Carbon nanotube transistors faster than silicon
Silicon is starting to achieve its physical limits and it has to be replaced with a different technology. Carbon nanotubes are one of the promising technologies and the researchers managed to outperform silicon for the first time.
Autonomous farming is coming, Case IH's concept tractor
Autonomous transportation technology is not coming only for truck delivery, buses and taxis but the Case IH company also wants to change the farming vehicles. It has presented a new concept tractor.
Notebook Acer Predator 21X with 21" curved screen
Acer has just unveiled really extreme gaming notebook Predator 21X. It has a huge 21-inch curved IPS screen, new Intel Core processor and two graphic cards in SLI configuration for the best gaming performance.
New 3D battery technologies for electric vehicles
Researchers are trying to develop better batteries that can safely store higher amount of energy. Scientists at Penn State University developed special 3D nano-composites that are able to do that and to withstand higher temperatures.
Old Russian lens provides 400MPx resolution. Proved!
Manufacturers are releasing new cameras that have very high resolution sensors, but are camera lens capable to provide such high amount of details? We tested old Russian Helios-44M lens and others on theoretical 400MPx+ full frame sensor to find out the truth.
Hypersonic travelling closer to reality, Mach 7 achieved
Air transportation starts to be slow now. We need to travel even faster. Therefore, NASA, Australia and Air Force are developing hypersonic planes. They were able to successfully test the hypersonic rocket that achieved 7.5 times the speed of sound.
NASA's Juno finished the first flyby of Jupiter
In the beginning of July, NASA's Juno spacecraft reached the Jupiter's orbit and it finished its first close flyby on this Saturday. The probe was only 2600 miles (4200 km) above Jupiter planet.
8/29/16, Space exploration,
Domino's delivers pizza using drones in New Zealand
Domino's Pizza and Flirtey companies are allowed to deliver pizzas using drone robots in New Zealand. The successful demonstration of the flight was also attended by local aviation authorities.
Harvard introduced an entirely soft 3D-printed robot
Future robots do not need to be rigid anymore. Hardware researchers have created an entirely soft robot (octobot) that is powered by chemical reactions. They have used a 3D-printing technology to manufacture it.
8/26/16, 3D print,
Batteries that can be eaten to power ingestible electronics
Team at Carnegie Mellon University is developing new type of batteries that can power very small ingestible electronic devices that monitor blood levels and other. The batteries are non-toxic.
Electric Tesla Model S P100D is the new world's fastest car
The new Tesla Model S P100D is the fastest accelerating production car in the world that can be bought today. Acceleration 0-60 mph is the task that will take 2.5 seconds only in Ludicrous mode.
Autonomous Uber Volvo taxis coming to Pittsburgh
Large fleet of autonomous cars is coming to Pittsburgh. By the end of this year, driverless taxis developed in cooperation of Uber and Volvo companies will start to drive passengers through the city.
Carbon nanotubes for stronger and lighter aircrafts
Aircrafts are usually made of advanced composite materials that are very light and relatively durable. Even though the durability is fine, researchers are trying to develop materials that are even better. Nanotubes can solve that.
Toshiba presents 7.68TB SSD drive
Toshiba just presented enterprise SSD drive with one of the largest capacities. Its new ZD6300 provides 7.68 terabytes for data. Such a capacity is comparable to the highest capacities of ordinary hard drives.
1st commercial Moon landing in 2017, Moon Express approved
Private companies were allowed to fly only to Earth orbit but no further. It is changed now. Moon Express is the first commercial company that is allowed to fly to the Moon. And it is going to be very soon.
8/5/16, Space exploration,
Columbia University develops a 3D food printer
There is another area where 3D print can be used and you would not probably think about that. Columbia University is developing a special 3D printer for cooking. Frozen ingredients are converted into eatable things.
8/4/16, 3D print,
F-35A Lightning II fighter jet is ready for combat
US has a new fighter jet coming. It is F-35A Lightning II and it was officially declared as being ready for combat. Nevertheless, it is still going to be developed and will receive many software updates that should improve its capabilities.
8/3/16, Advanced weapons,
Broad wavelength spectrum solar panels improve efficiency
Ordinary solar cells convert only a small portion of light wavelengths into electricity. That causes the problem of small efficiency. New solar panels should be able to convert much broader spectrum of light and be more effective.
Inventor is building a flying car and testing it in a desert
A flying car is a dream of humans for a long time. California engineer Dezso Molnar is trying this dream to come true. The first part of a new prototype with motorcycle engine was tested in Mojave desert.
Ford and MIT test autonomous shuttles in MIT's campus
Ford Motor Company and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created three autonomous electric shuttles which are going to be tested in MIT's campus. They will use LIDAR and cameras to navigate among pedestrians.
Daimler released electric Mercedes-Benz Urban eTruck
Transportation of the near future will use electricity for propulsion systems. Therefore, Daimler has presented a new 26-tonne Mercedes-Bent Urban eTruck with modular battery concept and 250 kW of engine power.
UK permitted Amazon delivery drones tests
Amazon wants to test its delivery drones but is not very lucky in US because of very strict rules given by F.A.A. On the other hand, United Kingdom is more tech-friendly and permitted testing procedures of these unmanned aircrafts.