Navy test fires electromagnetic cannon
The US Navy announced a successful test Friday of an electromagnetic cannon capable of firing a projectile 110 nautical miles (200 kilometers) at five times the speed of sound.
Holodeck 1.0? Star Trek-style 3-D displays make their debut
True 3-D display technology developed by European researchers offers enormous potential for design, education and collaboration.
Strap-On Helicopter Could Offer Solo Flying Experience
Student's six-foot water and solar-powered lens purifies polluted water
(Phys.org) —Water may appear to be an abundant resource, but in some parts of the world clean water is hard to come by.
Elastic circuit connectors designed for rubber-band-like circuits
Electric two-seater Volocopter is tested in Germany (w/ Video)
Energy from ceramics
Micro fuel cells are already being acclaimed as an alternative to batteries. However, producing them from hundreds of tiny separate parts is complex and expensive. An alternative is now available: ceramic fuel ...
Robot hummingbird passes flight tests (w/ Video)
LiquidPiston unveils quiet X Mini engine prototype
White LEDs with super-high luminous efficacy could satisfy all general lighting needs
Pint-sized car engine promises high efficiency
MIT researchers are developing a half-sized gasoline engine that performs like its full-sized cousin but offers fuel efficiency approaching that of today's hybrid engine system--at a far lower cost. The key? ...
Future of war demands futuristic flying machines
Spacesuits of the future may resemble a streamlined second skin
For future astronauts, the process of suiting up may go something like this: Instead of climbing into a conventional, bulky, gas-pressurized suit, an astronaut may don a lightweight, stretchy garment, lined ...
Scientists develop portable generator that turns trash into electricity
A group of scientists have created a portable refinery that efficiently converts food, paper and plastic trash into electricity. The machine, designed for the U.S. military, would allow soldiers in the field ...