Science

Virtual Vulture 2 swoops into Spaceport America

Vid Spaceplane lands itself, in hot hardware-in-the-loop sim
Lester Haines, 28 Jan 11:59

I'll get my coat – there's a dusty one flying off Comet 67P

Rosetta analyses dust jacket around everyone's favourite comet
Simon Sharwood, 28 Jan 08:28

Passing asteroid MOONS the HUMAN RACE

BL86 buzz-by revealed a travelling companion
Richard Chirgwin, 28 Jan 00:58

Excitement in boffinry circles as GIGANTIC ALIEN RING BLOTS OUT SUN

Pics Faraway sun J1407b, but you get the idea
Iain Thomson, 28 Jan 00:57

Humanity can defeat SkyNet with BOOKS, says IT think tank

If CompSci kiddies read Neal Stephenson and Dave Eggers, our species will endure
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 07:02

Photons link arms on chip to hasten march of quantum crypto

Cheap, fast, entangled photons for fun and profit
Richard Chirgwin, 27 Jan 06:31

IBM details PowerPC microserver aimed at square kilometre array

Fedora fires up on Freescale T4240-powered dense and frugal server
Simon Sharwood, 27 Jan 03:05

NASA greenlights SpaceX and Boeing to carry crew to ISS in 2017

Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks
Iain Thomson, 26 Jan 22:16

NASA greenlights SpaceX and Boeing to carry crew to ISS in 2017

Russians can stick their Soyuz, we can do it for less, say Yanks
Iain Thomson, 26 Jan 22:12

FROSTY MISTRESS of the Outer System: Pluto yields to probe snapper

Navigational images will help boffins home in on icy body
Team Register, 25 Jan 14:07
Sag aloo mixed with our chickpea stew

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Chickpea stew à la Bureau des Projets Spéciaux

Notre own ripsnorting ragout recipe – avec pork, naturellement
Lester Haines, 24 Jan 12:00

SPACE the FINAL FRONTIER: These are the images of COMET PROBE ROSETTA

Craft reveals 'goosebumps', dunes and other features
Simon Sharwood, 23 Jan 07:32

Oz father and son team plan suborbital spaceplane

'ThunderStruck' – going supersonic soon in a stratosphere near you
Lester Haines, 22 Jan 12:14

Drinking to forget? OK. But first, eat a curry... QUICK!

Turmeric-derived substance could 'SPOTLESS MIND' you
Richard Chirgwin, 22 Jan 07:04

How do you solve a problem like Willowra?

Wanted: vibration-tolerant, carry-on network swiss army knife
Simon Sharwood, 22 Jan 05:32

SECRETS of the LOST SCROLLS unlocked by key to HEALTHY BOOBS

Crispy Roman database yields to cunning scan tomography
Lewis Page, 21 Jan 11:41

Alan Turing's LOST NOTEBOOK goes under the hammer

56-pager has never been seen in public, contains formative comp sci doodlings
Simon Sharwood, 21 Jan 08:34

Penguin high-flyers: Andrew Tridgell on the Linux autopilot

Vid The only way is up for open source, says ArduPilot dev
Lester Haines, 20 Jan 12:39

Microsoft wants LAMP for wireless mobe charger

Kinect to spot phones so lights can be focussed on solar mobes
Simon Sharwood, 20 Jan 07:58

MYSTERY RADIO SIGNAL picked up from BEYOND our GALAXY

'Fast burst' from the past blasts past
Richard Chirgwin, 20 Jan 01:56

#CASHTAGS are a thing: you can now bank on Twitter

India's ICICI Bank uses direct messages to fling funds as avian network gets acquisitive
Simon Sharwood, 20 Jan 00:58

SCIENTIFIC CONSENSUS that 2014 was record HOTTEST year? NO

+Comment No significant warming, since at least 2005
Lewis Page, 19 Jan 12:06
Asteroid BL86 orbit diagram

Is is a Bird? Is it a Plane? NO! LOOK OUT it's an ASTEROID!

Low flying 2004 BL86 set to be visible with just binoculars
Richard Chirgwin, 19 Jan 00:06
Unknown planets could exist beyond Pluto

OTHER EARTHS may be orbiting our Sun beyond Neptune

Objects beyond Pluto excite stargazers
Team Register, 18 Jan 15:25
Maser developed by Princeton University researchers

REGARD our TINY but POWERFUL LASER, suitable for very SMALL sharks

Or indeed, more seriously, for quantum computing
Team Register, 17 Jan 17:09

Boffins: It's EASY to make you GRASS YOURSELF UP for crimes you never did

A few 'wrong details' in an interview and you'll confess to anything
Neil McAllister, 17 Jan 07:05
Falcon explodes

Elon Musk: Wanna see a multimillion-dollar rocket EXPLODE? WATCH THIS

Vid Falcon suffers RUD: Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly
Iain Thomson, 16 Jan 19:40
BEAGLE 2 probe on Mars. Pic: University of Leicester

LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

Just resting for 12 years, says poker-faced boffin
Kat Hall, 16 Jan 12:19