Science and Technology

Science and Technology

New virtual reality simulation lets you experience space-warping effects of a black hole

Scientists have used a series of detailed images from computer models of Sagittarius A*, a black hole at the heart of the Milky Way, and developed...

Electric plane with no moving parts takes flight

MIT researchers did a test run of a 2.45 kg experimental aircraft that was able to propel itself 60 meters without any turbines or moving parts....

NASAs maiden Commercial Crew Program target test flight scheduled for January 7

The flight of the Crew Dragon capsule, called Demo-1, will be an uncrewed test mission to the International Space Station (ISS).

Real-world HAL 9000 supercomputer is not a villain

Scientists are working on a HAL 9000-inspired computer to help astronauts in space, not end up killing them like in the famous movie '2001: A Space...

ISS astronaut unearths old NASA floppy disks in space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst tweeted an image of a folder of floppy disks he'd found inside an unused locker of the ISS.

NASAs InSight must hit the brakes hard for safe Mars landing

InSight will face extreme forces and temperatures on its way to Martian surface early next week. It will use NASA's pre-programmed landing plan that makes use...

NASA to review SpaceX, Boeing projects after Musk seen smoking weed

Elon Musk's troubles continue as NASA has now announced that they will be doing an in-depth 'cultural assessment study' of both SpaceX and Boeing.

International Space Station celebrates 20th anniversary

From one to sixteen modules in twenty years: the International Space Station has come a long way.

AI is now capable of faking fingerprints to gain unauthorised access

DeepMasterPrints, developed by a team of NYU researchers, is a 'master key' for many fingerprint-based authentication systems.

Kilogram overhauled, is now defined on a universal constant

A kilogram is currently weighed on a block of platinum-iridium metal that changed over time but one will now be able to measure it using the...


This is the iPhone 8, new design reportedly confirmed

The iPhone 8 has not only been the most anticipated smartphone of 2017 but also the most leaked iPhone ever. Reports, rumours, images...