19 Mar 2015

Tired of pretending to have your own plane with flight simulation or tired of sitting in traffic?  Want an option that could prove cheaper than buying a brand new airplane?  The wait maybe over for one company at least.  AeroMobil, a Slovakian company is planning on selling its flying car, the AeroMobil 3.0, in 2017.

15 Oct 2013

SpaceX just took another leap forward, or should we say hop with its Grasshopper test flight.  It hit 2440 feet (744 meters) above the McGregor, Texas facility.  They filmed using a hexacopter equipped with an HD camera.  This achievement occurred on October 7th 2013.  This is a rocket capable of launching and landing vertically, as seen in this video.  The goal of this program is to create a reusable first stage rocket engine for the Falcon 9.  Typically the first stage falls back to the earth and crashes in the ocean.  The goal is to have that first stage return to earth controlled and save money for future flights. 

03 Jan 2013

There is a new type of aircraft taking to the skies, specifically, a new type of rigid aircraft that isn't a blimp.  This craft has the potential to change air travel and military transport as well.

25 Jun 2012

With all the talk of flying cars in recent days and over the years, one possibility seems to have gotten left behind:  flying bicycles.  A few Czech engineers and hobbyists have proposed a flying bike that can float above the pavement thanks to four battery-powered propellers.

Design Your Dreams team has used only a few off-the-shelf components and turned an e-bike concept into what is basically a two-wheeled multicopter/quadcopter called the f-bike.  This device should be capable of vertical takeoffs and landings and up to five minutes of flight.

30 May 2012

Volkswagen launched its "People's Car" project in 2011 to solicit ideas for futuristic visions and concepts that could one day be made into reality.  It had over 119,000 ideas posted and Volkswagen chose three concepts to highlight the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, which included the Music Car, the Smart Key and the Hover Car.

25 May 2012

Tech-Stew Podcast E16: Whoa Not So Fast was recorded on Friday May 25th, 2012.

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Facebook launches a camera app, Windows 8 booting too fast, Leap Motion control system, Verizon kills grandfathered unlimited plans, SpaceX docks with iss and more.

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21 May 2012

So you want that special car that can do it all.  One that goes fast and can transform into a boat in mere seconds.  The Sea Lion is the car you seek - the world's fastest amphibious "land speed" vehicle and you can buy it for $259,500 (USD).

08 May 2012

If you live in Nevada, get ready to see cars zipping down the highways while the driver relaxes, hands-off.  Nevada has given Google the first U.S. license to test driverless cars.

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles announced it has approved Google's application to test the autonomous vehicles on public roads.  The DMV will require at least two people in the vehicle during testing, one being in the driver's seat.

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