By Greg Norman Published July 07, 2017 Fox News slides The NASA Mars rover concept vehicle is 28 feet long, 14 feet wide and 11 feet tall, weighing 5,000 pounds. (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex) slides The vehicle will embark on a four-city tour along the East Coast. (Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex) Next It looks … Continue reading "NASA Mars rover tour: Batmobile-like concept vehicle aims to inspire next-gen designs"
Published May 01, 2017 Fox News Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Visitors look at a giant robot named The Monkey King at the G Festival, part of the Global Mobile Internet Conference (GMIC) in Beijing, Saturday, April 29, 2017. The GMIC features current and future trends in the mobile Internet industry by some major foreign … Continue reading "Chinese firm unveils giant ‘Monkey King’ gladiator robot"
Published April 04, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGWorld’s most precious books to be stored in ‘Doomsday Vault’ Who says there’s no good news? It just so happens that if all of humanity is wiped out in a nuclear holocaust, the people of Earth will leave behind a record of their … Continue reading "Second Arctic ‘doomsday’ vault will store the world’s data"
By Allison Barrie Published March 23, 2017 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print The NRL-developed transparent polymer armor consists of alternating layers of elastomeric polymer and a harder material substrate. Very small crystalline domains, which also provide rigidity, give the polymer its transparency. (U.S. Naval Research Laboratory) Ever wonder if there was such a thing … Continue reading "Here’s how ‘invisible armor’ could defeat bullets and blades"
Published January 10, 2017 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print File photo – Spc. Ethan Esposito, Joint Multinational Training Command, fires his M4 carbine rifle during United States Army Europe’s Best Warrior Competition in Grafenwoehr, Germany, July 31, 2012. (U.S. Army) The U.S. Army gets through a lot of ammunition thanks to the amount of training … Continue reading "US Army asks for biodegradable ammo"
Published November 16, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Boom Technology says its XB-1, nicknamed the “Baby Boom” will be the world’s fastest civil aircraft. (Boom Technology) Need to get to London in less than four hours? Virgin mogul Sir Richard Branson is one step to closer to bringing the next generation of Concorde-style … Continue reading "Richard Branson unveils supersonic ‘Baby Boom’ passenger jet with Boom Technology"
By Kimberly Peterson Published September 29, 2016 Facebook Twitter Email Print Glider Yachts If zooming over the waves in a sleek high-end vessel that looks right out of a science-fiction movie is your idea of fun, then London-based firm Glider Yachts has the answer: the Super Sports 18, a futuristic-looking luxury craft that can reach speeds of … Continue reading "This new superyacht looks like a UFO on the water"
By Allison Barrie Published September 29, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print (BAE Systems) A nearly 34-ton armored fighting vehicle– that swims? Marines will have a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle to storm the beaches in future battles. Unveiled this week at the Modern Day Marine, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle, or the ACV 1.1, was … Continue reading "A new combat vehicle that swims for the Marine Corps"
By Allison Barrie Published September 22, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print NOW PLAYINGSelf-driving car? How about a self-driving machine gun Self-driving cars are grabbing headlines lately, and the military is also making inroads with similar tech— but these vehicles are mounted with weapons like machine guns. General Dynamics created MUTT, aka Multi-Utility Tactical … Continue reading "Armed MUTTs: Self-driving vehicles could boost the military’s arsenal"
By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer Published September 09, 2016 Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print Can a picture frame slow time? This one appears to.(Jeff Lieberman) Have you ever wished that you could speed up time, slow it down, or stop it entirely? Maybe we all have, but unless you have Hermione Granger’s Time Turner, the … Continue reading "‘Magic’ picture frame slows time — or so it seems"
By Allison Barrie Published September 01, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print McCurdy’s Armor(Dynamic Defense Materials) Blast and bullet resistant, giant Lego-like blocks are making the old-fashioned sandbag a thing of the past. For hundreds of years, sandbags have been the standard for rapidly building fortifications— but now there’s a smarter and superior solution. … Continue reading "Innovative Lego-like armor is replacing sandbags"
By James Rogers Published September 01, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email Print The Border Protector UGV (Israel Defense Forces). Israel is planning to bolster its high-tech arsenal by deploying fully autonomous military vehicles along the country’s dangerous border with Gaza. “This is the future — the border is a very dangerous place,” an Israel … Continue reading "Robot patrol: Israeli Army to deploy autonomous vehicles on Gaza border"
BY DON REISINGER AUGUST 23, 2016 05:38PM EST7 COMMENTS ISIS combatants might soon find themselves at war with a robot.t the size of a small car and fully controlled by a human as it rushes towards the enemy. According to Defense One, which translated an article in the Baghdad Post, Iraq military forces are preparing … Continue reading "Iraq to Battle ISIS With Machine Gun-Toting Robot"
Published August 18, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook24 Twitter219 livefyre72 Email Print NOW PLAYINGWorld’s largest aircraft takes maiden voyage The massive blimp-shaped Airlander 10 airship made its maiden flight in the U.K. Wednesday. Engines roaring, the 302-foot helium-filled vehicle rose slowly into the air from Cardington airfield, 45 miles north of London. Developed by Hybrid Air Vehicles, … Continue reading "Huge helium-filled Airlander 10 airship makes maiden flight"
By Grace Williams Published August 16, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook329 Twitter274 livefyre90 Email Print (ESA/Hubble & NASA) Scientists at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), believe they have identified a “fifth force of nature.” “If true, it’s revolutionary,” said Jonathan Feng, professor of physics and astronomy, in a press release. “For decades, we’ve known of four … Continue reading "Scientists may have found ‘fifth force of nature’"
By Rob Verger Published August 04, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook112 Twitter378 livefyre31 Email Print File photo: U.S. Army soldiers from the 2nd Platoon, B battery 2-8 field artillery, fire a howitzer artillery piece at Seprwan Ghar forward fire base in Panjwai district, Kandahar province southern Afghanistan, June 12, 2011. (REUTERS/Baz Ratner) In the next decade, U.S. … Continue reading "US military aims to combat chemical threats with ‘smart uniform’"
By Chris Smith Published August 04, 2016 BGR Facebook428 Twitter0 livefyre115 Email Print File photo – The Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System (U.S. Army) We’ve seen all sorts of weapons mounted on drones, and military drones already wield impressive firepower, but that doesn’t mean we’re done building crazy machines with fire power. The next step … Continue reading "The Marines now have robots that carry and fire heavy machine guns"
Published August 01, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook179 Twitter408 livefyre15 Email Print (Disney patent/USPTO). Disney has received a patent for foot recognition technology that could be used to improve the guest experience at the entertainment giant’s theme parks. One potential application of foot recognition technology could use a sensor to capture a foot shape and a camera … Continue reading "Disney theme parks could harness foot recognition technology"
By James Rogers Published May 24, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook753 Twitter625 livefyre1222 Email Print NOW PLAYINGWill Facebook take conservatives’ concerns seriously? Never autoplay videos Facebook says that it has found no evidence of ‘systematic’ political bias related to its Trending Topics section, but acknowledges the possibility that rogue employees could have impacted the controversial feature. The … Continue reading "Facebook denies ‘systematic’ content bias, but admits possibility of rogue employees"
By Michael Kaplan Published May 16, 2016 New York Post Facebook80 Twitter6 Email Print (Courtesy Gabriele Teruzzi) Have an extra $250 million lying around? If so, you may one day be the proud owner of the most outrageously cool yacht on the seven seas. Designed by Gabriele Teruzzi and named Shaddai — which means, loosely, “omnipotent” in … Continue reading "World’s most unusual yacht could cost $250M to build"
By Rob Verger Published May 16, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook270 Twitter118 livefyre68 Email Print NOW PLAYINGWorld’s largest plane touches down in Australia Never autoplay videos Tens of thousands of Australians turned out to gawk as the world’s largest plane descended into Perth’s airport on Sunday. The hulking Antonov An-225 cargo plane, which boasts six engines and … Continue reading "Watch the world’s biggest plane land in Australia"
By James Rogers Published May 03, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook73 Twitter111 livefyre36 Email Print Aug. 12, 2013: Concept sketches for the Hyperloop transportation system, which uses electromagnets and pneumatic tubes to transport people (and cars) at up to 800 miles per hour. (Elon Musk) Hyperloop Transportation Technologies CEO Dirk Ahlborn says that the high-speed technology could … Continue reading "Hyperloop CEO: ‘We’re trying to make travel suck less’"
Published May 03, 2016 Facebook108 Twitter0 Email Print A crackpot plumber and inventor has taken to the air in a hoverbike he built. Colin Furze has unveiled his drone bicycle powered by a pair of two-stroke engines and rotor blades. “It’s the most outrageous thing I’ve ever ridden,” he said. “Feeling it lift for the first … Continue reading "Loony inventor creates working hoverbike"
By Denise Chow Published April 27, 2016 Facebook85 Twitter0 Email Print NOW PLAYINGWilliam Shatner on ‘Star Trek’ 50th anniversary Never autoplay videos WASHINGTON — William Shatner knows a thing or two about sci-fi tech. The 85-year-old actor is best known for his portrayal of the fictional Captain James Kirk, the courageous and willful leader … Continue reading "William Shatner: ‘Star Trek’ tech is ‘not that far-fetched’"
By Dave Banks Published April 25, 2016 Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print A luxurious watercraft that adheres to military grade standards. (Courtesy Migaloo) If yacht owners really want to put everyone at port to shame, they should consider sailing on the Migaloo Private Submersible Yacht. A concept yacht created by Migaloo, an Austrian design and engineering … Continue reading "Tour the world’s most luxurious submarine superyacht"
Published April 24, 2016 Associated Press Facebook3633 Twitter0 livefyre219 Email Print This April 9, 2016 photo provided by Bertrand Piccard via Global Newsroom shows Piccard taking a selfie on board Solar Impulse 2 during a test flight over the Pacific Ocean. (Bertrand Piccard/Global Newsroom via AP) MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – A solar-powered airplane on a … Continue reading "Solar-powered plane lands in California, completing risky trip across Pacific"
By Allison Barrie Published April 13, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook400 Twitter135 livefyre18 Email Print NOW PLAYINGFirepower: This combat tractor is the ultimate multitasker Never autoplay videos Meet the 32-ton armored combat vehicle that’s the ultimate tractor— albeit one that can punch holes through concrete, fire rockets, and carve safe passage through minefields for soldiers. BAE … Continue reading "This huge combat tractor is the ultimate multitasker"
By Mindy Weisberger Published April 13, 2016 Facebook7 Twitter0 livefyre2 Email Print A ‘smart’ paint spray can robotically reproduces photographs as large-scale murals. (Romain Prévost, Alec Jacobson, Wojciech Jarosz, Olga Sorkine-Hornung) Even someone who possesses no painting skills whatsoever could create a giant, wall-size mural with a bit of robotic assistance, using a system of … Continue reading "‘Smart’ spray cans could make anyone a mural artist"
By Allison Barrie Published March 30, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1259 Twitter191 livefyre89 Email Print A competitor at the Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition that took place at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 20 to 25, 2016 (Staff. Sgt. Jacob Braman, U.S. Army) Top sniper teams from the U.S. Army, Navy and Marines went head to … Continue reading "Top special operations snipers go head to head"
By Allison Barrie Published March 17, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook1859 Twitter394 livefyre922 Email Print NOW PLAYINGFuturistic military railgun ‘bullets’ could travel at Mach 6 Never autoplay videos New “bullets” for military railguns, which could strike enemy targets traveling at a whopping six times the speed of sound, are being tested. Electromagnetic railguns and lasers are … Continue reading "Futuristic military railgun ‘bullets’ could travel at Mach 6"
Published February 26, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook14028 Twitter0 livefyre3326 Email Print (U.S. Air Force graphic) The U.S. Air Force has unveiled the first concept image of its futuristic B-21 long range bomber, which will be built by Northrop Grumman. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James revealed the artist’s rendering at the Air Force Association’s Air Warfare … Continue reading "Air Force unveils initial B-21 long range bomber design"
By Allison Barrie Published February 18, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook696 Twitter0 livefyre95 Email Print Artist’s concept of ACTUV (DARPA). A new vessel will patrol the world’s oceans hunting and tracking enemy submarines – and it will execute missions without a single human aboard. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that pioneers tech for the US … Continue reading "DARPA’s unmanned sub-hunter set to revolutionize naval warfare"
Published February 11, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook898 Twitter0 livefyre30 Email Print (J. Adam Fenster / University of Rochester) Scientists at the University of Rochester have created a new type of ‘super polymer’ that could prove an extremely useful technology in the healthcare and clothing industries. The material, which can lift 1,000 times its own mass, was … Continue reading "University of Rochester scientists create ‘super polymer’ that can lift 1,000 times its mass"
Published February 11, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook39119 Twitter0 livefyre95 Email Print Unlike the original, the Titanic II will have a welded and not riveted hull and be about four yards wider. (Blue Star Line) History buffs will have to wait just a little longer for a trip on a copycat of the ill-fated Titanic. Related Image Expand … Continue reading "Replica of Titanic will now set sail in 2018"
Published January 18, 2016 Facebook124 Twitter0 Email Print From ceiling projections of a starry sky at night to mood lighting to giant curved screens in first class, Boeing is planning some big design changes to its future plane cabins – though the economy-class seats still don’t look comfortable. The plane manufacturer’s engineers released a … Continue reading "Boeing reveals the airplane of the future (and it’s not good)"
By Allison Barrie Published January 14, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook25122 Twitter0 livefyre273 Email Print In the market for a gun that is out of this world? Then the Big Bang pistol may just be for you … provided you’ve got very, very deep pockets. Parts of the 4.5 billion-year-old Gibeon meteorite that landed in sub-Saharan Africa … Continue reading "Guns made of meteorite: Price tag $1 million"
By Mindy Weisberger Published January 13, 2016 Facebook396 Twitter0 livefyre61 Email Print Dead men tell no tales, but scientists can still learn much about them from their bones. Archaeologists recently determined that a skeleton found buried on a primary school’s property in Edinburgh, Scotland, dates back to the 16th century and likely was that … Continue reading "Buccaneer bones: Possible pirate skeleton found under Scotland schoolyard"
By Michael Harthorne Published January 13, 2016 Newser Facebook229 Twitter0 livefyre112 Email Print Scientists may have discovered gravitational waves, which were predicted by Albert Einstein more than 100 years ago but never observed. (AP Photo/File) Rarely does a tweet not involving a Kardashian or a cat stir up such a swell of excitement. On Monday, … Continue reading "Rumors of a massive physics discovery swirl"
By Jeremy Kaplan Published January 12, 2016 Facebook12 Twitter0 livefyre0 Email Print File photo – Attendees gather at an IBM Watson event in lower Manhattan, New York Jan. 9, 2014. (REUTERS/Brendan McDermid) “It’s the biggest reinvention going on since the invention of the wheel.” That’s the general consensus of pretty much everyone in the … Continue reading "Watson at the wheel: How IBM plans to power your drive"
Published January 12, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook42 Twitter0 livefyre3 Email Print (Photo: Zheng Chen) The quest to build a better mouse trap at Stanford has ventured into explosive territory. Or, more specifically, into lithium-ion battery explosion prevention territory. Related: ‘Hoverboard’ ‘craze’ hits Fox News Researchers at the university announced development of the first lithium-ion battery that … Continue reading "Stanford researchers unveil technology that could prevent battery fires"
Published January 12, 2016 FoxNews.com Facebook42 Twitter0 livefyre3 Email Print (Photo: Zheng Chen) The quest to build a better mouse trap at Stanford has ventured into explosive territory. Or, more specifically, into lithium-ion battery explosion prevention territory. Related: ‘Hoverboard’ ‘craze’ hits Fox News Researchers at the university announced development of the first lithium-ion battery … Continue reading "Stanford researchers unveil technology that could prevent battery fires"
By Calla Cofield Published January 11, 2016 Facebook22 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print An image from a simulation showing how matter might be moved around in the extreme environment around a black hole. The simulations will be compared to observational data collected by the Event Horizon Telescope, which will be increasing its sensitivity in 2017 … Continue reading "Worldwide telescope network will take best-ever images of Black Holes"
Published December 23, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook8157 Twitter0 livefyre44 Email Print (Screenshot from www.craigslist.com) Want to take your go-karting to the next level, and then some? A seller onCraigslist is touting a Boeing jet-powered go- kart. Related: Stunning video shows ‘jetmen’ flying in formation with Emirates A380 Priced at $10,500, the go-kart is powered by a … Continue reading "Boeing jet-powered go-kart up for sale on Craigslist"
By Allison Barrie Published December 31, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook955 Twitter0 livefyre6 Email Print The Polaris Defense Ultralight family of vehicles. (John Linn, Adventures Studios 2014) (© John Linn, Adventure Studios 2014) It was a good year for innovations within the military, including the introduction of a gladiator vehicle a drone-slaying canon. Here are a few … Continue reading "Top military innovations of 2015"
By Allison Barrie Published December 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook65 Twitter0 livefyre39 Email Print F-16V. (Lockheed Martin) Four Military Aircraft Hit the Skies in 2015 It was a big year for military aircraft advances. Here’s a look back at four of those – the F-16 Viper, Marine Corps’ King Stallion Helo, a new stealth bomber and … Continue reading "Four new military aircraft took to the skies in 2015"
By Michael Harthorne Published December 30, 2015 Newser Facebook51 Twitter0 Email Print File photo. (Structural Ice) In a move Leonardo da Vinci would definitely think is pretty cool, 150 students and volunteers will be using one of the Renaissance master’s old designs to create the world’s longest ice bridge, Discovery News reports. Construction on the … Continue reading "World’s longest ice bridge built from 500-year-old plans"
By Allison Barrie Published December 22, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook2362 Twitter0 livefyre21 Email Print Gerber Short Stack (Gerber). From a spin on the traditional gift of socks to the ultimate knife and shades, here are six gifts perfect for military, police and fire professionals, as well as folks that love to spend their spare time shooting, … Continue reading "6 top tactical holiday gifts"
By Allison Barrie Published December 18, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook574 Twitter0 livefyre37 Email Print The Compact Laser Weapon System’s beam director (Boeing). It seems everyone is getting inspired by the latest “Star Wars” movie and that includes the military. American companies are developing laser systems for the aircraft, drones, vehicles and even boats for U.S. troops. … Continue reading "Can the US military build Star Wars-style laser cannons for its troops?"
By Trevor Mogg Published December 17, 2015 Facebook45 Twitter0 livefyre4 Email Print Amazon pulls certain hoverboard sellers The United States Postal Service (USPS) is the latest organization taking action to avoid getting its fingers burned when it comes to hoverboards. Following in the footsteps of a growing number of airlines, USPS has said it’s … Continue reading "US Postal Service says it won’t carry hoverboards by plane due to fire risk"
By Allison Barrie Published December 17, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook279 Twitter0 livefyre132 Email Print Artist’s concept of NG Air Dominance (Northrop Grumman). Appropriately for a time when “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is grabbing headlines across the globe, a futuristic fighter jet that looks a small starship was revealed this week. The sixth-generation fighter jet concept … Continue reading "Are ‘Star Wars’-style fighter jets coming to the skies?"
By Michael Casey Published December 16, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook2066 Twitter0 livefyre175 Email Print Atlas is one of two general purpose detectors at the Large Hadron Collider. (CERN) Could scientists have found a particle heavier than the famous Higgs boson? That appears to be the case. Using the CMS and ATLAS detectors at the Large Hadron … Continue reading "Science breakthrough? Physicists may have discovered Higgs boson relative"
Published December 16, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook1511 Twitter0 livefyre135 Email Print Sit high above it all in a transparent canopy that sits on top of the airplane. (Windspeed Technologies) We’ve seen some pretty scary airplane seat designs. From unwieldy bicycle-seat triangles to split level stackers, most design firms are just looking for new ways to cram more … Continue reading "Company unveils airplane design with seats on top of aircraft"
Published December 14, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook3106 Twitter0 livefyre972 Email Print On the heels of an alarming study spotlighting the danger drones pose to commercial aircraft, the FAA on Monday announced new regulations requiring drone registration in an effort to keep track of soaring ownership. The online registration would apply to owners of small drones weighing more … Continue reading "FAA announces drone registration rules as report highlights soaring dangers"
Published December 08, 2015 Realtor.com Facebook22 Twitter0 Email Print The bunker Next If there’s a prepper in your life who demands only the very best, we’ve got you covered — truly covered. We’ve unearthed an amazingly equipped and deluxeprivate bunker on the market. Listed for a whopping $17.5 million, this state-of-the art lair in Tifton, … Continue reading "Apocalypse Now? Survive the End of the World in Style in a $17.5M Bunker"
Published December 10, 2015 Facebook1423 Twitter0 Email Print Buried in the lengthy report released last week by Australia’s MH370 investigators is one crucial revelation: the aircraft suffered a serious technical problem triggered by a power outage. The Australian Defense Science and Technology report officially acknowledges the doomed Malaysia Airlines flight suffered a sudden electrical failure … Continue reading "Report from Australian investigators suggests MH370 was a ‘zombie plane’"
By Charles Q. Choi Published December 09, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print The reflections of the laser beam are captured by the camera and translated into the position of the object that, although hidden from the direct line of sight, produces return-echo waves of light that reveal not only its position but also its(Daniele … Continue reading "Laser-armed cameras can ‘see’ around corners"
Published December 08, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook6586 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print BATH, Maine – The largest destroyer ever built for the U.S. Navy headed out to sea for the first time Monday, departing from shipbuilder Bath Iron Works and carefully navigating the winding Kennebec River before reaching the open ocean where the ship will undergo … Continue reading "Largest destroyer built for Navy heads out to sea"
By Anna Attkisson Published December 04, 2015 Facebook286 Twitter0 livefyre9 Email Print (Fleye screenshot from Kickstarter.com) Who said drones had to look like quadcopter airplanes? Fleye, a new Kickstarter project, wants to make the world’s safest drone in the form of a spherical flying machine with a camera. With blades covered in the … Continue reading "World’s ‘safest drone’ launches on Kickstarter"
By Michael Casey Published December 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook102 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print (© NUS OCR | Photography by Lionel Lin) Ever wanted your own personal flying machine? Well, a team of engineering students at the National University of Singapore (NUS) appear to be one step closer to making that a reality after they successfully … Continue reading "Singapore students design personal flying machine"
Published December 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook465 Twitter0 livefyre5 Email Print A 12-room hotel design is estimated to cost about $20 million. (Courtesy Tony Webb, Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel) Underwater tourism may be the next big thing in luxury travel. Planet Ocean Underwater Hotel, an idea conceptualized by extreme travel advocate and managing director of Planet Ocean … Continue reading "Sleep underwater: Designer receives patent for submerged luxury hotel rooms"
By Trevor Mogg Published December 03, 2015 Facebook79 Twitter0 livefyre9 Email Print Self-balancing scooters, more popularly known as hoverboards, are undoubtedly the hot ticket item on many Christmas wishlists this year. However, UK shoppers hoping to get their hands on one of the personal transporters may be left disappointed after it was revealed Wednesday … Continue reading "Thousands of hoverboards impounded by UK authorities over fire risk"
By Michael Casey Published December 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook275 Twitter0 livefyre48 Email Print This is a scanning electron microscopy image of microdiamonds made using the new technique. (North Carolina State University) For those looking for cheap diamonds, they might want to cozy up to researchers at North Carolina State University. Jay Narayan and his colleagues … Continue reading "Scientists discover new form of carbon harder than diamonds"
Published November 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook657 Twitter0 livefyre155 Email Print The Kingdom Tower will stand 3,280-feet tall. The Burj Khalifa, by comparison, stands at 2,716 feet. New York City’s Freedom Tower, currently the fifth tallest in the world, is dwarf-like at 1,792 feet. (Jeddah Economic Company) Dubai’s towering Burj Khalifa may have to give up its … Continue reading "World’s tallest tower gets $1.2B to complete construction"
By Tia Ghose Published November 23, 2015 Facebook42 Twitter0 livefyre1 Email Print Scientists have created roses that have self-assembling electronic circuits inside them. The method could one day help produce self-monitoring plants. (Linköping University) Scientists have created a kind of cyborg flower: living roses with tiny electronic circuits threaded through their vascular systems. The … Continue reading "Cyborg roses wired with self-growing circuits"
By Allison Barrie Published November 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook586 Twitter138 livefyre Email Print Beretta ARX-200 (Beretta Defense Technologies). Beretta Defense Technologies showed off its new ARX-200 battle rifle at theMilipol show in Paris this week. Milipol is a biennial event held in the French capital and sponsored by the French Ministry of Interior. It is … Continue reading "Beretta shows off new battle rifle"
By Gary Gastelu Published November 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook89 Twitter174 livefyre22 Email Print (General Motors) General Motors is building a hydrogen-powered pickup for the U.S. Army. The automaker has teamed up with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research, Development & Engineering Center (TARDEC,) to develop a military-spec electric Chevrolet Colorado pickup that uses a commercial … Continue reading "U.S Army to test hydrogen-powered Chevrolet Colorado pickup"
By Allison Barrie Published November 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook29 Twitter75 livefyre2 Email Print (Allison Barrie) Centigon’s ramped-up Toyota SUV is designed for rapid assaults – this is hardly a vehicle for soccer Moms. Part of Carat Security Group, the global armored vehicle company, Centigon brought its pimped out Toyota Land Cruiser SUV to Paris for … Continue reading "Centigon ramps up Toyota SUV for rapid assaults"
By Allison Barrie Published November 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook6236 Twitter249 livefyre421 Email Print File photo. (Glock) Glock is showing off its smallest pistol to date in Paris, a weapon that weighs only 16 ounces and is easy to conceal. The 9 x 19, G43 is one of several firearms that Glock has brought to this … Continue reading "Glock shows off tiny pistol that is easy to hide"
Published November 09, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook75 Twitter423 livefyre4 Email Print Dr. Anthony Ries instructs Pfc. Kenneth Blandon on how to play a computer game, using only his eyes to control the direction of fire of a bubble-shooting cannon at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Nov. 3, 2015. (U.S. Army) The military may have a potent new … Continue reading "US Army touts mind-reading tech"
By Rick Stella Published November 13, 2015 Facebook282 Twitter519 livefyre17 Email Print File photo – Martin Aircraft test pilot Michael Van Der Vliet is strapped into his company’s jetpack during the 51st Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 20, 2015. (REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol) Best known for extravagant police cars, the daring … Continue reading "As lavish as ever, Dubai’s Fire Service might soon use jetpacks to fight fires"
By Melissa Jacobs Published November 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook253 Twitter201 livefyre4 Email Print A detail from graffiti art is seen on a wall near the headquarters of Britain’s eavesdropping agency, Government Communications Headquarters, known as GCHQ, in Cheltenham, western England April 16, 2014. British media attributed the work to acclaimed British street artist Banksy. (REUTERS/Eddie … Continue reading "In an era of high-tech spying, old-school espionage is on the rise"
Published November 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook1217 Twitter241 livefyre217 Email Print (XDubai/jetman.com) It’s an incredible video that looks like it’s straight out of a ‘James Bond’ movie – two intrepid ‘jetmen’ flying in carefully choreographed formation with a huge Emirates A380. Jetman Dubai pilots Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet took part in the amazing display, … Continue reading "Stunning video shows ‘jetmen’ flying in formation with Emirates A380"
(BAE Systems) By Rick Stella Published November 04, 2015 Facebook136 Twitter250 livefyre29 Email Print British defense contractor BAE Systems, one of the world’s foremost purveyors of futuristic defense technologies, just officially announced that it plans to invest roughly $31.7 million to help develop a hybrid rocket engine with Britain’s Reaction Engines Limited. If completed, … Continue reading "Britain is developing a hybrid rocket engine that can reach five times the speed of sound"
Published November 04, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook187 Twitter85 livefyre16 Email Print The days of broken windows might just be over, thanks to a team of researchers that have developed glass they say is as strong a steel. ( REUTERS/Amit Dave) Researchers in Japan have developed a type of glass that is close to being unbreakable. Reported … Continue reading "This glass could be as strong as steel"
By Michael Casey Published November 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook240 Twitter34 livefyre66 Email Print In November 2011 the interiour of Wendelstein 7-X was still open: Visible was the plasma vessel, one of the stellarator coils, a planar coil, part of the support structure and the cryostat together with a lot of cooling pipes and power supply … Continue reading "Nuclear fusion just got a boost with the arrival of this stellarator"
Published November 02, 2015 Associated Press The first twin-engine 158-seater C919 passenger plane made by The Commercial Aircraft Corp. of China (COMAC) is pulled out of the company’s hangar during a ceremony near the Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, China, Nov. 2, 2015. (AP Photo) A state-owned manufacturer on Monday unveiled the first plane produced … Continue reading "China unveils jetliner in bid to compete with Boeing, Airbus"
By Allison Barrie Published October 28, 2015 Facebook2164 Twitter341 livefyre337 Email Print CH-53K King Stallion (Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation). King Stallion, the U.S. Marine Corps’ brand spanking new helicopter, completed its first flight Tuesday. The Marines’ new helo is incredibly advanced – it will be able to lift a whopping three times more weight than its … Continue reading "Marine Corps’ new helicopter completes its first flight"
By Allison Barrie Published October 27, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook710 Twitter147 livefyre194 Email Print File photo – The guided-missile cruiser USS Hue City conducts a live-fire test of its Phalanx close-in weapons system (CIWS). (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Darien G. Kenney/Released) If a missile slips past a ship’s defenses, then rapid-fire gun … Continue reading "Navy taps Raytheon for sophisticated ‘last chance’ gun system"
By Allison Barrie Published October 26, 2015 Facebook2919 Twitter235 livefyre316 Email Print (Lockheed Martin) Meet the F-16V ‘Viper’ – the newest, most advanced fighter in the F-16 family that has just made its maiden flight. The latest version of the F-16 introduces numerous cutting-edge enhancements. Related: 11 stunning F-22 fighter jet images Made by Lockheed … Continue reading "Meet ‘Viper’ – the newest F-16 Fighter"
DATA BREACH PUT 4 MILLION CUSTOMERS OF TALKTALK AT RISK By Michael Harthorne, Newser Staff Published on www.newser.com Posted Oct 27, 2015 7:18 PM CDT (NEWSER) – A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a hack that put the 4 million customers of British telecommunications company TalkTalk at risk, theGuardian reports. British police … Continue reading "15-Year-Old Boy Arrested in British Telecom Cyberattack"
By Allison Barrie Published October 22, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre Email Print What will warships look like in three decades? Meet the next-generation HMS Dreadnought. The British Ministry of Defence and Royal Navy challenged young scientists and engineers to design a future warship and the results may surprise you. Defense procurement specialist Startpoint … Continue reading "Futuristic warship design takes shape"
By Allison Barrie Published October 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook96 Twitter53 livefyre12 Email Print (CTruk) What do wind farms at sea and military technology have in common? CTruk amphibious vessels. Boatmaker CTruk, which builds wind farm service vessels, has launched a prototype craft for the military based on THOR, aka the Twin Hulled Offshore Raider. THOR … Continue reading "CTruk taps THOR for new military workboats"
By Zach Epstein Published October 19, 2015 BGR Facebook31 Twitter28 livefyre1 Email Print HyperCam is a low-cost hyperspectral camera developed by the University of Washington and Microsoft Research that reveals details that are difficult or impossible to see with the naked eye. (University of Washington) HyperCam isn’t the first hyperspectral camera the world has ever … Continue reading "This $50 hyperspectral camera captures remarkable detail the human eye can’t see"
By Elizabeth Palermo Published October 19, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre23 Email Print A Canadian variant of the M4 Sherman tank, which was recently sold at auction. (Photos courtesy of Bidsquare) A World War-II era tank was recently sold at auction to a private bidder for $155,000. The tank, officially called a Medium Tank, M4, is … Continue reading "Going once! WWII-era ‘Grizzly’ tank sells for $155,000"
Published October 18, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook9949 Twitter341 livefyre Email Print A B-24 used by the 489th Bomb Group during World War II. (National Archives) The 489th Bomb Group will fly again. The Air Force Reserve reactivated a World War II-era bomb group and its associated elements during a Saturday ceremony at Dyess Air Force Base in … Continue reading "Air Force reactivates World War II-era bomb group"
Published October 14, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook25 Twitter15 livefyre5 Email Print DARPA says it is developing a fleet of vehicles that would disappear when they hit the ground (DARPA) One of the big challenges when fighting a battle is all the equipment left behind that could end up in the hands of an enemy. Well, DARPA, … Continue reading "DARPA developing vehicles that can literally disappear"
By Rick Stella Published October 14, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre44 Email Print File photo – a soldier aims an XM25 Counter Defilade Target Engagement weapon system at Aberdeen Test Center, Md.(PEO Soldier) To help keep American soldiers safe (and outfitted with the most futuristic gear, of course), the United States Army just announced plans … Continue reading "The Army is testing a smart grenade launcher that can take out hidden targets"
Published June 16, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 Email Print When a current was run through strips of graphene that were placed across a trench of silicon, the result was light emission. (Young Duck Kim/Columbia Engineering) Graphene, a form of carbon famous for being stronger than steel and more conductive than copper, can add another wonder … Continue reading "World’s thinnest light bulb created from graphene"
By Drew Prindle Published October 09, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre1419 Email Print (Lockheed Martin) The US military already has a few high-powered laser weapons at its disposal, but it’s about to get a hell of a lot more. Earlier this week, defense contractor Lockheed Martin began production of its modular, Advanced Test High … Continue reading "Lockheed Martin’s modular ATHENA laser weapon is headed to production"
By Rick Stella Published October 08, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre48 Email Print Cast member Robert Downey Jr. poses for a photo with an Iron Man figure during a promotional event of the movie “Iron Man” April 6, 2013. (REUTERS/Jason Lee) Taking a page directly out of Marvel’s Iron Man franchise, the United StatesDepartment of … Continue reading "The Department of Defense plans to unveil its Iron Man-style TALOS suit in 2018"
By Jack Williams Published September 28, 2015 Facebook177 Twitter65 Email Print The first design is almost 400 feet in length and features countless amenities for guests. (Courtesy Migaloo Submarines) A bold set of designs have been floated for an outrageous man-made, private island. Featuring a penthouse, jungle deck with a waterfall and an alfresco dining … Continue reading "Billionaires can now design their own private island"
By Charles Q. Choi Published September 24, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre0 Email Print A newly developed “invisibility cloak” makes objects thermally invisible by redirecting heat. (Xu & Zhang/NTU) A new thermal “invisibility cloak” that channels heat around whatever it is trying to hide may one day help keep people and satellites cool, researchers say. Invisibility … Continue reading "Thermal ‘invisibility cloak’ could keep people cool"
By Kelly Hodgkins Published September 22, 2015 Facebook705 Twitter171 livefyre29 Email Print (Screenshot from Boston Dynamics YouTube video.) Google and Boston Dynamics’ latest robot is now going through basic training with the US Marine Corps, which recently recruited the robodog for field trials, reports Ars Technica. Spot, the hydraulic-articulated four-legged robot, was unveiled … Continue reading "Boston Dynamics’ robotic dog is going through basic training with the Marine Corps"
Published September 21, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook290 Twitter86 livefyre18 Email Print (Volvo Group) Volvo Group wants garbage collectors to stop taking out the trash. The truck maker (not the car company,) is working with waste management giant Renova and three universities, including Penn State, to develop garbage hauling robots that can be deployed from a vehicle … Continue reading "Volvo developing garbage bots"
Published September 21, 2015 Facebook365 Twitter111 livefyre127 Email Print Enough funds have been raised to buy a Concorde with the aim of getting it flying again by 2019. (AP) The Concorde supersonic airliner looks like it will make a return to the skies thanks to some aviation enthusiasts with very deep pockets. Club Concorde, a … Continue reading "Famous Concorde supersonic airliner could start flying again"
By Jesse Emspak Published September 19, 2015 Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre106 Email Print An illustration of the ultrathin “invisibility” cloak. Light reflects off the cloak (shown by the red arrows) as if it were reflecting off a flat mirror. (Courtesy of Xiang Zhang group, Berkeley Lab/UC Berkeley) In the movie “Predator,” an alien uses a cloaking … Continue reading "Ultrathin ‘invisibility cloak’ can match any background"
By Walt Bonner Published September 16, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook616 Twitter79 livefyre33 Email Print 3D sketch of the magnetic wormhole, showing how the magnetic field lines (in red) of a small magnet at the right are transferred through it. (Right) From a magnetic point of view the wormhole is magnetically undetectable so that the field of … Continue reading "First magnetic wormhole created in lab"
By Michael Harthorne Published September 11, 2015 Newser Facebook0 Twitter0 livefyre291 Email Print File photo – The Glomar Explorer ship is seen anchored in the U.S. Navy’s National Defense Reserve Fleet anchored in Suisan Bay, California in this U.S. Navy handout file photo taken on May 15, 1977. (REUTERS/US Navy/Archives Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command, … Continue reading "CIA ship at center of ‘strangest covert operation’ to meet its end"
By Elizabeth Palermo Published September 04, 2015 Facebook65 Twitter159 livefyre18 Email Print An artist’s depiction of what the small surveillance drones might look like. (DARPA) When the U.S. military needs a new idea for drone technology, it turns to an unlikely source for inspiration: old fairy tales. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), which … Continue reading "Fairy-tale-inspired ‘gremlin drones’ could spy in swarms"
By Allison Barrie Published September 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook213 Twitter329 livefyre73 Email Print Screenshot from YouTube video. (Boeing) Silent and invisible, Boeing’s new laser cannon slays enemy drones by taking them down in under a minute. The Compact Laser Weapons System (CLWS) can track down an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and eliminate a threat. Boeing just … Continue reading "The laser cannon that kills drones"
By Kelly Hodgkins Published August 26, 2015 Facebook323 Twitter106 Email Print (CSIRO) Honey bees are critical to pollinating a third of the world’s food supply, but their population is on the decline due to unknown factors that are threatening their health. A research team lead by Australia’s national science agency, CSIRO, is working with … Continue reading "Researchers outfit honey bees with RFID ‘backpacks’ in global health study"
Published August 18, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook650 Twitter539 livefyre255 Email Print Boston Dynamics, the robot company owned by Google, has released footage of Atlas, its six-foot humanoid robot stomping through woodland. Like a scene from a sci-fi movie, Atlas is shown making its mechanical way through nature in footage featured in a YouTube video. Unlike … Continue reading "Life-size humanoid robot takes a walk in the woods"
Aug 19, 10:37 PM EDT SCIENTISTS CREATE 360-DEGREE IMAGES OF HAWAII CORAL REEFS BY CALEB JONES ASSOCIATED PRESS AP Photo/XL Catlin Seaview Survey HONOLULU (AP) — Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of … Continue reading "SCIENTISTS CREATE 360-DEGREE IMAGES OF HAWAII CORAL REEFS"
Allison Barrie By Allison BarriePublished July 31, 2015FoxNews.com Facebook32 Twitter105 livefyre Email Print Media is ablaze with warnings against a future where robots with AI threaten a human future. But are all robots bad? Recent movies from “Terminator Genysis” to “Chappie” and “Ex Machina” all consider a future where robots take on bigger roles. In … Continue reading "The Robot Rodeo where bots battle bombs"
By Brian Mastroianni Published August 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook681 Twitter217 livefyre526 Email Print Screenshot from YouTube video. (PatentYogi) Want to fly on a plane that can take you to London from New York in only an hour? While it sounds like an vehicle straight out of “James Bond,” aircraft manufacturer Airbus has filed a patent with … Continue reading "The supersonic plane that could get you from London to NYC in 1 hour"
By James Rogers Published July 08, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook829 Twitter458 livefyre122 Email Print (Screenshot from MegaBots YouTube video) It’s the moment robot fan boys have been waiting for. American firm MegaBots, which builds giant fighting robots, is gearing up for an epic battle against a creation from its Japanese rival Suidobashi Heavy Industry. San Francisco … Continue reading "US and Japan set for epic giant robot battle"
By Walt Bonner Published July 01, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook51 Twitter120 livefyre Email Print Never autoplay videos Getting out of a car can be tricky if you’re a robot. Last month, robotics experts from around the world travelled to Pomona, California to compete in the DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), a contest where semi-autonomous humanoid robots have … Continue reading "How American engineers are helping drive robotics innovation"
By Elizabeth Howell Published July 02, 2015 Facebook140 Twitter106 livefyre69 Email Print The X-51A Waverider is set to demonstrate hypersonic flight. Powered by a Pratt Whitney Rocketdyne SJY61 scramjet engine, it is designed to ride on its own shockwavem and accelerate to about Mach 6. (U.S. Air Force graphic) The U.S. military is reportedly developing a … Continue reading "US military’s hypersonic jet could fly 5 times the speed of sound"
By Allison Barrie Published June 19, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook109 Twitter303 livefyre42 Email Print Screenshot from the Office of Naval Research YouTube video. Just like how locust swarms can cause devastating natural disasters, the U.S. Navy’s Low-Cost UAV Swarming Technology (LOCUST) drones could devastate adversaries. A fitting acronym, the Navy’s LOCUST is a new revolutionary … Continue reading "Drone swarms join the Navy"
By Allison Barrie Published June 18, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook58 Twitter108 livefyre6 Email Print While “Terminator Genysis” brings back a fictional world ruled by robots to movie screens later this month, thanks to the U.S. military, the prospect of military robot military warfare became closer to reality thanks to the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge. Funded … Continue reading "The real ‘Terminator:’ Robots compete in the 2015 DARPA Robotics Challenge"
By James Rogers Published June 10, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook100 Twitter90 livefyre16 Email Print The company that made Marty McFly’s hoverboard a reality is eyeing an even more ambitious technology that aims to ‘hover’ buildings. Los Gatos, Calif.-based Arx Pax is touting the technology a way to protect people and structures in natural disasters such as … Continue reading "California company wants to ‘hover’ buildings, protecting against earthquakes"
By Tanya Lewis Published June 08, 2015 Facebook60 Twitter124 Email Print The robot from South Korean Team KAIST swept the field at the DARPA Robotics Challenge, successfully completing all tasks in the least amount of time. (DARPA) A robotics team from South Korea took home the $2 million first-place prize in a competition this weekend … Continue reading "Korean robot takes home $2M prize in DARPA challenge"
By Tanya Lewis Published June 05, 2015 Facebook47 Twitter145 livefyre3 Email Print Florida’s Institute of Human and Machine Cognition team robot, Running Man, makes its way over a field of rubble during a test event. (DARPA) Make way for robots! This weekend, some of the world’s most sophisticated robots will go head-to-head in a competition … Continue reading "Robot Showdown: Droids to Face Off in DARPA Robotics Challenge"
Published May 29, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook137 Twitter185 livefyre27 Email Print MIT researchers’ previously shown ‘cheetah-bot,’ a robot that resembles — you guessed it — the fastest land animal on earth, can run up to 10 mph. The robot’s latest enhancements, however, have enabled the mechanized feline to jump by leaps and bounds. The machine … Continue reading "MIT’s ‘cheetah-bot’ can now jump over hurdles"
By Lulu Chang Published May 27, 2015 Facebook651 Twitter372 livefyre124 Email Print (Boeing image) For the last few years, the creative minds of Hollywood had seemingly outpaced the reality of technological and scientific advances in the weapons field. But no longer. Stepping out of the realm of science fiction and into reality is the … Continue reading "US Air Force confirms Boeing’s electromagnetic pulse weapon"
By Elizabeth Palermo Published May 27, 2015 Facebook371 Twitter167 livefyre27 Email Print Catalin Alexandru Duru soars over a lake in Quebec, Canada in this screenshot of the Guinness World Records YouTube video. (Screenshot, Live Science, Guinness World Records video) A hoverboard rider recently soared into Guinness World Records after flying a record distance on the … Continue reading "Back to the future! Real-life hoverboard breaks record"
By Kyle Rothenberg Published March 24, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook66 Twitter77 livefyre13 Email Print Human waste can create much more than a foul odor. Researchers at Mississippi State University have created a patented process which turns our by-products into an alternative diesel energy source. Publicly owned wastewater treatment plants generate over 8 million tons of sewage … Continue reading "Researchers convert sewer sludge to diesel alternative"
File photo. (REUTERS/Stephanie Keith) By Trevor Mogg Published March 18, 2015 Facebook48 Twitter199 livefyre43 Email Print Cops in New York City have started testing a system that shows them almost instantly the location of where a gun was fired to within 82 feet. Already used by cops in several other U.S. cities, the ‘ShotSpotter’ technology utilizes strategically … Continue reading "NYPD spends $1.5 million on electronic ears to listen for gunshots"
Published May 07, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook130 Twitter101 livefyre35 Email Print The GL-10 prototype takes off in hover mode like a helicopter. (NASA Langley/David C. Bowman) Is it a helicopter? Is it a plane? NASA has developed a 10-engine electric vehicle that can take off like a helicopter but fly a plane. The prototype, dubbed ‘Greased Lightning,’ … Continue reading "NASA’s ‘Greased Lightning’ drone merges helicopter and plane technology"
By Neal Colgrass Published March 23, 2015 Newser Facebook10 Twitter31 Email Print Charles Darwin poses in a wicker chair in 1875 at an unknown location. (AP Photo, File) A humpless, snouted camel? Check. A rhino with the teeth of a rodent and head of a hippo? No problem, scientists say, after apparently figuring out, finally, where … Continue reading "Darwin’s ‘strange animals’ puzzle finally solved"
Published April 29, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook258 Twitter149 livefyre59 Email Print (Screenshot from DARPA YouTube video) DARPA’s Extreme Accuracy Tasked Ordinance (EXACTO) program just had its most successful round of live-fire tests to date. The tests were conducted in February with an experienced shooter using the self-steering bullet technology to repeatedly hit “moving and evading targets” … Continue reading "DARPA demonstrates breakthrough in self-guided bullets"
Published April 15, 2015 Military.com, Kris Osborn Facebook23 Twitter34 livefyre57 Email Print File photo. (U.S. Navy Photograph) The Navy is evaluating whether to mount its new Electromagnetic Rail Gun weapon aboard the high-tech DDG 1000 destroyer by the mid-2020s, service officials said. The DDG 1000’s Integrated Power System provides a large amount of on board electricity … Continue reading "Navy will test its electromagnetic railgun aboard DDG 1000"
By Allison Barrie Published April 10, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook171 Twitter190 livefyre328 Email Print NOW PLAYINGWar Games: Meet the largest aircraft on earth Never autoplay videos A U.S. Army mega aircraft – a hybrid of plane, helicopter, hovercraft and airship- is going civilian. Designed by British design company Hybrid Air Vehicles for the U.S. military, … Continue reading "Meet the largest aircraft on earth"
Piezoelectric violin. (MONAD Studio. Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg, with musician Scott F. Hall) By Trevor Mogg Published April 06, 2015 Facebook98 Twitter96 livefyre14 Email Print It’s not every day you come across a musical instrument that could comfortably double as a lethal weapon, but here’s one such creation. The ‘Piezoelectric Violin’ sports a rather remarkable … Continue reading "Here’s a futuristic 3D-printed violin that could double as a lethal weapon"
Published April 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook106 Twitter145 livefyre22 Email Print (Naval Research Laboratory) The U.S. Navy is working on a submarine-fighting drone that can operate both in the air and underwater. The Flimmer (Flying Swimmer) is the brainchild of the Naval Research Laboratory. The drone, it says, can reach operational areas more quickly by flying … Continue reading "Navy tests flying submarine drone"
Published April 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook402 Twitter315 livefyre598 Email Print The visor does more than shield the pilot’s eyes; it can inform the pilot about the health of the jet, including remaining fuel and altitude. These helmets will provide pilots with night-vision. (Rockwell Collins) Next We’ve come a long way from the classic leather aviator helmets … Continue reading "F-35 pilots to wear $400,000 helmets that can see through the plane"
A 3D printing enthusiast recently created a lower receiver for a high caliber Colt CM901 rifle. (printedfirearm.com) By Perry Chiaramonte Published March 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook727 Twitter214 livefyre377 Email Print A group of gunsmiths just 3D printed a bigger, better caliber rifle. PrintedFirearm.com , a website devoted to 3D printing of guns, announced that one … Continue reading "Powerful 3D-printed rifle fires NATO rounds"
Published March 30, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook211 Twitter209 livefyre65 Email Print File photo. A robot from the movie is on display for the premier of the motion picture ‘Terminator 3 “Rise of the Machines,’ June 30, 2003 in west Los Angeles. (Mike Blake/Reuters) It’s the rise of the machines – a Chinese research team has developed shape-shifting, … Continue reading "The real ‘Terminator?’ Chinese scientists create liquid metal machine"
An Albert Einstein pumpkin is pictured at Madame Tussauds in New York, Oct. 22, 2013. (REUTERS/Carlo Allegri) By Jesse Emspak Published March 27, 2015 Facebook192 Twitter200 Email Print Quantum mechanics is one of the best-tested theories in science, and it’s one of the few where physicists get to do experiments proving that Einstein was wrong. That’s … Continue reading "Proving Einstein wrong with ‘spooky’ quantum experiment"
Published March 26, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook99 Twitter442 livefyre24 Email Print Artist’s rendering. (Facebook) Facebook gave an update on its ambitious drone strategy Thursday, reportedly touting a solar-powered Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) with a wingspan similar to a Boeing 767. Facebook has successfully conducted the first test flight of its drone technology, explained the social media giant’s … Continue reading "Facebook touts huge solar-powered drone"
Published March 27, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook Twitter livefyre Email (Screenshot from George Mason University YouTube video) Two engineering students at George Mason University have created a potentially revolutionary fire extinguisher that uses sound to fight blazes. The brainchild of engineering seniors Viet Tran and Seth Robertson, the device uses low frequency sound waves to extinguish … Continue reading "Bass battles blaze: George Mason students invent sound-based fire extinguisher"
By Jesse Emspak Published March 26, 2015 Facebook258 Twitter184 livefyre364 Email Print A schematic of the shock-wave-damping system (10) mounted on a vehicle (18) generating an arc that would meet up with a shock wave (24) from an explosion (22). (US Patent Office) A researcher at the defense company Boeing has filed a patent … Continue reading "Sci-fi cloaking device could protect soldiers from shock waves"
By Brian Mastroianni Published March 23, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook19 Twitter240 livefyre4 Email Print IBM Watson global headquarters is open for business at 51 Astor Place in New York City’s Silicon Alley. (IBM) Next When Ed Harbour, vice president of the IBM Watson Group, looks out the window of his office in the East Village neighborhood of … Continue reading "IBM hopes Watson will lead the way in ‘Silicon Alley’"
Published March 09, 2015 Associated Press Facebook196 Twitter559 Email Print ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates – A Swiss solar-powered plane took off from Abu Dhabi early Monday, marking the start of the first attempt to fly around the world without a drop of fuel. Solar Impulse founder Andre Borschberg was at the controls of … Continue reading "Solar-powered plane takes off on around-the-world flight attempt"
Published March 07, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook493 Twitter518 livefyre636 Email Print Lockheed Martin ATHENA laser weapon system defeats a truck target by disabling the engine, demonstrating its military effectiveness against enemy ground vehicles. (Lockheed Martin) Lockheed Martin, the defense and security technology company, demonstrated the power of its Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) laser weapon system … Continue reading "Laser weapon blasts through truck"
By Allison Barrie Published March 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook1615 Twitter222 livefyre4 Email Print Restoring hands, arms, feet, and legs to those wounded in the service of our country should be a national priority…and now, finally, it is, thanks to some very promising technological advances. Technology advances in area such as body armor and medical … Continue reading "DARPA taps tech to build sophisticated artificial limbs for wounded veterans"
(Riken) By Trevor Mogg Published February 26, 2015 Facebook144 Twitter209 livefyre20 Email Print Japan has long been looking at how it might use robots to provide care for the elderly, and with a rapidly aging population, and a birth rate that continues to fall, the issue has taken on growing importance in recent years. Enter … Continue reading "Meet Robear, Japan’s robot nurse with the face of a bear"
The LHC (Large Hadron Collider) tunnel. (REUTERS/Denis Balibouse) By Jesse Emspak Published February 19, 2015 Facebook38 Twitter0 livefyre61 Email Print The world’s largest particle collider is gearing up for another run of smashing particles together at nearly the speed of light. After a two-year hiatus for upgrades, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will restart this year, … Continue reading "World’s largest atom smasher returns: 4 things it could find"
Published February 06, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook94 Twitter178 livefyre25 Email Print Pres. Obama the most polarizing chief executive in history? Never autoplay videos The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been making strides in being able to deliver small satellites into orbit faster and cheaper. On Feb. 5, DARPA gave updates on the Airborne Launch Assist Space Access (ALASA) program … Continue reading "DARPA plans to launch satellites from jets"
Published February 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook298 Twitter248 livefyre25 Email Print SAFFiR undergoes testing aboard the Naval Research Laboratory’s ex-USS Shadwell in Mobile, Ala. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released) A firefighting prototype robot was unveiled at the Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO in Washington D.C. on Wednesday. Scientists also revealed details of the technology’s successful trials aboard … Continue reading "US Navy unveils firefighting robot"
By Jenn Gidman Published February 05, 2015 Newser Facebook76 Twitter43 Email Print Ironworker Billy Geoghan reaches out to maneuver a steel beam as it’s lifted by crane to the 104th floor of 1 World Trade Center, Aug. 2, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) A group of South Korean scientists says it’s finally come up with the perfect metallurgical … Continue reading "In ‘breakthrough,’ scientists create new ‘super steel’"
By James Rogers Published January 20, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook91 Twitter79 livefyre64 Email Print (Copyright Lade AS) Next Norwegian ship designer Lade AS has unveiled a futuristic new design for cargo vessels, which uses the ships’ hulls as a sail. Inspired by sailboats and aerospace, the ‘Vindskip,’ with its hull shaped like a symmetrical air foil, is designed to use the … Continue reading "Futuristic cargo vessel looks to revolutionize shipping"
By Allison Barrie Published January 15, 2015 War Games: Smart Grenades – find enemies wherever they hide Never autoplay videos What if grenades could locate threats and detonate all on their own? A new smart grenade can do just that. With this grenade, soldiers will know with certainty that it will strike its target. The … Continue reading "Smart grenade seeks out bad guys"
A 3D silicon microstructure. (J. Rogers, University of Illinois) By Charles Q. Choi Published January 09, 2015 Facebook26 Twitter161 livefyre0 Email Print By mimicking children’s pop-up books, scientists can now make complex microscopic 3D shapes that model brain circuitry and blood vessels, researchers say. These intricate structures, which could resemble tiny flowers and peacocks, may one day help scientists electronically control … Continue reading "Pop-Up’ 3D structures can mimic brain circuits"
E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (Copyright Northrop Grumman Corporation. All Rights Reserved.) By Allison Barrie Published January 08, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook17 Twitter87 livefyre3 Email Print Next Despite cutbacks, the defense industry continued to produce innovative military planes in 2014. Here’s a look back at three aircraft innovations readers’ found very promising – the Navy’s latest flying ‘digital quarterback,’ the hybrid X plane, and … Continue reading "Military innovations: X-Planes, jumbo jet war machines, ‘digital quarterbacks’"
The Bell V-280 (Bell Helicopter) By Allison Barrie Published January 05, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook131 Twitter82 livefyre32 Email Print 2014 was a year that yielded many of advances in military aviation. Here is a look back at the public debut of three exciting new helicopters as well as the U.S. Army’s reveal of breakthrough tech for a tried and true favorite, the … Continue reading "3 cool new military helicopters, plus an amped up Apache"
By Allison Barrie Published December 31, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook71 Twitter197 livefyre23 Email Print The Fast Lightweight Autonomy program aims to develop and demonstrate autonomous UAVs small enough to fit through an open window and able to fly at speeds up to 45 miles per hour through complex indoor spaces. (DARPA) What if a drone could fly straight through your … Continue reading "DARPA aims to create small drones to zoom into enemy buildings"
Published December 23, 2014 Associated Press Facebook213 Twitter296 Email Print Dec. 15, 2014: In this photo, the newly designed warship vessel named Ghost sits in an old warehouse on the grounds of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery, Maine. (AP) Next KITTERY, Maine – Even on land, the Ghost looks futuristic and fast. The angular vessel looks like … Continue reading "Maine entrepreneur builds sleek ship, but will military buy it?"
GhostSwimmer (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Edward Guttierrez III/Released) The U.S. Navy’s new state-of-the-art smart, stealth, swimming robot looks like a shark…if you can spot it. Made by Boston Engineering, GhostSwimmer is a small, unmanned, robotic vehicle that swims through the water. Developed as part of the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid … Continue reading "GhostSwimmer: Navy’s new stealth robot"
File photo. (REUTERS/China Daily) By Elizabeth Palermo Published December 16, 2014 Facebook143 Twitter214 livefyre104 Email Print A new world record is making the future of solar energy look pretty bright. Researchers in Australia recently developed a solar energy system that can convert more than 40 percent of the sunlight that hits it into electricity the highest efficiency ever reported for a … Continue reading "Big solar step: Super-efficient system sets record"
By Kris Osborn Published December 11, 2014 Military.com Facebook1701 Twitter614 livefyre2073 Email Print Navy’s new lethal laser weapon destroys ships in test Never autoplay videos The Navy’s 30-kilowatt solid-state laser aboard the USS Ponce is now being fired in operational scenarios by sailors in the Persian Gulf, marking the first-ever deployment of a sea-based directed energy weapon. “We’ve tested it in … Continue reading "Navy declares laser weapons ready to protect ships in Persian Gulf"
War Games: Advanced Fire Scout helicopter drone Navy bound Never autoplay videos The latest Fire Scout helicopter is better, faster and stronger with twice the stamina for missions. Even more impressively – it flies by itself. Earlier this week Northrop Grumman delivered the first operational MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned helicopter to the U.S. Navy. … Continue reading "Navy taps new Fire Scout helicopter drone"
Artist’s concept. (DARPA) Could an “Avengers”-style Helicarrier soon become a reality for the U.S. military? Essentially aircraft carriers that can fly, Helicarriers featured in Marvel’s 2012 movie “The Avengers,” and, more recently, in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” The Helicarrier serves as an airborne base for S.H.I.E.L.D., as well as a landing and takeoff platform for … Continue reading "Could an ‘Avengers’-style Helicarrier become reality?"
An artist’s conception of the 3D maps of forest architecture that data from GEDI could produce. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center) A new laser instrument developed for the International Space Station is expected to generate incredible 3D maps of Earth’s forests. The instrument called Global Ecosystem Dynamics Investigation (GEDI) uses lidar, a special kind of laser … Continue reading "Pew, Pew, Pew! NASA space lasers to map Earth’s forests in 3D"
(NASA/Ken Ulbrich) Scientists at NASA are testing a new aircraft wing surface capable of changing shape during flight, which aims to make airliners quieter and significantly boost fuel efficiency. Researchers have replaced an airplane’s traditional aluminum flaps with “shape-changing assemblies” that can form bendable and twistable surfaces, according to NASA. “Flight testing will determine whether … Continue reading "NASA eyes revolutionary aircraft wing technology"
(Northrop Grumman) The newest, most advanced Hawkeye aircraft, has achieved initial operational capability, significantly boosting the U.S. Navy’s battlefield communications. Northrop Grumman’s E-2D Advanced Hawkeye provides the Navy fleet with next-generation eyes. It can help manage missions, keep carrier battle groups out of harm’s way, and sweep ahead of a strike. Dubbed “the digital quarterback,” … Continue reading "New Hawkeye aircraft is US Navy’s ‘digital quarterback’"
File photo. (REUTERS/Adrees Latif) Wearing the device called Google Glass may obstruct a person’s vision more than wearing regular glasses, researchers say. The device partly blocks a person’s peripheral vision, which is weaker in humans at distinguishing colors and shapes than a person’s central vision, but it is better in detecting motion. So during activities such as … Continue reading "Study: Google Glass blocks peripheral vision"
(CPI) Next A few months we told you about a windowless private plane designed for business travel. Now, a company in the U.K. has unveiled a similar concept for commercial planes where windows would be replaced by full-length smart screens to show what’s happening outside as the plane flies through the air. While the Centre for Process … Continue reading "Futuristic windowless airplane lets passengers see all around them"
Screenshot of IPC PAS Laser Center YouTube video. (Instytut Chemii Fizycznej PAN) “Star Wars”-style laser blasts are moving from the stuff of science fiction to science reality. Scientists have given us a first glimpse of what a real laser bullet could look like. A Polish research team from the Polish Academy of Sciences Institute of Physical … Continue reading "‘Star Wars’-style laser blast caught on camera"
The Millennium Falcon in “Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope.” (Fair Use, Screengrab/Lucas Film) The invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in “Star Wars” movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in … Continue reading "Real-life tractor beam pulls in particles"
Ever since Marty McFly took to the air in the 1989 classic “Back to the Future II,” humanity has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of a real, fully-functional hoverboard. Since then, tinkerers and scientists the world over have launched countless attempts at building such a device, and now, after more than 25 years of trying, technology has finally … Continue reading "Marty McFly’s hoverboard is finally real, and it’s on Kickstarter right now"
The Carnegie Mellon snake robot has finally mastered the art of slithering up a sandy slope. (Nico Zevallos and Chaohui Gong) One snake’s ability to shimmy up slippery sand dunes could inspire new technologies for robots that could perform search and rescue missions, carry out inspections of hazardous wastes and even explore ancient pyramids. A new … Continue reading "Snake robots! Slithering machines could aid search-and-rescue efforts"
During a recent Navy exercise, unmanned boats, such as this rigid hulled inflatable boat, swarmed a simulated enemy without humans controlling them. (U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams) While they’re not quite sharks with laser beams attached to their heads, the U.S. Navy’s new fleet of unmanned war boats could still cause quite a scare. … Continue reading "US Navy’s boat drones can swarm enemy attackers"
(Office of Naval Research) The Office of Naval Research is testing a solid-state, vehicle-mounted laser weapon designed to incinerate a range of air and ground targets such as enemy drones, rockets and even IEDs, service officials told Military.com. “Air defense covers rockets, artillery, mortars, UAVs, vehicles and IEDs – anything you can kill with a … Continue reading "Navy tests new vehicle-mounted laser weapon"
The Air Force’s costly and controversial new F-22 Raptor made its public debut during bombing runs over Syria earlier this week and defense experts said they were impressed by the first glimpse of its lethal firepower. “It seems to have been very successful – it was designed to have that ‘first night,’ precision strike capability,” … Continue reading "F-22’s baptism of fire impresses defense experts"
(e-Nable) An online organization of more than 1,500 volunteers is using 3D printers to produce prosthetic hands or fingers for people around the world who need them. This Sunday, the group, called e-NABLE, will come together at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore to further their goals of designing, printing and distributing their inexpensive plastic … Continue reading "Volunteers use 3D printers to create inexpensive prosthetics"
Are low cost fighters a solution for future battles? With a price tag of $20 million, the Textron AirLand Scorpion is an inexpensive option in tactical aircraft. While $20 million is no paltry sum – it’s still approximately 80 percent less than the pricetag for current fighter aircraft like the F-35. As fighter jets … Continue reading "Scorpion: Low cost fighter jet for future battles?"
With the massive “People’s Climate March” and the meeting of world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York Tuesday, the debate over renewable resources is heating up. But one potential solution is often left out with the garbage. Steve Russell, vice president of the Plastics Division at the American Chemistry Council, spoke to … Continue reading "In search for renewable energy sources, could trash be king?"
The Belle detector at the KEK particle physics lab in Japan will receive a $1.2-million upgrade.KEK A new ultra-precise particle detector is being developed to investigate the bizarre properties and behaviors of tiny elementary particles that seem to defy the laws of traditional physics. The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded $1.2 million to a … Continue reading "New particle detector could reveal universe’s missing antimatter"
Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking speaks at his official welcoming ceremony at Perimeter Institute For Theoretical Physics in Kitchener in June.REUTERS/Sheryl Nadler Stephen Hawking, who once cautioned that both artificial intelligence andinvading aliens could wipe out the human race, now has another dire prediction – the Higgs boson, or “God particle,” might destroy the universe. In a preface to … Continue reading "Stephen Hawking: ‘God particle’ could destroy the universe"
When an octopus needs to stalk its prey or avoid a predator, it can instantaneously blend into its surrounding environment at will, hiding seamlessly among nearby rocks or coral. Now, researchers have found a way to copy the cephalopod’s ability to hide in plain sight with a device that paves the way for advanced … Continue reading "Octopus camouflage inspires new technology"
Artist’s Concept.DARPA Next The U.S. military is planning a new type of high-tech tank which will use less armor but provide greater mobility to troops and present a much smaller target to enemies. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a program called Ground X-Vehicle Technology (GXV-T) which aims to revolutionize mechanized warfare. … Continue reading "US military targets revolutionary new tank designs"
This artist’s illustration depicts the Skylon concept vehicle.Adrian Mann Engine technology being developed for a British space plane could also find its way into hypersonic aircraft built by the U.S. military. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory is studying hypersonic vehicles that would use the Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which the English company Reaction … Continue reading "Space plane tech could power hypersonic aircraft for US military"
The “Hybrid Assistive Limb” (HAL) exosuit can help paralyzed patients regain some mobility.© RUBIN, photo: Nelle A futuristic-looking robot suit that has its own mechanical “limbs” may help paralyzed patients walk again. The robotic exosuit, called HAL for Hybrid Assistive Limb,” was originally developed in Japan, but has now been tested on paralyzed patients at … Continue reading "Bionic exoskeleton could help paralyzed patients walk"
This July 31, 2014 photo shows senior technical artist Mason Sheffield working on the face of actor Kevin Spacey for the new “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare” game at Sledgehammer Games in Foster City, Calif.AP FOSTER CITY, Calif. – It feels like a well-armed Christmas morning at Sledgehammer Games. Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield, co-founders … Continue reading "Advanced Warfare’ jumps past predecessors"
This is a view of the cubesat with 3D printed parts.NASA Goddard/Jason Budinoff NASA is already using 3d printing to make rocket engine parts, a space pizza maker and even physical photos from the Hubble Space Telescope. But by the end of September, one NASA engineer expects to complete the first space cameras made almost … Continue reading "NASA is building the world’s first 3D-printed space cameras"
Crave some cake but don’t have time to make it from scratch? Now a patent-pending invention will let you simply spray one out of a can. Called Spray Cake, the idea was whipped by Harvard juniors John McCallum and Brooke Nowakowski. “When I put it in my mouth, my first thought was, this is … Continue reading "Harvard students invent a cake made from a spray can"
Humanoid communication robot Kirobo moves during its unveiling in Tokyo June 26, 2013.REUTERS/Toru Hanai South Korea has robot spectators at their baseball games? Cute. Japan wants to see robot athletes competing against each other at the 2020 Olympics. Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympics, and if Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has any say in the … Continue reading "Japan wants to see robots compete against each other in the 2020 Summer Olympics"
Sergeant Scott Weaver, of The Queens Royal Lancers launches a Black Hornet, Nano UAV from a compound in Afghanistan.(Sergeant Rupert Frere RLC, Crown Copyright/MOD 2013) Black Hornet, the next generation of tiny combat drones, has arrived. Norway’s Prox Dynamics PD-100 Black Hornet Block II Personal Reconnaissance System is a tiny drone helicopter that can fit … Continue reading "Tiny drones deploy for US allies"
By Bryany Jordan DARPA The Pentagon is giving more time and money to companies that have shown promise in fielding a humanoid robot. Eleven of 16 firms that put their robot prototypes through their paces in June at have now been given an additional six months and $1.5 million each by the Defense Advanced Research Projects … Continue reading "DARPA putting more time, money into humanoid robot"
By Andy Boxall Published July 15, 2014 Facebook290 Twitter148 livefyre1 Google Novartis, the Swiss healthcare firm, has announced it will license Google’s exciting smart contact lens technology, initial unveiled by the Google X team at the beginning of this year. This is the first step in making the revolutionary lenses a reality, and potentially helping millions worldwide … Continue reading "Novartis teams up with Google to make smart contact lens a reality"
One of the British Royal Air Force’s Reaper drones at Kandahar Airfield in Afghanistan.Flight Lieutenant Tony Durrant, Crown copyright By Jillian Rose Lim, Staff Writer Published July 15, 2014 Facebook14 Twitter186 livefyre The British Royal Air Force (RAF) has sent five new reconnaissance drones to Afghanistan to support intelligence operations in the country, the U.K. Ministry of Defence … Continue reading "UK’s Royal Air Force sends new spy drones to Afghanistan"
Published July 10, 2014 Sunday Times Facebook0 Twitter246 BugJuggler.com I beats juggling balls. A former NASA scientist is hoping to raise $2.3m to build a robot capable of juggling cars, The Sunday Times reports. Dan Granett, who used to work for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory developing landing craft, rovers and robots for space exploration, has designed … Continue reading "Ex-NASA scientist designs giant, car-juggling robot"
Published June 27, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook308 Twitter268 livefyre48 A Marine Corps pilot who landed his crippled jet on a specially built ‘stool’, has described the incredible landing on the deck of the USS Bataan. After a front landing gear malfunction, Captain William Mahoney of the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 263 (Reinforced), 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), had … Continue reading "Marine pilot describes audacious landing"
By Allison Barrie Published June 26, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook20 Twitter230 livefyre5 New helicopters, sniper rifles and combat cameras to capture missions…all hot items for those shopping for special operations forces. Military officials from the U.S. and around the world are back home with their wish lists compiled from their epic hunts last week through more than 1,500 … Continue reading "Latest Helo and more for special operations at Eurosatory"
Allison Barrie. By Allison Barrie Published June 20, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook16 Twitter31 livefyre10 Named after a killer fish, killer cat and a killer snake, two Infantry Fighting Vehicles and a new Light Protected Mobility Vehicle, made their debuts in Paris to a lot of buzz. The five-day biennial Eurosatory show in Paris has been the site of some big reveals … Continue reading "Land warfare vehicles make big Paris debut"
Published June 20, 2014 Associated Press Facebook33 Twitter89 Stephanie Kwolek, 83, shown in this June 20, 2007 file photo taken in Brandywine Hundred, Del., she wears regular house gloves made with the Kevlar she invented. Her friend, Rita Vasta, told The Associated Press that Stephanie Kwolek died Wednesday in a Wilmington hospital. at age 90. (AP/The … Continue reading "Stephanie Kwolek, pioneering chemist who invented Kevlar, dies at 90"
Published June 19, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook0 Twitter5 livefyre0 A dining room fit for the sky.Airbus Previous When flying first isn’t enough, there’s pimping rides in the sky. Billionaires are eschewing the puny $65 million Gulfstream –the private jet of choice for many executives — and opting to buy and customize their own commercial Airbus A380 or Boeing … Continue reading "Boeing and Airbus offer tricked out jumbo jets for billionaires"
By Hillary Vaughn American Innovation Published June 16, 2014 FOXBusiness New eyewear technology may alert soldiers to threats before they can see them. Scientists and doctors are partnering with the military, developing eye armor that goes beyond protection. Today, soldiers use four separate lenses that protect them from debris, sunlight and different colored lasers. Army … Continue reading "Army Researchers Focus on Eye Armor for Troops"
By Christopher Snyder Published June 11, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook120 Twitter234 Aerial drones have been used on the battlefield and in movies, but now is the fast-growing world of unmanned aircraft expanding to paper airplanes? Former Israeli Air Force pilot and now founder of PowerUp Toys Shai Goitein is getting a lot of attention for his “PowerUp … Continue reading "Can a paper plane turn into a drone?"
By Molly Line Published June 10, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook9 Twitter22 Gplus0 From nuclear disasters, to natural catastrophes and blazing hot fires, robots that can stand-in for humans in dangerous places are under development. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts are working with one called Atlas, created by Boston Dynamics, a Waltham, Massachusetts based technology … Continue reading "Robot rescue: First-responders of the future"
By Allison Barrie Published May 29, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook2331 Twitter263 Gplus0 Why pilot a plane with your hands and feet when you can do it with your brain? Thought-controlled flight could be arriving soon, according to the EU-funded “BrainFlight” project. A team of scientists from the Institute for Flight System Dynamics and the Berlin Institute of Technology … Continue reading "Thought-controlled planes are in our future"
By Allison Barrie Published May 22, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook75 Twitter81 Gplus5 Hey soldier, maybe it’s time to cut down on the beer. The Army has begun to use a new virtual training system that is so realistic, your avatar may have a beer belly. Virtual Battlespace 3 (VBS3), the third and latest iteration of the U.S. Army’s … Continue reading "Army battles with brawn and beer bellies"
An unmanned Black Hawk helicopter could one day deliver cargo autonomously.SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORP. By Elizabeth Howell Published May 21, 2014 Facebook8 Twitter38 Gplus0 It’s always risky to send pilots on reconnaissance missions or into combat zones, so to protect its troops, the U.S. military is turning to technological solutions. Unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, are piloted remotely by … Continue reading "Drone deliveries, vertical-flight planes highlight the future of US warfare"
Published May 16, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook27 Twitter16 Gplus0 In their search for sustainable materials that can be mass produced, researchers at Harvard’s Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering turned to an unexpected source: shrimp. The team developed a bioplastic from chitosan, a form of chitin, which the second most abundant organic material on Earth. The majority of available chitin … Continue reading "Harvard researchers develop bioplastic made from shrimp shells"
By Gary Gastelu Published May 15, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook86 Twitter208 Gplus14 OSHKOSH Next Traveling on and clearing IED-infested roads are two of the most dangerous tasks facing the U.S. Military, so with so many drones flying in the sky above them, why not have robots do the jobs for you? That’s exactly what Oshkosh Defense is proposing with … Continue reading "Oshkosh developing unmanned mine-sweeping trucks"
Don’t be a hothead: The Army’s new helmets will keep soldiers cool in a battlezone.U.S. ARMY By Tanya Lewis Published May 15, 2014 Facebook334 Twitter86 Gplus23 Keeping cool in the heat of battle could soon be easier, thanks to a new U.S. Army helmet that has its own built-in air-conditioning system. The high-tech headgear, which has been compared to … Continue reading "Army developing air-conditioned helmet for soldiers"
By Allison Barrie Published May 12, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook83 Twitter27 Gplus13 Spinel windows can have applications as electro-optical/infrared deckhouse windows in the new class of U.S. Navy destroyers, like the USS Elmo Zumwalt pictured above, that feature a low radar signature compared with current vessels.U.S. NAVY PHOTO COURTESY OF GENERAL DYNAMICS In a breakthrough that could … Continue reading "Breakthrough makes for better armored windows for the military"
By Tanya Lewis Published May 13, 2014 Facebook0 Twitter10 Gplus0 The robot arm can catch objects such as a ball, bottle or tennis racket.SCREENSHOT, EPFL There are some things a robot can’t do, but catching a flying object is no longer one of them. With its four-fingered, three-jointed hand, a new robot can catch a ball, a bottle … Continue reading "Robot arm can catch flying objects"
By Jesse Emspak Published May 09, 2014 Facebook27 Twitter198 Gplus0 Scientists work out the steps of making a powerful gamma-ray laser powered by antimatter. Gamma rays are the most energetic form of light produced by the hottest regions of the universe, such as in this gamma-ray burst, shown here.NASA/SWIFT/CRUZ DEWILDE Building gamma-ray lasers powered by an … Continue reading "Mad Science: How to build a gamma-ray laser with antimatter"
By Charles Q. Choi Published May 07, 2014 Facebook87 Twitter201 Gplus10 Neutrons between parallel plates can test hypothetical forces in the universe.TU VIENNA Next Neutrons bouncing in Earth’s gravity are helping to shed light on two of the greatest mysteries in the universe, dark matter and dark energy, researchers say. Dark matter is an invisible substance thought … Continue reading "Dark matter and dark energy mysteries: Do neutrons hold the key?"
By Tanya Lewis Published May 02, 2014 Facebook160 Twitter176 Gplus0 Bioengineer Kwabena Boahen’s Neurogrid can simulate one million neurons and billions of synaptic connections.SCREENSHOT, STANFORD UNIVERSITY Despite advances in computing, today’s computers remain far less efficient than the 3-lb. hunk of matter in our skulls. But a new microchip modeled on the human brain is much … Continue reading "Human brain microchip is 9,000 times faster than a PC"
By Gabrielle Karol Energy Innovations Published May 02, 2014 FOXBusiness When it comes to solar cells, bigger might not mean better. North Carolina-based Semprius says it has produced the world’s most efficient solar cells – and they’re the size of the period at the end of this sentence. According to the peer-reviewed journal Nature Materials, Semprius’s … Continue reading "Solar Cells the Size of a Pencil Point"
By Diana Falzone Published April 30, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook15 Twitter234 Gplus0 Will self-driving cars take us to our jobs of the future? When we were kids, we dreamed of becoming doctors, lawyers, astronauts. Now the future generation has a new group of jobs to choose from thanks to advancements in technology. “Telesurgeons will specialize in performing surgeries … Continue reading "Smart cars and robot surgeons could be headed our way"
Published April 30, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook18 Twitter205 Gplus0 Anti-malware researchers have turned the tables on cyber criminals by using the Heartbleed bug to gain access to online forums where hackers congregate. The bug is a flaw in a key piece of security technology used by more than 500,000 websites had been exposing online passwords and other sensitive … Continue reading "Internet security researchers use Heartbleed bug to target hackers"
Published April 23, 2014 Associated Press Facebook33 Twitter80 Gplus8 This image shows what the under construction One World Trade Center in New York looked like in April 2009, left, and August 2013, right.AP/GOOGLE Next MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – Trips down memory lane are now available on Google’s digital maps. The new twist on time travel is debuting … Continue reading "Google’s ‘Street View’ maps add digital time capsules to provide visual retrospectives"
By Allison Barrie Published April 24, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook63 Twitter243 Gplus10 SILKE BARON Looking for a way to make tougher, more impact-resistant military airplanes and vehicles? Study shrimp. The Air Force Office of Scientific Research and the National Science Foundation have funded research into the peacock mantis shrimp, a 4- to 6-inch-long rainbow-colored shrimp that lives in … Continue reading "Peacock mantis shrimp inspires stronger materials for airplane frames, armor"
By Elizabeth Howell Published April 22, 2014 Facebook135 Twitter235 Gplus25 Artist’s concept of the DARPA Airborne Satellite Launch Vehicle under an F-15E aircraft.BOEING Next And you thought space launches couldn’t get any cooler: The next generation of small satellites may blast into orbit from the belly of a fighter jet. The United States military’s Defense Advanced Research … Continue reading "Fighter jets could launch US military satellites into space"
By Allison Barrie Published April 17, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook10 Twitter75 Gplus0 BRD Motorcycle enthusiasts love the sound of a roaring chopper, but the U.S. military isn’t among them. What the Armed Forces need is a cutting-edge motorcycle that – among other things – is fast, stealthy and silent. And they may have one soon – a … Continue reading "Military developing stealth motorcycle to let forces travel fast and silent"
By Michael Andronico Published April 15, 2014 Facebook39 Twitter65 Gplus0 Next The future of technology could hinge on a single material. The industry is currently buzzing over the potential of graphene, which is the strongest, slimmest and most malleable material in known existence. Graphene, which is a form of carbon, could change the way our devices look, … Continue reading "5 ways Graphene material will change gadgets forever"
By Tanya Lewis Published April 14, 2014 Facebook8 Twitter65 Gplus0 MisTable: a reach-through personal screen for tabletops.IMAGE COURTESY OF BRISTOL INTERACTION AND GRAPHICS GROUP, UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, COPYRIGHT © 2014 Like a hologram from “Star Wars,” a 3D picture projected onto a curtain of fog could be the computer screen of the future. The so-called “MisTable” … Continue reading "Computer screen of the future? Futuristic screen projects 3D images onto fog"
By Allison Barrie Published April 11, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook26 Twitter14 Gplus10 It’s a mouthful, Raytheon’s state-of-the-art Computer Assisted Virtual Environment. So let’s just call it CAVE. It enables people from all over the world to step inside a virtual rocket engine, or a missile, or a satellite. Or they can walk the deck of a naval vessel … Continue reading "Next-gen missile killers created in a virtual ‘Batcave’"
By Brendan McGarry Published April 10, 2014 Military.com Facebook60 Twitter228 Gplus1 A US navy MH-60R.U.S. NAVY/SENIOR CHIEF PETTY OFFICER CHRIS D. BOARDMAN Next The U.S. Navy has begun testing “smart” rocket launchers aboard MH-60R Seahawk helicopters, officials said. The San Diego-based Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 15 is evaluating 22 of the new digital rocket launchers, which were delivered last month … Continue reading "Navy tests ‘smart’ helicopter rocket launchers"
Published April 10, 2014 Military.com Facebook7 Twitter75 Gplus0 A technician at Belgian company Materialise, the biggest 3D printer in Europe, operates a laser sintering machine that uses high-powered lasers to fuse particles of plastic, layer by layer, to create 3D objects, at the company’s headquarters in Leuven.REUTERS National Harbor, Md. – A U.S. Navy carrier in the … Continue reading "Navy eyes 3D printing in future to create combat drones aboard ships"
Published April 09, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook174 Twitter221 Gplus7 Flying a radio-controlled replica of the historic WWII P-51 Mustang red-tail aircraft—of the legendary Tuskegee Airmen—NRL researchers (left to right) Dr. Jeffrey Baldwin, Dr. Dennis Hardy, Dr. Heather Willauer, and Dr. David Drab, successfully demonstrate a novel liquid hydrocarbon fuel to power the aircraft’s unmodified two-stroke internal combustion engine.U.S. … Continue reading "Powering the ships of the future? Navy develops technology to turn seawater into fuel"
By Serusha Govender Published April 08, 2014 Facebook38 Twitter168 Gplus0 Redditor/Imgur.com/Itsrattlesnake Next Next time you’re settling in for dinner take a look at what’s on your plate… chicken, beef, a sprout or two? Maybe some carbohydrates like bread and mashed potatoes with gravy? Now think about how different your daily meal would be if you were in … Continue reading "What armies eat around the world"
Published April 08, 2014 FoxNews.com Facebook29 Twitter139 Gplus0 Scientists plane to use “Porton Man” to test military equipment and protective suits for Britain’s armed forces.CROWN COPYRIGHT A $1.8 million robotic mannequin that can run, kneel and lift his arms to sight a weapon like a soldier will help test the latest in military equipment, Britain’s government says. … Continue reading "Britain builds robot to test military equipment, suits for armed forces"
By Charles Q. Choi Published April 02, 2014 Facebook19 Twitter78 Gplus0 Antimatter refers to sub-atomic particles that have properties opposite normal sub-atomic particles.KATIE BERTSCHE The mystery of whether antimatter falls up or down could be solved with a new experiment to weigh matter’s odd cousin, researchers say. Antimatter is identical to normal matter in some respects … Continue reading "Does antimatter fall up or down? New device may tell"
By Miriam Kramer Published March 31, 2014 Facebook19 Twitter26 Gplus1 The budget further advances NASA’s initiative to return human spaceflight launches to the United States by 2017 in concert with three Commercial Crew Program, or CCP, partners. Image released March 4, 2014.NASA Developing private spaceships to launch astronauts from U.S. soil in the near future should … Continue reading "Private space taxis are a ‘critical need’ for US, NASA chief says"
By Charles Q. Choi Published March 31, 2014 LiveScience The seashell of the windowpane oyster is made of layers of long diamond-shaped crystals of calcite joined together by organic material. When dented, the shell deforms via twinning, when mirror images of calcite crystals formed around the penetr (LING LI) New transparent armor to protect U.S. troops on … Continue reading "Seashell armor could offer transparent protection for troops"
By Maxim Lott Published March 28, 2014 FoxNews.com Scientists have used brain scanners to detect and reconstruct the faces that people are thinking of, a scientific achievement that could someday lead to a dream-recorder. (ALAN COWEN) Scientists have used brain scanners to detect and reconstruct the faces that people are thinking of, a scientific achievement that could … Continue reading "We know what you’re thinking: Scientists find a way to read minds"
By Tanya Lewis Published March 24, 2014 LiveScience In the first joint result from the world’s two leading particle colliders, scientists have determined the mass of the heaviest elementary particle, the top quark. The measurement was made using the Large Hadron Collider(LHC) at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and the Tevatron at Fermilab in Batavia, Ill. Four separate … Continue reading "Top quark: Mass of world’s heaviest elementary particle found"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published March 20, 2014 FoxNews.com The “Phantom Swift,” Boeing’s entry in a DARPA-funded contest to design a hybrid airplane/helicopter. (BOEING) Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s entry in a DARPA-funded contest to design a hybrid airplane/helicopter. (SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION) Karem Aircraft’s entry in a DARPA-funded contest to design a hybrid airplane/helicopter. (KAREM AIRCRAFT, INC.) Next SlidePrevious Slide … Continue reading "X Plane: One step closer to the next military breakthrough"
The future has arrived. From robot bartenders to galloping machines, the technological revolution is upon us. Robots PreviousNext Image 4 of 14 Toggle Kirobo Humanoid communication robot Kirobo talks to Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager in the Product Planning Group of Toyota Motor Corp, during its unveiling in Tokyo. (Reuters)
By Lina Zeldovich How Green Published March 13, 2014 FoxNews.com In the future, restaurants may serve woodchips the way they serve mashed potatoes and grits today. Thats what Virginia Tech professor Y.H. Percival Zhang is promising the world. (VIRGINIA TECH) Would you like wood chips with that? Someday, restaurants will serve wood chips the same way they … Continue reading "Professor cooks up recipe for turning wood chips into food"
By Perry Chiaramonte Published March 11, 2014 FoxNews.com Next SlidePrevious Slide The U.S. Army is bringing in the really, really big guns. Regular units will soon be issued a Swedish-built “recoilless” rifle that can fire an 84-mm. projectile nearly a mile and has the power to take out a tank. The 15-pound guns, which soldiers hold … Continue reading "Big guns: Army soldiers to get powerful new Swedish-made tank-stopper"
By Gabrielle Karol Energy Innovations Published February 27, 2014 FOXBusiness Solar panels may bring to mind rooftops — but Goal Zero is trying to shake that image with its line of portable solar products. The Salt Lake City startup makes compact solar-charged panels, battery packs and speakers designed to be used on the go. Goal Zero … Continue reading "Goal Zero: Taking Solar Panels Off the Roof and into the Wild"
By John R. Quain Personal Tech Published February 19, 2014 FoxNews.com Light bulbs have evolved from the standard incandescent (right) to compact fluorescents and now LEDs (left), which come in a variety of shapes — some quite familiar in appearance. Most people have accepted that it’s all but over for old incandescent bulbs. But CFLs—compact fluorescent … Continue reading "LEDs turn out the light on incandescents and CFLs"
Published February 20, 2014 FoxNews.com SPIKE AEROSPACE SPIKE AEROSPACE SPIKE AEROSPACE SPIKE AEROSPACE Next SlidePrevious Slide At last, those awkward fights for the window seat may finally be over. Boston-based aviation engineering firm, Spike Aerospace, recently released plans for a new, supersonic, business-class jet equipped with full-length digital screens that turn every seat into a window … Continue reading "On new futuristic supersonic jet everyone gets a window seat"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published February 20, 2014 FoxNews.com New tech from Lockheed Martin allows AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots to see targeting and surveillance data in full, high-resolution color — helping ensure U.S. attack helicopters continue to dominate. (LOCKHEED MARTIN) New tech from Lockheed Martin allows AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots to see targeting and surveillance data … Continue reading "Apache attack helicopters can finally see in color"
Published February 19, 2014 Associated Press Attendees play a video game wearing Oculus Rift virtual reality headsets at the Intel booth at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), in Las Vegas. (AP) LOS ANGELES – Forget 3D glasses. Oscar-nominated documentarian Danfung Dennis believes the next evolution in filmmaking will be to surround viewers with images in … Continue reading "Forget 3D glasses: New movie puts you directly in the action"
Published February 17, 2014 Associated Press The Maritime Laser Demonstration program will create a laser gun capable of targeting moving boats, unmanned aircraft, and even incoming missiles. (NORTHROP GRUMMAN) July 30, 2012: A laser weapon sits temporarily installed aboard the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey in San Diego. The Navy plans to deploy its first laser on … Continue reading "US Navy ready to deploy laser system this summer; rail guns aren’t far behind"
Published February 17, 2014 news.com.au Keep them away from Biff. Marty slips into a pair of self-lacing Nike Airs. (YOUTUBE) NIKE Next SlidePrevious Slide “Back to the Future II” was full of tech we drooled over. While the Hoverboard, flying cars and instant Pizza Hut are some way off, Marty McFly’s Nike trainers with power laces … Continue reading "Great Scott! ‘Back to the Future’ power laces coming in 2015"
Published February 07, 2014 New York Post May 15, 2013: Google Glass team members wear Google Glasses at a booth at Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco. (AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU) The NYPD is taking a page out of the RoboCop playbook — outfitting cops with Google Glass so a suspect’s life story can flash right before … Continue reading "NYPD to fight crime with Google Glass"
By Meaghan Murphy Published February 07, 2014 FoxNews.com Joel Kinnaman stars in Columbia Pictures’ “RoboCop.” (COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES) Director Jose Padilha on the set of Columbia Pictures’ “Robocop,” starring Joel Kinnaman. (© 2013 COLUMBIA PICTURES INDUSTRIES, INC. AND METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER PICTURES INC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. ALL IMAGES ARE PROPERTY OF) Jan. 23, 2014: Michael Keaton, Abbie Cornish, Gary Oldman, … Continue reading "Is ‘Robocop’ real? The future of warfare is already here"
Published February 05, 2014 Reuters Amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen, right, wearing sensory feedback enabled prosthesis in Rome. To feel what you touch — that’s the holy grail for artificial limbs. In a step toward that goal, European researchers created a robotic hand that let an amputee feel differences between a bottle, a baseball and a … Continue reading "Bionic hand allows amputee to feel again"
By Mike Hoffman Published February 04, 2014 Military.com Actor Tom Cruise is shown as he portrays “Agent Ethan Hunt” in the adventure thriller film, “Mission Impossible.” (REUTERS) The Pentagon wants its top research arm to give troops the same kind of self-destructing devices Ethan Hunt had in the movie series “Mission Impossible.” The Defense Advanced Research Projects … Continue reading "DARPA wants self-destructible computer chips"
By Diana Falzone Megabyte Published February 05, 2014 FoxNews.com Sound may be your next deadly threat. The European Space Agency’s Large European Acoustic Facility (that’s LEAF for short) has a 36-foot wide by 54-foot high wall of sound designed to simulate the noise of a rocket launch. But at 154 decibels, a person couldn’t withstand the … Continue reading "Could sound be the next weapon?"
By Jeremy Kaplan Published January 31, 2014 FoxNews.com An astonishingly detailed “map of the Internet” by a Slovakian student depicts Googolplex Gulf and the MS-DOS Sea. (MARTIN VARGIC) An astonishingly detailed “map of the Internet” by a Slovakian student depicts Googolplex Gulf and the MS-DOS Sea. (MARTIN VARGIC) Next SlidePrevious Slide Do you live near Googolplex Gulf, by … Continue reading "Slovakian artist creates stunning map of the Internet"
By Kris Osborn Published January 30, 2014 Military.com ELECTRIC BOAT The Navy and General Dynamics Electric Boat are testing a prototype of a system that would allow the launch and recovery of unmanned underwater vehicles and other payloads from the missile tube of a cruise missile submarine. Called the Universal Launch and Recovery Module, the system … Continue reading "Navy, Electric Boat test tube-launched underwater vehicle"
By Jesse Emspak Published January 29, 2014 LiveScience Scientists find a way to directly measure quantum states, such as momentum, of photons. (MPQ, QUANTUM DYNAMICS DIVISION.) Quantum computers and communications promise more powerful machines and unbreakable codes. But to make them work, it’s necessary to measure the quantum state of particles such as photons or atoms. Quantum … Continue reading "Physicists see 27th dimension of photons"
Rise of the machines? New research could pave the way to machines built from biological materials. Robots
By Tanya Lewis Published January 23, 2014 Space.com This image shows the highest energy neutrino ever observed (1.14 petaelectronvolts), which scientists named ‘Ernie,’ as seen by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory at the South Pole on Jan. 3, 2012. Image released Nov. 21, 2013. (ICECUBE COLLABORATION) The recent discovery of neutrino particles bombarding Earth from outer space has … Continue reading "Neutrino telescopes launch new era of astronomy"
By Matthew Cox Published January 23, 2014 Military.com R4EVOLUTIONSTORE.COM R4 Evolution, a new company with roots in the Special Forces community, has developed new pistol sights designed for a clearer sight picture and faster shots. The Optimized Duty Sight, or ODS, features multiple horizontal and vertical alignment points. The base of the front sight is designed to fill … Continue reading "New gun gadget promises faster, clearer shot"
Published January 22, 2014 news.com.au AWWA “Sky Whale,” is a concept airplane from Spanish designer and aviation enthusiast Oscar Viñals. (OSCAR VIÑALS) The Sky Whale would be made with high tech materials, such as ceramic or fiber composites, carbon nanotube and be equipped with fiber optic cabling to self-healing skin. (OSCAR VIÑALS) The Sky Whale has “self-healing … Continue reading "Is the bizarre Sky Whale the future of air travel?"
Published January 21, 2014 news.com.au Ball lightning is formed in a laboratory last year by a team at the US Air Force Academy. (MIKE LINDSAY/US AIR FORCE ACADEMY) St. Elmo’s fire. Angels. Min-min lights. These eerie orbs in the sky have been reported for centuries. Now science admits they exist. For decades such unidentified flying objects … Continue reading "Scientists accidentally capture ball lightning"
By Bryant Jordan Published January 21, 2014 Military.com REUTERS Add to guns and prosthetic hands something much bigger and heavier forming from the nozzle of a 3D printer — buildings “printed” out of concrete. Partially funded by the Office of Naval Research and the National Science Foundation Countour Crafting is trying to develop 3D printed buildings … Continue reading "Navy helps fund 3D printing of buildings"
By Nick Mokey Published January 21, 2014 Digital Trends RYNO MOTORS Next SlidePrevious Slide I’ve slogged through a half-frozen bogs, skidded my bicycle to work in the snow, plowed a motorcycle through driving rain for hours, at temperatures just above freezing. But riding a one-wheeled, self-balancing electric motorcycle on black ice still seems like a bad … Continue reading "Taking a spin on Ryno’s one-wheeled, self-balancing electric ‘microcycle’"
Published January 17, 2014 FoxNews.com REUTERS/JOSHUA LOTT The Hershey Company is partnering with a 3-D printing company to develop ways for businesses and consumers to use 3-D printing technology to produce confectionery treats. The company reached a multiyear joint development agreement with South Carolina-based 3D Systems, which recently unveiled 3-D printers that produce edible sugar … Continue reading "Hershey to make 3-D chocolate printer"
By Sasha Bogursky Published January 16, 2014 FoxNews.com IWINKS What if you could control your dreams? Turn a nightmare into a fantasy, fly across the world in one night or even travel to outer space all while you’re sleeping? A new headband that launched on Kickstarter this monthpromises to do just that by helping you reach what … Continue reading "Real life ‘Inception’: Headband lets you control your dreams"
By Brendan McGarry Published January 16, 2014 Military.com In the action-thriller “The Bourne Legacy,” Pentagon black ops assasin Aaron Cross takes down an airborne CIA drone with a rifle from more than a mile away. With TrackingPoint’s tech, anyone can perform such a trick. (TRACKINGPOINT) TrackingPoint borrows the target-locking technology from jets to turn any rifle into … Continue reading "U.S. military begins testing ‘smart’ rifles"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published January 14, 2014 FoxNews.com Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne deployed an electro-magnetic pulse (EMP) from their ship to figth off oncoming alien robots in the move “The Matrix.” (WARNER BROS.) Next SlidePrevious Slide An electro-magnetic pulse attack could destroy America’s defenses, leaving the U.S. in a technology world equivalent to the … Continue reading "EMPs: How to detect a blast that could darken the world"
Published January 13, 2014 FoxNews.com 2014 CES in pictures If you like gadgets, you’re going to love this: An entire year’s worth of smartphones, high-definition TVs, tablets and more were unveiled at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the premier venue for the world’s gadget makers to astound and amaze. Here’s a … Continue reading "Missing from CES: ‘Snortable’ technology"
By Charles Q. Choi Published January 13, 2014 Inside Science News Service Access to the past would open all sorts of new possibilities of more than travel. (RODGER C. EVANS / FLICKR) Time travel is often a way to change history in science fiction such as “Back to the Future” and “Looper.” Now researchers suggest a certain … Continue reading "Time machines could also clone objects, researcher says"
By Jeremy A. Kaplan Published January 07, 2014 FoxNews.com In Walter De Brouwer’s right hand, the tricorder used on the TV series “Star Trek.” In his left hand, a real-world version he has invented. (JEREMY KAPLAN/FOXNEWS.COM) “Bones” would have approved. On a mission to boldly go where no man has gone before, the crew of the USS … Continue reading "No science fiction: Company shows off real-world Star Trek ‘tricorder’"
Published January 03, 2014 FoxNews.com Innovega plans to show off high-tech contact lenses that let the wearer see virtual displays of information — like floating computer screens before your eyes — at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show. (INNOVEGA / TIMOTHY HOGAN) It’s like Google Glass for your eyeball. Inventive startup Innovega plans to show off a … Continue reading "Innovega to demo augmented-reality contact lenses at CES"
By Peter Braun Published December 31, 2013 Digital Trends Finding a safe way to stop fleeing cars has been a difficult problem for law enforcement for a long time. Police have tried everything from spike strips to PIT maneuvers to bring fleeing villains to a halt. Now, however, a British company has a slightly more high … Continue reading "Cops can use radio waves to bring your car to a halt"
By Gene J. Koprowski Published December 17, 2013 FoxNews.com Cloaking technology from BAE makes a tank (left) show up on radar screens in disguise (right). It’s one of many “invisibility cloaks” being developed. (BAE SYSTEMS) New stealth technology makes airplanes invisible not only to radar, it renders them hidden to the human eye as well – just … Continue reading "‘Invisible’ airplanes: Chinese, US race for cloaking tech"
By David Nield Published December 16, 2013 Digital Trends Bipedal humanoid robot “Atlas”, primarily developed by the American robotics company Boston Dynamics, is presented to the media during a news conference at the University of Hong Kong October 17, 2013. Google recently acquired the company.(REUTERS) Google has bought robotic engineering company Boston Dynamics as it pushes … Continue reading "Google acquires robotic experts Boston Dynamics"
By John Brandon Published November 27, 2013 FoxNews.com Elon Musk 1Hyperloop Wikipedia / Yosemite 2Maglev trains YouTube / Google 3Autonomous vehicles BMW 4Smart cars Transport Systems Catapult 5Urban transport pods Next SlidePrevious Slide Just when you thought your commute was getting too routine. Over the next decade, the idea of getting to work on time, heading … Continue reading "Five future transportation technologies that will actually happen"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published December 05, 2013 FoxNews.com Reliant, a robot that operates underwater to protect Navy vessels and American waters from enemy mines, is also a record breaker. Reliant is an AUV — that’s an Autonomous Underwater Vehicle, meaning it can undertake missions fully on its own without a human directing it. Created … Continue reading "Meet Reliant, the Navy’s record breaking robot mine hunter"
Published December 03, 2013 FoxNews.com LOCAL MOTORS Cruiser electric (LOCAL MOTORS) Cruiser gas (LOCAL MOTORS) Next SlidePrevious Slide It’s a new-school way to build an old-school style bike. Local Motors has launched a crowdfunding campaign to finance its Cruiser motorized bicycle, which was designed using the company’s online co-creation platform. Based on a design submitted by one of … Continue reading "Local Motors launches crowdfunding campaign for retro Cruiser bike"
Published December 03, 2013 FoxNews.com A slick, red disk called the Copenhagen Wheel snaps into any bicycle and turns it into a hybrid. (SUPERPEDESTRIAN / MICHAEL D. SPENCER) A slick, red disk called the Copenhagen Wheel snaps into any bicycle and turns it into a hybrid. (SUPERPEDESTRIAN / MICHAEL D. SPENCER) Next SlidePrevious Slide MIT supergroup Superpedestrian … Continue reading "MIT-designed snap-in wheel turns any bicycle into a hybrid"
Published December 03, 2013 Associated Press Dec. 2, 2013: The word “science” on a page of a Merriam-Webster dictionary — the publisher’s word of the year. (AP PHOTO/BEBETO MATTHEWS) NEW YORK – Look alive, selfie. There’s another word of the year that’s not all about you. While Oxford University Press, the British publisher of the Oxford … Continue reading "In your face, selfie! ‘Science’ also tops for 2013"
Published December 01, 2013 FoxNews.com A Silicon Valley company has introduced what may prove the next generation in night watchmen – a 5-foot-tall, 300-pound crime-fighting robot designed to stand sentry in the wee hours of the night. The K5 Autonomous Data Machine is intended “to augment private security services on corporate campuses and in large, … Continue reading "300-pound robot is new breed of crime-fighting machine"
Published November 26, 2013 FoxNews.com Sony filed for a patent for a “wearable computing device, comprising a wig that is adapted to cover at least a part of a head of a user.” (US PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE/SONY) If you’re already over the smartwatch craze, why not try a ‘smartwig’? Sony filed for a patent for a … Continue reading "Sony files patent for bizarre ‘SmartWig’ with vibrating sideburns"
By Hillary Vaughn Published November 22, 2013 FoxNews.com iRobot is pioneering the latest in military technology. With four different special ops bots serving in the US military, iRobot has deployed over 5,000 robotic fleets to the US military, state and local law enforcement, and industries worldwide. Mark Balenger, director of iRobot’s Department of Defense robotics says, … Continue reading "I spy an iRobot: Special ops bots in the army"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published November 21, 2013 FoxNews.com Terrorists storm through a popular hotel shooting civilians as they go, a bomb goes off igniting a fire that begins to travel through the guest rooms, first responders rush to respond — and a new tech means they can practice for just these types of critical … Continue reading "Army, DHS join forces for virtual training tech for first responders"
By James Billington Published November 19, 2013 news.com.au The self-healing polymer coating, which will extend its life, will be applied to the silicon electrodes in a lithium battery. (BRAD PLUMMER/SLAC) Researchers at Stanford University have developed a potential next-generation of battery with a new coating that enables it to “self-heal” and prolong its life span. In a … Continue reading "Breakthrough ‘self-healing’ battery allows you to leave the charger at home"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published November 14, 2013 FoxNews.com Is an army of Terminator II style “liquid” androids — ones that can self-assemble, self-repair and transform — finally possible? An American team took to Tokyo last week and proved that they have laid the foundation for self-assembling robot swarms that can self-configure for a mission. … Continue reading "Self-assembling M-blocks could make a Terminator II army a reality"
By Andrew Couts Published November 12, 2013 Digital Trends The OpenROV, a remotely-controlled mini-submarine. (ONE WORLD ONE OCEAN/YOUTUBE) The OpenROV allows you to navigate the depths of the ocean from the comfort of a boat. (ONE WORLD ONE OCEAN/YOUTUBE) Next SlidePrevious Slide For us land dwellers, what happens beneath the waves is the kind of mystery only aquariums … Continue reading "Shoot your own ‘Shark Week’ with this $850 underwater ‘drone’"
By Becky Oskin Published November 11, 2013 LiveScience Iowa State’s MakerBot Replicator printing the Earth on Oct. 28 during the Geological Society of America meeting in Denver.(BECKY OSKIN) Whether they’re cracking open rocks or scanning tiny changes in topography, geologists already work in three dimensions. But one of the most popular attractions at the Geological Society … Continue reading "3D-printed fossils & rocks could transform geology"
By Jennifer Booton Your World Tomorrow Published November 07, 2013 FOXBusiness REUTERS From dogs to drones, humanity has found some really intelligent ways to sniff out bombs before they explode. But what if there were a way to catch illicit explosives even earlier? New sensors being developed and tested by scientists sponsored by the European Union … Continue reading "Using Sewers to Sniff Out Bombs"
By Tanya Lewis Published November 09, 2013 LiveScience Researchers have found a way to turn urine into electric power that could drive a robot. (BRISTOL ROBOTICS LABORATORY) There’s a new use for artificial hearts, and it involves a more taboo bodily fluid than blood. A device that mimics the squeezing action of the human heart has been … Continue reading "Your pee could power future robots"
By Konrad Krawczyk Published November 08, 2013 Digital Trends Components for the first ever working 3D Printed metal gun. (SOLID CONCEPTS) Depending on who you are, where you hail from, and where you stand on guns, 3D printing and related issues, this bit of news will either thrill and astound you, terrify you, or compel you to … Continue reading "Texas firm makes world’s first 3D-printed metal gun"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published November 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Oct. 31, 2013: An MQ-8C Fire Scout unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Naval Base Ventura County at Point Mugu. The Navy’s newest variant of the Fire Scout unmanned helicopter completed its first day of flying Oct. 31 with two flights reaching 500 feet altitude. (U.S. NAVY … Continue reading "Fire Scout helicopter can fly itself"
Published November 04, 2013 FoxNews.com The Skunk Works SR-72 design â a hypersonic aircraft developed to execute Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and strike missions at speeds up to Mach 6. (LOCKHEED MARTIN) The Skunk Works SR-72 design a hypersonic aircraft developed to execute Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance and strike missions at speeds up to Mach 6. (LOCKHEED … Continue reading "Lockheed Martin’s Skunkworks to build successor to SR-71 Blackbird"
By Drew Prindle Published November 03, 2013 Digital Trends MIT We come across quite a lot of cool technology, but it’s not every day that we find something that can literally cool you down. Developed by four engineering students at MIT, Wristify is a prototype wearable device that leverages the physical phenomenon known as the Peltier effect to reduce your body temperature. The … Continue reading "MIT students develop wearable cooling device that could make air conditioning obsolete"
By Megan Gannon Published October 25, 2013 Space.com An artist’s illustration of the Planck spacecraft, a European Space Agency probe designed to study the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) – the relic radiation from the Big Bang. It mapped the fluctuations in the CMB that became today’s clusters(ESA – C. CARREAU) Project scientist Jan Tauber sent the … Continue reading "Europe’s Planck space telescope — a ‘time machine’ — shuts down"
Published October 25, 2013 Associated Press Oct. 25, 2013: A 3D printer purportedly used to make plastic gun components was found by officers during a raid on suspected gang members in the Bagley area of Manchester. Police said Friday that if the gun were viable it would be the first such seizure in Britain. (AP PHOTO/GREATER … Continue reading "UK police cast doubt on 3D-printed ‘gun parts’"
By Andrew Couts Published October 25, 2013 Digital Trends Armed with a Tagg GPS and activity tracker, LED visibility light, and Sony HDR AS15 camera, Saggio is more than just a dog.(DIGITAL TRENDS) Data collected by activity trackers like Tagg could soon help vets provide better care for your pooch. (DIGITAL TRENDS) Activity trackers like Tagg tell … Continue reading "Dog tech can turn Fido into a K9 cyborg"
By Jeremy A. Kaplan Published October 24, 2013 FoxNews.com Dec. 17 1903: The first flight by Wright brothers Ovrville and Wilbur, at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Gustave Whitehead, 2nd from left, with visitors in front of his “No 21”. At his feet the self built gas pressure motor. (FLIGHT HISTORICAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION GUSTAV WEISSKOPF) The gas pressure … Continue reading "States wage ‘first flight fight’ over Wright Brothers"
By Sophie Bushwick Published October 19, 2013 Inside Science News Service An experimental computer made by a Canadian company has proved its ability to solve increasingly complex mathematical problems. But is it quantum mechanics? (D-WAVE SYSTEMS) An experimental computer made by a Canadian company has proved its ability to solve increasingly complex mathematical problems. But the question … Continue reading "Math master: D-Wave device is powerful, but is it quantum computing?"
By Jennifer Booton Published October 09, 2013 FOXBusiness APPLE Are robots actually starting to take over? Installations of “smart” video devices like iPads, Galaxy smartphones, PlayStations and Apple (AAPL) televisions are expected to exceed the global population by 2017, according to new data from tech analytics whiz IHS (IHS). Video-enabled devices with Internet connectivity are forecast … Continue reading "Robot Invasion? Smart Video Devices to Exceed Human Population"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published October 10, 2013 FoxNews.com A frame from the 1933 classic film “The Invisible Man,” based on the H.G. Wells science fiction book of the same name.(UNIVERSAL PICTURES) A “Stealth Ghillie Suit,” one part of OpticsPlanet’s $20,000 Invisibility Kit. (OPTICSPLANET) Military-issue night vision goggles, one part of OpticsPlanet’s $20,000 Invisibility Kit. (OPTICSPLANET) A … Continue reading "The Invisible Man Kit: For $20,000, you can disappear completely"
By John Brandon Published October 07, 2013 FoxNews.com FLICKR/ILLUMINAUT What if you could build a computer that works just like the human brain? Scientists have started to imagine the possibilities: We could invent new forms of industrial machinery, create fully autonomous thinking cars, devise new kinds of home appliances. A new project in Europe hopes to … Continue reading "How to build a human brain (with a computer 1,000x faster than today’s)"
By Laura Poppick Published October 07, 2013 LiveScience NOBEL FOUNDATION The Swedish inventor Alfred Nobel established the Nobel prizes more than 100 years ago, in 1895, with the following prize categories: physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, and peace. Today, 118 years later, those categories have essentially remained the same, except for the addition of the Nobel … Continue reading "What’s missing from the Nobel Prizes? Scientists weigh in"
Published October 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Meet the new $100 bill The newly designed $100 bill showcases a slew of new anti-counterfeiting features including 3D security ribbons and threads, color-shifting numbers, hidden microprint text and subtle watermark images. The Federal Reserve is rolling out new Benjamins tomorrow. A hundred years after the … Continue reading "Benjamin Franklin gets a face-lift; redesigned high-tech $100 bill to circulate tomorrow"
Published October 08, 2013 The Wall Street Journal In pictures: the NSA’s enormous Utah spy-data warehouse The NSA is collecting millions of U.S. phone records along with digital communications on nine major Internet providers and is likely to store it in secret at an immense Utah facility, scheduled to open in October. Read … Continue reading "Meltdowns hobble NSA’s massive data center"
By Megan Gannon Published October 07, 2013 LiveScience Boston Dynamics’ robotic quadruped named WildCat can run up to 16 mph (25 km/h). (BOSTON DYNAMICS) Robot makers at Boston Dynamics have unveiled their latest military-funded creation: a four-legged machine called WildCat that bounds and gallops across the ground in an uncannily animal-like way. A new video shows off the … Continue reading "Military builds wild galloping robot"
Published October 03, 2013 The Wall Street Journal Renderings of Facebook’s planned Anton Menlo Community housing. (FACEBOOK) Rendering of path between the apartments and Facebook’s campus. (FACEBOOK) Next SlidePrevious Slide Facebook’s sprawling campus in Menlo Park, Calif., is so full of cushy perks that some employees may never want to go home. Soon, they’ll have that option. … Continue reading "Facebook plans $120 million ‘company town’"
Published October 03, 2013 FoxNews.com BELAZ Have a mountain you need to move? Belarusian mining equipment company Belaz has introduced what it purports to be the world’s largest dump truck. The 27-foot tall 75710 is powered by a pair of 65-liter 16-cylinder engines churning out an impressive 13,738 lb-ft of torque combined, more than 17 … Continue reading "World’s largest dump truck stakes its claim"
Published October 04, 2013 FoxNews.com Truckers and train drivers who haul iron ore in Australia’s remote Pilbarra region earn an average of $225,000 a year, but the companies that employ them are replacing them with robots. (Handout: BHP Billiton) Hauling iron ore across Australia’s outback pays some 400 engineers about $224,000 per year, but the … Continue reading "Robots to kill Australian mining gravy train, where drivers earn $224,000"
Published October 03, 2013 FoxNews.com Dogfish Head teamed up with space suit manufacturer ILC Dover to help make Celest-jewel-ale. (DOGFISH HEAD) Dogfish Head has a new small-batch beer with a secret ingredient that is out of this world. Celest-jewel-ale, a malty Oktoberfest ale, is made using moon dust. The Delaware-based brewer teamed up with ILC Dover … Continue reading "Dogfish Head creates a beer made with moon dust"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published October 03, 2013 FoxNews.com Sept. 25, 2013: Second Lt. Neil Doogan, a student at The Basic School, watches for the enemy during a field exercise at the Military Operations on Urban Terrain Town at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Va. (U.S. MARINE CORPS / LANCE CPL. SAMUEL ELLIS) Five amazing new innovations … Continue reading "5 Top new techs for Marines"
Published September 29, 2013 FoxNews.com Luke Skywalker engages in a perilous lightsaber duel with Darth Vader in ‘Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back.’ (LUCAS FILMS/ZUMA PRESS) The force is clearly with them. In a reported first, researchers at Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a newfangled technology that theoretically could be … Continue reading "MIT, Harvard scientists accidentally create real-life lightsaber"
Published October 01, 2013 Associated Press Sept. 30, 2013: A mannequin wearing headphones and accessories for Vibease, the worlds first wearable sexual vibrator controlled by smartphones, is displayed at the GLAZED Conference, a conference for the business of wearable technology, in San Francisco. (AP PHOTO/JEFF CHIU) Sept. 30, 2013: Claire Collins is given a demonstration of … Continue reading "Tech moves off desktop and onto the body as wearable computers take off"
Published September 30, 2013 FoxNews.com A way to diagnose melanoma cancers early. A metallic exoskeleton glove that assists the movement of the human palm. New ways to warn about oncoming emergency vehicles. The winners of the 2013 Google Science Awards, announced Sept. 23 at Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., have some incredible ideas … Continue reading "Junior genius: Winners of the 2013 Google Science Fair"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published September 26, 2013 FoxNews.com Sept. 19, 2013: Boeing and the U.S. Air Force completed the first unmanned QF-16 Full Scale Aerial Target flight at Tyndall Air Force Base, demonstrating the next generation of combat training and testing. (U.S. AIR FORCE / MASTER SERGEANT J. SCOTT WILCOX) Sept. 19, 2013: Boeing and … Continue reading "Air Force achieves drone fighter jet first with F-16 Fighting Falcon"
By Jeffrey Van Camp Published September 22, 2013 Digital Trends Next Slide Previous Slide A couple years ago, Tobii blew our minds when it showed us its eye tracking laptop, which let you control your mouse cursor with your eyes. But the laptop had one weakness: you still needed your hands. You couldn’t type with it and … Continue reading "Eye controlled this tablet without touching it!"
By Diana Falzone Published September 17, 2013 FoxNews.com This is megabyte: For gadget geeks who love their gizmos. First, the coolest light bulb ever. Even if the lights go out this dual purpose rechargeable LED bulb can last up to 60,000 hours — and it can run for 3 hours when used as a flashlight. available from the … Continue reading "Megabyte: Why you need a $45 lightbulb"
Published September 16, 2013 FoxNews.com Reproduced with permission of the Royal Society of Chemistry from Alaitz Rekondo, Roberto Martin, Alaitz Ruiz de Luzuriaga, Germán Cabañero, Hans J. Grande and Ibon Odriozola, Mater. Horiz., 2014, DOI: 10.1039/C3MH00061C Spanish scientists report to have created the world’s first self-healing polymer that can repair itself on its own without … Continue reading "‘Terminator’ polymer regenerates itself"
Published September 13, 2013 FoxNews.com Cornell University graduate student Pinshane Huang and Professor David Muller with a model that depicts the atomic structure of glass. They were the first to directly image the world’s thinnest sheet of glass. (Jason Koski/University Photography) A microscopic photo of a sheet of glass only two atoms thick blends with an … Continue reading "World’s thinnest glass shatters records — by accident"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published September 10, 2013 FoxNews.com Sept. 9, 2003: A man walks past a tactical F2000 rifle stand at the DSEI (Defense Systems and Equipment International) exhibition, in east London, which is showcasing a range of military hardware from around the globe. (Reuters / Kieran Doherty) Sept. 9, 2003: Naval vessels stand displayed … Continue reading "Protesters, Syrian concerns at start of DSEI, world’s largest military tech show"
By Alyssa Danigelis Published September 04, 2013 Discovery News Designed by architect Rafael Viñoly, 20 Fenchurch Street, nicknamed the “Walkie-Talkie” skyscraper for its shape, is located in the financial district of London. (ch2mhillpr/Youtube) Beware the glare. A London skyscraper under construction, called the “Walkie-Talkie” by locals for its distinctive shape, melted a black car parked nearby. The … Continue reading "Meet the skyscraper that melts cars"
By Bryan Llenas Published September 03, 2013 FoxNews.com Crayola has found a way to turn dried up markers into clean fuel capable of being used in boilers, ships and even cars. The company makes up to 700 million markers a year and has partnered with New York clean energy company JBI to create the Colorcycle initiative. … Continue reading "A work of art: Crayola turning markers into fuel"
By Jennifer Booton Your World Tomorrow Published August 29, 2013 FOXBusiness Makerbot After being adopted by rocket scientists, manufacturers and doctors for years, three dimensional printing is finally getting to the point where regular people can understand it, and now they are starting to use it in their homes. With the help of smaller, user-friendly at-home … Continue reading "Craving a Midnight Snack? Try Printing Out a Brownie"
Published August 29, 2013 AFP This file image released by Tesla Motors shows a sketch of the Hyperloop capsule with passengers onboard. When billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk published fanciful plans to shoot capsules full of people at the speed of sound through a tube connecting Los Angeles and San Francisco, he asked the public to … Continue reading "Crowdfunding called to power Hyperloop high-speed transport"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published August 29, 2013 FoxNews.com The Transformer TX drives like a military ground vehicle and rapidly transforms to fly like a helicopter and can transform back again. (DARPA) Are we less than two years away from tactical vehicles that both drive and fly? The Real Off Road is around the bend for … Continue reading "Tactical Transformers for US forces"
Published August 27, 2013 FoxNews.com A service system lift allows technicians to access the target chamber interior at the National Ignition Facility for inspection and maintenance. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) Before each experiment, a positioner precisely centers the target inside the target chamber and serves as a reference to align the laser beams. (Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory) … Continue reading "Massive laser at National Ignition Facility takes baby step toward fusion"
By Jillian Scharr Published August 27, 2013 LiveScience In the movie “Back to the Future,” Doc Brown builds a time machine into a Delorean. (Universal) The concept of a time machine typically conjures up images of an implausible plot device used in a few too many science-fiction storylines. But according to Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity, … Continue reading "Wormhole best time-travel option, astrophysicist says"
Published August 26, 2013 FoxNews.com Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man. (Marvel.com) SpaceX and Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk made headlines recently publishing his plans for the futuristic Hyperloop transportation. Now, fueling the comparison often drawn between Musk and Tony Stark, aka Iron Man, Musk revealed in a Twitter exchange with the movie’s director Jon Favreau … Continue reading "Elon Musk building ‘Iron Man’-inspired laboratory"
Published August 13, 2013 FoxNews.com It’s out there — but how far out there? Monday evening Elon Musk finally unveiled his vision for a futuristic transportation system he calls Hyperloop; like a giant silver bullet shot from a gun at up to 800 miles per hour, it would transport people (and cars) across California faster than … Continue reading "Beyond Hyperloop: Wild ideas for the future of transportation"
By Jennifer Booton Your World Tomorrow Published August 16, 2013 FOXBusiness A subscale model of a potential future low-boom supersonic aircraft designed by Boeing that has been installed for testing in the supersonic wind tunnel at NASA’s Glenn Research Center. (REUTERS) Space X and Tesla (TSLA) founder Elon Musk seems pretty optimistic a train will one day … Continue reading "Forget the Hyperloop, Brace for Supersonic Travel"
By Laura Poppick Published August 15, 2013 LiveScience Researchers have used lasers to levitate extremely small particles in the past, such as individual atoms, but this is the first time that anyone has ever levitated a nanodiamond. (J. Adam Fenster/University of Rochester) In quite an eerie feat, physicists have floated microscopic diamonds in midair using laser beams. … Continue reading "Physicists levitate tiny diamonds in wild experiment"
Published August 13, 2013 AFP A model stands next to a newly developed personalised jetpack in Christchurch, New Zealand, pictured August, 2013. Authorities have issued a permit allowing manned test flights of the gadget. (AFP/Martin Aircraft Company Limited) A personal jetpack developed by Martin Aircraft Company with a pilot strapped in place, pictured August 2013. The … Continue reading "Personal jetpack gets flight permit for manned test"
By Mike Wall Published August 12, 2013 Space.com SpaceX CEO Elon Musk stands next to the company’s Falcon 9 rocket, which blasted SpaceX’s Dragon capsule into orbit in December 2010. (SpaceX) The fevered speculation about billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk’s mysterious “Hyperloop” transport system is about to come to an end. Musk, the visionary behind electric-car firm Tesla … Continue reading "What is the ‘Hyperloop’? Billionaire Elon Musk to reveal futuristic transportation idea"
Published August 06, 2013 FoxNews.com Georgia Tech researchers have created the “Mini Lisa” on a substrate surface approximately 30 microns in width. The image demonstrates a technique that could potentially be used to achieve nano-manufacturing of devices because the team was able to vary the surface concentration of molecules on such short length scales. (Georgia Institute … Continue reading "Scientists make world’s smallest Mona Lisa"
By Trevor Mogg Published August 05, 2013 Digital Trends A high-tech Satis toilet from LIXIL. (LIXIL) It’s probably fair to say that the worst thing that can happen while you’re on the toilet is discovering there’s no paper in the holder at the very moment you go to reach for it. Owners of a high-tech Satis toilet … Continue reading "Smart toilet security flaw could result in nasty surprise"
Published August 01, 2013 FoxNews.com SkyTran’s levitating transit pods will carry passengers over street traffic to their destinations. (www.skytran.us) Flying cars may sound like something out of “The Jetsons,” but Israel’s Tel Aviv is soon set to be the first city to welcome SkyTran’s futuristic transportation trains. The mass transit system of magnetically levitating pods was … Continue reading "Magnetic, levitating ‘sky trains’ may be coming to a city near you"
By Charles Choi Published July 31, 2013 LiveScience Light trails made by a passing bus illuminate the night sky in front of Britain’s Houses of Parliament in London, February 4, 2010. (Reuters/Luke Macgregor) Scientific projects such as the Planck mission, aimed at measuring the afterglow of the Big Bang, could potentially detect signs of the decay of … Continue reading "Light lives 1 quintillion years, physicists suggest"
By John Roberts Published July 30, 2013 FoxNews.com A boon to the economy? Or a boondoggle? That’s the debate raging over a new nuclear technology that — depending on your perspective — is either a game-changer in electrical generation, or a failure-in-the-making that will fleece taxpayers for a half-billion dollars. The technology, called “small modular reactors,” … Continue reading "Mini-nuclear plants the next frontier of US power supply — or the next Solyndra?"
Published July 30, 2013 Associated Press July 29, 2013: Swiss adventurer Yves Rossy, also known as “Jetman,” flies in his carbon-Kevlar jetwing with four engines for during an event for reporters over Appleton, Wis. (AP Photo/Breitling, Mike Shore) OSHKOSH, Wis. – A Swiss adventurer is making his first public flights in the United States this summer … Continue reading "In the sky above Wisconsin: It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s … ‘Jetman’"
Published July 29, 2013 FoxNews.com An optical laser pulse (the red streak) shatters the ordered electronic structure (blue) in an insulating sample of magnetite, switching the material to electrically conducting (red) in one trillionth of a second. (Greg Stewart/SLAC) So long silicon! A small change in the design of a computer chip could soon lead to … Continue reading "So long silicon: Laser experiments may lead to faster computer chips"
Published July 28, 2013 news.com.au How artisans centuries ago achieved sophisticated gilding, such as on the St. Ambrogio golden altar from 825 AD, is now coming to light. (American Chemical Society) Over 2,000 years ago, gold and silversmiths developed a variety of techniques, including using mercury like a glue, to apply thin films of metals to … Continue reading "2,000-year-old electronics tech still can’t be matched"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published July 25, 2013 FoxNews.com A robotic alien invader rises from the Pacific in the movie “Battleship,” while in the real world robots are actively battling it out. (Universal Studios) AUVSI Foundation Young engineers from the U.S. and around the world are competing to build underwater robotic vehicles that can operate on … Continue reading "Robots battle for underwater supremacy"
Published July 23, 2013 FoxNews.com Giant mirrors will bring the winter sun into the darkened Norwegian town of Rjukan. (The Mirror Project) Living in darkness for months at a time sounds like a nightmare. For the inhabitants of the Norwegian town of Rjukan, it’s reality. Every year, from September to March, this town is cast in … Continue reading "Town in Norway builds giant mirrors to avoid 5 months of darkness"
Published July 23, 2013 Discovery News, Nic Halverson The AIREAL device emits a ring of air called a vortex towards a user’s hand. The vortex can impart a force on the user’s hand, enabling a range of dynamic free air sensations. (Disney/AIREAL project/Rajinder Sodhi) A projected butterfly is simultaneously collocated with free air sensations simulating a … Continue reading "Device puffs virtual objects into reality, lets you feel phantom objects floating in air"
By Clara Moskowitz Published July 23, 2013 LiveScience A candidate electron neutrino appears in the Super Kamiokande particle detector in Japan like this. In July 2013 researchers announced they’d definitively measured muon neutrinos oscillating flavor into electron neutrinos. (T2K) Exotic particles called neutrinos have been caught in the act of shape-shifting, switching from one flavor to another, … Continue reading "Scientists find strange, shape-shifting particles"
How Green Published July 21, 2013 AFP Urine was used to charge a mobile phone with enough electricity to send texts and surf the web. (BristolUWE/Youtube) British scientists said they have harnessed the power of urine and are able to charge a mobile phone with enough electricity to send texts and surf the Internet. Researchers from … Continue reading "Gotta pee? Researchers developing urine-powered cell phone"
By Gene J. Koprowski Published July 19, 2013 FoxNews.com In the action-thriller “The Bourne Legacy,” Pentagon black ops assasin Aaron Cross takes down an airborne CIA drone with a rifle from more than a mile away. With TrackingPoint’s tech, anyone can perform such a trick. (TrackingPoint) TrackingPoint borrows the target-locking technology from jets to turn any rifle … Continue reading "Smart gun technologies making weapons more accurate — and more deadly"
By Jeremy A. Kaplan Published July 19, 2013 FoxNews.com Sean Connery stars as James Bond in the 1964 film, “Goldfinger.” (United Artists) The spy agency who loved me? The CIA liberally stole from Ian Fleming’s James Bond, creating real life gadgets based on the outlandish spy gizmos 007 carried in books like Goldfinger and From Russia With Love. Well, some … Continue reading "CIA swiped gadget ideas from James Bond, researcher says"
By Tia Ghose Published July 16, 2013 LiveScience A new technique uses sound waves to levitate objects and move them in mid-air. (Dimos Poulikakos) Hold on to your wand, Harry Potter: Science has outdone even your best “Leviosa!” levitation spell. Researchers report that they have levitated objects with sound waves, and moved those objects around in midair, … Continue reading "Scientists create levitation system with sound waves"
Published July 16, 2013 FoxNews.com Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk is set to reveal his plans for a pneumatic tube train system that he says will take passengers from Los Angeles to San Francisco in a mere half hour. Elon Musk, Chief Executive of Tesla Motors and SpaceX, smiles during the Reuters Global Technology Summit in … Continue reading "Tesla Motors co-founder set to unveil top secret high-speed Hyperloop train next month"
Published July 15, 2013 FoxNews.com Liquid oxygen/gaseous hydrogen rocket injector assembly built using additive manufacturing technology is hot-fire tested at NASA Glenn Research Centers Rocket Combustion Laboratory in Cleveland. (NASA Glenn Research Center) Can your printer do this? NASA and Aerojet Rocketdyne designed and fabricated a key part for a rocket engine with a 3D printer, … Continue reading "NASA tests 3D-printed rocket engine"
Published July 15, 2013 Associated Press In this May 23, 2013, photo, the lettuce bot is dragged by a tractor during tests in Salinas, Calif. In the Salinas Valley, the lettuce capital of the world, entrepreneurs with the Silicon Valley company Blue River Technology are testing the Lettuce Bot, a boxy robotic machine that can … Continue reading "Engineers designing robots to revolutionize farming, ease labor woes"
Published July 12, 2013 FoxNews.com ATLAS is a hydraulically powered robot in the form of an adult human. It is capable of a variety of natural movements, including dynamic walking, calisthenics and user-programmed behavior. (DARPA) DARPA’s Atlas robot, developed by Boston Dynamics, is six-foot-two and weighs 290 pounds. (DARPA) Next Slide Previous Slide He’s six-two, weighs 330 pounds, … Continue reading "DARPA unveils one of world’s most advanced humanoid robots"
Published July 10, 2013 FoxNews.com A Navy X-47B drone is launched off the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS George H. W. Bush off the coast of Virginia, in this May 14, 2013 photo. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) For the first time ever, a fighter jet-sized drone piloted entirely by computer landed on a modern aircraft carrier. The … Continue reading "In historic first, Navy lands unmanned drone on aircraft carrier"
By Nic Halverson Published July 09, 2013 Discovery News Developed by Sagawa Electronics, the Powered Jacket MK3 boasts an aluminum and carbon fiber frame that weighs only 55 pounds. (PoweredJacket/Youtube) While it may not be as robust as the Amplified Mobility Platform Suits that tore through Pandora in the movie “Avatar,” a new robotic exoskeleton is strong … Continue reading "Giant exoskeleton mimics your every move"
By Nic Halverson Published July 09, 2013 Discovery News Constructed out of durable aluminum, the gun’s spinning turret boasts six 1.4-watt Class 4 blue lasers. (AnselmoFanZero/Youtube) Although it looks like it could blast through five layers of concrete and steel, the gun is only strong enough to pop balloons. (AnselmoFanZero/Youtube) Next Slide Previous Slide Patrick Priebe, a German hobbyist … Continue reading "Laser gatling gun a real blast"
By By Denise Chow Published July 08, 2013 LiveScience This May 22, 2013 file photo shows the Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, taking flight, at dawn, from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The plane started its cross-country journey May 3 from San Francisco. (AP) Solar Impulse co-founder Andre? Borschberg waves his cowboy hat as the … Continue reading "Solar plane makes dramatic landing in NYC to end cross-country flight"
Published June 26, 2013 Associated Press June 26, 2013: Humanoid communication robot Kirobo, left, talks with Fuminori Kataoka, project general manager from Toyota Motor Corp., during a press unveiling in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) June 26, 2013: Humanoid communication robot Kirobo is shown during a press unveiling in Tokyo. The worlds first space conversation experiment between … Continue reading "Japanese robot ready for outer space"
By Michael Roppolo Published June 20, 2013 FoxNews.com iStock An elephant on acid? A rat who can’t understand Japanese backwards? A scientist is meant to be inquisitive and investigative. But there are some experiments that toe the border between common sense and sheer dumbness. Head banging is bad for you The next time you go to … Continue reading "Stupid science: 4 dumb experiments done by scientists"
By Elizabeth Palermo Published June 17, 2013 TechNewsDaily A new surveillance software can track the whereabouts of over a dozen people at the same time similar to Harry Potter’s detailed Marauder’s Map. (Warner Bros.) Next Slide Previous Slide Harry Potter fans, take heed. New surveillance software that can track the whereabouts of over a dozen people at … Continue reading "Harry Potter meets high-tech in surveillance tracking system"
By Dan Graziano Published June 11, 2013 BGR Researchers have created a new technology that give contact lenses Google Glass-like features. (BGR) Researchers at several institutions have created a new technology that will empower future smart contact lenses. The team developed a “transparent, highly conductive, and stretchy mix of graphene and silver nanowires” that it then … Continue reading "Researchers create Google Glass-like device on a contact lens"
By Joel N. Shurkin Published June 10, 2013 Inside Science News Service Nanotechnology emulates a South American insect’s wings. (Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton, Flickr) A Canadian company is fighting counterfeiters by employing one of the most sophisticated structures in nature: a butterfly wing. To be precise, Nanotech Security Corp. in Vancouver is using the natural structure of the … Continue reading "Butterflies inspire anti-counterfeit tech"
By Nick Jaynes Published June 09, 2013 Digital Trends ZSW Battery Lab Being the tech fans that we are, we’re all well familiar with the relatively short half-life of current lithium-ion batteries. A gadget out of the box can start off with a stellar charge life can quickly devolve into brick unless it’s hooked to … Continue reading "Germans create lithium-ion EV batteries that could last for over 25 years"
Published June 04, 2013 FoxNews.com Library of Congress 1Golden Gate Bridge Library of Congress 2West Wing of the White House Library of Congress 3Lincoln Memorial Library of Congress 4St. Louis Gateway Arch Library of Congress 5Mount Rushmore Library of Congress 6Empire State Building Library of Congress 7Hoover Dam Library of Congress 8Manhattan Bridge Library of … Continue reading "10 famous American landmarks while they were still under construction"
By Mike Hoffman Published June 07, 2013 Military.com DARPA The DARPA Warrior Web concept aims to develop a skin suit with embedded technology to reduce Soldier injuries while maintaining Soldier performance. (DARPA) Next Slide Previous Slide The U.S. Army is finishing a series of independent tests on suit prototypes that soldiers could wear under their uniforms and … Continue reading "Army tests bionic suits designed to lighten soldiers’ loads"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published June 06, 2013 FoxNews.com Inside look at Navy’s newest destroyers The U.S. Navy is ramping up its surface warfare capabilities to the tune of nearly $3 billion worth of new destroyers. Here’s an inside look at two Arleigh Burke-class ships under construction, destroyers built to survive anything an enemy … Continue reading "About $3 billion spent on new Arleigh Burke-class destroyers for US Navy"
By Tia Ghose Published June 06, 2013 LiveScience The magic of science means Harry Potter’s “invisibility cloak” is an impending reality. (Warner Brothers) A new invisibility cloak for data can make information vanish by creating holes in time, new research suggests. The researchers, who describe their work June 5 in the journal Nature, found that by tweaking the … Continue reading "New ‘invisibility cloak’ creates holes in time"
By Megan Gannon Published June 03, 2013 LiveScience NEW YORK – Futurists warn of a technological singularity on the not-too-distant horizon when artificial intelligence will equal and eventually surpass human intelligence. But before engineers can make a machine that truly mimics a human mind, scientists still have a long way to go in modeling the … Continue reading "How to make a digital human brain"
Published May 23, 2013 FoxNews.com A Chilean tech company has laid claim to creating the first physical object using the power of the mind. George Lakowsky, the Chief Technical Officer for Thinker Thing, a self-described “creative group” successfully created the object using a brain-computer interface headset according to technology blog neurogadget.com. Lakaowsky was able to use … Continue reading "Mind Control: World’s first 3D printed object created using brain waves"
By Charles Q. Choi Published May 25, 2013 TechNewsDaily Harry Potter’s head is all that’s visibile after he dons an invisibility cloak in a movie based on the popular children’s books. But scientists are growing closer to making them a reality. (Warner Bros) Yaroslav Urzhumov holding an invisibility cloak created using a 3D printer. (Duke University Photography) … Continue reading "3D print your own invisibility cloak"
Published May 22, 2013 The Sun A schematic diagram shows how a 3D printer for food would work. (SMRC) NASA has announced it is to fund construction of the world’s first ever 3D food printer. The American space company has given a $125,000 grant to mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor, who has already designed the machine. And … Continue reading "NASA to fund world’s first 3D food printer"
Published May 20, 2013 FoxNews.com May 16, 2013: A Standard Missile 3 (SM-3) Block 1B interceptor is launched from the USS LAKE ERIE (CG 70) during a Missile Defense Agency and U.S. Navy test in the mid-Pacific. (U.S. Missile Defense Agency) The Navy successfully tested its short range ballistic missile last week, destroying a complex moving … Continue reading "Video: Watch a Navy missile interceptor scream into the sky"
By Clara Moskowitz Published May 18, 2013 LiveScience Astrophysicist Mario Livio is the author of the new book “Brilliant Blunders” (May 2013, Simon & Schuster) (Simon & Schuster/STScI) Even geniuses make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes turn out to be genius in their own right, helping to illuminate some underlying mystery or impacting the way an … Continue reading "Oops! The 5 greatest scientific blunders"
By Jillian Scharr Published May 14, 2013 TechNewsDaily NASA appears to be debating a way to permanently colonize another planet, boldly going where no one has ever gone — and where no one could come back, some fear. (Paramount) In the “Star Trek” TV shows and films, the U.S.S. Enterprise’s warp engine allows the ship to … Continue reading "Warp speed, Scotty: Faster than light drives a reality?"
By Elizabeth Palermo Published May 15, 2013 TechNewsDaily Taylor Wilson (TED) Do nuclear power plants need a redesign? Critics of nuclear energy seem to think so, and so does nuclear energy advocate, Taylor Wilson. A physics wunderkind, Wilson became the youngest person to ever create fusion at age 14. And since graduating from high school last … Continue reading "Meet the teenager who designed a safer nuclear power plant"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published May 09, 2013 FoxNews.com The Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Boeing’s X-51A WaveRider — a jet-fueled, air-breathing hypersonic rocket developed for the U.S. Air Force — went hypersonic during a recent test off the Southern California coast, flying at more than five times the speed of sound. The government plans … Continue reading "Air-breathing engine in Boeing’s X-51A WaveRider may lead to Mach 20 planes"
Published May 09, 2013 FoxNews.com Scientists in Britain are working to develop a high-tech sensor – capable of being worn on clothing and jewelry or being implanted in the body – that could help doctors or caregivers monitor the health of vulnerable patients, Medical Daily reported. The system, called Sensor Platform for Healthcare in a … Continue reading "Implantable health sensors being developed to monitor at-home patients"
Published May 09, 2013 Associated Press May 6, 2013: Michael Gore, center, who is paralyzed from a spinal injury, walks with the use of the Indego wearable robot under the supervision of physical therapist Clare Hartigan during a meeting of the American Spinal Injury Association at a downtown hotel in Chicago. (ap) CHICAGO – When Michael … Continue reading "Lightweight, portable wearable robot holds promise for paralyzed patients"
Published May 08, 2013 FoxNews.com Loopwheels Loopwheels Next Slide Previous Slide The wheel is being taken for a loop. A British industrial designer has come up with a revolutionary alternative to the traditional spoked bicycle wheel that uses flexible curved springs to support the rim and providing a cushioning effect. Constructed from carbon composite strips developed … Continue reading "Revolutionary design takes the wheel for a loop"
The U.S. Navy conducted the first fly-in arrested landing of the X-47B, a tailless, strike fighter-sized unmanned aircraft designed to take off from and land on moving aircraft carriers at sea. Here’s a brief look at the latest in the growing drone army. May 6, 2013: The Northrop Grumman-built X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System … Continue reading "X-47B: the Navy’s UFO-like stealth drone passes a milestone"
Published May 06, 2013 SkyNews May 5, 2013: A 3D printed gun created by Defense Distributed is successfully test fired by creator Cody Wilson. Wilson plans to put the blueprints for the gun online shortly. (Defense Distributed) Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed testing out the “Cuomo Clip” (DefenseDistributed.com) DefenseDistributed.com Next Slide Previous Slide The world’s first 3D-printed handgun … Continue reading "Shots fired from world’s first 3D-printed gun"
Published May 03, 2013 Associated Press The Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Boeing’s X-51A WaveRider — a jet-fueled, air-breathing hypersonic rocket developed for the U.S. Air Force — went hypersonic during a recent test off the Southern California coast, flying at more than five times the speed of sound. LOS ANGELES – An experimental unmanned … Continue reading "Experimental Air Force X-51A WaveRider aircraft goes hypersonic"
By Jillian Scharr Published May 03, 2013 TechNewsDaily The RoboBee is the smallest flight-capable robot to date. (Kevin Ma and Pakpong Chirarattananon, Harvard University.) Flies have tiny wings and even tinier brains, yet they are capable of flying swiftly and agilely through even turbulent air. How do they do it? And could we create a robot … Continue reading "Fly-sized robot takes first flight"
By Denise Chow How Green Published May 03, 2013 LiveScience The pilots and crew of Solar Impulse before a flight. (Solar Impulse) A solar-powered airplane is poised to depart on a historic coast-to-coast flight across the United States Friday in a bold attempt to fly across the country without using a single drop of fuel. The … Continue reading "Solar-powered plane to begin historic cross-country flight"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published May 02, 2013 FoxNews.com April 24, 2013: U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Rodger Hardy delivers the fourth F-35A Lightning II to the 422nd Test and Evaluation Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The aircrafts modern engine delivers more than 60 percent more thrust than any other aircraft of the … Continue reading "5th generation F-35 stealth fighter makes headway"
Published May 01, 2013 LiveScience The same powerful tool used to make “A Boy and His Atom” is also used to help scientists understand atomic properties for memory, data storage and future technologies for big data. (Courtesy: IBM) An ensemble cast of carbon atoms stars in the world’s smallest stop-motion movie created by researchers at IBM. … Continue reading "Scientists make world’s smallest movie"
Published April 24, 2013 Associated Press GENEVA – Scientists at the world’s biggest atom smasher have found further reasons for the apparent lack of antimatter in the universe.A team working with data from CERN’s Large Hadron Collider says it has discovered a particle that decays unevenly into matter and antimatter. The lab near Geneva … Continue reading "CERN scientists find asymmetry in particle decay"
By Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published April 22, 2013 LiveScience According to quantum mechanics, two or more particles can become “entangled” so that even after they are separated in space, when an action is performed on one particle, the other particle responds immediately. (Shown here, two entangled mecha (John Jost and Jason Amini) The weird … Continue reading "Loophole in spooky quantum entanglement theory closed"
Published April 11, 2013 news.com.au In the movie “Back to the Future,” Doc Brown builds a time machine into a Delorean. (Universal) An Iranian scientist has registered a time machine that he says will work with 98 percent accuracy. Ali Razeghi registered “The Aryayek Time Traveling Machine” with Iran’s state-run Centre for Strategic Inventions, The Telegraph reports. … Continue reading "Iranian scientist claims to have invented time machine"
By Tanya Lewis Published April 03, 2013 LiveScience By pulsing a laser on a magnetic material, researchers switched its magnetic structure on the timescale of a quadrillionth of a second, paving the way for much faster computers. (U.S. Department of Energyâs Ames Laboratory) Physicists have nudged electrons to change their spin in just quadrillionths of a … Continue reading "Physicists aim to create crazy-fast computers by nudging electrons"
By Tanya Lewis Published March 29, 2013 LiveScience The transistor revolutionized electronics and computing. Now, researchers have made a biological transistor from DNA that could be used to create living computers. A transistor is a device that controls the flow of electrons in an electrical circuit, which acts as an on-off switch. Similarly, the biological transistor — … Continue reading "Biological computer created with human DNA"
By Clara Moskowitz Published March 27, 2013 LiveScience Physicists have created a real-life prototype of an invisibility cloak akin to the one featured in the “Harry Potter” books and films. (Warner Brothers) A miniature version of Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak now exists, though it works only in microwave light, and not visible light, so far. Still, … Continue reading "Harry Potter-like invisibility cloak works (in a lab)"
By Allison Barrie War Games Published March 26, 2013 FoxNews.com M795 projectiles like the ones pictured here will soon become equipped with IMX-101, making them far less likely to explode if dropped, shot at or hit by a roadside bomb during transport. (U.S. Marine Corps / Sgt. Christopher R. Rye) BAE’s Holsten munitions plant, where IMX-101 is … Continue reading "Bye bye, TNT: New generation of explosives for the Army"
By Clara Moskowitz Published March 25, 2013 LiveScience What is nothing? Empty space? The absence of something? Scientists are hard-pressed to define the concept.Clara Moskowitz/LiveScience NEW YORK – It was all much ado about nothing as physicists and thinkers came together to debate the concept of nothing Wednesday, March 20, at the American Museum of … Continue reading "What is nothing? Physicists debate"
By Gene J. Koprowski Published March 17, 2013 FoxNews.com Celebrating Albert Einstein Perhaps the most well known scientists of modern times, Einstein brought a revolution in physics with his achievements in the field. 67 years after his death, his work still has a lasting impact. See the full slideshow at LIFE.com. “Learn from yesterday, … Continue reading "The next Einstein? America’s best and brightest minds"
Published March 15, 2013 FoxNews.com Universal Pictures Dinosaurs won’t be coming soon to a park near you — although bringing them back to life might be possible. Indeed, resurrecting long extinct species such as the woolly mammoth, passenger pigeon or other extinct species is the subject of a conference in Washington set to take place … Continue reading "No ‘Jurassic Park’: Dinosaurs off the de-extinction menu, scientists say"
Published March 14, 2013 Associated Press This 2011 image provide by CERN, shows a real CMS proton-proton collision in which four high energy electrons (green lines and red towers) are observed in a 2011 event. (AP) GENEVA – The search is all but over for a subatomic particle that is a crucial building block of the … Continue reading "Physicists say they have found long-sought Higgs boson"
By Gary Gastelu Published March 13, 2013 FoxNews.com The Engine of the Future Building The Chevy Volt A revolutionary new internal combustion engine doesn’t go in circles, at all. Developed by engineers at the German Aerospace Center’s Institute of Vehicle Concepts, the Free Piston Linear Generator is an all-new type of powerplant designed to be used … Continue reading "New internal combustion engine could boost electric cars"
By Jeremy A. Kaplan Published March 13, 2013 FoxNews.com Gustave Whitehead, 2nd from left, with visitors in front of his “No 21”. At his feet the self built gas pressure motor. (Flight Historical Research Foundation Gustav Weisskopf) Aviation Pioneer Whitehead with daughter Rose in front of his “No. 21”. In the foreground is his self-built gas pressure … Continue reading "Wright brothers flew 2 years after Gustav Whitehead, researcher claims"
How Green Published March 08, 2013 FoxNews.com March 6, 2012: A pumping unit sucks oil from the ground near Greensburg, Kan. U.S. oil output is surging so fast that the United States could soon overtake Saudi Arabia as the world’s biggest producer. 2012 marked the fourth straight year of crude increases. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) An artist’s … Continue reading "‘Secret energy revolution’ could hasten end to dependence on foreign oil"
Published March 07, 2013 FoxNews.com Mar. 4, 2013: Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese models a 3D dress at an event at the Ace Hotel in New York. (Jeff Meltz) Mar. 4, 2013: Burlesque queen Dita Von Teese models a 3D dress at an event at the Ace Hotel in New York. (Jeff Meltz) Mar. 4, 2013: Burlesque … Continue reading "Dita Von Teese shows off first 3D printed gown"
Published March 07, 2013 Associated Press Dec. 10, 2011: Two high-energy photons shown as red towers are smashed together in the LHC. The yellow lines are the measured tracks of other particles produced in the collision — possible evidence in the hunt for the Higgs Boson. (CERN) This simulation shows the production of a Higgs boson … Continue reading "Scientists zero in on identifying ‘God particle,’ but still require more to say for sure"
By Ian O’Neill Published February 11, 2013 Discovery News The artist’s concept shows some of the Pluto system from the surface of one of its moons, Nix. Pluto itself is the large disk at center, right. Charon is the smaller disk to the right of Pluto, Hydra the bright dot on Pluto’s far left. (NASA, ESA … Continue reading "You can name Pluto’s moons of the Underworld"
By Amy Shira Teitel Published February 11, 2013 Discovery News A scan of the original Dornberger spaceplane. Last month, the German Aerospace Center announced its SpaceLiner. This still-on-paper hypersonic suborbital spaceplane is theoretically capable of taking up to 50 passengers at a time to destinations halfway across the world in a few hours. It’s an … Continue reading "The hypersonic spaceplanes of yesteryear"
By Jesse Emspak Published February 06, 2013 Discovery News Blimps and Zeppelins plied the skies in the early part of the 20th century, carrying passengers and cargo and even serving as military aircraft during the World Wars. But it didn’t take long for airplanes to replace dirigibles for commercial and military flight and by the … Continue reading "The blimps are back! Massive airship off to a flying start"