Self-Driving Car Rules Will Lag Tech, Think Tanks Predict

9 January 2014 – 12:00 |

Like an impatient teenager, self-driving car technology will be ready to hit the road well before authorities are ready to license it, predict a pair of studies released last week. That may not be such …

Europe waters down transnational ‘research buddy’ plan

27 December 2013 – 15:19 |

Europe’s latest research-funding programme includes, for the first time, money for ‘low-performing’ member states to set up research centres in their regions, in partnership with well-established institutions from other countries. But some observers were disappointed …

The Moon Belongs to No One, but What About Its Artifacts?

15 December 2013 – 01:59 |

In 1969, the third man to walk on the moon, astronaut Charles “Pete” Conrad Jr., also became the first lunar archaeologist. As part of the Apollo 12 crew, he examined an earlier robotic lander, Surveyor …

Volvo to Test Self-Driving Cars in Traffic

3 December 2013 – 12:00 |

Volvo and a consortium of Swedish research institutions will test self-driving cars in street traffic in and around Gothenburg starting in 2017, they announced yesterday. The project begins next year with customer research and hardware …