Autonomous plane is developed at MIT

We’ve all heard of the Google autonomous car, and how cool it sounds reading while driving to work. But how about flying a plane without having to even get a licence? Well i’ll be honest with you, this might be at least a decade from now, but at least were heading in the right direction. Thanks to the folks at MIT, they have built a small UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle)  that can fly without someone controlling it on the ground. Hows that you ask? Well by snapping a small notebook processor and a laser will do the trick. This small UAV is capable of making small sharp turns in the flint of the second, while maintaining its course. Don’t believe me? Just check out the video above.

Source: Gigaom

DARPA’s Captive Air Amphibious Transporter can drive on anything, including water

Getting to people in a regionally disaster, can be a huge problem, as there are many obstacles and debris in the way. Overcoming that problem, can be very expensive, including aerial, sea, and ground solutions. But what could you do if you could combine sea and ground solutions? Well you would get a Captive Air Amphibious Transporter. Furthermore, DARPA decide make a massive water tank, to be able to reach people no matter where they are on the ground or sea. It’s also able to carry supplies on its way. To sea this massive show of power, just look at the video above.

Source: Engadget

NASA’s Morpheus lander crashes, burns and explodes in unsuccessful test-flight

Getting Curiosity to Mars didn’t happen without some mistakes. Therefore, this has to be one of NASA’s mistakes for launching some future spaceship. Although the test flight had failed, NASA did get some data back on what could happen while launching a small spaceship. Finally, this may come at a loss for NASA, but a complete gain for the internet entertainment industry (in other words, the YouTube community). Enjoy the spectacular show right up front.

Source: NASA

NASA’s X-48C hybrid plane successfully completes first flight

 

Right now your looking at the future design for planes you’ll be riding a decade from now. This new look is supposed to be super efficient and cost-effective. It will be able to save somewhere between 20 to 30 percent of fuel, increase fuel capacity, and provides us with a quieter ride. NASA  and its partner Boeing,  successfully completed the X-48C hybrid plane’s first test flight proving that the design is at least flyable.

Source: Cnet

Google’s Self-Driving car reaches 300,000 miles with no accidents

Are you dreaming about that day where you can take a snooze while driving to work? Read a book, when you get stuck in traffic? With that in mind, Google has read your thoughts and is pushing its car program to new levels. With a car driving over 300,000 miles without an accident is a horrific task. Therefore, Google think it’s so safe, that their willing to give it to some employees for their commute to work. Usually this car would require two people or more in the car while driving, for safe keeping. In all things considered I still wouldn’t want to hop into one of those cars, yet. Would you?

Source: Google Blog

Flexible Battery has promised us a future for flexible things

A flexible sold state battery has been born, so you can cross it off your list with things that need to be flexible.  With this in mind, at the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, they have decided to give the a world a gift, so we’ll be one step closer to those flexible gadgets. How will this effect you, you ask? Well, just for starters, imagine fitting a full ten inch tablet in your pocket, or folding your computer screen and taking it on the road. Even if those things sound really cool, we  are still at least a year away from finding these products at our local electronics store.

Source: TechCrunch

World’s First Quantum Router has been given life

All these advances in technology and we still don’t have the chance to own our own Quantum Computer. Well now we can add another item on the list for all Quantum things we don’t have. However, at Tsinghau University in China they can check off their list for inventing something Quantum. When will this awesome router arrive at our households you ask? Well i’d give it a couple of years before we can even answer that question. 

Source: Technology Review (MIT)