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The need for Lithium has greatly increased with the release of the Tesla Model 3

April 24th, 2016 at 7:23 am » Comments Off

Lithium, the gasoline for Tesla Model 3 electric car, is causing a feeding frenzy that has only just begun. Unveiled on March 31st the car has already received 325,000 orders. Even the market know that this is more than just another electric vehicle, with its record breaking sales in its week one launch. Lithium will […]

NASA’s Star Trek inspired spaceship that could travel faster than light

March 10th, 2016 at 9:30 am » Comments Off

People often say that sci-fi is becoming a reality whenever a bold new technology comes out. Usually that is a bit of an exaggeration. However, Harold White, a NASA engineer and physicist, is in the process of designing a spaceship that is truly straight out of almost every sci-fi story every written.

World’s largest, fastest 3D printed drone takes flight

November 19th, 2015 at 10:34 am » Comments Off

3D printing innovation is getting faster, even as fast as 150 mph/h. A new fully 3D printed drone took flight and is capable of reaching that record breaking speed. The drone was created through a collaboration between Stratasys Ltd. and Aurora Flight Sciences. (Video)

Japanese maglev train hits 603kph in test run, sets record

April 27th, 2015 at 7:24 pm » Comments Off

Maglev train operator Central Japan Railway Company (JR Central) says one of its seven car trains hit a top speed of 603kph (375mph), and managed nearly 11 seconds at faster than 600kph.  

Should coding schools have free enrollment under Obama’s new free community college initiative?

January 15th, 2015 at 4:59 pm » Comments Off

If the fundamental premise of President Obama’s new initiative to make community college free is to open up career and life opportunities for the nation’s young — especially those from underprivileged backgrounds — then the federal government should also be thinking of ways to cover the tuition costs of individuals attending coding boot camps. Instead […]

NASA wants to Send Astronauts to Mars by 2030

January 5th, 2015 at 2:27 pm » Comments Off

Now for something completely out of this world. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has officially announced, this week, it plans to send humans to the red planet – in a future manned mission that will see humans first attempt to land on the surface of an asteroid, and if successful, the later goal […]

Germany generates 74% of power needs from renewable energy

May 16th, 2014 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

An offshore wind turbine near Rostock. Germany. Germany’s impressive streak of renewable energy milestones continues, with renewable energy generation surging to a record portion — nearly 75 percent — of the country’s overall electricity demand by midday last Sunday. With wind and solar in particular filling such a huge portion of the country’s power demand, […]

Taobao breaks mobile shopping record in less than an hour with over $100 million in sales

November 13th, 2013 at 10:37 am » Comments Off

China’s leading e-commerce marketplace. Taobao, China’s leading e-commerce marketplace, racked up RMB 1 billion ($164 million) in mobile purchases from over 14 million user accounts one hour into China’s annual Single’s Day shopping blitz,    

Kickstarter hits new crowdfunding milestones

October 25th, 2013 at 8:27 am » Comments Off

Kickstarter is the most popular crowdfunding platform and they just broke two industry records.  According to the company’s stats page, more than five million backers have successfully funded over 50,000 creative projects on Kickstarter, cementing Kickstarter as the world’s leading crowdfunding platform.    

Researchers create world’s fastest wireless network that hits 100 gigabits per second

October 17th, 2013 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

Fraunhofer’s Millilink chip, with III-V transistors capable of switching at 300GHz. Researchers in Germany have combined photonics and electronics to create a world-record-breaking wireless network that can send and receive data at a heady 100 gigabits per second (Gbps). This beats the same team’s previous world record of 40Gbps. At 100Gbps, or a transfer rate […]

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