Best of CH 2021: Cars + Tech

Milestone developments in automotive, mixed reality, gaming and more this year

With another year of technological and automotive innovation behind us, we’ve grown closer to a fully electric future for cars, an awe-inspiring understanding of the cosmos and truly immersive VR and AR worlds. More than our time behind the wheels of game-changing vehicles or our moments levitating upward from within headsets, this year saw technologies emerge to make the world safer and more empathetic. These …

Attending Virgin Galactic’s Unity 22 Launch at Spaceport America

Mission specialist and astronaut Colin Bennett speaks with us in New Mexico after the inaugural flight

With temperatures hovering in the low 90s and a tarantula or two scuttling across the runway, Virgin Galactic’s VSS Unity aircraft swept into the skies for its 22nd space flight, the first with a full crew, which included founder Sir Richard Branson in its cabin. As Unity soared to an altitude of 53.5 miles, leaving Spaceport America, New Mexico and the Chihuahuan Desert behind, the …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

From forest art in Japan to flight suits for space tourists, a brainless blob and more

This Brainless Blob Can Solve Puzzles, Sleep and More Officially on display at the Paris Zoo from 19 October, this unicellular organism will be the first-ever “brainless blob” to be showcased in a zoo. Despite not having a brain, the mass can complete a bevy of tasks from improvising music to maneuvering through a maze, remembering which food it likes best, and crossing a bridge …