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Dec 15, 2018

Lasers help keep CubeSats on target to handle large data downlinks


An MIT team is working on a new aiming system that will allow CubeSats to use lasers for high-bandwidth communications with Earth. The new laser-pointing platform uses a second directional beam to keep the primary data beam on focus, allowing the CubeSat to transmit large amounts of data without the need for heavy antennae or wasting propellant.

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Dec 15, 2018

Missing ocean instrument package found after accidental five-year odyssey


After five years and 8,700 mi (14,000 km), a lost oceanographic instrument package has turned up on a beach in Tasmania. The deep-ocean monitoring equipment belonging to Britain's National Oceanography Centre (NOC) was lost on Christmas Day 2013 in the northern Drake Passage after a failed recovery effort, but was found by a Tasmanian resident after an epic drift clear across the South Pacific.

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Dec 15, 2018

From self-drivers to auto-expansion chambers: Amazing camping trailers of 2018


Not that 2017, 2016, or other years of recent memory didn't have moments of their own, but 2018 really seemed to be the year of weird, wild camping trailers. More than once, it felt like we were looking into a caravan crystal ball. We saw expanders that grow multiple times their travel size, camping trailers without wheels, a lithium-powered motorized caravan, and many other trailblazing designs. Follow along as we take a look back at a year of the intriguing and outlandish trailers.

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Dec 14, 2018

System uses ultrasound to keep bats away from blades


Although wind turbines may be a valuable source of eco-friendly energy, they do have at least one drawback - bats are frequently killed by their spinning blades. A promising new system is designed to help keep that from happening, however, by producing an ultrasonic acoustic field.

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Bats Texas State University Ultrasound Wind turbine

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Dec 14, 2018

System uses ultrasound to keep bats away from wind turbines


Although wind turbines may be a valuable source of eco-friendly energy, they do have at least one drawback - bats are frequently killed by their spinning blades. A promising new system is designed to help keep that from happening, however, by producing an ultrasonic acoustic field.

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Bats Texas State University Ultrasound Wind turbine

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Dec 14, 2018

Review: 2019 Volvo XC40 looks to set a new standard in compact luxury


After spending a week with the new 2019 XC40, we came away impressed with Volvo's attention to detail on this compact luxury crossover. The XC40 builds on the excellence of the larger XC60 and XC90 models, without downsizing their ergonomics for the compact market.

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Dec 14, 2018

Honda plans to swarm CES with aids to traffic safety


Honda will be busy at CES 2019, showcasing several concepts and products related to vehicles and robotics. Among these is an interesting traffic safety system utilizing vehicle-to-vehicle communications. Honda is calling it Safe Swarm and its goal is to improve traffic flow and safety.

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Dec 14, 2018

Approaching December comet may be visible to the naked eye


The comet 46P/Wirtanen (46P) is set to make a close approach to Earth this weekend, and may even be bright enough to be seen by the naked eye. At its closest, 46P will pass a mere 7.2 million miles (11.7 million km) from our planet, making it the 10th closest comet encounter in the modern era.

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Dec 14, 2018

RFID tech may tell us if hummingbird feeders are really a good idea


While it's certainly kind of people to set up hummingbird feeders in their back yards, some scientists are wondering if the practise may be causing more harm than good. In an effort to better understand the issue, researchers recently equipped a group of the birds with tags that were read by devices at urban feeders.

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Dec 14, 2018

Rockin the best music gear of 2018


The last 12 months have seen iconic brand Gibson collapse and be reborn, Fender experiment with hybrid forms for its Parallel Universe series, and Moog release its first analog polysynth in decades while also calling time on its line of FX stomps. It's been a rollercoaster of highs and lows, but we're focusing on the positive for a look back at music gear highlights in 2018.

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Dec 14, 2018

Honda looks to get remote work done with autonomous ATV


Honda will attend the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2019 with a working prototype of an autonomous all-terrain vehicle (ATV) which it's calling the Honda Autonomous Work Vehicle. The ATV is equipped with self-driving gear and artificial intelligence, to allow it to go almost anywhere on its own.

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Dec 14, 2018

The town that Google built: Plans unveiled for large redevelopment project in California


Google originally released plans for its new Mountain View Charleston East headquarters back in 2015. After some doubt, the project is now well underway. However, the company isn't content to stop there, but also has plans for a big chunk of land nearby. Google aims to turn it into a pedestrian-friendly area complete with offices, housing and retail space.





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Dec 14, 2018

nReal Light mixed reality glasses look almost like regular specs


The mixed reality specs scene is certainly getting interesting: Magic Leap released its developer edition glasses earlier this year, there are strong rumors that Apple is planning a launch in the next couple of years, and now we have the nReal Light glasses to look forward to in 2019.

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Dec 14, 2018

Robots, drones and AR: The best tech toys of 2018


Kids today are pretty spoilt when it comes to how advanced toys are getting. Robots, drones and augmented reality are all the rage, and if you're lucky you can trick them into learning some useful skills along the way. New Atlas rounds up the best tech toys of 2018, which could make for some great last-minute gift ideas for the young'un in your life.

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Dec 14, 2018

British supermarket chain to trial robot farmers in the field


Supermarket meets robotic farmers as the Waitrose & Partners supermarket chain's parent company, the John Lewis Partnership, enters into an agreement with the Small Robot Company to begin a three-year trial to test out a trio of miniature farmbots on Lewis' Leckford Estate, which grows produce for Waitrose & Partners. The trio of robots, called Tom, Dick, and Harry, will operate on a one-hectare (2.5 acre) wheat field to test ways in which automation can increase agricultural efficiency.

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Dec 13, 2018

Terra Trek's ultra-stout trailer eats up the outback and pops to life at camp


Built by folks who know a thing or two about venturing out to Earth's rockiest, dustiest reaches, the Terra Trek TTE camping trailer tows as a versatile mobile basecamp. During the ride, it tucks down for a lower, more compact ride. At camp, the roof-top tent pops open to create sleeping space, accompanying an outdoor kitchen, solar-backed power system, available auxiliary tent room and plenty of storage space.

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Dec 13, 2018

"LarvalBot" underwater robot delivers first batch of coral babies to the Great Barrier Reef


A Queensland University of Technology (QUT) team led by Southern Cross University's Professor Peter Harrison has developed the "LarvalBot" underwater robot that, for the first time, has succeeded in reseeding damaged areas of Australia's Great Barrier Reef with heat-tolerant baby coral polyps to help combat the effects of predators and climate change.

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Dec 13, 2018

"donald" and "sunshine" join the list of worst passwords for 2018


When we picture a nefarious hacker infiltrating our accounts we like to imagine a super-skilled computer wizard bashing away at a keyboard in front of an epic collection of monitors. But in reality, when many personal accounts are compromised it is because someone simply guessed an obvious password. In a list of the most commonly used passwords of 2018 it was astoundingly revealed that a huge number of people still use "password" as their password.

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Dec 13, 2018

Hubble spots "hot Neptune" exoplanet that's evaporating at a record rate


According to simulations and models, exoplanet sizes should be spread out relatively evenly. But with the exoplanet tally approaching 4,000, that hasn't really been the case. A type of world dubbed a "hot Neptune" has been conspicuously few and far between, but a new observation may explain why. Hubble has now spotted a hot Neptune named GJ 3470b that's vanishing at a record rate.

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Dec 13, 2018

New CRISPR technique could prevent obesity without cutting or editing a genome


An exciting new study from researchers at UC San Francisco has demonstrated how a new kind of CRISPR technique can increase the expression of certain genes, instead of the more traditional technique of actively cutting or editing DNA. The method was tested in mice by targeting two genes associated with hunger, with the animals reducing their food intake and not becoming obese.

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Dec 13, 2018

Leatherman adds a dash of Damascus steel to its high-end Charge TTI multitool


Leatherman has rolled out a limited edition take on one of its premium multitools, offering the typical functionality of its versatile implements but with a dash of Damascus steel. The Charge TTI Damascus packs an impressive 19 tools in all, with a cutting edge shaped by centuries of blade-forging history.

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Dec 13, 2018

The inconvenient truth about the environmental impact of organic farming


A new international study into the impact of agricultural land use on climate change has found organic food production has a bigger impact on climate change compared to conventional farming due to the fact that it needs greater areas of land to grow produce.

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Dec 13, 2018

Mars orbiter spies InSight lander from space for the first time


NASA's InSight lander may have touched down on the surface of Mars, snapped a couple of selfies and broken a power record, but there remains plenty to learn about the interplanetary robot's immediate surroundings. Mission scientists have gained another fresh perspective on the lander's new home, courtesy of intriguing aerial images snapped by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

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Dec 13, 2018

Bluetooth-equipped capsule communicates from the gut


It was just last month that we heard the latest about an experimental multi-dose capsule that stays in the stomach for up to two weeks, gradually releasing medication. The scientists that created it have now taken things further, with a similar capsule that can communicate from within the body using Bluetooth.

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Dec 13, 2018

Virgin Galactic succeeds in touching space


After years of preparation, testing, and tragedy, Virgin Galactic has touched the edge of space. This Thursday in the skies over Mojave, California, the company's SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, was released from its mothership and fired its hybrid rocket engine for a full minute. This propelled pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow at Mach 3 (1,934 knots, 2,225 mph, 3,581 km/h) to an altitude of 51.4 mi (82.7 km) before returning safely to Earth.

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Dec 13, 2018

Mountain bike-mounted BYB assesses suspension


When buying a full-suspension mountain bike, many people either leave the fork and rear shock at their current settings, or they adjust them based simply on what feels right. The Italian-made BYB Telemetry system takes a more scientific approach, using bike-mounted sensors to determine what's best for maximized speed, comfort and safety.

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Cycling Kickstarter Mountain Bikes Suspension

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Dec 13, 2018

Fat-trapping clay may form part of a treatment for obesity


While dieting and exercise certainly help people to lose weight, there are some cases where those approaches just aren't enough on their own. There could now be a new source of hope, however, as scientists have discovered that clay may cause ingested fat to pass right through the body.

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Dec 13, 2018

Intriguing study suggests Alzheimer's-like brain damage can be "caught"


There has been concern in the past that some of the pathological hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease may be transmissible from human to human. A new study is adding weight to that possibility, providing experimental evidence that amyloid beta plaques may have in the past been seeded a patient's brain through contaminated samples of human growth hormone.

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Dec 13, 2018

Porsche plugs into 450 kW EV charging station


Car makers in Europe have been working together for a while now to develop and roll out a network of fast chargers for electric vehicles. And Switzerland's ABB launched a 350 kW fast charger in April, claimed to give EVs 120 miles of range for 8 minutes plugged in. Now Porsche has announced that one of its research cars has received a 400 kilowatt charge from a prototype charging station in Germany.

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Dec 13, 2018

Jigabyte brings online entertainment to the coffee table


Sitting on the sofa watching videos or surfing the internet using a tablet or laptop is all well and good, but sometimes you need a bigger screen or want to share what you've found with family and friends. There are touch-enabled coffee tables available that family and friends can gather around, but they can be rather expensive. British startup Jigabyte has joined the touchscreen coffee table party and aims to significantly reduce the cost of entry.

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Dec 13, 2018

Pinecone Treehouse hangs high in the forest


We've covered a lot of treehouses over the years but this one is pretty unusual. Designed by 02 Treehouse's Dustin Feider, the pine cone-shaped shelter hangs high up in the trees. Its snug glazed interior has enough room for a double bed and offers choice views of the forest.



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Dec 13, 2018

Fantastic Pinecone Treehouse hangs high in the forest


We've covered a lot of treehouses over the years but this one is pretty unusual. Designed by 02 Treehouse's Dustin Feider, the pine cone-shaped shelter hangs high up in the trees. Its snug glazed interior has enough room for a double bed and offers choice views of the forest.



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Dec 13, 2018

Samsung's 2019 Notebook 9 2-in-1 convertibles come with slot-in S Pen


Today, Samsung announced two premium 2-in-1 convertibles aimed at creative types. Available in 13.3 and 15 inch display flavors, the Notebook 9 Pen models come with an 8th Gen Core processor, Gigabit Wi-Fi and can run for up to 15 hours between charges. And as the model name suggests, they both rock an S Pen that slots into the body when not being used to draw onscreen.

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Dec 13, 2018

Aston Martin's Valkyrie V12 engine: 1,000hp, 11,100 rpm, naturally aspirated


Aston Martin has released information about the combustion component of its insane Valkyrie hypercar's powertrain - and it's a doozy. Co-developed with Cosworth, this 6.5-liter V12 monster will make 1,000 hp, without the aid of forced induction - and in addition to its electric motors.

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Dec 12, 2018

Juno approaches halfway mark of its science mission


NASA's Juno orbiter arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, but the unmanned explorer is already approaching the halfway mark of its science mission. On December 21 at 8:49:48 am PST (11:49:48 am EST), the spacecraft will be marking the midpoint of its Jovian mapping and data collection mission with a close flyby on its 16th of 32 scheduled science orbits that will bring it within 3,140 mi (5,053 km) of the planet's cloud tops while traveling at 128,802 mph (207,287 km/h).

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Dec 12, 2018

Bosch places its bets on autonomy, developing in-car hardware and fleet-level systems


Bosch plays a big part in the supply and technology chain behind today's cars, and it's aiming to play an even bigger part in the self-driving cars of tomorrow. The company has just laid out some of its plans for the autonomous future.

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Dec 12, 2018

Later high school start times offer teens more sleep and improved grades


In one of the most comprehensive studies to date examining teenage sleep patterns and high school start times, it's been revealed that later starts increased sleep duration and improved overall attendance and grades.

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Dec 12, 2018

Microplastics discovered in the guts of sea turtles all over the world


There remains a lot we don't know about the whereabouts of the all the plastic waste that washes into the ocean each year, but scientists are continuing to discover bits and pieces in increasingly concerning places. The latest study in this area has uncovered evidence of plastic waste in the stomachs of sea turtles hailing from all corners of the globe, shedding new light on the far-reaching implications of our plastic pollution problem.

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Dec 12, 2018

Are we living in the age of the chicken?


Move over humans, there's a new dominant species on Earth - the chicken. According to researchers from the UK and South Africa, the most prominent marker of our age will not be our great monuments or industrial pollution, but the fossilized bones of hundreds of billions of domestic chickens.

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Dec 12, 2018

Rare species of Dracula ant snaps up record for world's fastest animal movement


The cheetah probably comes to mind first when you think of fast animals, but the records for fastest individual movements are far stranger. Mystrium camillae, a rare species of Dracula ant found in Southeast Asia and Australia, has now snapped up the crown for fastest animal movement on record, clicking its mandibles at blistering speeds that can stun prey.

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Animals Ants Insect University of Illinois World's Fastest

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Dec 12, 2018

ViewR app opens up third person views of VR games


Virtual reality can already transport folks to some strange places, and new tech called ViewR will now enable their friends to go along for the ride. Billed as a window into virtual reality, the app allows onlookers to step into these worlds and observe all the action from close proximity, opening up some interesting possibilities that include the potential for interactivity between virtual avatars.

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Dec 12, 2018

Brabus turns the AMG G-Wagen into a 700-horsepower off-road supercar


The Mercedes-AMG G63 is already a fairly extreme vehicle. The high performance version of the boxy G-Wagen 4WD uses a twin-turbo 4-liter V8 making 585 horsepower. But Brabus sees the extreme as a perfect launching point for the ludicrous, and has turned the G63 into a full-on off-road supercar.

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Dec 12, 2018

Virgin Galactic might reach space on next flight


Virgin Galactic may finally reach space tomorrow, with the company's second SpaceShipTwo spacecraft, VSS Unity, currently being prepared for its fourth powered test flight. If weather and technical issues permit, the spaceplane and its crew of two will conduct the longest yet in-flight engine burn that will send the craft at supersonic speeds on a suborbital trajectory to reach an altitude of about 62 mi (100 km).

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Dec 12, 2018

Aleph Farms serves up world's first lab-grown steak


Israel-based startup Aleph Farms has just unveiled the world's first lab-grown steak. This milestone on the road to bringing a cruelty-free meat product to the market demonstrates, for the first time, the technology's ability to imitate the flavor, shape, texture and structure of a classic beef steak.

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Dec 12, 2018

MIT system uses sunlight to produce super-heated steam


Back in 2014, we heard how MIT scientists had developed a graphite/carbon "sponge" which used sunlight to convert water into steam very efficiently. They've now improved on the design, creating a device that produces super-heated steam. It could be used in remote regions to sterilize medical equipment, among other applications.

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Dec 12, 2018

Smartphone-based tech analyzes saliva to gauge female fertility


Typically, if women want to know if they're ovulating, they have to perform either a urine test or a basal body temperature analysis. Scientists at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital are developing what they believe may be a better alternative, in the form of a smartphone-based saliva test.

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Dec 12, 2018

Adaptable drone folds while flying to get through gaps


Although quadcopter drones show promise as a means of exploring hazardous environments such as disaster sites, they do have one drawback - they're wide, limiting their ability to squeeze through tight spaces. An experimental new drone addresses that problem, by folding into different shapes while in flight.

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EPFL Folding Quadcopter University of Zurich

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Dec 12, 2018

Chronic bullying could be causing parts of teenagers' brains to shrink


Persistent bullying could lead to a structural deformation in the brains of teenagers, according to a new study. Bullying is a serious problem for many children and teens that can cause a myriad problems in later life, including long-term impacts on mental health.

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Dec 12, 2018

Modal updates monophonic CRAFTsynth


Bristol (UK)-based Modal Electronics launched an interesting monophonic synthesizer 2 years ago called the CRAFTsynth, with components that slotted together before the player hit touch strips and turned dials to create sounds. The company based its follow-up polyphonic synth on the voice architecture of the CRAFTsynth, but wrapped it all in a modern package. Now Modal has gone monophonic again for the CRAFTsynth 2.0 wavetable synthesizer.

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Audio Digital music Instrument Kickstarter Synthesizer

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Dec 12, 2018

Tiny concrete cabin provides off-grid rest and relaxation


Described by designer GreenSpur as one part Scandinavian minimalism and two parts Virginia countryside, the Lost Whisky Concrete Cabin is an appealing concrete getaway that offers escape from the hustle of daily life. It boasts great views of the surrounding landscape and helps guests unwind with a wood-fired hot tub and net hammock.



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Dec 12, 2018

LG goes large and light with 17 inch gram laptop


Big hitters like Samsung, HP, Lenovo, Asus and Dell are the brands you're most likely to see in the laptop section of your high street electronics store, but TV, phone and white goods giant LG is also in the portable computer game. With CES 2019 just around the corner, the company is adding two new flavors to its range of gram laptops - a 17 inch model and a 14 inch 2-in-1 convertible.

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Dec 12, 2018

Venturi Antarctica all-electric exploration rover set to bite into polar ice


Monaco's Venturi Automobiles has made a name for itself blazing electric-vehicle trails over hot salt, hot race track and hot sand, but it's about to crank down the temperature. The company has revealed its finalized Antarctica polar exploration vehicle and is preparing to bring it down to the world's loneliest continent. Designed to offer zero-emissions driving in delicate study areas, this orange beast crunches over ice and snow on battery-powered treads.

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Dec 12, 2018

Did a perfect supernova storm wipe out the Megalodon?


For millions of years, the apex predator of the oceans was a bus-sized shark known as the Megalodon. But around 2.6 million years ago they just disappeared, and nobody really knows why. So what could wipe out a 50-ft (15-m) shark? According to a new study, the culprit wasn't Jason Statham but a series of supernovae exploding fairly close to Earth.

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Astronomy Extinction Marine Biology Ocean Radiation Sharks Supernova University of Kansas

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Dec 12, 2018

Karmann's Ford Transit 4x4 camper van opens the gate to adventure


The 2018 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon was packed with camper vans of all lengths and heights. The vast majority were aimed primarily at summer highway driving, and those that had any off-road ambitions greater than rolling down a gravel campground driveway tended to be based on the Mercedes Sprinter 4x4. But we spotted an exception here and there, and the Karmann Dexter 560 4x4 was one of them. Based on an all-wheel-drive Ford Transit, this rugged three-sleeper adds extra traction and versatility for chasing big adventure.

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Dec 12, 2018

Puma brings back its RS-Computer smart running shoe from the 1980s


Computer hardware has changed quite a bit in the three decades since Puma introduced its original RS-Computer running shoe. The relaunched version carries over a distinctly retro aesthetic, but replaces a connector cable with a Bluetooth connection along with a few other choice upgrades to equip the wearable for the internet age.

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Dec 11, 2018

Spectacular wasteland of recalled cars takes out the 2018 Nat Geo Photo Contest


The winner of this year's National Geographic Photo Contest is a breathtaking image of thousands of Volkswagen and Audi cars recalled after the emissions scandal and now sitting idle in the middle of the Californian desert. The winning photograph, selected from almost 10,000 entries, is just one of several incredible images awarded in this strong annual competition.

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Dec 11, 2018

Heavy-hauling drone lays claim to a Guinness World Record


We first caught wind of the Skyf drone from ARDN around a year ago, and the Russian outfit rolled out some pretty outrageous performance specs to go with it. With a mix of gasoline and electric motors, the massive multirotor drone can apparently carry a 440-lb (220 kg) payload for up to eight hours. Recent demonstration flights in Tatarstan, Russia didn't see it quite reach these lofty heights, but it did do enough for its creators to lay claim to a Guinness World Record.

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Dec 11, 2018

Next-generation B-21 Raider heavy bomber passes design review


The US Air Force's next strategic heavy bomber has passed a critical design review. On November 28 to 30, the US Defense Department carried out a multi-disciplined technical evaluation of the proposed B-21 Raider to see if its design was stable and mature enough to warrant moving on to manufacturing and flight testing, and the evaluation has determined that significant progress has been made on the three-year old project.

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Dec 11, 2018

Swarms of bionic bees could monitor farms with electronic backpacks


As clever as we humans like to think we are, plenty of things we invent have already been done more effectively by nature. Our drones are pretty handy, but nature's drones - bees - are far more efficient. Rather than building our own from scratch, researchers at the University of Washington have created tiny suites of sensors that bees can wear like backpacks, to help gather data from their environment.

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Dec 11, 2018

Study reveals extra compounds in coffee team up with caffeine to protect against Parkinson's


A rigorous new study from researchers at Rutgers offers insight into the oft-cited correlation between coffee consumption and a decreased risk of developing Parkinson's disease. The discovery reveals a coffee compound called EHT works synergistically with caffeine to potentially protect the brain from neurodegeneration.

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Dec 11, 2018

US Navy launches third and final Zumwalt-class destroyer


The third and last Zumwalt-class ship for the US Navy launched on Sunday at the General Dynamics-Bath Iron Works shipyard in Maine. Built as part of a US$1.826 billion contract, the future USS Lyndon B. Johnson (DDG 1002) is one of the three largest destroyers ever built for the Navy and was floated over a period of several days by moving her to a drydock, which was then slowly flooded.

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Dec 11, 2018

Unlikely drug pair combine to cut off cancer's energy supply


Cancer cells are a hungry bunch, calling on relatively huge amounts of energy to feed their demanding metabolisms. There's a particular molecule that is pivotal to this process, converting nutrients into fuel to power the cells' rapid growth. New research out of the University of Basel describes a drug cocktail that has the effect of putting this out of action, leading the cancer cells to wither and die instead.

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Dec 11, 2018

A Ducati customized to look like a basketball shoe - and it's not bad


The 90s were a truly great era for basketball and for motorcycling, so a German shoe shop has decided to combine two absolute 90s legends - Michael Jordan and the Ducati 916 - into a custom bike to celebrate the launch of the latest Air Jordan sneakers.

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Dec 11, 2018

InSight sends back first full self portrait


NASA's InSight Mars lander sent back a partial shot of itself not long after touching down on the Red Planet, but now it has captured the first selfie that shows the entire lander in all its glory. Using the same technique that the Curiosity rover employed for its self portraits, InSight used its robotic arm to collect 11 overlapping images that the space agency turned into a mosaic.

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Dec 11, 2018

A single molecule could forecast what type of dementia a person will develop


Researchers at UT Southwestern are continuing their remarkable discoveries into the neurological origins of dementia, revealing a new strategy that could potentially forecast what form of dementia a person may develop long before any symptoms of cognitive decline appear by studying a single molecule in the brain.

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Dec 11, 2018

Camera-connected hearing aid would "think" to help users hear


When trying to hear what another person is saying, hearing aid users are often stymied by loud background noises, such as the voices of other people in the same room. Scientists at China's Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University are working on a solution, in the form of a "smart" camera-connected hearing aid.

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Dec 11, 2018

Artificial mother-of-pearl could give carbon fiber a run for its money


Also known as nacre, mother of pearl is the hard iridescent coating found on the outside of pearls, and the inside of certain mollusc's shells. It's one of nature's hardest, stiffest, most stable materials - and Swiss scientists have now figured out how to make an artificial version of it, which can be "tuned" for different applications.

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Dec 11, 2018

RAP tech takes a sound approach to faster tattoo removal


Laser-based tattoo removal is typically a long process, often requiring 10 or more treatment sessions spread several weeks apart from one another. A new acoustic system, however, could reportedly allow for complete tattoo removal in as little as two to three closely-spaced sessions.

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Dec 11, 2018

The Hexa manned multirotor: It's real, and you can fly it


Flying taxi services like Uber Elevate may take some time to arrive, but if you want to be among the first to pilot a manned multicopter, you'll have the chance in 2019. Lift Aircraft is preparing to debut a personal flight experience in an 18-prop electric VTOL aircraft for about the price of a skydive.

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Dec 11, 2018

San Juan Tiny House's elevating bed turns living room into bedroom


Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses boss Greg Parham has lived in his own tiny house for years, so when he decided to upgrade to a larger model he had both the expertise and the experience to build his ideal home. The result is the San Juan Tiny House, an off-grid dwelling well-suited to regular travel with a living room that turns into a bedroom using an elevating bed.







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Dec 11, 2018

Teenage Engineering wraps speaker in ever-white cabinet


Sweden's Teenage Engineering is arguably best known for its mini synthesizers called Pocket Operators, but has been pushing design envelopes in other areas too. Last year the company toyed with smart speakers and in September of this year revealed an update to the OP-1 from 2011, a music creator called the OP-Z that can also be used to control lighting. Now a collaboration with RISE researchers has yielded a loudspeaker encased in a kind of white wood.

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Dec 11, 2018

25 years on, John Romero announces a new episode of the original Doom


In 1993, Doom changed everything. It wasn't the first first-person shooter, but with its groundbreaking graphics, sound, action and atmosphere, it was a seminal moment for the genre. Now, 25 years on, John Romero has announced Sigil, a free update to the original game with nine new single-player and nine new multiplayer levels.

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Dec 11, 2018

OnePlus adds supercar style and faster charging with the 6T McLaren Edition


Having only just launched the OnePlus 6T back in October, OnePlus isn't resting on its laurels as 2018 draws to a close - it just announced a special edition of the phone in partnership with McLaren, offering a new carbon fiber pattern, faster charging, more RAM, and more storage.

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Dec 11, 2018

LG appeals to home brewers with capsule-based craft beer system


Countertop craft beer systems are not new, Seattle's PicoBrew has been offering devices of all shapes and sizes for a number of years and it's not the only company to do so. Now LG has decided to join the party with an automated machine called the HomeBrew, which will make its debut at CES 2019 in Las Vegas next month.

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Dec 11, 2018

Explosive experiments with lab-made lava reveal hidden volcanic physics


Lava is one of the most awe-inspiring substances on Earth, whether it's flowing gently or blasting violently out of the ground. But what makes it switch between one or the other? To investigate the physics of interactions between lava and water, researchers from the University at Buffalo have conducted experiments on lab-made lava - with some explosive results.

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Dec 11, 2018

Beyond oil: Inside Dubai's Sustainable City


On the outskirts of Dubai, a shimmering metropolis built on buried oil, lies a small but similarly suave community looking at a new way of doing things. It is no small irony that the world's most brazen exemplar of fossil-fueled excess is also home to a cutting-edge example of more thoughtful modern living. But the carefully planned Dubai Sustainable City is a reminder that between the towering skyscrapers and petrol-hungry supercars there is plenty of environmental awareness to be found. As cranes hover at its edges expanding its footprint piece by piece, New Atlas ventured into the desert to see it all from the inside out.

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Dec 11, 2018

Composite camping trailers blur the line between backcountry lodge and toy-hauling garage


The cold industrial metal box that carries your dirt bikes to and from the trail head doesn't necessarily make the coziest home-away-from-home. Similarly, you might not want to haul those bikes inside the living room of your fully equipped luxury caravan. But New York-based trailer startup Trail Marker cleverly blends the worlds of comfy compact camping and effortless toy hauling. Its Sequoia trailer relies on a power-lift bed and full-size rear cargo door to turn a rustic, lodge-inspired interior into an effective toy garage on the road.

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Dec 11, 2018

10-year study documents massive, mysterious ecosystem deep beneath our feet


Earth is teeming with life, but a new project shows most of it isn't where you'd expect. A decade-long study has now taken a census of one of the largest and least-understood ecosystems on the planet - the "deep biosphere" that extends several kilometers into the planet's crust. Among the finds are bizarre creatures that can survive at record depths, pressures and temperatures, and even "zombie" bacteria that may live (in a loose sense of the word) for millions of years at a time.

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Dec 10, 2018

RAF Typhoon fighters carry first Mach-4 Meteor missiles on intercept mission


RAF Typhoon Eurofighters have taken off for the first time on an active mission armed with the latest-generation Meteor air-to-air missiles that are capable of flying at over Mach 4 (2,967 mph, 4,775 km/h). The supersonic fighter aircraft lifted off from RAF Lossiemouth in Scotland on Monday during a Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) mission to intercept an undisclosed airspace incursion.

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Dec 10, 2018

Extremism and fake news: The dark side of too much information


An intriguing new study is suggesting that the recent acceleration in fringe extremism and misinformation is due to the mass proliferation of information we all have at our fingertips playing up on our limits for effectively processing information.

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Dec 10, 2018

US Navy's latest Littoral Combat Ship? completes acceptance trials


The US Navy's eighth Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) has completed its acceptance trials on Lake Michigan in the run up to commissioning next year. The future USS Billings, known at present as just LCS 15, was designed and built by Lockheed Martin and integrates new technology for littoral and deep water missions.

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Dec 10, 2018

Boeing's new BBJ 777X business jets fly farther than any before them


Boeing Business Jets has launched the latest version of the 777X in the form of a record-breaking wide-bodied business jet capable of flying halfway around the world without refueling. Available in two variants, the BBJ 777X combines a range of up to 11,645 nautical miles (13,400 mi, 21,570 km) with an interior space of up to 3,689 sq ft (342.7 sq m).

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Dec 10, 2018

NASA probe finds water on asteroid Bennu


NASA's asteroid-hunting probe, Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx), only arrived at the asteroid Bennu a week ago, and it's already made a startling discovery. After analyzing data gathered by the craft, the team found that Bennu is rich in water molecules, locked away in clay minerals.

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Dec 10, 2018

Harvard's 3D-printed heart valves open the door to a perfect fit


3D printing has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to medical implants, allowing surgeons to equip patients with bespoke devices tailored to perfectly fit their unique anatomy, a courtesy that has even been extended to penguins, turtles and dogs. Scientists at Harvard University have now broken new ground in applying the technology to damaged hearts, providing a potential new tool to keep blocked arteries open and the blood pumping freely.

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Dec 10, 2018

Novel nano-gel promises to help kill leftover cancer cells after surgery


The first step in many cancer treatments is to surgically remove the tumorous tissue, however this often isn't enough in itself. As long as a few cells of cancer remain the tumors often grow back, but a new innovative spray gel, administered onto a cancerous site during surgery, may help prevent the tumors recurring.

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Dec 10, 2018

Neck collar for kids deploys air bags to prevent drowning


No matter how watchful of an eye parents may keep on their small children, it's still possible for those kids to fall into swimming pools, lakes or other bodies of water. The Buddy Life-Collar was designed for such incidents, as it automatically inflates to keep its wearer's head above the surface.

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Dec 10, 2018

Spanish SUV automatically brakes for bikes


Joining the likes of Volvo and Jaguar, Spanish automaker Seat has introduced a safety system that automatically alerts drivers to the presence of cyclists on the road, and then proceeds to apply the brakes. The technology is being debuted on the company's Tarraco SUV.

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Dec 10, 2018

Soft-bodied ski helmet hardens when taking hits


Whether you call them beanies, tuques or simply wool hats, a lot of downhill skiers take the risk of wearing the things instead of helmets, as they're so much more comfortable. Well, that's why the ANTI Ordinary A1 was created. It's usually soft and pliable, but hardens to protect the head upon impact.

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Dec 10, 2018

Voyager 2 breaks through to interstellar space


The Voyager 2 spacecraft may have finally taken the plunge into interstellar space, according to a new NASA announcement. At a distance of a little over 11 billion miles (18 billion km) from Earth, the probe is now thought to have passed beyond the heliosphere - the protective bubble of particles and magnetic fields emanating from our star that envelopes the planets of our solar system.

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Dec 10, 2018

McIntosh starts 70th birthday party early with commemorative system


2019 marks 70 years in the high-end audio business for McIntosh Labs, and the New York firm is rolling out a limited edition commemorative system to celebrate. But you don't have to wait until next year to jump in and grab your anniversary edition tube amplifier and preamp, the order books are open now.

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Dec 10, 2018

Samsung installs 46 ft 3D movie screen in Beijing's Capital Cinema


In February this year, Samsung revealed a 3D version of the 34 ft Cinema LED screen that was installed in a movie theater in Seoul, South Korea, in 2017. In April the company branded its huge screens Onyx, and now the Capital Cinema in Beijing's Xicheng district has been fitted out with a new 3D-ready Onyx Cinema LED screen - and it's 1.4 times wider than those which have come before.

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Dec 10, 2018

2018's best homes include luxury pads and a 3D-printed mud hut


2018 has been an interesting year for residential architecture, with advances in technology and the popularity of sustainable building practices resulting in many outstanding homes. After much deliberation, we've narrowed them down to our 10 favorites, including a starchitect-designed luxury house, a 3D-printed mud hut, and a sustainable hobbit hole.

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Dec 10, 2018

The best console games of 2018


It's has been a pretty great year for games. Five years into this generation and developers are comfortable enough with the hardware to really push the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 to their limits, while Nintendo's quirky Switch, not yet two years old, injects its usual fun, fresh take on things. This is the point in the cycle when the real gems usually turn up, and this year that includes new entries in blockbuster franchises, some solid remakes, and even a few surprise underdogs. With new console announcements likely looming next year, New Atlas rounds up our favorite games of 2018.

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Dec 09, 2018

Shimmering sustainable home on the lake uses glass to give residents a floating sensation


Mecanoo, the Dutch architecture firm behind the world's largest performing arts center and the award-winning Library of Birmingham, has added the finishing touches to a stunning new home in Lechlade, UK. As the name might suggest, the Glass Villa on the lake is big on transparency, with its walls largely consisting of panes of glass designed to leave residents with the impression of floating on the water.

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Dec 09, 2018

"Friendly" EMP generator to help protect electronics against electromagnetic attack


Electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapons might be a staple of movies and video games, but they pose a very real threat. With just about every facet of modern society reliant on electronic devices, Sandia National Laboratories has developed a "friendly" EMP generator to make sure military and civilian equipment can withstand such potentially devastating bursts of electromagnetic energy.

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Dec 09, 2018

McLaren's 720S Spider convertible is ready to give you a 202 mph Einstein hairdo


One good McLaren deserves another, and the British supercar company has chosen to celebrate the silly season with a new hardtop convertible version of its gorgeous 720S, capable of giving just about anyone an Einstein hairdo with its 202 mph top-down top speed.

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Dec 09, 2018

McLaren's 720S Spider convertible is ready to give you a 202mph Einstein hairdo


One good McLaren deserves another, and the British supercar company has chosen to celebrate the silly season with a new hardtop convertible version of its gorgeous 720S, capable of giving just about anyone an Einstein hairdo with its 202mph top-down top speed.

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Dec 09, 2018

Laka Competition celebrates futuristic architecture that reacts with its surroundings


The winners of the 2018 Laka Competition have been revealed, collecting an exciting array of strange and innovative conceptual designs that focus on providing architectural or technological solutions to current environmental or social problems.

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Dec 09, 2018

Futuristic visions in a competition celebrating architecture that reacts with its surroundings


The winners of the 2018 Laka Competition have been revealed, collecting an exciting array of strange and innovative conceptual designs that focus on providing architectural or technological solutions to current environmental or social problems.

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Dec 09, 2018

Creepy Velox robot uses undulating fins to skate over solid ice


We've seen quite a few interesting robot designs over the years that allow adventurous machines to negotiate difficult terrain, but few with the distinct style of the Velox robot from New York engineering firm Pliant Energy Systems. Using a novel undulating propulsion system, the bot is able to efficiently glide through the water, over rough land and has recently become adept at the art of ice-skating.

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