X-59 QueSST: The quiet supersonic aeroplane that could revolutionize air travel

Aircraft that break the sound barrier are banned over many countries – but could quiet supersonic…

Why there won’t be a robot uprising any time soon

There’s no need to panic about the future of robotics, say Ruth Aylett and Patricia Vargas,…

Virgin Galactic resumes ticket sales but delays start of commercial service

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic announced Aug. 5 it is restarting ticket sales at significantly higher prices…

Why did the space station briefly lose control? Engineers will investigate

The International Space Station performed an unexpected backflip after a thruster fired, though officials said astronauts…

Watch Blue Origin launch Jeff Bezos to space!

Blue Origin’s founder Jeff Bezos, along with his younger brother Mark Bezos, Wally Funk and Oliver…

Ai-Da: Robot artist’s self-portraits on display at the Design Museum

The work will be on show until 29 August. Self-portraits by a robot artist have gone…

Future counselor robots could comfort humans with a simple pat on the hand, a new study suggests

Research from Germany has examined how a counselling android can use caring physical contact to comfort…

Researchers integrate human stem cells into monkey embryo

Stem cell research is an ethically fraught field. Now scientists in California have taken a step…

The World’s Largest Aircraft Engine Is Underway

Rolls-Royce announced the construction of its UltraFan engine. The fan is over 11 feet across and made…

The Dawn of Wireless Electricity Is Finally Upon Us. Here’s How New Zealand Will Do It.

This startup says it can send electric power over long distances without copper wire. Picture the…