November 23, 2017

Cops May Feel Biggest Impact from Driverless Car Revolution

The dawn of self-driving vehicles will likely lead to the sunset of the modern police force as rule-abiding cars eliminate the need for traffic enforcement. Read More »

EU Divided Over Radio Spectrum Allotment

Allotting spectrum is becoming more important as hyper-connectivity gathers pace. Europe is divided over apportionment of radio spectrum in the face of rising threats of its use by fundamentalists for recruitment. Read More »

How Cloud Computing Could Help Prevent Air Disasters

The technology exists to provide real-time and accurate weather warnings to aircraft – but it needs to be harnessed properly. Read More »

Four Ways 2014 Was a Pivotal Year for the Internet

At stake is whether the Internet remains a democratic, user-powered network. Read More »

Drone Lobby Taking Flak from the FAA

Representatives from the retail, broadcast and agriculture industries have lobbied for the right to use drones to enhance profits. But the lobbying effort to allow commercial drone use looks set to take a major hit, with the Federal Aviation Administration planning to issue a series of long-awaited regulations as soon as the end of December. Read More »

How Commercial Aircraft Will Look Like in 2050

The adoption of any new aircraft technology – from research, to design sketches, to testing and full integration – is typically a decade-long process. Given that the combustion engine will be phased out by mid-century, it would seem to make more economic and environmental sense to innovate in other areas: airframe design, materials research, electric propulsion design and air traffic control. Read More »

How Rosetta Made an Epic Journey Through Space

Despite its overall success, the ten-year space journey to an icy dirtball wasn’t without concerns and small failures. Read More »

Obama Wants to Preserve Net Neutrality

President Obama has called keeping the Internet free and open for everyone by preserving net neutrality. The message comes just days after news leaked that the FCC was planning on reclassifying the Internet as a utility — meaning it could face tougher regulations — but would still allow fast lanes. Read More »

VW to Launch 20 Electric Vehicles in China

The launch of green cars will help with China’s serious smog problem. Read More »

U.S. Human Spaceflight Beyond 2014

In the decades since the last Moon landing in 1972, America’s horizons have shrunk and withered. Human spaceflight remains a core American success, but it has lost direction and, since the retirement of the space shuttle in 2011, basic capability. Read More »