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Secretive space drone used to test futuristic propulsion system

Ask someone in the street what they know about the Air Force's top-secret space plane and you'll probably wind up getting pinched by the NSA. Nobody can claim to know much about the X-37B, beyond the fact that it's the force's long-term space vehicle, capable of staying in orbit for more than a …

Graphene produces a working 3D holographic display

Since "Help me, Obi Wan, you're my only hope" hit the big screens in 1977's "Star Wars," we've been dreaming of a full-3D holographic display. Mastering the technology isn't easy, though. We've seen multiple attempts that approximate a 3D display, like a 2D image visible from all directions, but …

Glove uses tiny air bladders to bring touch to VR

A virtual reality glove that allows gamers to touch and feel objects has been developed by a team of engineering students. The Hands Omni glove uses …

Virtual Reality

Google extends olive branch to European newspapers with €150 million fund

Google is investing €150 million ($163 million) in a new fund to support newspaper publishers and other journalism organisations in Europe.<p>The move …

Bali Nine: Indonesia executes eight prisoners but reprieves Mary Jane Veloso – as it happened

Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and six other men are executed by firing squad, as Filipina Mary Jane Velosa wins a last-minute reprieve<p>6.31am AEST<p>This live blog is wrapping up now. Please do click through to our new live blog, which will pick up all the reaction to the deaths of eight …