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NASA will be making the first-ever attempt at powered, controlled flight on another planet with its mini 1.8kg helicopter, dubbed the Ingenuity, next week.
Wisk Aero LLC, a maker of electric-powered aircraft designed for use as flying taxis, claims its technology was stolen by Archer Aviation Inc, a rival startup valued at US$3.8bil (RM15.68bil) in a blank-check deal earlier this year involving United Airlines Holdings Inc and investment banker Ken Moelis.
Decades before the race to build a self-driving car became a multi-billion-dollar contest between tech giants such as Tesla and Google, a South Korean professor built an autonomous vehicle and test-drove it across the country – only for his research to be consigned to the scrapheap.
Strict lockdowns and travel limitations during the pandemic have sparked fresh interest in immersive virtual travel experiences, which have become more accessible and affordable with new apps and VR hardware.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NASA engineers plan to send a miniature helicopter whirring just above the surface of Mars next month in an interplanetary aviation experiment that, if successful, would mark the first powered, controlled flight by an aircraft on another celestial body.
The Perseverance Mars rover is starting to collect samples using its SuperCam, to uncover if there previously was life on Mars.
The Mars rover Perseverance succeeded at its first test drive on the Red Planet, longer trips planned soon, says NASA.
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - NASA's Mars rover Perseverance, the most advanced astrobiology lab ever sent to another world, streaked through the Martian atmosphere on Thursday and landed safely inside a vast crater, the first stop on a search for traces of ancient microbial life on the Red Planet.
Aurora Leticia Cruz has tried to keep up with her blood pressure medication since fleeing Guatemala more than a year ago, but the limbo she finds herself in – stuck in a sprawling camp at the Texas border after traversing Mexico – has made that hard.
A German lab is hoping to cut the time it takes to send coronavirus tests across Berlin by using drones, thereby avoiding the capital’s clogged roads.