Virgin Orbit’s Air-Launched Rocket Failed Its First Test

Virgin Orbit’s Air-Launched Rocket Failed Its First Test

“We had a good ignition, but after a couple seconds of stable flight, the rocket basically shut itself down, ending the mission,” Virgin Orbit communications officer Kendall Russell wrote in an email to WIRED.

Sleeker Lidar Moves Volvo Closer to Selling a Self-Driving Car

Sleeker Lidar Moves Volvo Closer to Selling a Self-Driving Car

Now it’s once again in the vanguard, announcing Wednesday that it will be the first automaker to use a lidar laser vision system to enable what it calls “fully autonomous highway driving” in its cars, starting in 2022.That news is the result of a deal with Luminar , the eight-year-old lidar company helmed by 25-year-old Austin Russell.

Microsoft Employees Revolt, Beheaded Mosquitos, and More News

Microsoft Employees Revolt, Beheaded Mosquitos, and More News

Microsoft Employees Revolt, Beheaded Mosquitos, and More News. In Brussels, the car company has created the first factory making premium, high-volume electric vehicles to be certified as carbon-neutral by the European Commission. Watch the routine of a world champion yo-yoer and see if you still think that.

Audi's New Electric Car Factory Goes Green

Audi's New Electric Car Factory Goes Green

Which is why Audi is touting advances in its new E-Tron electric SUV facility in Brussels, Belgium: the first factory churning out premium, high-volume electric vehicles to be certified as carbon-neutral by the European Commission.

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Puts a Full-Fledged Computer on Your Face

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Puts a Full-Fledged Computer on Your Face

Alex Kipman, Microsoft’s technical fellow for AI and mixed reality, wearing the HoloLens 2 Quinn Russell Brown Whether the $3,500 headset provides more out-of-box value is a call for its commercial customers to make.

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

Why We All Take the Same Travel Photos

"We want to make traveling a more seamless, cultural experience using an extensive database of local knowledge."But Explorest is just an app-shaped version of something tourists already do: flit from attraction to attraction to take the same photos they've already seen of Buckingham Palace, the Golden Gate Bridge or even Brussels' Peeing Boy. That script, staged again and again by countless visitors, reflects how photography has always shaped the travel experience—for good or bad.“It can be an opening up to the world,” says Peter D.

'The Americans' Deserves an Emmy For Its Look Inside Putin's Mind

'The Americans' Deserves an Emmy For Its Look Inside Putin's Mind

Looking Inside the Mind of Vladimir PutinUnlike her husband Philip (Matthew Rhys), whose loyalty to the Soviet Union sours and complicates over the show’s five seasons, Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) remains a staunch statist like Putin.FX NetworksAll week, WIRED's Culture team will be writing endorsement letters for various Emmy nominees in advance of next Monday's awards ceremony.

One of world's oldest beer varieties 'at risk from climate change'

One of world's oldest beer varieties 'at risk from climate change'

A joint project between the climate scientists Mark and Asa Stone and the Brussels brewery Cantillon found this limited brewing window has shortened from 165 days in the early 1900s to about 140, as temperatures have pushed it later into the autumn and brought the season prematurely to an end in early spring.