Cool Tech

How the first road-worthy 3D-printed car is made at Local Motors 0:37

Arizona-based Local Motors turned to its crowdsourcing roots for its latest project -- a road-worthy, 3D-printed car that can be built in 44 hours for $53K. The firm can produce up to 2,400 of the cars annually.

In an embarrassing error, Google Translate invites people to a Clitoris Festival

This small Spanish town entrusted the translation of its upcoming culinary festival promotional text to Google Translate, which resulted in it being renamed the Clitoris Festival, an embarrassing error that went unnoticed for several…
Cool Tech

Introducing the emoji keyboard, for when typing out words gets too much 1:11

It's finally happened. Someone has designed, built and launched a unique Bluetooth keyboard that lets you type emoji in a flash. Splash out $100 on the Pro model and you'll have 120 emoji to choose from, surely enough to give up…

The Rufus Cuff is a giant tablet for your wrist

Less is more has reigned supreme as the tech industry's design aesthetic, especially when it comes to gadgets and gizmos that seem to get progressively smaller and thinner. But breaking with tradition is wearable tablet Rufus Cuff.
Cool Tech

BAE Systems just invested $30M in a new rocket engine that could revolutionize space travel 1:28

The United Kingdom-based BAE Systems just invested roughly $31.7 million to help research and develop the SABRE rocket engine, a hybrid rocket capable of traveling nearly five times the speed of sound.
Cool Tech

New obstacle avoidance tech lets this drone zip through a thicket at top speed

Powered by an obstacle detection system, an autonomous drone created at MIT can fly at speeds up to 30 miles per hour through an uncharted, tree-filled terrain.
Cool Tech

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests 1:44

Researchers at NASA's Eagleworks Laboratories just conducted careful testing of the controversial EmDrive and reported reduction of Lorentz forces and signs of thrust despite a modified test setup
Cool Tech

The International Space Station just turned 15 years old

Fifteen years ago, the iPhone didn't exist, YouTube hadn't come around, and Justin Bieber was just another 6-year-old in Canada. But the International Space Station was already in orbit.
Cool Tech

Google says its drone delivery service could take flight in 2017

Amazon's at it. Walmart's at it. And now Google's at it, too. Yes, all three companies are eyeing delivery services using drones, with Google insisting Monday that it could have a commercial operation up and running as early as 2017.

Apple's survey app uses phone data and radio waves to track your indoor location

Apple's Indoor Survey App, an app which lets business owners map the interior of venues, relies not on Bluetooth to track location, but on radio waves and phone motion sensor data.