Tag: technology

lazareth’s flying motorcycle goes from road to sky in 60 seconds

french custom auto/moto maker lazareth is one step closer to realising its vision of a flying motorcycle. a new video showing off the moto volante demonstrates its ability to take off successfully and achieve a hover, even if with a few stabling tethers. the model in question looks a lot like lazareth’s LM-847, a four-wheel mechanical sculpture built […]

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Wearing the Inside Out: Meaningful (Dis)connections

When used for purposes of knowledge acquisition, information sharing, and community involvement, no one would debate the idea that social media can have an enduring positive impact our lives. However, with every scroll, click, like, and share, the digital debris that we collect and store on our internal ‘hard drive’ has a way of leaving […]

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The Doomed Ethiopian Airlines Flight Seems To Have Crashed Due To A Fatal Flaw With Boeing’s 737 Max 8 Maneuvering System

GETTY / UPROXX When Ethiopian flight 302 crashed en route to Nairobi on Sunday, there was immediate speculation that the cause of the wreck had to do with the communication between the plane’s on-board Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) and the Angle of Attack (AOA) sensors, located on the nose of the plane. This theory […]

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restaurant will serve 3D-printed sushi based on customer’s saliva and urine

a japanese company is fusing science and sushi to create nutrient-rich foods based on individual requirements. open meals wants to create 3D-printed sushi by analyzing the saliva, urine and stool of diners so that every piece is tailored to their needs. the concept envisions a restaurant that employs a system of robotic arms and 3D printers […]

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toni the robotic bartender manages 158 bottles, crafts cocktails and doesn’t interrupt stories

makr shakr has poured liters of time, research, design and user experience into robot bartenders, since designboom’s first coverage in 2013. it began as a social experiment, designed by carlo ratti, to study how people might embrace AI and other digital manufacturing solutions in an unexpected setting. evidently, it was received well and the idea took […]

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an origami robot gripper could help pack your groceries in the future

a team of technologists at MIT have developed a robot gripper that uses a 3D-printed origami structure to lift up to 100 times its own weight. the cone-shaped gripper comprises three parts — a 3D-printed, 16-piece silicone rubber skeleton with a gripper-to-mount connector encased by an airtight skin.  a vacuum collapses the origami-inspired gripper which then […]

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fynn.design envisions an autonomous courier system as the future of delivering packages

‘pac’ is a personal, autonomous concierge system imagined by fynn.design as the future of delivering packages. the project seeks to transform the current mode of parcel transportation as currently many do not reach their destinations and couriers are contributing to a large percentage of urban congestion. this proposal imagines parcel distribution of the future by creating a […]

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What To Do If Your Flight Was Booked On A Boeing 737 Max 8

Getty / Uproxx On Wednesday afternoon, following Canada’s decision to ground the Boeing 737 Max 8, President Trump announced that the US would also be temporarily ceasing operation of the controversial aircraft (and its sister craft the 737 Max 9) until further investigation. If you’ve already been booked on a flight on the 737 Max […]

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onewheel pint is a mini, portable one-wheeled skateboard for novices

maker of onewheel electric boards, future motion, has unveiled the pint, a new single-wheeled skateboard that’s smaller and more portable than those that have come before. announced at future motion’s launch press event in manhattan, the onewheel pint is the lightest and most affordable onewheel to date. images courtesy of future motion the pint has three […]

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MUJI debuts a self-driving bus that 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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Pilots Shared Doubts About The Boeing 737 Max 8 Months Before The Ethiopia Crash

Wikimedia Commons Months before Ethiopian Airlines flight 302 crashed on its way to Nairobi, US-based pilots had reportedly expressed concerns about the Boeing 737 Max 8 to federal authorities, according to The Dallas Morning News. Sunday’s 737 Max 8 crash was the second since October 2018, when the same type of aircraft crashed in Indonesia, […]

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US president trump says airplane design is too complex – is simpler better?

US president trump takes to twitter, lamenting that automated airplane technologies are too complex — are simpler, more manual aircrafts better? in the wake of a recent number of airline crashes, trump expresses his critiques of the technological complexities of commercial aircraft. on march 10th a boeing 737 max 8 crashed in ethiopia after pilots […]

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Researchers say quasistatic signals will protect wearables and implants from hackers

As wearable devices and medical implants become more common, their likelihood of being targeted by hackers increases, with stakes that could be even higher than traditional computer viruses. But researchers at Purdue University have developed a way to improve both the security and longevity of these devices: a switch from conventional electromagnetic wireless signals to […]

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tobias trübenbacher develops ‘IGNIS’ to provide light and power in remote locations

tobias trübenbacher, a product design student at the university of the arts berlin, has designed ‘IGNIS’ – a tool that uses the heat of flames, transforms it into electricity and stores it to provide light and power whenever and wherever it is needed. currently, nearly two billion people worldwide have no access to modern energy services, […]

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toyota reveals self-driving moon rover for japan’s 2029 moon landing

toyota announces plans to join forces with the japan aerospace exploration agency (JAXA) to build a pressurized self-driving rover that will land on the moon in 2029. the six-wheeled electric vehicle will be capable of accommodating two people for a distance of 10,000 kilometers using toyota’s fuel cell technology. at 6 meters long, 5.2 meters wide and 3.8 […]

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