The world's oldest and most experienced spacewoman, Peggy Whitson, broke another record Thursday as she floated out of the International Space Station to set up a new parking spot. It was the eighth spacewalk of her career, the most ever performed by a woman. Whitson and her spacewalking partner
The discovery of the remains of an Iron Age horse and chariot buried together has been declared a find of 'international significance' by archaeologists. Archaeologists say it is highly unusual for a horse and charity to be buried together. Paula Ware, managing director at MAP Archaeological
Marshall has announced its new Monitor Bluetooth headphones, the company's first wireless over-ear headphone design. Marshall says they offer more than 30 hours of play time between charges.
Blue Origin, the privately-funded American space firm, has released concept images of the space rocket's interior – and it looks pretty comfy. The Amazon founder’s company is currently testing the New Shepard spaceship, designed to fly passengers about 62 miles (100 km) above Earth. “Our New Shepard
NASA has launched a library of 140,000 of its most iconic images – from manned space missions to satellite images of Mars. The NASA Image and Video Library is fully searchable – and puts together imagery from 60 separate NASA collections into one place. The new library shows off a Flickr-style display
Instead of a skyscraper, it’s a ‘groundscraper’ – which hangs upside down from an orbiting asteroid. New York design firm Clouds Architecture Office came up with the idea – which already has a name, Analemma. The top of the skyscraper would have massive solar panels to harvest sunlight – of course!
Samsung has unveiled new versions of its flagship smartphone as it looks to bounce back from the disaster of its fire-prone Note 7 handset. The Samsung logo is gone and the home button is instead 'virtual' and on the display itself. The S8 comes in at 5.8 inches (up from 5.1 on the S7) and
Right-wing politicians are more attractive, a study has claimed, and their good looks get them twice as far their opposition counterparts. Numerous studies have shown physical attractiveness has long been an indicator of success in life. This appears to translate into right-wing politics too, suggested
For all Samsung’s talk about a fresh start, the jokes and questions about exploding phones will follow it around like a bad smell for some time. The S8 was bombastically presented as the biggest design revolution in mobile phones since the iPhone. Samsung’s opening gambit was that handsets had morphed
From power-supply issues to skin-protection concerns, the winners of NASA's Space Poop Challenge discussed all the details of their innovative spacesuit waste-disposal systems in a panel discussion about their responses to NASA's astronaut potty problem. The challenge called on participants
Bally Ribbon Mills was founded in 1923 in Bally, Pennsylvania, and is still run by members of the family that started the business, according to an article published by NASA. Now, the company is helping NASA build an improved heat shield for the agency's Orion human spacecraft. By weaving together
The United States needs to make clear that it's ready and able to fight a war that extends into space, a top military official said. Such a "preparation without provocation" strategy would both protect American space assets and help prevent conflicts from flaring up in the final frontier
SpaceX will launch one of its used rockets on an orbital space mission this evening (March 30) for the first time ever, and you can watch the historic liftoff live. The SES-10 communications satellite is scheduled to lift off atop SpaceX's two-stage Falcon 9 rocket at 6:27 p.m. EDT (2227 GMT) today
Inspired by the eight-legged ocean creature’s soft muscle, the OctopusGripper wasdesigned by German robotics company Festo to work safely alongside humans. The OctopusGripper is made from a soft silicone structure which would be completely harmless to humans in the event of an accidental collision.
Scientists have successfully grown a potato plant in conditions similar to those found on Mars. Researchers in Peru created a simulator with below-zero temperatures, high carbon monoxide concentrations and air pressure similar to that found at an altitude of 6,000m (19,700ft). The results of the experiment
Apple could be about to drop support for older models of the iPhone. Missing from the list are the iPhone 5, iPhone 5C and fourth-generation iPad. According to Apple Insider, this means Apple may cut support for the devices this year, which could make customers who continue using them vulnerable to
Mary Nickerson of Upper Clyde in Shelburne County, N.S., says she limits her internet use to email and Facebook because she has no choice. Streaming movies is out of the question. Eastlink's Rural Connect signal provides some wireless coverage in her area, but it doesn't reach her home.
Privacy protections designed to prevent U.S. internet service providers from sharing or selling subscribers' personal information with third parties — without permission — were dismantled by U.S. Congress on Tuesday. You might be pleased to learn that Canada, which often follows the U.S. lead on
In a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima, a simulator mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars now contains a hint of life: a nascent potato plant. After experimenting in the Andean nation's dry, desert soil, scientists have successfully grown a potato in frigid, high carbon-dioxide surroundings
Apple's latest iPhone update fixes a flaw in iOS that allowed hackers to lock users out of the Safari web browser and demand a ransom. One of the fake websites had been mocked up to look like an official Metropolitan Police website, and claimed the web browser would be unblocked when a payment was
Consumers can trust what varieties of wine taste like regardless of the store they buy it from, and they could soon have similar expectations for strains of marijuana, say researchers at the University of British Columbia. Prof. Jorg Bohlmann and a team of researchers have found 30 genes within the
Blue Origin boss Jeff Bezos has released photos of the capsule that will one day take space tourists on the ride of a lifetime. The first trip could take place as early as next year.
The discovery in August 2016 of an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone orbiting Proxima Centauri – the closest star to the Sun – excited the public and scientists alike. The team of 30 scientists from eight countries, led by Dr Guillem Anglada-Escudé from Queen Mary University of London (QMUL),
Samsung has a lot riding on the S8. Its marketing in the run-up to the S8 has boasted about reinventing the smartphone - taking it away from the boxy designs we’ve become used to, and their compromises. At a media event just before the S8’s launch, Samsung’s Rory O’Neill said mobile phones had been
SpaceX is poised to launch its first recycled rocket on Thursday, using a booster that sent food and supplies to the astronauts living at the International Space Station in April. The goal of the launch, scheduled for 6:27 pm (2227 GMT) from Cape Canaveral, Florida, is to send a communications satellite