World’s First Flying Car Is Now Up for Sale on eBay for $5 Million

What’s the most expensive item you’ve had to bid for on eBay? Paul Moller’s prototype of the 2001 Moller International G90 M400 Skycar can top that. It’s being auctioned on eBay right now with a starting bid price of $1 million and a “buy it now” price tag of $5 million. However, it will be more like an artifact for...

World’s First Fully Automatic Toothbrush Will Clean Your Teeth in Just 10 Seconds

Want to save 100 days of your life? Then stop brushing your teeth. If that sounds like the grossest time-saving life-hack, then check this automatic toothbrush.Amabrush bills itself as the world’s first automatic toothbrush. It basically looks like a bristly mouth guard attached to a ping pong ball. You put the ‘mouthguard’ in your mouth and the gadget...

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality: What’s the Difference?

If you are still trying to catch up to all of the new technology that makes up the world we currently live in, you might find yourself wondering what the exact difference between augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) is. Both virtual reality and augmented reality have reached a point that we are seeing them practically implemented...

World’s First Formic Acid-Powered Bus Could Hit the Road This Year

Powering a bus on a chemical found in ants? Sometimes the truth is weirder than fiction. Students from the Eindhoven University of Technology have developed a way that uses formic acid to power a bus. Their system is made up of an electric bus connected to a small trailer where the formic acid is converted into electricity.The system...

Understanding the Physics of Fidget Spinners

Whether you consider fidget spinners fun toys or incredibly annoying gadgets, there’s actually a pretty significant amount of physics that goes into making them work. Fidget spinners are essentially little gyroscopes, bringing in these physical principles, but we can understand other concepts through playing with the spinning toys as well. By examining and studying fidget spinners, we can...

Which Electric Cars are the Best Bang for Your Buck?

If you are in the market for a new electric car or even a used electric car, it can be hard to narrow down which EV is right for you. If you wanted an EV in the past, you didn’t really have too many options. Now that modern markets are favoring this new powertrain, there are tons of...

Tesla Will Install World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery in South Australia

Tesla has announced a historic partnership with the government of South Australia to build a 100KwH capacity energy storage plant. South Australia has been plagued by extreme weather condition in the last few years, that have damaged key energy infrastructure resulting in prolonged statewide blackouts.We are installing the world’s largest lithium-ion battery storage project in South Australia https://t.co/pjmhkrtT89— Tesla...

A New Doubly Charmed Particle Has Just Been Discovered in CERN

The Large Hadron Collider beauty (LHCb) collaboration at CERN, Switzerland announced their observation of a new particle with two charm quarks and one up quark. It’s a particularly interesting doubly charmed particle because it’s made up of two heavy quarks instead of just one like all other baryons that are currently known.The doubly charmed particleFor many years, physicists have...

The Technology Behind SpaceX’s Revolutionary Dragon Spacecraft

A month ago, SpaceX made headlines again after successfully launching their first reused spacecraft – the Dragon – on a mission to resupply the ISS for the second time.The Dragon was launched into low-Earth orbit aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket on June 2. It prompted the 11th successful Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-11) to the International Space Station (ISS).Following...

France Announces Plan to Ban All Petrol and Diesel Vehicles by 2040

France has just announced plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, following India’s push to switch to entirely electric vehicles. The country’s environment minister, Nicolas Hulot, revealed the plan as part of the nation’s goal to be carbon neutral by 2050. Newly elected Prime Minister, Emmanuel Macron wants France to be the European leader in clean...