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World’s smallest flying car aims to light the 2020 Olympic flame

A group of Japanese engineers are aiming to launch the world's smallest flying car, the Skydrive, in time for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. Designed by Cartivator, a Tokyo- and Toyota City-based non-profit run by...
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Meet the 89-Year Old Aiming to Disrupt the Railroad

89-year-old Max Schlienger is an accomplished engineer who leads his family-run company Flight Rail Corp. Its sole product, the “Vectorr” system, uses a propulsion method like no other: Between the rails...
PrISUm Solar Vehicle

Student’s Solar Vehicle to Compete in World Solar Challenge

This October, Iowa State University's PrISUm design team will travel to Darwin Australia, where its solar-assisted electric vehicle (SAEV), Penumbra, will compete in the 2017 Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. The team set...
Tesla Model X

Tesla Model X First SUV To Achieve All 5-Star Crash Ratings

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) announced that after conducting independent testing, it has awarded Model X a 5-star safety rating in every category and sub-category, making it the first...
SpaceX Dragon

SpaceX Launches NASA’s Roll Out Solar Array

SpaceX launched a Dragon rocket to the International Space Station (ISS), delivering supplies and research projects to the orbiting laboratory. Among the experiments onboard is ROSA, a Roll-Out Solar Array made...
SureFly Workhorse

SureFly Hybrid Electric Passenger-carrying Air Taxi Announced

The Ohio-based firm, Workhorse, which specializes in everything from autonomous drone delivery systems to hybrid-electric propulsion systems,  has unveiled its hybrid passenger-carrying model, the SureFly, and the aircraft could take flight as...
Giant Plane

World’s largest plane built to launch rockets into space

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has spent the last six years working on a giant aircraft capable of launching rockets into space. Today, his company Stratolaunch Systems literally rolled that plane out...
Kitty Hawk Flying Car

What Does It Takes To Pilot A Kitty Hawk Flying Car?

It's been about a month since Kitty Hawk, the stealth company working on a flying car and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, unveiled its first public prototype of the Flyer. Kitty...
boring skate

Elon Musk reveals his new “underground passenger vehicle”

The electric vehicles were briefly first shown in a video Musk shared in April during a Ted Talk presentation, but in the new images, you can clearly see that these are passenger...
Electron 3D printed rocket

Battery-powered 3D printed rocket launched by New Zealand

Rocket Lab, the company behind the launch, is among the 30 or so organisations developing small-scale satellite launches as an alternative to large launchers, which typically charge around $50 million per...