SpaceX Dragon V2 can seat up to seven passengers, use thrusters to land on solid ground

“(engadget.com)– SpaceX’s Dragon capsule has been taking cargo to the International Space Station since 2012, but it’s done so lacking the chops to shuttle humans into orbit. The firm’s just unveiled the next generation of the spacecraft, dubbed Dragon V2, to remedy that, and it’s designed to do much more than carry people.” Read more

Google’s new self-driving car has no steering wheel or brake

“(CNN) — If you’re uneasy at the idea of riding in a vehicle that drives itself, just wait till you see Google’s new car. It has no gas pedal, no brake and no steering wheel. The company plans to build about 100 prototype vehicles and begin testing them later this summer. If everything goes well, Google then will run a small pilot program in California over the next few years.” read more