Gizmos & Gadgets: Half Drone, Half Motorcycle – Say Hello to the Hoversurf Scorpion-3

February 24, 2017 – What can fly like a drone while you ride it like a motorbike? It’s the Scorpion-3, a combination quadcopter with a motorcycle seat. Scorpion-3 is electric-powered, ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Zip Drones to Deliver Drugs in Costa Rica

October 24, 2016 – Remote villages and towns in Costa Rica will be getting prescriptions delivered to them by drones beginning next year. The program is being operated by the ... Continue Reading →

International Aviation Body Adopts Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Jet Travel

October 7, 2016 – Two modes of  transportation were not included in the final COP 21 agreement negotiated in Paris last year. One was marine shipping, and the other air was air ... Continue Reading →

Eight 21st Century Emerging Technologies: Part 4

February 28, 2016 – Continuing our series in which Peter Diamandis explores disruptive convergent technologies that are changing the 21st century, we hear from Chris Anderson, ... Continue Reading →

NASA Building New Electric Propulsion Technology for Aircraft

February 10, 2016 – Entitled Leading Edge Asynchronous Propeller Technology (LEAPTech), this experimental hybrid-electric propulsion system will soon move from a test bed on the ... Continue Reading →

COP21 Aircraft Greenhouse Gas Omission Addressed by 23 Countries

February 9, 2016 – At the Paris climate talks greenhouse gas emissions from ships and airplanes were discussed but there was no final agreement on a cap. Now 23 countries including ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Chinese Company Builds Passenger Carrying Drone

January 8, 2016 – It’s my birthday today and I was looking for the perfect “me gift.” So I went shopping for gadgets coming from news announcements at the Consumer ... Continue Reading →

3D Printing Materials Advancements Point to a Revolution in Manufacturing

January 5, 2016 – The world of 3D printing has been moving from hobbyist, one-off production using plastics and resins as “inks” to industrial materials. NASA and ... Continue Reading →

Mars to Get its First Airplane if NASA Plans Pan Out

July 3, 2015 – For humans to successfully endure a voyage to Mars and back NASA wants to have a better picture of where to land. So they want to deploy an airplane to fly over ... Continue Reading →

Peter Diamandis Talks About the Future of Transportation

June 28, 2015 – In his latest email blast Peter Diamandis talks about four revolutions in transportation that he expects will take place within this decade. These include: autonomous ... Continue Reading →