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Ten weird and wonderful transport concepts of tomorrow

US entrepreneur Elon Musk unveiled his vision for the Hyperloop, transporting people in a tube between cities at supersonic speed. Here we look at some of the other transport concepts pushing the boundaries of what's currently possible.<p>Elon Musk is a man who thinks big. He has already pioneered …

Flying Robot Prototype Uses Its Wings to Walk on the Ground

Engineers at the Laboratory of Intelligent Systems have developed a flying robot that uses its wings to walk on the ground. The walking flying robot …

Two friends of Boston bombing suspect indicted on federal obstruction of justice charges

The two friends of Boston marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who were arrested and charged in May now face two additional charges connected to what the FBI says was their attempt to destroy evidence.<p>Dias Kadyrbayev and Azamat Tazhayakov, both students from Kazakhstan, were indicted Thursday …

Father And Son Who Fled Vietnam War Bombs Emerge From Jungle After 40 Years

In 1971 Ho Van Thanh, now 82, fled into the jungle with his 2-year-old son after his wife and two other children were killed when their house was bombed during the Vietnam War, Thanh Nien News reports.<p>Scott Neuman of NPR reports that on Wednesday Thanh and Ho Van Lang, now in his forties, were …

The Doctor Is Very In: Dr. James Truchard’s Quest For Endless Innovation

Dr. T cofounded the technology giant that is National Instruments out of his garage more than 35 years with a $10,000 loan. NI’s software and hardware is behind robotics and smart cameras to medical diagnostic equipment. Next stop, commercial space flight.<p>What do robotics, portable airborne wind …

Want To Colonize Mars? Applications Now Being Accepted

Looking for an out-of-this-world experience? Mars One, a non-profit agency, is accepting applications for astronauts to help build the first settlement on the red planet in 2023.<p>Astronauts will undergo a whopping eight years of training before being deployed to Mars to build a sustainable life …

Watch: An Astronaut’s One-Way Trip Into Space

It’s a haunting image, but then again, there are worse ways to spend retirement.<p>It’s the cruel joke of the universe. The longevity of man simply doesn’t scale to the unfathomable expanses of the cosmos. Our closest neighbor, the Canis Major Dwarf Galaxy, is 25,000 light years away. Even if you …

Mars One Has Officially Raised “Millions” To Build The Red Planet’s First Human Settlement

Mars One, the private not-for-profit that’s planning to build the red planet’s first human settlement in 2023, has secured several million dollars in funding for its mission.<p>Though a few million dollars might pale in comparison to the estimated $6 billion Mars One anticipates this mission will …

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This Brass Knuckle Knife Is All the Intimidation You'll Ever Need to Avoid a Fight

Ok. So to be candid, a $10 knife is likely a POS. Nevertheless, the concept is a notable one. And honestly, if you never plan on using it in a …

When wearable tech makes you smarter -- by zapping your brain

"I am concerned about the safety of allowing brain stimulation devices loose on the public, without prior efficacy or safety limits." <br>--Mark George, Medical University of South Carolina

The Brain

Why wearable computers will need advances in notification technology to thrive

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>As we quickly move into an era where even our jewelry, vehicles and household appliances are connected to the web, one of the …

Bored by Google Glass? Hands on with Atheer augmented reality glasses

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Atheer<p>Google Glass is polished, I’ll give it that. From its flat design UI to the industrial-feeling Google office …

Google Glass likely to come with $299 price tag at launch

When Google Glass was first released by Google to the general public earlier this year, people who were included in the group of early adopters — called Glass Explorers — were asked to pony up $1,500 each in exchange for the hardware. Many said this price was too high. But surely, Google will tone …

How Elon Musk Could Change The World With A High-Speed Transportation System Called The Hyperloop

He's the CEO of electric car company Tesla, CEO of space exploration company SpaceX, and chairman of solar power installation company Solar City.<p>In his spare time, he says he came up with a way to get people from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes.<p>He calls it the "Hyperloop" and he says …

Scale Lane Bridge by McDowell+Benedetti Architects

McDowell+Benedetti Architects have designed the Scale Lane Bridge, a swing bridge over the River Hull in Kingston upon Hull, England.<p>Description<p>An …

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Latest<p>May 23, 2018<p>Good sleep is not just essential to a healthy body, but also crucial for a healthy mind! There are a lot of people who...<p>May 15, …

4D printing: buildings that can change over time

What if buildings could adapt their shape and form – without any other input from us? Architect Skylar Tibbits says 4D printing could make materials that build themselves.<p>The way we build our structures has become more and more sophisticated. But the materials we build them from are static, waiting …

Emerging Technology

Reach inside your computer

See-through screens that allow us to reach in, touch and interact with objects? Jinha Lee believes his 3D devices will break down boundaries and make our digital experiences feel more real.<p>For decades, computer designers have been trying to break down the barriers between people and the computer …

Augmented Reality

Hybrid planes trying to charge into action

The airliner of the future may feel very alien to our fuel-guzzling planes, at least if one ambitious quest to build the Prius of the skies is anything to go by.<p>How would you feel about flying on an electric airliner? Current planes may be noisy, rattly, and relatively inefficient, but there’s …

Aviation

Fifteen million-year-old whale skull found near Robert E. Lee's Virginia birthplace

All sorts of debris, both natural and man-made, has washed up on the banks of the famed Potomac River over the years. However, one finding late last month is particularly notable: a 15 million-year-old whale skull. According to <i>The Washington Post</i>, the baleen whale skull emerged from a cliff face in …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

7 Of The Best Gimmick Drones

Drones that deliver cake, beer, pizza, and more<p>_Click here to enter.<p>Drones, despite years of experience at war, are not yet a technology that's ready for widespread commercial use. That hasn't stopped businesses, including pizza restaurants, dry cleaners, and cake companies, from cashing in on the …

Conventional Wisdom: World Taxidermy & Fish Carving Championships

We recently took you to the Association of Lincoln Presenters annual assembly, by way of photographer Arthur Drooker's camera lens. Drooker has been dropping by some of the convention industry's most eccentric gatherings in an effort to capture never-before-seen moments. Inspired by the passionate …