Category: engineering

Don’t lose a finger: The 200-year evolution of the can opener

Don’t lose a finger: The 200-year evolution of the can opener

Enlarge / In the 19th century, decades after the invention of canning, there were virtually no can openers. Canned food, like these sardin ...
Boeing invests in company building autonomous aircraft

Boeing invests in company building autonomous aircraft

Boeing’s HorizonX venture arm has invested in Near Earth Autonomy, a Carnegie Mellon spin-out company that focuses on building autonomous aircraft ...
MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

MIT’s The Engine wants to fuel bold tech ideas in Boston

Boston and its surrounding universities are jam-packed with big ideas, but the problem is that many of them never get out of the lab. MIT president ...
The giant robot battle of your dreams is actually happening

The giant robot battle of your dreams is actually happening

Yes, this is real. Two gigantic robots will battle each other Gundam-style for our amusement — and it will be streamed. On Oct. 17, the colossal ro ...
Nvidia built a real Holodeck, aimed at creative collaboration

Nvidia built a real Holodeck, aimed at creative collaboration

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang once told me that one of the things he was most excited about for the future of his company’s tech was bringing the Holodec ...
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