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The Crown has claimed regulatory control of every means of conveyance, stifling the free travel of individuals and their property. This is an intolerable act. Superior transportation technologies already exist, but are suppressed by regulations.

Experts: Electric highways that charge cars on-the-go through wireless technology...

will bathe passengers in cancer-causing electropollution...(Natural News) The United States is home to virtually as many cars as people, with its 318 million residents owning an estimated 260 million vehicles. As noted by the website Nanalyze.com, if

BLUE ORIGIN LAUNCH: AMAZON'S JEFF BEZOS LAUNCHES ROCKET HIGHER...

BLUE ORIGIN LAUNCH: AMAZON'S JEFF BEZOS LAUNCHES ROCKET HIGHER THAN HE EVER HAS BEFORE

Akka pod with detachable wings would integrate aviation with public transit

Akka Technologies is developing pods with detachable wings that would integrate aviation and public transit. The AKKA Group is an engineering and technology consulting company with 16000 employees. The detachable wings would make for vastly more e

Aston Martin's flying taxi concept envisages luxurious inter-city travel

Aston Martin is the latest transport heavyweight to enter the flying taxi scene, joining the likes of Boeing, Airbus and, as of this week, Rolls-Royce. It has actually teamed up with the lattermost of these on its first vertical take-off and landing

Ionic materials could achieve 50% higher energy density while costing less than...

Ionic materials could achieve 50% higher energy density while costing less than $100 per kwh

Room temperature superconductivity evidence with graphene in contact with alkanes

Arxiv – Observation of the Meissner effect at room temperature in single-layer graphene brought into contact with alkanes

SpaceX on track for BFR tests in first half of 2019

SpaceX appears to be on track to begin testing the SpaceX BFR and BFS starting in the first half of 2019.

Green thumb in space: NASA has decided that gardening in space is crucial for the ...

next generation of explorers...(Natural News) Aside from having to adjust to an environment that's vastly different from Earth's, future explorers will have to learn how to grow their own food so they can have access to vegetables while they're

Rolls-Royce plans for take-off in flying taxi market

FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) - British jet engine maker Rolls-Royce has designed a propulsion system for a flying taxi and is starting a search for partners to help develop a project it hopes could take to the skies as soon as early next decade.

Lockheed 3D printing titanium space parts using garage sized printer

Lockheed is 3D printing titanum fuel tank for Lockheed Martin's largest satellites. Using this manufacturing method, tank delivery time went down from two years to three months (nine times faster) and they are no longer wasting 80% of the materials

SpaceIL plans to land hopping robot on the moon by end of 2018

Isreali startup SpaceIl plans to launch a lunar lander and robotic rover to the moon in December, 2018. SpaceIL had been competing in the Lunar Xprize contest. The Lunar XPrize had a few deadline extensions but was finished with no winner earlier thi

Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin plans to charge at least $200,000 for space rides, sources say

Potential customers and the aerospace industry have been eager to learn the cost of a ticket on Blue Origin's New Shepard space vehicle, to find out if it is affordable and whether the company can generate enough demand to make a profit on space tour

First space tourist flights could come in 2019

Virgin Galactic, founded by British billionaire Richard Branson, and Blue Origin, by Amazon creator Jeff Bezos, are racing to be the first to finish their tests -- with both companies using radically different technology.

Student designs and builds underwater jetpack, aims to start production in 2019

The UK's Archie O'Brien had a dream of zipping below the waters off Iceland or swimming with dolphins off the coast of Bora Bora.

SpaceX working on SpaceX BFR factory and faring catcher

The SpaceX BFR factory is expected to take 12-18 months for Phase 1 and another 12 or so months for Phase 2. Pictures indicate the work to prepare the site of the SpaceX BFR factory is ramping up

Flying Trains Could Be Coming Your Way

(Bloomberg) -- It sounds like something Q, the tech guy in James Bond movies, would create: A plane that lands on a runway, shrugs its wings off, turns into a train and rolls on to rails to drop you off at your local station.

Cummins Acquires Electric Powertrain Supplier Efficient Drivetrains

Cummins is expanding its competence in electrification through another acquisition of electric and hybrid powertrain supplier Efficient Drivetrains.

Israeli company plans lunar landing next year

An Israeli organization said Tuesday that it hopes to become the first non-governmental entity to land a spacecraft on the moon when it attempts to launch a module later this year.

Beyond belief: Meet the 5,221-horsepower, battery-powered Bulgarian Batmobile

Ever since electric cars came back onto the menu in the Lithium age, something like this has been coming. Something flatly outrageous, something that smashes the paradigm of the hypercar and lays waste to all before it. Meet the 5,221-horsepower, 303

NASA readies probe to touch the sun with 'cutting-edge heat shield'

It's getting hot in here, so protect all your probes.

America's Largest Supermarket Chain To Test Driverless Grocery Deliveries

The Kroger Co. could soon unleash a fleet of autonomous grocery delivery vehicles across the United States if its on-road, fully autonomous pilot program is successful.

A voltage breakthrough with perovskite solar cells to edge closer to commercialization

A new technique has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded.

Cargo-carrying long range VTOL moves to full scale prototype stage

Florida's Aergility has spent the last few years developing and testing a new kind of vertical take-off and landing aircraft (VTOL) called the ATLIS. The wingless autonomous delivery drone is being designed to fly at 100 mph for hundreds of miles on

New York to Boston in 36 minutes thanks to VTOL air taxi, says Transcend Air

The Transcend Air Corporation has announced the development of the Vy, a tilt-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) six-seater aircraft designed to ferry people in and out of cities.

Kroger to bring driverless cars to grocery delivery

Kroger is partnering with autonomous car company Nuro to introduce driverless cars to its grocery delivery. Kroger has made a number of investments toward expanding its digital and online delivery business. "Last mile delivery" is one o

The search for life on Mars by the ESA reaches important milestone as ExoMars Rover ...

prepares for its "shake and bake"...(Natural News) The prototype of the ExoMars Rover is being prepared for vibration and temperature tests in France. The upcoming "shake and bake" test is a big step for the European Space Agency's mission

Japanese Sample Return Spacecraft Reaches Target Asteroid

Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft will collect a piece of the asteroid Ryugu and bring it back to Earth.

Boeing reveals hypersonic passenger jet design and works with DARPA on spaceplane

Boeing revealed its first passenger-carrying hypersonic concept plane at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics conference in Atlanta this week.

Made in Space targets 2023 for building large structures in space and later future asteroid mining

Within 4-5 years Made In Space believes their Archinaut space manufacturing robot and manufacturing mini factory will be making large structures like trusses and reflectors in space.

SunPower SolarStratos Electric Plane Can Fly To Edge Of Space

SolarStratos is the new all-electric solar-powered aircraft that by 2020 will try to reach the stratosphere in the world's first piloted stratospheric solar flight.

SpaceX will use superalloys for Raptor engines

Elon Musk stated that SpaceX will use modern versions of Inconel superalloys for Raptor rocket engines. They will use the SX 300 and soon SX 500 superalloys.

Japan Backs Solid-State Battery Efforts With $90 Million In Funds

Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) is trying to leverage research on solid-state batteries for electric cars.

Tesla Roadster With SpaceX-Inspired Boosters Comes To Life

It's got rockets. It might even be able to fly.

Spinlaunch has $40 million to fund development to first centrifuge space launch by 2022

SpinLaunch Inc. has closed a $35 million Series A funding round with a powerhouse syndicate of investors. Investors include Airbus Ventures, GV (formerly Google Ventures), and Kleiner Perkins.

Elon Musk to build high speed hyperloop to from downtown Chicago to airport

Elon Musk's Boring Co. has won a bid to build a multibillion-dollar high-speed express train to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

New asteroid gold rush 'could earn everyone on Earth £75 billion'

The world's first trillionaire won't come from cryptocurrency or some clever new app – he or she will become rich from asteroid mining.

Tesla Supercharger Tally Now Exceeds 10,000

The number of individual stalls in the Tesla Supercharging network now exceeds 10,000… several months behind the schedule, but still it's the biggest such network by far in the world.

Land Rover Wants to Take Self-Driving Cars Off-Roading

Land Rover builds cars with two principles in mind: off-road capability and in-car comfiness.

GM Teams With Honda To Develop Next-Gen Advanced Battery

It's an unexpected partnership on battery development that we didn't see coming. But we welcome it for sure.

China invites all UN members countries to cooperate on new Space Station

China announced that all United Nation member counties are welcome to cooperate with China to jointly utilize its future China Space Station (CSS).

SpaceX tries to lower cost and improve the performance of internet satellites by ten times

SpaceX is going all-in on building in-house its own satellite constellation.

Bidding open for interstellar laser sail feasability work

The $100 million Breakthrough Starshot program has issued a request for proposals.

First Phantom Express spaceplane engine completed

Assembly has been completed on the first test engine that will power DARPA's Boeing-built, next generation spaceplane. Built by Aerojet Rocketdyne , the first updated AR-22 rocket engine for the Phantom Express project will be used in ground tests to

Strong, Machinable Aerogels Now Commercially Available

Airloys™ are a new class of mechanically robust aerogels with the strength to stand up to real-world applications. In this video, classic silica aerogel is compared with a new material called Airloy X100 which has the low density and superinsulatin

'Smart Pavement' Gives New Meaning To 'Information Superhighway'

Smart City technology has found a way to incorporate blanket sensors into road pavement to provide continuous 'services' and connections to your autonomous and traditional automobile. Commercial companies will deliver Internet-based content to pa

Sex on Mars is going to be risky, but it could create a new human subspecies

The idea of a colony of humans on Mars isn't just science fiction anymore; NASA and space agencies around the world, along with independent scientists and researchers, are working hard to determine just what it would take for humanity to take root

The Age of Graphene: Samsung's Revolutionary Battery Technology

Pre-historic times and ancient history are defined by the materials that were harnessed during that period.

Mass production of graphene, MIT develops process to make unlimited high quality graphene

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to produce high quality graphene at a commercial scale.

Japan's NTN to supply in-wheel motor tech to Chinese startup

New drive system will make first appearance in a mass-produced electric vehicle

Virgin Galactic's spaceplane hits new heights in second powered flight

Virgin Galactic has shown the first firing of its spaceplane's chemical rocket engine was no fluke, following last month's effort with another successful outing in California.

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