Mars Chopper: China develops miniature prototype helicopter for future missions

China has developed a prototype miniature helicopter for surveillance work on future missions to Mars, according to its space science agency, after the historic landing of a robotic rover on the Red Planet a few months ago. The prototype is similar in appearance to the Ingenuity robotic helicopter, developed by NASA for its Perseverance mission … Read more

The iconic Simpsons TV now exists in a miniature 3D printed replica: watch it in action

The Simpsons, one of the most iconic long-running animated TV series of all time, is known for its hilarious couch jokes, which always ended with Homer and his family gathering in front of a purple TV. Now someone has actually designed and created a palm-sized replica of the TV using a 3D printer – and … Read more

Vega rocket takes off with Airbus observation satellite, Miniature CubeSats

A European Vega rocket took off on Monday night from French Guiana carrying an Earth observation satellite and four miniature “cubosats”. It was the second launch this year of the Vega, a crucial component of European ambitions to compete with rivals like Elon Musk’s SpaceX in the growing commercial aerospace market. The rocket took off … Read more