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What is it with delivery drones and burritos? The Burrito Bomber was one of a very early drone delivery concepts to emerge back in 2012, then last year Google began bringing Chipotle burritos to students of Virginia Tech. Now the tech giant will start using experimental aircraft to drop off tightly wrapped tubes of rice 'n' beans to folk in rural Australia, as it looks to step up its drone de
Watch out Galaxy Note 8, because there's a new top-spec, super-sized smartphone in town: The Huawei Mate 10. Available in two flavors, the Mate 10 has a 5.9-inch LCD screen with a home button underneath, and 64 GB of storage. The Mate 10 Pro features a 6-inch OLED display, an almost bezel-free design, a fingerprint sensor around back and up to 128 GB of storage...Continue Reading Huawei Mate
The 2017 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has come to a close in Denver. The competition tasks students with building prototype solar-powered houses and awards points based on categories including architecture, engineering, and innovation. This year's winner blends green design with a plan to encourage the surrounding community to get together and discuss ways to use less energy. ..C
Since the Industrial Revolution in the early 1800s, atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have been steadily increasing, but 2015 and 2016 saw an unprecedented spike. Now, a NASA study has analyzed data gathered by the atmosphere-monitoring satellite, the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 (OCO-2), over more than two years, and pinpointed the cause: the El Nino weather effect caused cert
Coop Himmelb(l)au's House of Bread has finally risen and looks just as unusual as the renders led us to believe it would. Inside, the building serves as a museum and exhibition space dedicated to bread, and is packed with an eclectic mix of cultural objects, art, books and toys related to the staple food. ..Continue Reading Freshly-baked museum showcases the best things since sliced breadCa
The most intense laser in the world will soon become twice as intense, thanks to a US$2 million upgrade from the National Science Foundation. The Hercules laser at the University of Michigan currently fires a beam with the power of 300 terawatts (TW), but by replacing certain outdated components that could be bumped up to a possible 1,000 TW. With that kind of power, the laser could lead to a
Back in 2013 GoSun unveiled its first solar oven, using parabolic mirrors to focus sunlight, making a portable convection oven good for cooking a variety of foods without the need for a traditional heat source. Now, after several different iterations, the company is launching its cheapest and most portable version, the GoSun Go...Continue Reading GoSun's latest solar oven can boil water in 30
Bike racks that mount on your vehicle's trailer hitch may be handy, but they can certainly make it difficult to access the rear hatch – particularly when they're loaded with bikes. While some such racks do fold down or swing to one side, Saris' new Glide takes a different approach. As its name implies, it just kinda "glides" back out of the way...Continue Reading Hatch-access bicycle rack use
After letting the DB11 coupe build some momentum and launch in AMG-V8 spec, Aston Martin has pulled the curtains back on the DB11 Volante. The Volante lives at that same special juncture of muscular aggression and sensual curvaceousness, only lets a bit more air flow through the driver's hair. And with a 503-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 at the helm, not even the hardiest coiffure is safe...Cont
Drone promise to cut a lot of corners when it comes to delivering items, but that may prove particularly important when it comes to providing urgent medical attention. We are seeing this play out in Africa with the airborne delivery of blood samples, and another example involves treatment of heart attacks. Startup Flirtey is working on a system where defibrillators are carried by drone direct

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