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  1. NASA’s Titanium Spring Tires Are Nearly Indestructible

    Jul
    17
    2018

    NASA research engineers have unveiled super-elastic titanium spring tires that will help rovers designed for extraterrestrial surfaces to carry heavier payloads and explore larger areas for longer periods of time. Researchers foresee that these new tires could also be used on manned exploration vehicles that would move at much higher speeds. The design of NASA’s […]

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  2. Boeing Hypersonic Passenger Jet Could Cut Flight Times by 85 Percent

    Jul
    09
    2018

    Recently, Boeing unveiled its first concept design for a hypersonic passenger jet. This plane is expected to revolutionize air travel by cutting down a transatlantic flight from New York to London from seven hours to two. The concept was revealed during the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) conference in Atlanta. The jet would have […]

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  3. Lyft Acquires the Largest Bike-Sharing Company in the United States

    Jul
    03
    2018

    Lyft has agreed to buy Motivate, the bike-sharing company which operates Citi Bike in New York City and Ford’s GoBike program in San Francisco. In fact, Motivate is currently the largest bike-sharing company in the states, reportedly responsible for nearly 80 percent of bike-share trips in the country. Lyft says it “will invest to establish bike […]

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  4. The City of London Will Be Powered by 100 Percent Green Energy by October

    Jul
    03
    2018

    Considering the need to take a strict action against climate change and with the intention to place London as one of the world’s leading environmentally friendly cities, London’s historic “Square Mile” district has announced plans to source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by October 2018. To achieve this goal, the city’s governing […]

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  5. Experimental Fusion Reactor Reaches Temperature of the Sun

    Jun
    25
    2018

    Researchers from Tokomak Energy in the U.K. are claiming a new milestone in thermonuclear fusion. They were able to achieve plasma temperatures in a fusion reactor, known as the ST40 device, hotter than the sun’s core for the first time — reaching 15 million degrees Celsius (59 million degrees Fahrenheit). It’s a big achievement and […]

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  6. Smart Traffic Lights Could Cut Harmful Car Emissions

    Jun
    05
    2018

    Tired of wasting precious time at traffic junctions? Things are going to change soon. A new breed of smart traffic lights is being developed that may bring an end to stop-and-go driving. This innovative technology could slash the amount of time you spend waiting for a green light. The signals will advise motorists about the […]

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  7. Uber Unveils Prototype to Create Flying Taxi by 2023

    May
    25
    2018

    Recently, Uber unveiled a new design for its futuristic “aerial taxi,” which looks more like a giant drone than a helicopter. Uber shared the designs for its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) “flying car” concept at the company’s second annual Elevate summit in Los Angeles. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said, “We think cities are […]

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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