Researchers at the University of Sussex have invented a ‘sonic tractor beam.’
– University of Sussex, Communications and External Relations
You know, we could leave it at that and be geeked out enough. Scientists actually made something they call a TRACTOR BEAM! Nice. But is it real? Damn straight. Watch this miracle in force mechanics… a ball steadily suspended on sound waves coming from small speakers.
Science/Technology: Astronauts Capture Super-High Def Images Of Seltzer Tablets Bubbling In A Drop Of Water In Space (Video)
Okay, this some ‘stoner’ looking stuff. Hahaaaa! That is NOT to say that it is not still cool as hell. Einstein’s theories aside, in space sometimes you have a lot of time. What to do…what to do with it… Got it! Why not let loose a sizable droplet of water on the International Space Station, inject it with small drops of liquid coloring, then dissolve an effervescent tablet (e.g. an Alka-Seltzer) in the floating ball of colorful water, and capture images of the action/reactions using a super-duper high-definition camera. And if you are really slick, you can tie it into the astronaut work you are supposed to be doing up there on the station.
The cameras are being evaluated for capturing science data and vehicle operations by engineers at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
See? They weren’t just playing plop-plop, fizz-fizz with dyed water up there. The astronauts were exploring water tension in microgravity. It’s science!
For reals. Hit the link for more info.
YES! There have been clunkier attempts at this cool tech… but THIS is the JetPack we’ve waited for; the one that jumped out of comics, cartoons & sci-fi into our reality. You’re likely flashing back to our JetMan posts on here (you should, ’cause they are dope); BUT those flights were launched while the pilots were in the air already. This is not that. These are those Jonny Quest stand-on-the-ground, launch up-and-away joints. And the pilot in this one is flying over water, around the Statue of Liberty, sure. However, this Pack is not pushing water through a tube to propel itself over limited distances and heights.
THIS IS THE REAL TAKE-OFF AND LAND ON YOUR OWN FUN TECH!
(Wow. Blown away. Thank you JB-9 inventor/pilot David Mayman of JetPack Aviation.)
Okay, we thought we posted the ‘ultimate’ Star Wars video already (see here). But this clip right here… this clip right here, maaaaaan! Let’s just say R2-D2 is no longer in a galaxy far, far away, helping light saber-swinging Jedi Knights. It’s here on Earth (for about $9000, in your home), helping you get over a hard day at the job by bringing you a cold one. Nice!
Just in time for the unreal fanboy hype for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, electronics company Haier Asia has created a mobile mini fridge life-sized version of R2-D2. Sure, these full-scale remote-controlled droids are $9,000, but they’ll cool your beer and bring it to you.
Four years. Not to long to wait for your own self-driving car… that can parallel park itself and comes with 3-D image mapping! Wonder if it will have a talking computer built into it, too. Check out the visuals for Mitsubishi’s concept car.
Apple’s new 4th Generation Apple TV 2015 is ‘unboxed,’ explored and compared to its 3rd gen predecessor in-depth. Looks like some mighty slick tech. Watch and want.
That motor sounds like the space cars on The Jetsons cartoon Hahaaaa!
And that’s the last laugh, because this futuristically powered motorbike is serious business. I am surprised that Big Auto or some oil company has not put a hit out on dude …yet. Then again, no matter how fast or far gas prices come down, can they ever really compete with a bike that travels 310 miles on a little more than a quart of water? With no exhaust pollutants; just water vapor? WOWOWWWWW! This is good tech.
A motorcycle able to travel up to 500 kilometres (310 miles) on a litre of water was trumpeted by creator Ricardo Azevedo in Sao Paulo, Monday.
Called the ‘T Power H20,’ the design features a combination of water and a single, external car battery used to produce electricity and separate the hydrogen from the water molecule. The process, involving a pipe-system, results in combustion which subsequently creates the energy necessary to power the bike.
Do you SEE this!???! Realism on 12 out of 10 for this GTA5 photo realism mod. To blow your mind with tech that blew your mind… on steroids! Yep, that looks like Martin Bergman’s mission. Mission accomplished!
Soon to be a must-have in every first-aid kit, this Vetigel can be injected into the deepest cuts to literally stop heavy bleeding within seconds. The Vetigel is a hemostatic substance, made using algae, whose particles reorganize in the wound to form a solid blockade to stop blood from escaping.
Vetigel is approved for use on animals now; with clearance for use on humans expected next year (2016). A little too late for this year’s barbecue carving mishaps; but for next year’s cookouts, perhaps have some Vetigel kits at the ready.
Oh, and when Joe Landolina started working on this medical science innovation… He was 17 years old (wow)!
Other hoverboard vids we’ve posted to date have been less than or different than what sci-fi has us expecting – like not that ‘real’ Marty McFly board we’ve been looking forward to. But this video is showing skateboarders riding and getting dumped, grinding rails and making jumps! Hey, if it walks, talks and squawks like a duck, it must be, right? Oh wait, this thing can ride across water??? Sh!t it can ‘hover’ like a duck? Incredible!
We’ve made the impossible, possible: The Lexus Hoverboard is here… The Lexus Hoverboard represents true innovation and imagination, together pushing the boundaries of technology even further.
Wow! Are you seeing this? It’s like they’ve almost figured out a futuristic George Jetson car; one that you can ride to work and carry into the office. Now, if they could only make it fly (like this one here). WalkCar is the world’s smallest electric car, as small as a laptop. Super cool transportation tech! You steer it with your body movements; so it’s not a big effort to learn to operate. This could be the biggest thing is small vehicles EVER!
Soon to start fundraising via Kickstarter. Pre-orders for WalkCar will be taken starting October 2015.
Talk about independent suspension! How about doing that on all four tires?! That’s right. Check out the latest from Mecanroc – the Swincar, a pendular offroad electric 4×4 ALL TERRAIN vehicle. And they REALLY mean it this time! Watch this concept vehicle in action.
Visit the Swincar site to learn more.
You’ve heard the bickering on and offline, surely: Apple is the best because they are the OGs in the stream game. Nah, but Spotify improved on the i-streamers. But hold on, Tidal put the tech and bandwith work in to crush competitors…but ‘politics as usual’ hold ’em back (as Jigga might say).
Somebody get the results and let’s settle this like Maury would. The sound quality tests determined…
(Come on now. Click play and find out.)
Concept video above. Conceptualized a few years back, continuously improved since, the iFlex model is Hankook’s airless tire. And it may now be very close to production. Durable, stable, able to reach speeds of 130 km/h (or 81 mph), easier to produce, using recycled material, and promising no more flat tires to the consumer market really soon.
“Aiming to strengthen our technological leadership in the global tire market, we will continue to develop cutting edge eco-friendly and future-oriented tires.”
– Seung-Hwa Suh, Hankook CEO and Vice Chairman
Yup, the car of the future will need some ‘new shoes’… and Hankook working on bringing ’em out like Jordans… now!
Say word? Remember that giant robot challenge I posted here a few days back? Well… Japan accepts!! Watch. Dude says set it up, America, and they’ll be there ready to rrrruuummmmbbbllleeee! It’s on.
The opening though? A’ight then. Ha!
The above visual shares what we can expect from the upcoming iPhone 6S. Feel free to judge if you are in the Apple family already. If not, and you’re new to this, get someone with an iPhone to explain it to you.