Elon Musk Just Announced He Has Approval To Build A 29-Minute Hyperloop From NY to DC

By: Tom Ward/Futirusm  Elon Musk has announced on Twitter that he has verbal permission to build a Hyperloop connecting New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington and that in the future he plans to bring the technology to Texas. Elon Musk has announced via Twitter that he received verbal approval for this plan to build an underground Hyperloop between…

Security Robot Commits Suicide In Fountain Because The World Is Terrible

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  In this day and age of climate change-denying presidents, lack of healthcare, and anti-vaxxers, it’s easy to get downtrodden about the world. For one robot, things got a bit too much, and it appears to have thrown itself into a fountain in a somber act of robot suicide. The robot was a Knightscope K5,…

Russian Scientists Just Launched An “Artificial Star” That Could Threaten Astronomy

By: Jonathan O’Callaghan/IFL Science  A Russian Soyuz rocket has successfully launched a controversial satellite into orbit, which will become one of our brightest stars in a few days – and may hamper astronomical observations. The satellite is called Mayak, developed by Moscow State Mechanical Engineering University (MAMU) and funded with $30,000 through Russian crowd funding website Boomstarter. We first…

The First Fully Automated Toothbrush Is Here. And It Cleans Your Teeth In 10 Seconds.

By: Karla Lant/Futurism  The world’s first automated toothbrush is here, and it can brush your teeth perfectly in 10 seconds. This is just one more example of the ways that automation can relieve us of everyday, mundane tasks so we can do what we really want to do instead. Say hello to Amabrush, the world’s first automatic…

Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

By: Christianna Reedy/Futurism  This year, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter leased 10 acres of land to build a solar farm with the capacity to meet more than 50 percent of the energy needs of his hometown, and he also installed 324 solar panels on his presidential library. STEADY SOLAR SUPPORTER In 1979, in the throes of the U.S….

India Will Be The Second Country In The World To Use A Novel Nuclear Technology

By: Dom Galeon/Futurism  After 15 years of development and construction, India’s Prototype Fast Breeder Reactor (PFBR) is nearing completion. The project is a testament to India’s resolve to rely on renewable sources of energy in the future. FAST BREEDERS As a country with a huge demand for electricity, India is wise to step up its renewable energy game. The country recently…

The White House’s Science Division Is Now Completely Empty

By: Robin Andrews/IFL Science  Despite the veritable purge of scientists and science communication that has characterized the Trump administration, the White House still has an Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Unfortunately, its science division is now completely lacking any staff whatsoever. As reported by CBS News, the three remaining employees, all of which were holdovers…

Here’s A First-Ever Look At The New Electric Vehicle That Charges In 9 Minutes

By: Tom Ward/Futurism  Henrik Fisker has given us a sneak peak of his luxury EV with an official reveal of the prototype scheduled for later today, and pre-orders of the car are available to the public. His company’s statements about the car’s potential are staggering and establish it as fierce competition for Tesla. FISKER’S COMING SOON Fisker CEO…

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