popmech:

When the production BMW i8 hits the streets this fall, it will be the first car in the world to offer laser headlight technology. Whether these state-of-the-art lights actually make it to American roads remains to be seen, but at least Europeans will benefit from improved nighttime visibility.

The BMW i8 Beats Audi in the Laser Headlight Arms Race

popmech:

Termite construction is yet another way that insect societies are greater than the sum of their parts. And their building talent caught the attention of builders of tiny robots, who see industrious termites as an example of how many teensy workers, whether organic or robotic, could build an object or building on request even without a centralized plan.

Termite-Inspired Robots Don’t Need Blueprints to Build a Castle

popmech:

You probably heard Amazon’s idea to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for home delivery. But what if, in addition to delivering our purchases, drones could also protect people or save us from harm.

5 Drones That Could Save Your Life

popmech:

Today’s biggest and smallest 3D printers. And one that only costs $300.

Macro and Micro at NY’s 3D Printshow

businessinsider:

@businessinsider tech editor @stevekovach is testing the Pebble Steel smart watch ($249) this week. Do you like the look? Keep an eye out for his full review on businessinsider.com next week.

businessinsider:

@businessinsider tech editor @stevekovach is testing the Pebble Steel smart watch ($249) this week. Do you like the look? Keep an eye out for his full review on businessinsider.com next week.