SpaceX delays the launch of its first broadband satellites to February 21

SpaceX delays the launch of its first broadband satellites to February 21

Technology February 20, 2018 0

Elon Musk likely silenced his naysayers forever (or at least for a few months) with the successful (and rather awe-inspiring) launch of the Falcon Heavy earlier in February, and now, the entrepreneur is headed back into space with yet another project that at one point seemed far-fetched. Musk has long... Read more
Scientists have figured out how to make wood even stronger than steel

Scientists have figured out how to make wood even stronger than steel

Technology February 20, 2018 0

Lisa Sturm / EyeEm / Getty Images Wood is a pretty awesome material, but it’s certainly lacking the strength and toughness of other materials such as the stronger metals. That could change, however, thanks to research coming out the University of Maryland, College Park, where engineers have found a... Read more
Elon Musk wants to whisk you from NYC to DC in 30 minutes with a new Hyperloop

Elon Musk wants to whisk you from NYC to DC in 30 minutes with a new Hyperloop

Technology February 19, 2018 0

The Boring Company Elon Musk’s next project may be a bit more … boring than his previous endeavors. The founder of SpaceX and Tesla is accustomed to flashy enterprises and larger-than-life dreams (that all seem to be coming to fruition), and now, he’s turning his attention to a simple problem... Read more
Tokyo is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Tokyo is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper

Technology February 19, 2018 0

Sumitomo Forestry in Japan just announced plans for a 1,148-foot tall skyscraper constructed almost completely of wood. Construction of the project will coincide with the 350th anniversary of the company’s founding. The post Tokyo is planning to build the world’s tallest wooden skyscraper appeared first on Digital Trends. Source... Read more
Everything you need to know about the SpaceX BFR project

Everything you need to know about the SpaceX BFR project

Technology February 19, 2018 0

The SpaceX BFR project is a plan to build the most powerful space rocket ever for an ambitious purpose: creating a colony on Mars within the next several years. Check out the details — and why this could actually work. The post Everything you need to know about the... Read more
The new ESPRESSO four-in-one telescope is a next-generation planet hunter

The new ESPRESSO four-in-one telescope is a next-generation planet hunter

Technology February 18, 2018 0

By harnessing the power of four massive telescopes together, the European Southern Observatory has created a powerful new tool for astronomers searching for Earth-like planets around distant stars. The post The new ESPRESSO four-in-one telescope is a next-generation planet hunter appeared first on Digital Trends. Source link Read more
Purdue’s microbots are designed to wander around inside your body

Purdue’s microbots are designed to wander around inside your body

Technology February 18, 2018 0

“All-Terrain Microbots” sounds like it should be the name of a 1980s cartoon, accompanied by its own toy line and sugary breakfast cereal. In fact, it’s a description of the tiny microscale magnetic tumbling robots being created by researchers at Purdue University. And don’t laugh, because they may one... Read more
Scientists invent an onion that doesn’t make you cry. Checkmate, Mother Nature

Scientists invent an onion that doesn’t make you cry. Checkmate, Mother Nature

Technology February 18, 2018 0

D-Keine/Getty Images We love cooking with onions, but we hate chopping them up — and we’re far from alone. That is because onions produce a chemical irritant when cut, which stimulates the eyes’ lachrymal glands to make you cry. You won’t have to suffer for much longer, though. The... Read more
Hyperloop Transportation Technologies could soon be running a Cleveland to Chicago route

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies could soon be running a Cleveland to Chicago route

Technology February 17, 2018 0

This week, HyperloopTT (HTT), one of the two companies seeking to create high-speed tunnel-based transportation systems, signed an agreement that could herald a new era in the feasibility of an interstate Hyperloop system. The post Hyperloop Transportation Technologies could soon be running a Cleveland to Chicago route appeared first... Read more
The latest weapon in the fight against potholes? Your smartphone

The latest weapon in the fight against potholes? Your smartphone

Technology February 17, 2018 0

Keeping tabs on the quality of roadways isn’t an easy job. With tens of thousands of miles for public officials to monitor, and a limited budget to do so with, it’s no surprise that some public roads can fall into a state of disrepair that makes them unpleasant to... Read more