Benjamin Albertson

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Tech visions that will become a reality in the next 25 years

It is unbelievable how technology has developed over the last decade. Given this speed of development, tech predictions have a strong potential for …

Microsoft is turning DNA into the ultimate storage device

Imagine that future civilisations are looking for evidence of us. Digital human life. And they find nothing.<p>No Buzzfeed. No Slack. No GitHub. Nothing.<p>That’s actually a distinct possibility as the current means of storing our increasingly large digital past exist only virtually, are inefficient and …

Flying water taxis are hitting the rivers of Paris this summer

Parisians will soon have the opportunity to glide down rivers in flying water taxis to get around the city. SeaBubbles, a company creating flying …

Transportation

Graphene-based sieve turns seawater into drinking water

<b>A UK-based team of researchers has created a graphene-based sieve capable of removing salt from seawater.</b><p>The sought-after development could aid the millions of people without ready access to clean drinking water.<p>The promising graphene oxide sieve could be highly efficient at filtering salts, and …

Nanotech

A robot can print this $64,000 house in as few as 8 hours — take a look inside

A new Ukrainian homebuilding startup called PassivDom uses a 3D printing robot that can print parts for tiny houses. The machine can print the walls, roof, and floor of PassivDom's 410-square-foot model in about eight hours. The windows, doors, plumbing, and electrical systems are then added by a …

3D Printing

A German startup is planning to test its futuristic aircraft for a flying-taxi service in 2018

A German startup is making serious moves to make futuristic vertical-takeoff-and-landing aircraft a reality in a commercial setting.<p>VTOLs are exactly what they sound like: aircraft that can take off vertically without needing a runway. The German startup, E-volo, has been working on its VTOL since …

Aviation

Incredible farming skyscraper could fight poverty and feed the world

This incredible skyscraper is more than just eye candy—its modular and farm-integrated design was created to fight world hunger and poverty. …

Sub-Saharan Africa

Hyperloop One Completes Test Track, Exploring U.S. Routes

Hyperloop One has announced the completion of a test Hyperloop track in Nevada, and is showcasing 11 potential Hyperloop routes across the U.S. as it …

High-speed Rail

AeroMobil is launching a flying car that you can actually buy this year

We’ve been waiting for flying cars ever since the 1960s – and they’re set to become a viable reality this year. AeroMobil just announced that it is …

How Businesses Can Be Net-zero by 2050

Every business wants to cash in on the green trend these days. But those who are serious about the environment often do it through site-specific …

Energy Efficiency

Apple receives permit to test self-driving cars in California

Apple’s secretive self-driving project has received a permit to test driverless vehicles in California, which could be our first preview of the iPhone maker’s autonomous technology.<p>The self-driving tech has been in development, under the codename Project Titan, for a few years. During that time, …

Driverless Cars

Experts Are Gathering to Discuss How Blockchain Will Transform Our Future

New Kid on the Block<p>Most people have heard of the blockchain, but sadly, most people don’t really understand what it is (or how it’s transforming our …

Blockchain