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Danish architecture studio BIG is designing a road, air and hyperloop-capable autonomous vehicle for the new US city of Telosa currently being planned for five million people in an unconfirmed desert location. Read more
In a double-shot of hypersonics news out of the US, the US Air Force has conducted an air-launched flight test of its AGM-183A hypersonic missile, while DARPA has successfully test fired a prototype of its Operational Fires (OpFires) system developed to launch hypersonic weapons from the ground using standard military ground vehicles and support equipment.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, Techn
Nothing stops a relaxing hike dead in its tracks quite like an ankle-crumpling misstep off a jagged rock or slick root. The high-rising Ascent boot from German startup Terrein is designed to make such incidents a problem of the past. What looks like a springy, stretchy bungee dog leash running diagonally down its side is actually a cover hiding the ankle-stabilizing piston that stiffens upon hard
DARPA has launched a new "Liberty Lifter" program to design, build and test a highly-efficient wing-in-ground effect aircraft for transporting "very large, heavy loads" over long distances without runways. Prototypes could fly as early as 2027.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: Ground Effect Vehicle, DARPA, Aircraft
Although electric scooters are becoming extremely popular, the things are still just a little too unstable for some people. The Afreda S6 was designed with such folks in mind, as it features two front wheels that independently tilt into turns – plus it can be folded up when not in use.Continue ReadingCategory: Urban Transport, TransportTags: Electric Vehicles, Scooter, Folding, Tilting-Vehicle, T
Construction has begun on Park Habitat, a plant-covered building in Silicon Valley that was designed by Japanese studio Kengo Kuma and Associates with a green atrium at its centre. Read more
As construction begins on Populus, a Denver hotel designed by architecture firm Studio Gang, developer Urban Villages has announced that it aims to be the "first carbon-positive" hotel in the United States. Read more
Rockets are expensive, complex, bad for the environment and prone to occasionally exploding – so alternative launch technologies are popping up to reduce their use. We wrote about SpinLaunch's remarkable kinetic launch system earlier this week, which spins a rocket up to incredible speeds on the end of a long, carbon-fiber arm in a vacuum chamber, then releases it skyward at speeds up to and over
designed for both rental and private use by its owners, the dwelling holds two independent areas that can merge into one big living space. The post built on steep land, this passive house in spain features a semi-buried ground floor appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine.
Utah-based Haven Tents launched in 2019 with a Kickstarter campaign for a lightweight hammock tent for the backcountry. Now it hikes around to the front country, introducing the Safari shelter for glamping comfort anywhere from vehicle campsites to the backyard. The new suspended shelter offers added size and ruggedness for more robust, year-round adventuring.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors, L 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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