The 1,000mph (Mach 1.4) car

Good to see that Rolls-Royce has now joined the companies sponsoring Bloodhound, the project to build a car that will try to set a 1,000mph world land speed record. Some people wonder what’s the point of this sort of thing. When you push engineering beyond its limits you never know what you might learn, and […]

Miniature flying robots

At team at the wonderfully named Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have created some tiny hovering robots. They are about the size of a house fly. So far, they can only fly tethered to a battery pack and controller, with battery technology still the limiting factor. To make flying machines this small […]