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Turning the wind from a special day into a piece of jewelry

"I want to give you the wind." It sounds like a bit of overly romantic hyperbole – the kind one character might declare to another during an episode of Game of Thrones (in between all the stabbing and beheading). But one company is making it possible to convert that sentiment into an actual piece of jewelry thanks to a bit of virtual modelling and 3D printing.Read More

VR

Warehouse-scale VR? One company's system will soon plug straight into game engines

On the outer reaches of today's VR sits room-scale VR (currently exclusive to the HTC Vive), which lets you walk around room-sized spaces while inside virtual reality. Someday down the road, though, you may take your kids to an arcade where you'll stroll around a warehouse-sized VR space with other headset-wearing cohabitants. One company is trying to make that a reality on a game engine level.Read More

Marine

Solar-powered boat ready to make 2,000 mile ocean voyage on its own

Silicon Valley father of four Damon McMillan is hoping to launch the fruits of a two year garage project in time for Memorial Day. He's just put the finishing touches to his Seacharger boat and plans to set it off on a solo trip from the Californian coast down to Hawaii on May 30. The craft is designed to cut through the waves using only a motor powered by solar panels.Read More

Inventors & Remarkable People Feature

Luke Workman interview Part 2: The million-horsepower piston crusher, the Joby S2 and leaving Zero

If you missed part one of our Luke Workman interview, check it out. He's a brilliant, fearless, joyful maniac who has so many fingers in so many pies that he's got to have an extra pair of hands somewhere to fit them on. Formerly the lead lithium battery specialist at Zero Motorcycles, Luke is now an independent contractor working on a dozen ridiculously amazing projects including the stunning Joby S2. That's just his professional life – outside hours he's constantly working on a range of backyard science projects that would scare the bejesus out of any lesser being. In part two, we discuss his million-horsepower piston crusher, his multirotor projects and his post-Zero consulting career. Plus, Loz rides the Death Bike in a bicycle helmet and a Nomex suit.Read More

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