Fringe Science, New Discoveries and Developments

Cutting edge research, science that defies conventional parameters and new technologies

New Earth-like planet could sustain life, scientists claim

Potentially habital planet discovered orbiting nearby star, and it may not be the only one

Pilotless fighter will fly over UK from 2013

Pilotless fighter will fly over UK from 2013

If all goes as planned it could mean the end of manned fighter planes and the advent of robot controlled surveillance drones

Robocod: Homeland Security adds underwater drones to their arsenal with robots based on fish

Robocod: Homeland Security adds underwater drones to their arsenal with robots based on fish

The latest in a growing line of drones: a robotic fish purportedly designed to safeguard America’s coastline

From sci fi to reality: The computer-blitzing drone that can cripple a nation's electronics at the touch of a button

From sci fi to reality: The computer-blitzing drone that can cripple a nation’s electronics at the touch of a button

New weapon to knock out computer systems but experts warn, in the wrong hands it could bring Western cities to their knees

Robots to replace Navy’s mine-hunting dolphins

Starting in 2017, 24 of the U.S. Navy’s 80 military-trained dolphins will be replaced by unmanned torpedo-shaped robots

Water on Mercury bodes well for alien life search

Water on Mercury bodes well for alien life search

Nasa analysts find indications of “billions of tons” of water ice on Mercury

NASA Backs Off on Mars ‘Historic Announcement’

Maybe NASA’s Mars rover did uncover something truly “historic”. Only now mission controllers have been ordered to play down their initial enthusiasm and bury whatever was discovered

British company claims biggest engine advance since the jet

British company claims biggest engine advance since the jet

Endorsed by the European Space Agency, the space plane has passed critical tests showing it could fly at high altitude at five times the speed of sound before switching to rocket mode to make the final jump into orbit

Northrop Places Futuristic Drone on Carrier

Northrop Places Futuristic Drone on Carrier

Ready for flight tests at sea, a new generation of unmanned combat drone was hoisted aboard the carrier USS Harry S. Truman earlier this week

Cambridge to open ‘Terminator centre’ to study threat to humans from artificial intelligence

The founders say technologies already have the ‘potential to threaten our own existence’

Mars Curiosity rover team set to announce ‘major discovery’ on surface of Red Planet

Announcement planned for early December that ‘will be one for the history books’

Army Wants Tiny Suicidal Drone to Kill From 6 Miles Away

The U.S. Army wants another new drone, called the Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System, weighing just pounds to be armed with lethal munitions

Lost in Space: A Starless Planet Floats Alone

Scientists discover a new planet that isn’t orbiting a sun, and it may not be the only one

Scientist that discovered GMO health hazards immediately fired, team dismantled

It received little media coverage at the time but it illustrates how modern science is no longer a paragon of objectivity but beholden to corporate interests

The Death-Ray on Wheels

The Death-Ray on Wheels

US Army begins testing monster laser truck that can shoot down anything, including missiles. Includes video

Scientists build the real C-3PO to fight fires on board warships

Fire-fighting robots to be tested aboard U.S. Navy warships early next year. Includes video

US drones will soon be overtaken by new wave of robots

US drones will soon be overtaken by new wave of robots

Like something out of the Terminator movies, new ‘autonomous’ drones under development will operate without human intervention

Mars rover finds evidence of an ankle-deep stream on red planet

Mars rover finds evidence of an ankle-deep stream on red planet

An ancient stream, deep enough to be paddled through, once ‘ran vigorously’ across the surface of Mars, Nasa rover discovers

Big Brother Keeps Bringing It

Big Brother Keeps Bringing It

The latest surveillance devices are designed to monitor while remaining totally inconspicuous

Robocopter arrives

Robocopter arrives

After unmanned drones, pilotless helicopters are taking to the sky to deliver supplies to troops