• How Benjamin Franklin tried—and failed—to form a union

    How Benjamin Franklin tried—and failed—to form a union

    It was a concept borrowed from the Iroquois, and one that America never quite mastered.
  • Water may naturally occur as rocky planets form, new study suggests

    Water may naturally occur as rocky planets form, new study suggests

    An ancient Martian meteorite carries with it some compelling implications.
  • Virgin Hyperloop completes world's first human test

    Virgin Hyperloop completes world's first human test

    How many hurdles stand in the way of hyperloops becoming a commercial reality?
  • Flying-taxi startup Lilium says it will launch Florida hub in five years

    Flying-taxi startup Lilium says it will launch Florida hub in five years

    Lilium — a flying taxi startup that one day hopes to whisk passengers between New York and Boston in an hour — on Wednesday announced plans to create a fledgling travel network in Florida
  • Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop completes first passenger test

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop completes first passenger test

    Richard Branson’s Virgin Hyperloop is one step closer to becoming a reality, with the futuristic transportation system shuttling human passengers for the first time this weekend. The high-speed
  • Uber and Lyft shares soar as ride-hailing apps avert Calfornia shutdown

    Uber and Lyft shares soar as ride-hailing apps avert Calfornia shutdown

    Uber and Lyft saw their stocks soar after an eleventh-hour stay allowed the companies to avoid a service shutdown in California. The ride-hail giants were set to suspend service in their largest US market Thursday at midnight after a judge ruled they had violated the state’s Assembly Bill 5, which requires companies to classify their …
  • Airline unions seek another $32B coronavirus bailout

    Airline unions seek another $32B coronavirus bailout

    Labor unions for aviation workers want Congress to pass another $32 billion bailout to protect hundreds of thousands of jobs as the coronavirus pandemic keeps airlines in a chokehold. Six unions warned lawmakers that “mass layoffs are inevitable” without another round of payroll aid to keep airline workers employed through at least the end of …
  • Segway discontinuing its two-wheeled device

    Segway discontinuing its two-wheeled device

    The original Segway is rolling off into the sunset. Segway is discontinuing its iconic two-wheeled transportation device, the company announced Thursday, putting an end to a nearly 20-year run as the device of choice for tour groups and mall cops. The company said in a statement to The Post that the impetus for the move …
  • Uber rolls out ride-by-hour option in some US cities

    Uber rolls out ride-by-hour option in some US cities

    Uber on Friday said it would offer rides by the hour in some US cities, a feature aimed at helping Americans with essential trips during the coronavirus pandemic. The option, which is already available in a handful of cities in Australia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, will cost $50 per hour. Fares for regular …
  • NYC taxi rescue plan calls for revaluing all medallions at $250,000

    NYC taxi rescue plan calls for revaluing all medallions at $250,000

    A new plan to solve New York City’s taxi crisis is brewing — and it’s coming from a pair of local tech entrepreneurs. A pair of former Wall Street traders who have created a ride-hailing app for yellow cabs are teaming up with a city councilman with an idea to not only slash the debts …