Czechs present bicycle that can fly
Is it a bike? Is it a plane?
Wind-powered car goes down wind faster than the wind
Beaming rockets into space
Space launches have evoked the same image for decades: bright orange flames exploding beneath a rocket as it lifts, hovers and takes off into the sky. But an alternative propulsion system proposed by some ...
Space sailing soon: A one-kilometer-long electric sail tether produced
The electric sail (ESAIL), invented by Dr. Pekka Janhunen at the Finnish Kumpula Space Centre in 2006, produces propulsion power for a spacecraft by utilizing the solar wind. The sail features electrically ...
New aluminum-water rocket propellant promising for future space missions
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers are developing a new type of rocket propellant made of a frozen mixture of water and "nanoscale aluminum" powder that is more environmentally friendly than conventional propellants ...
Japanese Ministry of Self-Defense shows off a flying sphere robot (w/ video)
NASA's new ion engine ready for missions in space
(PhysOrg.com) -- A small robotic surveyor arrives to explore a near-Earth asteroid. Another robotic spacecraft is returning to Earth with a pristine comet surface sample. Meanwhile, a robotic explorer is approaching ...
Jeff Bezos' spaceship fails during test flight
An unmanned spacecraft bankrolled by Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos failed during a recent test flight.
Eurocopter X3: The world's fastest copter
VoltAir shows off electricity powered plane concept at Paris Air Show that is slated for 2035
Japanese inventor develops flying sphere drone
A Japanese defence researcher has invented a spherical observation drone that can fly down narrow alleys, hover on the spot, take off vertically and bounce along the ground.
New rocket aims for cheaper nudges in space: Plasma thruster is small, runs on inexpensive gases (Video)
(PhysOrg.com) -- Satellites orbiting the Earth must occasionally be nudged to stay on the correct path. MIT scientists are developing a new rocket that could make this and other spacecraft maneuvers much less ...
'Look Ma, No Parachute!' Lunar Lander Floats on Electric-blue Jets
How do you fly on a world with no atmosphere? Wings won't work and neither do propellers. And don't even try that parachute!
NASA, AFOSR Test Environmentally-Friendly Rocket Propellant
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA and the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, or AFOSR, have successfully launched a small rocket using an environmentally-friendly, safe propellant comprised of aluminum powder and ...