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As UK fires-up private space industry, Space Camp Accelerator launches

The UK government recently passed the Space Industry Bill, covering the basics like spaceflight licensing, insurance requirements and safety commitments. It didn’t make much of a splash when it was

Audi gets in on the flying car action with Airbus and Italdesign

The Geneva Motor Show is home to many supercars and outlandish apparitions, but the collaboration between Italdesign, Audi and Airbus on the Pop.Up Next flying car concept is one of the more out there

Watch SpaceX launch a Falcon 9 carrying its first internet demo satellites live here

UPDATE: Today’s attempt has been scrubbed due to high upper atmosphere winds. The next attempt window is Thursday February 22 at the same time. SpaceX is launching a Falcon 9 with client Hisdesat&#8

The Airbus Vahana flying taxi actually flew for the first time

Seems like just yesterday Airbus’ Vahana autonomous electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) craft was little more than a painted concept, but now it’s actually flown, during a full-s

Airbus on track to fly its electric aerial taxi in 2018

Airbus is looking to put its flying taxi in the air next year, confirmed CityAirbus chief engineer Marius Bebesel this week. The schedule is on track after CityAirbus conducted successful ground tests

Airbus and HAX create an accelerator program for flying taxi tech

Aeronautics industry giant Airbus is teaming up with hardware early-stage investment firm HAX to create a four-month accelerator program based in Shenzhen focused on a high-flying goal – “urba

Lilium, a German company building an electric ‘air taxi,’ makes key hires from Gett, Airbus and Tesla

<a target="_blank" href="https://lilium.com/">Lilium</a> is almost as ambitious as European startups come. The Munich-based company is developing an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) j

Airbus reveals a modular, self-piloting flying car concept

Airbus has been talking about its Vahana flying autonomous vehicle project for a while now, but at this year’s Geneva Motor Show, it’s showing off a concept design created in partnership w

Dubai plans to introduce flying drone taxis as early as this summer

A growing number of companies are looking at the viability of airborne, autonomous taxis as a way to ease urban congestion and transportation woes, but the city of Dubai could leapfrog those with a pl

Airbus plans to test self-driven airborne taxi by the end of 2017

Airbus is not kidding around about flying cars – the maker of airborne transportation vehicles plans to test out a prototype self-flying small urban transport made for single-passenger travel by the

Airbus wants to make self-flying airborne taxis a real thing

Ford might be looking to put self-driving cars into service for on-demand taxi scenarios by 2021, but that’s thinking small by Airbus standards – the aircraft manufacturer wants to make autono

Dedrone partners with Airbus to bring drone detection to wide open spaces including airports

A startup that helps businesses determine when drones are flying unwantedly or otherwise into their airspace, Dedrone, has partnered with the electronics division of civil aircraft manufacturers Airb

Metal 3D printing takes flight

While many designers and engineers find success with 3D-printing parts in plastic for prototyping and low-volume production, producing parts out of metal using similar technology has recently led to t

Here are the 59 startups that demoed at Y Combinator Winter ’16 Demo Day 2

“Food, housing, healthcare, transportation. Life essentials made better and more affordable.” These are the types of startups that partner Paul Buchheit said were demoing today at Y Combin

The ZEHST Is The 3,000 MPH, Zero Emissions Airplane Of 2050

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/3d6b1ccd9049736dab6b14ce32380a36-620x398.jpg">Airbus's parent company EADS just unveiled the Zehst concept plane at the Paris Air Show to

Carbon fiber used in wings of new Airbus A400M

Owners of super-light laptops can appreciate the miracle of carbon fiber, a strong but light material being used more and more in high-end notebooks. Airbus is now using the same carbon fiber material

Airbus A320 to have hydrogen fuel cells, will lower jet fuel consumption

[photopress:airbusa320.jpg,full,center] Actual size European aircraft manufacturer Airbus will use hydrogen fuel cells to augment its internal electrical system on its A320. Since it’s a fuel ce

Hi-tech planes used to combat unlawful whaling

[photopress:whalingrobot.jpg,full,center] What is it with Japan and whaling? There’s been plenty of international consternation over the country’s continued whaling policies but Japan, fro

Compare it to your house: Crazy rich prince buys crazy big airplane

You know, for all the cool gadgets and accouterments your place has, I sincerely doubt it’s anything compared to this Saudi Prince’s. Airbus said yesterday that it will outfit one of its A

EASA Approves Airbus In-flight Phone System

Live in Europe? Like a quiet flight? Beware; the European Aircraft Safety Agency (EASA) recently approved a trial roll-out of AirBus’s on-board mobile phone systems. Luckily, the system can be set t