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Vulture 2 takes a battering in 100km/h test run

Vid Still in one piece, but we're going to need MORE POWER
Lester Haines, 19 Aug 09:32

TRIANGULAR orbits will help Rosetta to get up close with Comet 67P

Probe will be just 10km from Space Duck in October
Simon Sharwood, 19 Aug 03:15

Cargo truck crammed with garbage explodes IN SPAAAAACE

Fiery display as Cygnus enters atmos
Jasper Hamill, 18 Aug 14:45

Boffins ID freakish spine-smothered prehistoric critter: The CLAW gave it away

Bizarre-looking creature actually related to velvet worms

Vulture 2 spaceplane autopilot brain surgery a total success

LOHAN slips into some sexy bespoke mission parameters
Lester Haines, 15 Aug 10:02

Why your mum was WRONG about whiffy tattooed people

They're a future source of RENEWABLE ENERGY
Jasper Hamill, 15 Aug 06:02

NASA's rock'n'roll shock: ROLLING STONE FOUND ON MARS

No sign of Ziggy Stardust and his band
Simon Sharwood, 15 Aug 04:58

What does a flashmob of 1,024 robots look like? Just like this

Vid Sorry, Harvard, did you say kilobots or KILLER BOTS?
Iain Thomson, 14 Aug 20:49

Intel launches Internet of Stuff Parkinson's research project

Joint research with Michael J Fox Foundation

Rosetta's comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is one FUGLY space rock

No pretty rings or swirly spots on this little gray duck
Simon Sharwood, 14 Aug 07:02

Spin doctors crack 'impossible' asteroid hurtling towards Earth

Pic Just what is glueing space trash oddball together?
Iain Thomson, 14 Aug 04:04

Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

Maryam Mirzakhani's work on doughnuts and spheres wins Fields Medal

Vulture 2 spaceplane brain surgery begins with remote incision

Autopilot wrangling from Australia via OpenVPN
Lester Haines, 13 Aug 11:51
CSIRO Parkes radio telescope

CSIRO spells out cash-strapped astronomy future

Parkes, Narrabri slimmed down and SKA will have to do without a Chief Scientist
Richard Chirgwin, 13 Aug 03:02
TechDemoSat-1 shot of planet Earth

Blighty in SPAAAACE: Brit-built satellite films the Earth

Video Fully British bird snaps sweeping vista of our spinning blue marble

Pi palaver perplexes LOHAN Pixhawk pair

Vulture 2 brain surgery off to a fruitily shaky start
Lester Haines, 12 Aug 10:28

Japanese boffins invent 4.4 TREEELLION frames per second camera

Now you really can watch a hummingbird fly
Simon Sharwood, 12 Aug 04:01

LOHAN acquires aircraft arboreal avoidance algorithm acronyms

Is that an ARMADILLO in your PANTS or are you just pleased to see me?
Lester Haines, 11 Aug 10:04

Another step forward for diamond-based quantum computers

Square cut or pear-shaped, these qubits don't lose their shape
Richard Chirgwin, 11 Aug 06:29

China to test recoverable moon orbiter

I'll have some rocks and a moon cheese pizza please, home delivery
Simon Sharwood, 11 Aug 03:03

ANU boffins demo 'tractor beam' in water

Video The current state of the art, apparently
Richard Chirgwin, 11 Aug 02:02

Lawsuit claims SpaceX laid off hundreds without proper notice, pay

Surprise axe-lowering alleged to have violated California law
Neil McAllister, 08 Aug 19:26

Tiny transforming bots: Meet these self-assembling 'thoughtful' droids

Rise of the Machines Flat-packed bots build themselves, turn... walk away

Fanfare of trumpets as LOHAN reveals mission patch

Ad Astra Tabernamque and beers all round
Lester Haines, 08 Aug 10:28

'Be super careful with AI. It's potentially more dangerous than NUKES'

QuoTW Plus: 'Facebook is not a Law Enforcement issue!'

Twitter can trigger psychosis in users

140 characters or less leaves too much to symbolism, study finds
Darren Pauli, 08 Aug 07:31

IBM boffins stuff 16 million-neuron chips into binary 'frog' brain

Updated Cram 5.4 billion gates, million neurons in 28nm CMOS processor
Chris Williams, 07 Aug 23:59

Vulture 2 strapped to speeding van before delicate brain surgery

Spaceplane awaits autopilot tuning atop shed-built test platform
Lester Haines, 07 Aug 09:34
Zombies, credit: Wikimedia from Night of The Living Dead

True fact: Hubble telescope spots ZOMBIES in SPACE

Dwarf stars survive supernovae (a trick we may need in a few billion years)
Shaun Nichols, 07 Aug 04:57
Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko

SCORE: Rosetta probe hits orbit of duck-shaped comet

Watch live ESA spacecraft nails final manoeuvre

Six MEEELLION gigabytes-a-year space 'scope wins funding

First light due to reach US$473m Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in 2019
Richard Chirgwin, 06 Aug 02:01
Rosetta

Astounding: We're about to stick a probe in orbit of a COMET

Pic Rosetta craft screams 6 billion km through space to reach its cosmic prey
Iain Thomson, 06 Aug 00:49
Two teenage girls - one whispering in other's ear

BAD VIBES: High-speed video camera records your voice from trash

Vid Next step: CCTV that eavesdrops on you

Kickstarter hopefuls promise high-res aerial maps for the masses

Maps Made Easy takes the pain out of stitching
Lester Haines, 05 Aug 11:17
2001: A Space Odyssey

HUMAN RACE PERIL: Not nukes, it'll be AI that kills us off, warns Musk

SpaceX supremo warns 'we need to be super careful' after pumping $40m into it
Iain Thomson, 05 Aug 00:58
EmDrive space motor

NASA tests crazytech flying saucer thruster, could reach Mars in days

Dear Lily Cole: FYI - THAT'S achieving the 'impossible'
Iain Thomson, 04 Aug 19:38