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The Covert Aeronautical Cocktail Shaker stands out in a good way

The Covert Aeronautical Cocktail Shaker features a slick Art Deco design and moving propellers. The drink accessory has a 24-ounce capacity.

By August 15, 2014


Can Facebook's Oculus make virtual reality a reality?

The company helping to pioneer virtual reality goggles is hosting a developer event this week in Los Angeles, where it's expected to announce new partnerships and refined hardware. But the question still looms: Will consumers want what it's selling?

By September 23, 2015


NASA looking at 'hitchhiking' across solar system on speeding comets

A spacecraft concept under development could shoot diamond harpoons at space rocks to slingshot itself around our corner of the galaxy.

By September 2, 2015


Amy Poehler, Megan Amram concoct satirical science Web show

"I love science, but I also love looking good." Megan Amram entertains with experiments and interviews while poking fun of gender stereotypes in a new comedy series for Amy Poehler's Smart Girls website.

By August 4, 2015


Terrafugia unveils new TF-X flying-car design

The company, which has been working for years on the development of a flying car, shows off a new look.

By July 21, 2015


The power of ideas

The spirit of openness and sharing that has animated the Internet will require critical attention lest freedoms be lost.

By July 15, 2015


Hoverbikes for the US Army?

The US Department of Defense teams up with national defense-engineering firm Survice and Malloy Aeronautics, whose hoverbike combines the lift power of a helicopter with the look of a motorcycle, to develop hoverbike technology.

By June 23, 2015


Hover into battle: US military strikes deal to develop hoverbike tech

A new project to develop hoverbikes for the US Army Research Laboratory could bring humanity one step closer to a real-life "Star Wars."

By June 22, 2015


Fire the electrospray thrusters! Tiny module could drive small satellites

A new propulsion system from MIT spinout Accion uses tiny chips and a salt solution to generate enough thrust to jostle satellites in space.

By March 11, 2015


How to know where not to fly your drone

It's easier than ever to get your hands on a ready-to-fly quadcopter to send buzzing around the skies. But there are definitely some guidelines you'll want to follow before taking off.

By December 23, 2014