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Electrek green energy brief: Society paying $1.30/gallon, pictures of India’s 650MW, Tesla battery network, and more

Pretty pictures of India’s 650MW solar power plant – These pictures don’t do the scale of this site justice. The picture of the Chinese solar fishery were 1/3 this system size. 500,000 sq kilometers would be needed to power all the world – this site is 27 of those 500,000. Other items of interest – …

Electric Vehicles

Ikea’s cool new joint means stronger furniture and faster assembly

Your next table might actually make it through more than one move<p>Ikea, the Swedish furniture giant, is known for design-savvy, low-cost wares more than heirloom-quality goods. But the world’s largest furniture company has been doing quite a bit of R&D in the ‘ole woodshop. The result is a new …

Drone delivery startup Flirtey raises $16 million to become a next-gen UPS

Drone delivery startup Flirtey has raised $16 million in Series A funding to bring its high-flying service to new customers, companies and possibly countries. Earlier, the startup raised $120,000 in seed funding and participated in the Y Combinator accelerator. Flirtey was also the first company to …

Drones

Electric GT unveils stripped-down Tesla Model S P100D with 2.0-sec 0 to 60 mph acceleration

Electric GT, an all-Tesla and all-electric racing championship, recently announced that they will use the Tesla Model S P100D instead of the Model S P85+ for their race car. They unveiled their modified version at the annual Autosport International Show in Birmingham today and claimed some …

Tesla

Lexus Sport Yacht Concept Announced

Lexus has been working on a new concept, although this one is not a car, instead the company has developed the Lexus Sport Yacht Concept.<p>The Lexus …

Building the future one atom at a time

<b>Physicists at the University of St Andrews have begun using a unique machine to create materials that are completely unknown in nature.</b><p>The device, the only one if its kind in the UK, is the centrepiece of a new centre for designer quantum materials.<p>It will help create the next generation of …

Nanotech

How the Ferrari 599 GTB Accidentally Changed Car Design

It's all about those flying buttresses.<p>One of the most exciting developments in road-car aerodynamics is the increasing use of flying buttresses. Cars like the Ford GT, Acura NSX, McLaren 570S, BMW i8, and others move air through their bodywork to generate downforce without resorting to a big wing, …

Supercars

Particular Beauty: The Best Automotive Design Details of the Year

Automotive Design

2016 Best of Furniture Design

This year we saw a lot of heavily-trafficked posts in furniture design, covering everything from old-school techniques to newfangled technologies, …

Furniture

One small step for man, one giant step for robot suit with man inside

A South Korean robot similar to the one imagined in the film "Avatar" takes its first steps.<p>When you mention South Korean tech companies, the name Hankook Mirae Technology isn't the first to come to mind. But on Tuesday, the company made its 13-foot, 1.5-ton manned robot, the Method-1, take a step …

Robotics

This Car Gadget Could Help You Keep Your Eyes on the Road

Certain childhood cautionary tales stick with us all our lives. Like the time my neighbor crashed into a telephone pole while fiddling with the …

Autonomous Cars

Zaha Hadid’s last furniture collection debuts in London

Zaha Hadid has always been best known as a pioneer of futuristic architectural design—a visionary who saw immense scope for functionality in …

3D printing technologies explained

Filemon Schoffer Contributor<p>Filemon Schoffer is the head of community at 3D Hubs.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Metal 3D printing takes flight<br>• How expiring patents are ushering in the next generation of 3D printing<p>If you’ve ever been lost in the midst of all the 3D printing technologies, you know …

3D Printing

MIT Spinoff to Market Breakthrough Batteries by 2017

We’d all love our phones and tablets to have longer staying power, so announcements of new battery technology are often catnip for techheads. …

Clean Energy

NASA Just Made All Its Research Free Online

Well that takes care of our Sunday plans.<p>Yesterday, NASA announced a massive new public project that will make all of its publicly funded research available online for free. A new portal, Pubspace, will host thousands of NASA research articles on topics like the toxicity of lunar dust or the make …

Top 10 Review Products-Top 10 Tracing Light Pads 2016

ElectronicsHome, GardenBeauty, HealthToys, KidsSports, OutdoorsPet Supplies<p>Office<p>View <b>3132</b><p>Top 10 Tracing Light Pads 2016<p>Whether you're an animator, a …

HP Powerup Backpack Features Built-In 22,400mAh Battery For Charging Your Gadgets On The Go

It doesn't take a certified genius to understand that it's a brave new world that we live in, meaning that even established companies will, on …

Futuristic Nissan BladeGlider Is A 3-Seater Concept Electric Car with Exotic Styling

We think Nissan wants to blur the line between driving and gliding with <b>Nissan BladeGlider</b>. It’s a futuristic 3-seater concept electric car that turns …

Electric Vehicles

Reviving A Failed Design From The 1950s With Technology From Today

It took nearly 60 years for technology to catch up with Achille and Pier Giacomo Castiglioni’s vision for the Taccia lamp.<p>Many ahead-of-their-time designers had to wait for technological breakthroughs to realize the inventions they dreamt up on paper. Charles and Ray Eames had to develop the …

Furniture

Tesla Gigafactory: a look at the robots and ‘machine building the machine’ at the battery factory

Now that Tesla opened up its Gigafactory to the media and Tesla owners last week, we got to see quite a few cool things at what is on its way to become the most advanced factory ever built, but arguably none cooler than the robots working there.<p>There are a few different kinds of robots helping …

Tesla

Make Your Own Bladeless Fan With Just a Few Common Parts

A Dyson bladeless fan is pretty neat and works super well, but if you want one for yourself, it’ll put you out a few hundred dollars. Fortunately for …

Watch DesignSpace use VR to power up architectural and urban design

Early demos of VR headsets talked a lot about the potential for designers working in virtual space with live 3D models, but DesignSpace, a prototype originally created at the 2016 AEC Hackathon in London, is one of the first real pieces of software that looks like it can deliver.<p>The prototype by …

HTC Vive

Rolling out: Marc Newson reinvents Louis Vuitton's trunks for the 21st century

Louis Vuitton is launching an innovative new range of rolling trunks for the 21st century traveller, designed by Wallpaper* Power Lister and internationally renowned industrial designer Marc Newson.<p>Its core is moulded as a slim and elastic, shock-proof mesh matrix of self-reinforced polypropylene …

2017 Ford GT to Come in 8 Colors, Offer Matching Brembo Calipers

Dash can also be color-matched<p>Ford used the auto show circuit to show off the Ford GT supercar in a number of different hues and paid attention to what caught the public’s eye before deciding on the eight choices for the 2017 model year.<p>As the automaker prepares to start delivering the cars at the …

Sports Cars

DIY Off the Grid: Open Building Institute to Change Face of Home Construction & Home Ownership

Dr. Marcin Jakubowski is a TED Fellow and an inspirational speaker, and what he is currently doing is nothing less than stunning in terms of teaching …

Flirtey delivers drugs by drone from ship to shore in New Jersey

The Jersey Shore is finally famous for something besides fake tanning.<p>A Reno, Nevada-based startup called Flirtey Inc. conducted the first domestic “ship to shore” drone delivery this week along the New Jersey coastline. The company’s proprietary drone is a six-rotor system constructed from carbon …

Drones

How to build the perfect computer without any experience

If you’re reading this site, it’s highly likely that you own a computer, but it’s also very possible that your computer isn’t doing everything you …

This Chinese tech giant just unveiled a stunning new line of smartphones

In an era when all smartphones start to look alike, innovation makes all the difference when it comes to picking a device. China-based technology company Lenovo is catching on.<p>The company just unleashed a slew of new smartphones at an event in San Francsico, from a massive, 6.4-inch phablet that …

Mobile Technology

How Startups Can Overtake Corporates in the Innovation Race

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Three years ago, the world’s largest automotive company, Toyota, publicly doubted the real potential of electric cars. “We do not believe there is a market to accept it,” said Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada.<p>In April, 276,000 people …

Startups