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New Paper Ream-Like Battery Boasts Impressive Energy Density

Doubling the energy density, and thus range of the state-of-the-art electric vehicles to some 620 miles (1,000 km) is the stated goal of Mobile Energy Storage Systems out of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Dresden, Germany.

If EMdrive is real and scales with Q factor then we get almost Star Trek level Technology

Adam Crowl considers spaceships if EM-Drive is verified as a real thing.

Revealed: details of Sergey Brin's secret plans to build the world's biggest aircraft

Google co-founder is building airship designed to be able to deliver supplies and food on humanitarian missions to remote locations, sources said

Scientists have discovered a metal foam that can stop an incoming bullet

For thousands of years, armor was something people wore.

Carbon Nanotube Fiber.....

Vidre-Slide provides clear example of cutting-edge glass

A 9-m (29.5-ft) long fully functional slide is claimed to be the first made entirely out of single pieces of glass.

MIT makes compressed graphene sponge material that is 20 times less dense...

MIT makes compressed graphene sponge material that is 20 times less dense than steel but 10 times stronger, light as stryofoam but stronger than steel

Towards roll to roll graphene production

An innovative new cheap and simple mass production technique, developed by the University of Exeter, is set to open up the global potential of the 'wonder' material graphene.

Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide...

Researchers Use World's Smallest Diamonds to Make Wires Three Atoms Wide for early example of diamondoid assembly

New tech boosts 3D printing of metal objects

The prospects for 3D printing may have just become a little bit stronger, literally, thanks to a new way of using metallic powders to create structures.

Lightweight metal foam turns armor-piercing bullets into dust

Composite metal foams (CMFs) are little-known materials that are beginning to show some big promise.

goTenna makes a Mesh of off-grid comms

When there's no network coverage or internet access, smartphones are rendered useless as a communications tool. The goTenna tackled this by allowing smartphones to communicate via their own radio-based network and, now, the goTenna Mesh can do so ove

IVYS Simple Fuel Station Offers Homemade Hydrogen For $250,000 – live video

It's a lot cheaper than a full-scale H2 station, that's for sure.

Novel 3D printer puts continuous printing on the table

At the heart of many of today's 3D printers is a stationary print bed, which means that if you want to print a really, really long object like a company logo for above the office door or hollow tubing, it would likely take several print runs and some

Google's Sergey Brin Reportedly Building Secret Airship In An Old NASA Hanger

Amassing great wealth affords a person the opportunity to splurge on all kinds of luxuries. Some end up buying a yacht or their own personal jet, Google's Sergey Brin has something else in mind--a freaking airship.

Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel

Hydrogels have shown significant potential in everything from wound dressings to soft robots, but their applications have been limited from their lack of toughness - until now.

Seasteading in Paradise

For nearly a decade, the Seasteading Institute has been working to create autonomous floating communities on the ocean, where settlers can make their own rules de novo, unbound by the principalities and powers based on land. Founded by Google softwar

Moon as unprospected eighth continent that will produce trillionaires

Moon Express is one of only two teams in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition with a verified launch contract for its 2017 lunar mission. In October 2015, Moon Express announced that it had signed the worlds' first multi-mission launch contract with

LIFE ON THE HIGH SEAS Incredible pics reveal plans for 460ft luxury superyacht...

Visionary French designer George Lucian hopes his dream yacht will be built one day

Aiming for a new era in airships

It's a plane, it's a helicopter, it's a butt-shaped blimp. The Airlander 10 is like no other aircraft in the skies.

A cruising airship for VIP excursions

Designed with sightseeing in mind, the Invitation can take off with a dozen VIP passengers and their families

Second hardest transparent material developed from common industrial ceramic silicon nitride

Scientists have for the first time developed a transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic that is the second hardest material after diamond and can withstand substantially higher temperatures.

Vasimr plasma rocket targeting 100 hours of continuous operation at 100 kW power level...

NASA NEXTSTep program awarded Ad Astra Vasimr plasma propulsion a three-year, $9 million contract in 2015. Ad Astra must fire its plasma rocket for 100 hours, at a power level of 100 kilowatts in 2018.

NASA developing carbon nanotube-based, ultra-high strength, lightweight aerospace---

--- structural material within five years for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

World's Highest Airship

JP Aerospace's Tandem airship flew to 95,085 feet on October 22, 2011...The thirty foot long craft flew for just over three hours. JP Aerospace, America's OTHER Space Program

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

Graphene spends most of its time in a two-dimensional form, but that makes it hard to make use of its long list of advantages, like its strength, light weight, and electricity and heat conduction.

Terahertz wireless could make spaceborne satellite links with speed over 100 gigabits per second

Hiroshima University, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology, and Panasonic Corporation announced the development of a terahertz (THz) transmitter capable of transmitting digital data at a rate exceeding 100 gigabits (= 0.1 t

Billionaire closer to mining the moon for trillions of dollars in riches

Moon Express, the first private company in history to receive government permission to travel beyond Earth's orbit, announced Tuesday that it raised another $20 million in private equity financing to fund its maiden lunar mission to take place in lat

Metallic Hydrogen update

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences Isaac Silvera and postdoctoral fellow Ranga Dias have long sought the material, called atomic metallic hydrogen.

Did Harvard really create the "holy grail" of solid metallic hydrogen?

Researchers at Harvard University say they've managed to create a potentially revolutionary material that has only been imagined in theory for the past several decades: solid metallic hydrogen.



Nanocomp Technologies makes bulk carbon nanotubes 100 times longer at 1-10 ....

A new commercial manufacturing process for carbon nanotubes (CNTs) produces tubes in the range of 1-10 mm in length (5-12-nm dia.), two orders of magnitude longer than currently available CNTs, which typically have lengths from 5-20µm.

Harnessing the Power of Siberia: Physicists Creating Matter-Antimatter Collider

Physicists engaged in the construction of a nuclotron-based ion collider (NICA) facility in Dubna, outside Moscow plan to combine efforts to create of a unique electron positron collider at Novosibirsk's Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics. Promoters

Grail satellite analysis indicates lava tubes on the moon could be up to 1000 to 5000 .....

Slight variations in the moon's gravitational tug have hinted that kilometers-wide caverns lurk beneath the lunar surface.

An Island Fit For A Bond Villain

The new lifestyle for the rich and famous

NASA Taps On Optomec's Aerosol Jet Printing Technology For Space Missions

While the technology itself is not new, this is the first time that NASA is tapping on them for this technology. The Albuquerque-based company claimed that they have been experimenting and researching the aerosol jet printing since the late 90s.

Forget Supersonic--Let's Make a Sea-Skimming Cargo Jet

Over the past few years, a lot of folks have started talking about the potential rebirth of supersonic travel--major companies, government agencies, and startups alike are striving to revive the age of the Concorde.

Bizarre metal conducts electricity without heating up

In an apparent contradiction to textbook physics, a metal has been identified that conducts electricity but produces almost no heat in the process.

Perovskite mixed into solar ink can print 20.1% efficient solar onto glass or plastic

A U of T Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper.

Nanostructured electrode could boost lithium battery storage by 50%

The Nanode™ is a three-dimensional, nano-structured, porous electrode that will overcome the limitations of today's batteries by storing as much as 50% more energy than existing technologies.

SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018

SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018, the company's founder Elon Musk announced Monday (Feb. 27).

Virgin Galactic spins off dedicated satellite launch company

Continuing on its mission to open up the space frontier, Virgin Galactic has spun off a new company dedicated to launching small satellites.

Brilliant video explanations of the fantastic Skylon spaceplane and Spacex reusable ...

The partially reusable Falcon 9 and fully reusable Skylon are explored in this episode of Stan Draws Spaceships.

Gas explorer teams up with Lockheed Martin on helium-fuelled airships

Giant helium-fuelled airships could soon be plying the skies - and a Tanzania-based gas explorer hopes to be joining them for the ride.