Kyle Konzelman

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NASA moves to begin historic new era of X-plane research

Although it may not wind up being the first of the New Aviation Horizons X-planes to actually fly as part of the three-legged stool of research, …

Wayward boat gets blamed after SpaceX aborts Falcon 9 rocket liftoff at last second

A wayward boat and a load of liquid oxygen that got too warm forced SpaceX to abort what might have been a successful launch of the SES-9 …

Nasa's laser-powered engine could get us to Mars in 72 hours (if it works)

For all its real-life benefits and future potential for saving our entire civilisation, space travel is still a long-term effort. Current estimates …

Cat's next rugged phone will be the first with a built-in thermal camera

Mobile World Congress doesn't kick off for another couple of days, but the 2016 mobile firsts are already rolling in. Cat's new S60 is the latest rugged flagship smartphone to bear the famed machinery brand, and it adds a pair of unique features: a Flir thermal imaging camera and the first …

Automated farming: good news for food security, bad news for job security?

Around the world, but especially in the developing world, food and farming systems continue to rely on 20th century technology. But this is changing. The same information technologies that brought us the internet and transformations in medicine are now revolutionising farming. It’s a new era for …

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DARPA Sees a Future Battlefield With Drone Ships and Super Soldiers

The shape of unmanned warfare to come.<p>DARPA offered a glimpse of where the Pentagon's mad science agency is headed on Tuesday, when director Arati Prabhakar and deputy director Steven Walker briefed reporters at a press conference in Washington the agency's most futuristic defense projects.<p>Land, …

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The Remarkable Flying Pyramid Superyacht: The Future of Airborne Cruising

Yes alien spaceships are coming to an ocean near you. With the design of the Tetrahedron Super Yacht, inspired by re-thinking the form, superstructure and propulsion of the modern superyacht into a radically simple enclosure and an elevated mode of travel above the water line. Conceived by London …

Who Will Own The Virtual Reality Interface?

Virtual reality and augmented reality are having a moment.<p>Last month, both multimedia formats had a large presence at both CES and the Sundance Film Festival. German games festival director Thorsten Wiedemann recently spent 48 hours in a VR headset—and lived to tell the tale.<p>And the New York Times, …

Virtual Reality

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, organised a war game like no other. The two researchers, working with an array of bodies such as the ANSER Institute for Homeland Security, set out to simulate the effects of a …

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