Shares in Irish oil and gas exploration company Providence Resources regained some ground by the close, having dipped by as much as 8 per cent earlier. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

World equity indexes gained modestly yesterday after a rout last week. Positive US housing data helped Wall Street shrug off a weak manufacturing rep(...)

A Tesla  Model S P85D vehicle sits plugged in at a charging station in Nephi, Utah

Electric car and battery maker Tesla said it was looking to raise about $642.5 million through a share sale, above the $500 million it announced on Th(...)

Tesla Motors chief executive Elon Musk said stationary storage could ultimately be a bigger business for Tesla than cars  Photograph: Reuters

Tesla Motors reported a wider first-quarter net loss on Wednesday night, but outperformed expectations and stuck to key milestones for the year ahead,(...)

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, who have been married for 21 years. Photograph: Elaine Thompson/AP Photo

To be a billionaire, the first thing you need is a personality disorder.That is what I had always assumed, based on my own experience of having interv(...)

It may have been created in the Big Bang, but hydrogen could turn out to be a damp squib

Roughly 15 billion years ago, someone or something created an awful lot of hydrogen. In fact, in the Big Bang, very little other than hydrogen was cre(...)

US stocks rose   as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset concerns over faltering economic growth spurred by a surprisingly weak jobs report last week. Photograph: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

US stocks rose in early trading yesterday as expectations that the Federal Reserve will push any interest rate increases further into the year offset(...)

Jay Parikh, vice president for connectivity at Facebook: “The entire world is going to accelerate its technology development.” Photograph: Jim Wilson/The New York Times

Facebook showed plans last week for drone aircraft that can beam lasers conveying high-speed data to remote parts of the world. As powerful as that so(...)

Volkswagen has developed a robotic car that can learn the contours of a race track and put in laps faster than a human driver

If one can assume that Elon Musk (billionaire founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and the world’s first private space exploration company, Space X) is (...)

Tesla plans to offer hands-free steering on its Model S saloon in about three months as part of a continuing series of free software upgrades delivered wirelessly to  owners. It also intorudced a new “Range assurance” system for owners.

Tesla Motors plans to offer hands-free steering on its Model S saloon in about three months, chief executive Elon Musk said Thursday.The automatic ste(...)

Solar City will provide and install all the equipment required with no up-front cost to get a household or business up and running for solar energy. How? The consumer then pays Solar City for the power that they generate

Everyone seems to supports solar power. It’s like the kid in a race that everyone wants to win because they’ve so much spirit. Still they always end u(...)