Report: Acer prepping a $99 Android tablet

Acer is reportedly prepping a new 7-inch Android tablet that will carry an uber-low price tag of $99.

NASA to send another rover to Mars

NASA is making ambitious plans to land a second rover on Mars in 2020 and send astronauts there in the 2030s.

NASA hopes to salvage Mars mission

NASA's hoping to reorganize its budget to allow a trip to Mars by the end of the decade.

Budget woes hit Mars exploration plans

US President Barack Obama’s proposed 2013 budget would effectively slash $226 million from NASA’s Mars exploration program.



Why Disney put The Lone Ranger on hold

The Lone Ranger reboot was slated to star Armie Hammer from The Social Network in the title role and Johnny Depp as Tonto.



Top US scientists warn against 'clear-cutting' research programs

As US policymakers debate cutting science spending, more than 140 scientific societies and universities have joined forces to urge US policymakers not to cut out entire programs.

Hubble successor could be for the chop

The House Appropriations Committee has proposed scrapping the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to Hubble and the flagship project of US astronomy.

GOP blocks funding for airport body scanners

It seems as if the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) won’t be getting any cash to buy additional airport body scanners in 2012.

NASA should concentrate on Mars, says committee

Mars and Jupiter's moon Europa should be NASA's main areas of focus over the coming decade, according to a report from the National Research Council.

'Tough' NASA budget provides for third shuttle flight

NASA's much-desired third and final Shuttle flight this year looks likely to go ahead, following the release of its 2012 budget request.

Hubble replacement hugely over budget

At a time when NASA's been fighting for every penny, an independent review panel has found that the James Webb Space telescope - the planned replacement for Hubble - is running one-third over its $5 billion budget and will likely be a year late.

House approves new direction for spaceflight

The US Congress has approved NASA's budget for 2011, funding plans to develop commercial rockets and add one more shuttle flight to the two already scheduled.