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GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JULY 2021

Russia Flies Prototype VTOL Aircraft

Russia’s Foundation for Advanced Research has already flown a 60-kg (132-lb) prototype of its Cyclocar VTOL aircraft, which uses a super-responsive cyclical propeller propulsion system. A full-size, long-range, six-seat Cyclocar is expected to fly in … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JUNE 2021

Morphing Computer Chip Defeats All Hackers

Engineers have designed a computer processor that thwarts hackers by randomly changing its microarchitecture every few milliseconds. Known as Morpheus, the puzzling processor has now aced its first major tests, repelling hundreds of professional … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MAY 2021

Is Hydrogen The Fuel That Will Make Long-Haul Flying Clean?

Long-haul aviation, like everything else in the human world, needs to be totally decarbonised, and in the race to zero emissions for international airliners, liquid-hydrogen powertrains look like one of … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – MARCH 2021

United Airlines Orders $1 Billion Worth Of E-VOTL Aircraft

Palo Alto’s Archer Aviation might’ve been a fairly late entrant into the emerging eVTOL market, but its brute-force approach to grabbing top talent has made big waves in the industry, and … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – JANUARY 2021

Shell Building Giant Wind Farm In North Sea To Produce Hydrogen

Oil giant Shell is planning the biggest wind-to-hydrogen project in Europe, a colossal 10-gigawatt offshore wind farm in the North Sea feeding a massive electrolysis plant on dry land … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – DECEMBER 2020

Station

 Boston Dynamics’ Spot is a versatile little robot. Able to pull trucks, work on oil rigs, and even herd sheep, the dog-like bot has now learned a new trick and has been helping Foster + Partners with its ongoing … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – NOVEMBER 2020

Big Screen TV Without A Screen

 Epson has launched the EpiqVision Ultra line of “Laser Projection TV” projectors with the LS500 4K PRO-UHD, an ultra-short-throw machine capable of throwing 4K HDR content on a wall or screen at up to … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – OCTOBER 2020

Big Screen TV Without A Screen

 Epson has launched the EpiqVision Ultra line of “Laser Projection TV” projectors with the LS500 4K PRO-UHD, an ultra-short-throw machine capable of throwing 4K HDR content on a wall or screen at up to … Read the rest

GLIMPSES OF THE FUTURE – SEPTEMBER 2020

Selfies That Can Detect Clogged Arteries

 A new algorithm has been developed to detect coronary artery disease solely from patient facial photos. The proof-of-concept, published in the European Heart Journal, needs more refinement before it becomes a useful clinical tool … Read the rest

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