Through its NIAC program, NASA has awarded funding to 13 innovative space technology concepts that could shape future missions to Venus, Mars and worlds beyond our solar system.
DARPA and Aurora Flight Sciences have begun building the first full-scale X-65 aircraft to demonstrate a new method of flight control that uses no external moving parts.
To combat increasing global temperatures, scientists have developed a new cooling glass paint which effectively uses space as a heat sink.
Batteries could charge up by relying on a quantum effect known as indefinite causal order, whereby the laws of cause and effect are scrambled and power can move through the system quicker.
NASA's Deep Space Optical Communications experiment streamed a high-definition video of Taters the cat to Earth from 19 miles (31 million km) away in a groundbreaking demonstration.
Honeybee Robotics has a plan to build massive lighthouses on the moon to provide light, power and communications infrastructure as part of a plan to develop a lunar economy.
Iran test launched what it describes as a "bio-capsule" as part of its plan to put its own astronauts into space by the end of the decade.
NASA's Mars robots are back up to full speed on and around the Red Planet, after a two-week pause in commanding.
A maneuverable robot from Japan-based startup GITAI has made the list of technologies chosen for a lunar infrastructure development study from DARPA.
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