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With the recent announcement of a real working hoverboard, the AeroMobil 3.0 flying car also looks to bring us into the science fiction dream so many have waited for. The prototype of the world’s most advanced flying car was unveiled at Pioneers festival in Vienna on Wednesday. The Slovakian startup company have been working on the plane-car for 25 years. It was designed by Stefan Klein, founder and head of the Department of Transport Design at the Academy of Fine Arts in Slovakia. Dragonfly wings fold out of the sportscar cockpit which provided the lift for its maiden flight. “We believe personal […]
3-D printing is no longer out of reach for the home user. With the technology maturing, prices are beginning to come down from their atmospheric highs and into the range of the everyday user. Much like computers, tablets, and mobile phones, 3-D printers can be found at your typical electronics store, or online from retailers like Amazon and Best Buy. Movers and Makers The Maker Movement has spawned an interest in creation at all levels. 3-D printing, once thought to be in the realm of science fiction or something from the far future, became a commercial reality only recently. Statista […]
The new 11th Street Bridge Park in Washington is to be a place of exchange which will have many programmed outdoor spaces and active zones according to the designers. The design for the bridge is from OMA and OLIN and their design was picked following a competition that ran for seven months. The design was chosen by the competition jury in a unanimous decision, along with coming top of a public poll. [Image Courtesy of OMA/OLIN] The 11th street bridges that exist cross over the Anacostia River and are between the Anacostia Park on one side and Washington Navy Yard […]
A top secret space plane has returned from a nearly two year mission in orbit landing at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California on October 17th. Just what the space plane has been doing during its 674 day mission has been open to some rather interesting speculation. Some have suggested that the craft known as X-37B was carrying a payload of spy gear for surveillance and others have just gone complete James Bond by speculating that the spacecraft was sent to capture satellites from other nations or to keep an eye on China’s space lab. From an online fact sheet written by […]
In something like a scene out of a Transformers film, an enormous horse-dragon robot and a gigantic mechanical spider have been battling it out in downtown Beijing. The show is stirring awe in the Chinese capital and is celebrating the 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties between France and China. “Long Ma”, which means a fine horse in the shape of a dragon, takes on the spider called “The Princess” in a robotic puppet show loosely based on the Chinese creation myth of the goddess Nuwa, who made people out of yellow mud and saved humanity from apocalypse after one of the pillars […]
The position of greatest ship in the world now belongs to a new vessel; the Pieter Schelte built by DSME and Allsease, an absurdly big ship that is able to lift and carry an entire oil platform by itself. It is in the catamaran ship category along with two other ships that can achieve good speed even with insane sizes, as is the case here. The above photograph, taken in South Korea during a test, is very rare: the Pieter Schelte is almost never seen at sea, despite already being well in advanced stages of construction. The ship has impressive measurements: 382m x 117m, […]