The maiden flight of e-volo's 18-rotor Volocopter electric aircraft prototype last month seems to have impressed quite a few people. The company is claiming a European crowdfunding record after raising €1.2 million (US$1.64 million) in under four days.
Notable hacker Samy Kamkar recently built SkyJack, a modified Parrot AR.Drone 2 that automatically seeks out the wireless signals of other UAVs, disconnects them from their owners, and then takes control of them, even while in flight.
DARPA has announced plans to use a foldable plastic lens to “break the glass ceiling” of space telescopes. As part of the Membrane Optical Imager for Real-Time Exploitation (MOIRE) program, it aims to replace conventional glass optics with lightweight polymer membranes.
The Factory-in-a-Day project aims to give European manufacturing a competitive edge by developing robots that can be integrated into small and medium enterprise (SME) factories within 24 hours, resulting in optimized production and reduced labor costs.
Mark your calendars for 2034, because that is when science is set to get a whole new spectrum to play with when the European Space Agency (ESA) launches its eLISA mission, which will study gravitational waves in a manner that may one day revolutionize our understanding of the Universe.
The Wokart is a go-kart for the water with awesome power-to-weight ratio and agility. The seating and controls make it just like driving a car ... and in four years of R&D, no-one has turned one over. Production begins next month, with sales starting in March 2014.
Moon Express has revealed the design of its MX-1 entry for the Google Lunar X Prize competition. Not a one-trick pony, the MX-1 is intended as the first of a series of robotic spacecraft that can carry out a multitude of tasks in Earth orbit as well as in deep space.
Ford revealed the all-new, sixth-generation Mustang last week in a four-content event encompassing major cities like Barcelona, New York and Shanghai. The new Mustang drops the heavily retro influence of generation five in favor of a more modern look and feel, which includes an EcoBoost engine.
After its launch from the Xichang Satellite Center at 1:30 am Monday morning, the Beijing Aerospace Control Center reports that China's Chang'e-3 lunar probe successfully entered lunar orbit Friday at 5:53 pm Beijing time.
Thinking of buying a new DSLR in time for the holidays, well don't do it before reading this. In the latest of our camera comparison guides, Gizmag looks at how the best mid-range DSLRs stack up against each other.