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Delivery drones are coming: Jeff Bezos promises half-hour shipping with Amazon Prime Air

Jeff Bezos is nothing if not a showman. Amazon's CEO loves a good reveal, and took the opportunity afforded by a <i>60 Minutes</i> segment to show off his company's latest creation: drones that can deliver packages up to 5 pounds to your house in less than half an hour. They're technically octocopters, as …

One-Ton GOCE Satellite Plummets Into Atlantic Ocean

Ending its career as planned<p>A one-ton European Space Agency satellite finally plunged to Earth on Sunday. Dozens of charred pieces of it—the largest pieces could be 200 pounds—likely landed in the Atlantic Ocean near the Falkland Islands. One Falkland Islander even snapped a photo of the …

New York Times

Cassini reveals Saturn's true colours

A new view of Saturn, revealed by reprieved space probe, has provided the most accurate depiction of the planet's colour along with startling details of its 'stupendous' rings<p>"There is not perhaps another object in the heavens that presents us with such a variety of extraordinary phenomena as the …

US plans for hypersonic robot spy plane revealed

<b>Lockheed Martin has begun work on a successor to the supersonic Blackbird SR-71 spy plane.</b><p>The unmanned SR-72 will use an engine that combines a turbine and a ramjet to reach its top speed of Mach 6 - about 3,600mph (5,800km/h).<p>Like its predecessor, the SR-72 will be designed for high-altitude …

Aviation

Anki Drive Reveals Technology About What Controls Its AI-Powered Cars

As toys and games become more sophisticated, it might surprise people at how some things work. Take Anki Drive, for example, which uses robotics and artificial intelligence to guide cars around a flat race track. Most racing games have a fixed track with barriers to help maneuver vehicles around …