DARPA Engineers are Reinventing the Wheel with Shapeshifting Tires

DARPA Engineers are Reinventing the Wheel with Shapeshifting Tires

DARPA’s Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program aims to improve mobility, survivability, safety, and effectiveness of future combat vehicles without piling on armor. The demonstrations featured here show progress on technologies for travelling quickly over...
Tesla Asks for Model 3 Factory Volunteers to Prove Haters Wrong

Tesla Asks for Model 3 Factory Volunteers to Prove Haters Wrong

Some Model S and X workers may switch to Model 3 line Friday Reaching goal would be ‘incredible victory,’ executive says Elon Musk’s vision of building a mass-production electric-vehicle manufacturer. “I find that personally insulting, and you should too,” Field wrote...
Casting the Mirror for the Worlds Largest Telescope

Casting the Mirror for the Worlds Largest Telescope

Building a mirror for any giant telescope is no simple feat. The sheer size of the glass, the nanometer precision of its curves, its carefully calculated optics, and the adaptive software required to run it make this a task of herculean proportions. But the recent...
Heres Why Alexa Wont Light Up During Amazon Super Bowl Ad

Heres Why Alexa Wont Light Up During Amazon Super Bowl Ad

Amazon.com Inc. is advertising its Alexa-powered speakers in the big game on Sunday. It’s an amusing 90 seconds that features celebrities like Gordon Ramsay, Rebel Wilson, Anthony Hopkins, Cardi B and the world’s wealthiest...
Deep in the Desert, the Hyperloop Comes to Life

Deep in the Desert, the Hyperloop Comes to Life

When the hyperloop first sparked a frenzy in 2013, it was just an Elon Musk Big Idea—very exciting, maybe possible, definitely hard to believe. Now, five years on, a version of the futuristic, tube-based transportation system is taking shape in the Nevada desert. Some...