Stretched, trijet 50-seat configuration to be tested by subscale supersonic demonstrator Guy Norris Los Angeles Boom Time More than half a century after development of the Concorde was launched, progress toward economically viable supersonic airliners has proved elusive. But now a Silicon Valley-backed startup says the ingredients for a successful, small, faster-than-sound airliner are in […]
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NO, REALLY. AMPUTEES HAVE BEEN TESTING THEM FOR OVER A YEAR For a full decade, Gudmundur Olafsson was unable to move his right ankle. That’s because it wasn’t there. Olafsson’s amputated lower leg was the delayed casualty of an accident from his childhood in Iceland, when he was hit by an oil truck. “I lived […]
A London-based startup has combined some of today’s most disruptive technologies in a bid to change the way we’ll build the future. By retrofitting industrial robots with 3D printing guns and artificial intelligence algorithms, Ai Build has constructed machines that can see, create, and even learn from their mistakes.
Graphene just keeps getting better and better. The so-called super material – a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that has proven to be incredibly strong, flexible, light and conductive – has now been fed to larval silkworms which then created “mechanically enhanced silk”.
For those who prefer the comforts of home to pitching a tent in the great outdoors, a new innovation could make you rethink roughing it. The past few years have seen a new suite of products take the camping world by storm, offering high-tech, if not downright luxurious, alternatives to the basic nylon-and-metal tents […]
Scientists think they might have finally cracked the cure for baldness, and in a fairly unusual way. While traditional baldness ‘cures’ have tended to focus on lotions (think Homer Simpson), transplants (Wayne Rooney) or wigs (Trump?), new technology being developed by L’Oreal is using 3D printing.
A craft beer company and an ad agency brewed up a brilliant idea to save marine life if six-pack rings end up in the ocean. Are you aware that 80% of the plastic humans throw away ends up in the oceans? The sad reality is made worse when one learns that, as a result, billions of […]
Electric vehicles come with a huge benefit: peace and quiet. But that’s just what manufacturers are afraid of. Volvo has come up with a novel way to for its silent electric buses to let pedestrians know that they’re there: The new bus detects humans in the road ahead and honks at them, just like a […]
Egyptian researchers have developed a bandage embedded with nanoparticles for the treatment of wounds using the anti-epilepsy drug Phenytoin, known for its capacity to treat skin injuries. The bandage can heal wounds in a few days, after just one application to soft tissue. Wounds normally take several days to a few weeks to heal completely, […]
GeoOrbital has set a brand new spin-on the traditional bike wheel. It’s basically a battery powered tire that may easily be changed for that unique regular wheel inside your bicycle. GeoOrbital’s creators had formerly been subjected to cutting edge technical developments within the transport site. Having dabbled within the manufacturing of spacecraft at Honda at […]