Eoin Healy

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Futuristic Solar-Powered Airplane Concept Imagined for 2030

Barcelona, Spain-based industrial designer Oscar Vials rethinks air travel with his new airplane concept <i>AWWAQG</i>, a.k.a. “Progress Eagle.” Aiming for high performance and low environmental impact, Vials reimagined the shape of current commercial planes to create an environmentally friendly, …

Industrial Designer

The nexpaq modular smartphone case will help you turn your phone into a Project Ara device

The idea of a modular smartphone has been around for years, and we’re finally getting to see these ideas come to fruition thanks to Google’s Project Ara. But when those smartphones come to select markets later this year, they may be tough to get your hands on, at least at the start. So if you want …

Mobile Technology

Sinkhole Swallows an Entire Bus in This Utterly Insane Video

The wheels on the bus go NOPE NOPE NOPE<p>A group of tourists in Brazil were evacuated from a bus moments before a sinkhole swallowed it whole. One of the tourists managed to catch the incident on video, which shows just how uncompromising nature can be.<p>Heavy flooding in the country has left many …

The biggest biotech discovery of the century will make designer babies and genetically edited humans possible

The ability to edit human genes and, consequently, actually engineer a human being from birth, is something science is far closer to achieving than many may think.<p>A fascinating new deep dive from MIT Technology Review explains just how close this technology is and why at this point, even though …

NASA is all about that space, 'bout that space, space travel, in this fun video

You only have yourself to blame.<p>NASA, basking in the sort of attention it hasn't experienced since faking that moon landing, finally had a nervous breakdown and created this wondrous remake of All About that Bass.<p>Actually, I sort of love this. All About That Space is really the result of the …

First test flight of NASA's Orion spacecraft launches successfully

It will land four hours later, after orbiting the Earth twice<p>The very first test flight of NASA's Orion space capsule launched successfully today from Florida's Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The craft will take two spins around the Earth before its planned splashdown four hours later, somewhere …

Relentless blitz of small space rocks erased much of Earth’s primordial atmosphere

The inevitable question arises: What replaced the atmosphere? It’s possible the same impactors that ejected the atmosphere also introduced new …