Reaction Engines Ltd. announced on Wednesday the completion of a critical round of testing of its SABRE engine’s precooler system. JB--this could be the paradigm shift that allows inexpensive access to Outer Space.
New polymer aerogels from NASA Glenn Research Center are flexible and 500 times stronger than traditional aerogels. JB--This has the potential to be a huge energy saver across industries and perfect material for space suits.
After it was first cast out to sea less than a year ago from San Francisco’s bay, the PacX Wave Glider, also known as Papa Mau, finally reached the end of its epic journey after it reached Queensland, Australia setting a new world record for the...SE
BROWN (US) — Researchers have performed a set of experiments for the first time to measure how two critical brain circuits interact.Until now, brain scientists have been almost completely in the dark about how most of the nonspecific thalamus...SE
Aeros has created a prototype of its new breed of variable buoyancy air craft and it expects the vehicle to be finished before the end of 2012.JB--What makes this Local Tech is its ability to "land and take off" with no significant infrastructure. That is perfect for localtech situations where moving things thru the air is the best choice but the locals don't want to build an airport.
Chinese and other Asian investors are buying its forestland, groundwater rights included...JB--This is an emerging trend that addresses both Supertech and Limitstech issues. Instead of "buying" more water access, why are these countries reducing their use of water and treating it like it is: an essential resoiurce for the future of their populace?
Researchers from New York's Stony Brook University have developed a device capable of harvesting energy from train-induced rail track vibrations. JB--a good example of using energy now wasted. Think of integrating such systems into the footings below the rails.
A great video featuring the NG Connect LTE Connected Car, showcasing the capabilities that Long Term Evolution (LTE), the next generation of mobile networks, what it will bring to car (The LTE Connected Car, is this the future Car? SE