Hugh F Parker

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A Plane That Folds Into a Car

One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards<p>2015 Invention Award Winner<p>Category: Aviation<p><b>Inventors:</b><p>Štefan Klein and Juraj Vaculík<p><b>Company:</b><p>AeroMobil<p><b>Invention:</b><p>AeroMobil<p><b>Development cost to date:</b><p>Undisclosed<p><b>Maturity:</b><p>2/5<p>After Czechoslovakia’s communist regime fell, in 1989, designer …

'Incredible shrinking car' drives sideways to park in tiny spaces

<b>(CNN) —</b> As cities continue to grow at a dizzying rate, commuters are constantly battling ever-increasing congestion on the roads and a lack of parking, just to get to work.<p>But now a team of German engineers have come up with an ingenious solution -- a "flexible" electric vehicle capable of …

Future Cities

This drone claims to be the world's smallest

A drone and controller combo so small it can fit in your pocket? That's the promise of Wallet Drone, a new mini-quadcopter and controller/docking station combo on Indiegogo that's no bigger than a typical wallet.<p>The idea of a mini-quadcopter isn't new -- there are several such devices already …

4 things you should know about Freightliner's self-driving truck

This week, at a dramatic event atop the Hoover Dam, Freightliner and Daimler pulled the wraps off of their Inspiration truck, the first self-driving commercial truck in the world to receive a full license to operate on public roads. The autonomous truck is here, at least in the State of Nevada it …

Amazon details drone delivery plans

<b>Details about how Amazon's proposed delivery drones may work have been published by the US Patent Office.</b><p>According to the patent, the drones will be able to track the location of the person it is delivering to by pulling data from their smartphone.<p>The unmanned vehicles will also be able to talk to …

Science can now spot trolls after just five horrible, malicious comments

People aren’t very nice to each other online. Everyone has read a comment thread and been annoyed at the vicious remarks, or witnessed a flame war under a YouTube video. Many online communities now have moderators, and they aim to ban trolls—those people who just who can’t stay civil.<p>But can you …

Internet

Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: $9 computers and $5 smartphone microscopes

<i>At any given moment there are approximately a zillion different crowdfunding campaigns happening on the Web. Take a stroll through Kickstarter or</i> …

Prime Minister Cameron says he wants UK to join in airstrikes in Iraq

The British prime minister says he will ask Parliament to approve joining international airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq.<p>David Cameron announced the move Wednesday night in his address to the U.N. General Assembly.<p>Cameron did not mention the prospect of also joining the U.S.-led …

Are The Yankees The Most Hated Baseball Team In America… Or The Entire World?

It shouldn’t take much of a widespread survey of baseball fans to reveal that the New York Yankees aren’t exactly a universal favorite from coast-to-coast. People who aren’t fans of the Yankees simply love to hate the Yankees, whether because of jealousy and spite over all of those World Series …

CWS@DET: White Sox challenge safe call, stands in 9th

Abreu extends hitting streak to 20 games