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These Skaters Hacked Cobblestone Streets With Boards That Hook Into Tram Tracks

Their ingenious innovation created a new extreme sport.<p>Downhill long boarders in Portugal had a problem: cobblestone streets. As anyone who rides a bike, roller skates, blades, or skateboards in a city with cobblestones knows, riding over cobblestones is no fun, and impossible to do fast. But these …

Travel

Watch UPS Do Its First Drone Truck Delivery Test

The delivery truck still plays an important part.<p>UPS has released a video showing a successful test residential drone delivery. In the test, a UPS truck launched a drone which delivered a package and then returned to the truck even as it had already driven further down its route.<p>Conducted in a …

Boston Dynamics' New Robot Is Ludicrous

With wheels and legs, this bot can get around just about anywhere.<p>Back at the beginning of February, a leaked video showed the newest creation from Boston Dynamics—a wheeled humanoid robot called "Handle." Now the secretive maker of amazing robots has released the full introduction video, revealing …

OctoGripper, the Octopus-Inspired Robotic Arm, Is Here

The power of tentacles, coming to a factory near you.<p>A reliable place to turn for mechanical inspiration is the animal kingdom. The German automation company Festo just made a robotic arm that takes its cue from an octopus. Meet the OctoGripper.<p>As far as grippers go, it's hard to beat the octopus's …

Robotics

The Camless Engine of the Future Is Almost Ready for the Real World

Koenigsegg's Freevalve technology gives 47 percent more torque, 45 percent more power, uses 15 percent less fuel, 35 percent fewer emissions. And a Chinese car should be the first to get it.<p>Chinese car brand Qoros tried to conquer Europe before, but they are no Geely just yet. While the brand is …

DINO updated video

Robots Can Now Pick Fruit Without Crushing It

Walk into a modern warehouse and chances are good you'll see at least one robot handling inventory, but it won't be picking fruit.<p>That's not …

Robotics

MIT Builds Invisible Fish Grabbing Robot

Catching a fish can be tough even if you are just trying to net a goldfish in a small tank. That's because the fish spots the danger and makes a swim …

Watch this Larry Page-backed flying car take to the sky above a lake

The Kitty Hawk Flyer is one of the first aircraft from Larry Page-backed Kitty Hawk, a startup taking aim at creating real, usable flying cars. The company, which is also led by CEO and former Google self-driving car project originator Sebastian Thrun, wants to begin selling the Flyer you see in …

Transportation

True Continuous Manufacturing

Consider these statistics:<p>Drug recalls have grown at an alarming rate. The last three years have seen almost as many recalls as the previous nine …

This Could Be the Army's Next-Gen Helicopter

New video, complete with Apocalypse Now imagery, shows off Sikorsky Boeing's design.<p>Sikorsky Boeing has released a new CGI video showing off its planned entry in the Army's Future Vertical Lift program. Dubbed the Sb>1 Defiant, the concept helicopter could replace the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter …

Helicopters

Amazing 4-Year-Old Russian Girl

<b>Bella is an 4-year-old Russian girl from Moscow who speaks seven different languages fluently.</b> She demonstrates her understanding and ability to …

Mining minus the miners

Forget cars—the driverless-vehicle revolution is happening deep underground<p>James Hodgins<p>Mining is dirty, dangerous work, so miners and their suppliers are racing to develop automated machinery and software to do the actual digging and hauling. Already there are driverless diggers and loaders, and …

Mining

Ventrac

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Future Construction Machinery

17 Incredible 3D Printed Objects

Give a 3D printer artificial intelligence, and this is what you’ll get

A London-based startup has combined some of today’s most disruptive technologies in a bid to change the way we’ll build the future. By retrofitting …

(RIMPAC 2016) US Marines Test New Military Drone Equipment To Be Used In Combat In The Future

Kalashnikov Is Now Building 20-Ton Tank Drones

The company that popularized the AK-47 is moving on to the next big thing in warfare.<p>The company named after the inventor of the AK-47 rifle is planning to build a new unmanned combat ground vehicle, or UCGV. The vehicle will carry both machine guns and anti-tank missiles and weigh up to 20 …

World's Tallest Solar Tower to Supply 120,000 Homes With Renewable Energy

When it comes to the role of our 50 states in creating this great clean energy momentum, which ones do we have to thank? That's what the new Clean …

Renewable Energy

Amazing Road Painting Machines Compilation

4 Megawatt modular micro nuclear reactor is in Canadian pre-license review and targets 2025 for demo reactor

The U-Battery consortium, led by Urenco, has registered its micro-modular reactor technology for pre-licensing vendor design review with the Canadian …

Leafy Green Machine™

Introducing Handle

Windowless planes: is this the future of flying?

You Can Make Your Own Self-Driving Car

The instructions are out there.<p>Most of the headlines about self-driving cars are made by big companies like Tesla, Volvo or Ford. The latest effort by long-time hacker George Hotz's, called Comma.ai, aims to make the whole endeavor simpler: instead of buying a new, expensive self-driving car, make …