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Is This Engineless Aircraft The Key To Aviation On Mars?

Airbus Perlan II will be the first engineless aircraft to fly at the edge of space using nothing but wind. The glider is said to be capable of reaching altitudes of 90,000 ft and if it succeeds it’s scheduled trip in June, it will become the highest plane in history – engineless or not. An […]

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Icona Neo – Small Car Fit For The Big City

Icona, an Italian design house based in Shanghai, has developed a fully electric and bold concept car, the Icona Neo. This compact car is especially fit for a big city, doesn’t leave a big carbon footprint and features quite an unusual design. The Neo concept car has a modern, sleek and asymmetrical design – taking inspiration […]

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2015’s Breakthrough Product: The Hoverboard

This years breakthrough product which made it’s way into the public consciousness and on to peoples holiday wish lists is the self-balancing two wheeled scooter popularly known as the hoverboard. The name hoverboard “however inaccurate” seems to have stuck and now these handless segways have become one of this years best selling products among teens and […]

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The Newly Completed Shanghai Tower is Now The Second Tallest Building in The World

After six years of construction, the Shanghai Tower in China is finally complete. This $2.4 billion project has an interesting, twisting design that is not seen in most modern day skyscrapers. Rising at over 2,073 feet (623 m) tall, the Shanghai Tower is now the second tallest skyscraper in the world, coming in second to […]

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A Segway Into The Future – Half Segway, Half Robot

We’ve seen “hoverboards,” we’ve seen Segways and we’ve seen robots – how about something that combines all three? Segway, in collaboration with Intel and Chinese robotics firm Ninebot, has developed a vehicle that can work similarly like the very popular, (although sometimes exploding) two-wheeled “hoverboards” but can also turn into a personal robot once you […]

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New Invention Could Save Your Life In a Plane Crash

Ukrainian aviation engineer Vladimir Tatarenko has come up with an invention that might help some people overcome their fear of flying. His idea involves splitting an airplane in two in the midst of a mid-flight airplane crash ...
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Net Zero Design Offers Example for Sustainable Living

It’s been two years since the November 2013 completion of Walgreens Net Zero energy store in Evanston just north of Chicago and the building has achieved many accolades including platinum LEED certification in addition to...
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Smart Rug Features Motivational Messages and Turns Off Only When Stepped On

It’s easy to over sleep by hitting the snooze button every morning. How about a device that doesn’t let you hit snooze? The Ruggie, created by Winsom Tam, is a soft, memory foam smart rug that features a pressure-sensitive ...
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Meet Faraday Future’s All-Electric, 1000-Horsepower Sports Car

A sustainable, all-electric sports car with the ability to produce as much as 1,000 horsepower is possible – at least according to California automaker Faraday Future. Faraday Future’s FFZER01, a high-performance concep...
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Three Potentially Lucrative Future Business Models for Electric Cars

While electric cars have been available as a mass market item since 2011, they still represent less then 1 percent of the vehicles sold nationally. As the market share for electric cars grows and they become more fully mainstre...
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Is The ArcaBoard The First REAL Hoverboard?

A hoverboard, by definition, should hover. Recently, many so-called “hoverboards” have become all the rage, even though they don’t actually make you fly. The ArcaBoard, a new type of hoverboard, is different because i...
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