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May 4, 2014 09:30 AM ET // Tracy Staedter
This week we look at the future of travel and amazing ways to store and create renewable energy.
Feb 11, 2014 12:25 PM ET // Denise Chow, LiveScience
Participants wearing an electro-encephalography (EEG) cap are able to control a quadrotor copter with their thoughts.
Nov 27, 2013 09:18 AM ET // Nic Halverson
This unmanned aerial vehicle wants to reach out and grab you, and maybe clean a few gutters and rescue some cats stuck in trees. Continue reading →
May 11, 2012 11:00 AM ET // Alexander Davies
In the early 1480s, Leonardo da Vinci drew up plans for what we now recognize as a helicopter, to be powered by four men turning cranks. Today, Neal Saiki is trying to revive the idea of human-powered vertical flight, and he's a lot closer to taking off than da Vinci ever was. Saiki is the man [...]
Mar 28, 2012 05:32 PM ET // Alice Truong
A startup in San Francisco is eyeing the sky. It wants "unmanned delivery agents" (in the form of a robotic quadcopter) to deliver tacos to you. Just order lunch from TacoCopter on your smartphone. READ MORE: Autonomous Robots Use Wii Sensors to Play Hockey The startup's in private beta currently, ...
Jan 24, 2012 05:19 PM ET // Alexander Davies
When it comes to the future of flight, it's hard to keep the human imagination in check- and there's no reason to try. The next great innovation may come from tech company Oliver VTOL in the rather bizarre form of a helicopter-airplane hybrid: the Hexplane. VTOL stands for vertical take-off and lan...
Jul 27, 2011 04:46 PM ET // Katherine Noyes
Finally, a fun way to get the incriminating evidence you need.
Jan 28, 2014 12:10 PM ET // Jesse Emspak
As an energy source, human power is free, it's clean and it's good for the heart.
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