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Dec 17, 2017

Krill 'deposits' transport atmospheric carbon to the ocean depths


Krill may be small, but scientists at the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) say that these tiny crustaceans play an important role in the transportation of carbon within the oceans. Not only are they a key element of the ocean's food pyramid, but they also move through the depths in such a way that they could have a major impact on the world's climate. According to a recent study, the way in which krill move between different depths can accelerate how atmospheric carbon moves into the deep ocean.

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Environment

British Antarctic Survey Carbon Climate Change Ocean Scientists to probe ecosystem of undersea lost world hidden for 120,000 years New ice crack closes down British Antarctic base Million-year old water explains Blood Falls mystery Drone takes the lead in Antarctic icebreaking mission Out: Boaty McBoatface. In: RRS Sir David Attenborough Giant Antarctic iceberg breaks free

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Dec 15, 2017

Autonomous drone lives in a shed, down on the farm


Drones can be of great use to farmers, for doing aerial inspections of their crops. The fact is, though, flying the things back and forth over the fields can be both tricky and time-consuming. That's why Boston-based American Robotics created the Scout. It does everything autonomously, so users can reportedly just set it and forget it for an entire season.

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Drones

Agriculture Autonomous Phenocart puts plant health-monitoring on wheels SwagBot farming robot rolls through streams and rounds up cattle Parrot's multispectral crop monitoring sensor can be retrofitted to existing drones SenseFly gives its eBee drone bigger wings Swingin' robot made to watch crops from above Robotic system takes a one-two approach to crop analysis

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Dec 15, 2017

It looks like `Oumuamua is just a big rock after all


The SETI initiative Breakthrough Listen has announced that preliminary observations of the first known interstellar asteroid show no sign that the 400 m (1,300 ft)-long object is anything other than natural. No directed or broadcast radio transmissions have been detected from `Oumuamua (A/2017 U1), but observations and analysis continue.

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Space

Asteroid SETI First international asteroid tracking exercise proves a success Asteroid's close encounter puts global tracking network to the test NASA's first asteroid deflection mission moves to design phase NASA debunks asteroid strike rumors How do you catch an interstellar asteroid? Go fast ... really, really fast Surprise asteroid to give Earth a Halloween flyby

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Dec 15, 2017

Sitpack collapsible stool takes the load off wherever you wander


Ever desperately need to sit, but couldn't find a proper seat anywhere? Maybe every seat in the room was occupied or you were outside and there wasn't a seat, stump or large rock - nothing. Whatever the situation, you were left standing there sore-legged and achy-backed. Never again, with the new Sitpack Zen. This ultra-portable, carbon-and-aluminum stool carries in a backpack or on your shoulder and ensures you always have a place to take the load right off.

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Good Thinking

Kickstarter Outdoor Seat Travel HC1 travel trailer combines modular convenience with vintage looks Telescoping wooden caravan raises the roof on small living Leatherman adds a watch to wearable multitool range The best new camping gear and gadgets for 2016 and beyond Scandinavian-inspired teardrop trailer blurs the lines between indoors and out The running jacket with a healthy kryptonite glow

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Dec 15, 2017

Reflective glass goes clear - just add methyl salicylate


Imagine if your car's windshield glass could turn from being clear to reflective, when the car was parked in the hot sun. Or perhaps if there were rooftop panels that reflected unwanted solar heat in the summer, but turned clear to let it in, in the winter. Well, such things may soon be possible, thanks to a new liquid-activated 'smart glass' being developed at the University of Delaware.

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Science

smart glass University of Delaware Underwater robot can make its own snap decisions Tree trunks found to emit methane Self-healing membrane extends life of hydrogen fuel cells New study helps uncover the nature of cosmic rays Hydrogel could dispense pain-killing medicine to joints as they move Renewable energy is reliable, new study claims

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Dec 15, 2017

They will know you by the flaws of your phone


Sorry, but your smartphone's camera isn't perfect. Its image sensor contains microscopic manufacturing flaws, which show up in its photos as tiny imperfections known as photo-response non-uniformity (PRNU). Because each phone has its own unique PRNU pattern, scientists from the University at Buffalo have proposed that it could be used as a form of personal identification.

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Good Thinking

Identification Smartphones University at Buffalo App thwarts voice hackers using phone's compass Discovery points to a reason for neuron death in stroke victims Bicycle sports its own full weather station Breakthrough in cell conversion could help with Parkinson's treatment Almost universal SERS sensor could change how we sniff out small things Food-tracking necklace listens to you eat

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Dec 15, 2017

Using smartphone photos as fingerprints could help fight identity theft


Sorry, but your smartphone's camera isn't perfect. Its image sensor contains microscopic manufacturing flaws, which show up in its photos as tiny imperfections known as photo-response non-uniformity (PRNU). Because each phone has its own unique PRNU pattern, scientists from the University at Buffalo have proposed that it could be used as a form of personal identification.

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Good Thinking

Identification Smartphones University at Buffalo App thwarts voice hackers using phone's compass Almost universal SERS sensor could change how we sniff out small things Food-tracking necklace listens to you eat Gene 'reboots' stem cells to slow or reverse the aging process Autopilot system for recreational boating responds to threats before they occur Breakthrough in cell conversion could help with Parkinson's treatment

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Dec 15, 2017

Here's what you're not getting for Christmas in 2017


Looking for the ideal Christmas gift? Look further. Even if your digital pockets are bursting with Bitcoin, the following collection of outrageous items are likely beyond your reach. It's time for our annual recap of the most extravagant, over-the-top and, in some cases, downright nonsensical examples of luxurious excess that have crossed our desks throughout the year. Here's what you can't have for Christmas in 2018.

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Good Thinking

Best of 2017 Luxury The top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2015 Here's what you're not getting for Christmas The top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2014 Classic British car marque takes flight again with Bullet speedster Sinot's 120-meter superyacht gets back to 'Nature' Les Cabinotiers Celestia Astronomical Grand Complication 3600 wins watch Grand Prix

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Dec 15, 2017

Camera attachment provides safe haven for spare memory cards


Even though SD media cards are getting more capacious and faster all the time, those increases are matched by the hungry demands of pixel-packed photos and videos. Many photographers carry spare cards to shoots, which can be misplaced or lost. The Memistore is a nifty two slot temporary shelter for spare cards that can be attached to a camera or tripod.

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Digital Cameras

Kickstarter SD Cards Storage Hide-A-Ride bike takes the high road to bike storage Stowaway storage system is designed for people who look up to their bikes Spring-loaded system makes bike parking an uplifting experience Prepd Pack lunchbox won't leave a bad taste in your mouth This personal cloud stores your photos with easy mobile syncing, AI and facial recognition Hive-inspired shelving unit promises tool-free assembly and added strength

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Dec 15, 2017

French tiny house offers rest and relaxation in the Alps


French tiny house firm Baluchon has made a name for itself designing very small and lightweight homes, like the Escapade and Odyssée. Its latest model, the Ondine, is similar in style to those and serves as both a full-time home and workplace to a masseur in the Alps.



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Tiny Houses

Home House Micro-House Tiny Footprint Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Monstrous tiny home is tiny in name only Tiny house built for long soaks, movie nights and cross-country travel Rusty tiny house boasts a bedroom with plenty of headroom Escape Traveler packs a whole lot of home onto a towable trailer Tiny house almost doubles in width at the push of a button

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Dec 15, 2017

The flying, floating, roof-riding and otherwise cool and unusual tents of 2017


As much as young, adventure lovers have helped push forward a new generation of camper vans, they've also been behind an ever-evolving tent camping scene. Suddenly high-flying tree tents and roofed hammocks are all the rage and tents are getting as social as the Web. The basic ground tent was nearly more the exception than the rule in 2017, as tents that dangle from trees and cliffs, float on water, and ride atop motor vehicles hoarded the spotlight.

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Outdoors

Best of 2017 Camping Hammocks Inflatable Modular Outdoor roof-top tent Tent Watercraft Slip-on shell adds warmth and weatherproofing to your hammock TrailNest elevates hammocks to the car roof top DayLite Hammock might just be the world's lightest Hybrid shelter lets you sleep high or low REI gives campers another reason to leave the ground for the trees Treble Hammock 2.0 helps you lounge, snooze and escape the elements

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Dec 15, 2017

Review: Roadie 2 motorized guitar tuner works alone


Chromatic, clip-on, pedal, polyphonic, pipe and fork ... if you want to tune up your guitar, you have plenty of helpful options to choose from. A little over 4 years ago something a little different muscled its way into the highly strung world of the pitch perfect. The Roadie was essentially a motorized peg turner made smart with the help of a paired smartphone or tablet. And it rocked. We loved it. Until we got to meet the second generation robotic tuning machine - smarter, faster and able to work without a smartphone. This really is tuning made easy.

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Music

Guitar Tuner PolyTune Clip guitar tuner review: Tuned to perfection Next gen Roadie tuner breaks free of smartphone dependence Fender's first app is a guitar tuner for iPhone Review: Turning heads with the Roadie automatic guitar tuner Korg shrinks its Pitchblack tuner Old wood salvaged from Detroit firehouse used for very limited run guitars

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Dec 15, 2017

Alibaba to sell cars 'like cans of coke' through a giant cat-themed vending machine


China's Alibaba sure knows how to move product (it is one of the world's biggest e-commerce companies, after all), and for its move into the automotive space it is pulling out all the stops. Customers looking to buy a new ride through the company will soon be able to take it for a test drive first, right after it's spat out of a gigantic cat-themed vending machine.

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Automotive

Cars China Vending Machine Carvana opens giant five-story vending machine for used cars Coke machines to serve as Wi-Fi hotspots in South Africa First Dreambox 3D printer vending machine heads to UC Berkeley Cupcake vending machine dispenses baked treats 24/7 Flower Kiosk provides fresh blooms at all hours Microwave-packing EatWave vending machine delivers cold food and hot

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Dec 15, 2017

Powering up: The biggest battery breakthroughs of 2017


Batteries are the engine room for so much of the modern world, from smartphones to laptops and weird new scooters to the emerging fleets of autonomous trucks. So there are plenty of folks with an interest in pushing battery technology forward, and 2017 brought a raft of exciting breakthroughs aimed at making them safer, longer-lasting, faster-charging and more cost effective. Here's the best of the bunch.

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Electronics

Batteries Best of 2017 Lithium-ion Lithium-air batteries are getting safer, cheaper, and longer-lasting Additives keep lithium-ion batteries from catching fire Lithium metal battery prototype boasts 3 times the capacity of lithium-ions Asphalt-lithium metal batteries fully charge in five minutes Lithium-ion battery boost could come from 'caging' silicon in graphene Cheap new alloy may double the anode capacity of lithium batteries

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Dec 15, 2017

System that brings autonomous capabilities to existing helicopters demoed for Marines


In 2012, the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) began a five-year, US$98-million program to develop an autonomous flight system that could be retrofitted to existing helicopters. Now, Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully demonstrated such a system at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. A US Marine Corps UH-1H helicopter fitted with the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) demonstrated its autonomous flight and operational capabilities on multiple flights as it executed a series of re-supply missions under various conditions.

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Aircraft

Autonomous flight Helicopters US Marines King Stallion helicopter aces first heavy load lift test Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion does some more heavy lifting Pilot-optional helicopter and drones work together to fight fires and rescue 'missing' person US President's future Marine One takes to the skies for the first time Lockheed Martin details Sikorsky-Boeing Future Vertical Lift concept Sikorsky wins contract to replace Marine One presidential helicopters

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Dec 15, 2017

FCC shoots down net neutrality: Welcome to the age of 'internet freedom'


After a brief couple of years of Obama-era net neutrality rules, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has now officially overturned the regulations that blocked internet service providers (ISPs) from throttling or prioritizing certain packets of information as they see fit.

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Telecommunications

Governments Internet Law Net Neutrality The FCC's 'Restoring Internet Freedom' order demolishes net neutrality What is Net Neutrality and is it important? The United States Space Corps wants you ... US Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell your web browsing history How will the White House hand over the President's official social media accounts? Steve Ballmer's new initiative: Gathering data on Uncle Sam's spending

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Dec 15, 2017

Ancient giant penguin could have looked us in the eye


Scientists have discovered that the waters off New Zealand were once the home of a penguin so large it could look a full-grown human in the eye. The 60 million year old remains of the giant flightless bird were examined by a team led by Gerald Mayr at Senckenberg Research Institute and Natural History Museum in Frankfurt, who concludes that the species was one of the largest penguins ever found, standing 1.77 m (70 in) and weighing over 100 kg (220 lb).

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Biology

New Zealand Paleontology Penguins Ice Age bones discovered inside inescapable 'black hole' Largest known Ichthyosaurus fossil identified - and it's pregnant New 'mega-carnivore' dinosaur species revealed in African fossil footprints Misidentified fossil is a new genus of ancient marine reptile Half-billion-year-old fossils were left by the earliest complex lifeforms Newly-discovered rat-like mammals might be the earliest ancestors of humans

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Dec 15, 2017

Unique genetic mutation found in family that doesn't feel pain


Unpleasant as it is, pain serves an important function by telling us that something is wrong. But for people suffering from chronic pain conditions, the message is blaring constantly, and conventional painkillers aren't all that effective. Now, a new hope for relief might have been found in the strange case of an Italian family, who all have a genetic mutation that makes them feel almost no pain at all.

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Biology

Chronic Genetics Mice Pain University College London Tailored treatment? 107 genes found linked to high blood pressure Hereditary gut microbes found to influence weight gain Ancient mummy DNA reveals surprises about genetic origins of Egyptians Mutated genes pegged to age-related conditions in mice Can't get to sleep? The reason may be in your genes Over 100 genetic risk factors for asthma, hay fever and eczema identified

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Dec 15, 2017

Declassified nuclear detonation films released to the public for the first time


Sixty-two newly declassified videos have just been released by the US government showing footage of atmospheric nuclear tests from the first half of the 20th century. The videos, never before seen by the general public, have been uploaded to YouTube, offering scientists and historians a fascinating new look at a time of extreme nuclear experimentation.

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Physics

Bombs Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Nuclear weapons Classified US nuclear test films saved for posterity Finding the flow creates a new way to 3D-print metal Criminals might soon be identified by a single strand of hair - even 250 years later Second skin blocks biological agents, but still gives soldiers room to breathe Nuclear weapons write their own security codes New metamaterial shrinks when the heat is on

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Dec 15, 2017

Peugeot and Benetau collaborate on Sea Drive concept


What the heck is Peugeot doing building a sideless, bottomless speedboat/yacht hybrid thing with Benetau? How does that thing even float? Won't your feet get awfully wet? These are a number of questions that entered my head before I realized the Sea Drive concept isn't actually a boat at all.

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Marine

Boats Concept Boat Peugeot Touchscreen Peugeot's electric bike folds in a snap GT and GT Line put the sport in Peugeot 3008 SUV Peugeot dials drivers in with next-generation i-Cockpit The Peugeot 908 V12 HDi DPFS Peugeot 4002 looks to the Future of Automotive Design FLUX wins Peugeot P.L.E.A.S.E. Design Competition

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Dec 15, 2017

NASA employs AI to discover planetary system as large as our own


Data from the Kepler Space Telescope has revealed the Kepler-90 system ties with our own for the most number of planets known to orbit a single star. The discovery of an eighth exoplanet, Kepler-90i, revolving around its Sun-like star located 2,545 light years away in the constellation of Draco, was achieved using artificial intelligence software programmed to detect the distinct light signature of planets passing in front of their parent star.

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Space

Artificial Intelligence Exoplanet Kepler Mission NASA Kepler spots 219 new exoplanet candidates, 10 near Earth-size Volunteers find new system of four super-Earths within hours Today's exoplanet forecast: Windy with ruby and sapphire clouds 2,325 and counting: Kepler doubles its haul in largest exoplanet discovery ever Astronomers discover youngest exoplanet to date Simulations suggest Kepler 62-f is 'a strong candidate for a habitable planet'

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Dec 15, 2017

'Mind-blowing results' from gene therapy trial point to a cure for haemophilia


The results from the first human trials for a gene therapy to treat patients with haemophilia A have just been published, and they are truly remarkable. The treatment has essentially cured almost all the participants, suggesting a transformative change is on the horizon in how this previously incurable genetic disease is treated.

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Medical

Blood gene therapy Genetics The CRISPR controversy: Scientists skeptical over recent critical study CRISPR successfully removes genetic disease from human embryo Gene therapy could wipe immune memory and 'turn off' severe allergies Landmark decision? US Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented Leukometer promises needle-free monitoring of the immune system 'Genetic instruction manual' may unlock human limb regeneration

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Dec 14, 2017

Thor Trucks launches Tesla Semi rival


The Tesla Semi electric truck is officially in for some competition. This week, Los Angeles-based Thor Trucks announced its ET-One. Capable of hauling 80,000 lb (36,287 kg) with instant torque at zero RPM, it has a claimed range of 300 miles (500 km) per charge of its lithium-ion battery pack.

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Automotive

Electric truck Transport Hyperloop One shows off magnetic drive in dramatic demonstration $800 Kiwano K01 monowheel electric scooter ticks all the boxes JPods solar electric vehicle system set to leave the drawing board Clive Sinclair's nephew creates a C5 for today Moving walkway networks would be an efficient transport option for car-free cities Hyperloop Technologies (now Hyperloop One) on runup to test

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Dec 14, 2017

Climate change models project extreme temperature woes for continental US


New high-resolution climate models are projecting that, in the not-too-distant future, America could face frequent and extreme temperatures that would take a significant toll on the nation's water resources and agricultural efforts. On the brighter side, the advanced climate models are so detailed that they could one day be used by policy makers to plan mitigation strategies on a local level.

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Environment

Climate Change Temperature Exoplanet with Earth-like temperature discovered nearby - and it's getting closer Study gives new meaning to 'catching cold' NASA confirms 2016 was the hottest year on record Aircon Watch promises to keep you cool around the clock Review: Space-age thermometer makes you want to take your temperature too much The world's tiniest thermometer is made from DNA

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Dec 14, 2017

Bioinspired robot easily adapts to lost appendages


We've been hearing a lot lately about robots that are designed to operate in hazardous environments such as disaster sites. In these types of places, it's entirely possible that their locomotion system could be damaged. Would that just stop them in their tracks? Perhaps not, if they're anything like the brittle star-inspired robot created at Japan's Tohoku and Hokkaido universities.

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Robotics

adaptive Biomimicry Hokkaido University locomotion Tohoku University Fiber-reinforced hydrogel is 5 times stronger than steel The goblin shark has a slingshot mouth Why we can't seem to get rid of cockroaches Warrior snail beats down predators with its shell Magnetic switch holds promise for double capacity solid state storage Laser-based blood glucose monitor promises a less prickly way to keep diabetes in check

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Dec 14, 2017

Experimental e-bike is made for older riders


It's an unfortunate fact of life that as people get older, their sense of balance diminishes. This means that seniors have a higher than average risk of falling when cycling. They may be less likely to do so, however, if the senior-specific Sofie e-bike reaches production.

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Bicycles

Electric Bicycle Seniors University of Twente Internet-connected brace designed to help seniors avoid falls Smart exoskeleton anticipates falls to keep the elderly on their feet Liberty Trike ain't your grandpa's mobility scooter - but it could be Senior-focused smartwatch has GPS-enabled safety net, baked-in 3G Wonderwall: High-tech home-assisted living for the elderly AXO Suit exoskeleton is aimed at the elderly

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Dec 14, 2017

Cream of the crop: The 62 buildings in the running to be named world's best


The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the finalists for its 2018 International Prize. Including a total of 62 buildings, from starchitect-designed billion-dollar projects, to low-budget social housing and everything in between, it's a great opportunity to take a gander at some top-drawer architecture.





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Architecture

Architects Building and Construction Competition RIBA RIBA announces 2015 Stirling Prize Shortlist British architecture competition showcases fresh talent 'Modern day Machu Picchu' hailed world's best new building Damien Hirst's art gallery wins UK's top architecture prize Cream of the crop: The world's top new buildings Britain's best buildings vie for UK architecture's top spot

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Dec 14, 2017

Stones Speakers put the rock in rock 'n' roll


Speaker cabinets are usually made from wood or, for penny pinching, plastic - though we have seen speakers made using other materials like glass and concrete. Michele Gastaldello and Giacomo Munari have mixed Italian design with good old-fashioned stone masonry for their Stones Speakers line now raising funds on Kickstarter.

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Home Entertainment

Kickstarter Loudspeakers B&W's flagship audio tech trickles down into cheaper speaker series Audio-monitoring tech keeps announcements audible B&O's mammoth BeoLab 90 speakers get a powerful baby brother Researchers 3D print a working loudspeaker The party on the patio comes courtesy of B&W AM-1 weatherproof speakers Cabasse La Sphere: US$176,000 speaker system is a giant feat of audio engineering

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Dec 14, 2017

Study shows tailgating can slow everyone down


When unexplained traffic jams happen, says an MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) study, you can probably blame tailgaters. The researchers say that if drivers kept an even distance between cars rather than driving too close to the vehicle in front, traffic flow would remain even. This 'bilateral control,' could double the speed of the average vehicle on busy highways.

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Automotive

MIT tailgating Traffic Traffic Congestion Upcoming Audi models will carry a countdown clock for green lights Motorcycle lane splitting: Better for riders, better for drivers, and safer than sitting in traffic BMW's Personal Mobility Companion is part navigation system, part personal assistant Elon Musk shows how his Boring Company plans to tunnel under traffic Fujitsu begins field trials of AI app to alleviate congestion following major events New research indicates motorcycle commuting reduces traffic congestion and emissions

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Dec 14, 2017

Amazon Echo vs Google Home vs Apple HomePod: All the models compared


'Tis the season to be buying smart speakers, with both Amazon and Google revamping their line-ups before the holidays, and Apple promising to join the market with its own entry in 2018. But with an increasing number of models available, how do you choose between them? We've got all you need to know.

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Around The Home

Amazon Echo Audio Digital music Google Home Home HomePod Who's the better BFF: Amazon Echo or Google Home? One year on, Amazon's Alexa is quietly ushering in the smart home of the future Notifications are coming to Amazon Alexa Amazon unveils a huge hardware refresh, including four new Echo devices Spotify vs. Amazon Music Unlimited Amazon brings calls and messaging to Echo family

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Dec 14, 2017

Continental to bring its wireless EV charging pads to CES


Making charging faster and more effortless would go a long way to driving the adoption of electric vehicles, and inductive charging mats have long-promised to slide onto the scene and beneath our cars to do just that. Continental AG has today announced that it will be bringing its version of the technology along to CES next month, along with a new onboard charging system promised to give EV owners greater flexibility.

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Automotive

CES 2018 Charging Continental Electric Vehicles Induction Wireless Charging Quick look: Two pads that bring a little nature-inspired style to wireless charging Tesla Superchargers coming to city centers Charging for charging: UK EV drivers to lose free power privileges Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance, no mat required Messenger bag doubles as wireless charger Portable turbine provides a 'stream' of power for charging devices

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Dec 14, 2017

The smartest, slickest and swankiest camper vans and large motorhomes of 2017


The 'van life' movement has been gaining momentum for years, but it seemed like 2017 really saw a variety of intriguing new vans (and van build-outs) to inspire would-be road-dwellers to get out there and live the life. The year also saw a few very compelling motorhome introductions for those looking to go bigger and farther - without losing much homestyle comfort. The best of the best include everything from big, angry all-landers to compact, versatile everyday commuters that weekend as rolling vacation homes.

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Automotive

Best of 2017 Campervan Camping EarthRoamer Knaus Tabbert Motorhome Motorhomes Off-grid Off-road Outdoor Winnebago Westfalia's latest Volkswagen camper van literally grows to add foot room SpaceCamper rearranges the Volkswagen camper van for light, open design Bath2Go pop-up outhouse bolts to a camper van to go on the go Compact, multi-personality camper van makes easy work of outdoor living Revel 4x4 camper van charts a new course for Winnebago ModVans turns the Ford Transit into a modular, modern camper van

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Dec 14, 2017

NASA's piezo-powered 'smart path' lights up and beams fun facts to visitor's phones


In today's concrete jungle, pavement takes up a lot of space, so we might as well cram some smarts in there. Previously we've seen ground coverings that light up, absorb solar energy, generate electricity from the footsteps of pedestrians, and even emit Wi-Fi signals. Now NASA is combining a little of all of those in a high-tech new path due to greet visitors to the Kennedy Space Center.

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Holiday Destinations

Bluetooth Georgia Tech Kennedy Space Center LED NASA Pedestrian Piezoelectric Solar Cell Wi-Fi In-road LEDs providing lightbulb moments for distracted smartphone users Interactive crossing lights the way for pedestrian safety Dancing traffic light entertains pedestrians and improves safety London Underline proposes subterranean cycle paths in disused tunnels Busy Mexico City street to be reclaimed as green space and linear park Future Fords will brake for pedestrians automatically

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Dec 14, 2017

Electric eel inspires bio-friendly power source, what happens next may shock you


Scientists are always on the lookout for safer, more natural ways to power devices that go into our bodies. After all, who really needs toxic battery elements and replacement surgeries? One organism that is pretty good at generating biocompatible power (for itself, at least) is the electric eel, and scientists have now used the high-voltage species as a blueprint for a promising new self-charging device that could one day power things like pacemakers, prosthetics and even augmented reality contact lenses.

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Energy

Implant Power UC San Diego University of Fribourg University of Michigan Fewer bad vibrations mean faster 3D printers Restricting field of view to reduce motion sickness in VR DeepHand motion tracking enters the VR arms race New tool makes 3D-printed objects look less 3D-printed Positive results from antibody treatment in human Alzheimer's trial Chimps learn to play rock-paper-scissors

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Dec 14, 2017

Magnetic 'nerves' to let vehicles sense damage


There's nothing more frustrating than getting home from the store to find a huge dent in the side of the car and having no idea when it happened. But imagine if your car could feel pain, so to speak, and alert you when it takes damage. The US Army is funding research to make that kind of system a reality, and in future vehicles could be outfitted with a smart material that senses damage the way nerves sense pain and relay a damage report to help with maintenance and repairs.

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Materials

Clemson University Magnetic Maintenance Materials Pain Repair Sensors US Army US Army Research Laboratory Vehicles Clemson students imagine a versatile, appearance-changing Mini of the future Solid lubricant smooths the way for reduced weapon maintenance Toyota reaches out to Gen Z with oddball uBox concept Aw snap! Longest alligator study reveals some big surprises Omnidirectional stands let you rotate and push your motorcycle around the garage Mudskipper robot gives us a lesson in locomotion

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Dec 14, 2017

From the sublime to the stunning: The best space photos of 2017


It's been a truly remarkable year for astronomical adventures. On Earth we witnessed the marvels of a solar eclipse crossing the United States, an interstellar visitor entered our solar system, and we discovered some exciting Earth-sized exoplanets. Some astonishing images of the farthest reaches of our universe were also captured. In this special gallery we collect some of the most awe-inspiring outer space images of 2017.

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Space

Astronomy Galaxy interstellar space Photography Universe How do you catch an interstellar asteroid? Go fast ... really, really fast Cassini detects alien dust particles First interstellar asteroid reveals its strange secrets Breakthrough Listen Initiative starts sharing 'search for ET' data NASA Voyager 1 spacecraft rides interstellar tsunami wave Voyager 40th anniversary: Tracing an epic journey of discovery

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Dec 14, 2017

Robot carries the Olympic torch in South Korea


In what may be a preview of the future of athletics, Hubo, a humanoid robot, carried the Olympic torch in Daejeon, South Korea as part of the relay leading up to the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Hubo, who was built by a team at the KAIST public research university and took out the DARPA Robotics Challenge in 2015, had to perform a disaster rescue operation to hand off the torch to the next runner.

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KAIST Olympics Robotics South Korea What will the 2056 Olympics look like? London sculpture's twisting slide is almost complete 'Mount Rushmore' building morphs into human faces at Sochi Winter Olympics Japan collects old gadgets to craft 2020 Olympic medals UK Olympics sculpture to become world's tallest and longest slide NHK-Japan to broadcast Rio Olympics in 8K

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Dec 14, 2017

MIT scientists borrow from fireflies to make glowing plants


The humble house plant could soon start earning its keep by lighting up a room, if new research from MIT pans out. Engineers have hacked watercress plants to make them glow for a few hours at a time, and while it's currently only about as bright as those old stars you might have stuck to your ceiling as a kid, the long-term plan is to develop plants that you could read by to reduce the need for electric lighting.

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Science

Biohack glowlight lights MIT Nanoparticles Plants Gold nanoparticles turn trees into streetlights 'Nano-spirals' could make counterfeiting almost impossible Modular magnetic system works as flashlight, headlamp, lantern, work light ... Silk LED bulb emulates natural sunlight Commuter bike has a couple of tricks up its sleeve Automatic bike lights have a safe Vibe

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Dec 14, 2017

Pretty pickle: Ex-factory cleverly transformed into energy-efficient home


Fine arts photographer and artist Jaime Alvarez was looking for a long-term home that could also function as his studio when he came across this three-story 1880s brick commercial building in Philadelphia's Fishtown neighborhood.

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Architecture

Architects Designers Contemporary home design makes room for mirrored brainstorming cube Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds The great Aussie shearing shed inspires a modern family home Why live in a house of straw? Shi-An: A Japanese origami tea house made entirely out of paper Film festival brings AR/VR to architects and designers

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Dec 14, 2017

Morphcooker electric camp stove opts for battery power over gas


There have been a variety of innovative camping stoves popping up over the last few years, from the clever BioLite that can burn any biomass and also harness its heat energy to generate electricity, to the GoSun, a solar oven that can boil water in 30 minutes. The latest device making a play for camp kitchens is the Morphcooker, a portable, battery-powered electric camping stove.

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Outdoors

Battery Camping Cooking Electric Outdoor Portable Stoves GoSun solar stove serves up summer hot dogs ACE 1 stove cooks and charges with solar-assisted biomass heat GoSun: Portable solar oven cooks food in as little as 10 minutes Camp Champ neatly packs a full camp kitchen into a wooden trunk Solavore camping oven cooks and bakes with the power of the sun Smartphone-controlled Bright Grill gives grilling an IQ

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Dec 13, 2017

BAE's latest UAV has no use for flaps


If you're trying to make an aircraft lighter, stealthier, faster, and easier to maintain, how about getting rid of the flaps on the wings and tail? That's what engineers from BAE Systems have done on a small scale, working with colleagues from The University of Manchester. The resulting MAGMA UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) is instead controlled by air blown from its single jet engine.

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BAE Systems UAV University of Manchester New ceramic brings hypersonic travel closer to reality Study links suicidal thoughts to brain inflammation Running not an option for Tyrannosaurus rex That's not a knot: Scientists tie tightest knot ever Anti-inflammatory drug gives hope of brain repair after stroke Tuning the brain's frequency helps people better endure getting shot with a laser

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Dec 13, 2017

Review: 2018 Buick Enclave takes the family to the premium level


The Enclave was completely revamped for the 2018 model year, and all for the better. This premium three-row crossover features more interior room, a better drive, and a new exterior look. We spent a week exploring the 2018 Enclave, and can see what all the fuss is about.

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Automotive

Buick Crossover SUV Review: 2017 Mazda CX-9 cuts an impressive crossover figure Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid delivers the goods Review: 2018 Infiniti QX30 crossover scales down sportiness and luxury Review: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe may not bling it, but does bring it Jaguar's all-new small SUV barrels onto the scene Sporty X2 joins BMW X model line-up

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Dec 13, 2017

New high-fiber wheat could make us healthier


It's no surprise to hear that many people who consume a typical wheat-based Western diet don't get enough fiber. They could, of course, change their eating habits, but now they may not have to. Scientists from Australia's CSIRO research center have developed a new type of wheat that has 10 times the amount of fiber as its normal counterpart.

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Health & Wellbeing

Agriculture CSIRO Diet Fiber Wheat Phenocart puts plant health-monitoring on wheels Fendt to launch e100 Vario battery-electric compact tractor in 2018 SenseFly gives its eBee drone bigger wings SwagBot farming robot rolls through streams and rounds up cattle Parrot's multispectral crop monitoring sensor can be retrofitted to existing drones New Holland launches the world's most powerful combine harvester

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Dec 13, 2017

High-amylose wheat packs 10 times the fiber


It's no surprise to hear that many people who consume a typical wheat-based Western diet don't get enough fiber. They could, of course, change their eating habits, but now they may not have to. Scientists from Australia's CSIRO research center have developed a new type of wheat that has 10 times the amount of fiber as its normal counterpart.

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Health & Wellbeing

Agriculture CSIRO Diet Fiber Wheat Fendt to launch e100 Vario battery-electric compact tractor in 2018 SenseFly gives its eBee drone bigger wings SwagBot farming robot rolls through streams and rounds up cattle Phenocart puts plant health-monitoring on wheels Parrot's multispectral crop monitoring sensor can be retrofitted to existing drones New Holland launches the world's most powerful combine harvester

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Dec 13, 2017

HUD takes a dive, with Maoi


We've already seen head-up display (HUD) tech applied to things like ski goggles, swimming goggles and cycling glasses. Now, with its Maoi system, French company Thalatoo is bringing HUD to third-party diving masks.

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Outdoors

Heads Up Display HUD Indiegogo Scuba Underwater HUD gives Navy divers an extra eye in the sea Zwim goggles bring HUD tech to the pool Iris adds HUD tech to existing cars Review: Navdy head-up display for whatever you drive US Army's TAR head up display to give soldiers a tactical edge Intel's Recon Instruments grab: The chip-maker continues to hedge its bets on wearables

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Dec 13, 2017

New study explains how Ceres got its spots


Fresh research has been published detailing the processes responsible for the creation of the enigmatic features marking the surface of the dwarf planet Ceres, including the bright spots at the famous Occator Crater, and the so-called 'lonely mountain.'

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Space

Asteroid Ceres Dawn NASA Those bright blobs again: Study shows Ceres' spots might have come from within Ice found in the eternally dark craters at Ceres' poles See NASA's most detailed flyover video of Ceres First international asteroid tracking exercise proves a success NASA releases new Ceres images prior to Friday encounter Dawn orbits dwarf planet Ceres

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Dec 13, 2017

Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Concours 2017 nominees


The Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award is a very simple concept: take the winning cars from each of the eight most important concours events around the world each year, and have them judged by an unimpeachable panel of experts, creating an annual champion of champions. The award is in its third year and has understandably become the defacto 'world championship' for concours events in short order. The best-of-the-best winner will be announced during Rétromobile in Paris on February 8, 2018. Ladies and gentlemen, the finalists are ....

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Automotive

Alfa Romeo ATS Bugatti Ferrari Lancia Maserati Mercedes-Benz Pegaso Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta wins Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award A look back at the Concorso d''Eleganza Villa d''Este No-reserve Duemila Route auction: Top 50 car sales The fastest cars in history: 1946 to now The 25 most valuable (or interesting) cars at Villa Erba Auctions 2015 Monterey Car Week and Pebble Beach Concours Pictorial

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Dec 13, 2017

Photo competition gives exposure to stunning urban spaces


The UK's Chartered Institute of Building has revealed the finalists of this year's Art of Building awards, an annual photography competition that highlights the beauty of the built environment. 2017's shortlist includes a dozen digital shots of buildings, roads, and other structures around the globe.

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Architecture

Building and Construction Competition Photography The good, the bad and the bonkers: eVolo's 2017 Skyscraper Competition Chinese students triumph in international robot battle Brick lovers can win a night in starchitect-designed Lego House Edible Marble Machine is sugar sweet Top firms shortlisted for new British Holocaust memorial British architecture competition showcases fresh talent

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Dec 13, 2017

Hidden places to be explored by minimal impact blimp


French researchers and the scanning project responsible for the recent discovery of a large void in the Great Pyramid of Giza have joined forces to develop a new robot exploration platform. The current focus is on developing a two robot platform capable of accessing and mapping inaccessible areas of ancient buildings without blowing through doors and walls to do so.

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Archeology Blimp Mapping Robotics This iceman wouldn't be caught dead in any old leather Debate stirs over mysterious 'void' found inside Egypt's Great Pyramid Water tunnels beneath Mexican tomb carried ancient Mayan ruler away to the underworld Turning to 'SmartWater' to save Syria's endangered relics Ancient Egyptian 'billboard' could rewrite history of hieroglyphs Ancient child skeletons suggest China's Great Flood story does hold water

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Dec 13, 2017

Blue Origin's Crew Capsule 2.0 makes maiden flight


Blue Origin's New Shepard reusable booster flew for the seventh time today from the company's West Texas launch site. At 10:59 am CST, the rocket lifted off carrying Crew Capsule 2.0 for the first time as it reached an altitude of 322,032 feet above ground level (98.16 km) with a maximum ascent velocity of 2.94 (2.000 mph, 3,200 km/h) before returning to Earth for a controlled powered landing.

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Space

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket makes third powered landing Watch Blue Origin's silky smooth landing from onboard rocket-cam New Shepard's parachute set to fail on next flight in the interests of safety Jeff Bezos unveils towering New Glenn reusable rocket New Shepard rocket survives successful in-flight capsule escape test Blue Origin finds success in parachute failure and fourth rocket landing

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Dec 13, 2017

Self-cleaning aquarium fuels its rooftop herb garden with fish feces


Back in 2013, a startup called Aqua Design Innovations launched a low-maintenance home aquaponics system that relied on the natural filtering abilities of fish and plants to keep its waters clear. The company raised a whole lot of cash in the process, and is now building on that success with a bigger and better system that accommodates more plants.

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Around The Home

Aquaculture Aquariums Kickstarter ECO-Cycle kit grows greens and cleans aquarium water Darwin Tank: The jellyfish aquarium as objet d'art Aquarium robot cleans glass, shoots pics of your fish Review: Jellyfish Cylinder Nano home aquarium The Jellyfish Cylinder Nano provides jellyfish relaxation for the novice EcoQube C fish tank uses a plant to clean its water

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Dec 13, 2017

Genome sequence expands on the story of the extinct Tasmanian tiger


Hunted to extinction by early European settlers in Australia, the Tasmanian tiger (or thylacine) tells a cautionary tale of conservation, but according to a new study led by the University of Melbourne, the creature was struggling even before humans intervened. After sequencing the complete genome of the thylacine from a century-old preserved specimen, the researchers were able to investigate the evolution of the thylacine and potentially help current endangered species avoid the same fate.

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Australia Evolution Extinction Genome Tasmanian devil University of Melbourne Leopard numbers plummet in former African stronghold Global cheetah numbers plummet toward extinction Back from the dead? Sightings lure scientists in search of Tasmanian tiger Once thought extinct, giant stick insects confirmed back from the dead Darwin's dilemma: Bizarre ancient animal identified through DNA Utterly unkillable tardigrades will live to see our Sun die

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Dec 13, 2017

Go Fast puts a little Baja engineering into its pop-top pickup campers


A different kind of pickup camper for a different breed of adventurer, the all-new Go Fast pop-up is built for drivers who see dirt roads as more than just the way to the campground. Using race-inspired space frame technology and lightweight materials, this camper is built to feel barely there during the ride while providing a comfortable night's sleep at camp. Drop one in your pickup bed and enjoy everything from fast, furious 4x4ing to slower, quieter truck camping.

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Outdoors

Camping Off-road Outdoor Pickup Truck Review: Jammock puts a hammock on your Jeep or truck Review: How does the Honda Ridgeline fare after a two-year hiatus? Review: 2017 Ford F-150 showcases modern automotive innovation Telescoping wooden caravan raises the roof on small living Leatherman adds a watch to wearable multitool range The best new camping gear and gadgets for 2016 and beyond

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Dec 13, 2017

Nanoparticles detect and track cancer months before traditional imaging techniques


A team from Rutgers University has devised a ground-breaking new method for detecting tiny cancerous tumors. Using light-emitting nanoparticles the technique can accurately identify and track early-stage tumors months before they grow large enough to be detectable by conventional imaging methods.

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Medical

Cancer Imaging Nanoparticles Sunlight-activated nanoparticles could clean up oil sands pollution on the cheap Nanoparticles used to stop a body rejecting organ transplants Lab-on-a-chip can detect cancer in the early stages Credit card-sized diagnostic platform provides fast sepsis test Nanoparticles used to take on late-stage liver cancer Oscillating electric field used to remove nanoparticles from blood

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Dec 13, 2017

Electric MotoGP class to race the Energica Ego in 2019


MotoGP will get its own electric motorcycle class for 2019 - a single make Moto-e race based on production streetbikes. And now we know what the bikes will be based on: the Energica Ego, a 145-horsepower, 570-lb Italian sports machine capable of 150mph.

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Motorcycles

Electric Motorcycles Energica MotoGP Racing Energica introduces the Eva electric streetfighter Exotic, Italian, Electric: The Energica Ego electric street superbike The Midnight Runner explores the dark side of Energica''s Eva New bikes: Highlights from the EICMA 2014 motorcycle show Electric class set to join MotoGP ranks in 2019 The 137mph Energica electric superbike

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Dec 13, 2017

Ancient amber seals away first direct evidence of dinosaur blood-sucking ticks


Scientists have long suspected that ticks feasted on the blood of dinosaurs, and now they've uncovered the first direct evidence. Preserved in a 99 million-year-old chunk of amber lies a hard tick grasping the feather of a dinosaur, suggesting that the parasitic insects did indeed harbor a penchant for prehistoric plasma.

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Amber Dinosaurs Fossils University of Oxford Bog-pickled dinosaur brains make for a remarkable fossil Triceratops-like dinosaur tooth fills gap in history of American continent Croc-like fossil reveals earliest dinosaur ancestor World''s largest dinosaur tracks are part of a new record Meet Zuul, the well-preserved new dinosaur species dubbed 'Destroyer of Shins' Herbivorous dinosaurs caught with crustaceans in their crap

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Dec 13, 2017

Blocking stress protein could prevent diabetes and obesity


If you're feeling stressed out, you might want to think twice before seeking comfort in junk food. A new study from the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry has found that a stress-related protein could increase the chances of diabetes and obesity, but there's good news as well: blocking that protein could prevent those illnesses from occurring.

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Biology

Diabetes Max Planck Institute Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry Obesity Protein Stress Steamy hot atmosphere detected around Earth-like planet New soft actuator endows robots with a bit of give and take 'Janus particle' microbots guided by the light Microscopic hairs act like conveyor belts in the brain Caught napping: First evidence that birds sleep during flight Acoustic holograms create images by manipulating particles with sound

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Dec 13, 2017

The Italian designer blending the past and future


Italian designer Pierpaolo Lazzarini has delivered some compellingly strange concepts over the years and his latest flying car design is no exception. The Hover Coupè is a gorgeous looking blend of retro-style with future-tech.

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Concept Architecture Concept Boat Flying Cars Mini Yacht Mini Living goes from concept to reality with co-living building in China Glass and concrete vacation home has a pool for a roof Interlocking timber boxes conceived for modern art museum Sustainable manta ray-shaped ferry terminal floated for Seoul 3D-printing spiders and flying drones: The blue-sky plan to rebuild Mosul Vincent Callebaut envisions futuristic eco-resort in the Philippines

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Dec 13, 2017

So-called 'man-flu'may not just be in men's heads


Probably as long as women and men have existed, the former have accused the latter of being wimpy when it comes to suffering from colds or the flu. According to new research from Canada's Memorial University of Newfoundland, however, men may actually experience physically worse symptoms than women.

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Health & Wellbeing

Influenza Memorial University of Newfoundland The Immune System Flu-fighting cells found in the nose could lead to a universal 'one-shot' vaccine The effectiveness of the flu vaccine is all in your genes New vaccine developed for dog flu New anti-microbial 'paint' kills flu, bacteria Long-lasting flu vaccine may only take one jab per decade Compact breathalyzer detects the flu

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Dec 12, 2017

Vacuum-pack backpack is made for travellers


It's always nice if you can get away with just taking a carry-on bag when travelling by air - you avoid waiting around at the baggage carousel, you don't pay any extra fees, and you don't risk losing your luggage. Getting a whole trip's worth of clothes in a carry-on-sized bag can be a challenge, though … which is why the GoBag backpack was created.

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Outdoors

Backpacks Kickstarter Travel Review: Going orbital with the Wolffepack Metro Shoulder strap-free backpack aims to be more than a 'me 2' design Air Pakk inflatable backpack promises comfort on demand Orbital backpack maker gets parents swinging Mochibag aims to reinvent the classic drawstring backpack HP backpack provides backup power

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Dec 12, 2017

FiFish underwater drone is set for the depths


There was a time when consumer underwater drones were rarely heard of, but there are now a fair number that are in various stages of production - recent examples include the Allec, BlueWater 1 and Gladius. One of the latest to ping our sonar is the 4K-shooting FiFish P3, from Chinese/Taiwanese company Qysea.

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Marine

Remote Control Submarine Underwater Rising tide: Submarines and the future of undersea warfare Trident ROV may be that underwater drone you've been looking for The Neyk submarine: Does this 'subaquatic luxury jet' hold water? BlueWater 1 drone joins the race for the bottom Underwater robot is two vehicles in one Underwater drone is ready to make a splash

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Dec 12, 2017

Scientists listen for signs of alien technology coming from asteroid ‘Oumuamua


As of 3:00 pm ET today, a team of scientists began observing the interstellar asteroid 'Oumuamua in the hope of determining whether the cigar-shaped visitor is a naturally occurring asteroid, or an artificial probe designed by a spacefaring alien civilization. The scientists are part of the Breakthrough Listen initiative, which is engaged in an ambitious mission to search one million nearby stars, and 100 galaxies for evidence of technologically advanced alien species.

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Space

Asteroid Life Radio Telescope Tally of known near-Earth asteroids and comets hits 15,000 Earth picks up asteroid traveling companion ESA's bug-eyed 'fly-eye' telescope to watch for Earth-threatening asteroids Astronomers take a closer look at one of Earth's quasi-satellites Space agencies track trajectory of approaching asteroid NASA brings WISE probe out of retirement to hunt asteroids

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Dec 12, 2017

Wireless smart key auto locks a computer when the user walks away


No matter how many notices are pinned around the office or how many notifications are sent to smartphones, some workers will inevitably forget to lock their computers when away from their desks. The Halberd from Untethered Labs will automatically take care of such things, wirelessly securing a workstation when a user strays beyond its range and granting access upon return.

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Computers

Bluetooth Encryption Kickstarter Office PC Security Genome cryptography is the new way to secure your DNA data Should companies be forced to build encryption backdoors into services? Scientists from CERN and MIT launch encrypted email service Gatekeeper Chain key fob automatically locks your PC when AFK Apps to easily encrypt your text messaging and mobile calls Blackphone announces an encrypted smartphone designed for mass appeal

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Dec 12, 2017

Synaptics has an in-display fingerprint sensor ready for your next phone


Component maker Synaptics says its first in-display fingerprint sensor is now in mass production. And it's coming to a phone made by one of the top five manufacturers in the world sometime next year - which may mean we won't see every Android phone maker switch to a Face ID-style biometric system.

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Mobile Technology

Biometrics Fingerprint Mobile Smartphones Biometric Mastercard features an embedded fingerprint sensor LG's invisible fingerprint sensor hides beneath the smartphone screen Qualcomm enables under display fingerprint scanning for smartphones Synaptics aims to tighten security with self-contained fingerprint ID system Delta allows passengers to board flights with a fingerprint Remote controller has your fingerprints all over it

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Dec 12, 2017

From dancing skyscrapers to giant Lego: The best buildings of 2017


Throughout the year, we've chased down the most interesting, innovative and sustainable buildings around the globe. Whether a Lego-shaped visitor's center, a beautiful bamboo sports hall, or a pair of 'dancing' skyscrapers that can withstand extreme weather, each one represents architectural excellence. Read on for our selection of the best buildings of 2017.





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Architecture

Apple Architects Bamboo Best of 2017 BIG Building and Construction Foster and Partners SHoP Architects Skyscrapers Solar Powered Sustainable Thomas Heatherwick Zaha Hadid Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions Gallery: World Architecture Festival names the best buildings of 2017 Subterranean Polish museum declared World Building of the Year Contemporary home design makes room for mirrored brainstorming cube Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds The great Aussie shearing shed inspires a modern family home

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Dec 12, 2017

From dancing skyscrapers to huge Lego blocks: The best buildings of 2017


Throughout the year, we've chased down the most interesting, innovative and sustainable buildings around the globe. Whether a Lego-shaped visitor's center, a beautiful bamboo sports hall, or a pair of 'dancing' skyscrapers that can withstand extreme weather, each one represents architectural excellence. Read on for our selection of the best buildings of 2017.





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Architecture

Apple Architects Bamboo Best of 2017 BIG Building and Construction Foster and Partners SHoP Architects Skyscrapers Solar Powered Sustainable Thomas Heatherwick Zaha Hadid Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions Gallery: World Architecture Festival names the best buildings of 2017 Subterranean Polish museum declared World Building of the Year Contemporary home design makes room for mirrored brainstorming cube Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds The great Aussie shearing shed inspires a modern family home

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Dec 12, 2017

'Nanograss' glass turns clear or cloudy on command - just add water


With blinds and curtains in front of our windows, we usually have to choose between light and privacy, but inching ever closer to reality is 'smart glass,' which can toggle its opacity as needed. Electricity is usually the trigger, but now a University of Pittsburgh team has developed a new type of glass that can switch between hazy and clear in seconds - just add water.

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Materials

Glass LED Nanostructures smart glass Smart windows Solar Cell University of Pittsburgh Water Waterproof wheelchair is powered by air Robotic arm gives quadriplegic man a new sense of touch Bioengineered mouse heart gets a beat using human cells Is social media keeping you awake? CRISPR gene-editing tool targets cancer's 'command center' A fishy solution to restoring the heart''s regenerative abilities

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Dec 12, 2017

Einstein's telescope, personal computer memorabilia and an exploding rat


The final round of scientific auctions for 2017 occurred last week and there were the usual puzzling results in a market slightly off the boil. The good thing about auctions is that there are always two viewpoints and that last statement can equally be written as 'there were some rare scientific documents and instruments to be had at very reasonable prices that will return a handsome profit in the short to medium term.'

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Collectibles

Albert Einstein Apple Bonhams Intel Microsoft Newton The most valuable scientific documents of all-time #20-11 The most valuable scientific documents of all-time #30-21 Galileo satellites to test Einstein's General Theory of Relativity New telescope is the GOTO for seeing gravitational waves The world's most valuable scientific books and manuscripts - an overview of the marketplace Gravitational waves roll in again, detected from both sides of Earth

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Dec 12, 2017

Divide and conquer: Pitting pathogens against each other helps fight drug resistance


Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best drugs and antibiotics, and if we aren't careful we could prescribe ourselves into a future where even the most routine treatments and surgeries become deadly again. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a novel way to fight back: by pitting pathogens inside a patient's body against each other, then using drugs to wipe out the leftovers.

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Medical

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Bacteria Malaria Mice University of Michigan Virus Viruses and Bacteria Dynamic duo could quickly identify deadly bacteria in hospitals Unnatural selection: The 'evolution machine' that drives bacteria to produce new drugs The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years Scientists say antimicrobial soaps are harmful and don't work If you want to make bacteria glow, give it a virus Scientists combine viruses and human antibodies to hunt down superbugs

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Dec 12, 2017

Ultrasound-powered prosthetic allows amputee to play the piano


Musician Jason Barnes had part of his arm amputated in 2012, but with the help of a team at Georgia Tech led by prosthetics researcher Gil Weinberg he has found new ways to keep honing his music skills. In 2014, the team developed a novel drumming prosthetic that allowed Barnes to keep pounding away, and they've now come up with an even more advanced prosthetic that is capable of the finer control required for the keys of a piano.

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Medical

Georgia Tech Prosthetic Prosthetics Robotic Muscle grafts to give prosthetic limbs a more natural feel Wearable third arm gives drummers extra robotic rhythm DARPA-developed next-generation bionic arm hits the market Breakthrough bionic leg prosthesis controlled by subconscious thoughts Youbionic gives augmented humans a helping hand, or two MetaLimbs gives you an extra pair of robotic hands

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Dec 12, 2017

Britain's tallest mountain is in Antarctica


Researchers have discovered that Britain's highest mountain isn't in Britain. A recent cartographic survey by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has found that Mount Hope, at an elevation of 3,239 m (10,654 ft) above sea level, is not only the highest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT), but in any British territory. The survey, which incorporates new satellite data shows that Mount hope is 337 m (1,106 ft) taller than previously thought, making it 55 m (180 ft) higher than Mount Jackson, the now second highest in the territory at 3,184 m (10,444 ft).

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Science

Antarctic British Antarctic Survey Maps Million-year old water explains Blood Falls mystery New ice crack closes down British Antarctic base Drone takes the lead in Antarctic icebreaking mission Giant Antarctic iceberg breaks free British Antarctic base skis to safety Ice chasm forces relocation of Antarctic research station

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Dec 12, 2017

American, Asian and European wind farming could take a serious hit from climate change


According to new climate modeling data, the Northern hemisphere's wind farms could see a dramatic downturn in productivity over the next hundred years, as climate change disrupts some of the key drivers that shape the world's wind patterns. The news is better down South.

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Energy

Climate Change Renewable Energy Wind Power Renewables rising: Global clean energy capacity leaves coal in the dust Chinese province runs on 100 percent renewables for a week Intel goes green with power purchase The geoengineering debate: Can imitating volcanic eruptions combat climate change? UN: Climate refugees and avoidable human tragedy on tap unless we go beyond Paris Agreement Vicious cycle ties warmer cow food to higher methane emissions

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Dec 12, 2017

Potential 'master switch' could help immune system fight cancer


Immunotherapy is the new revolution in cancer treatment. As scientists discover new ways to adapt, or amplify, the body's natural defenses it opens the door to the development of better weapons to destroy tumors and kill cancers. Now a new study has revealed insights into a possible 'master switch' protein that directs immune cells to germs or cancers.

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Medical

Cancer gene therapy Immunotherapy Protein Scripps Research Institute Trained immune cells raise prospect of universal cancer vaccine Leukometer promises needle-free monitoring of the immune system Vaccine-style treatment for rheumatoid arthritis retrains the immune system How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers Groundbreaking gene therapy for cancer approved for use in US - but it's expensive Flu-fighting cells found in the nose could lead to a universal 'one-shot' vaccine

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Dec 12, 2017

Marine life can tear a single plastic bag into 1.75 million tiny pieces


Considering we pump millions of tons of plastic into the oceans every year, there is a hell of a lot we don't know about its whereabouts and its impact on the marine environment. A study examining how the material is torn apart by ocean life has uncovered some eye-popping evidence, finding that a single plastic bag is literally broken into millions of microscopic pieces before being spread throughout the seas.

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Environment

Ocean Plastic waste Pollution Trash-sucking Seabin goes to work in the UK Fluorescent dye could highlight 99 percent of hidden ocean microplastics So, about all that plastic in the ocean... Ocean Cleanup study calculates plastic waste traveling by river out to sea Ocean Cleanup project completes Great Pacific Garbage Patch research expedition Ocean Cleanup concept to become a reality next year

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Dec 12, 2017

Juno reveals the roots of Jupiter's Great Red Spot


The Great Red Spot, a gigantic storm of crimson clouds bigger than the Earth, has been raging on Jupiter's surface for centuries. We've known its size in two dimensions for a long time, but after a close flyover in July the Juno probe has finally given us an answer about how deep into the atmosphere the storm's roots run. And in the process, the mission uncovered two weird new radiation zones.

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Space

JPL Juno Jupiter microwave NASA Microwave-powered pacemaker ditches the wires Hand-held microwave takes home convenience into the wild Microwaves raided to create insane Jacob's Ladder synth drum Wi-Fi holography can be used to 'spy' on entire rooms and buildings Non-invasive device monitors diabetes using microwaves NASA says puzzling new space drive can generate thrust without propellant

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Dec 12, 2017

Human trials of Huntington's drug offers hope for new gene-silencing treatments


The first human trial examining the safety of a drug designed to reduce the levels of a corrupted protein that is responsible for the devastating effects of Huntington's disease has proven a success. These early, yet exciting results, suggest potential for a new drug that could possibly be adapted to treat other brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Medical

Alzheimer's Disease Brain Neurological Parkinson's Disease Protein New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases Plaque-busting plants take on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Shark-derived compound could help fight Parkinson's Oat-based protein acts like 'demolition expert' in slaying cells Caffeine among compounds that could combat dementia Study suggests that Parkinson's could be an autoimmune disease

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Dec 12, 2017

President Trump orders NASA back to the Moon


US astronauts are headed back to the Moon after President Donald J. Trump ordered NASA to focus on manned space missions. Today at a White House ceremony, the President signed White House Space Policy Directive 1, which directs NASA to work with commercial and international partners to send American astronauts to our satellite as the first step to going to Mars and beyond.

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Space

Moon NASA Spaceflight Don't want to live on this planet anymore? Try Asgardia the first 'space nation' To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project Suit up for Bonhams' Space Race collectibles auction 5 weird things humans have smuggled into space First satellite for the 'space nation' of Asgardia due for launch in August Best laid plans: Eight embarrassing failures of the Space Age

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Dec 11, 2017

Flying car racing could be coming to Australia


Much of the technology found in today's consumer automobiles was originally designed to give race cars a competitive edge. With that in mind, Australian entrepreneur Matt Pearson figured that if there's one way of accelerating the development of flying cars, it's to race the things. To that end, his company Alauda is now building what is essentially a human-capable racing drone.

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Aircraft

Air Racing Flying Cars Kickstarter Dezso Molnar interview Part 5: Introducing the world's first flying car race series CityAirbus flying taxi's propulsion system fired up for the first time WingBoarding: An extreme aerial sport inspired by a Disney cartoon AeroMobil to launch a production flying car next week AeroMobil Flying Car now available for pre-order Uber gets NASA onboard as it targets 2020 roll-out of flying taxis

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Dec 11, 2017

Flying car racing could be headed to Australia


Much of the technology found in today's consumer automobiles was originally designed to give race cars a competitive edge. With that in mind, Australian entrepreneur Matt Pearson figured that if there's one way of accelerating the development of flying cars, it's to race the things. To that end, his company Alauda is now building what is essentially a human-capable racing drone.

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Aircraft

Air Racing Flying Cars Kickstarter Dezso Molnar interview Part 5: Introducing the world's first flying car race series CityAirbus flying taxi's propulsion system fired up for the first time AeroMobil to launch a production flying car next week WingBoarding: An extreme aerial sport inspired by a Disney cartoon AeroMobil Flying Car now available for pre-order Uber gets NASA onboard as it targets 2020 roll-out of flying taxis

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Dec 11, 2017

Underwater robot is two vehicles in one


In the world of professional-grade underwater robotic vehicles, there are basically two kinds: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) which are good for tasks like performing inspections, and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) which are better-suited to things like grid searches. Aquabotix has recently combined the two in one device, with the release of the Integra AUV/ROV.

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Marine

Autonomous Remote Control Submarine Underwater Rising tide: Submarines and the future of undersea warfare Trident ROV may be that underwater drone you've been looking for The Neyk submarine: Does this 'subaquatic luxury jet' hold water? BlueWater 1 drone joins the race for the bottom Underwater drone is ready to make a splash 'Underwater drone' channels your inner Cousteau

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Dec 11, 2017

Massive 'Rubik's Cube' will keep you twisting and turning for hours


So you like a challenge, but a run-of-the-mill 9 x 9 x 9 Rubik's Cube just doesn't melt your brain anymore... How about tackling a colossal 33 x 33 x 33 twisty cube, like this 3D-printed creation from Grégoire Pfennig of Greg's Puzzles?

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3D Printing

3D Printing Puzzles Rubik's Cube-solving robots break one-second barrier Da Vinci-inspired mechanical puzzle book makes for a challenging story Home-built robot solves Rubik's Cube in one second 3D printing puts Zeus back on his throne Giant Rubik's Cube can be solved by hand 3D printing heart parts at 30,000 feet

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Dec 11, 2017

Modified headphones turn headbangers into music makers


Rather than bopping your head in time to the music coming through the headphones, what if your headbanging could actually control the beat? Engineer Andrew Lee has developed a system that does exactly that, triggering audio and setting tempo with a nod of the head.

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Music

Digital music Hack MIDI Percussion Marimba-playing robot composes and hammers out its own tunes Boss helps acoustic guitarists get into the groove Digital hand drum pounds the beat with acoustic-like expression Simmons invites e-drummers to hit the triple zone Review: Laying down some beats with BeatBuddy's baby brother BeatBuddy drummer in a stomp gets a baby brother

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Dec 11, 2017

Pair of tiny dwellings built on solidified lava in Hawaii


Tiny house designer and Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon, Erin Moore has realized the construction of two dwellings amid a 300 year old solidified lava landscape in Hawaii. Dubbed Outside House, the pair of cabins were conceived as a place to connect with the land, without impacting upon it.

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Architecture

House Tiny Tiny Footprint Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Secret shelter installed under a bridge in Spain Gold standard tiny retreats pop-up in Wales Egg-shaped sauna hatches debate in Sweden's far-north Flatpack M.A.Di house pops up in a matter of hours 'Arthur's Cave' tiny cabin fit for a king

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Dec 11, 2017

Needle-free injection device moves closer to market


Needles are usually seen as a necessary evil, but maybe they don't have to be. Plenty of painless alternatives are in the works, like microneedle patches, a laser-based device that pushes drugs through the skin as microjets of liquid, and a refined hypodermic design based on a mosquito's proboscis. Now, a pain-free jet-injection device has emerged from development limbo with a commercialization deal that should see it soon hit the market.

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Medical

Disease Drug delivery Drugs MIT Pain Vaccines Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needle Double-barreled attack shows potential in quest for cancer vaccine Heroin vaccine comes a step closer to human use Portable kit could put vaccines in the frontline - just add water Malaria vaccine candidate shown to prevent thousands of cases First Zika vaccine to enter human trials

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Dec 11, 2017

McLaren's stunning Senna hypercar revealed


McLaren's new Senna is the company's all-new road legal track missile. As a homage to the late McLaren F1 driver, Ayrton Senna, the new McLaren represents major milestones for the British manufacturer in terms of performance and engineering. Joining the Ultimate Series line-up amongst the hyper-hybrid P1 and P1 GTR, the McLaren Senna has been designed for zero compromise to perform on the track.

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Automotive

Ayrton Senna Hypercar McLaren Supercars track car Apollo Intensa Emozionale: The antidote to all those boring hypercars you've been complaining about Ferrari's ludicrous FXX-K Evo: An aerodynamics lab on wheels Aria turns up the heat in LA with US-made, 1,150-bhp FXE hybrid hypercar Hennessey's 1,600-bhp Venom F5 hypercar takes aim at 300 mph barrier Koenigsegg Agera RS hits 284 mph on way to new land speed record Lamborghini sets sights on electrified future with Terzo Millennio concept

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Dec 11, 2017

Budweiser-maker loads up on electric Tesla Semis for beer delivery


Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser (and other, lesser known ales), is looking to reduce the environmental footprint of shipping its products all over the US. Part of this means shifting towards greener forms of trucking, and for the American brewhouse, Tesla's recently-revealed electric Semi is a good place to start.

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Automotive

Beer Electric Vehicles Tesla Truck Elon Musk says Tesla pickup and semi-trucks are coming 2,000-hp Nikola semi changes course to hydrogen power Tesla to double Supercharger network in 2017 Tesla Model 3 slow off the mark due to 'production bottlenecks' UK to trial self-driving truck platoons Autonomous trucks successfully platoon across Europe

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Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin uses more power than Serbia - the environmental cost of cryptocurrencies


Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have promised a revolution in capital, but at what cost? The Bitcoin network alone is now burning a horrific 240 kilowatt-hours of electricity per transaction, using as much energy as the entire nation of Serbia, and heralding an environmental disaster.

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Environment

Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Greenhouse emissions Study puts cryptocurrencies market at triple the size of earlier estimates Microsoft to accept payments in bitcoin Shadow Brokers hacking group reveals bizarre data dump subscription plan Get Lifetime Access to this Awesome Bitcoin Training Library for $19 The rise of Bitcoin: Bonanza or bust? Bitcoin goes on sale across Switzerland via railway ticket machines

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Dec 11, 2017

Long-theorized new form of matter, excitonium, finally discovered


Physicists from the University of Illinois have discovered a new form of matter called excitonium. This condensate, made up of excitons, was first theorized almost 50 years ago, and although evidence of this form of matter has been observed in that time it was difficult to be sure of what was happening. Now, the Illinois researchers have found a 'smoking gun' that they claim is the first definitive proof that excitonium exists.

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Physics

Bose-Einstein condensate Bosons Excitonics Excitons Particle physics Quantum Physics University of Illinois Six million years ago, the Milky Way blew its lid Atom-thin 2D laser promises advanced photonics for quantum computing Massless particle discovery could radically accelerate electronics Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record New and unusual phase of matter could shed light on high-temperature superconductivity Did Harvard really create the 'holy grail' of solid metallic hydrogen?

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Dec 11, 2017

Stretchable fabric battery could power wearables with sweat


The bacteria-powered batteries of electrical engineer Seokheun Choi have taken on a number of interesting forms, including matchbooks, folding paper and ninja stars. For the first time, the Binghamton University researcher has now woven his innovative fuel cells into a flexible and stretchable piece of fabric that could one day power wearable electronics through our body's own bacteria.

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Electronics

Battery Binghamton University Energy Microbial Fuel Cells Wearable Paper-based battery is fueled by spit Ninja star design throws extra power into the origami battery mix DNA-based sunscreen gets more effective with more use Paperback bacteria biobattery folds for different power levels Spider silk might make for more sensitive hearing aids Archaeological analysis rewrites the cautionary tale of Easter Island

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Dec 11, 2017

All downhill from here: Has the human race peaked?


Every four years, the world turns its attention to the Olympics to see competitors go 'faster, higher, stronger.' Additionally, average human height and life expectancy have increased significantly over the past couple of hundred years. But the human body obviously has biological limits, with a review of 120 years of historical records now suggesting they may have already been reached - and if we aren't careful they could start going backwards.

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Biology

Lifespan Longevity World Records Twin study isolates key ageing genes Berkeley researchers find evidence for a 'molecular fountain of youth' Global life expectancy rises, but not all is healthy Average life expectancy on the rise - but the US lags behind Diet of buckyballs nearly doubles rat lifespan U.S. study quantifies the effects of exercise on life expectancy

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Dec 10, 2017

12 perfect holiday gifts for smartphone lovers


Christmas is fast approaching and if you're still stuck for gift ideas for friends and family, then you might want to think about smartphone accessories and add-ons - chances are the people you're buying for have a phone, so we've picked out 12 ideal gifts that are sure to be appreciated.

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Mobile Technology

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Best of 2017 Gifts Smartphones The 9 best drones for generating some holiday buzz New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Digital Cameras New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Televisions DJI floats Black Friday deals across its entire drone range The best smartphones of 2017 New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Laptops

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Dec 10, 2017

Laser holograms create 3D-printed objects in seconds, no layering required


To create complex 3D-printed objects in seconds instead of hours or days, a team of scientists and engineers led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a hologram-like process that uses lasers to form complete objects in seconds inside a tank of liquid resin. Called 'volumetric 3D printing,' it overcomes many of the limitations of more conventional additive manufacturing.

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3D Printing

3D Printing Holographic Laser World's thinnest hologram could lead to thin-film 3D displays Transparent screen displays free-floating 'holograms' in your home The world's first multi-user hologram table is here, on sale in 2018 Wi-Fi holography can be used to 'spy' on entire rooms and buildings New approach yields bigger and better holographic displays BMW concept touches on holographic interiors

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Dec 10, 2017

Next-gen exoplanet-hunting spectrograph achieves first light


The hunt for exoplanets enters a new phase as European Southern observatory's (ESO) Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) achieves first light at the agency's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. The next-generation spectrograph will not only make it possible to detect Earth-like planets, but will also allow the VLT to fulfill its operational potential.

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Space

ESO Exoplanet VLT Earth-like planets may not be very Earth-like New exoplanet-hunting camera fires up in Chile Massive exoplanet discovery challenges theories on planetary formation Kepler spots 219 new exoplanet candidates, 10 near Earth-size Volunteers find new system of four super-Earths within hours Spitzer Space Telescope confirms nearest rocky planet

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Dec 10, 2017

Manhart turns the BMW X6M into a 900-hp dirt-ripping machine


German tuning-house, Manhart, has been well-known for boosting the performance of BMW's M-division vehicles, through bolt-on parts and engine swaps. Now, Manhart has taken BMW's X6M, and turned it into an off-roading monster called the Manhart MHX6 Dirt² Concept. Boasting supercar performance figures and its rally-style exterior, the MHX6 is set to be an all-terrain weapon.

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Automotive

4WD BMW Manhart Off-road Vehicles BMW showcases vehicle-to-vehicle communication tech Find the actual ends of the Earth and live comfortably with Unicat's MD77h 6x6 expedition vehicle BMW i3 batteries power all-electric Hinckley Dasher luxury yacht Work starts on new autonomous and connected vehicle testing site Tilting electric quad gets menacing off-road big brother Hyundai maps out route to connected cars future

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Dec 09, 2017

Speech recognition technology used to analyze Apollo mission tapes


There was a lot more said during the Apollo 11 missions besides 'The Eagle has landed and 'That's one step for man.' To help preserve and make accessible the thousands of hours of recorded mission audio, a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas used speech recognition technology to unscramble and analyze the conversations between astronauts, mission control, and technicians in between across a quarter of a million miles of space.

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Space

Apollo 11 NASA University of Texas Apollo Mission Control Center's past is in its future Google's Street View cars offer block-by-block pollution readings Flight plan from legendary Apollo 13 mission to be auctioned Rocks reveal secret of Moon's formation Fashion on the final frontier: The story of the spacesuit The stuff of stars found in lunar soil from Apollo missions

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Dec 08, 2017

Fynoti offers home security on a budget


Home security systems can be expensive, what with hardware costs, installation and subscription fees. The no-frills Fynoti system, however … well, it's not. It consists of a single device that will be priced under $20, and that involves no extra costs.

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Around The Home

Home Security Indiegogo SensorSphere gets the home security ball rolling Xandem Home creates a movement-detecting sensing web around the house Branto lets you keep a 360-degree eye on your home The Canary: A self-contained security device controlled by smartphone Mini motion detector guards your goods New vehicle brings Italian flair to the world of velomobiles

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Dec 08, 2017

Tringa road-legal boat drives itself to and from the water


There's a conventional piece of wisdom you're almost guaranteed to hear anytime you start talking boats: the two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy the boat and the day you sell it. In between are a lot of wallet-emptying headaches relating to things like maintenance, repair, mooring, trailering and more. The French-designed Tringa boat won't solve every hardship of boat ownership, but it can eliminate the trailering and mooring headaches from the equation. Store this boat in your driveway and drive it directly down the street and over the beach into the water, no trailer or tow vehicle required.

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Marine

Amphibious Boats Amphibious drone returns, packing a 4K camera Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor Amphibious Sherp ATV's big wheels keep on turning, no matter the terrain Standout water toys and small watercraft of 2015 The Detroit Fish Amphibious People Carrier Another successful amphibious vehicle English Channel Crossing

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Dec 08, 2017

Bespoke wristwatch is 3D-printed for a premium fit


We've already heard about technology that allows custom-fit plastic casts to be made for patients, based on 3D scans of the injured limb. Well, Los Angeles-based company Synchronos is now doing something similar, except it's catering to people who want a custom-fit metal wristwatch.

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3D Printing

Kickstarter Luxury Watches Wristwatch HM6 Alien Nation watch dumps the case for crystal A steampunk wristwatch fit for an 18th century philospher $396K cobalt chrome wristwatch takes extravagance to new heights Clever clip keeps time on luxury watches Oris Big Crown ProPilot offers hassle-free world time HYT H1 Ghost watch combines mechanics and hydraulics

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Dec 08, 2017

Mac Ride puts a tyke on your mountain bike


When Canadian mountain biker Glen Dobson first wanted to take his young son out riding with him, he discovered that none of the existing child seats met his needs. That prompted Dobson and his wife, Ashley Howard, to create something known as the Mac Ride. The device has now hit the market, should you wish to take your own li'l shredder out on the trails.

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Bicycles

Children Cycling Mountain Bikes Mad 6 carbon fiber mountain bike is for kids only Mountain biking gizmo is gonna make you jump Canadian mountain bike follows a different trail PeakRider puts a bike on your back Mountain bike trainer gets riders pushing, pulling and balancing Killswitch lets mountain bikers do two things at once

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Dec 08, 2017

MVRDV plans pixelated towers for Abu Dhabi


MVRDV has revealed a new mixed-use residential development planned for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, appropriately named Pixel. Due for completion in 2020, the project comprises a group of seven towers that sport an eye-catching pixelated design.

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Architecture

Abu Dhabi BIG Building and Construction MVRDV MVRDV's latest tower looks different from every angle Y-shaped home holds a pool in its arms MVRDV redeveloping dilapidated shopping mall into urban lagoon MVRDV rocks the block with Jenga-like Sax towers Wacky letter-shaped towers show there's no place like HOME 1970s highway starts new life as greenery-filled walkway

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