Self-piloting quadcopters make more sense than an airplane–automobile hybrid—but safety and logistics problems remain
Automakers ask drivers to trust and share the nation’s roadways with autonomous vehicles, but there is no easy answer as to when they will be considered ”safe”
The distance between the satellites would serve as the telescope’s focal length
Scientists are turning the infectious bloodsuckers into allies in the global war on disease
It is a surprise (and frustration) to many that the facilities have not cropped up sooner
They will provide four times better image resolution and five times faster coverage
A body of research suggests yes, but scientists are having to fight red tape to study whether medical marijuana could substitute for opioid drugs
As farm robots take on backbreaking or dangerous work, more humans will have to boss them around
Google, LG and others are experimenting with gadgets that come with swappable cameras and sensors and could hit the market next year...
The underwater fiber-optic cable would trace the shortest path between Europe and Asia
Part one of the ExoMars program—an orbiter and lander—will clear the way for a rover mission in 2018
A 6-2 ruling upholds a regulation that requires utilities to pay more to customers who conserve power during times of peak demand
Doctors Without Borders now describes snakebites as “one of the world’s most neglected public health emergencies”
The U.S.’s measly stockpile of plutonium is barely adequate for missions planned for the next decade
The risk of collisions is on the rise as more civilians buy multicopters
A report predicts fighter jocks may not need speedy, agile jet fighters because they could rely on long-range sensors, smart missiles and swarms of smart robotic machines to attack from afar...
Russian scientists have developed experimental embalming methods to maintain the look, feel and flexibility of the Soviet Union's founder’s body, which is 145 years old today ...
The airplane transport isolators being used to fly Ebola patients for treatment have origins in the 2003 SARS epidemic
A genetic variant that keeps dopamine levels high could lead to personalized training and also benefit personnel in ERs and air traffic control towers
While playing catch-up on technology, Russia opts for cyber attacks, disinformation and other shadowy ways to fight a war with—and sometimes without—plausible deniability