Tesla is aiming to reveal the Model 3, its answer to BMW's 3-series, in March 2016. CEO Elon Musk announced the target date during today's call with Tesla investors. "We are hoping to show the Model 3 in March of next year," he said. Musk emphasized that the date is tentative and plans could change in the months ahead. But right now, that's the goal. Production of the Model 3, which will be able to drive 200 miles on a single charge, would start in mid or late 2017. "Late 2017 is probably more realistic," Musk added. It's been rumored that Tesla is targeting a price around $35,000.
Seattle Symphony Music Director Ludovic Morlot used these gestures earlier this month to control a set of reed horns, chimes and a grand piano equipped with a Kinect for Windows and robotic devices during the performance of “Above, Below and In Between,” by Seattle-based kinetic sculptor Trimpin.
It was the world premiere and only performance of the 20-minute piece, which also included a soprano and nine human musicians — a collaboration two years in the making.
The audience was enchanted.
Feeling safe is important. Whether it's just walking down the street or hiking up a mountain, knowing that one can get in touch with help if needed affords a great deal of security. That's the kind of nonviolent personal security the team at Revolar is aiming to bring to market with its discreet device that lets users reach out for help with the touch of a button.
Like the name suggests, MorpHex is a hexapod robot -- tucked away inside a rolling ball that can change its shape by way of extending wedges to deal with tricky terrain -- as well as fully transform into a walking hexapod.
Most automakers are tailoring their adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assist functions toward highway tranquility, but Porsche’s in-development InnoDrive technology looks to inject a little performance flavor into the mix.
According to a report by Car and Driver, the hotshots from Stuttgart are refining a system that will allow a Porsche vehicle to hold up to 0.7g of lateral acceleration with no throttle input from the driver.
The bike road opened half a year ago and already generated over 3,000 kWh. This can provide a single-person household with electricity for a year, or power an electric scooter to drive of 2.5 times around the world.
Meet SmartPlate: the latest gadget hoping to help the health-conscious. It also claims to be the "world's first Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-enabled" plate that'll use object-recognition, along with weight sensors to identify and record what food you're about to chow down on.
The Michigan Micro Mote is the first complete, operational computer system measuring as small as two millimeters across.
Created by a team at Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, a camera encased in a 3D printed body operates without traditional battery power, alternating between gleaning images and converting light to energy.
The prototype camera, completely self-sustaining, can power itself continually. The key is the image sensor with diodes that can go back and forth between using light to generate electricity and current for measuring light and producing the image, as well as retaining solar light as pure power to run the device.
Solarbike is able to recharge its battery using solar panels that are embedded in both sides of the wheels on the front and back of the bike. When the bike is parked, the power gathered by the solar panels is sent to the battery. Since the solar panels are sideways, they don’t gather as much power as normal solar panels that face up towards the sun.