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The University of Illinois has announced that NASA is underwriting a project to develop a cryogenic hydrogen fuel cell system for powering all-electric aircraft. Funded by a three-year, US$6 million contract, the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA) will investigate the technology needed to produce a practical all-electric design to replace con
Sweden's Einride unveiled the first prototype T-pod truck in 2017, followed by an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year for a logging variant called the T-log. The transport company also inked a partnership agreement in 2018 with global logistics company DB Schenker to test the T-pod, and now the autonomous electric truck has made its public roads debut... Continue Reading
Google's parent company Alphabet is moving ahead with plans to service Helsinki with flying robotic couriers, today announcing the launch of a forthcoming delivery drone service for the Finnish capital. Sometime in the coming weeks, residents of the city will be able to order food items by phone, to have them dropped off by Wing drones... Continue Reading Alphabet's Wing set to launch
Nissan has announced the second iteration of the ProPilot self-driving technology, set to debut in its forthcoming Skyline for the Japanese market. ProPilot 2.0 brings hands-off driving into the mix for the first time, though for now only on highways and only under certain conditions... Continue Reading Nissan introduces ProPilot 2.0 for lane-changing and hands-free highway travel Categor
Back in 2014, we reviewed a product known as Togs – they're bolt-on levers that allow mountain bikers to maintain a grip when riding with their thumbs on top of the handlebars. Now, reportedly in response to user demand, Togs' creators have come out with a version for drop bars... Continue Reading Road Togs get a grip on drop handlebars Category: Bicycles Tags: Cycling Ergonomi
Imagine if you were working with a robot that could leave you written messages, or draw diagrams to explain concepts. Such a scenario has come a step closer to reality, as a university student has taught a robot how to copy what we write, and what we draw... Continue Reading Robot taught to copy handwriting and sketches Category: Robotics Tags: Artificial Intelligence Brown Uni
It was about a year ago that we first heard about Transcend Air Corporation's Vy 400, a planned vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) six-seater aircraft that will ferry passengers in and out of cities. Now, the Boston-based company has announced plans for floating environmentally-friendly landing pads for the aircraft... Continue Reading Transcend Air and Lily Helipads team up to build eco
MAPA Architects has been producing its Minimod line of prefabricated homes for several years now. The firm's latest project involved it overcoming difficult conditions in southern Brazil to install an appealing green-roofed retreat in the forest. .. Continue Reading Green-roofed cabin fits neatly into the forest Category: Architecture Tags: Brazil Cabins Green Roofs P
Hubble has been photographing the cosmos for almost 30 years now, but it still manages to surprise us with some absolutely breathtaking shots. Case in point – the latest image shows the two-faced galaxy NGC 4485, which still bears the stunning scars of a close call with another galaxy millions of years ago... Continue Reading Hubble captures the good side of a stunning, scarred "two-f
The symptoms of ear infections can be a little vague, and can be easily confused with other conditions. But now, researchers from the University of Washington have come up with a mobile app that can help clear up diagnoses by detecting fluid behind the eardrum using just a cone of paper and your phone. .. Continue Reading Mobile app can "hear" ear infections with just a phone and is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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