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commercializationGraphene in shoes for more comfort and heat regulation

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The ability of graphene to add functionality to common objects has been exploited in a new product on the market: footwear with better thermal properties. Developed by Graphene Flagship partners Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy, in collaboration with FADEL, a …

carbon nanotubesCheap, mass produced solvent can scalably make Carbon nanotube-based dough

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Northwestern University’s Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he’s doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners. By using an inexpensive, already mass produced, simple solvent called cresol, Huang has discovered …

commercializationRoll-to-roll chemical vapor deposition system makes long sheets of high quality graphene

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MIT has combined a roll-to-roll approach — a common industrial approach for continuous processing of thin foils — with the common graphene-fabrication technique of chemical vapor deposition, to manufacture high-quality graphene in large quantities and at a high rate. The …

commercializationIf you dare – personal Green Goblin like flight up to 90 mph, a mile high for ten minutes

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Zapata’s Flyboard Air EX™ is the next generation of advanced individual mobility. An embedded stability program uses vectored thrust from six small turbine engines to create an intuitive, responsive, and imminently stable flying platform. Engineered for safety, the Flyboard Air …

commercializationBell Helicopter shows off a mockup of its 4 seat flying electric taxi

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Bell Helicopter revealed the cabin of a 4-seater autonomous flying electric taxi at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018). It did not have the wings and propellers. A full-sized version has been built and is already in test flights. There …

carsWaymo Shifts to Robot-Only Chauffeurs and will offer commercial service in 2018

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Waymo has begun testing autonomous vehicles on public roads without human safety drivers at the wheel, and early next year will make its robotic chauffeurs available to Phoenix-area commuters. Waymo technicians are already hailing its Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid minivans in …

commercializationDelorean Flying Cars by 2022

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Flying cars using the Delorean name are in development. They have built two operational scale models. DeLorean expects a full prototype will be ready for a test flight by the end of 2018. While there are other contenders attempting to …

businessStartup wants to sell time on remote operated lunar rovers to PC gamers starting in 2021

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The company LUNATIX was created by the eight participants of SpaceTech 2016. The SpaceTech Master Programme of the Technical University of Graz, Austria, is aimed at international, mid-career professionals seeking expertise in space systems and business engineering. There is a …

3dWorld changing dense metal 3d printing with 100 times faster speed and 20 times lower cost

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Desktop Metal was created to change the way we bring products to market. Current metal 3D printing is too expensive and industrial for prototyping and it’s not fast enough or cost-effective enough for mass production. Fundamentally different approaches are needed …

airplaneNASA building demo quiet supersonic airplane by 2022

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NASA is proposing to spend $390 million over five years to build a demo quiet supersonic plane and test it over populated areas. NASA plans to share the technology resulting from the tests with U.S. plane makers, meaning a head …