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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, […]



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 […]



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