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Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

Hyperloop One has made another major milestone since the first propulsion open-air test. The Hyperloop One test vehicle, or more correctly, a sled, hurled down the near-vacuum test track and levitated by the virtue of magnetic levitation for a good 3 seconds before coming to a halt on its own. The first full scale system test was conducted in private, witnessed by 200 hundred engineers and staff on May 12, 2017. During the test, the team tested the entire system ranging from the motor to the levitation technology to the vacuum pumping system, for the very first time. Continue reading Hyperloop One Vehicle Levitates In Full-scale Test, Made Major Milestone

dBud Earplugs Lets You Adjust The Amount Of Noise You Want To Cut Out

Bionic ears aren’t real yet, but if we don’t protect our ears, we won’t even have basic sense of hearing, let along hearing whisper made around the block. Sadly, a lot people ignore the fact that everyday noise can contribute to potential hearing loss. Modern people’s favorite activities like clubbing, DJ-ing, going to concert and even traffic noises has the potential to destroy our hearing, but it need not be the case, if you put on a pair of high-tech earplugs like the dBud. Continue reading dBud Earplugs Lets You Adjust The Amount Of Noise You Want To Cut Out

Wearable Robotic Limbs Because, Four Arms Is Always Better Than Two

Ladies and gentlemen, may we present to you, the real-life Doctor Octopus. But wait. It only has two additional limbs, which means it is not quite an octopus; it is more like Doctor Ant! Jokes aside, what we are talking about is actually a wearable robotic limbs developed by Inami Hiyama Laboratory called MetaLimbs. Described as Multiple Arms Interaction Metamorphism, it comprises of two robotic arms control bt devices attached to you knees and feet. By moving the knees and/or flexing the feet, you can pretty much command the limbs to do your bidding. Continue reading Wearable Robotic Limbs Because, Four Arms Is Always Better Than Two

This Is A Floating Trash Can That ‘Sucks’ Debris Into Its ‘Belly’

Sometimes, geological changes caused sink holes to form under lakes which result in water being drained away. A lake in California leverages on this hole-in-the-water phenomena to drain off excess water in Lake Berryessa in Napa County and direct them to behind the dam. So, what have all these have to do with Seabin? Well, nothing, actually, except that it is seaborne trash collecting device that is based on the same principle of when water meets a hole. Continue reading This Is A Floating Trash Can That ‘Sucks’ Debris Into Its ‘Belly’

Lowe’s Stock Employees Go High-tech With Specially Developed Exosuits

Caring for your employees means doing more than just paying the correct wages and on time; it includes looking after their wellbeing such as, for example, taking the load off their shoulders when moving heavy objects, like what Lowe’s did and is doing for some of the company’s stock employees. The American home improvement retail chain’s Innovation Labs has teamed up with Virginia Tech College of Engineering to develop an exosuit that will help employees to lift and move product through the stores with less strain. Continue reading Lowe’s Stock Employees Go High-tech With Specially Developed Exosuits

Engineering Marvel: A 400HP 1.5L Engine From Nissan That Fits Into A Bag

Remember the ZEOD RC we spoke about a few years ago? Well, to be honest, while I did write the post, I didn’t think it was so advanced until today. Sure, we all knew it was a hybrid with a radical form that could pave way for electric car 24-hour endurance race, but what we may have overlooked was the engine that powers it. The engine was nothing short of an engineering marvel, really. I mean, imagine this: a 1.5L engine that kicks out 400 horses? That some serious shit there and what makes this motor even more impressive is, it only has three cylinders and measures only 20 inches (508 mm) big and weighs at modest 88 lbs (40 kilograms). Continue reading Engineering Marvel: A 400HP 1.5L Engine From Nissan That Fits Into A Bag

How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!

There are many tech developed by private contractors for the government that we don’t know about. Some of these tech, like those once used by CIA, were quite mind-boggling advanced for their time. Now, this probably don’t come as a surprise – thanks the hordes of Hollywood spy movies, but I bet you didn’t know that the military also possesses some pretty crazy cool gadgets and the Jetboots Hands-free Diver Propulsion System is one of them. While underwater jetpack is not new, the Jetboots here is on a league of its own. Continue reading How “Jetboots” Helped Elite Forces In Modern Warfare And Yes, They Exist!

Water Treadmill Reduces Jogging Impact, Can Use For Injury Therapy Too

A person who has knee or any lower limb joint issues should avoid activities like running where impacts that would reverberate to those area of concern. That means jogging for the purpose of keeping fit is out of question, but not if Aqua Treadmill by Osaka City based Water Walker & Spa can help. By the virtue of the product name, you should already have some idea what it is. Aqua Treadmill is basically treadmill submerged in water, so you can jog with lesser impact. Continue reading Water Treadmill Reduces Jogging Impact, Can Use For Injury Therapy Too

This Is A Dual-zone Climate Control Duvet And It Will Make The Bed For You

Good news, lazy bums. Here’s a smart duvet called, well, Smartduvet Breeze, that will eliminate one of your early morning agonies because it will make the bed. Isn’t it wonderful? Nobody loves to make the bed, especially when getting out bed in the morning is in itself a struggle for some. The magic behind this awesome invention is a network of air chambers that, when filled with air, unfolds or unroll the duvet and thus, the bed is made. But making bed is not the only thing it is good at; it also boasts individual climate control, so you and your the other half can have your very own preferred temperature when buried under the Smartduvet Breeze. Continue reading This Is A Dual-zone Climate Control Duvet And It Will Make The Bed For You

This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security

This is O-R3, a four-wheel security robot from Singapore-based Otsaw Digital that is designed to take the place of humans to patrol large outdoor compound. With a chubby and somewhat diminutive stature, coupled with big round headlights that look like eyes, the O-R3 looks more like a cartoon character out to entertain kids. However, kids it will not entertain for it as more important tasks at hand. Beneath its cute appearance hides an array of sophisticated technologies, including high-tech sensors, advanced machine learning algorithm and 3D SLAM technology, that will allow it to execute patrol duties normally carried by humans. Continue reading This Is Otsaw O-R3, The World’s First Ground-Aerial Outdoor Security