Elon Musk's 760mph Hyperloop may be years from completion, but this is what the interior could look like, or at least for first class passengers. Argodesign's vision consists of customizable 3-car "jukeboxes" that enables capsules of five types - a vehicle car, cargo car and three passenger cars (executive, business and coach classes) - to be interchanged to create an 80-foot train. Inside, th gigantic screens are used to display calming landscapes to make up for the lack of windows. Continue reading for more pictures.
Engineering student Vimal Govind Manikandan from Kerala, India, managed to build a wearable Iron Man-like exoskeleton that weighs in at a hefty 220-pounds. Despite its heft, this super suit enables its wearer to lift up to 330-pounds with ease. What's most surprising is that it cost him only $749 in parts to make. who knows, the next version may included a functional repulsor beam. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral "Batman of Shanghai" video.
Striker's Infinity Arena V1 is a virtual reality gun that aims to take first person shooters to the next level. Not only is it a game controller, but this accessory is also capable of simulating recoil and fire-rate of all in-game weapons, including rail guns and chainsaws. There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but we can't imagine it being priced higher than most VR headsets (HTC Vive, Oculus Rift, etc.). Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing why Batman's plan for Justice League makes no sense.
Rolls-Royce vehicles are known for their iconic "Spirit of Ecstasy" (of "Flying Lady") hood ornament, and while it may look like a hot target for thieves, they do have a trick up their sleeve. They range from polished stainless steel, but can also be ordered in 24-carat gold plating or frosted crystal. All models released after 2003 have the ornament connected to a spring-loaded mechanism that automatically retracts into the radiator shell if hit from any direction Continue reading for a video showing what kind of options you can get on a $600,000 Rolls-Royce.
The future of racing will soon include Roborace, the world's first driverless electric race cars, complete with front / rear radars, side / rear LIDAR sensors, ultrasonic sensors, front cameras and another camera on the taller fin where a 360° TV camera also resides. Powering everything is an NVIDIA Drive PX 2 supercomputer, which has 12 CPU cores capable of 8-teraflops of computing power and 24 trillion operations a second. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Stanford University researchers have developed a spider-like drone capable of clinging to walls, thanks to innovative "micro-spines" that create an opposing grip, enabling the craft to sit on rough, outdoor surfaces. Security companies could use these to monitor of typically hard-to-reach areas, or on rescue missions for detecting damaged areas in dangerous terrain. Simply put, when the drone approaches a vertical surface, it pivots on its "tail-spine" to line itself up with the landing area. A thruster then pushes it into the surface and deploys the landing gear, while micro-spines create two opposing grips, counterbalancing the vehicle's movement as well as providing a grasping force. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one showing fourteen Pokemon you didn't realize were based on real animals.
In the near future, you may be able to travel anywhere in just 4-hours or less, aboard a hypersonic aircraft. That's right, the SABRE engine burns hydrogen and oxygen, acting like a jet engine in Earth's thick lower atmosphere, taking in oxygen to combust with onboard liquid hydrogen, while switching over to Mach 5 at an altitude of 16-miles to reach orbit. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates and funny fixes gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a guy who built a working water-powered smartphone charger.
MAARS (Modular Advanced Armed Robotic System) is no ordinary robot, as it was designed to be an indestructible unmanned ground vehicle for reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition military missions. In addition to an M249 saw machine gun, it comes equipped with an M24OB machine gun, quad M2O3 grenade launchers, and up to 400-rounds of ammunition. It can keep eyes on the entire battlefield, thanks to 360° cameras, two-way communication, night + thermal visions, and of course, lasers technology. This is definitely one machine that enemies do not want to mess with, and the entire system can be operated remotely by a human for added safety. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a mysterious glowing blue fireball in Russia.
Sure, there are military drones capable of much more than any consumer model, but if aircraft manufacturers start building their own, we could see designs like the sleek Thunderbird above. When not in use, it can be disassembled and placed into a carrying case, but when emergency calls, the craft can be used to deliver life-saving medical supplies. Other practical uses include: package / food deliver and rescue missions. Continue reading for more pictures.
Think of the 2,866-pound Nissan BladeGlider as a futuristic electric go-kart that sports a 220-kilowatt lithium-ion battery, powered by an electric 174-hp motor at each of the rear wheels. What does equate to? Around 268-horsepower and 521 lb-ft of torque for starters, enabling the vehicle to hit 62 mph in under 5-seconds, while topping out at 115mph. The coolest feature lets drivers adjust the torque vectoring system with three settings: off, agile, and drift mode. Click here for more pictures of the BladeGlider. Continue reading for another video and more information.