Jaw-dropping Footage of Fighter Jet at 555 KPH

Jaw-dropping Footage of Fighter Jet at 555 KPH

00 Sometimes there are videos that are so incredibly intense that you can’t help but to just sit there and watch on in awe. This is one of those videos. SAAB’s new Gripen Fighter jet claims to be the “next generation of smart fighter,” and this video sure gives it the appearance of living up to its name. In order to film an aircraft that travels at over 300 knots per hour, or 555 kph,…

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DARPA’s New Autonomous High-Speed Submarine Hunting Ship

DARPA’s New Autonomous High-Speed Submarine Hunting Ship

00 DARPA has just developed an unmanned stealth ship that can track down enemy submarines at speeds of up to 27 knots, although the true top speed is likely classified. Named the ACTUV for Anti-Submarine Warfare Continuous Trail Unmanned Vessel, it was designed to sail along manned ships detecting for dangers in the water below according to Gizmodo. Not having a crew means that the machine isn’t limited by operating hours and this removes the potential dangers…

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Smart-er Textiles: An Industry in the Making

Smart-er Textiles: An Industry in the Making

00 A collection of 32 universities in the Advanced Functional Fabrics of America Institute, with the leading team being Massachusetts Institute for Technology, have come together for a joint project of US $317 million to drive forward textile manufacturing in America, all in an effort to create 50,000 new jobs in the next 10 years. They are creating innovative fabrics that have unprecedented qualities in the fibers, such as the ability to hear, sense, communicate,…

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Stunning Video of a Massive Powerful Wind Turbine

Stunning Video of a Massive Powerful Wind Turbine

00 As the shift to completely green energy occurs more and more, the ability to harness energy in very efficient manners is growing rapidly. Not only this, but the scale of existing green technologies has been grown to accommodate large scale wind turbines and solar farms. Enercon is a German wind turbine manufacturing company that has created the largest, most powerful wind turbine on the market today. The E-126 turbine, capable of generating a staggering…

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Scientists create a device that converts plastic into food

Scientists create a device that converts plastic into food

00 Livin Studio has created a device that converts plastic into food by taking advantage of naturally occurring fungi. Fungi are known to have the innate ability to convert toxic materials into materials that are less harmful to the environment. In a similar process, Fungi Mutuarium is a system that feeds plastic to fungi, which in turn turns it into something you can feed on as well. The system is contains different types of pods that…

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Microsoft Unveils ‘Holoportation’ Technology

Microsoft Unveils ‘Holoportation’ Technology

00 Holograms and virtual teleporting just like Star Wars or other sci-fi movies is now possible utilizing Microsoft’s Hololens. The new technology is called Holoportation and was created by Interactive 3D Technologies in order to enhance long distance interactions. Using a specially designed 3D mapping technology, two people can now feel as though they are in the same room and interact seamlessly. Each camera tracks the subjects movement and composites them into a 3D reconstructed…

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We can Edit the Human DNA – What’s Next?

We can Edit the Human DNA – What’s Next?

00 Almost two years ago I participated at a symposium on genomics at The New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Jennifer Doudna of UC Berkeley presented a technology called CRISPR/Cas9 that allows for precise manipulation of the DNA. CRISPR stands for a long sequence of words that you will most likely forget, but here it goes – Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. It is used by bacteria to protect themselves against invading pathogens. When…

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New Drone Can Hide Secretly Underwater For Months

New Drone Can Hide Secretly Underwater For Months

00 Drone technologies are advancing at rapid rates and researchers at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab (APL) have just made a breakthrough in a new stealth drone that can stay underwater for months and remain operational. Designed to be corrosion resistant and operate at depths of several hundred feet, the CRACUNS drone has many uses in the military and private sector. CRACUNS stands for corrosion resistant aerial covert unmanned nautical system and was meticulously manufactured by…

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Domino’s unveils an autonomous pizza delivery robot

Domino’s unveils an autonomous pizza delivery robot

00 “Imagine a world in which your pizza is delivered by a driverless vehicle. A world in which you collect your piping hot Pepperoni Pizza and Garlic Bread from the compartment of a four wheeled robot named DRU. It might not be as far off as you first thought,” announcedDomino’s. That’s right, next time you open the door to the pizza delivery guy, you might not encounter exactly what you expected. Domino’s has unveiled their…

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Nike reveals self-lacing sneakers inspired by ‘Back to the Future’

Nike reveals self-lacing sneakers inspired by ‘Back to the Future’

00 Nike has just revealed the new Nike HyperAdapt 1.0, a sneaker that jumped right out of ‘Back to the Future‘. I guess they’re a year too late, but the futuristic self-lacing shoes from the film have finally become a reality. The company itself advertises the model as “the manifestation of the unimaginable,” and they are right: its “adaptive lacing” system automatically tightens when you slip your feet into them.     “The shoe translates deep research…

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