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Category Archive: Industry News

  1. Uber Lost $891 Million in the Second Quarter of 2018 Alone

    Aug
    16
    2018

    Uber brought in $2.8 billion in revenue in the second quarter of 2018, however, the company ended up losing $891 million due to increased spending. It turns out the arms race that is self-driving cars of which every major tech company seems to be competing in costs a whole lot of money from R&D to […]

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Quantum Tunneling: Producing Electricity From Earth’s Heat

    Feb
    27
    2018

    A team of researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia has developed a device to generate electricity from the Earth by turning excess infrared radiation and waste heat through quantum tunneling. Quantum tunneling is a phenomenon that occurs when particles move through a barrier that should be impossible to move through, […]

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