One possible model for future combat aircraft can take off and land vertically, and then fly like a traditional airplane. Bell's V-280, which combines a combat helicopter's fuselage with tilt-rotors, basically
But compared to the so-called "Hyperloop" concept that Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk introduced last year, the bullet train might as well be from the age of steam propulsion. Three hours? Try 35 minutes.
With the iPhone 6 Plus teardown complete, iFixit has commenced work on disassembling the iPhone 6. Unsurprisingly, the internals are similar to that of the 6 Plus, but adjusted to fit in a smaller space.
A drone operator has explained how he helped locate an elderly Wisconsin man who had been missing for three days. The operator said he had used his aircraft to survey the area, but ended up spotting the
Once again, Samsung is trying to make splash with big Android tablets — and this time, it’s going back to basics. The South Korean electronics giant is one of the few tablet makers that didn’t give up
If successful, the move could have far-reaching ramifications in the industry. Image: Iansblog/Flickr For the first time ever, the Federal Aviation Administration is trying to fine a hobby drone operator,
Dating back as far as 2012, there have been rumors claiming that Amazon is preparing to launch a smartphone. Most of these rumors have been all talk and no real substance, but things have certainly started
A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come. The power source? A series of platforms launched into around
In a spare, drab office park in Sunnyvale, California, a bunch of two-by-fours and foamboard have been nailed together into a makeshift model of a shipping container. Inside, a bare, unlit Edison bulb
Scientists in America's industrial heartland are making automotive metals and fuel in sunshine-powered furnaces. The gargantuan, century-old U.S. Steel mills of Gary, Indiana, fueled the rise of smokestack
Living underwater is seen by some as a futuristic utopia, but what’s it actually like? Rose Eveleth asks a man who eats, works and sleeps on the sea floor – the latest in her new series about the people
The tragedies that were part of a long and fraught process that has helped make flying as safe as it is today. At any one time hundreds of thousands of us are cocooned in pressurised cabins scything through
It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us. Right now, one of the most exciting space
It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase. It reportedly just agreed to purchase high-altitude drone maker Titan Aerospace for an unspecified amount. The search (and tons other
Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public. Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use