Pulsed Plasma Thruster A Pulsed Plasma Thruster (PPT), also known as a plasma jet engine, is a form of electric spacecraft propulsion. PPTs are generally considered the simplest form of electric spacecraft propulsion and were the first form of electric propulsion to be flown in space, having flown on two Soviet probes (Zond 2 and Zond 3) starting in 1964.
Barcelona start-up Natural Machines' new invention: Foodini, a prototype 3D printer can produce a range of foodstuffs, chocolate, cheeseburger, gnocchi, ravioli, bread sticks... as long as they are squidgy.
NASA's self-driving electric car isn't very sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab
NASA's self-driving electric car isn't sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
Making its debut at the show this year is La Vecchia's Quant e-Sportlimousine, whose power system is somewhere in between the two--using a technology known as flow cells. It features a powertrain developed by nanoFLOWCELL, a German company with technical ties to Bosch. Breaking it down to simple characteristics, flow cells are like batteries, but share aspects of electrochemical accumulator cells with those of fuel cells.
Solar Impulse is the only airplane of perpetual endurance, able to fly day and night on solar power, without a drop of fuel.
Sony and Panasonic have formulated the "Archival Disc," a new standard for long-term storage using optical discs, that can hold 300GB up to 1TB .
The AeroMobil 3.0 : Flying Car The AeroMobil 3.0 prototype is very close to the final product. It is predominantly built from the same materials as the final product, such as advanced composite materials for the body shell, wings, and wheels.