If a Google billionaire can’t make flying cars happen, can anyone?

A secretive air-taxi startup backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, is winding down, underscoring how difficult it will be to get electric-powered flying cars and planes.

By Pranshu VermaOctober 1, 2022

This jet suit could make you fly like Iron Man if you are rich

British company Gravity makes a jet suit people can purchase for a hefty sum.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 28, 2022

Biotech aims to detect cancer early. But tests have a long way to go.

President Biden said he wants to foster research on early-cancer-detection blood tests through his cancer “moonshot” initiative.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 22, 2022

These planes are battery operated. Will that fly?

Airlines including United, Mesa and Air Canada have started putting orders in for Heart Aerospace ES-30, a battery-operated plane that seats up to 30 people.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 21, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II is dead but will live on as cryptocurrency

In the days following Queen Elizabeth's passing, more than 40 types of meme coins have been minted, industry experts said.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 17, 2022

A tiny, unmanned plane could land almost anywhere for military intel

DARPA wants to create a tiny unmanned plane that could take off and land nearly anywhere in the world.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 14, 2022

Move over, Iron Man: The Army has a new suit to solve soldier back pain

The Army is creating a next-generation ‘Iron Man’ suit for soldier back pain that is lightweight and less clunky than what it's tried in the past.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 10, 2022

This robot catches grandma before she falls

Researchers in Singapore have created a robot that follows seniors around while they walk and can predict when they'll fall and stop it from happening.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 10, 2022

A new algorithm could spot Parkinson’s early. Will it help?

MIT researchers have built an AI model that could diagnose Parkinson's disease earlier than humans, which may improve treatment for the ailment.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 2, 2022

NASA’s toaster-sized device can make oxygen on Mars

NASA and MIT have made a box that converts the carbon-dioxide on Mars into breathable oxygen — a crucial advance if humans want to explore the planet one day.

By Pranshu VermaSeptember 1, 2022

Soon electric vehicles could charge faster than your iPhone

Consumers could charge electric vehicle batteries up to 90 percent in ten minutes within five years, far surpassing the best superchargers in existence.

By Pranshu VermaAugust 27, 2022

Nuclear fusion power inches closer to reality

The quest for nuclear fusion technology started around the 1950s. It's now within sight.

By Pranshu VermaAugust 26, 2022

Niche internet micro celebrities are taking over the internet

Niche internet micro celebrities are people online who are known to a small but often dedicated group and they represent a growing variant of the attention economy.

By Taylor LorenzAugust 24, 2022

This robot quarterback could be the future of football practice

A robot that can be a quarterback, kicker and punter is starting to gain traction in professional football.

By Pranshu VermaAugust 19, 2022

Google is training its robots to be more like humans

In a drab Google office park in Silicon Valley, robots are going to school, using AI algorithms to learn how to play ping pong and clean up after humans.

By Gerrit De Vynck and Rachel LermanAugust 16, 2022

The Inflation Reduction Act could push climate change tech into the future

If the Senate spending bill becomes law, climate change tech that seems like science fiction could get the tax credits and research dollars needed to develop.

By Pranshu Verma and Evan HalperAugust 12, 2022

Lifeguard drones can save lives. But U.S. beaches might not buy them.

The drones navigate to struggling swimmers quickly, when a delay of seconds could be the difference between life and death. In Spain they're being used on nearly two dozen beaches.

By Pranshu VermaAugust 6, 2022

Fighter pilots will don augmented reality helmets for training

Air Force pilots will soon wear the advanced helmets to fight imaginary enemies.

By Pranshu VermaAugust 4, 2022

Surgeons use virtual reality techniques to separate conjoined twins

Twins Arthur and Bernardo Lima, conjoined at the brain, were separated by surgeons in Britain and Brazil using virtual reality techniques.

By Adela SulimanAugust 3, 2022

Slowly but surely, robots will wind up in our clothes

Researchers across the world are pioneering advances in robotic textiles that will allow the clothes we wear to keep us healthy and improve daily life.

By Pranshu VermaJuly 29, 2022