Adidas Futurecraft 4D starts a new era of 3D-printed shoes

Using Digital Light Synthesis, Adidas plans to ship more than 100,000 pairs of 3D-printed shoes by the end of 2018

Adidas is back with another sneaker based on a 3D-printed midsole, but this time the company says it’s moving even closer to mass production. The Futurecraft 4D shoe will be the first one using Carbon’s “Digital Light Synthesis” process. Continue reading “Adidas Futurecraft 4D starts a new era of 3D-printed shoes”

Mapping The World IP Addresses

The internet is growing quickly around the world, but it’s penetrated certain regions and countries faster than others. This map, which was generated by pinging every IPv4 address on the planet and mapping the ping responses, is a rough look at internet access around the world:

I Pinged All Devices on the Internet (again), here's a Map of them

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Supersonic Nuclear Powered Airliner

A supersonic airliner that flies at three times the speed of sound – and runs on nuclear fusion.

The Flash Falcon is too ambitious a design to fly with today’s technology. But aviation history is littered with achievements once thought impossible. Nuclear fusion might, one day, join them. Continue reading “Supersonic Nuclear Powered Airliner”

Here Comes Hyperloop One: The $80 Million Startup

Hyperloop Tech prepares for historic public test

The concept of the Hyperloop belongs, of course, to Elon Musk. As if being the CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, as well as the chairman of Solar City and a cofounder of PayPal, wasn’t enough, Musk in 2013 sent shockwaves through the tech world by introducing his idea for the Hyperloop, “a fifth mode after planes, trains, cars, and boats” based on a “low pressure tube with capsules that are transported at both low and high speeds throughout the length of the tube [and which are] supported on a cushion of air, featuring pressurized air and aerodynamic lift.”

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Octopus-Inspired Robots Can Grasp, Crawl, and Swim

Could It Be The Future Of Biotechnology?

Biomimicry, soft electronics and smart control mechanisms help these robots get a better grip on a complex world.

IEEE Spectrum


BOOM – This supersonic passenger jet will make it from NYC⇒LDN in 3½ hours.

To compare:

Airliners Concorde Boom
Speed/MACH 0.85 2.0 2.2

That makes Boom 2.6X faster than other airliners. Mach 2.2 is 1,451 MPH / 2335 KPH.