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Drone firing handgun appears in video

Home-made quadcopter capable of firing pistol at least four times while airborne posted on YouTube

The world’s first commercial jetpack will cost $150,000 next year

Jetpacks could fly out of science fiction and on to the streets carrying first responders and millionaires next year

Try, Robot: Darpa contest sends new humanoids into ‘nuclear reactor’

At an event that combines the feel of a trade fair with a Mythbusters episode, robots compete in navigating simulation of Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi plant

The return of virtual reality: ‘this is as big an opportunity as the internet’

Twenty years ago the man who pioneered commercial VR saw his market shrink to zero. Now he’s excited again – and so are Microsoft, Google and Facebook …

Tesla’s new low-cost battery: ‘the missing piece’ in sustainable energy?

Elon Musk says ‘this is within the power of humanity to do so’ as he unveils new batteries in effort to change the way the world consumes energy

DIY drones: don’t confuse homemade UAVs with military killing machines

Google’s Eric Schmidt has suggested they will be used for surveillance, but those who make them insist they have benefits