Futurists claim that nanobots could be flowing through your body within the next 10-years, protecting you from diseases or even sending information directly from the cloud. These microscope robots will be transported inside you on a molecular level, protecting your biological system as well as ensuring quick and speedy recover from any ailments. Researchers believe they could be used to reduce plaque in veins, solve dietary issues, and achieve a greater state of connectivity. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Set to enter service by the end of 2025, Dassault Aviation’s Falcon 10X is claimed to have the largest cabin and most advanced technology yet on a business jet. Its top speed of Mach 0.925 and range of 7,500 nautical miles, enables it to fly nonstop from New York to Shanghai, Los Angeles to Sydney, Hong Kong to New York or Paris to Santiago, Chile. On the outside, it features a completely new fuselage with extra-large windows that are nearly 50 percent larger than those on the Falcon 8X. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Several Hyperloop projects are under construction, with one test site near Las Vegas that consists of a 1,640 foot-long metal tube. This is where Virgin Hyperloop is developing technology for passenger pods that will one day soon transport passengers through air-free vacuum tunnels using magnetic levitation, enabling them to travel between New York and Washington in a mere 30-minutes at speeds of up to 760 mph. Read more for two videos and additional information.
NASA announced today that it has awarded a contract to Harris Miller Miller & Hanson Inc. of Burlington, Massachusetts, for a national campaign of community overflight tests using Lockheed Martin’s X-59 Quiet SuperSonic Technology research aircraft. It’s powered by a single General Electric F414 capable of reaching Mach 1.5 (990 mph) and cruise at Mach 1.42 (940 mph) at 55,000 ft with 22,000 lbf of thrust. Read more for two videos and additional information.
IBM Research officially revealed the world’s first chip with 2 nanometer (nm) nanosheet technology, paving the way for the future of semiconductors. Many know that by increasing the number of transistors per chip, they can become smaller, faster, more reliable, and more efficient. This breakthrough 2 nm design showcases the advanced scaling of semiconductors using IBM’s nanosheet technology, which enables the 2 nm chip to fit up to 50 billion transistors on a fingernail-sized chip. Read more for a video and additional information.
British inventor Richard Browning is taking his Gravity Industries jet suit to new heights with the Royal Marines. What sets this invention apart from similar manned portable flight packs is that it uses additional jets attached to the hands, which means the wearer can steer by simply moving their arms, while the powerpack is secured to the wearer with metal frames. Read more for the video and additional information.
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has now become the fastest man-made object ever built as it starts its eighth science-gathering solar encounter. When it reached its closest approach, called perihelion, on April 29th, Parker Solar Probe came within about 6.5 million miles of the Sun’s surface, while moving faster than 330,000 miles per hour, setting new records for both speed and solar proximity. Read more for two videos about the Parker Solar Probe, including on why it doesn’t melt.
Limited to 25-units and set for release in 2023, the $2-million Viritech Apricale is touted as the world’s first production hydrogen hypercar. This vehicle is more of a test bed to showcase the company’s hydrogen fuel cell technology, which they plan to use for future FCEV passenger cars, heavy machinery, aircraft, and boats. Its innovative graphene hydrogen storage tank is built directly into its carbon fiber monocoque chassis instead of being a separate component. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Stratolaunch LLC successfully completed the second test flight of the world’s largest aircraft by wingspan. The 385-foot wingspan aircraft managed to fly for 3 hours, 14 minutes over the Mojave Desert and reached a maximum altitude of 14,000-feet. Pilots prepared this carrier aircraft to support launches of its upcoming hypersonic testbed vehicle, called the Talon-A. The latter is a fully reusable, autonomous, liquid rocket-powered Mach 6-class hypersonic vehicle measuring 28-feet in length with a wingspan of 14-feet, while having a launch weight of approximately 6,500 pounds. Read more for a video and additional information.
Apollo 11 was the historic spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, commandeered by Neil Armstrong who was teamed up with lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin. There was estimated to be around one million spectators watching the launch of Apollo 11 from the highways and beaches in the vicinity of the launch site at Kennedy Space Center’s Launch Complex 39A. The original film footage of the launch was upscaled to 3264×3264 resolution, and the frame rate has been doubled to 96fps for super smooth playback. Read more for the video and additional information.