The Air Force has picked bases to test its new advanced bomber — here’s where the B-21 Raider is heading

Air Force/Handout via Reuters The Air Force expects to get the first of its new B-21 Raider bombers in the mid-2020s. This week, the Air Force named the bases that would support testing and maintenance for the new bomber. The service previously picked bases that would likely host the new bombers once the arrive. On […]

Boring Company breaks through to the end of its first test tunnel

We’re about a month away from the planned opening of The Boring Company’s Test Tunnel in LA, and it appears progress is moving along. Elon Musk tweeted this brief video of a digging machine breaking through. Although he wasn’t specific about the location, it looks like they’ve reached O’Leary Station where the first test tunnel […]

India’s central bank faces a major test of its independence

CENTRAL BANKERS are not normally fiery types. But on October 26th Viral Acharya, the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), brought a dispute between it and India’s government into the open with a flaming speech. Mr Acharya said that “governments that do not respect central-bank independence will sooner or later incur the […]

Waymo is the first company that’s allowed to test autonomous cars without a backup driver in California (GOOGL)

Waymo Waymo received a permit from California’s Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Tuesday to test autonomous vehicles without human backup drivers on public roads, the DMV said in a statement. The Google spin-off is the first company to receive permission to test unmanned self-driving cars in California. California adopted regulations that allow for the […]

Ford and Baidu team up to test autonomous cars in China

There’s a new partnership in the autonomous vehicle game as Ford has announced it will be teaming up with Chinese internet company Baidu to work on autonomous vehicles, with testing set to begin in Beijing by the end of the year. The initiative hopes to achieve SAE L4 (a classification that measures level of human […]

Evgenia Medvedeva is facing a big test at Skate Canada

After kicking off last weekend with Skate America, the Grand Prix of Figure Skating makes its annual Canadian stop this week. Here's who to watch in each competition at Skate Canada in Laval, Que. Men: Cha, Messing take aim at Uno The men's field is an interesting one boasting lots of talent, including world and Olympic […]