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Virgin Galactic debuts design of future Mach 3 high-speed aircraft, signs deal with Rolls-Royce

August 11th, 2020 at 12:20 pm » Comments Off

Virgin Galactic is making strides toward its goal of creating high-speed commercial aircraft that operates a little closer to Earth than its existing passenger spacecraft. The company revealed the initial design of the commercial passenger airplane it’s creating that’s designed to fly at speeds in excess of Mach 3 — faster than the average cruising […]

Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 5 refuels phones 50% in 5 minutes, 100% in 15

August 5th, 2020 at 9:48 am » Comments Off

Wireless recharging has become increasingly popular over the past few years due to its convenience — just drop your phone on a pad and pick it up later — but wired charging is faster, and some ultra-high-speed options have emerged this month to power next-generation phones. Today, Qualcomm is adding its latest innovations to the […]

Europe’s biggest 3D printer helps create an entire two-story house

July 27th, 2020 at 10:09 am » Comments Off

While 3D printing might be most commonly used to print smaller-sized models or prototypes, that doesn’t mean it can’t also be used to print larger objects. Much, much larger. In Belgium, Europe’s largest 3D printer was recently used to print an entire house. Unlike other 3D-printed houses we’ve covered (of which there are a handful), […]

Samsung: Expect 6G in 2028, enabling mobile holograms and digital twins

July 23rd, 2020 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

  Just as the earliest 5G networks began to go live two years ago, a handful of scientists were eager to publicize their initial work on the next-generation 6G standard, which was at best theoretical back then, and at worst an ill-timed distraction. But as 5G continues to roll out, 6G research continues, and today […]

MIT engineers use ‘artificial atoms’ to make the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind

July 19th, 2020 at 2:49 am » Comments Off

Quantum chips have proved somewhere between difficult and impossible to manufacture Researchers at MIT have developed a way to manufacturer “artificial atoms” to produce what they claim is the world’s largest quantum chip of its kind. The atoms have been created in microscopically thin slices of diamond. The accomplishment “marks a turning point” in the […]

Honeywell claims to have world’s highest performing quantum computer according to IBM’s benchmark

June 20th, 2020 at 12:59 pm » Comments Off

The chamber housing the ion trap in Honeywell’s quantum computer system. Honeywell said JP Morgan Chase and other customers are using its quantum computer in production, which it claims is the most powerful currently in use based on a benchmark established last year by IBM. Industrial giant Honeywell on Thursday said it is now live […]

Hadrian X brick-laying robot ups the ante to 200 blocks an hour

June 17th, 2020 at 5:55 pm » Comments Off

The Hadrian robot was created by Australian firm Fastbrick Robotics (FBR) and is named after the UK’s Hadrian Wall Back in 2015 we looked at an interesting approach to automated construction in the form of a brick-laying robot, capable of putting together full-sized homes in just two days. The engineers behind the Hadrian X have […]

Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link: Denmark approves start of work for €7 billion underwater tunnel to Germany

May 16th, 2020 at 12:56 pm » Comments Off

Danish MPs have given the green light to the construction of the Fehmarnbelt underwater tunnel which will reduce travel time between the country and Germany to just a few minutes. Work on the Danish side is now expected to start on January 1, 2021, and the tunnel — known as the Fehmarnbelt link — is […]

The deepest hole in the world

May 16th, 2020 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

The Kola Superdeep Borehole For 24 years, Soviet scientists dug deeper into the Earth’s surface than anyone had ever done before. The result was the Kola Superdeep Borehole located on the Kola Peninsula in Russia. The ambitious project began in the 1970s, and scientists in the former Soviet Union began to drill a hole that […]

Tesla produces its 1 millionth electric car

March 16th, 2020 at 1:09 am » Comments Off

Tesla announced that it produced its 1 millionth electric car — becoming the first automaker to achieve the milestone.  Only a few years ago, many people didn’t believe that Tesla could produce electric vehicles in any meaningful numbers, but the automaker managed to ramp up three electric vehicle programs: Model S, Model X, and Model […]

Honeywell says it will soon launch the world’s most powerful quantum computer

March 11th, 2020 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

“The best-kept secret in quantum computing.” That’s what Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC) CEO Ilyas Khan called Honeywell‘s efforts in building the world’s most powerful quantum computer. In a race where most of the major players are vying for attention, Honeywell has quietly worked on its efforts for the last few years (and under strict NDA’s, […]

Citroën launches $6,000 electric car that a 14-year-old can drive

March 9th, 2020 at 12:02 pm » Comments Off

Citroën is launching the Ami, a new ~$6,000 mini electric car that can cost just $20 per month and it can be legally driven by a 14-year-old can in France.  We call it an electric car because it looks like a small city car, like a smart, but Citroën is calling Ami a “light quadricycle.” […]

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