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The long wait for fusion power may be coming to an end

January 5th, 2018 at 9:57 am » Comments Off

Some experts think commercial fusion reactors could begin operation as soon as 2030.



Virgin Hyperloop One hits new top speed

December 20th, 2017 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

Virgin Hyperloop One sets a speed record and lands $50m in financing.



Robot bees can now dive in and out of water using tiny combustible rockets

December 16th, 2017 at 1:41 pm » Comments Off

Harvard’s robot bees have really evolved over the years. The RoboBee project was first unveiled in 2013, when the bots were only capable of takeoff and flying. Since then, they’ve been modified to stick to surfaces and swim underwater, and now their creators say they’re able to dive in and out of water — a […]



Elon Musk’s Boring Company just revealed a map of its proposed LA tunnel system

December 5th, 2017 at 3:23 pm » Comments Off

The red segment represents the “proof-of-concept” tunnel that would be used to run tests. The blue segments are potential expansion routes if the tunnels are approved to use for public transportation.



Artificial muscles give soft robots superpowers

November 30th, 2017 at 10:00 am » Comments Off

Soft robotics has made leaps and bounds over the last decade as researchers around the world have experimented with different materials and designs to allow once rigid, jerky machines to bend and flex in ways that mimic and can interact more naturally with living organisms. However, increased flexibility and dexterity has a trade-off of reduced […]



3D printing makes stainless steel three times stronger

November 8th, 2017 at 10:36 am » Comments Off

The new printing process has the potential to revolutionize how we manufacture steel.



Tiny robots serve as programmable molecular assembly machines

October 2nd, 2017 at 9:00 am » Comments Off

September 23, 2017 – If you can make a robot small enough and then give it an arm like the Canadarm on the International Space Station, could you have it build things a molecule at a time? That’s the challenge that scientists at The University of Manchester decided to accept, and voila, the result, a […]



The Dyson of Drones

September 3rd, 2017 at 8:44 pm » Comments Off

The Bladeless Drone is aptly named for its brilliant design that ditches dangerous blades for air ducts. The resulting unit is not only safer but so quiet that neighbors and strangers alike will thank you for not bugging them with an annoying hummmmmmmm!



Unbreakable rubber bands that are 200 times stronger than steel are coming soon

September 1st, 2017 at 10:47 am » Comments Off

The world’s largest rubber band manufacturer is putting graphene, the strongest material in the world, into its bands. With the right amount of graphene, the bands will be unbreakable and just as elastic as ordinary bands. Graphene-infused bands hold the ability to embed scannable RFID tags and temperature sensors, and possess anti-static properties.



8 billion-dollar mega-projects that will transform the world’s greatest cities by 2030

August 3rd, 2017 at 12:25 am » Comments Off

The world is rapidly urbanizing. The United Nations predicts that the number of people living in cities could double by 2050 — to 6.5 billion.



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