Company is first to return spacecraft from orbit (Update 2)
(AP) -- NASA took a giant leap away from the spaceflight business Wednesday as a private company launched a spacecraft into orbit and for the first time guided it safely back to Earth, a feat previously achieved ...
Allen, Rutan plan huge plane to launch spaceships
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen and aerospace pioneer Burt Rutan are building the biggest plane ever to haul cargo and astronauts into space, in the latest of several ventures fueled by technology tycoons ...
Yamaha-frame bike with scuba tank makes Dyson shortlist
Honda Begins Operation of New Solar Hydrogen Station in LA
Honda began operation of a next generation solar hydrogen station prototype at the Los Angeles Center of Honda R&D Americas, intended for ultimate use as a home refueling appliance capable of an overnight ...
New operating system for space: High-tech tycoons
The tycoons of cyberspace are looking to bankroll America's resurgence in outer space, reviving "Star Trek" dreams that first interested them in science.
WSU students win international hydrogen competition with fueling station design
A group of Washington State University students has designed a plan for an innovative and economical fueling station that could help make environmentally friendly, hydrogen-powered cars a viable option for future transportation.
In S.C., high-tech bet on hydrogen-powered cars may be move in wrong direction
The Obama administration's plan to cut research dollars for hydrogen-powered cars is not good news for South Carolina and its capital city Columbia, which just last month opened two hydrogen fueling stations and unveiled ...
Former coal mine aids Arctic climate research
Out of place in the snowy, polar landscape, the train that once hauled coal out of the mountain serves as a reminder to scientists at the Ny-Aalesund Arctic research station of the origin of the planet's woes.
Turning CO2 into fuel
With new fossil fuel power stations being built every week, and the idea of burying CO2 [carbon sequestration] regarded by many scientists as unproven or even unworkable, coming up with an alternative solution ...
NASA picks Thursday for Discovery's final launch
NASA will try next week to launch space shuttle Discovery on its final voyage following a four-month delay for fuel tank repairs.
For our future in space, China must aim further than the Moon
A famous picture in the English edition of Newton's "Principia" shows cannon balls being fired from the top of a mountain. If they go fast enough, their trajectory curves downward no more steeply than the ...
More California gas stations can provide H2 than previously thought, study says
A study by researchers at Sandia National Laboratories concludes that a number of existing gas stations in California can safely store and dispense hydrogen, suggesting a broader network of hydrogen fueling ...
Space shuttle leaking, NASA working up repair plan
(AP) -- Space shuttle Discovery is leaking on the launch pad.
GM, Honda partner on fuel cell vehicle development
General Motors and Honda will combine forces to develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in the hopes of delivering them to customers by around 2020, the US and Japanese automakers said Tuesday.