Nikon announces 4K, 1,000-fps video sensor with adaptive exposure

Nikon cameras have had excellent sensors in them for many years, principally because Sony’s been making them. But this new sensor could be a game-changer, with super-slow motion, huge dynamic range, and exposure live-adjusted throughout the image.Conti… Continue reading Nikon announces 4K, 1,000-fps video sensor with adaptive exposure

Report: Now’s the time to invest in an American fusion pilot plant

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine has recommended that if the United States wants to capitalize on its contributions to multi-national projects like ITER and ride the wave of private green energy investment,… Continue reading Report: Now’s the time to invest in an American fusion pilot plant

Hydrogen projects worth $300 billion are dropping green H2 prices fast

A new Hydrogen Council report sheds some light on Hydrogen’s rise as a green fuel source. More than 30 countries now have a national H2 strategy and budget in place, and there are 228 projects in the pipeline on both the production and usage sides.Cont… Continue reading Hydrogen projects worth $300 billion are dropping green H2 prices fast

Scientists establish freaky two-way communications with lucid dreamers

Four independent experiments across the globe have found that it’s possible to establish two-way communications with people in the weird, hallucinatory state of lucid dreaming, opening up a new field of real-time “interactive dreaming” research.Continu… Continue reading Scientists establish freaky two-way communications with lucid dreamers

Aura Aerospace pitches Powercell ultracapacitor powertrains for eVTOL

San Francisco company Aura Aerospace is working on a remarkably odd idea: replacing batteries in electric VTOL air taxis with high-powered “Powercell” ultracapacitors capable of massive power output and 10-minute charging.Continue ReadingCategory: Airc… Continue reading Aura Aerospace pitches Powercell ultracapacitor powertrains for eVTOL

Big oil invests in Eavor’s “holy grail” pump-free geothermal loops

BP and Chevron have led a US$40 million investment round for a Canadian startup that claims to have developed a unique way to extract energy from geothermal heat on demand, using an unpowered looping fluid design that’s already prototyped in Alberta.Co… Continue reading Big oil invests in Eavor’s “holy grail” pump-free geothermal loops

Meet the Artura hybrid, the first totally new McLaren in a decade

McLaren was reasonably early on the whole hybrid supercar train; while the BMW i8 was the first to break cover in 2011, it didn’t hit production until 2014. By then, the McLaren P1, LaFerrari and Porsche 918 were all on the road making monster horsepow… Continue reading Meet the Artura hybrid, the first totally new McLaren in a decade

Unique flat EV chassis maker REE to open large facility in the UK

We’ve written about Israeli company REE Automotive and its remarkable super-flat modular EV chassis several times before. The company has a drastically disruptive offer for automakers; we’ll build you a skateboard electric vehicle chassis full of batte… Continue reading Unique flat EV chassis maker REE to open large facility in the UK