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Hyperloop design competition won by MIT team

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has won the design contest for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop concept, creating a sled-pod design that could one day house passengers as they speed across the world at more than 700 miles per hour. A prototype will now be built on a small …

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Pentagon prepares army of robot worms

In an attempt to create the armed forces products of the future, the Pentagon has gone back to nature. Alongside a dog-like robot to carry a soldier’s heavy equipment into the battlefield, they have also developed a tiny reconnaissance plane that emulates a hummingbird and another device that mimics a cheetah and …

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Exclusive interview with Dr Lisa Su from AMD

You can always tell how useful a person is to a company. As each new skill is realised, so another set of responsibilities is loaded on your shoulders and your job title increases. Not only does Lisa Su have Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts …

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3D solar panels can produce 20 times more energy

This 3D trend is perhaps getting a bit crazy; movies, consoles, printers. You name it, there is probably a 3D version in the works. But here is one 3D-inspired object that could actually be useful in reality. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed that a 3D solar …

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Can MIT protect you from remote assassination?

Imagine a world where advanced electronic devices can be embedded into the human body, correcting problems and monitoring/enhancing function. Impressive stuff. But there is a dark side. A very dark side. KitGuru dreams of a jump-suited Raquel Welch while considering a modern day fantastic voyage. Roll the clock back 40 …

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