Rocket Lab has just unveiled plans for its Neutron rocket, an advanced 8-ton payload class launch vehicle designed for mega-constellation deployment, interplanetary missions and human spaceflight. It will build upon the success of its reliable workhorse Electron launch vehicle, which is being used to launch small satellites of up to 660-pounds. Neutron will transform space access for satellite constellations as well as provide a dependable, high-flight-rate dedicated launch solution for larger commercial and government payloads. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Remember Aptera’s 1,000-mile never charge solar electric vehicle that was revealed back in December? Well, it has now received over 7,000 vehicle reservations, and just this past month, Aptera moved into a new production design facility in the Sorrento Valley area of San Diego. The 60,500 square foot campus will be home to Aptera’s three completed vehicles and a team of development engineers that will focus on advanced 3D printing, composites, UI/UX development, and battery technologies development. Read more for two videos and additoinal information.
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Foster + Partners partnered with The Red Sea Development Company (TRSDC) to build the Red Sea International Airport, which has just begun construction in Saudi Arabia, set for completion in 2022. It aims to be the world’s most ambitious luxury tourism development, offering an exclusive experience of unparalleled diversity for discerning global travelers, complete with a dolphin-shaped hub that consists of five fluid dune-shaped roofs that form the airport itself in a radial layout. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Anker’s PowerHouse II 400 Portable Generator is great for home or outdoor use in emergencies, and you can get one for $299.99 shipped after clipping the $100 off coupon, today only, originally $399.99. Its massive 388Wh capacity provides multiple charges to virtually any mobile device, like an iPhone 11 (3,110mAh) 23 times, a MacBook Air 2020 (60Wh) 5 times, an iPad Pro (30Wh) 20 times, or a camera more than 20 times. An integrated AC wall outlet uses a pure sine wave inverter to ensure the power output is just as good as what you get at home. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The FAW Group’s Hongqi H9 luxury sedan aims to take on the Mercedes-Benz S-Class in China. The exterior boasts protruding red trim, an integral part of the model’s front face, and a classic waterfall grill, while the side profile sports flowing lines extending from the headlamps to the rear. Step around back, and the rear integrates modern techniques with Chinese culture elements such as the Tian’anmen Rostrum of Beijing. Readm ore for an in-depth test drive and additional information.
Sure, RGB lighting makes a computer really stand out, but if you wanted a more stealthy look, this monochrome build in a LIAN LI O11 Mini case should do the trick. Featuring an ASRock X299M Extreme 4 motherboard, Intel i9 10900X processor, 32GB of G.SKILL Trident Z 3200Mhz RAM, two NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Founders edition graphics cards, a Sabrent Rocket Q 2TB, two SilverStone Technology SST-SX650 power supplies, a Noiseblocker NB-eLoop B12-P, CableMod Pro Sleeved Cables, an NVIDIA Quadro RTX Nvlink HB 2-slot Bridge (P=painted black), and a dual 24-pin power supply splitter. Read more for a video of the build and additional information.
Mattel Creations teamed up with ProjectArt to create a The Child plush, complete with a show-like version of his levitating pram inspired by The Mandalorian series. Mattel Designer Michael Kadile led this project and the pram levitates around 2.5-inches above the base. When The Child is placed inside the pram, it begins spinning, all the while plugged in to a standard US outlet. This creation may not look very big, but it does weigh in at 19-pounds. Read more for a video and additoinal information.
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The 1:64 scale Hot Wheels RC Tesla Cybertruck was supposed to ship last year (December), but it has finally hit stores and is nearly sold out everywhere. This miniature three-inch vehicle has two-wheel drive, complete with Chill or Sport driving modes, and although it might be fast for its size, no zero-to-60 mph times were released. You may be seeing this listed for $49.99+ online, but before paying the premium, just know that it retails for $19.99. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Canon is best known for their optical,imaging, medical equipment, scanners, and industrial products, but once in a while, they’ll release something that thinks outside the box, like Posture Fit. Put simply, this egg-shaped device is used to monitor just how long one sits at a desk, and if that duration is over 60-minutes, a notification is sent. How so? Once that threshold has been reached, the device starts wobbling, blinking and dancing. read more for a video and additional information.
Streetwear collective RTFKT partnered with Lexus to create a pair of sneakers inspired by the auto manufacturer’s 2021 IS 350 F Sport Dynamic Handling Package. The team modeled the shoe after the car’s athletic stance, slim headlights, carbon fiber spoiler and even its bold color schemes. Artists first selected a base with a sole closely resembling a tire for their custom silhouette, complete with a front shaped like the vehicle’s signature spindle grille and sporting 3D printed material imitating the carbon fiber spoiler of the car. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.