25
Sep
2017

Volocopter flying taxi takes unmanned flight over Dubai

Dubai is moving full steam ahead toward a future skyline dotted with modern skyscrapers and flying ...

Dubai is moving full steam ahead toward a futuristic skyline dotted with modern skyscrapers and flying taxis by kicking off trials of the Volocopter two-seater aircraft. The all-electric 18-rotor vehicle took to the skies for the first time over the city on Monday as the city looks to establish what would be world's first self-flying taxi service.

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Category: Urban Transport

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25
Sep
2017

Australia to establish a national space agency

Australia is establishing its own space agency

The Australian government has announced plans to establish a national space agency. Although the country has played a key role in international space programs for decades, creating its own agency will allow Australia to grow a domestic space industry and keep funds and scientists alike from heading overseas.

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Category: Space

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25
Sep
2017

Highest-capacity transatlantic data cable completed

Marea is the highest-capacity subsea cable to cross the Atlantic, providing up to 160 terabits of ...

The highest-capacity data cable stretching across the Atlantic has now been completed. A consortium including Microsoft, Facebook and Telxius recently finished threading the complex 4,000-mi (6,400-km) cable across the ocean floor from Virginia Beach, Virginia to Bilbao, Spain to produce a high-speed data connection that will be more secure from disruption by natural disasters.

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Category: Telecommunications

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