How we can make super-fast hyperloop travel a reality

How we can make super-fast hyperloop travel a reality

Across Europe and parts of Asia, travellers can enjoy some of the fastest rail services in the world. From Málaga to Madrid, Tokyo to Osaka, high-speed electric trains condense the travel times between major hubs by racing along at some 300kph. The fastest commercial service in the world is the Shanghai maglev – short for…

United Nations To Get Tough On Killer Robots In 2017

United Nations To Get Tough On Killer Robots In 2017

Artificial intelligence (AI) researchers are becoming increasingly united in their calls to put a stop to the killer robot uprising before it has a chance to begin, and it seems the UN is now prepared to heed these demands, with member states agreeing to make regulating autonomous weapons a priority in 2017. While this may…

Amazon Completes First Drone Delivery In Just 13 Minutes

Amazon Completes First Drone Delivery In Just 13 Minutes

The age of instant gratification has reached new heights, thanks to the impending arrival of Amazon’s super-fast drone deliveries. In the company’s first trial for its new airborne service, a customer in Cambridge, England, received a package containing an Amazon Fire TV box and a packet of popcorn just 13 minutes after placing his order….

Would You Eat A 3D Printed Pizza?

Would You Eat A 3D Printed Pizza?

Could you imagine serving a 3D printed turkey for Christmas lunch? Or munching on a 3D printed pizza for an afternoon snack? This is not as far fetched as it sounds. While 3D printers have mainly been in the news for their ability to manufacture inedible goods, they are increasingly being used for culinary endeavours….

World's First Supersized Manned Mech Takes Its First Steps

World's First Supersized Manned Mech Takes Its First Steps

Now it’s 2017, it is about time we have giant humanoid robots. Well, enter METHOD-2, a 4-meter-tall (13.1 foot) bipedal, manned “mech” vehicle that looks like it’s just stomped its way straight out of a futuristic anime series. The vehicle’s arms appear to be controlled through the movement of an onboard pilot. As you can see in the videos, it…

2016, The Year That Was: Science And Technology

2016, The Year That Was: Science And Technology

2016 may have been gruelling for some, with the political shockwaves of Brexit and the election in the US of Donald Trump, not to mention a spate of celebrity deaths. But it was a big year for those engaging the tools of empirical science to better understand the natural universe around us. In fact, 2016…