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Watch An iPad Land An Airplane [Exclusive]

Failed airplane engine? Unconscious pilot? There's an app for that.<p>High above rural Arkansas, I'm jammed in the back of a small four-seat airplane. Andrew Barker pilots the aircraft while Austin Meyer sits beside him. Everything is going great—until the engine suddenly quits at 5,000 feet.<p>With a …

FAA

Diagnose An Ear Infection With A Smartphone Accessory

Now ear this<p>Is there anything that's worse than having a child who <i>might</i> be suffering from an ear infection? (Other, of course, than being said child.) A new device hopes to make those cases easier to diagnose by taking advantage of the powers of your smartphone.<p>Like the Peek Portable Eye Exam Kit, …

Behold The Tweel, A Tire That Never Goes Flat

The tire-plus-wheel combination became available to civilians in November<p>Fifteen years ago, Michelin set out to build a tire that would never go flat. While the prototypes gained worldwide attention, and the military has been using the technology since 2013, consumers and businesses have been …

Watch a super hydrophobic knife cut through a water droplet

Black magic and sorcery and deals with the devil and breaks in The Matrix and possibly other dimensions. That's what super hydrophobic material is …

Occult

6 Supermaterials That Could Change Our World

Graphene isn't the only game-changing material to come out of a lab. From aerogels nearly as light as air to metamaterials that manipulate light, …

Engineering

Britain Launches First Driverless Car—And It’s Precious

Google's self-driving cars face some cute competition<p>Britain’s first driverless car doesn’t look like a car at all. The electric-powered LUTZ Pathfinder launched Wednesday, wandering the sidewalks of London’s Greenwich neighborhood, and it’s closer in appearance to a runaway cockpit of a small …

IKEA will start selling wireless charging lamps and tables

After lots of perseverance from smartphone makers, wireless charging is finally starting to make an impact. Many big name phones now support the technology and companies like Starbucks are helping to bring it a wider audience. Now, it's set to receive another big boost, after IKEA, the world's …

Behold, The Cyber Ant [Video]

Colonizing the factory floors of the future<p>In a lab in Germany lives a strange breed of ant. These ants have ceramic limbs and 3D-printed bodies. They gain sustenance by charging their batteries through metal antennae against electric rails. Where eyes should be there are two parts of a stereo …

Watch Engineers Extinguish Fire With Sound [Video]

It is, in fact, all about that bass<p>In the near future, putting out grease fires in the kitchen might be as easy as turning up the music, thanks to engineering students Viet Tran and Seth Robertson at George Mason University. The students just unveiled a 20-pound backpack prototype that blasts out …

This Bike Safety Paint Is Invisible During The Day, Super Bright At Night

Spray on, wash off<p>Remember the glow-in-the-dark reindeer we wrote about last year? The same group that came up with an animal-safe spray paint to prevent herds of Santa's helpers from getting hit by cars has struck again--but this time they're keeping people safe instead of wildlife.<p>Reflective …

Graphene's First Commercial Application To Shed A Little Light

A bulb more efficient than an LED? Now there's a bright idea<p>Graphene is a material with marvelous properties: It can be used to make square ice and night vision contact lenses. It can even be made from your leftover dinner. And soon this form of pure carbon--which boasts a super-strong hexagonal …

Smartphones could be charged in 60 seconds with new battery

An iPhone 6 takes around two hours to charge but could be full of power in a minute if fitted with a new aluminium battery<p>Smartphones could be charged in less than one minute after scientists at Stanford University invented an aluminium battery so powerful it could revolutionise the industry.<p>The …

Clean Energy