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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.” […]

One of the World’s Tiniest Nuclear Plants Is Coming to Idaho

March 2nd, 2020 at 1:47 am » Comments Off

The demonstration represents a new-generation of micro-reactors. An innovative nuclear plant that runs on lower waste fuel hopes to be online by 2022-2025. The plant’s creator, Oklo, joins startups around the world working to innovate safer, smaller nuclear power plants. But experts suggest that Oklo’s timeline is unrealistic with years of nuclear approval process ahead. […]

Researchers achieve a 10x supercapacitor energy density breakthrough

March 1st, 2020 at 1:34 am » Comments Off

This flexible graphene supercapacitor design can store 10 times more energy than comparable existing technology Supercapacitors can charge almost instantly, and discharge enormous amounts of power if needed. They could completely erase the Achilles heel of electric vehicles – their slow charging times – if they could hold more energy. And now Chinese and British […]

3D printing gets bigger, faster and stronger

February 11th, 2020 at 12:42 pm » Comments Off

HARP in action as it vertically and continuously prints a large 3D object. Research advances are changing the image of a once-niche technology. A resin printer from Chad Mirkin’s lab at Northwestern University in Illinois can create structures as large as a person in hours (image sequence sped up). Credit: Northwestern University As a metal […]

Hydrogen-fueled Drones Will Inspect U.S. Gas Pipeline

February 6th, 2020 at 2:57 pm » Comments Off

Public-safety drone consultancy Skyfire Consulting has announced a partnership with UAV company Doosan Mobility Innovation and hydrogen-fuel service provider ReadyH2 to tackle a pipeline-inspection project for an unnamed American company. Doosan will deploy a hydrogen-powered octocopter. The drone sports a hydrogen-powered generator fueling two hours of flight time per mission over nearly 50 miles. ReadyH2, […]

Construction completed on largest 3D-printed building in the world

January 29th, 2020 at 12:22 pm » Comments Off

Largest 3D-printed municipality building in Dubai At 31 feet tall and 6,900 square feet, a new building in Dubai is the largest 3D-printed building in the world — and the first two-story structure of its kind. The most impressive part of the project? U.S. company Apis Cor built the structure using only three workers and […]

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, […]

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