[CAPE CANAVERAL] Nasa's latest Mars rover Perseverance launched Thursday on an astrobiology mission to look for signs of ancient microbial life - and to fly a helicopter-drone on another world for...

[BENGALURU] Airspace Systems, a California startup company that makes drones that can hunt down and capture other drones, on Thursday released new software for monitoring social distancing and...

THE Covid-19 outbreak has demonstrated that we need to be prepared for extreme and unusual scenarios - "black swan" events. The adoption of new technologies (for instance, digital solutions) has...

[WASHINGTON] What looks like a rolling picnic cooler stops at the crosswalk, waits for a car to pass and then navigates its way at a leisurely pace down the pavement in suburban Washington.

[SAN FRANCISCO] In early March, a hospital in Rwanda needed blood urgently for a patient with a leg injury. The patient's blood type was not in stock and the nearest supplies were at least a half...

[BENGALURU] The US government is planning to permanently halt its civilian drone programme due to the devices being made at least partly in China, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

[WASHINGTON] US regulators on Thursday unveiled a proposal to require privately operated drones to use remote identification - a kind of electronic licence plate - as part of efforts to ensure...

[WASHINGTON] Scientists said Monday they had used a drone to observe the rapid fracturing and draining of a lake on the Greenland ice sheet, a phenomenon that may become more frequent as a result...

THE BROAD VIEW

ON a crisp afternoon in late September, a submarine launched from Governors Island. The 45-kg unmanned vessel bobbed in the waves for a few minutes before dipping briefly underwater, then returned...

THIS WEEK'S TOPIC: What are the biggest challenges in regulating the use of disruptive technologies (such as PMDs and drones)?