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What is the most profitable movie ever?

January 22nd, 2020 at 12:41 pm » Comments Off

‘Avatar’? ‘Blair Witch Project’? ‘Star Wars’? The Hollywood Reporter crunches the numbers to see which film has earned the most hard cash. What’s Hollywood’s most profitable movie ever? The answer depends on how you define “profitable.” If you think of profit purely as a ratio of production cost to box office gross, 1999’s The Blair […]



This is the world’s largest 3D-printed house

January 18th, 2020 at 5:54 pm » Comments Off

Largest ‘permitted 3D-printed home’ was built at an incredible pace SQ4D has just 3D-printed an impressively large home, and indeed is claiming that the 1,900 square foot abode is the ‘largest permitted 3D-printed home in the world’, no less. While larger buildings have been constructed with 3D printing – including this two-storey affair in Dubai, […]



Rolls-Royce ACCEL all-electric plane prepares to set a world record

December 28th, 2019 at 3:59 am » Comments Off

Rolls-Royce wants to create the ‘fastest electric plane ever,’ a goal that falls under its Accelerating the Electrification of Flight (ACCEL) initiative. The project is part of Rolls-Royce’s mission to advance aviation with the electrification of flight, opening the door for green air travel. The company is backed by government funding in this effort. Assuming […]



Micro-angelo? This 3D-printed ‘David’ is just one millimeter tall

December 28th, 2019 at 12:06 am » Comments Off

3D printing has proven itself useful in so many industries that it’s no longer necessary to show off, but some people just can’t help themselves. Case in point: this millimeter-tall rendition of Michelangelo’s famous “David” printed with copper using a newly developed technique. The aptly named “Tiny David” was created by Exaddon, a spin-off company […]



Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop Train in under 40 minutes

December 27th, 2019 at 3:52 am » Comments Off

Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop Train – Would you like to get from Montreal to Toronto in 39 minutes, in a futuristic vehicle propelling you through a low-pressure tube at up to 1080 kilometers per hour? Well, that soon may very well be possible with the Toronto to Montreal Hyperloop Train. Toronto and Montreal are finalists […]



Chinese scientists create ‘game-changer’ methanol battery that keeps drone in the air for 12 hours

December 26th, 2019 at 12:43 pm » Comments Off

Developers of FY-36 say they overcame ‘tons of problems’ to create alcohol-fuelled battery that allows 15kg (33lb)6 drone to fly for up to 12 hours With 15 test flights under their belt, Chinese team achieve methanol-powered flight before German company Scientists working on a drone development programme created a “game-changing” methanol-powered fuel system that kept […]



Jet-powered VTOL drone is like a quadcopter on steroids

December 13th, 2019 at 12:58 pm » Comments Off

The current AB5 JetQuad prototype has a claimed top speed of 250 mph (402 km/h)FusionFlight While propeller planes certainly do have their place, sometimes the extra speed and thrust of a jet engine is what’s really needed. Dallas, Texas-based FusionFlight has applied that sort of thinking to quadcopter-style drones, resulting in the AB5 JetQuad. According […]



The world’s most valuable company

December 11th, 2019 at 12:09 pm » Comments Off

After multiple delays, Saudia Arabia is finally making it happen. A much-watched step in the country’s goals to modernize and privatize parts of its economy, its state-owned oil business, Saudi Aramco, raised $25.6 billion in the world’s largest IPO ever after pricing 3 billion shares at 32 riyals ($8.53) apiece. The raise beats the largest […]



London to Sydney flight breaks world record

November 20th, 2019 at 1:20 pm » Comments Off

Sydney (CNN) — Until someone invents a device to teleport humans from one side of the Earth to the other, this is the next best thing. An experimental research flight operated by Australian airline Qantas touched down in Sydney on Friday, after flying nonstop from London — a journey that pushes the frontier of modern […]



Watch a massive 3D-printed building take shape

November 9th, 2019 at 3:19 am » Comments Off

Dubai is now home to the world’s largest 3D-printed two-story building. On Wednesday, officials in the city’s Warsan neighborhood unveiled the building, which is 9.5 meters (31 feet) tall and has a total area of 640 square meters (6,889 square feet). The structure’s concrete walls were constructed in place using a massive 3D printer — […]



Robocar: Watch the world’s fastest autonomous car reach its record-breaking 282 km/h

November 6th, 2019 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

Autonomous cars are set to take over the world’s roads, transforming the way we travel. Leading the pack is Robocar, a futuristic self-driving electric vehicle from British start-up Roborace. Roborace demonstrated its robot’s capabilities by taking the car to 282.42 km/h (175.49 mph) – an average confirmed by the UK Timing Association – at RAF […]



Google says its quantum computer has just completed a 10,000-year task in less than four minutes

November 3rd, 2019 at 3:22 am » Comments Off

‘This achievement is the result of years of research and the dedication of many people,’ Google engineering director Hartmut Neven said in a blog post (Bloomberg) — Alphabet Inc.’s Google said it’s built a computer that’s reached “quantum supremacy,” performing a computation in 200 seconds that would take the fastest supercomputers about 10,000 years. The […]



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