This is Audi A9 concept from the reputed Spanish designer Daniel Garcia who has Ducati 6098 R concept and may other to his credit. The awesome A9 concept will be lighter than Audi’s current flagship model, A8. Inspiration for the styling of A9 comes from the stunning architectural style of Santiago Calatrava’s buildings in “La Ciudad de las Artes y de las Ciencias in Valencia.
Daniel’s A9 concept is a low emission hybrid vehicle for the future. A9 concept features a single-piece windscreen and its roof is formed from nanotechnology material (which is yet to be discovered) that has a unique automatic-system that repairs damage and can also be adjusted for colors and opacity.
Earlier this year a team of UK researchers announced that they’re developing a Star Trek ‘tricorder’ – Dr McCoy’s diagnostic marvel.
But if fans don’t want to wait for that they can always feast their eyes on the phaser gun from the early series of the TV show that someone has built in his garage.
In the much-loved series, the phasers were used by the intrepid Captain Kirk and co to destroy evil aliens – or capture them by setting the weapons, famously, to stun.
The homemade version is very realistic looking and even shoots out a powerful blue laser, which the maker uses to pop a balloon on a chair.
Tech website geek.com speculates that the laser is probably from a PlayStation 3 Blu-ray drive.
Footage of the weapon has been uploaded to YouTube, which even contains smoke effects for added sci-fi atmosphere.
The tricorder, meanwhile, is being developed by a team from the University of Birmingham’s School of Biosciences.
The shoe box-sized prototype can already detect dangerous E.coli bugs in a sample in five minutes.
In the original Star Trek series, Dr Leonard ‘Bones’ McCoy was hardly ever without his trusty tricorder. Diagnosing illness in a Starship Enterprise crew member was as simple as waving the device over the patient. Read More Here
KMel Robotics developed a (cool) swarm of nano quadrotors capable of agile flight. Multiple quads can fly in a formation with impressive precision . They’ve also developed a way to transition into intricate 3D formations. If that wasn’t enough, these little guys can also pick things up and straighten themselves after being thrown into the air. The team can also collectively navigate in environments with obstacles. If you think that’s cool, watch these robots build this tower!