Transportation

The Crown has claimed regulatory control of every means of conveyance, stifling the free travel of individuals and their property. This is an intolerable act. Superior transportation technologies already exist, but are suppressed by regulations.

How Jetpacks could shape the future of personal transport

Earlier this month, we witnessed the first "civilian" flight of a real-life jetpack made by Jetpack Aviation. During our time at the test site in California, we also made a point of pulling aside company founder and CEO David Mayman to ask him where

A Startup's Plan To Cut Air Freight Costs In Half With 777-Size Drones

In 2020, Natilus's huge unmanned planes could carry 200,000 pounds of goods across the world. But first, a 30-foot prototype must pass test runs.

Spacex launch of private citizens on a lunar orbiting mission in 2018 will use new Falcon Heavy

Last week, SpaceX announced it has been approached to fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018. According to the company, the mission will use SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket, a spacecraft designed deliver to large payloads to orbit

SPEED OF SOUND Boom Supersonic jet which could travel from London to New York...

in THREE hours is tipped for take off...A jet which could turn London to New York into a day trip could be ready for passengers by the early 2020s

Aston Martin Rapide To Ditch V12 In Favor Of Electric In 2018

Aston Martin Rapide To Lose V12 Engine And Go Electric In 2018 The naturally aspirated Rapide S will be phased out to make room for the all-electric RapidE.

Second hardest transparent material developed from common industrial ceramic silicon nitride

Scientists have for the first time developed a transparent sample of a popular industrial ceramic that is the second hardest material after diamond and can withstand substantially higher temperatures.

Hyperloop tech company offers first look at futuristic travel pods

Building a new 700mph transport system sounds pretty tricky, so one Hyperloop company has decided to kick things off by building the passenger pods first.

Next Japanese solar sail will be 10-15 times bigger than Ikaros solar sail...

A researcher with JAXA (Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Matsumoto is deeply involved in the design of the space sail that will pick up where Japan's IKAROS left off.

Volvo: First EV Will Have 250+ Mile Range, Price Of $40,000 Or Less

Volvo would like to introduce its first all-electric, series produced, electric car in 2019.

There's A Bus With Wi-Fi And Beds That Will Drive You From L.A. To SF For $48

As the name implies, one can rest easy on the Sleepbus as they are transported from LA. to San Francisco hassle-free.

Thousands of people could live in space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years...

Thousands of people could live in space colonies orbiting the Earth in 20 years, expert claims

Guess What Uber's Promising Now: Flying Cars

Forget self-driving cars, Uber has a new one for you… flying cars.

Three layers of graphene reveals a new kind of magnet

However, in graphene -- one atom thick graphite -- the density of electrons is much smaller and can be changed by making a transistor. As a result of the low density of electrons the wave nature of electrons, as described by quantum mechanics, is eas

NextEV Electric Supercar Goes 160 MPH Without A Driver, Sets Autonomous Speed Record

NIO has announced that its EP9 all-electric supercar (read more about it here) set a world speed record for autonomous electric cars at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas back on February 23. The new record stands at 160 mph. NIO EP9

I'm still standing: paddleboarder makes world-first Atlantic crossing

Chris Bertish arrives in Antigua after 4,050 miles in 93 days, the first person ever to paddle a stand-up board across the ocean

Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban

The Goodyear Eagle 360 Urban, the first concept tire powered by artificial intelligence, presented at the Geneva International Motor Show 2017

Airbus Swears Its Pod/Car/Drone Is a Serious Idea Definitely

Air travel never involves air travel alone. City to city transport usually goes something like car or cab to train to shuttle to the terminal where you catch a plane, only to reverse the process at the other end, often with a little running somewhere

Why Planes Don't Fly Faster

Why Planes Don't Fly Faster

China Developing Advanced Spaceship That Can Land on the Moon

Beijing (AP) -- China is developing an advanced new spaceship capable of both flying in low-Earth orbit and landing on the moon, according to state media, in another bold step for a space program that equaled the U.S. in number of rocket launches las

Massive commercial space push and a variety of new robotic capabilities...

could self supporting and rapidly growing space economy ... Several companies will collectively be launching about 20,000 satellites over the next few years. SpaceX, OneWeb, Telesat, O3b Networks and Theia Holdings -- all told the FCC they hav

Volkswagen's Bizarre Looking Sedric: The Future of Driverless Shared Rides?

Volkswagen unveiled Sedric at the Geneva Motor Show. It's a bizarre looking vehicle, clearly not suitable for anything but the best-paved roads.

Blue Origin's next rocket may finally get sea legs

Simulation shows the New Glenn landing on a drone ship

Toyota i-Tril Concept Debuts In Geneva

The company thinks this electric three-seater would appeal to women between 30 and 50 years old.

China to develop satellite-delivery rockets released from airplanes

China will develop a new generation of rockets launched from aircraft that can put satellites into space, according to Li Tongyu, the head of carrier rocket development at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.

The future of travel? First photos of Hyperloop test track built in Nevada desert

It was designed by California company Hyperloop One, who has unveiled ambitious plans to transport people or cargo between cities at near-supersonic speed.

New Materials Could Turn Water into the Fuel of the Future and puts chemical ...

from sunlight on the fast track to commercial viability ...Scientists at the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have--in just two years--nearly doubled

2 tesla Magnetic Shield placed at Mars Lagrange point...

An inflatable structure(s) can generate a magnetic dipole field at a level of perhaps 1 or 2 Tesla (or 10,000 to 20,000 Gauss) as an active shield against the solar wind and allow the Martian atmosphere to thicken overtime.

Tesla Battery Teardown In 9 Minutes – Video

Tesla battery packs are considered state-of-the-art, and have some of the highest energy density capacity in the industry.

Elon Musk: tech dreamer reaching for sun, moon and stars

Sending tourists for a trip around the moon is the latest big idea launched by Elon Musk, a Silicon Valley star known for turning his passions into visionary enterprises.

Amazon's owner wants to extend its delivery range--to the moon

Blue Origin could bring Bezos's shipping empire to deep space

Virgin Galactic spins off dedicated satellite launch company

Continuing on its mission to open up the space frontier, Virgin Galactic has spun off a new company dedicated to launching small satellites.

An exclusive look at Jeff Bezos's plan to set up Amazon-like delivery for 'future human ...

More than four decades after the last man walked on the lunar surface, several upstart space entrepreneurs are looking to capitalize on NASA's renewed interest in returning to the moon, offering a variety of proposals with the ultimate goal of establ

Mars astronaut radiation shield set for moon mission trial-developer

A vest designed to shield astronauts from deadly solar particles in deep space is set for trials on a lunar mission ready for deployment on any manned mission to Mars, its Israeli developers said.

Contoured 180 watt Solar roof for electric and hybrid cars

Outside the USA, Panasonic will offer a 180 watt solar roof for the Tesla Model 3 and other electric and hybrid vehicles.

SpaceX to Fly Passengers On Private Trip Around the Moon in 2018

SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a trip around the moon in 2018, the company's founder Elon Musk announced Monday (Feb. 27).

Meet the Self-Driving Car Built for Human-Free Racing

Designers get to have a lot of fun with self-driving cars.

Vasimr plasma rocket targeting 100 hours of continuous operation at 100 kW power level...

NASA NEXTSTep program awarded Ad Astra Vasimr plasma propulsion a three-year, $9 million contract in 2015. Ad Astra must fire its plasma rocket for 100 hours, at a power level of 100 kilowatts in 2018.

Spark Racing Technology Releases Concept Images Of New Formula E Cars

Spark Racing Technology, the company engaged for the design of first Formula E racers (SRT01), won a new tender last year for the next generation cars (for season 5 in 2018-2019).

NASA developing carbon nanotube-based, ultra-high strength, lightweight aerospace---

--- structural material within five years for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

SpaceX Launches 1st Private Rocket from Historic NASA Pad -- Then Sticks a Landing

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- SpaceX has launched the first private rocket from the same historic site that saw some of NASA's greatest space missions, then landed a booster nearby in a resounding success.

World's Highest Airship

JP Aerospace's Tandem airship flew to 95,085 feet on October 22, 2011...The thirty foot long craft flew for just over three hours. JP Aerospace, America's OTHER Space Program

8 Future Concept AirCrafts Never Seen Before ???

8 Most Amazing Future Aircrafts Concept 8 Future Airplanes as Seen in Aviation Concepts & Designs

India Launches Record-Breaking 104 Satellites on Single Rocket

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) achieved a major milestone last night (Feb. 14) with a successful record-setting launch of 104 satellites on a single rocket.

"Rebar graphene" foam supports 3,000 times its own weight

Graphene spends most of its time in a two-dimensional form, but that makes it hard to make use of its long list of advantages, like its strength, light weight, and electricity and heat conduction.

The Most Insane Yacht on Earth Just Got Even Insaner

AS FAR AS sporting trophies go, it's hard to find any older than the America's Cup. Sailing teams have been fighting over the ornate, sterling silver ewer since 1851.

Dubai plans roll out of chinese single passenger Ehang 184 self-flying pod taxis starting July 2017

Dubai has tested a Chinese prototype of a self-driving hover-taxi, its transport authority said on Monday, with the aim of introducing the aerial vehicle in the emirate by July.

Artificial Intelligence technical talent with F-you money...

For the past year, Google's car project has been a talent sieve, thanks to leadership changes, strategy doubts, new startup dreams and rivals luring self-driving technology experts.

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