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Honda’s New ASIMO Brings Robots Closer to the Mainstream

Honda’s ASIMO robot has been kitted out with a suite of new updates to bring it in tune with the times.<p>Improvements include honed intelligence, enhanced hand dexterity so it can open bottles, as well as the ability to run faster and climb more smoothly.<p>Honda is hoping that the improvements will …

All About the Tesla Model 3

Tesla now has more than 400,000 pre-orders for its smaller, more affordable sedan, and more specs about the long-awaited electric car are beginning to come out.<p><b>UPDATE, July 10, 2017</b>: Elon Musk tweeted pictures of the first production model—the outside, anyway.<p><b>UPDATE, July 3, 2017:</b> Elon Musk said on …

With +Pool Targeting NYC's East River, Floating City Beach NYC Proposal Aims for the Hudson

Those of you who attended the Core77 Conference probably caught Dong-Ping Wong presenting +Pool in a talk entitled "Doing Rad Shit Where Nobody Asked …

New York State

Planet-naming competition could bring Gallifrey and Vulcan into existence

Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine, Doctor Who's place of origin Gallifrey, and Vulcan, where Spock spent his formative years, could all become real places around the universe if fans take up the opportunity to plug their favourite fictional locations in a competition to name newly discovered …

NASA approves rocket for deep-space travel

NASA gave the go-ahead to start full production on the most powerful rocket ever.<p>The rocket, known as Space Launch System, is set to blast beyond low-Earth orbit this decade to explore the deep reaches of space, including near-Earth asteroids, the moon and, ultimately, Mars.<p>Boeing Co., prime …

Disaster Relief Housing For The Next "Superstorm"

With hurricanes Sandy and Katrina etched into recent memory, the need for post-disaster relief housing is now. New York City and Garrison Architects …

Beachfront Observation Tower Confirmed for the British City of Brighton

British practice Marks Barfield Architects, famous for designing the London Eye, are a step closer to realising their latest urban observation …

England

China: The Next Space Superpower

<b>For the opening ceremony</b> of the 64th International Astronautical Congress in Beijing this past September, the Chinese hosts pulled out all the stops. …

Space Exploration

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Public voting for Architizer’s A+Awards is now open. It's officially in your …

Architecture

SHoP, Diller Scofidio, And Others Reveal New Plans For New York Penn Station Site: http://bit.ly/18zEGoc

'PostZERO' Nordic Built Challenge Finalist Proposal / Space Group

Recently named as one of the finalists in the Nordic Built Challenge, Space Group, in collaboration with BollingerGrohmann + Florian Kosche AS and …