Technology

January 1, 2017

Four Out-Of-This-World Predictions For The Space Industry In 2017

Big things are happening in space travel and tech, with new startups mushrooming every day. Here are four trends to watch. There was a time when […]
December 31, 2016

Google Lunar X Prize teams await word of their fate

WASHINGTON — Teams competing in the Google Lunar X Prize, facing an end-of-the-year deadline to obtain a verified launch contract, may not know until some time […]
December 21, 2016

EMDRIVE: CHINA CLAIMS SUCCESS WITH THIS 'REACTIONLESS' ENGINE FOR SPACE TRAVEL

NASA ALSO HAS HIGH HOPES FOR THE THEORETICAL ENGINE It’s a piece of space tech that sounds almost too good to be true. The “reactionless” Electromagnetic […]
December 14, 2016

THE HOSPITAL OF THE FUTURE MAY BE A TINY, HIGH-TECH MEDICAL KIT

A STAR TREK-INSPIRED MEDICAL DEVICE GIVES US A GLIMPSE OF MEDICINE’S FUTURE In so many ways, the gadgets seen in Star Trek remind us that the […]
December 7, 2016

India's Mars Orbiter Mission Has a Methane Problem

The methane-detecting instrument aboard the ISRO MOM spacecraft has been re-purposed after NASA scientists uncovered a design flaw. More than two years after its pioneering Mars […]
December 6, 2016

Virgin Galactic's New SpaceShipTwo Flies in First Glide Test

Virgin is preparing to return to spaceflight after the fatal crash it suffered in 2014. Virgin Galactic has been understandably cautious since the fatal crash of […]
December 5, 2016

Europe to Fund ExoMars Rover Despite Lander Crash

The European Space Agency is also backing an International Space Station extension, but an ambitious asteroid deflection mission has been put on hold. The European Space […]
December 4, 2016

New SpaceShipTwo Flies Free for the First Time

Dozens more test flights will follow for the Virgin Galactic spaceplane “Unity” before paying passengers are aboard. Virgin Galactic’s new six-passenger SpaceShipTwo made its first glide […]
December 3, 2016

Want to Build a Rocket? There's an App for That

Long-time military contractor United Launch Alliance shows off a new, customer-friendly face. Hoping to cash in on its perfect flight record and precision orbital delivery services, […]