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Concorde replacement could travel from London to NYC in 3 hours

Lockheed Martin is working on a new jet that will be the future of international travel for passengers who need to get overseas quickly. The jet is …

Aerospace

Switzerland trials postal deliveries by drone

The Swiss postal service has started testing the use of drones to make deliveries, a move it says will help in emergencies and allow items to reach isolated areas.<p>Footage released by Swiss Post and its partners on Tuesday showed an unmanned drone, about the size of commercial devices used by …

Drones

NASA Is Testing A Drone For Mars

Flying the Martian skies<p>When it comes to exploring Mars, human-made robots have, literally and figuratively, only scratched the surface. To date, rovers on Mars have driven less than 40 miles on the Red Planet. The surface of Mars is almost 56 million square miles, and while satellites orbiting the …

This Drone Just Exposed One Of America’s Biggest Environmental Secrets

Advertisement<p>Smithfield Foods is in big trouble following a drone exposing how vile the environmental practices are at one of the pig farms located …

USA vs. Japan Part II: Giant robots set to duel

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Suidobashi, you have a giant robot, we have a giant robot. You know what needs to happen."<p>With these fighting words, a new, robo-martial space race era was born. U.S.-based robotics company MegaBots issued the challenge late last month, as it put the finishing touches to its Mark 2 model, …

Robotics

Japan's population is so old that elderly workers are getting robot exoskeletons so they never have to retire

Thomas Peter/ReutersA man wears the new HAL device during a presentation at Haneda airport.<p>What do you do when all the young, capable airport staff …

PicoBrew’s Zymatic Beer Making Machine Made A Brewer Out Of A Noob Like Me

PicoBrew is a beer-centered startup in Seattle, founded by brothers Bill and Jim Mitchell (Bill being an ex-Microsoft executive) and Avi Geiger. It is, in short, magical.<p>The machine at the heart of their operation is the Zymatic — an apparatus that simplifies one of the main steps in beer making by …

Periscope CEO: 'our app is just not very good at piracy'

Wimbledon has taken to Periscope this week, roping in tennis pro Roger Federer to man its feed, but it does not want visitors to the All England Lawn …

Back Up And Sync Your Files Inside A Mason Jar With Raspberry Preserve

Do you like the concept of backup services like Dropbox or Box but don’t want to relinquish control of your data? Well now you can keep your files safely stored in your own pantry, right next to your jars of fruits and vegetables.<p>An innovative DIYer has figured out a way to skillfully merge a …

Renewable Energy

Why your smartphone takes better photographs than the Hubble space telescope

Given that we’re living in a golden age for space photography, it’s surprising how antiquated the hardware responsible is…<p>For those who keep up with the latest developments in space exploration, the last couple of years have offered a rich feast of images: from close-up pictures of water-worn …

Army exoskeleton prototype helps soldiers learn to shoot

Foot soldiers thrive on their shooting skills, but learning expert marksmanship can take a long, long time. US Army researchers could soon have a robotic shortcut to improving those skills, however. They're working on MAXFAS, an arm exoskeleton that uses cable-activated arm braces to correct …

OnePlus Cardboard virtual reality headset is now open for orders — and you only pay for shipping

China-based smartphone maker OnePlus has officially launched its own virtual reality headset made out of cardboard.<p>First announced last month, OnePlus revealed that it planned to broadcast the launch event for the upcoming OnePlus 2 launch to the world using VR, rather than a boring old video …

Virtual Reality

Why Apple Watch And Fitbit Will Not Meet Expectations

A lot of activity has taken place in the wearable devices (wearables) world in the last few weeks. Fitbit went public. Jawbone is suing Fitbit. Apple Watch went on sale (for real, this time). If you read the tech news, it might feel like the technology industry is working relentlessly to make you …

Apple Watch

Scientists Turn To Seahorses For Nearly Unbreakable Limbs

Researchers at Clemson University have created a new sort of robotic design based on the long, curled tail of the seahorse. The seahorse is unique because it consists of “square prisms surrounded by bony plates that are connected by joints.” Other animal tails are cylindrical and therefore easily …

You can watch a threesome in virtual reality, if you know where to look

The fast growing virtual reality content space has typically focused on gaming and travel, but a new entry into the field in the U.S. is taking …