Camera drone captures kitesurfer’s scary encounter with a great white shark
It's not hard to see why the guardians of Australia's beaches are turning to camera drones to keep swimmers safe. As this video shows, the flying machines can quickly spot sharks and other creatures, though alerting the person in the water is another matter. The post Camera drone captures kitesurfer’s scary encounter with a great white shark appeared first on Digital Trends....
Japan’s bid to launch world’s smallest satellite-carrying rocket ends in failure
Japan's unique "mini rocket" is built with parts from gadgets like mobile phones and is touted as the world's smallest satellite launch vehicle. It could slash the cost of sending small satellites into space, though clearly there's still work to do. The post Japan’s bid to launch world’s smallest satellite-carrying rocket ends in failure appeared first on Digital Trends....
Look to the future for a 216-foot explorer superyacht concept named Time
Simultaneously host two separate parties with the superyacht concept Time. The 216-foot, seven deck yacht has a 59-foot, detachable barge with two cabins and a helicopter pad. An autonomous drone can transfer four lucky people to and from the barge. The post Look to the future for a 216-foot explorer superyacht concept named Time appeared first on Digital Trends....
SpaceX makes triumphant return following fall disaster
The key concept for SpaceX is "reusable." As in reusable rocket boosters. The aerospace innovator launches them and wants them to come back down so they can be sent up again. The concept worked perfectly on Saturday. The post SpaceX makes triumphant return following fall disaster appeared first on Digital Trends....
Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: LED guitar tutors, electric scooters, and more
Check out our roundup of the coolest crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You can't buy this stuff yet, but there's no denying that it's fun to gawk! The post Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: LED guitar tutors, electric scooters, and more appeared first on Digital Trends....
Picture this: a new imaging technology might better detect disease
HySP imaging technology allows researchers to distinctly identify different proteins and molecules. Could it help in finding disease? That's what researchers at USC plan to do next. The post Picture this: a new imaging technology might better detect disease appeared first on Digital Trends.
Panasonic now testing HOSPI(R), the autonomous delivery robot in Japan
Panasonic is testing service robots in Narita, Japan, though they say there are "no plans" to roll them out permanently. Still, we're closer than ever to the autonomous bots from our favorite sci-fi series. The post Panasonic now testing HOSPI(R), the autonomous delivery robot in Japan appeared first on Digital Trends....
The best Chrome experiments that show the browser is for more than just Reddit
Want to know what Chrome is really capable of? These Google Chrome Experiments showcase its abilities - and provide cool games, visuals, design tools, and more! The post The best Chrome experiments that show the browser is for more than just Reddit appeared first on Digital Trends.
Redecorating the secret lair? Bodyfriend Aventar massage chair will fit right in
The Bodyfriend Aventar massage chair is smart enough to scan your body for health stats but also works as a gaming chair. It can react to VR videos or games, vibrating along to add an extra dimension. The post Redecorating the secret lair? Bodyfriend Aventar massage chair will fit right in appeared first on Digital Trends....
U.S. DOT forms wide-ranging blue ribbon federal automation advisory committee
The U.S. Department of Transportation formed an automation advisory committee whose members include private and public sector leaders from major companies, universities, cities, and advocacy groups. The post U.S. DOT forms wide-ranging blue ribbon federal automation advisory committee appeared first on Digital Trends.
New York’s ‘Citi Bikes’ are getting their own laser projection lights
NYC's bike-share scheme already enjoys an impressive safety record, and its operator is keen to ensure it stays that way. That's why it's planning to equip hundreds of its Citi Bikes with the Laserlight, which projects an image onto the road ahead. The post New York’s ‘Citi Bikes’ are getting their own laser projection lights appeared first on Digital Trends....
Scientists trained genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors
A new research project carried out by biomedical engineers at Duke University shows how salmonella food poisoning can be modified to become a cancer-seeking missile. Here's how it works. The post Scientists trained genetically modified salmonella to eat cancerous tumors appeared first on Digital Trends.
No doubt, the retro-gorgeous Munro ebike is almost too cool for school
With a nod to Indian Motorcycles, Munro Motor introduced its beautifully styled ebike. The speed tops out at 28 mph so you won't set any speed records but the range is 60 miles with two battery packs. The post No doubt, the retro-gorgeous Munro ebike is almost too cool for school appeared first on Digital Trends.
DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible
Illumina — a DNA sequencing company — unveiled a machine called the NovaSeq at the JP Morgan Healthcare Conference this week. With it the company hopes to bring down the price of sequencing to less than $100. The post DNA sequencing for under $100? Company now says it will soon be possible appeared first on Digital Trends.
Swarm of 100 military drones exhibits collective behaviors in flight
At the California test site, the 103 Perdix drones released from three F/A-18 Super Hornets demonstrated sophisticated swarming behaviors, including collective decision-making, adaptive formation flying, and self-healing. The post Swarm of 100 military drones exhibits collective behaviors in flight appeared first on Digital Trends.
The ‘Fitbit of alcohol’ will tell you when you’ve had too much to drink
Put the breathalyzer away! Proof is a wearable device that will tell you when you’ve had too much to drink. Picture a Fitbit for the craft beer set and you won’t be far off. Here's how it works. The post The ‘Fitbit of alcohol’ will tell you when you’ve had too much to drink appeared first on Digital Trends....
MIT researchers have developed a spongelike material 10 times stronger than steel
A team of researchers at MIT have developed one of the strongest lightweight materials known to man, woman and, well, frankly every living creature on Earth. Here's why it's so exciting. The post MIT researchers have developed a spongelike material 10 times stronger than steel appeared first on Digital Trends.
This drone-launching concept car is the Batmobile of the photography world
Sure, this drone-launching photo mobile is only a concept -- but if it existed, we'd want one. The concept car recently won an award from a new competition from Magna for automobile design students. The post This drone-launching concept car is the Batmobile of the photography world appeared first on Digital Trends.
California startup aims to launch drone with seven different auto-follow modes
MyDrone is entering the market with a quadcopter of the same name that boasts seven different auto-follow modes in a foldable drone. The Kickstarter campaign is already over halfway to its $50,000 goal. The post California startup aims to launch drone with seven different auto-follow modes appeared first on Digital Trends.
3D-printed camera rig helps terminally ill photographer to take pictures
A motorized, 3D-printed camera rig allows a terminally-ill, 23-year-old photographer to control the zoom and focus of his DSLR camera to continue taking pictures. Here's how it works. The post 3D-printed camera rig helps terminally ill photographer to take pictures appeared first on Digital Trends.