Dragon V2 Manned Space Capsule
On Thursday SpaceX, the private space company founded by Elon Musk, unveiled its new and improved Dragon V2 space capsule, which will be used to shuttle astronauts and cargo between Earth and the International Space Station. The capsule offers improvements over its predecessor, including an autonomous docking system and a helicopter-style landing system.
Image courtesy of SpaceX.
Bubble Air Dome
Designed by London-based architecture firm Orproject, this is a proposal for a bubble filled with clean air for people living in Beijing, a city notorious for smog problems. Plants growing inside the bubble would maintain the air quality, making the space a kind of enclosed park for residents to come and breathe freely.
Via BBC News.
Strooder 3D Printing Filament Extruder
3D printing is the hot new thing, but plastic filament makes the whole process an expensive business. Enter Strooder, a nifty plastic filament extruder that is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Pour inexpensive plastic pellets into the hopper at the top and the machine turns it into 3D printing-ready filament.
BMW Motorrad Roadster Concept
This futuristic roadster concept from BMW is a one-off design unveiled at the 2014 Concours d’Elegance Villa d’Este, a yearly motor show renowned for its showcasing of historic and concept cars alike. The roadster has a 1,170cc boxer engine and a light tubular frame, and boasts an impressive 123 horsepower at 7,750rpm.
MiCoach Smart Ball
Tech and football are getting ever closer, and this training ball by Adidas is a classic example. Packed with sensors to identify how players interact with the ball, the MiCoach sends data to a paired iPhone via Bluetooth. The ball features some clever design touches, including a charging pad to negate the need to a cable to power it up.
Via Silicon Republic.