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​Superfast hyperloop transportation could arrive in about five years, CEO says

Hyperloop Technologies, one company pursuing a futuristic transportation idea, believes it'll build three demonstration lines early next decade.

By November 5, 2015


We're living in the future with shiny tech -- and plenty of duds

On Back to the Future Day, we can truly say the future is now. We have technology at our fingertips that would blow Marty McFly's mind. Look behind the glitz, though, and you'll see a pile of castoff failures.

By October 21, 2015


Seek-and-destroy robot to stop starfish killing the Great Barrier Reef

The Queensland University of Technology is developing an autonomous robot to deal with the one of the biggest threats to the Great Barrier Reef: Crown-of-Thorns Starfish.

By September 7, 2015


Teeny tiny robotic tentacles can grasp an ant without hurting it

Pneumatically powered tiny tentacles enable robots to grasp and handle tiny, delicate objects without damaging them.

By June 22, 2015


Heat-gathering concept tire charges electric cars on the go

At the Geneva auto show, Goodyear shows off an intriguing concept tire that would feed an electric car's batteries while rolling down the road.

By March 4, 2015


ElectricMood scooter promises effortless personal transport

This folding push-style scooter weighs only 22 pounds, runs for 12 miles on a charge and can go over 15 mph, its Indiegogo campaign promises.

By February 11, 2015


Drone carrying 3 kilos of meth crashes near US-Mexico border

Tijuana shoppers experience a close encounter of an illegal kind after a drug-smuggling drone crash-lands in a store parking lot.

By January 22, 2015


Wanderers: 3D-printed spacewear for medieval Arab astronauts

A series of 3D-printed garments is inspired by space travel, symbiosis and the medieval astronomers of the Middle East.

By December 11, 2014


My future dream car: A high-tech marvel with retro-cool looks

My personal car of tomorrow looks like a 1964 Shelby with hydrogen fuel cells, airless tires, self-driving tech and an exterior grown from seed.

By November 26, 2014


Invention lets newborns in incubators feel mom's heartbeat

Intel "Make it Wearable" finalist Team Babybe created a wearable that lets preemies or other babies in incubators feel their parents' heartbeat while separated.

By October 30, 2014