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The exosuits from ‘Edge of Tomorrow’ aren’t fictional anymore

Previous Next<p>1 of 8<p>The term “exoskeleton” conjures up sci-fi scenes – think Sigourney Weaver in <i>Aliens</i>, or Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt battling aliens …

Robotics

This portable power station and solar generator keeps your gadgets charged

Previous Next<p>1 of 6<p>Outdoor enthusiasts and adventure travelers looking for ways to keep their mobile devices charged while living off the grid have a …

Portable

Calculating The Cost of 3D Printing

One of the first questions lots of people ask me after I show off one of my 3D printed creations is "Why would you print that?".... ummm...<br>But the …

New Guide Makes It Easy for Anyone to Improve Their 3D Print Quality

Any 3D printing enthusiast will tell you that creating a high quality 3D printed object is part art and part science. Even the most accomplished 3D …

Lagrange Points: Parking Places in Space

A Lagrange point is a location in space where the combined gravitational forces of two large bodies, such as Earth and the sun or Earth and the moon, …

'Interstellar' Science: Physicist Kip Thorne Writes the Book

If a picture is worth a thousand words, it makes sense that the movie "Interstellar" needs an entire book to explain the science behind its amazing …

This router can power your devices wirelessly from 15 feet away

Wireless charging hasn't really set the world on fire. Since the Palm Pre first introduced us to the idea at CES 2009, a few companies have added similar functionality to their phones and smartwatches. Power without wires is undoubtedly useful, but none of the solutions have ever set our devices …

Living On Bitcoin For A Week: The Expense Report

A few readers asked if I would provide the (very convoluted) ledger from my week of living on Bitcoin. Here is the accounting, including how I spent my Bitcoin and the value of that Bitcoin in U.S. dollars at the time I spent it. You’ll see the week was not just an exercise in living on Bitcoin but …

What Drones Can Do for You - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

A clique of 25 vineyard owners and farmers, always looking for ways to economize, had gathered on a Wednesday in November at an experimental winery …

Does Apple Really “Need” a New Breakthrough to Bolster Stock?

It may be a while before Apple’s shares return to the all-time high of $705 they hit last September, but they should hit $600 or so by year’s …

How It Works: The Most Powerful Space Rocket

When the firm SpaceX launches its Falcon Heavy rocket into space late this year, the craft will become the mightiest rocket in the world. Only NASA's Saturn V, which sent Americans to the moon, has ever generated more power.<p>In rockets, the most important measure of power is thrust. Falcon Heavy's …

How to Repurpose Plastic Water Bottles Into DIY Rockets

Are you tired of drinking from plastic water bottles and then simply throwing them away? Well, a YouTuber now has an explosive project you could conduct before tossing bottles in the recycle bin (although, we should say he doesn’t recommend just anyone do it).<p>The YouTube channel Nighthawkinlight …