Walking, legged robots may excel at climbing over obstacles, but wheels are still more efficient for travelling over smooth ground. That’s why engineers at ETH Zurich have added powered wheels to their existing ANYmal quadruped robot.
Last year, we reported on the Noyer, which, like all Minimaliste’s tiny houses, is built to handle extremes in heat and cold. The Canadian firm has now unveiled an updated take on the model with the Noyer V4. Its owner is an engineer who’s used to living on boats and the interior design reflects his input, with a focus on shoehorning in as much storage as possible. The home also offers increased living space and provides a well-stocked kitchen with plenty of appliances.
- The United Kingdom has developed a new drone devoted strictly to battlefield combat.
- The drone uses sensors and machine vision technology to detect targets.
- Once located, the drone can blast away at the target with twin shotguns.
Chromium is a common addition to alloys to make materials like tool steel or stainless steel, and it’s long been thought to have been invented around the late 19th and early 20th centuries. But now, archaeologists have discovered that the ancient Persians were mixing chromium into their steel as far back as the 11th century – almost a thousand years earlier.
There is a primordial drive in certain motorcyclists that can only be satisfied by shoehorning the largest and most excessive engines possible into the frames of two-wheelers. The mighty V8, a staple of the muscle car world, has frequently found itself driving half the wheels it was designed for, but typically there’s been one glaring problem with the resulting motorbikes: they’re colossal.
Take the Boss Hoss, probably the best known V8 bike you can slap some money down and buy. Those things use engines up to 7 and a half liters in displacement, and you’d better bring a packed lunch if you want to walk around one.
from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:
Forget Russia, Iran or North Korea. China is infinitely more dangerous and now firmly entrenched right next door.
Back in 2012, Sleepy Joe Biden famously, or infamously, said, “They’re going to put you all back in chains.”
It was during the 2012 presidential election race between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.
Archeologists have discovered fossilized human footprints in Saudi Arabia that help fill in the story of the early migration of our species. Dating back 120,000 years, the tracks are the oldest evidence of the presence of modern humans on the Arabian Peninsula.
According to a recent international study, aviation is responsible for 3.5 percent of all human activities that drive climate change. Airbus is looking to a cleaner future for the commercial aircraft industries, where hydrogen powers the zero-emissions aircraft of tomorrow.
This is our list of the world’s most powerful production cars, ordered from least to most powerful and including every current or upcoming production car we’re aware of – electric, hybrid or combustion – that claims to make more than 1,000 horsepower. Enjoy, and please tell us if we’ve missed anything, or if you spy something new! We’ll update the list regularly.
Chinese virologist Dr. Li-Meng Yan spoke with Tucker Carlson about the coronavirus. She claims to have proof that the communism Chinese government developed Covid-19 in a lab – that it was not a naturally occurring mutation, but man-made, and that the Chinese government intentionally released it to the world.
Dr. Yan does not claim to know exactly what motivated them to create this virus, but insists more people need to start asking them these questions.