Tag: technology

researchers create bulletproof 3D printed cubes using complex patterns

researchers at rice university in houston have used 3D printing methods to create polymer cubes that can withstand bullets. made up of numerous layers of different patterns, the cubes’ elaborate structure makes them ultra-durable. the group of 12 researchers found that the cubes with these particular structures were significantly better at withstanding the impact of […]

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Google’s Android version of iMessage is here, but there’s a catch

× Google’s Android version of iMessage is here, but there’s a catch People with Android phones in the United States will now be able to opt into the new texting service that Google calls Chat. The Android version of iMessage is based on a wireless standard called Rich Communication Services (RCS), and is supposed to replace SMS texts. […]

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Volkswagen Boosts Tech Spending to $66 Billion Over Five Years

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the HY project adds artificial sound to electric cars to stimulate plant growth

despite the numerous advantages hybrid and electric vehicles provide for the environment and our overall health, the issue of sound, or the lack thereof, is yet to be fully resolved. posing a risk to pedestrians that cannot hear an incoming car, recent regulations have come into force in the EU stipulating that all new electric […]

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skillful coder diana smith creates baroque paintings with freehand CSS and HTML

UI engineer diana smith creates baroque-inspired portraits using HTML and CSS. using these two hypertext markup languages — jargon for the coding that makes up what you see displayed on web browsers — smith creates every single element by hand. image courtesy of @modestmeows smith‘s portraits, titled ‘pure CSS francine‘ and ‘pure CSS lace‘, are […]

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mclaren reveals ‘elva’ supercar with no roof, windows or windshield

mclaren has unveiled its new ultimate series roadster, the elva. featuring an open-cockpit two-seater with no roof, no windows and no windshield, the supercar adds a new dimension to the range-topping lineage. the elva name celebrates the renowned bruce mclaren-designed 1960s mclaren-elva sportscars, which embodied british manufacturer’s pioneering design and engineering principles. its also the […]

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Dopamine Fasting Probably Doesn’t Work, Try This Instead

During a “dopamine fast,” you’re supposed to abstain from the kinds of things you normally enjoy doing, such as alcohol, sex, drugs, gaming, talking to others, going online and, in some extremes, pleasurable eating. The idea is to “reset” your neurochemical system by de-stimulating it. If it sounds a bit out there, you’re not alone […]

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an original volkswagen beetle was taken apart to create these mini bikes

custom build specialist brent walter has taken apart an original volkswagen beetle to create two retro-styled mini bikes. called the ‘volkspod’, walter repurposes the fenders from a type 1 model melding them together to create a custom frame. images courtesy of brent walter beneath the custom frame, which has been worked to include a head […]

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The Company That’s Bringing James Dean Back With CGI Wants To Do The Same With Other ‘Legends’

Last week, news broke that James Dean, the young actor who died in 1955, had been cast in an upcoming Vietnam War movie titled Finding Jack. How? With the use of advanced digital effects not unlike those used in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — as well as the fact that the company doing […]

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Toyota Thinks Connected Wiper Data Can Improve Weather Forecasts

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pubinno’s ‘internet of beer’ uses AI powered smart taps to serve the perfect pint

if you’ve ever been served a warm beer with a 3-inch-thick foam head then pubinno’s latest innovation is for you. using AI technology, the san francisco-based company has developed a smart system to optimize the draft beer industry by pouring the perfect pint every single time. all images and video courtesy of pubinno with just […]

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Cardi B Offers Her Stance On Instagram Hiding Like Counts And Argues ‘Comments Affect More’

Cardi B is known for broadcasting her opinions on Instagram, which is why the rapper had a lot to say when the social media giant’s CEO Adam Mosser announced they will begin hiding likes for some accounts in the United States. She said that instead of hiding like counts, it would be more beneficial if […]

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rossinavi and pininfarina design sports car-inspired super yacht

following their first collaboration in 2017, rossinavi and pininfarina join elegance, innovation and expertize again to create the super sport 65 yacht. the design, which debuted at fort lauderdale international boat show 2019, is distinctive with a single line connecting the bow and stern. it takes inspiration from the high performance and highly sculptural shapes […]

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volkswagen ID space vizzion concept is a futuristic station wagon

volkswagen has announced the debut of its electric ID. space vizzion concept, which will be unveiled at the los angeles auto show on november 19th 2019. it envisions a zero-emissions vehicle for a new era combining the aerodynamic characteristics of a gran turismo with the spaciousness of an SUV. images courtesy of volkswagne stylistically, the […]

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Thousands of Valentine’s Day texts mysteriously arrive months later

× Thousands of Valentine’s Day texts mysteriously arrive months later Text messages received overnight on Wednesday caused confusion, misunderstandings and even alarm for some recipients. The text messages appear to have originally been sent on February 14, Valentine’s Day, but were received more than eight months later with Wednesday’s time stamp. The total number of messages sent […]

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MUJI’s self-driving bus can handle all weather conditions

japanese lifestyle retailer MUJI, and finnish autonomous driving company sensible 4, have launched the first driverless bus for all weather conditions. titled ‘GACHA’, and previously announced on designboom here, the self-driving shuttle bus has been presented in helsinki with a view to begin public-facing operations as soon as this april. GACHA will begin operating for […]

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the rolls-royce cullinan uses 1344 lights to create ‘starry sky’ effect inside

rolls-royce has launched the third iteration of its bespoke family of motor cars, otherwise known as black badge. described by the british luxury automobile maker, the ‘cullinan‘ edition is the ‘darkest, most urban expression’ added to the series yet. images courtesy of rolls-royce it features a 6.75-litre v12 engine that delivers an increased power output […]

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