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Jul 17, 2018

Could water-saving "shade balls" have a shady side?


Three years ago, the drought-stricken city of Los Angeles covered the surface of the LA Basin with 96 million shade-providing floating balls, in order to keep the water beneath from evaporating. Now, an international study suggests that the making of the plastic balls may have have used up more water than they saved.

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Jul 17, 2018

Video: The Nissan GT-R50 makes a big first impression at Goodwood


After releasing some poorly-lit preview pictures with consecutive GT-R50 announcements, Nissan revealed the car in full at the weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed. As expected, the striking anniversary-edition GT-R developed in collaboration with Italdesign makes quite a memorable impression when swimming in the full light of day.

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Jul 17, 2018

Ticwatch Pro review: Dual-layer screen makes for one of the best Wear OS watches


The new Ticwatch Pro from Chinese firm Mobvoi wants to shake up the smartwatch scene with a special dual-layer display: it flips between a standard Wear OS panel and a power-saving screen to use when idle. New Atlas has spent a week with the watch, and here's what we think so far.

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Jul 17, 2018

Terrafugia Transition flying car will now feature hybrid drive


According to a just-issued press release from US-based (but Chinese-owned) manufacturer Terrafugia, the first production models of its Transition flying car should be on the market as of next year. When and if they do indeed arrive, they will now be sporting a hybrid drive system - among other newly-announced features.

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Jul 17, 2018

Adjustable-width bars let mountain bikers change their mind


Wide handlebars are currently popular with mountain bikers, as the extra width offers increased control, easier breathing and better balance. Sometimes, however, riders decide that their bars are too wide, and cut them back - an action that's irreversible once it's been done. Ibis Cycles' new adjustable-width bars offer an alternative.

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Adjustable Mountain Bikes

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Jul 17, 2018

UN and Yale team up to offer big ideas on tiny living


Yale University's architecture school has collaborated with the United Nations' Environment and Habitat programs, as well as Gray Organschi Architecture, to design a prototype tiny house. Named the Ecological Living Module (ELM), it's an interesting dwelling that produces its own power, water, and food.



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Micro-House Off-grid Solar Powered Sustainable Tiny Footprint

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Jul 17, 2018

Blood test to detect early-stage melanoma developed


Melanoma, the most common type of skin cancer, is traditionally detected via observing changes in irregular moles, and then conducting a skin biopsy for full confirmation. A team from Edith Cowan University in Australia has now developed a blood test that can detect melanoma in its early stages reducing the need for expensive, and frequently unnecessary biopsies.

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Jul 17, 2018

Russian firm announces world's largest construction printer


A Russian firm has announced commencement on the world's largest 3D construction printer, capable of printing an entire six-storey building before you can say "regulatory compliance". The S-500 is the work of the AMT-SPETSAVIA group in Russia.

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3D Printing Building and Construction

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Jul 17, 2018

Hungry plants could learn a thing or two from nitrogen-fixing bacteria


Nitrogen is a vital nutrient for plants, and although there's plenty of it drifting around in the air, they can only pull it out of the ground - hence the need for artificial fertilizer. But now, researchers at Washington University in St Louis have engineered bacteria that can efficiently suck nitrogen out of the air, and the long-term goal is to develop crops that can do the same.

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Agriculture Bacteria Crops Cyanobacteria Plants Washington University in St. Louis

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Jul 17, 2018

Video: Stunt driver sets world 2-wheeling speed record on twisting racetrack


Another world record tumbled at Goodwood yesterday, and it was a cracker: the world's fastest mile balancing a car on two wheels. And if that sounds difficult, it wasn't on a straight bit of road. Driver Terry Grant had to take the car up the twisting Hill Climb race track. Just watch!

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Range Rover Stunts World Records

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Jul 17, 2018

Coin-shaped pocket knife snaps into action


Most people would have room to carry a coin on them most of the time, but not necessarily a knife. San Francisco's Fulcrum Knives has taken inspiration from these slender forms of currency to come up with a compact everyday carry option that can be slipped into a jean pocket, and then flicked into action with one hand when the need arises.

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Everyday Carry Kickstarter Knife Tools

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Jul 17, 2018

Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth


In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might have just arrived. Using sound waves, geologists have discovered a gigantic stash of the so-called precious stones deep in the Earth's interior, possibly to the tune of a quadrillion tons.

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Jul 17, 2018

Saroléa's fascinating, road-going Manx7 electric superbike


This Belgian company may not have taken the electric racing crown at the Isle of Man TT yet, but Saroléa first race-derived streetbike, the 163-hp (122-kW), 150-mph (240-km/h) Manx7, offers impressive range figures and showcases some very cool ideas you could only execute on an electric.

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Jul 17, 2018

Virgin Orbit to launch satellites from the UK by 2021


Britain may have just announced its first vertical-launch spaceport will be sited on the north coast of Scotland, but the first space launch might take off at the opposite end of the country. The Virgin Galactic spin-off, Virgin Orbit, has announced that it will start launching satellites into orbit from Spaceport Cornwall at Cornwall Airport Newquay by 2021, using rockets dropped from a modified Boeing 747.

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Jul 16, 2018

How magnetized wire can detect cancer cells in your blood


A fascinating cancer detection technique has been developed by scientists at Stanford University. The process involves a small magnetic wire being inserted into a vein where it attracts free-floating tumor cells in the blood, which could prove an effective way to catch the disease much earlier than current blood-based detection methods.

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Jul 16, 2018

Aston Martin's flying taxi concept envisages luxurious inter-city travel


Aston Martin is the latest transport heavyweight to enter the flying taxi scene, joining the likes of Boeing, Airbus and, as of this week, Rolls-Royce. It has actually teamed up with the lattermost of these on its first vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft, which it says was dreamt up with luxury, inter-city travel in mind.

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Jul 16, 2018

World's oldest bread is over 14,000 years old and predates farming


It may not be the most exciting food, but bread is one of the most important, and now its place in history may be even more crucial than we thought. Archaeologists have discovered the oldest direct evidence of bread ever found, dating back over 14,000 years. Not only is that several thousand years older than previous evidence of bread-making, it predates farming, leading researchers to suggest that the realization that cereals can be cultivated might have helped humans transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture.

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Jul 16, 2018

Controversial study raises new doubts over unwanted genetic damage caused by CRISPR


A strong research paper from scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute has again raised doubts over the safety and accuracy of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique. The study suggests that the gene editing process can cause extensive unforeseen and unpredictable alterations to DNA sequences outside of the intended targets.

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Jul 16, 2018

UK unveils Tempest concept future fighter aircraft at Farnborough


The world got a glimpse of the fighter plane of tomorrow as Britain's Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson unveiled a concept model of the Tempest next-generation fighter jet to mark the opening day of the Farnborough International Airshow. Coinciding with the release of the government's Combat Air Strategy report, the Tempest is designed to complement the existing Typhoon and F-35 Lightning II fighters.

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Jul 16, 2018

Scotland chosen for new UK spaceport


After almost half century, Britain is getting back into the space rocket business as the UK Space Agency announced today that Sutherland in Melness on the north coast of Scotland has been chosen for the country's first vertical launch spaceport. Business Secretary Greg Clark has granted initial funding of £2.5 million (US$3.3 million) to Highlands and Islands Enterprise to develop the site, which will be used to launch small satellites into orbit.

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Jul 16, 2018

Nuraphone G2 free update adds active noise canceling to our favorite headphones


After first testing Nura's near-magical auto-adaptive headphones in 2016, we jumped straight in and bought a couple pairs. To this date, they're still the best headphones we've ever heard, but what we didn't expect was a free software update that would take things up a notch with active noise canceling, social mode and a bunch of other new features.

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Jul 16, 2018

New PET scan for Alzheimer's disease directly measures synaptic loss


Exciting new research from Yale University has revealed a new method that could potentially objectively diagnose if a person is suffering through the early stages of Alzheimer's disease using a non-invasive PET scan.

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Jul 16, 2018

Denali XL supersizes one of the best luxury tiny houses on the market


One of our favorite luxury tiny houses, Timbercraft Tiny Homes' Denali, has been made bigger and quite possibly better with the release of the Denali XL. The home now has a total floorspace of roughly 400 sq ft (37 sq m), and offers a very roomy interior for a tiny house, while retaining the same high quality finish.

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Jul 16, 2018

These crazy contraptions won the first Nintendo Labo Creators Contest


Nintendo has revealed the winners of its first Nintendo Labo Creators Contest, a competition for Nintendo Switch modders to really get creative with cardboard and Joy-Con controllers. The winning entries include a solar-powered accordion, a miniature tree house, and an analog alarm clock.

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Jul 16, 2018

The fast and the future: Best of the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed


The Goodwood Festival of Speed is done and dusted for another year, with a number of firsts and significant debuts lighting up the event's 25th anniversary. Autonomous technology and electric motors brought cutting-edge vehicle tech to the front of the conversation, but there was still plenty of eye candy about for lovers of traditional automotive engineering.

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Jul 16, 2018

South Africa's MeerKAT telescope snaps stunning shot of Milky Way center


The MeerKAT radio telescope array is finally up and running in South Africa, after a decade of design and construction. To show off what the facility can do, astronomers have pointed all 64 antennas towards the center of the Milky Way galaxy, and snapped one of the clearest shots ever taken of the mysterious region.

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Jul 16, 2018

Lockheed Martin's titanium domes are the largest 3D-printed spacecraft parts yet


Lockheed Martin is no stranger to 3D printing components, but now the company has created its largest piece to date - titanium domes to cap off satellite fuel tanks. Using additive manufacturing can help satellites be assembled faster and with less wasted materials.

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Jul 16, 2018

The cosmic winners of the 2018 David Malin astrophotography awards


The David Malin Awards is an astrophotography competition based in Australia celebrating the greatest astronomical photos from the last twelve months. This year's overall winner was a magnificent image from Luke Tscharke showing the Milky Way rising over a lake at night in southern Tasmania.

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Jul 15, 2018

TMC Dumont sits 36-inch hubless rims either side of a roaring aircraft engine


Impractical? Sure! Vulgar? Most certainly. Unique? In every sense. This staggering custom motorcycle uses the biggest pair of hubless wheels we've ever seen, as well as placing the rider astride a snarling, 300-horsepower Rolls-Royce aircraft engine. Live in fear - of corners, if nothing else.

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Crazy Custom Bikes Hubless

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Jul 15, 2018

X-rays burst chemo-filled nanobubbles for targeted cancer drug delivery


Researchers at the Center for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) have developed a new targeted treatment for cancer. Chemotherapy drugs are wrapped in "nano-bubbles" called liposomes, which are then injected into the desired part of the body and made to release their payload on demand, by applying X-ray radiation.

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Jul 15, 2018

Jury awards billions to women claiming talcum powder caused ovarian cancer


Last week a jury in St. Louis awarded US$4.69 billion in damages to 22 women who were claiming Johnson & Johnson's talcum powder products contained asbestos and induced ovarian cancer. While this isn't the first legal action brought against the company in recent years over these allegations, this is by far the largest payout it has ever faced despite many experts still suggesting the links between talcum powder and cancer are weak and inconclusive.

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Jul 15, 2018

Rolls-Royce announces plans for 250-mph hybrid VTOL air transporter


As successful as the Rolls-Royce name has been in luxury cars, it's been far bigger in aeronautics. The two are very separate companies at this point - the car company employs some 1,300 people, but it's absolutely dwarfed by the aircraft motor business, which employs around 50,000. So when these guys announce a four- to five-passenger hybrid electric/turbine VTOL aircraft concept with a 250-mph top speed and a 500-mile range, it's worth listening.

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Jul 15, 2018

Airbus achieves first large-aircraft autonomous aerial refueling


Automated in-flight refueling has come to large aircraft after Airbus Defence and Space and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) conducted the first Automatic Air-to-Air (A3R) refueling between an Airbus 310 development tanker and a RAAF KC-30A Multi Role Tanker Transport. Previously demonstrated using a fighter aircraft, the June 20, 2018 exercise off the coast of Spain saw the two aircraft make seven automatic contacts.

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Jul 14, 2018

Cities from the sky: The best urban drone photography of the year


Drone photography is still an incredibly new and emerging art form. Just a few short years ago it would have been nigh on impossible to capture some of the images that we now see on a regular basis. It's easy to become jaded by the onslaught of drone photographs out there but a number of artists are still pushing the envelope, experimenting and finding spectacular ways to exploit this nascent medium.

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Drone photography Dronestagram Photographers Photography Gallery: SkyPixel's jaw-dropping drone photos of the year Gallery: Superb imagery from the Sony World Photography Awards Gallery: Powerful portraits and peculiar culture from the 2018 Sony World Photography Awards

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Jul 14, 2018

Closer look: Rolls-Royce Cullinan and the unlikely intersection of rugged and luxury


We've now had our first chance to take an up-close look at Rolls-Royce's most fascinating car in a long time. An ambitious and almost self-contradictory attempt to blend rugged off-road capability with uncompromising luxury, the Cullinan is a muscular tank full of technology and creature comforts.

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4WD Luxury Rolls Royce SUV Rolls-Royce SUV fancies up tailgating with deployable picnic seating Up close and personal with the stunning new Rolls-Royce Phantom Nautical Phantom ends an era for Rolls-Royce Phantom VIII: Rolls-Royce evolves its flagship

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Jul 14, 2018

Automobili Pininfarina - the full story behind the 2000 hp hypercar and the making of a new brand


The most significant automotive launch of 2018 will not be a car, but the fulfilment of the dream for the brand conceived 88 years ago by a young Battista Farina. This week Mike Hanlon spoke with Automobili Pininfarina's CEO, Michael Perschke and Chief Design Officer, Luca Borgogno, who were hosting the North American brand launch at a private event at the Wagner Hotel in New York. The pair revealed never-before-seen designs and offered unprecedented access to the company's philosophy and product road map, along with details of the first of a product line of sustainable luxury electric cars it will be revealing in 2019, and releasing in 2020.


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Jul 13, 2018

Opener launches BlackFly fixed-wing VTOL flying car that doesn't require a license


Canadian-based aviation firm Opener Inc. has unveiled its new BlackFly single-seater aircraft, which it bills as a Personal Aerial Vehicle (PAV) and the world's first ultralight all-electric fixed-wing Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft. The fully-amphibious drop-shaped flyer with fore and aft wings sporting eight electric motors has a range of 25 mi (40 km) and a top speed of 62 mph (100 km/h).

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Aircraft Flying Cars VTOL Kitty Hawk autonomous flying taxi officially unveiled Uber flags future of flying taxis with flashy new concepts Lilium plans five-seater air taxi after successful unmanned flight Version 3.0 of A

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Jul 13, 2018

Low-cost device rapidly detects mosquito-borne viruses


If the mosquitoes in a given area start carrying viruses such as Zika or Dengue, then the sooner that local health authorities know, the better. And while existing mosquito-testing procedures take at least week to deliver results, a new biosensor does so in less than an hour.

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Detection Mosquito Purdue University Virus Zika 20 million sterile mosquitoes to be released in California A faster, cheaper method of detecting Zika in mosquitoes Low-cost smartphone device seeks out Zika Catching the sun, to catch mosquitos

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Jul 13, 2018

Review: 2018 Toyota Camry aspires to become new inspiration


The 2018 Toyota Camry has been completely revamped, yet again, as Toyota continually pushes to keep its top-selling vehicle in the limelight. To its credit, the changes made to the Camry are not only comprehensive, but are very well done. There is still room for improvement, but less so than there was before.

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Hybrid Sedan Toyota Toyota gives the Prius a new look, crisper drive and estimated 55 mpg Review: 2016 Toyota Prius is a vast improvement at 54 mpg Toyota modernizes its stately $175,000 saloon with hybrid tech Toyota unveils advanced engines for 2017 and beyond

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Jul 13, 2018

Review: 2018 Toyota Camry aspires to inspire


The 2018 Toyota Camry has been completely revamped, yet again, as Toyota continually pushes to keep its top-selling vehicle in the limelight. To its credit, the changes made to the Camry are not only comprehensive, but are very well done. There is still room for improvement, but less so than there was before.

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Hybrid Sedan Toyota Toyota gives the Prius a new look, crisper drive and estimated 55 mpg Review: 2016 Toyota Prius is a vast improvement at 54 mpg Toyota modernizes its stately $175,000 saloon with hybrid tech Toyota unveils advanced engines for 2017 and beyond 2018 Lexus LS gets its hy

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Jul 13, 2018

Whisper Drone could stop the whining


Multicopter drones are neat and everything, but they do make a high-pitched whine - just image how annoying the sound of a large passenger-carrying version might be. It was with this in mind that electrical engineer Derek Schwartz recently went to Kickstarter with his Whisper Drone.

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Kickstarter Mantis lets your drone pluck things from the earth Meeting notes live streamed to remote workers from any whiteboard The Ultimate Cutting Board adds bells and whistles to the traditional cutting board Scottoiler Cycle S1 lubes your bike's chain while you ride BlackOps tricopter claims "swoopier" flight than quadcopters Aero handlebar stem

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Jul 13, 2018

BMW M Performance Parts Concept makes its debut


BMW has introduced an M Performance Parts conceptual at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The car showcases how the BMW M2 could be modified with knowledge derived from motor racing to radically reduce weight. The concept weighs over 60 kg (132 lb) less than the production model.

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2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed BMW Concept Cars VUHL slims down and muscles up with 05RR roadster Jaguar XE SV Project 8 to get Goodwood off to a powerful start Porsche ignites Goodwood with most powerful 911 ever New McLaren 570S track car sprints into Goodwood

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Jul 13, 2018

Specialized bike tool hides in steerer tube


Given that cycling multitools are only ever used when the rider is with their bike, several companies have developed tools that are permanently stored onboard the bicycle. The new SWAT Conceal Carry Tool, from Specialized, goes inside a mountain bike's suspension fork steerer tube.

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Multi-Tools Specialized Bikes fUCI concept bike flips the bird at racing rules Specialized and McLaren reunite for limited-edition $20,000 road bike Specialized Turbo claims title of world's fastest e-bike The ethics of digitally resurrecting actors Star Wars: Rogue One and Hollywood's trip through the uncanny valley

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Jul 13, 2018

Full details of McLaren 600LT revealed at Goodwood


The McLaren 600LT has debuted at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, with a full suite of technical details and limited production plans. The automaker says it's the lightest, most powerful, and quickest road-legal car in the company's Sports Series. And starting at just below a quarter of a million dollars, it's a relative bargain.

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2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed McLaren Sports Cars Jaguar XE SV Project 8 to get Goodwood off to a powerful start Porsche ignites Goodwood with most powerful 911 ever Who was fastest up the Goodwood Hillclimb this year? New McLaren 570S track car sprints into Goodwood

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Jul 13, 2018

Why Fortnite is so insanely popular right now


Fortnite - if you haven't heard of it, then welcome back to civilization, Henry David Thoreau. It's one of the most popular games in the world right now - and the most popular in in the booming battle royale genre. For the uninitiated, battle royale games see a hundred or so players thrown together into one game world, and fight for survival in a last-avatar-standing face-off as the "safe zone" relentlessly shrinks, forcing the surviving players closer and closer together to deliver the coup de grace. But why is Fortnite flying where its competitors, like PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (aka PUBG) falter? Let's take a look, shall we?

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Fortnite Gaming Latest Samsung gaming laptop will stay cool in the heat of battle Cougar allows gamers to tweak settings on the mouse itself

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Jul 13, 2018

Video: Ride along with Roborace's autonomous race car at Goodwood


This weekend, the Goodwood Festival of Speed in Chichester, UK, is hosting its annual hill climb, where sporty cars old and new zip around the Duke of Richmond's estate. This year, an autonomous race car is driving itself around the 1.16 mile track, while visitors to Goodwood also get to sit in the virtual passenger seat for an immersive ride along. Now you can see exactly what that's like in a 360° video released by Roborace.

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Jul 13, 2018

Lush greenery-covered hotel planted in Vietnam


Vo Trong Nghia Architects has long professed a desire to add more greenery to Vietnam's cities and this is reflected with its latest project, the Chicland Hotel. The extraordinary building will be almost completely covered in vegetation and squeezed into an awkward plot near the coast in Da Nang.







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Building and Construction Hotel Plants Vietnam Mammoth Vietnamese eco-resort gets government go-ahead Low-cost S House nears mass production Green-roofed kindergarten constructed in Vietnam Diamond Lotus aimed at beautifying Ho Chi Minh City

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Jul 13, 2018

Activating "grandmother neurons" could reset body clock


Humans have evolved to do stuff during the day and sleep at night, but international travel or shift work can throw off that natural rhythm. Finding ways to reset this circadian clock could be key, and now researchers at Washington University in St Louis have isolated a small cluster of "grandmother" neurons that tell the rest of the brain when to go to bed, and found that stimulating those could help combat jet lag.

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Brain Circadian Rhythms Neuroscience Sleep Washington University in St. Louis Can synthetic molecules conquer jet lag? Mouse livers nearly double in size at night

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Jul 13, 2018

Converted bridge control stations take tiny living to Amsterdam's canals


The canals of Amsterdam are an iconic part of the city's landscape, and the defunct stations once used to control their traffic are now serving as an intimate way to experience them. Visitors to the Dutch capital can now book a stay in a former bridge keeper's cabin, offering unique waterfront accommodation with a historical flavor.

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Amsterdam Hotel Tiny Footprint Cluster of shipping containers form modular startup incubator for Amsterdam W Amsterdam promises guests Whatever/Whenever service Gallery: Amsterdam's out-there modern architecture MX3D gets go-ahead for 3D-printed bridge in Amsterdam

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Jul 13, 2018

First production Solo three-wheeler EV rolls off the assembly line


Electra Meccanica has kicked production of its US$15,000 electric three-wheeler into high gear. The first of the fully-enclosed Solo cars has rolled off the line at a new production facility that's gearing up to build 75,000 of these quirky getabouts in the next three years.

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Electric Vehicles Three-Wheeler Solo EV delivered to first US customer $5,700 electric micro-car seats 3, or carries 360 lb of cargo Electra Meccanica three-wheeler lets efficient motorists fly Solo Three-wheeled Solo electric vehicle motors past Elio on way to market Vanderhall goes electric for latest open air roadster

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Jul 13, 2018

Fermi Telescope locates extragalactic source of "ghost particles"


About 3.7 billion years ago, when life was just beginning to take hold on this planet, a neutrino was thrown out of a blazar and launched towards Earth - and it just landed. The ghostly particle was detected by the IceCube Neutrino Observatory in Antarctica and traced back to its distant point of origin with NASA's Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope, helping to confirm the most distant source of neutrinos ever identified.

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Antarctic Fermi Galaxy NASA Neutrino Particle physics Telescope South Pole turned into giant neutrino

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Jul 12, 2018

Rare double asteroid scoots by Earth


Observations from three major world observatories confirm that a very rare binary asteroid came within a cosmic whisker of Earth. On June 21, 2017, the near-Earth asteroid 2017 YE5 (actually two asteroids 3,000 ft (900 m) in diameter orbiting one another) passed within 3.7 million (6 million km) of our planet for the first time in 170 years before heading out into deep space.

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Asteroid NASA First international asteroid tracking exercise proves a success NASA releases US asteroid strike preparedness plan Asteroid's close encounter puts global tracking network to the test ESA wants to send a spacecraft to watch asteroid deflection experiment New study explai

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Jul 12, 2018

SiliconX: Scientists hail new alloy as missing ingredient for next-gen batteries


For years, scientists have seen silicon as a hugely promising material in the world of lithium-ion batteries. The primary reason for this is that using it as the anode could mean batteries with 10 times the capacity of current versions - at least in theory. But in reality, it easily breaks apart as the battery goes through its charging cycles. Scientists at Norway's Institute for Energy Technology are now claiming to have overcome this problem with a new material it calls SiliconX.

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Batteries Battery Lithium-ion Norway Silicon Lithium-ion battery boost could come from "caging" silicon in graphene Silicon sawdust - coming soon to a battery near you?

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Jul 12, 2018

VR therapist helps patients overcome fear of heights in Oxford study


A new study from researchers at Oxford University has used a virtual reality-based treatment to help people overcome a clinically significant fear of heights. The VR treatment is the first to demonstrate the effectiveness of a completely automated therapy guided by a computer-generated virtual therapist that responds to the patient's voice.

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Fear Oxford University Phobia Psychology University of Oxford Virtual Reality VR Ultrasound remotely bursts heat-sensitive capsules, delivering drugs directly to tumors Love thy neighbor: Birds

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Jul 12, 2018

Experimental spaceplane engine completes multiple test firings


DARPA's Phantom Express experimental spaceplane took a step closer to flight as Aerojet Rocketdyne announced that the AR-22 booster rocket engine successfully completed 10 test firings in 240 hours at NASA's Stennis Space Center. Based on the Space Shuttle main engine, the new variant is designed for rapid recycling as part of an effort to create an aircraft-like launch vehicle that can send satellites into orbit as rapidly as airliners leave airports.

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Rocket From Earth to orbit using a single-stage rocket Electron rocket failure caused by ground error ARCA's revolutionary aerospike engine completed and ready for testing First Phantom Express spaceplane engine completed

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Jul 12, 2018

The original Paleo Diet: Ancient Iceman's stomach contents reveal last meal


In 1991, a pair of German tourists stumbled onto the remarkably well-preserved corpse of a man, frozen in the ice of the Eastern Italian Alps. The body turned out to be 5,300 years old, and Ötzi - as he's since come to be known - has taught us a lot about the Copper Age world he came from, including men's fashion of the time. The newest lesson comes from an analysis of his stomach contents, indicating an unexpectedly high-fat diet of meat interspersed with cereals and strangely, toxic bracken.

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Archeology Europe Food History Ice University of Technology Sydney World's oldest axe fragment found in Australia

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Jul 12, 2018

Uno Bolt one-wheeled scooter gets a li'l sidekick


It was just a year ago that we heard about the Uno Bolt, a rather nifty one-wheeled self-balancing electric scooter. Well, if it was still just a bit "too much" scooter for you, it's now got a little sibling named the Mini.

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Indiegogo Scooter Self Balancing Unicycle Retro-cool electric self-balancing unicycle rides out The story of the RYNO electric microcycle - in the inventor's own words EcoBoomer iGo joins the self-balancing electric unicycle parade Feet on: InMotion's R2 self-balancing transporter

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Jul 12, 2018

Tiny cycling power meter mounts on a bike's valve stem


Ordinarily, cycling power meters are mounted on the crank, pedal, or sometimes even the rider's shoe. The AroFly, however, takes a different approach - it threads onto the rear tire's Schrader or Presta valve stem. It's also claimed to be the world's smallest power meter.

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Cycling World's Smallest Man uses 3D printer to create "world's smallest" power drill World's tiniest house built to demo game-changing tech PocketSprite is tiny on size, big on game selection Hobbyist creates world's smallest functional circular saw

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Jul 12, 2018

California chosen to host Daimler/Bosch self-driving pilot project


Bosch and Daimler plan to use a city in central California as a test bed for in-town automated driving systems. The companies have been working together on self-driving vehicles for some time and have signed an agreement with Nvidia, of Silicon Valley, which will provide computing power.

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Autonomous Vehicles Bosch Daimler NVIDIA Self-Driving Self driving cars Daimler turns to Bosch to deliver self-driving cars sooner Uber opens its ride-sharing network to self-driving Daimlers Dai

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Jul 12, 2018

Floating park built using recycled waste plastic opens in Rotterdam


As the Ocean Cleanup Project readies its mighty floating barriers for collecting waste plastic from the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, a similarly green project much closer to its home has opened a floating park in Rotterdam's harbor. The Recycled Park features connected hexagonal blocks made from waste plastic.

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Floating Plastic waste Recreational Recycled Rotterdam Tourism Dolní Morava's Sky Walk has visitors walking tall Autopilot system for recreational boating responds to threats before they occur

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Jul 12, 2018

The Space offers luxury off-grid living at a high price


Though still in the concept stage at present, the Space is an off-grid home that packs some neat technology, including smartphone integration. The firm is currently working on a prototype, however its price means it'll only be a viable option for those with deep pockets.





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Building and Construction Home House Luxury Off-grid Pyramid-shaped glazed roof lets home owners enjoy 360 degree views Luxury concrete house takes the sting out of the Indian summer Stunning green-roofed villa blends into Greek hill

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Jul 12, 2018

Pop-up book to revive Sega's arcade glory days


A new book hopes to revive some classic Sega arcade cabinets of yesteryear as pop-up paper sculptures. The project, titled Sega Arcade: Pop-Up History will feature some of the early 80s classics of game designer Yu Suzuki during his time at Sega's legendary AM2 division, specifically Hang-On, Space Harrier, Out Run, Thunder Blade and After Burner. The book is currently a quarter of the way towards its £40,000 (US$53,000) Kickstarter goal.

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Kickstarter Retro Sega Bicymple Nuvo is a penny farthing for modern times The world's smallest phone doesn't look big on practicality Rollei's boxy TLR camera rises again as an "Instant Kamera" Reflex camera updates analog shooting

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Jul 12, 2018

Apple launches revamped MacBook Pros with faster specs for more demanding users


There are new MacBook Pros in town, upgraded to fit the latest i5 and i7 processor chipsets from Intel, and with extra RAM and storage capacities to boot. As for the actual design of these laptops, that remains the same for now - and the Touch Bar is sticking around, too.

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Apple Computers Laptop MacBook Pro MacBook Pro with Touch Bar review: More than a touch overpriced First look: New MacBook Pro without Touch Bar could be a solid upgrade 2016 Apple MacBook Comparison Guide Touchy-feely new MacBook Pros are smaller, faster and more expensive

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Jul 12, 2018

Giant black granite sarcophagus unearthed in Egypt


A massive black granite sarcophagus has been discovered in Egypt. It was found in a tomb 5 meters (16 feet) below the surface alongside an alabaster sculpture of a male head, thought to be that of the occupant. The lid of the 265-cm (104-in) sarcophagus is sealed with mortar, indicating that it has not been removed in its 2,000-year entombment. The find occurred in Alexandria, and is thought to be the largest sarcophagus ever discovered there.

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Science

Archeology This iceman wouldn't be caught dead in any old leather Debate stirs over mysterious "void" found inside Egypt's Great Pyramid Startling fossil find shows Homo Sapiens is 100,000 years older than previously thought "Digital deforestation" reveals lost Mayan city Turning to "SmartWater

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Jul 12, 2018

Student designs and builds underwater jetpack, aims to start production in 2019


The UK's Archie O'Brien had a dream of zipping below the waters off Iceland or swimming with dolphins off the coast of Bora Bora. He looked at contraptions that would pull him along underwater at speed - something like the AquaJet H2 or Scubalec, for example - but everything already available proved beyond his reach. So he decided to design and build the Cuda underwater jetpack, which will be going into production early next year.

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3D Printing Scuba Swimming Underwater Scaled-down "scooter" doubles up on props Snorkellers should get a kick out of this arm-mounted jet drive

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Jul 12, 2018

First driverless, electric, off-road logging truck rolls into Goodwood


It might not be the quickest vehicle at the event, but Swedish transport company Einride has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed to reveal the T-log, an autonomous, electric logging truck. Incorporating some unusual purpose-built design for the niche logging market, the vehicle is designed to go off-road and to navigate forest roads with and without loads.

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Automotive

Autonomous Vehicles Einride Electric truck Electric Vehicles Self-Driving Truck Volvo's electric garbage truck to clean up in Germany next year Electric smart trucks charging toward market

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Jul 12, 2018

Einride unveils first driverless, electric, off-road logging truck at Goodwood


It might not be the quickest vehicle at the event, but Swedish transport company Einride has chosen the Goodwood Festival of Speed to reveal the T-log, an autonomous, electric logging truck. Incorporating some unusual purpose-built design for the niche logging market, the vehicle is designed to go off-road and to navigate forest roads with and without loads.

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Autonomous Vehicles Einride Electric truck Electric Vehicles Self-Driving Truck Volvo's electric garbage truck to clean up in Germany next year Electric smart trucks charging toward market

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Jul 12, 2018

Ocean Cleanup's plastic-catching barriers stand tall in Pacific tow tests


The Ocean Cleanup Project is edging ever closer to the rollout of its first plastic collection barriers, continuing to assemble the pieces at its base before towing it some 1,200 nautical miles (2,200 km) out to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. And the team is increasingly confident that it can make the journey, with the latest testing indicating that can stand up to stormy ocean conditions.

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Environment

Ocean Ocean Cleanup project Plastics Plastic waste Ocean Cleanup Project moves into old naval station ahead of mid-year deployment Ocean Cleanup's first trash-catching trials cut short by busted boom Ocean Cleanup Project's trash-catching prototype takes to

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Jul 12, 2018

Ancient stone tools found in China shake up human ancestor timeline (again)


Archaeologists have discovered ancient tools and bones in China that, once again, shake up the timeline of the human origin story. The items are more than two million years old, indicating that early hominins had spread much further east earlier than previously thought.

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Archeology Bones China Evolution History Human Tools This iceman wouldn't be caught dead in any old leather Newly discovered Homo naledi lived alongside our early ancestors

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Jul 12, 2018

New Ariel Atom 4 prepares to slaughter cars 10 times its price


Pound for pound, price for performance, there has never been a more focused production sports car than the Ariel Atom - and the new Atom 4 takes things up a notch. With a 320-hp engine, and significant revisions throughout the car, you can now get 2.8-seconds-to-60 mph (96.5 km/h) performance for around US$53,000.

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Automotive

Ariel Ariel Atom Sports Cars Supercars Dallara funnels decades of racing experience into its own, doorless street supercar Ferrari's ludicrous FXX-K Evo: An aerodynamics lab on wheels McLaren 600LT launches with deadly cool exhaust gimmick DSD Design chases Ferrari and Porsche

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Jul 12, 2018

Airbus welcomes A220 series to the family


The Airbus Group's stable got a bit larger on July 11 as an A220 made its first appearance in Airbus livery. Coming fresh from the paint shop, the A220-300 landed at the company's Henri-Ziegler Delivery Centre near Toulouse, France at 12:25 pm CEST as an audience of media and Airbus employees looked on.

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Airbus Aircraft Bombardier Airbus turns aircraft cargo bays into spacious sleeping berths Emirates throws world's largest passenger aircraft a lifeline Pagani highlights the open sky in Airbus business jet cabin Bombardier delivers first wide-seated, big-windowed CS100 to SWISS Electric airc

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Jul 12, 2018

Researchers discover why the CRISPR gene editing system sometimes fails


The CRISPR gene editing revolution is less than a decade old and scientists are still learning how best to deploy this ground-breaking technique. A team from the University of Illinois at Chicago has recently discovered why the technique sometimes fails, uncovering a novel insight into the new process that will hopefully make future research more efficient and effective.

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CRISPR DNA Genetic engineering Genetics RNA FDA hits pause on one of the first US human clinical trials to use CRISPR Scientific journal officially retracts controversial CRISPR study New CRISPR tools

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Jul 11, 2018

Starlight study illuminates Earth-like traits of a neighboring rocky exoplanet


A rocky planet with Earth-like temperatures just 11 light years away from us caused quite a stir when it was discovered last year. Its close proximity and potential to harbor alien life made it a good candidate for further study, and scientists continuing to poke around this pocket of the universe are continuing to unravel its mysteries, with new findings shedding further light on its composition.

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Carnegie Mellon Exoplanet Computer learns to read body language - right down to the fingers Energy-efficient vertical farm to fight food poverty New tech spares oncoming drivers' eyes from your high beam headlights Omnidrectional robot moves on an electrically charged ball to keep things

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Jul 11, 2018

Anti-aging senolytics drugs found to improve mice health and lifespan


Short of stumbling onto a genie or the Fountain of Youth, most of us accept aging as an inevitable part of life - but maybe it doesn't have to be. An emerging class of drugs called senolytics has been found to help restore the body to a more youthful state, and a new study has used a drug compound to extend the lifespan and improve the general health of older mice.

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Aging anti-aging Cells Drug Drugs U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) How a promising Alzheimer's drug turns back the cellular clock Future anti-aging drugs could flip a "metabolic switch" t

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Jul 11, 2018

Stanford AI can predict negative side effects of millions of drug combinations


When a doctor prescribes a patient more than one drug simultaneously, they currently have virtually no way to predict whether that combination of pharmaceuticals will have an adverse side effect. A new system from a team of computer scientists at Stanford University presents a novel solution - an AI-driven computer system than can predict the consequences of combining two drugs.

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Artificial Intelligence Deep Learning Drugs Medication Stanford University Scientist creates a scorpion-milking machine Printable medication delivers several drugs in one dose

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Jul 11, 2018

De Rosa and Pininfarina double up on double-duty commuter bike


Although we're used to seeing fairly exotic-looking road bikes, city bikes generally tend to be rather boring and business-like. But that certainly isn't the case with De Rosa's new Metamorphosis. It was made in collaboration with famed Italian design house Pininfarina, and can also be set up as a gravel bike.

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Pininfarina Pininfarina's first residential tower opens its doors in Brazil 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder sets world auction record price - US$11 million Pininfarina sets its design prowess to evolving the e-bike Pininfarina applies its famous curves to a superyacht Pininfarina is now offering a luxury e-bike

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Jul 11, 2018

Landmark Australian trial wipes out 80 per cent of disease-spreading mosquitoes


An impressive Australian trial that released millions of sterilized male mosquitoes in Queensland has resulted in a more than 80 percent drop in the population of this disease-spreading insect. The international collaboration involved scientists from Australia's James Cook University (JCU) and the CSIRO, working with a new mosquito-rearing technology developed by Verily, an independent subsidiary of Google's parent company Alphabet.

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Environment

Australia CSIRO Insect Mosquito 20 million sterile mosquitoes to be released in California Mosquitos inspire pain-free micro-needle Secrets of mosquito flight captured on high-speed cameras

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Jul 11, 2018

SkyGuardian drone completes historic transatlantic flight


A General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) SkyGuardian drone made history today by becoming the first Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to complete a transatlantic flight. At 6:51 pm BST, the unmanned aircraft touched down at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England after a flight of 3,760 nm (4,327 mi, 6,963 km) from Grand Forks, North Dakota that took 24 hours and two minutes.

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Royal Air Force UAV SkyGuardian drone to make transatlantic flight SkyGuardian UAV embarks on milestone transatlantic flight Testing begins on budget JDAM guided-bombs with the MQ-9 Reaper UAV

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Jul 11, 2018

TyreWiz wirelessly helps cyclists handle the pressure


As any serious cyclist knows, tire pressure can make a huge difference in how a bike performs. That's why most of us check it before heading out on a ride. Quarq's new TyreWiz, however, lets cyclists continuously monitor their tire pressure as they're riding.

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Bicycles

Cycling Tires CycleAT transmits real-time pressure readings from bike tires Bike tire lever has an inflated sense of purpose Airshot gives tubeless mountain bike tires a kick in the seating Tire-inflating bike hub could be something to crow about RideAir takes the hard work out of roadside bike tire-pumping

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Jul 11, 2018

iBeat smartwatch is ready to call for heart help


There are already plenty of smartwatches that allow fitness-conscious users to monitor their heart rate. The iBeat Heart Watch also tracks heart rates, but it can additionally summon help if it detects that something is wrong.

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Wearables

Heart attack Heart Rate Monitor Smartwatch The best smartwatches of 2017 Ticwatch Pro smartwatch features dual screens for longer battery life Mechanical and smartwatch design come together in Frederique Constant Hybrid Manufacture "Escape from New York" watch merges '80s grit with modern smartwatch functionality Shell smartwatch tra

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Jul 11, 2018

LEDs cut seabird death toll from fishing by 85 percent


According to scientists from the University of Exeter, an estimated 400,000 diving seabirds die annually by getting caught in gill nets intended to catch fish. A new study indicates that the majority of those deaths could be avoided, however, if the nets were to be equipped with inexpensive green LEDs.

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Environment

Birds Conservation Fishing University of Exeter Hookpod protects hungry birds from longline fishing Drones provide birdsong researchers with flying ears How infecting carp with herpes can help save dying river systems Electronic eggs aid vulture rescue efforts

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Jul 11, 2018

Sustainable skyscraper is sculpted for the wind


Adrian Smith Gordon Gill Architecture (AS GG) has unveiled a new glazed skyscraper for Toronto, Canada. Due to begin construction in 2019, the 46-story office building is slated for LEED Platinum (a green building standard), and will feature a tapering form that's designed to reduce the effects of the wind.

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Architecture

Building and Construction LEED Skyscrapers Toronto Accordion-style unfolding tower takes out eVolo's 2018 Skyscraper Competition China's "Walking Stick" tower tops out at 597 m tall How long should a skyscraper live for? Beyoncé's backside begets bootylicious building

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Jul 11, 2018

Daimler previews all-electric public transport future with premiere of eCitaro city bus


Ahead of the 2018 IAA Commercial Vehicles expo in Hannover, Germany, this September, Daimler Buses has announced the world debut of the eCitaro electric city bus from Mercedes-Benz. The reveal is part of a push to eventually replace combustion engine-powered city buses in a few short years.

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Automotive

Daimler Electric bus Electric Vehicles Mercedes-Benz EvoBus signs up first customer for fully electric Mercedes-Benz Citaro bus Daimler gets on board shift to electric school buses Italian Volt presents electric flat tracker at Monza Reunion

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Jul 11, 2018

5 dumb phones that are still a luddite's best friend


It's a cliché to say we're addicted to our smartphones, isn't it? You know: any spare moment, there we are, SnapBooking our WhatsFaces or adding likes to our tweet-zones. The fact is smartphones are pretty useful - you can check the weather on one, book a holiday, or take beautiful photos of a lovely vista or cat. But that's as nothing compared to the phones of yore! In those days, phones were real phones - you made calls on them, sent the odd text, and … that was about it. But they were just better - not for any reasons - but just because. Here are five of the finest that prove it beyond any doubt.

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Mobile Technology

Motorola Motorola RAZR Nokia Phone Sony Ericsson Self-driving shuttle buses hit the streets of Stockholm Facebook joins forces with Samsung,

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Jul 11, 2018

Review: 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT Sport brings Europe to America


The 2018 Elantra GT is effectively the European version of the Elantra, brought to the US and only lightly modified to fit the market. The GT Sport adds the goodness of turbocharging to the generally underpowered GT base model. We spent a week with this fun hatchback and were pretty impressed.

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Automotive

Hot hatch Hyundai Sport Hyundai i30 SR Premium: Warm, but in the best way Hyundai heats up its i30 hatch with N performance trim Hyundai injects a pinch of sportiness into the Elantra Elantra GT Sport is a hot i30 by any other name Review: 2017 Hyundai Elantra

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Jul 11, 2018

Haibike's 2019 Flyon e-bike range packs beauty and brawn


Built around carbon frames with integrated, air-cooled Yamaha batteries, as well as the high-torque 120-Nm TQ 120S mid-drive motor, Haibike's 2019 Flyon range features hidden wiring, beautiful displays and one monster of a headlight. They're expensive, but boy are they pretty.

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Bicycles

ebikes Electric Bicycle Haibike Ruffian is a German e-bike in Californian chopper clothing BMX-inspired e-bike can run on the power of the Sun Delfast promises 236-mile range or 50-mph performance from e-bike range Düsenspeed delivers motorbike performance in retro-inspired e-bike bodies Neematic throttles

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Jul 11, 2018

Jarvish X-AR smart motorcycle helmet brings Alexa along for the ride


It's not Tony Stark's Jarvis assistant, but it's Jarv … ish? The Jarvish X-AR is another smart heads-up motorcycle helmet with all the trimmings, from a basic HUD to 360-degree cameras and voice-controlled commands. And now it's being upgraded to feature augmented reality and Alexa voice assistant integration.

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Motorcycles

Amazon Alexa Augmented Reality HUD Smart Helmet DigiLens partners with Sena to produce augmented reality motorcycle helmets Amazon's new tablets add Alexa, enhanced specs Budget 4K TVs get Fire TV and Alexa smarts built in

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Jul 11, 2018

200-million year old monster pushes back the clock on giant dinosaurs


Most of the classic creatures that come to mind when you think of dinosaurs are from the Cretaceous period, when evolution seems to have hit its stride and splashed out with things like the huge, long-necked sauropods. But dinosaurs weren't always giants - during the earlier Triassic period they were mostly chicken-sized critters, and they didn't really grow to be massive until the Jurassic. Now, the discovery of a new species in Argentina is pushing back the clock on dinosaur gigantism by up to 30 million years.

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Dinosaurs Evolution Paleontology Ice Age bones discovered inside inescapable "black hole" Saharan school-bus-sized sauropod patches up fossil record Mother of all lizards? World's oldest lizard fossil drags their origins back 75 milli

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Jul 11, 2018

Nvidia's new AI takes a one-stop approach to fixing grainy photos


If you've ever taken a photo in low light you've probably encountered the grainy effect that can dilute the finished product. A new AI tool could prove an incredibly easy way to remove this so-called noise, with the ability to automatically produce a clean image after analyzing only the corrupted version.

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Digital Cameras

Artificial Intelligence Imaging MIT NVIDIA Photography AI cancer diagnosis tool comes out of stealth mode in China Can neural networks pick the perfect present? NVIDIA's credit card-sized machine le

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Jul 11, 2018

Brava countertop oven cooks with visible and infrared light


The kitchen is a rich mine for startups trying to come up with "new" gadgets that are right on the cusp of being over-engineered. In that vein, a company called Brava is launching a countertop oven that cooks food quickly and thoroughly using visible and infrared light, and if you cut through the marketing faff it looks like there might just be a useful product hiding under there.

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Cooking Food Food technology Gadgets Infrared Kitchen Oven The best new camping gear and gadgets for 2016 and beyond Wired wood: Gizmag's top ten wooden gadgets

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Jul 11, 2018

Bristly doggy toothbrush lets your hound do the grunt work


Brushing your own teeth might seem like enough of a chore for some people, let alone having to give your dog's chompers a once over before going to bed, too. The American Veterinary Medical Association does say, however, that brushing a pet's teeth regularly is the best way to maintain their oral health, and Bristly is a new tool designed to let them do the grunt work.

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Pets

Dogs Kickstarter Teeth Chiiz sonic toothbrush is designed to give a 30-second all-teeth clean Dawg Tag is made to keep you from getting a hot dog Amabrush promises an all-teeth clean in 10 seconds Powered toothbrush winds up for battery-free brushing

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Jul 11, 2018

Ultrasound remotely bursts heat-sensitive capsules delivering drugs directly to tumors


A promising new cancer drug delivery system has successfully passed early human safety trials. The treatment delivers cancer drugs in heat-activated capsules to tumors in the liver and then uses a focused ultrasound beam to remotely trigger the targeted release of their drug payload.

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Medical

Cancer Drug delivery Tumors Ultrasound University of Oxford Researchers use ultrasound waves to improve GI tract drug delivery Engineering 'lego-like' proteins to create color ultrasounds Ultrasound used to "jump

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Jul 11, 2018

Ultrasound remotely bursts heat-sensitive capsules, delivering drugs directly to tumors


A promising new cancer drug delivery system has successfully passed early human safety trials. The treatment delivers cancer drugs in heat-activated capsules to tumors in the liver and then uses a focused ultrasound beam to remotely trigger the targeted release of their drug payload.

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Medical

Cancer Drug delivery Tumors Ultrasound University of Oxford Researchers use ultrasound waves to improve GI tract drug delivery Engineering 'lego-like' proteins to create color ultrasounds Ultrasound used to "jum

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Jul 10, 2018

Rotating charger cable stays flexible to avoid the fray


A shiny new charging cable might be able to withstand a few months of being bent into shape, but give it enough time and those wires will start to give way. The USB93 is a rather clever solution to this dilemma, using a rotating ball to avoid undue stress on the cable and keep things in working order.

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Computers

Cable Charger Kickstarter USB Super-tough portable box keeps gadgets safe, dry and charged SnapPower adds USB power to any wall outlet, no rewiring required The diminutive Nipper charges your phone with two AA batteries Is the Dart the world's smallest laptop charger?

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Jul 10, 2018

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer's: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease


Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to lead to dementia. The researchers describe the discovery as like finding the "Big Bang" of Alzheimer's disease, and it's hoped the work leads to new treatments and ways to detect the disease before major symptoms take hold.

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Medical

Alzheimer's Disease Brain Dementia Can aspirin reduce Alzheimer's symptoms? Not really ... Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug One night of sleep deprivation leads to increase in Alzheimer's protein

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Jul 10, 2018

CERN chip enables first 3D color X-ray images of the human body


Medical X-ray scans have long been stuck in the black-and-white, silent-movie era. Sure, the contrast helps doctors spot breaks and fractures in bones, but more detail could help pinpoint other problems. Now, a company from New Zealand has developed a bioimaging scanner that can produce full color, three dimensional images of bones, lipids, and soft tissue, thanks to a sensor chip developed at CERN for use in the Large Hadron Collider.

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Medical

3D CERN Color CT scan Imaging Large Hadron Collider Medical Imaging New Zealand X-ray

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Jul 10, 2018

Prodrive electrifies its ultralight Hummingbird folding bike


Power-to-weight ratio is a measure we're used to hearing in conversations about ultra-powerful supercars subjected to lightweighting programs, but British e-bike manufacturer Prodrive brings it to a discussion about small, folding e-bikes. A follow-up to the "world's lightest folding bike," the Hummingbird Electric is billed as the world's lightest folding e-bike. With a weight of just 23 lb (10.4 kg), it doesn't need the biggest motor in the garage to flaunt its power-to-weight ratio proudly.

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Bicycles

Electric Bicycle Foldable bike Folding Oru upgrades folding kayak for faster unfurling Tern jolts the Vektron folding e-bike to life Oru launches a quicker, entry level folding kayak

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Jul 10, 2018

Israeli group announces plans for February 2019 Moon landing


Israel has put in its bid to be the fourth nation to reach the Moon and the first privately-funded mission to do so. Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and the nonprofit SpaceIL today outlined plans to send up an unmanned spacecraft that will make a lunar landing on February 13, 2019.

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Space

Google Lunar XPRIZE Israel Moon XPrize breathes new life into failed moon landing competition Lunar XPrize finalists to shoot for the moon in 2017 Moon Express to begin commercially harvesting lunar rocks in 2020 After a decade, Google's Lunar XPrize is set to end with no winner

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Jul 10, 2018

Large meta-study concludes multivitamins don't improve cardiovascular health


A new meta-study, gathering data from over two million participants, has concluded that multivitamins and mineral supplements do not improve cardiovascular health or protect against heart attack and stroke. The systematic review suggests if a person is generally healthy then multivitamin/mineral dietary supplements confer no cardiovascular benefits.

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Health & Wellbeing

Cardiovascular Health Heart Disease Minerals Strokes Large-scale study finds most vitamin and mineral supplements have no positive effect Mechanism uncovered explaining how coffee could help protect your heart

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Jul 10, 2018

SkyGuardian UAV embarks on milestone transatlantic flight


General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc's (GA-ASI) SkyGuardian drone set out today on its historic transatlantic flight. At 12:48 pm CDT, the MQ-9B Medium-altitude, Long-endurance (MALE) Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) took off from the company's Flight Test and Training Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota and is on its way to RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, England.

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Military

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Predator Reaper UAV MQ-9 Reaper Big Wing sets Predator flight endurance record SkyGuardian drone to make transatlantic flight MQ-9B SkyGuardian sets new Predator endurance record

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