An update of 50-year-old regulations has kickstarted research into the next generation of rockets. Powered by nuclear fission, these new systems could be the key to faster, safer exploration of space.
The US research funder is widely admired, but does the UK have the guts to start its own version?
A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
The deep and dark web can be a scary place, but modern open-source technologies funded by the Defense Department can help explore it.
The world's largest technology companies are making public the programming and hardware designs at the center of their businesses.