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Old 05-12-2014, 01:30 PM   #51
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Default "Get ready for carbon fiber construction to become truly mainstream"

Maybe a CA frame isn't that outlandish after all?

http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...t-carbon-plant

(And maybe in the new edition it won't quadruple the cost of your suspension? :)
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Old 06-06-2014, 10:53 AM   #52
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Default Wondering how they build those custom arena cars so fast?

Here it is: the dawn of the 3D printed car. And I'm not talking about a scale miniature, either.

http://www.cnet.com/news/3d-printed-...ers-announced/

And it turns out 3D printed parts are already in use in actual vehicles:

http://www.computerworld.com/s/artic...parts_are_made

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Old 06-09-2014, 06:33 PM   #53
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Default More on cloning

http://www.newscientist.com/article/...man-limbs.html

Sorry I don't think it gives you the whole article. But the gist is this: Some animals can regrow limbs, tails, even heads. Based on observing that, the biologist who's interviewed is working on recreating the correct conditions to cause entire hands/limbs/whatever to regenerate (ultimately, for people). Other than repairing damage, he mentions an anti-aging strategy of regenerating aging parts throughout your lifespan.

It ends with:
"I am not certain when or how we will be able to overcome the challenges to get the [regeneration] technique into medicine. But as to the approach as a whole -- I'm very optimistic."
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Old 07-09-2014, 06:20 PM   #54
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Default Fortress Towns? How about Dome Towns!

Just announced for Dubai:

http://io9.com/dubai-to-build-the-wo...1601731394/all

Is this a good idea?

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/dub...ting-to-happen
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Old 07-17-2014, 04:37 PM   #55
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Default Re: "100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News

Airplane with Electric Powerplant and Ducted Fans -- reminds me of most of my designs:

http://www.flyingmag.com/aircraft/ai...fan-production .
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Old 07-27-2014, 03:31 PM   #56
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Default In-wheel Electric Motors

Not sure how you'd handle a tire shot vs. a power plant hit, but...

An overview article of an in-wheel electric motor offering:

http://www.greencarreports.com/news/...electric-motor

And the manufacturer's page:

http://www.proteanelectric.com/en/

With some visuals:

http://www.proteanelectric.com/en/im...mg=715&gal=714
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Old 08-25-2014, 06:26 AM   #57
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Default Is cloning really *that* far away?

Whole organ grown from scratch:

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-28887087

Granted it says it "won't be easy" to apply the technique to humans... But it didn't say "won't be possible". :)
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Old 09-05-2014, 05:15 PM   #58
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Default Buy Dream Now! - Pilotable Robots

"Hello Human"

From a developed prototype in 2012, the Japanese company Suidobashijuko brings us KURATAS, the world's first human-ride-robot.

This upright vehicle, w/ wheeled legs and a humanoid-ish turret body, has many possible configurations from an "Iron Crow" claw hand to a 40k-bolter-like Kuratas handgun, to upgrade-able armor, cup-holders, and an iPhone3. The weapons system can be triggered to auto-track targets and fire when the pilot smiles. "Be careful not to start a shooting spree by smiling too much!"

The one I built was only $1,845,600.

see the intro article here
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Old 10-03-2014, 08:13 PM   #59
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Default Solids

Doesn't necessarily look like they have 12 DP yet, but these tires seem to be moving in the right direction...

http://www.cnet.com/news/out-with-th...eumatic-tires/
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Old 10-21-2014, 10:06 AM   #60
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Default Re: "100 Years Ago Today" - Car Wars News

It's getting harder and harder to envision a Car Wars future that doesn't feature drones prominently:
goo.gl/F4v6PE
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