Airbus says three engines froze on crashed A400M

The crew of an A400M military transporter that crashed last month tried in vain to regain control of three engines that froze due to a suspected software problem, according to details of investigations published on Wednesday. Initial findings on the crash released by Airbus confirmed that the immediate area for concern was the plane’s engine […]

NASA to test supersonic parachute

The US space agency plans to try out the largest parachute ever deployed Wednesday during a flying saucer launch that will test new technologies for landing on Mars. The test flight of the flying saucer, known as the Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator, will be broadcast live on NASA’s website beginning at 1:30 pm (1730 GMT). Since […]

Google self driving car ready for the roads

Google’s purpose-built robots cars are getting the green light to drive on public roads. This summer some of the self-driving cars will be tested on the roads around Mountain View, California, where the search giant is based. Before now, the small vehicles have only driven on test tracks and have not mixed with regular traffic. […]

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos getting ready to take you to space

The dawn of a new era of space travel may be upon us after Amazon’s Jeff Bezos successfully tested a vehicle that will take tourists into space. Mr Bezos’ firm, called the Blue Origin company, has long spoken of its desire to take paying astronauts into the cosmos. And now it has performed the first […]

Iran is cheating again on nukes, UK tells UN

Britain has informed a United Nations sanctions panel of an active Iranian nuclear procurement network linked to two blacklisted firms, according to a confidential report by the panel seen by Reuters. The existence of such a network could add to Western concerns over whether Tehran can be trusted to adhere to a nuclear deal due […]

Unmanned Russian spaceship expected to crash soon

A Russian spacecraft that is tumbling around the Earth after it malfunctioned en route to the International Space Station (ISS) could remain in orbit for more than a week before crashing down to Earth. Thomas Reiter, director of human spaceflight and operations at the EuropeanSpace Agency, said that if Russian engineers could not regain control […]

Fart apps not allowed on Apple Watch

Well, color me disappointed. Turns out one of the first apps owners of the new $17,000 luxury Apple Watch Edition won’t be downloading is one that plays fart sounds. Dang, thanks a lot Apple! Ok, seriously, someone was hoping to be behind the very first fart app for the Apple Watch, the brilliantly titled Fart […]

Astronomers find black hole 12 billion times sun’s size

A monster black hole powering “the brightest lighthouse in the distant universe” has been discovered that is 12 billion times more massive than the sun, scientists have revealed. The extraordinary object is at the centre of a quasar — an intensely powerful galactic radiation source — with a million billion times the sun’s energy output. […]