New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2022-11-23 02:01:46

Your roller doors might be smooth, but they'll never be this smooth. Californian company Hover Doors uses permanent magnets to float heavy sliding doors as if they're mag-lev monorails, for super-quiet, minimal-effort opening and closing.Continue ReadingCategory: Around The Home, LifestyleTags: Doors, Maglev, Luxury … [Read more...]

MIT economists: Automation is driving huge increases in wage inequality

The gap in wages between the most- and least-educated US citizens has risen sharply in the last 40-odd years, and new research out of MIT finds that more than half of this disparity can be attributed to a single factor: automation. This bodes poorly.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Society, MIT … [Read more...]

Pininfarina Battista scoops up four production car acceleration records

It seems Rimac has been beaten by its own mighty powertrain. The Rimac-powered Pininfarina Battista electric hypercar has just snatched the production car acceleration records from 0-60-120 mph (and 0-100-200 km/h), and it's set a braking record too.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Automobili Pininfarina, World's Fastest, World Records, Electric Vehicles, Hypercar … [Read more...]

Wave-powered buoys vastly reduce the ecological cost of desalination

This remarkable desalination device, made from 170,000 recycled plastic bottles, runs on mechanical power from waves as it floats in the ocean, and creates up to 13,000 gallons (53,000 liters) of fresh water a day – while discharging far less concentrated salty brine than other designs.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, LifestyleTags: Desalination, Wave Power … [Read more...]

AI-driven combat drone can search buildings and execute suicide attacks

Israeli defence tech company Elbit Systems has launched a lethal, autonomous suicide drone. The Lanius is an agile racing quad with a range of AI-powered scouting, mapping and target classification abilities, and the ability to explode when required.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: drones, Weapons, Explosives, Artificial Intelligence … [Read more...]

Drako launches the fastest, most ludicrously overpowered SUV in history

Priced at just US$290,000, Drako's new Dragon hyper-SUV looks like the most comfy and practical way by far to get from 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 1.9 seconds. This Model X-killer combines outrageous power with huge-screen luxury and doors that go up.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Hypercar, SUV, Crazy, Luxury, Drako Motors … [Read more...]