Future Tech

Boston Dynamics teases robot dog army hauling truck as production underway

Boston Dynamics has a motto on the front page of its website: "Changing your idea of what robots can do."…

Tales from Dandelion customers: geothermal heating, cooling, and energy independence

Behind every installation of a Dandelion geothermal heating and air conditioning unit is a story. These stories are different for…

Exterior airbag design looks to cut car crash injuries by 40%

Internal airbags are a standard safety feature in today's cars, but a German auto supplier is hoping to export their…

Dandelion’s geothermal system looks to heat and cool homes with renewable energy

Dandelion Energy, an energy startup conceived at Google's Alphabet X innovation lab, is looking to bring affordable geothermal heating and…

Amazon enters self-driving car arena, invests in Aurora run by former Tesla execs

The self-driving startup led by ex-Tesla and ex-Google executives, Aurora Innovation, Inc. has landed $530 million dollars in funding after…

NASA has deployed a small dome on Mars to protect its “marsquake” detector

Before NASA's InSight lander gathers data on Martian surface vibrations, aka "marsquakes", it needs to protect its seismographic instrument from…

Engineers use the heart’s energy to self-charge a bio-implant device

Engineers from Dartmouth College have created a dime-sized device that could allow implanted biomedical devices to be charged indefinitely using…

iRobot is going outdoors with an autonomous Roomba lawn mower with smart mapping tech

Mowing the lawn can quickly get in the way of summer fun, just like vacuuming and mopping interfere with just…

World’s first industrial electric excavator has a 300 kWh battery pack that triples Tesla’s P100D

Pon Equipment based in Gjelleråsen, Norway has converted an industrial diesel-powered excavator to operate on batteries alone, the first of…

Boeing completes first test flight for electric passenger craft prototype

Boeing's electric passenger air vehicle (PAV) prototype successfully completed its first test flight in Manassas, Virginia, marking a milestone in…

Anti-drone defense in focus as airport endangerment episodes rise

In the wake of the drone sightings at London's Gatwick Airport, an incident which grounded and delayed planes for 32…

US Department of Defense documents reveal wormholes and extra dimensions research

As part of a US Department of Defense (DoD) project named the Advanced Aerospace Threat Identification Program (AATIP), the US…

Porsche starts preparing its Zuffenhausen site for the Taycan’s production ramp

Porsche is setting the stage for the ramp of one of its most important vehicles to date -- the Taycan…

China successfully sprouts cotton seeds on the moon in a historic first

International discussions about sending humans to the Moon and Mars have brought many challenges waiting to be solved, and among…

Virtual reality haptic “smart suit” uses AI with biometrics to simulate real-world environments

One of the innovative future technologies that was on display at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2019) in Las…

Wireless charging hotspots let drones fly forever through in-air recharges

A Portland, Oregon-based company named Global Energy Transmission (GET) is developing a network of wireless charging hotspots for drones. With…

Europe’s space agency releases “best of Mars” video, showcasing 15 years of stunning satellite imagery

In a recap of its Mars Express imaging satellite's fifteen years orbiting the red planet, the European Space Agency, NASA's…

Hyundai unveils robotic walking car Elevate at CES technology fair

In emergency conditions, the transportation options for rescue operations are limited. Rubble and debris remaining in the aftermath of a…

NASA is crashing a satellite into an asteroid to gather data about asteroid deflection

The threat of asteroids crashing into Earth isn't a new concern. We've been warned about it by science fiction authors…

High-altitude balloons to provide cell and internet coverage over Kenya

Loon, an Alphabet subsidiary that graduated from Google's X factory, will soon provide cell phone coverage to rural Kenyans using…