A Very Specific List of Things That Are Ruining My Google Alerts

I love Google Alerts. They're a great tool for tracking the mention of different things online. I use them less as a way to learn about breaking news and more as a way to discover how people are talking about the future. But there are all kinds of things that are messing them up. Well, messing them up for me » 5/30/14 4:47pm 5/30/14 4:47pm

This flying drone helicopter truck is a real life transformer

What is this? A flying drone? Eight flying drones? One flying helicopter? A moving room? A truck? It's a little bit of everything. Called the AT Black Knight Transformer, it combines the vertical takeoff and landing of a helicopter with the off-road driving capabilities of a truck. So yes, that means it can fly and… » 1/10/14 9:24pm 1/10/14 9:24pm

1968 Time Capsule Opened Prematurely, Robbing Future of Cute Drawings

An elementary school in the Philadelphia suburb of Warminster recently opened up a time capsule from 1968. Unfortunately for time capsule purists, this uncapsuling was a bit premature. You see, the McDonald Elementary School's time capsule wasn't supposed to be opened until the year 2068. » 6/20/13 12:02pm 6/20/13 12:02pm

Flying Aerocar Auction Shows the Future Comes From 1956

This flying automobile is probably the only real transformer in existence: The Aerocar, a machine that actually flies and can be legally driven on a highway. Built by Moulton B. Taylor in 1956 and powered by a Lycoming 160HP engine, you only have to attach the folded wings, tail, and propeller to explore the skies at… » 11/29/08 5:00pm 11/29/08 5:00pm

When Pigs Fly: Moller M400X Skycar Prototype For Sale on eBay

This can't be good news for those of us who fantasize about driving the Skycar, flying over traffic and thumbing our noses at the rest of the world as we jet along at 500 mph. Alas, the Moller M400X Skycar Prototype is for sale on eBay, its owners saying they're trying to raise capital for the company. Although the… » 10/12/06 10:05am 10/12/06 10:05am