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Video: Volkswagen Levitating Car, Fun Sci Fi

Is there a Volkswagen levitating car like this? No. The hovering is computer generated fakery, but it is still fun to watch. The “People’s Car” project allowed Internet users in China to post ideas about cars of the future. From the 119,000 ideas received. three vehicle and technology concepts were produced and are now on … Continue reading

Null Ship: a Vacuum Airship Lifts With No Hydrogen or Helium

It is strange but true that “nothing” floats. That is, a vacuum is lighter than air. If you had a material strong enough, you could create a closed shape with it and pump all of the air out of it, creating a lifting body for transportation that would be even lighter than gas filled blimps. … Continue reading

3D Printer Could Build A House In A Day

Here’s an older article that is still interesting. Have we started 3D printing houses yet in 2019? It looks like they are still at the phase of seeking investors, but I like this idea. Imagine being able to lease a 3D printer to build your entire house. The technology, called Contour Crafting, is already here … Continue reading

Videos: Robot Jellyfish: Underwater and Flying

Today’s strange topic is robotic jellyfish. The idea has been around for a while and there are now several different working models. I got interested in them back in 2013 with this article: Swimming with the Robotic Jellyfish Virginia Tech College of Engineering researchers have unveiled a life-like, autonomous robotic jellyfish the size and weight … Continue reading

DNA transistors pave way for living computers

Have you ever thought about computers made from living cells? Before the Internet (that’s how old I am) I had an idea about self-healing molecular memory. DNA does some of the things needed for this naturally. This is an older article, but still strange and intersting. Two groups of researchers have independently built the first … Continue reading

$18 Million Car is World’s Most Expensive

This will probably be the strangest thing I see today: an 18 million dollar car. The Bugatti La voiture Noire presented during at the ’89th Geneva International Motor Show’ in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, March 5, 2019 is the world’s most expensive car,sold for $18.9 million to an undisclosed buyer. Looks cool, but… What would you … Continue reading

Sleep Learning is Possible

What have I learned in my sleep tonight? A heavy rain and a (branch?) crash on the roof wakes me at 4:00 am. In a cold sweat, my ears ringing loud with tinnitus, I hear the powerful howling wind and think that all this fury is still miniscule compared to what could be unleashed. I … Continue reading

iOS 12.1 Hacked for $50,000 Reward

You would think that by now, device operating systems would be unhackable, but that is, unfortunately, not the case. Strangely enough the lastest iOS version 12.1 was recently infiltrated during a contest in Tokyo. Apple, acknowledged the zero-day exploit and the hackers were paid a bounty of $50,000 for finding the flaw(s). No word yet … Continue reading

Automated Farms with Robot Farmers

Would you eat food grown by robots? To survive the upcoming climate change apocalypse, we will probably need to grow more and more of our food indoors, possibly even underground. The transtion will not be easy, but it will go better if we start now. Fortunately, industrial robots are just getting good enough to handle … Continue reading

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