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  1. Russia Launches World’s First Floating Nuclear Power Plant

    May
    24
    2018

    Russia recently launched the world’s first floating nuclear power plant out of the St. Petersburg shipyard. Known as Akademik Lomonosov, this floating nuclear reactor is moving toward Western Europe for a controversial maiden voyage. The plant will be towed through the Baltic Sea to a base in Murmansk, a port town in northwest Russia. After arriving […]

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  2. Devel Sixteen is the World’s First 5000-bhp Supercar

    May
    17
    2018

    Can a car really handle 5,000 brake horsepower (bhp) without getting ripped in half? Let’s take a look at the Devel Sixteen. The Devel Sixteen is a supercar built in Dubai. It was unveiled at the Dubai Auto Show back in 2013. The official production model of this supercar with unbelievable claims of power and […]

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  3. World’s Largest 3D-Printed Bridge Is Built by Robots

    May
    10
    2018

    There have been substantial advancements in 3D printing technology. With every passing year, this tech becomes more and more promising, offering substantial benefits in a variety of different fields. Recently, Dutch technology company MX3D unveiled the world’s largest 3D-printed bridge. This 12-meter-long stainless steel bridge is composed of 4,500 kilograms (9,921 lbs.) of stainless steel […]

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  4. Watch Blue Origin Seamlessly Launch and Land Its New Shepard Rocket

    May
    08
    2018

    Elon Musk isn’t the only super rich fella with a private space company successfully launching and landing rockets. Blue Origin and its founder Jeff Bezos recently conducted its eighth test flight of its New Shepherd rocket, which included launching and landing the booster rocket, in addition to its crew capsule shortly after. This is a […]

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  5. World’s Largest Plane Will Take Off This Summer

    May
    03
    2018

    The world’s largest plane, the Stratolaunch, is lumbering toward its first flight. The plane, a 500,000-lb. beast, recently completed a runway test in anticipation of its debut flight, which is planned for some time this summer. This massive plane is 238 ft. long and 50 ft. tall. It features six high-bypass-ratio turbofan engines used by the […]

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  6. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Is Officially Constructing Its Test Track

    Apr
    23
    2018

    Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has been kind of M.I.A. for around a year now, ever since the California company announced it was building the world’s first full-scale, passenger-ready hyperloop. It took a while but it now appears HyperloopTT’s vision is becoming a reality. Hyperloop Transportation Technologies not only revealed it was currently constructing a kilometer-long test […]

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  7. Volvo Announces Its First All-Electric Commercial Truck, The FL Electric

    Apr
    17
    2018

    Volvo has announced the brand new FL Electric, the company’s first all-electric commercial truck, which will be utilized for urban distribution and waste management. The FL Electric trucks will be outfitted with between two and six 100–300kWh lithium-ion batteries, good for a range of approximately 186 miles. The ability for the vehicles to charge in a […]

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  8. Water Purifier Can Clean Water from the Dead Sea

    Apr
    12
    2018

    Water is one of the most basic needs of life, yet billions of people around the world don’t have access to clean drinking water. Although major shortages occur in developing nations, developed countries also face unanticipated water shortages, especially after natural disasters that can disrupt supplies without warning. But in a recent tech breakthrough, a […]

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  9. NASA’s Test Dummies Crash Planes and Other Vehicles for Safety Research

    Apr
    09
    2018

    Every now and then, NASA gives us the pleasure of releasing footage of their test dummies crashing a whole bunch of things. Recently, NASA’s Langley Research Center published another video of their test dummies crashing airplanes and other neat space vehicles for safety research. By outfitting the dummies with sensors and other various instruments, researchers […]

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  10. New Hybrid Solar Panel Harvests Energy from Sun and Rain

    Mar
    25
    2018

    Numerous advances in solar cells have made them very efficient. But they’re still pretty much useless in rainy weather. In a big breakthrough, a team of Chinese engineers has created a new hybrid solar panel that can generate energy even from raindrops. Now solar panels can harvest energy from the movement of raindrops on its […]

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  11. Lunativity Is a Backpack-Like Jetpack Designed For Jump Augmentation

    Mar
    18
    2018

    A team of University of Tokyo students have developed something that’s a bit tough to even describe but perhaps hover backpack gets the job done? The non-functioning prototype, called Lunativity, is described as a backpack multi-rotor for jump augmentation. Essentially, as you can see in the video below, it helps give off the feeling you […]

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  12. Tesla Quietly Raises Prices Per Kilowatt Hour At Its Supercharger Stations

    Mar
    12
    2018

    Tesla’s Supercharger network is expanding across the country but not without a cost. The company has quietly raised prices per kilowatt hour for using the fast-charging stations at an average increase for pay-per-use customers ranging from approximately 20 to 40 percent, according to Electrek. The price has actually doubled from 12 cents to 24 cents in Oregon […]

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