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Electric plane motor prototype ready for testing: MagniX

Australian company MagniX has built a prototype motor for electric-powered planes ahead of a light aircraft trial in 2020 and a superconducting motor …

Electric Vehicles

Intel buys Mobileye for $15.3 billion, eyes autonomous driving market, computer vision

Mobileye will integrate Intel's autonomous driving unit as the two companies aim to crunch the data provided by various sensors. The acquisition also …

Brian Krzanich

Scientists Have a Plan to Replace Fossil Fuels With Nuclear Fusion by 2030

Bring it on.<p>Nuclear fusion is premised on building technology that would replicate the reaction that naturally powers our Sun - two light atoms, in …

Nuclear Energy

A Mathematician Says He's Found a System That Could Stop Tsunamis in Their Tracks

A volley of deep-ocean sound waves.<p>The pressure of deep-ocean sound waves could be used to stop tsunamis in their tracks, researchers have found, by …

Geophysics

Mars in Three Days: Here's the Tech That Could Make It Happen

Riding to the Planets on a Beam of Light<p>The clever boys and girls at NASA are always dreaming up new ways to circumvent the biggest obstacle to …

Space Travel

Why more and more countries are taking an interest in geothermal energy

<i>Originally published on</i> <i>Ensia</i><i>.</i><p>At 2:46 pm local time on Friday, March 11, 2011, Japan was rocked by the largest earthquake ever to strike its shores. The 9.1-magnitude quake triggered a devastating tsunami that killed more than 15,000 people. It also took out the backup emergency generators that …

Hydroelectric Power

Watch how 'Rogue One' brought back young Princess Leia, Tarkin

A video reveals how Industrial Light and Magic used actors and CGI to make characters look as they did back in 1977.<p>With the recent loss of Carrie Fisher, her character Princess Leia's appearance in "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" is getting a fresh look. A video from ABC News reveals how a 1977-era …

Star Wars

One small step for man, one giant step for robot suit with man inside

A South Korean robot similar to the one imagined in the film "Avatar" takes its first steps.<p>When you mention South Korean tech companies, the name Hankook Mirae Technology isn't the first to come to mind. But on Tuesday, the company made its 13-foot, 1.5-ton manned robot, the Method-1, take a step …

Robotics

Nuclear fusion gets boost from private-sector startups

The lab where a company called General Fusion is trying to spark an energy revolution looks like a cross between a hardware store and a mad …

U-Battery – Micronuclear power with intriguing business model

U-Battery was one of the more intriguing presenters at the Advanced Reactor Technical Summit (ARTSIII) held at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory last …

Energy

Confessions of a Private Space Rocket Engineer

A dispatch from the new space race.<p>It's a hell of a time to be working as a young space engineer in the United States. Back in the day—and by that we mean less than 10 years ago—engineers had no options but to work inside massive aerospace firms, toiling away on small minutiae of aerospace projects …

3 Classic 1960s DIY Projects to Build With Dad This Father's Day

<b>In a world of</b> pre-fab homes and made-to-order furniture, it's sometimes easy to forget the simple joys of making something from scratch. So, in the spirit of Father's Day, we scoured the PM archives for fun projects that fathers and sons can build together using everyday materials. We even …

Initial agreement signed for mega solar project in India

A group of state-owned Indian companies have signed an initial agreement for setting up what the government says is the world's largest solar power …

Lockheed Martin's autonomous convoy tests bring Skynet one step closer to reality

Drones delivering your latest George R.R Martin instalment? Cute. But the real work of autonomous vehicles is being pioneered in the military. Lockheed Martin has recently completed testing of full autonomous convoys in Fort Hood, Texas. The test is part of the Army and Marine Corps' Autonomous …

Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

Acid technique could lead to new era in regenerative medicine<p>A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be …

'Slayin' Tips: How To Get Better At 'Slayin' Without Using Cheats

'Slayin' is the latest fun little game to take the paid App Store by storm, it's still apparent that most people aren't very good at it.<p>The game …

Nest Team Will Become Google’s Core Hardware Group

Google today sold Motorola to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. While many speculated that Google would release phones after it bought Motorola in 2011, it didn’t happen — Motorola remained a partner like other Android OEMs. Recently, Google acquired Nest, and TechCrunch has learned that Google has big …

AMD Opteron A1100 ARM Processor Unveiled

AMD has today unveiled their new AMD Opteron A1100 ARM Processor that was codenamed “Seattle,” and says they are the first server processor company …

Computer Hardware

When plastic alone won’t cut it, the Mark One 3D printer lets you use carbon fiber

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: MarkForged<p>Most desktop 3D printers print in plastic, but plastic is weak. The new Mark One by Mark Forged is the first …

Easybreath Snorkelling Mask Makes Underwater Breathing A More Natural Experience (video)

If you find snorkelling uncomfortable or prefer not to have a snorkel inserted into your mouth while enjoying the amazing underwater world. You might …

Qualcomm expands vast mobile patent portfolio by acquiring Palm, IPAQ and Bitfone patents (update) - Pocket-lint

Qualcomm has acquired a patent portfolio from Hewlett-Packard that includes 1,400 US-granted patents and 1,000 granted patents and pending patent …

Five Energy Innovations from the Detroit Auto Show

Energy innovations at this year's Detroit Auto Show are subtle, rather than revolutionary. But ideas like lightweighting and coasting mode could boost fuel efficiency.<p>Energy innovations on display this week at the annual North American International Auto Show in Detroit are not the kind that scream …

World's most precise atomic clock will still be spot-on in 5 billion years

Most of us only pay attention to time when it's causing headaches, but the same can't be said of a team of researchers working out of the University of Colorado at Boulder. Led by National Institute of Standards and Technology fellow Jun Ye, they've crafted an atomic clock that can keep precise …

Meet The Inspiring 18-Year-Old Who Built A Simple Water Purifier That Could Save Lives

A busy university professor didn’t have time to work closely with his high school student intern. So he sent her off to figure out her own project. What happened next will make you feel good about the future.<p>If you’re worried about the state of the planet, fear not. The next generation has it …

Why India's Mars Mission Is So Much Cheaper Than NASA's

Former NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin pioneered a "faster, better, cheaper" approach to America's space program, but he would have been hard-pressed to deliver a Mars mission for the bargain-basement price of India's first probe to the red planet, which blasted off Tuesday.<p>"India's Mars mission, …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Scientists exploring computers that can learn and adapt

For six or seven decades, computers have been based on processing electronic 1s and 0s.<p>Now, computer scientists are breaking out of that paradigm in strange new directions, as they seek new ways to tackle problems that digital computers can’t easily solve.<p>One approach is quantum computing, in which …

A day in the sun: Solar's revival sends stocks on a tear

Even as the U.S. churns out more fossil fuels, evidence abounds that alternative energy in general—and solar in particular—is staging a comeback of …

Solar Power

Scientists discover a 3D material that acts like graphene, but it has some quirks

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Graphene Frontiers<p>Graphene, that 2D sheet of carbon atoms with some impressive qualities, has its flaws. Namely, it …

PiPad: the Raspberry Pi-powered tablet crafted from wood

Why buy a generic plastic Android tablet when you have the option of crafting a swish slate customised to your own particular tastes and needs? So …