September 26, 2018

A Scottish entrepreneur behind a range of hydrogen vans is planning a 400-mile drive from Glasgow to London to show off the green-energy vehicles. 

Emil Rangelov's fleet of futuristic H2Vans are designed to drive for hours without refuelling and thei...

September 26, 2018

The world's first flying car is set to go on the market with pre-sales scheduled to begin next month. 

The first of the two-seat hybrid-electric vehicles, which can switch between driving and flying modes in less than a minute, will be delivered to customers next year. 
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September 25, 2018

Robots of the future could learn to grasp and pick up delicate objects thanks to a new material inspired by human skin.  

Experts have built a tactile sensor that detects pressure and sends out an electric pulse in response to touch.

As well as its applications for...

September 25, 2018

A cafe in Japan is employing robot waiters controlled remotely from home by people with severe physical disabilities.

The androids, about as tall as a seven-year-old child, transmit sound and video over the internet, allowing their operators to direct them via tabl...

September 18, 2018

A futuristic, solar-powered yacht which can cruise the globe without stopping to refuel has been unveiled by its  Swiss designers.

The electric SolarImpact yacht is longer than a blue whale and topped with enough solar panels to cover a regulation-size tennis court.

The...

September 17, 2018

Amazon is opening its first cashier-less grocery store outside of its hometown of Seattle. The new store is opening in Chicago today. Like the other stores before it, it’s open long hours (from 7AM to 8PM), and it doesn’t have any checkout lines.

Amazon has three other...

September 13, 2018

The long, sizzling love affair between America and meat may finally be cooling off, a new report reveals. 

Two thirds of Americans said that they have cut back the amount of meat they eat, according to the results of a newly-published Johns Hopkins survey. 

Public health...

September 13, 2018

BMW has revealed a self-driving motorcycle that can speed around a racetrack and even park itself without anyone sat on top.

The vehicle is powered by intelligent software that can turn, accelerate, lean around corners and brake with no human input.

BMW hopes the AI can...

OF ALL the plastic produced since the 1950s, less than 10% has been recycled. The vast majority ends up being dumped, most of it in landfill. Some is left to litter the natural environment, where it can get into rivers and wash out into the sea (see article). The plast...

September 12, 2018

Electric-powered taxis that can fly at almost 200mph (320kmh) could be picking up passengers in just four years, according to a British firm. 

The inter-city 'flying taxi' service could offer short-haul, inter-city flights carrying multiple passengers using piloted airc...