A team of engineering students from Duke University, North Carolina, has spent the last 15 months building and testing the world& 39;s fastest electric monowheel.As team lead and engineer Anuj Thakkar tells Interesting Engineering, between COVID-19 restrictions and several crashes on the test course, the last few months haven& 39;t always been a smooth ride — though the team is happy to be back in the, somewhat precariously balanced, driving seat.
Next week& 39;s planned SN8 flight will be the Starship prototype& 39;s first high-altitude test.September 15, 2020SpaceX is nearing the end of its short-hop Starship test flights. Elon Musk has tweeted that the company& 39;s SN8 Starship prototype & 34;should be done in about a week.& 34;The test will see SpaceX conduct Starship& 39;s first high-altitude test flight, with the spacecraft set to attempt a 60,000 feet (18,300 meters) flight before performing a controlled landing.
Apple Store is down, which means it& 39;s time for another round of product launches. The company hosted a virtual launch event today and while we didn& 39;t see an iPhone 12 debut, we still caught the Apple Watch Series 6, in addition to other newcomers to the iPad tablet family, according to a blog post on the company& 39;s official website.
Will we ever have a day go by with some good news this year?September 14, 2020In times like these where everyone needs to hear good news, more saddening news is revealed each day. The dark expectation has just been unveiled by WHO this time, that the upcoming two months would have higher death rates related to COVID-19.
The coffin, by Loop, is made of mycelium, the natural underground fungal network of mushrooms.September 16, 2020Dutch startup Loop has claimed a world first by providing a coffin for a funeral that was filled with moss and was grown, rather than built, out of mycelium, the fungal roots that form a vast underground network that is vital for the health of ecosystems worldwide.
Diamonds aren& 39;t just forever, they& 39;re everywhere on the Arizona State and University of Chicago& 39;s hypothetical exoplanet.September 14, 2020In a news development that would get the fictional CEO of a future space mining company watering at the mouth, a group of astronomers has revealed that they believe entire planets might be made of diamonds.
The findings might alter expectations for what is to be found by NASA& 39;s Mars Perseverance rover.September 16, 2020In just over a decade, samples of Martian soil scooped up by the Mars Perseverance rover are set to return to Earth after being retrieved by the first humans to set foot on Mars.While scientists are excited to see what scientific discoveries await, they may have to temper their expectations.
We won& 39;t have a viable coronavirus vaccine until 2024, according to a major pharma CEO.September 14, 2020A viable vaccine to the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 illness won& 39;t be available to immunize the general public until the end of 2024, said the chief executive of the world& 39;s largest vaccine manufacturer in an exclusive interview with the Financial Times.
It seems that Walmart is willing to add to its selected grocery and household essentials delivery pilot program.September 15, 2020As technology moves forward, it is no surprise that innovations come up with new requirements. One of the modern-times musts is to simply meet the needs in the fastest way.
There may be life on Venus.Researchers detected spots of phosphine in the atmosphere of the planet Venus — telltale signs of alien life — in quantities high enough to stretch non-biological explanations, according to a new study published in the journal Nature Astronomy.In other words, we may have just found alien life in our solar system.
Migratory birds and sea creatures have long impressed us due to their ability to navigate the Earth.September 15, 2020A new paper has just been released that might finally give us an answer as to why some animals have a magnetic & 34;sixth sense,& 34; such as sea turtles that are able to return to the beach where they were born.
The Microsoft founder continues to be outspoken on issues surrounding the management of the global pandemic.September 15, 2020Bill Gates& 39;s feud with the US FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has reached new levels after he questioned whether they can be trusted to develop and produce the COVID-19 vaccine in the United States.
The Model-T, by Telexistence, will help tackle Japan& 39;s convenience store labor shortage problem.September 15, 2020Japan& 39;s convenience stores are facing somewhat of a labor shortage. In a bid to make it easier for these stores to stack their shelves, Japanese robotics firm Telexistence (TX) has developed a remote-controlled robot, the Model-T.
After two years, Project Natick is revealing many advantages to underwater data centers.September 15, 2020Back in 2018, Microsoft leveraged technology from submarines to sink a data center off the coast of Orkney that they said could provide internet connectivity for years. Now, it has been retrieved and the firm& 39;s researchers are testing it to see how well it performed.
Engineers have developed a new transistor that might enable cheaper, faster wireless devices.November 29, 2019The hunt for a more efficient transistor may have just gotten a boost from engineers who say they have created a transistor that could enable cheaper, faster transistors in wireless devices.New transistor could improve efficiency and speed in wireless devicesResearchers at the University of Deleware (UD) say they have created a new transistor that might reduce the cost and increase the speeds of wireless devices.
The Scandinavian nation is preparing itself for the future by wargaming more than 200 ransomware attacks against critial systems.November 23, 2019After years of crippling ransomware attacks across the globe, Finland has decided to prepare for the future by rehearsing a massive cyber attack against 235 critical systems across the country.
Ford announced its latest EV Mustang model on Sunday, and it& 39;s been compared to Tesla Model Y since then.By Nursah ErgüNovember 19, 2019Tesla has been the pioneer in the electric car sector for a while now. But it seems like the new Ford Mustang Mach-E will be the biggest competitor of Tesla, especially Model Y which will be released in 2020.
Audi is also laying off 9,500 workers as part of its efforts.November 29, 2019Audi, the German vehicle maker, announced it& 39;s accelerating its efforts to churn out electric vehicles, saying it will spend €12 billion on the effort.In a press release, Alexander Seitz, Board of Management Member for Finance, China and Legal Affairs at Audi said the money going toward electric vehicles is part of updated spending plans.
The rocket booster from the Long March 3B smashed into a home.November 26, 2019The Chinese government launched a Long March 3B carrier rocket into orbit earlier this week, leaving destruction in its wake.The launch from the Xichang Satellite Launch Center on 23 November at 7:55 p.m. Eastern, delivered two satellites into Earth& 39;s medium orbit, reported SpaceNews.
Concrete that can repel liquids was developed by a team of researchers.November 20, 2019Forget power washers and new paint jobs, the buildings of the future may do all the work for you. That& 39;s if the building industry embraces new self-cleaning concrete a team of researchers just developed.Researchers created a new type of concrete that is not only strong, heat-insulating and soundproof but is able to repel materials such as coffee or soda.
Germany passed a law that requires parents to vaccinate their children against measles or face a more than $2,500 fine.November 18, 2019Germany is requiring parents to vaccinate their children against measles or face a fine of as much as $2,750.The Measles Protection Act was passed 14 November by the Bundestag, requiring all children entering school or kindergarten to have the measles vaccine.