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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.