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Jul 18, 2019

Specialized's $16,500 carbon e-bike is a gorgeous glimpse at an electrified cycling future


The e-bikes are coming and it's safe to say most will be a whole lot heavier than what cyclists are used to, especially those plying their trade on lightweight road frames. In no small way, Specialized is looking to close the gap with its new S-Works Turbo Creo SL Founders Edition, which packs 240 W of pedal assistance power into a beautifully (and very expensively) engineered full carbon frame.

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Jul 18, 2019

Study links major Alzheimer's risk gene to lower childhood IQ


A provocative new study is suggesting a gene variant strongly associated with increased Alzheimer's risk in later life could affect cognitive health in childhood. The research reveals those carrying the gene score slightly lower on IQ tests in childhood, implying cognitive decline is apparent at a younger age than ever previously realized.

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Jul 18, 2019

Halo orbit selected for Gateway space station


The NASA-led Gateway deep-space station is still years away from the launch of its first component, but NASA and ESA's Operations Centre (ESOC) are zeroing in on the orbit it will travel in cis-lunar space. Called a Near-Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO), it promises both cheaper missions to the Moon and beyond, as well as regular timetables for visiting astronauts.

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Jul 18, 2019

Induction grill is made for Ethiopian eats


If you're a fan of Ethiopian cuisine, then you'll be familiar with injera - it's a large, round flatbread that everyone pulls pieces off of to scoop up the food. Making full-size injera can be challenging in a normal kitchen, which is why the Rose grill was invented.

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Jul 18, 2019

Permanent tattoos could be used to monitor long-term conditions


Many people get a tattoo as a means of making a statement. Thanks to new research into permanent tattoos that change color in response to certain biomarkers, that statement could one day be something along the lines of, "My pH levels are being monitored."

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Jul 18, 2019

Nano-coating keeps fingerprints from showing up on stainless steel


As many a fancy-refrigerator-owner will know, fingerprints tend to be highly visible on stainless steel. A new transparent coating could help, however, as it goes about reducing the appearance of prints in three ways.

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Jul 18, 2019

Striking opera house resembles cracked ice on a lake


With projects like the Eysturkommuna Town Hall and The Wave, Henning Larsen has shown a particular talent for producing eye-catching projects that break the mold. It reaffirms this with the newly-opened Hangzhou Yuhang Opera, which is designed to resemble a giant piece of cracking ice on the surface of a manmade lake in China.





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Jul 18, 2019

This modern-day dragon spits out a 25-foot-long, targeted stream of fire


Tempted as you might be to grab one of these for the impending zombie-apocalypse, the TF-19 Wasp from Ohio-based Throwflame is a serious piece of kit with potentially life-saving applications. From clearing critical infrastructure to pest management and forest fire back-burns, this modern-day dragon is nobody's toy.

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Jul 18, 2019

Drone flametherower spits out a 25-foot-long, targeted stream of fire


Tempted as you might be to grab one of these for the impending zombie-apocalypse, the TF-19 Wasp from Ohio-based Throwflame is a serious piece of kit with potentially life-saving applications. From clearing critical infrastructure to pest management and forest fire back-burns, this modern-day dragon is nobody's toy.

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Jul 18, 2019

Animated expressions help plant lovers keep potted greenery healthy


House plants can be a great way to add splashes of color to an otherwise drab interior, but they can also help to purify the air and may even fill a room with pleasant odors. But looking after them can be a guessing game. Lua is designed to help, turning plant care alerts into cute animated faces on the front of the pot.

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Jul 18, 2019

Hennessey's six-wheel drive, 450 bhp, off-road Goliath finally arrives


Six-wheeled vehicles aren't new, but they're certainly eye-catching, and we've seen a few 6x6 versions of already impressive 4x4s over the years. From Mercedes Benz's AMG G63 6x6, to Kahn Design's Flying Huntsman Defender mod, and even Hennessey Performance's own F-150 Raptor-based VelociRaptor 6X6 but there's always room for more. Now Hennessey has finally released its limited run of 24 Goliath 6x6s (based on the 2019/2020 Chevrolet Silverado) and it's a beast.

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Jul 18, 2019

Brain-mimicking chip uses different-colored light to learn and forget


The human brain is still a far more powerful computer than anything it itself has created so far. It's no wonder then that engineers have recently focused on trying to emulate the structure of the brain with artificial synapses. Now, a team of researchers has made a new artificial synapse design that works using a light-based biotechnology technique called optogenetics.

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Jul 18, 2019

DJI releases new lightweight Ronin SC gimbal with ActiveTrack


Filmmakers with compact mirrorless cameras may be interested in DJI's new lightweight gimbal, the Ronin SC. Weighing just 2.4 lb (1 kg) it does all the regular gimbal business, plus a couple of interesting features in ActiveTrack and Force Mobile.

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Jul 18, 2019

New study says daily coffee has no impact on cancer risk


Adding fuel, or removing it - depending on your position - to the bonfire of endless coffee debates comes the latest large study. This time, researchers looked at data from over 300,000 people for possible links between coffee and cancer, and found it neither gave, nor prevented us from getting cancers. It's just a tasty beverage after all then.

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Jul 18, 2019

NASA celebrates Moon landing with immersive Apollo-era panoramas


Only 12 people have ever set foot on the Moon, so for the rest of us photos and videos will have to suffice. The latest comes from NASA, who has stitched together images taken during the Apollo missions to provide a more expansive look through the eyes of the astronauts taking part.

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Jul 18, 2019

Red wine compound could help astronauts keep their muscle mass


It's been said that red wine has health benefits, with studies suggesting it can help fight cancer, obesity, aging, and even cavities. Now, a new study may add muscle loss to the list. In tests on rats, a Harvard team has found that a red wine compound called resveratrol could help keep astronauts toned and healthy during trips in space or life on Mars.

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Jul 18, 2019

"Trojan horse" anticancer system hides tumor-killing drug in fat cells


A new drug delivery system has been developed that hides chemotherapy molecules inside fat cells that are quickly eaten up by hungry tumors. The method has been shown to be effective at targeting bone, colon and pancreatic cancers in animals, and human trials are proposed for the near future.

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Jul 18, 2019

Curtiss unleashes Hades, a 217-horsepower electric "expression of minimalism"


The fellow who designed Confederate's jaw-dropping Wraith and Hellcat, J.T. Nesbitt, is back with what he calls "the ultimate expression of two-wheeled minimalism." We're not sure we agree, but the Hades certainly slaps some new ideas down on the table.

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Jul 18, 2019

Deep roots, edited genes and a plan to fight climate change with supercharged plants


There are quite a few ways we could benefit from tweaking the genetic makeup of plants. Scientists making breakthroughs in this area hail exciting new possibilities around improved crop security, new kinds of naturally sourced medicines, and hey, maybe just pretty new-colored flowers. Researchers at the Salk Institute are approaching this technology with some very big-picture thinking, looking to edit the genes of humankind's most commonly sown crops so they store more carbon dioxide underground as a way of fighting climate change. And in a paper published last week, they describe their first big breakthrough.

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Jul 17, 2019

Harley-Davidson Livewire's power, torque and range figures are in


Harley's brand-savior electric streetbike has finally been fully launched, and here are the figures of consequence: 105 horsepower, 116 Nm (86 lb-ft) of torque, 15.5-kWh battery, 146 miles (235 km) of city range, 70 miles (113 km) of highway riding, and Level 1 or 3 charging.

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Jul 17, 2019

Ancient anti-starvation mechanism may be driving modern obesity epidemic


A few years ago scientists examined the metabolic activity of several contestants taking part in The Biggest Loser, a weight loss competition TV show. The research revealed a kind of metabolic adaptation occurred as the subjects rapidly lost weight. Measuring the resting metabolic rate (RMR) it was discovered that by the end of the competition the rapid weight loss has also slowed down each individual's metabolism.

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Jul 17, 2019

Hammock-topped Cliff 4x4 Adventure camper van opens the floodgates of adrenaline


Germany's Sunlight makes camper vans for outdoor adventure. Its marketing materials and social media are loaded with photos of vans hauling gear against backdrops of big waves, toothy peaks and rushing rapids. The Hymer Group brand cranks the action level up a few notches with the Cliff 4x4 Adventure Van, a concept camper that supports bikers, skiers, climbers, surfers and other escapists, with climbing wall-style roof access, a rooftop wakeboarding winch, inflatable boards that work as extra beds, and a gear-storage system that doubles as a roof-mount hammock stand. This might just be the most fun van on road, dirt or snow.

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Jul 17, 2019

France launches its first Barracuda class nuclear attack submarine


France has launched the first of its six next-generation nuclear attack submarines in a ceremony in Cherbourg. On July 12, 2019, President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron presided over the unveiling of SNA Suffren before a crowd of construction personnel and dignitaries. It is the first of the Barracuda class that will replace the French Navy's aging fleet of Rubis-class boats.

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Jul 17, 2019

Nintendo refreshes the Switch with a battery-boosting new model


Just a week after Nintendo announced the Switch Lite, the company has quietly unveiled a new hardware revision for its full-sized console. Nintendo Switch consoles sold after August will have a much better battery life than the two-year-old model.

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Jul 17, 2019

Six stunning projects vying for UK's most prestigious architecture prize


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced its selection of projects for the 2019 Stirling Prize shortlist. Highlights include an impressively sustainable house made from cork, a gorgeous green-roofed whisky distillery, and an opera that has been sympathetically installed within a 17th century stable.





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Jul 17, 2019

Ant-sized robots move by pickin' up good vibrations


If you're making a 2-mm-long walking robot, it pretty much goes without saying that the thing won't be able to carry much of a battery. That's why Georgia Tech's new "micro-bristle-bots" are instead propelled by vibrations. And someday, they may actually be capable of moving within the human body.

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Jul 17, 2019

How do you build Stonehenge? Add lard


According to a recent Newcastle University study, if you want to build a replica of Stonehenge, get some lard - lots of it. By studying neolithic pottery from a site near the ancient stone circle, archaeologists suggest that the traces of pig fat weren't the result of cooking, but were used as a lubricant to help move the gigantic megaliths that now stand on the Wiltshire landscape.

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Jul 17, 2019

Wearable device harvests energy from bending of the knee


As compared to most other joints in the human body, the knee has quite a large range of motion … so why not put that motion to use, as a source of electricity? That's what a new prototype device does, and it reportedly does not cause its wearer to expend more energy while walking.

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Jul 17, 2019

Wearable harvests energy from bending of the knee


As compared to most other joints in the human body, the knee has quite a large range of motion … so why not put that motion to use, as a source of electricity? That's what a new prototype device does, and it reportedly does not cause its wearer to expend more energy while walking.

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Jul 17, 2019

Pickups on a carousel cater for quick change tone


There are a number of ways to change your guitar's tone on-the-fly, such as using effects pedals, but if you want to change your pickups mid-song, that's not so easy. France's Wild Customs is introducing a novel system at Summer NAMM in Nashville this week where up to six pickups can be mounted to revolving blocks and switched using levers.

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Jul 17, 2019

Review: Phil the Tip Jar, a card-dispensing tip jar for musicians


For working musicians, interacting with your audience is an important part of playing live. And so is getting paid. Sadly, even if your band manages to fill a small venue, ticket sales alone might not be enough to meet costs. Fans can sometimes show their support by dropping some change in a jar on stage. Phil the Tip Jar gives something back, dispensing "thank you" cards when it detects money going in the top.

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Jul 17, 2019

White dwarf supernova observation is a first for NASA's TESS mission


NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) was built to search for new planets, but astronomers at Ohio State discovered that it could also observe supernovas created by exploding white dwarf stars. This development means we might soon have a better idea about why they explode, and what they leave behind in the process.

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Jul 17, 2019

Zigzagging office provides a green and comfortable place to work


Vietnam's VTN Architects (Vo Trong Nghia Architects) continues its pursuit of adding greenery-infused architecture to its homeland with a pair of new projects in Hanoi. The most notable is named the Viettel Offsite Studio and is defined by a novel zigzagging form designed to provide staff with a green and comfortable work environment.













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Jul 17, 2019

Japanese hotel fits suite with commercial flight simulator


In celebration of its 15th anniversary, the Haneda Excel Hotel Tokyu located at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo, will be opening a hotel suite that features a flight simulator. The Superior Cockpit Room will be available for bookings from the July 18 and boasts a professional Boeing 737-800 aircraft simulator.

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Jul 17, 2019

Bacteria self-defense mechanisms uncovered, opening new drug targets


Evolution has obviously helped humans get to where we are today - but now it's working against us. Bacteria are rapidly developing resistance to our best drugs, hurtling us towards a future where antibiotics simply don't work anymore. Now a team of researchers has uncovered a potentially exploitable chink in the armor of a particularly troublesome group of bacteria.

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Jul 17, 2019

Sony crams 61 megapixels and wild autofocus into its new full-frame A7R IV


Sony has upped the ante considerably on its latest A7 full-frame camera. The A7R IV offers 61-megapixel resolution, 15-stop dynamic range, monster real-time autofocus in photo and video modes, twin ultra-high speed SD card slots and pixel-shift super-resolution up to 240.8 megapixels.

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Jul 17, 2019

Elon Musk's Neuralink plans its first brain chip implants for next year


More than two years have passed since the world caught wind of Elon Musk's Neuralink, an ambitious and mysterious startup focused on developing brain-machine interfaces that can connect minds to machines. Not a lot has been revealed since, but the company today emerged from the shadows to share its progress so far, along with its plans for the future, which involve implanting its first chips in human as early next year.

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Jul 17, 2019

Portable platform predicts chemo effectiveness for individual cancer patients


Rutgers researchers have created a portable device that they say can determine the efficacy of chemotherapy drugs, for a specific patient, in real time, with an accuracy of almost 96 percent. Teaming biosensors with machine learning, the device provides immediate results, aiding the selection of better drugs while reducing potential side effects.

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Jul 17, 2019

Tabletop-sized gravitational wave detector could shed light on dark matter


It can take huge equipment to detect the tiniest things, and that's particularly true when it comes to gravitational waves. The LIGO detector uses 4-km-long (2.5-mi) arms to pick up distortions just a thousandth of the width of a proton. But now, a Northwestern University team is aiming to build a gravitational wave detector small enough to fit on a tabletop, which could detect signals the larger facilities miss.

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Jul 17, 2019

2,000-horsepower Lotus Evija becomes the world's most powerful production car


Until today, the world's most powerful production car was the all-electric Rimac C_Two, which makes a puny 1,914 horsepower. Now, British carmaker Lotus has introduced a proper, lunch-money stealing, wedgie-pulling 2,000-hp 'leccy hypercar with a name that you'll need help pronouncing.

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Jul 16, 2019

Gut bacteria found to help protect brain and central nervous system from harmful viruses


A compelling new study has described a novel association between viral infections, neurodegenerative disease, the gut microbiome, and our immune system. The research suggests gut bacteria disruptions can allow harmful viruses to trigger neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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Jul 16, 2019

Asteroid that had a chance to hit Earth in September is a no-show


A few months ago, the asteroid 2006 QV89 grabbed headlines thanks to it having a slim chance of striking Earth this September. But now it seems that the potentially-hazardous space rock has missed its appointment. ESA has confirmed that the asteroid hasn't appeared in the sky yet, ruling out an impact any time soon.

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Jul 16, 2019

Quaint treetop cabins take Nordic minimalism up into the canopy


Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen has finished the first of a charming cluster of cabins set amid a forest canopy in his homeland of Denmark. Located on a peninsula that juts out into the country's longest fjord, the freshly opened Løvtag Hotel lifts its guests high up into the trees, and offers uninterrupted views of the surrounds by way of a rooftop terrace.

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Jul 16, 2019

New insights into why women develop Alzheimer's more than men


Two new studies presented recently at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles are shedding light on the longstanding mystery of why women suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia at higher rates than men. As well as discovering sex-specific genes associated with Alzheimer's risk, the researchers describe how toxic dementia-causing proteins spread differently through female brains.

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Jul 16, 2019

Connected rowing machine makes users part of a team


If you're a member of a rowing team, it's not just your stroke that's important, but also how well you coordinate that stroke with those of your team-mates. With that in mind, Idaho-based rowers Mike Schaefer and John Balint invented the connected and collaborative Stroke Master rowing machine.

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Jul 16, 2019

Implant uses electricity to heal the heart


We've already heard how electrical pulses have been shown to help heal wounds, by promoting tissue growth. An experimental new implant uses that same principle to aid in the regeneration of cardiac tissue, potentially postponing or even eliminating the need for heart transplants.

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Jul 16, 2019

Ring-shaped dual-prop drone boasts twice the flight time as quadcopters


The shorter a drone's propellers, the less efficient they are at keeping it airborne. That factor, along with compact, low-capacity batteries, is the reason that small drones can't fly for very long. A new two-prop drone, however, is claimed to deliver twice the flight time as similar-sized quadcopters.

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Jul 16, 2019

Ring-shaped dual-prop drone boasts twice the flight time of quadcopters


The shorter a drone's propellers, the less efficient they are at keeping it airborne. That factor, along with compact, low-capacity batteries, is the reason that small drones can't fly for very long. A new two-prop drone, however, is claimed to deliver twice the flight time as similar-sized quadcopters.

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Jul 16, 2019

Review: OnePlus bets on premium for its best phone yet


OnePlus has been running for close to six years now, launching phones that offer impressive specs without the hefty price tag of other flagships This year, for the first time, it launched two phones together, the mid-range OnePlus 7 and the premium OnePlus 7 Pro, which we're looking at here.

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Jul 16, 2019

Research lab puts sustainability under the microscope


High-profile Dutch firm MVRDV has been commissioned to design a new office and laboratory in Amsterdam named Matrix 1. The building will boast significant sustainable features, including solar power and a partially green roof.



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Jul 16, 2019

Eco-friendly solar crematorium proposed for Los Angeles


Margot Krasojevic's futuristic aesthetic as well as the eco and energy efficiency considerations she incorporates into her projects makes for some fascinating concepts. The latest project from her London-based practice is a proposed crematorium, memorial space and - if the renderings are anything to go by - a skatepark.

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Jul 16, 2019

Click&Touch keyboard puts the trackpad in the keys


Bluetooth keyboards are great when you need to type on a tablet and don't want much of the screen lost to virtual keys, but a built-in trackpad would be useful. Rather than bulk out the form factor, Belarus-based Clevetura is launching a keyboard under the Prestigio brand that turns the keying area into a touch-sensitive trackpad when the user isn't typing.

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Jul 16, 2019

Martian microbes may be snacking on space dust


Modern Mars is a desolate husk of a planet, as far as life is concerned. But it's not completely uninhabitable, since microbes could be hiding in the cracks of rocks and dirt. And now a new study has found a possible food source for these organisms - space dust.

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Jul 16, 2019

Porsche's circular 12.6 km (7.8 mile) Nardò test track reopens


Porsche's perfectly circular 12.6 km (7.8 mile) test track at Nardò in Southern Italy has been renovated and is again open for business. Far more than just the massive banked high speed test track, the Nardò Technical Center contains over 20 test tracks on an area of more than 700 hectares, and has been used by 90 automotive companies for testing in the past.

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Jul 16, 2019

Porsche's circular 7.8 mile Nardò test track reopens


Porsche's perfectly circular 12.6 km (7.8 mile) test track at Nardò in Southern Italy has been renovated and is again open for business. Far more than just the massive banked high speed test track, the Nardò Technical Center contains over 20 test tracks on an area of more than 700 hectares, and has been used by 90 automotive companies for testing in the past.

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Jul 16, 2019

AirTV Mini 4K dongle merges streaming services and OTA channels


The marketplace for streaming TV dongles looks pretty crowded, with solid offerings such as Google's Chromecast Amazon's Fire TV Stick and Roku's Streaming Stick. Is there room for one more? Dish thinks so, and launched its 4K HDR AirTV Mini this week hoping it has enough of a point-of-difference to turn heads - and open wallets.

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Jul 16, 2019

Coating cells in hydrogel help protect implanted tissue from the immune system


Bone marrow transplants are a common treatment for certain conditions related to the blood, but the patient's immune system can often react badly to the foreign cells and attack them. Mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) may help, but they too can be cleared out by immune cells. Now, a Harvard team has shown that coating MSCs in a thin hydrogel can protect them, making bone marrow transplants more successful.

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Jul 16, 2019

Dynamic, reprogrammable material goes hard under light and soft in the dark


Materials that change their properties in response to different environmental triggers promise all kinds of versatility for all kinds of applications, and an international team of scientists has just come up with a particularly inventive one. With an ability to stiffen up under a certain type of light and go soft in the dark, the new material shows particular promise for the world of 3D printing, where it could be used as a temporary support for complex structures that melts away when the job is done.

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Jul 16, 2019

Review: Rolling through red rock country with the Escapod Topo off-road teardrop trailer


One of the more intriguing tiny campers in the modern surge of adventurous teardrop trailers, the Escapod Topo combines rugged construction, compact design and killer graphics. A few months after we discovered it last year, we took one out for a long-weekend adventure, cruising down interstates, rambling over dusty track and snaking through sunset-red canyons to see what the teardrop camping craze is all about.

.. Continue Reading Review: Rolling through red rock country with the Escapod Topo off-road teardrop trailer

Outdoors

Camping Caravan Off-road Outdoor teardrop trailers Trailer trailers

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Jul 16, 2019

Review: Langogo's Genesis translator takes a pocket-sized axe to the language barrier


The Langogo Genesis is a hand-held pocket translator, smaller than a smartphone, that uses noise-cancelling microphones to translate between more than 100 languages, while offering you a 4G WiFi hotspot while you're travelling. We've been using one for the last few weeks.

.. Continue Reading Review: Langogo's Genesis translator takes a pocket-sized axe to the language barrier

Electronics

Language Translator

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Jul 16, 2019

Teen depression linked to social media screen time, but video games are fine


A compelling new study has followed thousands of Canadian teenagers for several years tracking associations between screen time use and depression. The research separated different types of screen time, and found while frequent television and social media activity correlated with increased symptoms of depression, video game and computer use seemed to have little negative effect.

.. Continue Reading Teen depression linked to social media screen time, but video games are fine

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Children Depression Digital Digital Media Psychology Screens University of Montreal Video Games

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Jul 16, 2019

Aston Martin takes the wild Valkyrie hypercar out for a strop at Silverstone


Of all the exotic hypercars in development right now - and there are some absolute doozies coming through the ranks - Aston Martin's Valkyrie is probably the most fascinating. Designed in conjunction with Formula One genius Adrian Newey, it's a 1,160-horsepower monster with 1,000 naturally aspirated horsepower from its 6.5-liter, screaming Cosworth V12 engine, a further 160 high-torque horses from its Rimac-designed hybrid system, and underbody aerodynamics so extreme they'd never fly in Formula One.

.. Continue Reading Aston Martin takes the wild Valkyrie hypercar out for a strop at Silverstone

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Aston Martin Hypercar

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Jul 15, 2019

Traces of two unknown archaic human species turn up in modern DNA


Fossils are the most reliable way we can piece together the history of humans, but some clues have been inside us all along. The human genome can tell us where we've come from, and it's hiding more than a few surprises. Now researchers from the University of Adelaide have found evidence of two unknown, archaic human species in modern DNA.

.. Continue Reading Traces of two unknown archaic human species turn up in modern DNA

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DNA Evolution Genome Human University of Adelaide

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Jul 15, 2019

Sony packs "world's fastest" card reader into its latest USB hub


Sony has wheeled out a versatile new USB hub geared toward working professionals with a need for speed. The MRW-S3 is packed with ports to support a variety of data transfer methods, but is spearheaded by what the company is calling the world's fastest SD and Micro SD card readers.

.. Continue Reading Sony packs "world's fastest" card reader into its latest USB hub

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Data Transfer Sony

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Jul 15, 2019

Ducati goes to town with 25th Anniversario 916 tribute bike


Twenty-five years ago, Ducati began building what would become its most iconic piece of high-octane art: the 916. To celebrate, the company has now brought forth 500 special edition Panigale V4 superbikes, tarted up to look like Tamburini's most famous design and festooned with farkles.

.. Continue Reading Ducati goes to town with 25th Anniversario 916 tribute bike

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Ducati Superbike

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Jul 15, 2019

SpaceX confirms leaky component to blame for Crew Dragon launchpad explosion


SpaceX appeared all set to breeze past another milestone as part of its Crew Dragon testing program in April, after the spacecraft successfully completed its maiden journey to and from the International Space Station in March. But an unexpected explosion during engine testing on Earth threw up some questions about both the timeline and dependability of its vehicles, which it is now offering some answers to following joint investigations with NASA.

.. Continue Reading SpaceX confirms leaky component to blame for Crew Dragon launchpad explosion

Space

Crew Dragon NASA SpaceX

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Jul 15, 2019

Global genetic study links anorexia to metabolism, not just the mind


A massive global study into the genetic origins of anorexia nervosa is suggesting this illness is not just a psychiatric condition but also a metabolic disorder. The research revealed metabolic genetic variants influencing fat burning, physical activity and other factors unique to those suffering from this chronic eating disorder, and not seen in other psychiatric conditions.

.. Continue Reading Global genetic study links anorexia to metabolism, not just the mind

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Genetics King's College London Metabolic syndrome Psychology QIMR Berghofer University of North Carolina

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Jul 15, 2019

The RAF's new sub-hunter aircraft takes to the air


Boeing announced today that the first of the RAF's new maritime patrol aircraft has made its maiden flight in the skies over Renton, Washington. Attended by British Ministry of Defence (MoD) and Royal Air Force personnel as well as Boeing P-8 program leaders, the twin-engine P-8A Poseidon jet took off at 10:00 am on July 12 for a 90-minute test flight that will be followed by the installation of military systems.

.. Continue Reading The RAF's new sub-hunter aircraft takes to the air

Military

Boeing P-8A Poseidon Royal Air Force

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Jul 15, 2019

Stacam actioncam has its own mini gimbal


When it comes to gimbal-stabilized HD cameras, we're used to models that are attached to control handles, or that are mounted on drones. What if you want one that's just a stand-alone unit, though? Well, that's where the Stacam comes in.

.. Continue Reading Stacam actioncam has its own mini gimbal

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Actioncam Gimbals Kickstarter Stabilisation Video Cameras

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Jul 15, 2019

"New" duck-billed dinosaur is actually one of the oldest


Although they may not be as well-known as "exciting" dinosaurs such as the Tyrannosaurus, the duck-billed hadrosaurs were the most common plant-eating dinosaurs at the end of the Mesozoic Era. Now, a newly-classified member of the group appears to be a common ancestor to the various types that came later.

.. Continue Reading "New" duck-billed dinosaur is actually one of the oldest

Biology

Dinosaurs Fossils Institut Català de Paleontologia

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Jul 15, 2019

Review: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e is a plugged-in luxury crossover


Mercedes redesigned the GLC-Class crossovers in 2016 and has made a few changes for the 2019 model year. We drove the GLC 350e plug-in hybrid Merc and found it to be a fun drive, thanks to efficiency not being its focus. It's enjoyable and luxurious, with a couple of quirks to keep it interesting.

.. Continue Reading Review: 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 350e is a plugged-in luxury crossover

Automotive

Crossover Luxury Mercedes Mercedes-Benz Plug-In Plug-in Hybrid Reviews SUV

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Jul 15, 2019

Discarded insulation wool finds use in better mortar


When buildings are being insulated or torn down, a lot of waste "mineral wool"-type insulation ends up in the landfill. Thanks to new research, however, that material may soon instead find use in an improved type of construction mortar.

.. Continue Reading Discarded insulation wool finds use in better mortar

Materials

Bialystok University of Technology Insulation Recycling Universidad Politecnica de Madrid

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Jul 15, 2019

I'm Back MF breathes digital life into medium format film cameras


Last year, Italy's Samuel Mello Medeiros hit Kickstarter with a chunky add-on that gave old 35 mm cameras a new lease of digital life. Now he's returned with a camera back that performs similar magic on classic medium format cameras like those from Hasselblad, Mamiya and Zenza Bronica.

.. Continue Reading I'm Back MF breathes digital life into medium format film cameras

Digital Cameras

Kickstarter Medium Format Cameras Photography

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Jul 15, 2019

Harvard study says an inch of silica aerogel could make patches of Mars liveable


Mars is a pretty inhospitable place, and NASA recently ruined the fun by showing that it's just not feasible to terraform the entire planet. But what about just certain parts of it? Now, researchers from Harvard have shown that thin layers of silica aerogel could warm the surface and block UV radiation while still letting visible light through. That could be enough to keep water liquid and let plants photosynthesize within a given region.

.. Continue Reading Harvard study says an inch of silica aerogel could make patches of Mars liveable

Space

Aerogels Astronomy Harvard Light Mars NASA Terraforming Ultraviolet

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Jul 15, 2019

Bone-conducting bracelet lets you make payments, phone calls and tracks your health


It looks like an elegant fitness tracker and acts like a smartwatch, yet it has has no buttons nor a screen. It also plays audio when you touch your finger to your ear and is controlled entirely via customizable gestures and voice commands. It's called Get and its creators think it could change the way we connect with each other and our information.

.. Continue Reading Bone-conducting bracelet lets you make payments, phone calls and tracks your health

Wearables

Bluetooth Bone Conduction Fitness Kickstarter Smartwatch Watches wrist

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Jul 15, 2019

Remote-controlled lifebuoy propels itself to save troubled swimmers


Time is critical when rescuers are alerted to a swimmer in trouble, a surfer who's taken a dive or a yacht guest who has fallen overboard. We've seen a number of crafty assistance devices over the years that are designed to help keep waterbabies afloat, such as the life preserver-dropping Pars flyer and the U-Safe from Noras Performance. The Dolphin 1 Smart Lifebuoy operates in a similar fashion to the latter, being thrown in the water and then propelling itself out to the person in distress.

.. Continue Reading Remote-controlled lifebuoy propels itself to save troubled swimmers

Marine

LIFESAVER Motorized Remote-controlled Rescue

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Jul 15, 2019

Kat Loco wearable sensors give VR movement a leg up


Virtual reality systems have aced movement of the hands and head, but it's still tricky to track the feet. Now games hardware company Kat is crowdfunding the Kat Loco, a set of three sensors that attach to a player's feet and hip to translate movements in the real world into walking, running or strafing in the game.

.. Continue Reading Kat Loco wearable sensors give VR movement a leg up

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Accessories Gaming Kickstarter Motion sensor Video Games Virtual Reality VR

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Jul 15, 2019

Silent 55: Is this the world's most cost-efficient mobile home?


For those seeking a luxurious, spacious, self-sufficient home with forever changing scenery and negligible operating costs, look no further than the Silent 55. Silent Yachts will debut a vastly improved version of the Silent 55, a solar-powered, 55-ft ocean-going catamaran, at the 2019 Cannes Yachting Festival in September. With double the power of last year's model, the Silent 55 will touch 20 knots (23 mph, 23 km/h), cruise all night with no emissions and commensurate running costs, and has a draft of just 3.9 ft (1.2 m), meaning it can access just about any waterway in the world.

.. Continue Reading Silent 55: Is this the world's most cost-efficient mobile home?

Marine

Catamaran Silent Yachts Solar Powered

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Jul 15, 2019

Gut-microbiome-boosting diet designed to better help malnourished children


Fascinating new research suggests malnutrition in children can be better treated by therapeutic foods designed to boost and repair the gut microbiome, instead of more traditional energy- and nutrition-maximized supplements. A clinical trial targeting malnourished children in Bangladesh revealed a newly developed therapeutic food is superior to conventional nutritional supplements.

.. Continue Reading Gut-microbiome-boosting diet designed to better help malnourished children

Health & Wellbeing

Baby Food Gut Bacteria Hunger Microbiome Washington University School of Medicine

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Jul 15, 2019

Yamaha launches a new, Euro V-compatible R1 and R1M for 2020


Yamaha's R1 is one of the most iconic and recognized names in motorcycling. For a while there in the 2000s, it became more or less synonymous with "faired sportsbike" in the minds of the bike-curious but uneducated: "nice bike there mate, is that a Suzuki R1?" For nearly 22 years now, it's been Yamaha's flagship high-performance superbike and one of the greatest and wildest rides on the road and track. And since it's been five years since the last major upgrade, Yamaha's bringing out a new model for 2020.

.. Continue Reading Yamaha launches a new, Euro V-compatible R1 and R1M for 2020

Motorcycles

Superbike Yamaha

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Jul 15, 2019

Immune cells reprogrammed to kill HIV-infected T cells


There exists a group of HIV-positive people who have the rare ability to naturally control the HIV infection. Now, after years of research, a team of scientists from the Institut Pasteur in Paris, has successfully reprogrammed cells that lack this ability, giving them the same incredible, antiviral potency.

.. Continue Reading Immune cells reprogrammed to kill HIV-infected T cells

Medical

Blood HIV HIV and AIDS Immunotherapy Virus

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Jul 14, 2019

The incredible 2019 Drone Awards advance the art of aerial photography


Only in its second year, the Drone Awards has quickly become one of the most interesting aerial photography competitions on the annual calendar. This year's winners present a gorgeous array of images highlighting the rapid aesthetic evolution occurring in the nascent field of drone photography.

.. Continue Reading The incredible 2019 Drone Awards advance the art of aerial photography

Drones

Awards Competition Drone photography Photography

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Jul 14, 2019

Stanford study suggests dark matter is lighter and more elusive than previously thought


Although it makes up about 85 percent of all matter in the universe, dark matter is frustratingly hard to pin down. In order to figure out what it is, much of the search is about ruling out what dark matter isn't, and now physicists at Stanford and the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have narrowed it down further. Using observations of galaxies orbiting the Milky Way, the team found that dark matter is likely lighter than previously thought - and interacts even less with normal matter.

.. Continue Reading Stanford study suggests dark matter is lighter and more elusive than previously thought

Physics

Astronomy Dark Matter Galaxy Physics SLAC Stanford University

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Jul 14, 2019

DroneShield's latest jamming gun takes down nearby targets with a single hand


DroneShield has again expanded its lineup of weaponry built to disable unmanned aircraft, this time taking aim at targets a little closer to home. The newly announced DroneGun MkIII uses the same frequency-jamming tactics as the company's other offerings, but is designed to work in a tighter radius with one-handed operation for a quick and easy draw.

.. Continue Reading DroneShield's latest jamming gun takes down nearby targets with a single hand

Drones

Drone safety Drone security

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Jul 14, 2019

Scientists capture image of quantum entanglement for the first time


Quantum entanglement, where two objects become intertwined and remain so no matter the distance that grows between them, is a tricky phenomenon to study let alone photograph. But scientists doing the former have now managed the latter, capturing an image of this strange bond for the first time.

.. Continue Reading Scientists capture image of quantum entanglement for the first time

Science

Quantum Mechanics Quantum Physics University of Glasgow

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Jul 14, 2019

Healthy lifestyle can counteract genetic risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer's


Two new studies presented recently at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference affirm the potential for a healthy lifestyle to reduce the risk of age-related dementia and cognitive decline. The research particularly suggests lifestyle factors can counteract genetic predispositions for Alzheimer's disease.

.. Continue Reading Healthy lifestyle can counteract genetic risk for developing dementia and Alzheimer's

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Alzheimer's Disease Dementia Exercise Genetics Health University of Exeter

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Jul 14, 2019

NASA funds demonstrator mission to print and assemble spacecraft in orbit


In a move that may one day lead to satellites that can build other satellites, NASA has agreed to a US$73.7 million contract with Made in Space of Mountain View, California to launch a demonstrator spacecraft that will manufacture and assemble satellite component in orbit. Called Archinaut One, the goal is to develop technologies that could be used in both space manufacturing and deep-space missions.

.. Continue Reading NASA funds demonstrator mission to print and assemble spacecraft in orbit

Space

3D Printing NASA Satellite

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Jul 14, 2019

Louis Moinet's Memoirs Only watch puts the chronograph front and center


For this year's Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy annual Only Watch charity auction, Louis Moinet has come up with something completely different - a wristwatch with a completely independent chronograph function. The second consecutive Moinet Only Watch entry for Louis Moinet, the 2019 Memoris Only watch's separate movements means that the chronograph's 147 components are displayed front and center on the dial side.

.. Continue Reading Louis Moinet's Memoirs Only watch puts the chronograph front and center

Wearables

Luxury Watches Wristwatch

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Jul 14, 2019

NASA green lights upgrade of Apollo era lunar laser experiment


One of the original designers of a pioneering Apollo Moon experiment is leading an effort to create an upgraded version for future lunar landing missions. A team under professor emeritus at the University of Maryland (UMD), Doug Currie are developing a more accurate version of the Lunar Laser Ranging experiment that was left behind by Apollo 11, 14, and 15 between 1969 and 1971 that allows scientists to measure the distance from the Earth to the Moon extreme accuracy.

.. Continue Reading NASA green lights upgrade of Apollo era lunar laser experiment

Space

Apollo 11 Laser Moon University of Maryland

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Jul 13, 2019

MIT team draws on cucumbers to develop surprisingly strong artificial muscles


To develop a new artificial muscle for robots MIT researchers are taking inspiration from an unlikely source - the cucumber. It's not the fruit of the plant that's good for sandwiches and salads that the engineers are interested in, but the tightly coiled tendrils that wrap themselves around solid objects to support the growing plant by corkscrewing and pulling with surprising force.

.. Continue Reading MIT team draws on cucumbers to develop surprisingly strong artificial muscles

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Engineering MIT Robotics

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Jul 13, 2019

Swiss Army Sprinter camper van packs five people, solar power and plenty of gear


Benchmark Vehicles has caught our eye in the past with bold, bright-orange branding and vicious-looking off-road adventure vans. So we decided to dig a little deeper into its portfolio and see what the Portland, Oregon shop has been up to of late. One van that pops out immediately is the black-and-white (with strategic bright orange) "Swiss Army Sprinter," an aggressive adventure rig that's nearly as versatile as its namesake thanks to floor rails, five-person seating, a pop-up roof and large cargo-cradling slides in back.

.. Continue Reading Swiss Army Sprinter camper van packs five people, solar power and plenty of gear

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Campervan Camping Mercedes Motorhome Motorhomes Off-grid Off-road Outdoor Travel Van

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Jul 12, 2019

Autonomous shuttle bus begins Australian trial


EasyMile's EZ10 self-driving shuttle buses have already been trialled in Singapore, California, Switzerland, and Finland. Now, one has also entered use in what is being called regional Australia's first automated vehicle trial.

.. Continue Reading Autonomous shuttle bus begins Australian trial

Urban Transport

Autonomous Vehicles Shuttle

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Jul 12, 2019

Compact quad runabout forgoes a seat


Quads are great for traversing rough terrain, while golf carts are well-suited to short low-speed jaunts. So, what happens if you want a vehicle with the qualities of both? Well, that's where the Ripper ATV is designed to come in.

.. Continue Reading Compact quad runabout forgoes a seat

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ATV Off-road Quad

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Jul 12, 2019

Fraunhofer developing a drone-strike test for aircraft


For many years now, newly-developed aircraft have been required to pass tests indicating that they could withstand mid-air collisions with birds. No such standardized testing exists for the growing possibility of collisions with drones, however … it's a situation which Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Short-Time Dynamics intends to rectify

.. Continue Reading Fraunhofer developing a drone-strike test for aircraft

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Aircraft Airports Fraunhofer

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Jul 12, 2019

Review: LaserCube, the world's smallest - and first - battery-powered RGB laser projector


Wicked Lasers' latest gadget is one of the most mesmerizing and compelling toys we've played with in a long, long time. It's also extremely dangerous, powerful enough to pop balloons, etch patterns on wood, and surely fry the odd retina if used incorrectly.

.. Continue Reading Review: LaserCube, the world's smallest - and first - battery-powered RGB laser projector

Home Entertainment

Laser Wicked Lasers

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Jul 12, 2019

McIntosh's new Hi-Res DAC debuts in C53 Preamplifier


New York's McIntosh Labs has announced a new addition to its high end audio catalog in the shape of the C53 preamplifier, which is the first product to feature the company's new DA2 Digital Audio Module and the first capable of connecting to HDMI (ARC)-compatible TVs.

.. Continue Reading McIntosh's new Hi-Res DAC debuts in C53 Preamplifier

Home Entertainment

Audio Audiophile Hi-fi Luxury McIntosh Labs

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Jul 12, 2019

Inside World Festival of Interiors highlights sublime interior design


Following the recent unveiling of the World Architecture Festival (WAF) shortlist, its sister event, the Inside World Festival of Interiors, has revealed its own 2019 shortlist. The awards celebrates the best, boldest, and most innovative interior designs from around the world.







.. Continue Reading Inside World Festival of Interiors highlights sublime interior design

Architecture

Awards Interior Design World Architecture Festival

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Jul 12, 2019

Portable, rechargeable bidet takes a swipe at the wipe


Positioned as an answer to the environmental toll associated with toilet-paper and flushable wipes, a startup from Santa Monica in California has launched a portable, rechargeable bidet, which looks more like a powerbank for your laptop. Something you may be thankful for if it ever fell out of your bag at brunch.

.. Continue Reading Portable, rechargeable bidet takes a swipe at the wipe

Health & Wellbeing

Hygiene Indiegogo Portable

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Jul 12, 2019

Boss squeezes 121 synth sounds into a floor stomp


If your band doesn't have a keyboard player but your guitarist wants to rock the house with the spirit of Rick Wakeman or Jean-Michel Jarre, you can use something like Fishman's excellent TriplePlay to tap into some sweet synth sounds. Or you could go for a synth-in-a-stomp like the impressive Synth9 from EHX. As you might expect, Boss has gone for the latter form factor for the SY-1 Synthesizer pedal, which puts a massive 121 synth sounds at the feet of guitarists.

.. Continue Reading Boss squeezes 121 synth sounds into a floor stomp

Music

BOSS Guitar Effects Synthesizer

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Jul 12, 2019

MIT supercharges cancer immunotherapy with a booster vaccine


Our bodies have powerful built-in defenses in the form of the immune system, but sometimes it needs an extra push. Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T cell therapy involves reprogramming T-cells to hunt down cancer, which has been effective against blood cancers but not so much against solid tumors. Now, scientists at MIT have found a way to supercharge the technique with a vaccine booster.

.. Continue Reading MIT supercharges cancer immunotherapy with a booster vaccine

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