Franklin, Jane Goodall and Sally Ride.But for every female scientist whose work …

Nobel Prize

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

How Profitable Is SpaceX? How Much More Profitable Will It Become?

Inquiring minds -- and investors in Boeing and Lockheed Martin -- want to know.<p>On Friday, April 8, 2016, at 4:52 p.m. EDT, SpaceX landed a Falcon 9 …

Kepler Is Saved! How NASA Used Its Deep Space Network to Avert Catastrophe

The Deep Space Network is a crucial link to spacecraft beyond Earth.<p>It's been a nail-biting few days for the planet-hunting community, after NASA announced late last week that its Kepler space telescope had unexpectedly switched to "emergency mode," and was rapidly burning up its fuel some 75 …

The 'living concrete' that can heal itself

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the world's most popular building material, and ever since the Romans built the pantheon from it some 2,000 years ago, we've been trying to find ways to make concrete more durable.<p>No matter how carefully it is mixed or reinforced, all concrete eventually cracks, and under some …

Engineering

3D-printed mini jet engine revved up to 33,000rpm

GE creates a little-engine-that-could using an advanced metal 3D-printing technique and then put it through testing like a full-size engine.<p>Chalk up another triumph for 3D printing.<p>GE engineers have created a small jet engine using next-gen manufacturing technique for building 3D objects "by …

3D Printing

Evaluating NASA’s Futuristic EM Drive

A group at NASA’s Johnson Space Center has successfully tested an electromagnetic (EM) propulsion drive in a vacuum – a major breakthrough for a …