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AeroMobil: The Flying Car of the Future

For decades, the future has been depicted with new and innovative technology — flying cars, conscious machines, and resurrections of extinct species. As science advances, this future is starting to become a reality. Aeromobil, a small Slovakian firm, has recently announced that their new flying car will be made commercially available …

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The Octobot: A Soft Robotics Breakthrough

Although it may superficially resemble a small and adorable toy, the Octobot, as named by its inventors at Harvard, is a major break through in soft robotics. Most significantly, it is the first completely soft robot, and it is capable of moving on its own. The Octobot contains no hard …

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Japan’s Plans for Space Debris Removal

As technology expands, mankind has managed to litter trash both on the planet and around it. Debris in space has become increasingly problematic lately, so the Japanese space agency JAXA has developed plans for a spacecraft that utilizes a tether to snare and destroy the trash. In this past month, a …

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Surgery Training: A New Application for Augmented Reality

 The field of augmented reality (AR) technology is rapidly expanding. In July, the launch of the AR smartphone game Pokémon Go put this technology into the hands of ordinary people. And yet, it exists beyond the realm of gaming with exciting new applications that possess the ability to improve day-to-day …

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Turning a New Leaf with Phenocarts

The process of examining and inspecting physical characteristics is known as phenotyping.  Everything that’s alive has phenotypes; they make up your appearance.  They’re the color of your eyes, the shade of your skin, and for plants, the height of their stem.  But for farmers and breeders which consist of over one …

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2021 BMW Autonomous Car

The television show The Jetsons made viewers dream of the future, picturing a perfect utopian society with technology that eliminates all difficulties. Though we haven’t reached that point yet, a new announcement seems to take us one step closer: the guarantee of a BMW autonomous car by 2021. The Ultimate Partnership BMW, even with their …

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The First Ironclad Warship

When we imagine old means of aquatic transportation, our thoughts immediately flit to the old wooden sailing ship. But, surprising as it might sound, these ships were the primary tool of sailing over 150 years ago. Only after the 1860’s did ironclad warships appear. So, how did we get from …

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SpaceX Falcon 9 Barge Landing

On April 8th, the company SpaceX successfully landed the Falcon 9 rocket onto an unmanned barge that was approximately the size of a football field.  This was the company’s fifth attempt and was significant because it allowed the rocket to be reused, greatly decreasing the cost of space travel. It is estimated …

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Gravitational Waves Detected for the First Time

The Discovery of a Lifetime Gravitational waves, first theorized by Albert Einstein in his theory of relativity, have been detected by physicists for the first time. Caused by the collision of two massive black holes, ripples in space-time called gravitational waves, were sent through the universe at the speed of …

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The Future of Autonomous Racecars

Next year, Formula E is coming out with a new series of racing. However, this one will be different than any that has premiered before because Formula E is only allowing autonomous, electric cars. These autonomous racecars will have no driver and will have to be programmed beforehand to react to the …

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