Alexander Guseff

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Volocopter flying taxi takes unmanned flight over Dubai

The Volocopter first emerged in 2013 as an audacious electric aircraft, and has gathered quite a bit of momentum in the subsequent years through a …

BAE Systems unveils rad-hard space computer

Cosmic rays and other radiation sources make space a very hostile place for electronics, so BAE Systems announced today that it's rolling out its …

Yes, it's street legal – a closer look at the Aston Martin Valkyrie

We can't quite believe it either, but apparently the stunning slice of British design and engineering you see here will be road legal. Imagine seeing …

New ceramic brings hypersonic travel closer to reality

A team of scientists from Britain and China have developed a new ceramic material that could one day make hypersonic air travel a reality. The …

IBM's new 5nm architecture crams 30 billion transistors onto fingernail-sized chip

The smallest and most advanced chips currently commercially available are made up of transistors with gates about 10 nm long, but IBM has now …

Latest steel-punching, hypersonic railgun projectiles test-fired

Artillery is getting a speed boost at the US Army Dugway Proving Ground in Utah, where General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) test fired a …

T-Mobile plans a US nationwide 5G network by 2020

Today, T-Mobile outlined its plans to strengthen its LTE coverage and build a nationwide 5G network in the US by 2020.<p>Unlike the larger carriers …

Is this the flying car you've been waiting for?

For the past several years, Israeli aerospace firm Urban Aeronautics has been developing a VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft that was …

Flying Car

Record-setting electric plane tows glider up into the sky in seconds

The Extra 330LE aerobatic plane powered by the lightweight electric motor announced by Siemens in 2015 made its first flight in July 2016. The motor …

"Feces of youth" extends fish lifespan by 37 percent

The mysterious world of gut bacteria is a hot area of research in science right now. The systemic implications of our gut flora are being found to …

Smarter batteries help U-Boat Worx dive deeper for longer

The biggest development in the latest U-Boat submarines is a new pressure-tolerant lithium-ion battery system, which allows for a claimed 350 percent …

From Earth to orbit using a single-stage rocket

Getting into space is a very complicated affair. To put a payload, like a satellite, into orbit means shooting it out of the atmosphere at about …

Simulation suggests 68 percent of the universe may not actually exist

According to the Lambda Cold Dark Matter (Lambda-CDM) model, which is the current accepted standard for how the universe began and evolved, the …

Dark Matter

All-electric plane sets new records: top speed of 340 km/h (211 mph) and first electric aerotow

Siemens has been pioneering battery-powered flight as part of its electric motor development program. They invented a new electric motor that they have installed an Extra 330LE prototype electric aerobatic plane.<p>The plane broke new world records recently for battery-powered aircraft.<p>Today, the …

Rise of robotics will upend laws and lead to human job quotas, study says

Report predicts rise in robotics will usher in ‘industrial revolution 4.0’ altering working practices and legal frameworks<p>Innovation in artificial intelligence and robotics could force governments to legislate for quotas of human workers, upend traditional working practices and pose novel dilemmas …

Sky-Hopper: Another manned multirotor project to watch

Only a handful of teams around the globe have safely demonstrated a manned, electric multirotor aircraft, but there's every indication these VTOL …

Ferrari 812 Superfast: Silly name, seriously sophisticated supercar

Alright, we're going to put the name aside for a moment and talk about what's hiding under the skin of the new Superfast, because Ferrari has gone to …

Record-breaking show sees 1,000 drones in flight

Accompanied by a soundtrack from a live orchestra, the 15-minute flight took place at 9pm on Jan. 15th, as a high-tech take on the lantern festival …

New 3D graphene is ten times as strong as steel

It's incredibly strong and has unique electrical, thermal, optical, and chemical properties, but in some ways Graphene's two-dimensional structure …

The wettest, wildest water toys of 2016

Lampuga Air electric surfboard<p>It seems that every year brings a new electric surfboard or two, but the Lampuga Air isn't just "another e-surfboard." …

Gearing up space robots with metallic glass

In a quest to give robots human-like grace even in the frozen wastes of space, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) is looking at exotic gears made …

Review: PowerUp FPV drone looks good, on paper

Design<p>The PowerUp FPV comes with everything a pilot would need, plus a little extra. In addition to the flying module, rechargeable battery, micro …

Thumb-steered drone leaves you with a free hand

It is true that getting up to speed as a drone pilot using joystick controllers can take some time. The team behind Shift is aiming to give novices …

Fuel-cell drone is good to go for 10 hours

HES Energy Systems raised a few eyebrows last May, when it announced development of a fuel cell-powered quadcopter that could potentially stay …

GE Aviation fires up engine made from 35 percent printed parts

3D printing has come a long way since the certification of a single printed part for aircraft was big news. General Electric Aviation has gone …

Boom unveils XB-1 supersonic passenger plane prototype

In news that brings hope to those who still look wistfully back to the glory days of Concorde, aviation startup Boom Technology today announced its …

Aviation

Cormorant/AirMule UAV completes first autonomous flight

A lot has happened since we first heard about the AirMule, a prototype VTOL (Vertical Takeoff and Landing) aircraft that features internal rotor …

Cold war redux? Russia unveils massive Satan 2 ICBM capable of destroying France or Texas in a single hit

Russia has moved to update its nuclear arsenal with an extreme-range, massive payload ICBM designed specifically to defeat anti-missile systems. …

Wanna buy a street-going laptop?

What looks like a 13-inch four-wheeled laptop computer, and can be ridden like a Segway? That's not a joke – the answer is, the WalkCar. When we …

Laptops

The five best electric skateboards to give your holiday season some spark

Electric skateboards occupy a funny old space in the world of consumer goods. Are they just adult toys half-heartedly disguised as clean and …

Knowledge Management