With an all star cast of executives and designers from the likes of Tesla, BMW, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Landrover and SpaceX, a new company called Faraday Future with 200 employees today are secretly building an electric vehicle to rival the king of electric cars, Tesla Motors. Based in Gardena, CA, projections are that their first vehicle will be on the market in 2017! Exciting times. http://wot.motortrend.com/1507_new_california_based_electric_car_company_emerges_faraday_future.html
Category: Cutting Edge Technology
Based upon research from the 2013 X-51A Waverider tests, a new hypersonic U.S. plane is planned for flight in 2023 at speeds five times the speed of sound! DARPA, the U.S. Defense Research Program also is continuing on its XS-1 experimental space plane program to launch satellites into space.
A grad student from the UK’s Royal College of Art, has devised a synthetic leaf that uses photosynthesis to create oxygen as real plants do on earth. The invention may spark a new hope for extended human space flight and colonization, as a bio synthetic source of oxygen can now be carried and created artificially in space! http://rt.com/usa/176860-synthetic-biological-leaf-created/
For about the cost of a Toyota Camry or Ford Explorer, you too can now join the ranks of eco-conscious automobile owners! The Tesla Model 3 will have a range of 200 miles on a single charge, and its $35k price is happy news for the rest of us 99% folks. http://www.popsugar.com/tech/Tesla-Model-3-Price-35260180
Science fiction is now science fact: the US FDA has approved an exo-skeleton for physically disabled and paralyzed people the freedom of mobility. The personal robotic assistive device from ReWalk Robotics will cost $69,500 and is currently limited to users 5’3″ to 6’3″ in height and up to 220 lbs in weight. http://mashable.com/2014/06/30/fda-approves-robotic-exoskeleton-paralyzed-rewalk/
Italian coffee giant Lavazza has teamed up with Agrotec to come up with the first ‘fresh brewed’ coffee machine for the International Space Station. Called ISSpresso, the machine will bring fresh brewed Italian coffee to space station astronauts for the first time in history! http://www.space.com/26276-international-space-station-espresso-machine.html
A supercomputer designed by two Russian scientists has passed the Turing Test, a test to see if a conversation with a computer can fool humans, at the University of Reading at the Royal Society of London on June 7th. The chat based challenge fooled judges 33% of the time as a 13 year old Ukranian boy, the threshold for passing the Turing Test. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2014/06/eugene-the-supercomputer-not-13-year-old-first-to-beat-the-turing-test/
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA has announced the test launch of its saucer shaped Low-Density Supersonic Decelerator (LDSD) test vehicle. The test flight at U.S. Navy’s Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii will evaluate a new balloon-assisted launch technology of the future! http://www.space.com/26100-nasa-flying-saucer-mars-landing-test-launch.html
Physicists at the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience at the Delft University of Technology have confirmed the successful teleporation of quantum particles at a distance of 10 feet. A breakthrough in controlling quantum entanglement theory, the scientists plan a follow up experiment at a distance of 1/2 km to further confirm their experiment! http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/30/science/scientists-report-finding-reliable-way-to-teleport-data.html?_r=2
Elon Musk’s SpaceX has announced the Dragon V2, the first commercial manned reusable spacecraft. Designed to land vertically back down to Earth, the 7 seater spaceship can be refueled and ready to go back into space the same day!