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Boston Dynamics frees its four-legged sprinting robot: Cheetah becomes WildCat (video)

The last time we saw the sprinting "Cheetah" robot, our fear for the future of humanity was soothed slightly by the knowledge that it remained tethered to the offboard hydraulic pumps it relied on for power. Now, Boston Dynamics is taking the chains off of its world record holder and letting the …

NASA's Innovative Ion Space Thruster Sets Endurance World Record

A five-year test of NASA's latest ion drive for future spacecraft has set a new world record for the longest single space engine test.<p>The space …

DARPA fires up XS-1 space plane quest

The new XS-1 program wants designs for satellite-toting flying machines that are fast (hypersonic, even), cheap, and reusable -- on a one-day turnaround, no less.<p>The Pentagon is looking for a few good space planes.<p>They need to be fast, they need to be cheap, and they need to be reusable -- on a …

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Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

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What’s a metal air battery and why is Tesla interested in it?

Advertisement<p>7 Comments<p>News broke last week that Tesla (s TSLA) was granted a patent for an electric vehicle power train that could use a metal air …

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How GM plans to out-innovate Tesla: by inventing a better battery

General Motors is in a race for the electric-car future with showy Tesla. Yesterday the world’s second-largest carmaker announced that it plans to build an electric car to rival the 200-mile (320 km) range of Tesla’s Model S and sell it for $30,000, less than half Tesla’s price. But what’s …

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Elon Musk to Drive Cross-Country in a Tesla Model S | Inc.com

In May, Elon Musk said he was planning a cross-country road trip in a Model S with his five young sons, to prove that Tesla's newly expanded Supercharger network makes long drives in electric cars practical.<p>Today on Twitter, he announced that he has finalized the …

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The TOR Robotics Team Announces the Q-4 Drone - sUAS News - The Business of Drones

TOR Robotics, a San Francisco, California, based manufacturer, introduces the Q-4, a fully autonomous robotic VTOL drone. The Q-4 Drone is designed …

Volvo reveals the Concept Coupe, a two-seater 400HP plug-in hybrid

It seems as if all of Volvo's recent efforts have been leading up to the unveiling of the Concept Coupe. The svelte two-seater is a plug-in hybrid, has a touchscreen-based center console and was built on the company's Scalable Product Architecture, which at some point will allow for autonomous …

The Engadget Interview: Tesla's Elon Musk promises more Superchargers, better service, cheaper EVs that don't suck

"It doesn't help to have a car that's cheap, but that sucks." This isn't the sort of direct language that you typically hear from a CEO these days, but this is exactly the kind of material you can expect from Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk. Over the course of our conversation, Musk (who earlier …

NASA's 3D-printed rocket part handles 20,000 pounds of thrust in test (video)

NASA's really into 3D printing, but its latest project goes far beyond pizza. The space agency has manufactured its largest rocket part ever, an injector plate, which successfully helped produce around 20,000 pounds of thrust on a test bed. They modified the design of an existing machined injector …

Is the Tesla Model S the safest car ever made?

The electric Tesla Model S might be the safest car ever made. Or, at least one of the safest production cars that the U.S. federal government has …

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Hyperloop: Hype or Future Transportation?

Why Google Glass costs $1,500 now and will likely be around $299 later (Updated)

Advertisement<p>32 Comments<p>If the $1,500 price tag for Google(s goog) Glass is a budget buster for you, don’t give up hope just yet. When the wearable …

Tesla Model S gets best-ever crash score, but that might mean tests are outdated - ExtremeTech

By on August 21, 2013 at 12:38 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Tesla claims its Tesla Model S is …

How to build political support for electric cars: Tesla test rides

We’ve long known the best way to get people interested in electric cars is simply to let them drive or ride in them.<p>It’s easy enough to tell people they’re quick, smooth and near-silent, but people are naturally skeptical of something they aren’t familiar with.<p>That includes politicians, but just …

Here are 10 big car-makers Tesla now outsells in California

If you’ve visited California lately and there seem to be a lot of Tesla Model S’s on the road, it’s not your imagination. Californians are snapping up the luxury electric sports sedan like organic dry-farmed tomatoes, according to sales figures. In June Tesla outsold Buick, Cadillac, Chrysler, …

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