Curiosity rover snaps first color pictures of red planet’s blue sunset
Images taken on the rover’s 956th Martian day.
by Andrew Griffin
Dutch solar road makes enough energy to power household
Engineers in the Netherlands say energy-generating road surface is more successful than expected, six months into trial.
by Tarek Bazley

Are Flying Cars For Real This Time?
6 companies determined to come to market.
by Cindy Drukier
Patents for technology to read people’s minds hugely increasing
Patents include technology to artificially alter people’s mood, control video games.
by Andrew Griffin

Farming Drones Approved By FAA After Testing In California’s Wine Country
“We can avoid problems with pests, we can treat a smaller area, and we can do it in an economical way.”
by Derek Shore
SpaceX to test 'eject button' for astronauts
“It is similar to an ejection seat for a fighter pilot, but instead of ejecting the pilot out of the spacecraft, the entire spacecraft is ‘ejected’ away from the launch vehicle.”
by Phys.org

New GPS technology could open way for advances in virtual reality, scientists say
The new system could also enable collision avoidance technologies on cars and allow virtual reality (VR) headsets to be used outdoors…
by Adam Sherwin
VIDEO: DARPA Military Robots Get Ready For Battle
The next generation of tyranny?
by Live Leak


Calbuco volcano eruption in Chile forces evacuation of 4,000 people from region
Evacuation radius of 20 kilometres had been established.
by CBC
Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos
Rumours of germline modification prove true — and look set to reignite an ethical debate.
by David Cyranoski, Sara Reardon

Boston Police Set Up 'Drone Shields' Along the 2015 Marathon Route
Ten DroneShield sensors installed on lampposts along the 26.2-mile race route.
by Shawn Musgrave
Japan Plans Moon Landing
Another space race in the making.
by Elaine Kurtenbach

Japan robot receptionist welcomes shoppers
Android with lifelike skin and almost (but not quite) natural-looking movements…
by AFP
Textspeak Is Modernizing the Egnlish Language (*English)
Creative repurposing of symbols and marks to a new age of technology.
by Lauren Collister

'Isis' removed from official list of hurricane names
Replaced with ‘Ivette’…
by Brian Ries
NASA probe nearing close encounter with unexplored Pluto
Three months away from a close encounter…
by Irene Klotz