ANYmal Quadruped Robot gets a set of Wheels

This experimental version of the ANYmal robot has both legs and wheels
This experimental version of the ANYmal robot has both legs and wheels
ETH Zurich

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.

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Minimaliste’s New Tiny House is Hardly Minimalist

The Noyer V4 measures a total length of 32.5 ft (10 m)
The Noyer V4 measures a total length of 32.5 ft (10 m)
Minimaliste

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.

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Weapon Wednesday – The i9 Armed CQB Drone

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  • 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. read more

Archaeologists Discover 11th Century Chromium Steel

A sample of crucible slag from an 11th century archaeological site in Iran, which was found to contain chromium
A sample of crucible slag from an 11th century archaeological site in Iran, which was found to contain chromium
Rahil Alipour, UCL

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.

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The Amazing Eisenberg EV8

The 500-horsepower Eisenberg EV8 is about as far from an EV as it's possible to get
The 500-horsepower Eisenberg EV8 is about as far from an EV as it’s possible to get
Eisenberg Racing

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. read more

WND Exclusive – China’s conquest of the Caribbean

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.

We know that didn’t happen. Romney lost and black Americans didn’t end up in chains. read more

120,000 Year Old Human Footprint Found

Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Some of the fossilized footprints discovered in Saudi Arabia
Palaeodeserts Project

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. read more

Airbus Hydrogen Aircraft

Airbus hopes to put the first zero-emission aircraft into service by 2035
Airbus hopes to put the first zero-emission aircraft into service by 2035
Airbus

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. read more

World’s 1,000 Horsepower (minimum) Hypercars

The D12's stunning top view highlights the enormous 7.6-liter V12, as well as the barely-there front end
The D12’s stunning top view highlights the enormous 7.6-liter V12, as well as the barely-there front end
Delage

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. read more

Chinese Scientist has the Truth about the Coronavirus

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.

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