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World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

SINGAPORE (AP) — The world's first self-driving taxis began picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday.Select members of the public can …

Autonomous Vehicle

NASA announces aerospace partners for its deep space habitats

Surviving in the wilderness of space takes more than a sleeping bag and a packet of wet wipes, and so to explore how humanity can stay alive in the cold dark beyond, NASA is canvassing designs for new deep space habitats. The agency's Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships (NextSTEP) …

Solar-powered plane leaves Spain for Egypt

MADRID (AP) — An experimental solar-powered airplane has left Spain for Egypt in the penultimate leg of its globe-circling voyage.<p>Organizers said the …

Solar Impulse

Why You Should Be Really Excited That Juno is at Jupiter

On July 4, NASA’s Juno spacecraft fired its engines for the 35-minute orbit insertion burn. The spacecraft’s nearly five year trek to Jupiter ended and its orbital mission began. It was an exciting moment for space nerds, but the casual observer might not have been thrilled. After all, we’ve been …

Astronomy

Tesla is experiencing its first major identity crisis

But Tesla has never experienced a true <i>identity</i> crisis.<p>It is now.<p>The question for Elon Musk and his team to ask isn't, "Will we make it?" but rather, "What are we all about?"<p>Driving this identity crisis is the recent news that a driver was killed in May when his Tesla Model S running the Autopilot …

More than 30 injured as turbulence hits Etihad Airways flight to Indonesia

Thirty-one passengers and crew were injured, nine seriously, after an Etihad Airways flight experienced “severe and unexpected turbulence” on its journey to Indonesia.<p>The Airbus A330-200, flying from the Emirati capital of Abu Dhabi, encountered the sudden turbulence 45 minutes prior to its arrival …

Airplanes

How to Find Your First Job Following University

Looking for a job can be a job in itself. For recent graduates, the realities of working life are very different to what you'll have experienced at …

The windowless plane set for take-off in a decade

UK developer working on replacing heavy aircraft windows with uber-light smartscreen panels to cut fuel consumption and slash air fares<p>Finally, the flying car may have landed<p>It is a glimpse into the future that will inspire wonder in some people but perhaps strike terror into the heart of the …

India is over the moon about its mission to Mars

Indians were bursting with pride today as the country's first mission to Mars entered the Red Planet's orbit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared from the Bangalore command center of the state-run Indian Space Research Organization that history had been made.<p>India is now the first Asian nation to …

The first space photographers

Snapping photos in space wasn’t always so easy. Stephen Dowling discovers how the first astronauts battled radiation and more to take stunning cosmic images.<p>Anyone who learned to take photographs back in the days of film will remember how frustrating it could be. Quite apart from the trickiness of …

Apollo Missions

Google's Project Wing is a secret, drone-based delivery system

Google has been working on self-driving cars for some years now, but the company has just revealed that it is working on yet another ambitious and autonomous vehicle project. According to the BBC and <i>The Atlantic</i>, the secretive Google X team has been working for two years on Project Wing, a …