Air Bonsai: ‘Floating’ maglev trees achieves $500,000 on Kickstarter

Hoshinchu, a Japanese start-up in Southern Japan, has gathered over $500,000 (£349,000) in funding for its new project Air Bonsai. The cultivation of the miniature plant is an ancient Japanese botanical art, but the company has added a hint of modern technology to make the plant floats with the power of magnetic levitation. Feb 1, 2016

Hyperloop CEO says 2016 is a breakthrough year

30 miles north of Las Vegas, in the middle of the desert, the future of high speed transportation is starting to take shape. According to Hyperloop Technologies CEO Rob Lloyd, this is the test site where a concept originated by Teslas Elon Musk becomes a viable option for high speed transportation. The site is called the Propulsion Open Air Test Facility and its where the company plans on testing its electric motors at high speeds. Jan 7, 2016

Nasa releases video demonstrating ball-like robot prototype

Nasa uploaded a video on Wednesday (18 November) showcasing its first Super Ball Bot prototype in action. The video showed examples of the robots impact robustness and locomotion. The video captures the ball-like designed robot surviving a fall from a loading dock and demonstrates how it moves around, rolling through the surrounding terrain. Nov 19, 2015