• “Heaviest Black Hole Collision” Detected by Gravitational Waves Might Actually Be a Boson Star Merger
    An international team of scientists led by the Galician Institute of High Energy Physics and the University of Aveiro, including an undergraduate from the Department of Physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), has proposed the collision of two exotic compact objects known as boson stars as an alternative explanation for the origin
  • New Metamaterial Features Mechanical Properties That Can Be Reprogrammed
    By EPFL JANUARY 20, 2021 Over the past 20 years, scientists have been developing metamaterials, or materials that don’t occur naturally and whose mechanical properties result from their designed structure rather than their chemical composition. They allow researchers to create materials with specific properties and shapes. Metamaterials are still not widely used in everyday objects, but that could soon
  • Bentley completes its first reverse-engineered 1929 Blower
    By Loz Blain Bentley is 40,000 man-hours into its painstaking reverse-engineered, laser-scanned copy of the 1929 Bentley Blower, and has just announced the completion of “car zero” – the master prototype from which 12 “Continuation Series” cars will be built. Read more here: https://newatlas.com/automotive/bentley-blower-continuation-car-zero/
  • Entire Boston Dynamics robot line-up dances in the new year
    By Rich Haridy Boston Dynamics is sending off 2020 with its most impressive robot video to date – showing off its entire range dancing to the classic song “Do You Love Me?”. The fun video offers the first glimpse at two Atlas robots working together while also highlighting just how quickly this technology is developing. Read
  • Hydrogen-powered VTOL drone flies for 3.5 hours
    By  Ben Coxworth VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drones are quite versatile, as they combine the vertical flight of a helicopter with the fast and efficient forward flight of a fixed-wing airplane. This one features an extended range, thanks to a fuel cell power system. Read more here: https://newatlas.com/drones/hydrogen-powered-vtol-drone/