Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo shattered!

When Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket plane broke up high above California’s Mojave Desert on Friday, it led to the first in-flight fatality associated with a commercial space effort. Here’s what we know so far about the explosion and crash, which killed one test pilot and injured another: What happened? For four and a half years, […]

Supply rocket for space station explodes on liftoff in U.S.

An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff from a commercial launch pad in Virginia on Tuesday, marking the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the International Space Station. The 14-story rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off its seaside launch pad at the Wallops Flight […]

Could computers pose a threat to humanity?

How smart are today’s computers? They can tackle increasingly complex tasks with an almost human-like intelligence. Microsoft has developed an Xbox game console that can assess a player’s mood by analyzing his or her facial expressions, and in 2011, IBM’s Watson supercomputer won Jeopardy — a quiz show that often requires contestants to interpret humorous […]

F-22 Raptor’s 1st ever combat mission a ‘success’

The F-22 Raptor, one of the most expensive fighters in the world, undertook and successfully completed a combat mission for the first time ever Monday in Syria. The next generation Raptor, which has a total program price tag north of $79 billion, had sat out two wars and at least one previous smaller conflict since […]

Industry experts respond to the release of the Apple Watch

The Apple Watch will push wearable technology into the mainstream, according to a number of Australian mobile app developers. The highly anticipated product was unveiled by Apple on Wednesday, alongside its new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Fusemobile director Paul Coleman says Apple has a knack for taking nascent technology and then […]

Super Cruise: Hands-Free driving is just around the corner

General Motors Co. (GM), the largest U.S. automaker, will introduce a Cadillac model in two years that can be driven on the highway without the driver holding the steering wheel or putting a foot on a pedal. The 2017 Cadillac model will feature “Super Cruise” technology that takes control of steering, acceleration and braking at […]

Can Apple Build a Cool and Convenient iWatch?

By BRIAN X. CHEN Apple is trying to have another iPod experience. The company was not the first to create a digital music player when it introduced the iPod 13 years ago. But the device, with its click wheel and slick integration with the iTunes software that ran on a computer, took digital music into […]

Google drones can deliver anything including life saving medicine

Brisbane- A Queensland farm on the Darling Downs has become the unlikely testing ground of one of the most technologically advanced Google projects that could see autonomous drones deliver anything from chocolate to life-saving medicines. Google X, a division of the US-based technology company dedicated to making major technological advancements, tested Project Wing near Warwick […]

Lockheed Martin seeks to clean up space junk

It is a problem that is alarming scientists, satellite operators and the US Air Force: what to do with the millions of pieces of space junk hurtling around the earth at speeds several times faster than a bullet? On Tuesday the US defence giant Lockheed Martin and an Australian technology company took a step towards […]