Fortnite Summer Block Party will happen in Los Angeles this June

Epic Games will host its first ever Fortnite Summer Block Party this June, giving players the chance to gather together, meet their favorite streamers, participate in a tournament, and more. The event will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, California, which is located close to Los Angeles. Tickets will start at an affordable $35 rate; pre-registration is now available … Continue reading

Construction to kick off on world's first 3D-printed neighborhood

Render of what the 3D-printed neighborhood might look like

A noble plan to improve housing access for those in need through cutting-edge construction technology is gathering momentum, with a blueprint now in place for what is billed as the world's first 3D-printed community. Set to take shape in Latin America, the cluster of homes is designed for families living on less than US$200 a month, and will ideally serve as proof of concept for low-cost housing solutions around the world.

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Ford is using a smart, self-driving factory robot to free up employee time

Ford's Survival robot uses LiDAR to get around

As work on self-driving cars continues, Ford is making use of a new self-driving factory robot that can deliver parts quickly and efficiently, modify its routes based on obstacles in its path, and free up about 40 hours of time per day for employees to get on with other tasks.

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Hang Solo hammock stand lets you kick back just about anywhere

The Hang Solo has a maximum capacity of 250 lb (113 kg) and spans 10 ft ...

When you picture a hammock you probably imagine a stretch of fabric strung up between two trees, but lately we're seeing some imaginative ways to let them stand on their own. The aptly named Hang Solo is the latest of these to cross our desk, and uses a lightweight frame to suspend one's existing hammock in just about any location.

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Notorious Three Mile Island nuclear power station to shut down

Three Mile Island was the site of the worst nuclear accident in US history

The Three Mile Island nuclear power station in Pennsylvania is scheduled to close in September according its owner, Exelon Generation. The site of the worst nuclear disaster in US history, the still functioning Three Mile Island Generating Station Unit 1 (TMI-1) will be deactivated on September 30, 2019 due to financial difficulties resulting from lack of progress of a support bill in the state legislature.

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Boeing shares Starliner parachute test video ahead of summer launch

Boeing has shared new video clips of parachute tests related to its Starliner spacecraft, providing the public with a behind-the-scenes look at these various sessions. According to the company, the parachute test is part of the overall process to qualify the Starliner’s full landing system. The company plans to conduct its first crewed launch later this year. The Boeing Crew … Continue reading

Amazon targets toxic school supplies following Washington AG probe

Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson has announced that Amazon will target toxic school supplies after many were allegedly found for sale on its platform. The Attorney General’s Office conducted an investigation into toxic children’s products that were allegedly available to purchase on Amazon, ultimately finding that some of them contained high levels of cadmium and lead. The AG’s Office claims … Continue reading