Allan Robert Wang

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What It Feels Like to Fly a Powered Paraglider

Strapping a 15-hp engine to your back has never been so much fun.<p><b>I'm standing at the edge of a field in</b> southern Florida, strapped to another man in a harness of aluminum tubing and nylon webbing like a pantomime horse. I'm in front; veteran paragliding pilot Paul Czarnecki is in back. It's early …


A New Material For Night-Vision Contact Lenses

The material is based on graphene.<p>Nobody has made night-vision contact lenses yet… but here's a glimpse at how that technology might work, if it ever comes to be.<p>University researchers have created a super-light, super-thin material that detects infrared light. Infrared includes the wavelengths of …

A Life-Size LEGO Car You Can Actually Drive

We call shotgun.<p>The Super Awesome Micro Project, a full-size car made of 500,000 LEGOs, sprung from an unlikely partnership between Romanian tinkerer Raul Oaida and Australian investor Steve Sammartino. The two met over Skype in 2012, and since then, Sammartino has helped Oaida raise money for his …

A Chimera Apple And Other Amazing Images From This Week

10 Mind-Blowing Science Projects You've Never Tried