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National spaceports for UK 'by 2018,' Scotland dominates locations list
Space tourism is on the mind of the British government, as it has announced plans to build at least eight spaceports on its soil. Scotland is so far the centerpoint of Britain's space ambitions, and may home up to six potential sites.

14.07.2014 16:09

Take off & land anywhere: Russia unveils hybrid amphibious drone vehicle (PHOTOS)
A drone hybridized with an amphibious hovercraft has been presented at the Innoprom-2014 technology exhibition in Russia's Yekaterinburg. This unique UAV doesn’t need an airfield to launch, so the only alternative is a helicopter.

12.07.2014 07:19

US Navy unveils electromagnetic railgun prototypes
Prototypes of the US Navy’s much vaunted electromagnetic railguns were unveiled this week. The new technology, capable of firing projectiles at up to 5,600 miles per hour, is set to revolutionize naval warfare.

11.07.2014 22:59

​Tesla Motors magnate Elon Musk donates $1 mn to Nikola Tesla museum
Billionaire carmaker and space pioneer Elon Musk has donated $1 million to a cartoonist who plans to turn the former lab of great Serbian-American scientist Nikola Tesla into a state-of-the-art museum.

11.07.2014 21:58

Fire and Forget: DARPA successfully tests revolutionary self-guiding bullet (VIDEO)
US military research agency DARPA says it is homing in on its long-term ambition of producing self-guided bullets, after staging a test in which a sniper was able to shoot at a target at a radically wrong angle, and yet still hit it perfectly.

11.07.2014 16:03

Five men suing Obama administration after falling into ‘suspicious activity’ file
From photographing public works of art to bulk-buying computers, five Americans now have a record on file with US intelligence agencies for carrying out everyday activities. Thousands of unsuspecting Americans are also tagged in the database.

11.07.2014 10:33

​US knew about Snowden file destruction at UK newspaper
​The White House were given the heads up that UK authorities were to force The Guardian newspaper to destroy hard drives containing top secret NSA documents.

11.07.2014 09:33

Marine Corps tests massive new amphibious assault vehicle
​The Marine Corps is testing a new amphibious landing vehicle which dwarfs its current hydrofoil lander and will be able to land multiple battle tanks at once.

11.07.2014 01:19

Environmentalists sue California for ‘rubber stamping’ use of honeybee-killing pesticides
Three environmental and food safety nonprofits are suing the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) over its approval of insecticides linked to the massive die-off of honeybees in the state, saying the agency violated state laws by doing so.

10.07.2014 20:35

​Cash for data: Internet companies to profit from UK emergency legislation
In an increasing climate of mass surveillance, concerns over Briton’s depreciating privacy rights have been compounded by figures released under Freedom of Information law.

10.07.2014 11:17

Aha! New type of ultra-thin HD display discovered by chance
Scientists studying a special phase change material, with the potential to be used as non-volatile computer memory, realized they can instead make ultra-thin energy efficient high-resolution displays out of it.

10.07.2014 14:18

First Google Glass telekinetic app allows users to take pictures with their thoughts (VIDEO)
A new telekinetic app operates with Google Glass to harness the power of the mind in order to control functions.

10.07.2014 14:09

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