Technology

Collaborative robots open new fronts in automation

Collaborative robots open new fronts in automation

Published 24/06/2016

MUNICH, Germany Robots that work as assistants alongside people are set to upend the world of industrial robotics by putting automation within reach of many [more…]

Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing

Solar plane lands in Spain after three-day Atlantic crossing

Published 23/06/2016

SEVILLE, Spain An airplane powered solely by the sun landed safely in Seville in Spain early on Thursday after an almost three-day flight across the [more…]

Human flights to Mars still at least 15 years off: ESA head

Human flights to Mars still at least 15 years off: ESA head

Published 22/06/2016

DARMSTADT, Germany Dreaming of a trip to Mars? You'll have to wait at least 15 years for the technology to be developed, the head of [more…]

Europe’s robots to become ‘electronic persons’ under draft plan

Europe’s robots to become ‘electronic persons’ under draft plan

Published 21/06/2016

MUNICH, Germany Europe's growing army of robot workers could be classed as "electronic persons" and their owners liable to paying social security for them if [more…]

British astronaut Tim Peake would return to space station ‘in a heartbeat’

British astronaut Tim Peake would return to space station ‘in a heartbeat’

Published 21/06/2016

FRANKFURT Britain's first official astronaut said on Tuesday he would join another trip to the International Space Station "in a heartbeat" and would love to [more…]

Solar plane takes on Atlantic as part of round-the-world bid

Solar plane takes on Atlantic as part of round-the-world bid

Published 20/06/2016

NEW YORK An airplane powered solely by energy from the sun headed across the Atlantic early on Monday, on one of the longest legs of [more…]

Paul Allen’s space company nears debut of world’s biggest plane

Paul Allen’s space company nears debut of world’s biggest plane

Published 20/06/2016

MOJAVE, Calif. A space launch company bankrolled by Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) co-founder Paul Allen intends to compete with space entrepreneurs and industry stalwarts by launching [more…]

Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

Capsule carrying space station crew lands in Kazakhstan

Published 18/06/2016

ZHEZKAZGAN, Kazakhstan A soyuz capsule bringing back three astronauts from the International Space Station, including the first to represent the British government, made a safe [more…]

Seattle, cloudy with a chance of technology upgrades

Seattle, cloudy with a chance of technology upgrades

Published 14/06/2016

SEATTLE For Seattle, home to cloud technology powerhouses Amazon Inc (AMZN.O) and Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O), the process of upgrading the city's data systems is moving [more…]

Nissan to develop ethanol-based fuel cell technology by 2020

Nissan to develop ethanol-based fuel cell technology by 2020

Published 14/06/2016

TOKYO Nissan Motor Co (7201.T) said on Tuesday it was developing fuel cell vehicle (FCV) technology using ethanol as a hydrogen source in what would [more…]