Dawn of a new extreme sport: The world’s first electric wingsuit

Dawn of a new extreme sport: The world’s first electric wingsuit By Loz Blain  November 08, 2020 Austria’s Peter Salzmann powers through the air in his 300-km/h, twin-impeller electric wingsuit Wingsuit flying certainly captured folks’ attention when it first hit the mainstream around the turn of the millennium, sparking a wave of GoPro and Red Bull […]

“Fifth state of matter” used to make new type of superconductor

“Fifth state of matter” used to make new type of superconductor By Michael Irving   November 08, 2020 Researchers have shown for the first time that a Bose-Einstein condensate can be a superconductor Superconductors – materials in which electricity flows without any resistance whatsoever – could be extremely useful for future electronics. Now, engineers at the University […]

Record-breaking hybrid quadcopter flies for over 10 hours

Record-breaking hybrid quadcopter flies for over 10 hours By Ben Coxworth   October 27, 2020 The modified HYBRiX 2.1 quadcopter is prepared for its flight With perhaps a few exceptions, battery-electric multicopter drones typically can’t fly for longer than about 30 minutes. Such is not the case, however, with their hybrid counterparts – one of which recently […]