Ashlee Vance, Bloomberg

Ashlee Vance


Silicon Valley, CA, United States

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Past articles by Ashlee:

With Human Metalworkers Hard to Come By, Robotic Blacksmiths Step Up

A startup named Machina is using robots to make the kinds of metal components for manufacturers that have often required significant manual work in the past. → Read More

How to Be 18 Years Old Again for Only $2 Million a Year

Middle-aged tech centimillionaire Bryan Johnson and his team of 30 doctors say they have a plan to reboot his body. → Read More

Tom Oxley, Neuro Technology Revolutionary

In July his company, Synchron, put one of its brain-computer interface devices in a human after the US Food and Drug Administration granted its first approval for a trial of the potentially revolutionary surgery, which aims to help people communicate via their thoughts. → Read More

Elon Musk’s Starlink Is at the Forefront of a Corporatized Space War in Ukraine

Earth’s orbit is now the domain of companies, not just countries, and that’s changing the nature of warfare. → Read More

What a Rocket Startup That Helped Create the ‘New Space’ Wave Leaves Behind

The bankruptcy of Masten Space Systems, a ragtag operation that worked with NASA and Darpa, marks the end of an inspiring chapter in the commercial space industry. → Read More

The Thrill of Better Office Wi-Fi

Meter, founded by two brothers, has a new way to get workplaces online as well as some noteworthy backers. → Read More

Ready to Eat Some Lab-Grown Meat? The FDA Will Soon Decide

The science experiment could soon reach your supermarket. → Read More

U.S. Seeks to Oust Ukrainian Owner of Texas Rocket Startup Firefly

Max Polyakov has agreed to sell a stake in the company under pressure from U.S. officials. → Read More

Inside The World’s Largest Synthetic Meat Factory

Upside is trying to make lab-grown meat scalable, affordable and desirable to consumers who like the taste of the real thing. → Read More

Satellite Startup Wants to Fight Climate Crisis With Next-Level Data

Muon Space uses AI and detailed imagery to measure—and hopefully help mitigate—what can only be seen from space. → Read More

Solar Startup Born in a Garage Is Beating China to Cheaper Panels

Australia-based SunDrive has made a materials breakthrough that promises to increase the efficiency and lower the cost of solar panels. → Read More

The Future of Space Is Bigger Than Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, or Elon Musk

The orbital economy goes way beyond the dreams of billionaire spacemen. → Read More

Can a $110 Million Helmet Unlock the Secrets of the Mind?

Bryan Johnson, who made a fortune in online payment processing, has spent a lot of it building hardware meant to radically expand science’s understanding of the brain’s aging and effects on the body. → Read More

Silicon Valley Wants Dogs to Live Longer So Humans Can, Too

Canine life-extension research by the startup Loyal could lead to breakthroughs for the rest of us. → Read More

This Startup Wants to Fill the Skies With Cargo-Filled Robot Planes

Reliable Robotics has been flying Cessnas through a mixture of autonomy and remote control. FedEx, for one, is a believer. → Read More

The 27-Year-Old Who Became a Covid-19 Data Superstar

In the contest over who could make the most accurate coronavirus forecast, it was global institutions vs. a guy living with his parents in Santa Clara. → Read More

Aviation Outsider Builds Supersonic Jet for Transatlantic Flight

Twenty years after the retirement of the Concorde, Boom Technology is developing a passenger plane it’s promising will fly at much faster speeds in a more comfortable setting than today’s carriers. → Read More

A Rocket Mogul Is Preparing to Launch a Union of U.S. and Soviet Technology

Firefly Aerospace is seeking a niche below SpaceX’s jumbo rockets, while owner Max Polyakov faces some awkward questions. → Read More

Elon Musk Is the Hero America Deserves

Ashlee Vance interviews the billionaire entrepreneur on his Twitter usage, selling off his possessions, and the historic upcoming launch. → Read More

Elon Musk Is the Hero America Deserves

If all goes well, on May 27 two American astronauts, Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, will ride in a Tesla electric car to a Florida launchpad, hop out, and then climb into the nose of a Falcon 9 rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX. → Read More