Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War?

Dubai’s Hovering Police Credit: HOVERSURF OFFICIAL As we begin a new article series entitled Hoverbikes we draw our eyes to the widening popularity that these futuristic vehicles are gaining. We deal with two interesting ideas: the application of these machines as policing tools and weapons. We begin in the dust strewn paradise of Dubai. The…

Alternative Afterlives #1: Elysium

Credit: elysiumspace Elysium Space is a new company with an expertise in a discipline similar to another featured company that I’ve already covered. If you guys remember the Celestis company, they were launching the ashes of the deceased into space so that you could have a space burial. Elysium Space holds the exact same goal,…

Hoverbikes

This series will focus on the emerging technology of hoverbikes. Other hover-based technology will be included here as well.  Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War? Dubai’s Hovering Police Kalashnikov: created a hoverbike model A New World Record Mechanical Menagerie #4: The Future of Transportation #1 Kitty Hawk: created a hovercraft…

Mechanical Menagerie #9: Holograms

I hope you guys are ready for more holograms! The first is a cube called the Merge Virtual Reality Merge Cube, a holographic cube which can display different games on 1 side. I definitely recommend looking at their website and seeing the different types of games that they offer. https://mergevr.com/cube Voxon Photonics Credit: Voxon Photonics…

RoboDrill

I found this article on the recent robot duel which had information that I hadn’t heard of before regarding the future of the robot fighting league MegaBots imagines. A modification they want to make to the robots is to standardize the cockpits and make them safer while another is to create modular parts which would…

YouTube Excellence #1: Primitive Technology

I’ve wanted to do a series on YouTubers for a bit but now I’ve gotten the idea for exactly what to do so I will be showing you guys some of my favorite YouTubers and why I think they are unique when compared to others. Have you ever wondered how our ancestors made anything from…

Sustainability #3: Walking for Power

Walking Power Credit: Pavegen PavaGen is a company that has developed the concept of piezoelectricity into a real world technology. Just a lab experiment a few years ago piezoelectricity can now be harnessed to the benefit of humans. This form of electricity works by applying stress to materials which upon changing shape generate an electric…

Mechanical Menagerie #8: Drones Everywhere

A Bladeless Drone Credit: reddotsg Do you remember the bladeless fans from Dyson? This drone works on the same concept. By eliminating the moving parts it only needs to be shaped and equipped. It has three rotors along the drone with a large one in the center and exhausts along the sides. By using none…

Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas: Aftermath

I just watched the Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas bout and my feelings are a bit mixed. On the one hand the first round was disappointing but the second round was very engaging. The best way to describe the fighting for those about to watch would be as follows. If you’re expecting fast paced action then…

Eagle Prime vs. Kuratas

Credit: MegaBots Inc The original gentlemanly declaration to engage in mechanized melee.    The time we have all eagerly waited for has finally arrived and the wait has been sweetened with every sneak peak and shot of vehicular carnage. Billed as the “World’s First Giant Robot Fight”, the upcoming bout (will there be rounds?) between…

Automated #2: Self-Driving Delivery – A Mechanical Menagerie Special Issue

Credit: TODAY    Another job may be on its way out at Domino’s. The company collaborated with Ford to produce a self-driving car for the purposes of delivering pizzas without a driver. It’s currently being deployed in Ann Arbor, Michigan where their headquarters are located and is being tested before the program is expanded. When the…

Science

Non-European Blondes Blonde isn’t just for the Europeans Alien Hunt Let’s find some aliens! MIT Sets Nuclear Record MIT sets another record Spray on Skin! Spray on skin! Asgardia Update 1 An update on Asgardia Genos Sell your genome A Second Skin An artificial skin You Have A New Organ The Mesentery Bee Soccer Watch…