Virgin Galactic will launch Unity 23, its first commercial research mission, with the Italian Air Force soon

Virgin Galactic is launching its first commercial research mission called “Unity 23” together with the Italian Air Force to the edge of space, the agency said on Thursday. The space travel company has set late September or early October as the time for the mission that will take three paying air crew and the Rome-based … Read more

Google, Apple cannot force developers into payment systems, says South Korea’s newly passed bill

South Korea’s parliament on Tuesday passed a bill banning major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively preventing them from charging commissions in in-app purchases. It’s the first such constraint by big economies like Alphabet’s Apple and Google, which face global criticism for requiring … Read more

US Air Force Expects Directed Energy Weapons Systems Effective By 2060

The United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) has released a report that predicts an interesting future for directed energy weapons in the US military. The ARFL has assembled a group of experts to predict the future of these weapons, and they said they could be used by the US military through 2060. Their prediction … Read more