The unmanned SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes after liftoff from Cape Canaveral, Florida. Photograph: Mike Brown/Reuters

A rocket which exploded shortly after takeoff on Sunday in Florida was the third loss of a cargo ship headed to the International Space Station in the(...)

Summoning the demon: while Elon Musk’s phrase is evocative, there are benefits to job creation from technology. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

There is no shortage of angst about the relentless advance of digital technology and what it means for the workforce, if not humanity. Dire warnings h(...)

Paul Mulvaney, executive director of innovation at the ESB: his presentation on Wednesday is likely to map out the ESB’s plan to remain the big player in Ireland’s energy pool. Photograph: Chris Bellew/Fennell Photography 2015

Paul Mulvaney is busy in his first floor office at ESB’s headquarters, putting the finishing touches to a presentation on how the one-time State-backe(...)

Sergio Marchionne, chief executive of Fiat and Chrysler,  has successfully glued together two carmakers. The question is: can he pull off the trick again? Photograph: Fabrizio Costantini/The New York Times

It was called Confessions of a Capital Junkie. An industry insider said it was more like Car Industry 101. Sergio Marchionne, chief executive o(...)

An artist’s impression of the Hyperloop transportation system: not only will it allow people to travel at extremely high speeds, it may also end up being free to use

An entrepreneur hoping to realise Elon Musk’s dream of a super-fast transportation system, which would allow travellers to get from San Francisco to L(...)

Science-fiction film Ex Machina which offers a clever version of the robots versus humans narrative

Are technology companies running too fast into the future and creating things that could potentially wreak havoc on humankind? That question has been (...)

Jeep will revive the Grand Wagoneer name for a super-luxe Range Rover rival.

Fiat-Chrysler boss Sergio Marchionne has confirmed, obliquely, that Jeep is working on a luxury model to rival the Range Rover and Mercedes GLS. Set t(...)

Elon Musk, co-founder and chief executive  of Tesla Motors, speaks during the unveiling of the company’s “Powerwall’ in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Tim Rue/Bloomberg

There are few more fascinating figures in business today than Elon Musk, the PayPal co-founder who has gone on to specialise in attention-grabbing tra(...)

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,(...)

The unveiling of the Tesla Energy Powerwall Home Battery   during an event in Hawthorne, California. Photograph: Patrick T Fallon/Reuters

Electric car company Tesla has announced plans to expand into battery technology to power homes and businesses.The firm’s CEO, Elon Musk, unveiled the(...)