Category: Technology

DISCOVERY

This month, EM have decided to draw to our members’ attention, diverse programs useful to understanding what kind of a future we could all soon be facing. This is the first program we recommend this week. We hope you will…

A Personal Aircraft

Lilium is both car and plane! It is an electric transport vehicle, designed for personal use (seating two). It is capable of flying at up to 400 km/h (almost 250mph) with a range of 500 km (310 miles). Created in…

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SunGlacier Makes Water From Thin Air

For the last six years Ap Verheggen has been developing a way to produce water from only two elements, sunshine and air! The form taken by this exploration is that of a ‘water-fountain’ (currently on display at the ‘Hague’). There,…

OLED SURFACE TO AIR

Carrying on our recent aeronautical theme at EM, we introduce the work of the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI). This UK-based company have recently revealed a windowless airplane that can project its surrounding views onto itself. In doing so, it…

INFLATABLES ON VENUS

A research project to send astronauts to Venus has been unveiled by NASA. The project involves ‘lighter-than-air’ pods that accommodate explorers as they hover above the clouds. The NASA website shows a movie depicting a conceptual design that uses inflatable…

DEATH OF THE TRAFFIC LIGHT

Researchers from MIT, the Swiss Institute of Technology and the Italian National Research Council are developing a traffic system to facilitate driverless vehicles. The system would allow vehicles to pass through junctions without the need for signals whilst avoiding any…

ELECTRIC V.T.O.L.

A US government agency responsible for developing military technology has produced a prototype for an ‘unmanned electric aeroplane’. The plane is capable of taking-off and landing vertically without the need for a runway. The manufacturer developing these advanced aircraft is ‘Aurora‘. They have…

BMW UNVEIL

It’s officially one-hundred years of BMW. To celebrate, the car manufacturer has unveiled its new shape-shifting autonomous car with artificial intelligence. BMW are attempting to predict what cars might become for drivers in the future. Enter ‘driverless vehicles’ with ‘artificial intelligence’ that…

Down-Sizing at IBM

There’s an awful lot of energy that goes into recording and storage of information, so when such systems get smaller and/or more efficient, it has a big impact on the overall global energy consumption. Now, IBM has begun to develop…