Helion Energy has been working to make a pulsed commercial nuclear fusion generator 1,000 times smaller, over 500 times cheaper, and realizable 10 times faster than other approaches. Helion Energy received $10.6 million in 2015.
It could help address the world's looming water crisis...People have been trying to turn seawater into drinking water for thousands of years, but the process is not usually energy-efficient or affordable.
Researchers at the University of Buffalo (UB), funded by the Army Research Office (ARO), have developed a new plastic that could be used for advanced body armor, combat helmets, ballistic plates, and or even armor for vehicles.
Researchers have developed a unique new material out of wood and spider silk--and since it outperforms most of today's synthetic and natural materials by providing high strength, stiffness, and increased toughness, scientists say it could one day
A group of Swiss researchers have set out to find an answer to the problem of CO2 in the building and construction industry. After all, putting up new buildings ranks as one of the most polluting activities that humans partake in, according to Quartz
Researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign used a salt-based propellant that had already been proven successful in combustion engines, and demonstrated its compatibility with electrospray thrusters.
The SpaceX Super Heavy Starship will be able to launch 100 tons into orbit in a fully reusable basis, but Elon Plans the follow up to be 4 to 8 times bigger. Elon tweeted that Starship Version 2.0 will be 18 meters in diameter instead of 9 meters.
Drones buzzing overheard delivering small packages or medical supplies from A to B seems to be in our immediate future. Now Bell has joined the cargo drone race with the APT 70, which has just nailed its first autonomous test flight.
A Texas-based company recently raised $4.5 million in seed funding to develop and commercialize a revolutionary motor that produces more torque, double the power, and increases range in an electric vehicle versus one using a typical electric motor.
Don't call it a floating Chernobyl! Russian PR blitz claims its new sea-going nuclear power station is 'invincible against tsunamis' and will be guarded by Kremlin soldiers as it prepares to sail it through the arctic
A Singaporean company is launching a kit that makes any motorcycle helmet smart. The Argon Transform kit sticks onto your lid, and gives it a HUD, rear view camera, forward-facing action/dash cam, Bluetooth connectivity, an intercom and visual GPS na
Materials that change their properties in response to different environmental triggers promise all kinds of versatility for all kinds of applications, and an international team of scientists has just come up with a particularly inventive one.
The Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has developed the first single lens that can focus the entire visible spectrum of light -- including white light -- in the same spot and in high resolution.
Below are Wavefront .OBJ files suitable for 3D printing. The ship is broken into 5 sections to be printed separately, then manually assembled. I do not recommend printing the solar panels because their curved shape requires a lot of support material.
Researchers have successfully teleported quantum information securely within the confines of a diamond - and the study has big implications for quantum information technology, the future of how sensitive information is shared and stored.
Antennas made of carbon nanotube films are just as efficient as copper for wireless applications, according to researchers at Rice University's Brown School of Engineering. They're also tougher, more flexible and can essentially be painted onto d
For years now, scientists have marvelled at the insulating qualities of polar bear fur, suggesting that it could inspire manmade heat-retaining materials. Well, Chinese researchers have now developed just such a substance, which reportedly outperform
Craig Gidney at Google in Santa Barbara and Martin Ekerå at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden have found orders of magnitude gains for quantum computers code-breaking performance.
How do you stop bullets using the lightest material possible? This question has inspired a string of fascinating breakthroughs from material scientists in pursuit of advanced lightweight armor that keeps foot soldiers agile and vehicles light.