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Oct 22, 2018

Asus All-in-One computer rocks wireless charging in its base


If you're short on space, an All-in-One computer setup makes a lot of sense - which squeezes a desktop computer and monitor into one package. The latest such workstation from Asus features a 4K screen and a base where you can place your smartphone down for a quick wireless top-up.

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Oct 22, 2018

Coffee-powered tiny house isn't your average cup of joe


A lot of people rely on coffee to make it through the day, but this is the first time we've seen a tiny house that needs its own supply of java. Luxury tiny house builder New Frontier Tiny Homes has teamed up with Dunkin' Donuts, actress Olivia Wilde and a sustainable biochemical company to produce the unique promotional project.



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Oct 22, 2018

Pixii rangefinder uses a smartphone for image display and storage


Most camera makers have added Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to their models over the last few years, allowing for wireless image transfer and smartphone-based remote operation. A new digital rangefinder from France's Pixii SAS cements that joining of technologies even more by doing away with the rear panel and gives the job of image display and storage to a paired smartphone.

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Oct 22, 2018

Self-contained station recycles water for hand-washing


Not all wastewater is created equal - it may not be drinkable, but some of what goes down the drain is perfectly fine for watering the garden or flushing toilets. Water used for hand-washing is relatively easy to treat for reuse, and now engineers at ETH Zurich have built and tested a standalone hand-washing station for use in public places and developing countries that can do just that.

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Oct 22, 2018

?Bizarre Volerian aircraft design replaces jets and props with flapping wings


There are no powered spinning propellers in nature. When evolution has found an advantage to producing thrust in a fluid, it has done it mainly by flapping things back and forth - and a new VTOL aircraft propulsion system aims to do the same with a series of flapping wings mounted in large ducts.

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Oct 22, 2018

Alien life could be wiped out by outbursts from violent young stars


In the hunt for extraterrestrial life, it makes sense to look for places that have similar conditions to Earth. But the majority of stars in our Milky Way aren't Sun-like - they're the smaller and cooler red dwarfs. To determine how well these stars might be able to support life, A NASA program is using Hubble to monitor their flare activity, and the first results don't paint a positive picture.

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Oct 21, 2018

Massive Stratolaunch aircraft hits 90 mph on road to maiden flight


After successfully completing low-speed taxi testing earlier this year, the giant Stratolaunch aircraft successfully hit a new milestone recently, reaching 90 mph (145 km/h) during its latest stage of runway testing. The announcement comes days after billionaire co-founder of the company Paul Allen passed away, just months before his long-dreamed creation finally hits the sky.

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Oct 21, 2018

Stefano Boeri's vertical forest takes the form of riverside apartments in Italy


Italian architect Stefano Boeri's vertical forest buildings have now taken root in Milan, Switzerland, France and China. For his latest project, his firm is now returning to its homeland with plans to construct an "Urban Forest" consisting of riverside apartment blocks shrouded in plants and trees.

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Oct 21, 2018

Earthquake vibrations suggest Earth's inner core is solid but squishy


With more than 5,000 km (3,000 mi) of rock between us and the Earth's core, it's hard to get a clear look at what's going on down there. It's long been thought that the inner core is a solid ball of iron, but direct evidence is hard to come by. Now, researchers from the Australian National University (ANU) have detected a type of seismic wave passing through the core that only propagates through solid objects.

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Oct 21, 2018

Classic Massive Attack album encoded in DNA and put into spray paint


Earlier this year iconic British electronic music group Massive Attack revealed it was storing its classic album Mezzanine in DNA molecules. Now, it has been announced the synthetic DNA will be available in a limited release of spray paint cans, with each spray can estimated to contain around one million copies of the album.

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Oct 21, 2018

New study bolsters hypothesis that herpes virus causes Alzheimer's


A new review article published in the journal Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience has summarized the most recent evidence supporting the controversial hypothesis that Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) is a major causal factor for Alzheimer's disease. The article makes particular note of new population data out of Taiwan, finding that people infected with HSV1 are much more likely to develop senile dementia.

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Oct 21, 2018

Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix watch combines 15 functions with Swiss craftsmanship


Swiss watchmaker Vacheron Constantin likes to show off its technical skills and does so again with Les Cabinotiers Grand Complication Phoenix - a mechanical Grand Complication wristwatch that boasts 15 functions. Sealed inside a solid 18K gold case, the one-off model is a showpiece of miniaturization and craftsmanship.

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Oct 21, 2018

BepiColombo's journey to Mercury relies on ion power


The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission is on its way to Mercury, but instead of coasting to the smallest planet in the Solar System, it will be helped along by four state-of-the-art ion thrusters developed by an industrial consortium led by British company QinetiQ. The new solar-electric propulsion system in conjunction with a series of nine planetary flybys will allow the unmanned spacecraft to reach its destination against the pull of the Sun's gravity.

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Oct 21, 2018

BepiColumbo's journey to Mercury relies on ion power


The ESA-JAXA BepiColombo mission is on its way to Mercury, but instead of coasting to the smallest planet in the Solar System, it will be helped along by four state-of-the-art ion thrusters developed by an industrial consortium led by British company QinetiQ. The new solar-electric propulsion system in conjunction with a series of nine planetary flybys will allow the unmanned spacecraft to reach its destination against the pull of the Sun's gravity.

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ESA ion engine JAXA Mercury

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Oct 21, 2018

GE unveils new supersonic commercial jet engine


GE Avionics gives us a glimpse at the revival of civilian supersonic flight as it reveals a new family of engines designed to fly faster than the speed of sound. Called the Affinity, the new engine will be incorporated into Aerion Supersonic's Aerion AS2 supersonic business jet, which is being developed in partnership with Lockheed Martin, GE Aviation and Honeywell and could cut the time of a transatlantic flight by three hours.

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Oct 20, 2018

Atmospheric water harvester takes out $1.5m XPrize


Two years ago, XPrize extended its list of pioneering technology competitions with a new contest aimed at the problem of global water security. After revealing the five finalists earlier in the year, the foundation has today announced the grand prize winner, which outshone almost 100 competitors with its superior ability to harvest fresh water from thin air.

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Oct 20, 2018

Legal marijuana: The world watches as Canada's massive social experiment begins


As Canada becomes only the second country in the world to legalize recreational marijuana the world is closely watching for the country will offer the grandest social experiment we have ever seen in drug legalization and may help answer some questions that have been divisively debated for decades.

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Oct 20, 2018

Arresting nature: The winners of the 2018 Landscape Photographer of the Year


Painterly valleys, evocative storms, and chilly mountain vistas feature in the winning images for this year's Landscape Photographer of the Year, a unique photographic competition that is designed to showcase the British countryside.

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Oct 20, 2018

BepiColumbo on its way to Mercury after successful launch


ESA's first mission to the planet Mercury lifted off today from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. At 10:45 pm GFT (October 20, 01:45 GMT), the BepiColumbo spacecraft rose on a tail of fire into the night atop an Ariane 5 booster on the start of a voyage that will take seven years and a total travel distance of 9 billion km (5.6 billion mi) to cover the 240 million km (149 million mi) between Earth and the closest planet to the Sun.

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ESA JAXA Mercury

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Oct 20, 2018

BepiColombo on its way to Mercury after successful launch


ESA's first mission to the planet Mercury lifted off today from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. At 10:45 pm GFT (October 20, 01:45 GMT), the BepiColombo spacecraft rose on a tail of fire into the night atop an Ariane 5 booster on the start of a voyage that will take seven years and a total travel distance of 9 billion km (5.6 billion mi) to cover the 240 million km (149 million mi) between Earth and the closest planet to the Sun.

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ESA JAXA Mercury

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Oct 19, 2018

ECG patch is made to sniff out stress


It would be an understatement to say that a lot of people suffer from too much stress. Unfortunately, though, it can sometimes be difficult to determine just what the causes of that stress are. VivaLNK's new Vital Scout is designed to help you find out.

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Oct 19, 2018

Newly-classified fossil fish was like a saltwater piranha


Sharks are in the ocean, piranhas are in freshwater, and that's the way it's always been … right? Well, it turns out that 150 million years ago, the sea was also home to a very piranha-like fish known as Piranhamesodon pinnatomus. The recently-classified creature is officially the earliest known flesh-eating ray-finned fish.

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Oct 19, 2018

Cornell app looks users in the eye to gauge alertness


Given that our level of alertness varies throughout the day, it only makes sense that we should avoid performing attention-demanding tasks when we're at our drowsiest. An experimental new Android app is designed to determine when those times are, by examining users' eyes.

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Apps Cornell University Eye Smartphones

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Oct 19, 2018

Scientists unlock the secrets of flying dandelion seeds


Carried by the wind, dandelion seeds can travel enormous distances of more than a kilometer (0.6 miles). Now, researchers at The University of Edinburgh have discovered that this is thanks to a remarkable form of flight never before seen in nature.

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Flight Plants University of Edinburgh

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Oct 19, 2018

3D-printed guitar responds to a light touch


Instrument modder Frank Piesik has combined 3D printing, electronic hackery and touch sensing to create the ElektroCaster that bridges the gap between traditional guitars like a Telecaster and full-on electronic sound makers like the (no longer in production) Kitara.

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3D Printing DIY Guitar Hack LED Sequencer

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Oct 19, 2018

Orwellian "smart mirror" tells you how to fix your face


Mirror, mirror, show my reflection; and tell me how to fix my complexion. That's the premise behind HiMirror's HiMirror Classic: a smart-mirror with built-in camera designed to help beauty professionals hawk beauty products to credulous, self-conscious punters. But with the new HiMirror Mini Premium, the company's cutting out the go-between so now agoraphobes worried about their looks won't even need to leave the house.

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Health makeup Mirror

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Oct 19, 2018

Robotic xArm designed to lend a hand to smaller businesses


Robot arms have been lending a hand on production lines for decades, but handy as they are, that kind of help usually costs an arm and a leg. To get these tools into the hands of smaller businesses, UFactory has now unveiled the xArm, an entry-level robot arm designed to be affordable enough for those who might normally be left empty-handed.

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Oct 19, 2018

MV Agusta kisses its iconic F4 superbike goodbye with exclusive Claudio edition


Another day, another special edition MV F4? Not this time. This is it. The ultimate MV Agusta superbike in both senses of the word. Named for the company's late President, a giant of the motorcycle world, the F4 Claudio marks the final chapter for a gorgeous bike that has entranced riders for more than 20 years.

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Oct 19, 2018

Can carbon fiber car panels double as energy storage materials?


Carbon fiber as we know it is one of the most impressive materials in our toolkit. Its incredible lightness and strength has seen it take hold in everything from competitive cycling, to supercar design to cutting edge aircraft. But could it also play a role in energy storage? One team of scientists has been exploring the possibilities, and say that carefully engineered forms of the material do indeed boast the necessary electrochemical properties, raising some interesting possibilities for weight-saving vehicle design.

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Battery Carbon Fiber Electric Vehicles Energy

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Oct 19, 2018

Lunar landscape testing ground to be built in Germany


Getting people and equipment to the Moon is extremely expensive, both in terms of time and money. To make the most of it, we need to do our homework before we get there, but that's obviously tricky given how different Earthly environments are. To help prepare astronauts for a longer return trip, the European Space Agency (ESA) has outlined a new facility that will recreate the lunar surface as accurately as possible.

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Oct 19, 2018

Saab's new Lightweight Torpedo designed for deep and shallow waters


At next week's Euronaval exhibition in Paris, Saab will be unveiling the latest version of its Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT). Already ordered by Sweden and Finland, the compact submarine hunter/killer weapon is designed to be launched from a variety of sea and air platforms and is tailored to both blue water conditions and the complex environment of the shallow Baltic Sea.

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Oct 18, 2018

Pictorial: The mesmerizing machines of Motorclassica 2018


Attending a classic motoring event of the magnitude of Australia's Motorclassica is a delight of serendipitous automotive discovery. Each year there are a few hundred new and interesting stories to discover in the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building, which was created for the Melbourne International Exhibition in 1880 and is the first building in Australia to be granted the status of a World Heritage Site.

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Oct 18, 2018

Anicorn x NASA limited edition watch celebrates NASA's 60th birthday


This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of NASA, and to commemorate the event Hong Kong-based watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has partnered with the space agency to create the Anicorn × NASA Automatic Watch - Limited Edition. Restricted to a total run of 60 units, the self-winding mechanical timepiece echoes the design of the wristwatches worn by the Apollo astronauts on their missions to the Moon.

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Apollo NASA Watches Wristwatch

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Oct 18, 2018

Tesla starts offering cheaper mid-range Model 3


Billed as its first electric sedan for the masses, Tesla's Model 3 has attracted huge interest since it was announced in April 2016, along with hundreds of thousands of pre-orders. The company is now, for the first time, taking orders for shorter range, rear-wheel drive versions starting at US$45,000.

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Oct 18, 2018

Porsche's luxury sport Panamera spawns two new GTS models


Porsche has elbowed another two models into its lineup with the addition of 460-hp, twin turbo V8, GTS versions of the luxury four-door Panamera sedan and Panamera Sport Turismo wagon for folks who like their rides fast and comfy.

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Oct 18, 2018

Potato plastic and 3D-printed ant nests feature in the 2018 James Dyson Awards


The finalists for this year's James Dyson Award have just been revealed offering an exciting array of clever design solutions to some of the world's major problems. Some of the extraordinary highlights include a biodegradable plastic made from potato starch and prefabricated ant nests designed to help rural communities easily harvest insects for food.

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Oct 18, 2018

Ice shelf's eerie song could be early warning system for collapse


Ice shelves perform a vital function in slowing down the rate of glacier melt in Antarctica, so scientists keep an eye on them for signs of collapse. And as the continent's largest, the Ross Ice Shelf is particularly important. After monitoring seismic activity over a few years, researchers noticed that the Ross Ice Shelf is "singing" - and listening out for changes in that song could be an early warning system for potential problems.

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Oct 18, 2018

Volocopter flying taxi sets down in Singapore


German aviation startup Volocopter is one of the more active players in the nascent flying taxi scene, having trialed its radical 18-rotor electric aircraft on its home turf, in Dubai and, more recently, in the US. The company is continuing to spread its wings, today announcing plans to set up shop in Singapore and kick off test flights next year.

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Oct 18, 2018

3D-printed batteries make for some interesting possibilities


Electronic devices typically have to be manufactured with existing rectangular or cylindrical batteries in mind - but what product designs might be possible if that weren't the case? Scientists recently created proof-of-concept 3D-printed batteries, paving the way for practical batteries that could be made in any shape.

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Oct 18, 2018

Amphibious drone performs belly landings on the water


Ordinarily, after they've finished flying in a grid pattern over a given area, fixed-wing mapping drones either just perform a traditional landing on the ground, or they parachute down to it. However, what if they're being used over the water? Well, that's where Aeromao's new Aeromapper Talon Amphibious drone comes in.

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Oct 18, 2018

Could a piece of foam bring back mountain bike inner tubes?


Tubeless tires have become pretty much standard on higher-end mountain bikes, but they can be difficult to mount, and sometimes still end up leaking air. With that in mind, British bike tire manufacturer Tannus is introducing a product that is claimed to give tried-and-trusted tubed tires some of the same qualities as their tubeless counterparts.

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Oct 18, 2018

Samsung's latest 2-in-1 tablet gives you freedom to roam for two working days


Samsung released its last take on the Windows tablet - the Galaxy Book - in May 2017, an answer to convertible tablets like Microsoft's Surface Pro. Now the company has revealed the Galaxy Book2, with better visuals, improved processor and cooked-in X20 LTE connectivity. And a battery that should be good for two full working days.

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Oct 18, 2018

Modular Fiddle designed to experiment with form, function and sound


At its most basic, the Modular Fiddle can be played like any other violin. But creator David Perry designed this instrument to explore the many different physical component shapes and tones made possible with 3D printing.

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3D Printing Modular Violin

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Oct 18, 2018

Remote-control pop-up camper tows like a sports car, grows into a breezy cabana


Quite different from other camping trailers we've covered over the years, the iCamp from Dutch company Udo Camp rides to the campground as a flat trailer with a rear-end that looks like it belongs on a sports coupe. At camp, the electric pop-top quickly sheds any resemblance to a car, rising into an 8-ft-tall (2.4-m) shelter that sleeps and feeds up to four people. Multifunctional equipment throughout creates a comfortable, versatile space for camping and travel.

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Oct 18, 2018

World's tallest residential tower commands sky-high prices


Central Park Tower, by Adrian Smith Gordon Gill, is a new supertall skyscraper currently under construction in Manhattan, New York City. Once complete, it'll be the tallest residential building in the world and rise to a height of 1,550 feet (472 m), hosting amazing luxury apartments that cost over US$100 million.



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Oct 18, 2018

2018 Mazda 6 puts a turbo on excellence


Improving on an already excellent vehicle, Mazda has added a turbocharged option to the 2018 Mazda6 to make what was already excellent even better. Can a turbo really make a car immediately better? Maybe, but Mazda also threw in a much-improved interior, which iced the cake.

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Oct 18, 2018

DJI's Phantom 4 gets a dorky haircut and a real job


DJI has updated its popular compact Phantom 4 drone for industrial and surveying use, with centimeter-level RTK positioning accuracy, an upgraded camera that also records extra metadata, precisely synchronized timekeeping and a purpose-built flight planning application.

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Oct 18, 2018

Probiotics and antibiotics team up against deadly superbugs


We're currently locked in an arms race against bacteria, and the bugs are winning as they continue to evolve resistance to our best drugs. Luckily, we have some double agents in the war - probiotics, or "good" bacteria that help keep bad bugs at bay. And now, MIT researchers have found a way to combine probiotics and antibiotic drugs into an uneasy alliance that seems to work better than either treatment alone.

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Oct 18, 2018

US$4,950 now gets you a chance to fly a jetpack


Five grand isn't a ton of money in the scheme of things - you can easily spend more on watches, wine or a night out in Vegas. Or you could spend it becoming one of a very short list of people who have flown an honest-to-god jetpack.

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Oct 18, 2018

US$4,995 now gets you a chance to fly a jetpack


Five grand isn't a ton of money in the scheme of things - you can easily spend more on watches, wine or a night out in Vegas. Or you could spend it becoming one of a very short list of people who have flown an honest-to-god jetpack.

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Oct 18, 2018

Geometric micro-office on wheels works the angles


Designers Justin Rice and Kagan Taylor from Los Angeles-based build and design studio Knowhow Shop have recently completed an eye-catching micro-office. Dubbed Lighthouse, the 154-sq ft (14.3-sqm) unit is designed as a backyard office on wheels, and also resembles the studio's Lunar Cat Lander shelter, designed for homeless cats back in 2016.

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Micro-House Office Tiny

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Oct 18, 2018

Study suggests breastfeeding can stifle drug-resistant bacteria in babies


The rise of drug-resistant bacteria is a growing concern in the world of medical science and beyond. These bugs are evolving to outfox even our very best medicines, presenting a real and emerging danger to humans in every corner of the globe. A new study has explored how they develop in newborns in particular, and how a mother's breastmilk might help fend them off.

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Oct 18, 2018

Origami-inspired portable lamp harnesses the power of the Sun


There's no shortage of portable lights for camping, from pocket-sized lamps to larger ones that double as security systems, to grid setups that daisy-chain lights together to light a larger area. Practical as they are though, most aren't much to look at by themselves. Solight Design is trying to change that with the Qwnn, an origami-inspired lantern that folds flat, charges via solar power and can also act as a power bank.

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Oct 18, 2018

Study bolsters Virgin Hyperloop One's plans for a route cutting through Missouri


All around the world, authorities are exploring the potential of Hyperloop transport systems through feasibility studies, with the US state of Missouri among them. Billed as the first such study in the US, the results are now in and outline some of the potential benefits stemming from a proposed route along the existing I-70 highway.

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Oct 17, 2018

The 33 most interesting motorcycles at Bonhams' 2018 Autumn Stafford Sale


Bonhams' Stafford Motorcycle auctions are held each spring and autumn at the Staffordshire County Showgrounds in the United Kingdom, and these auctions invariably throw up some fascinating motorcycles.

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Benelli Bonhams Brough Superior BSA Harley Davidson Honda Indian Kawasaki Laverda Nimbus Norton Motorcycle Suzuki

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Oct 17, 2018

Safer explosives? It's in the pores


In a move that will make demolition teams breathe a bit easier, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) are studying the structure of high explosives to find out how to make them safer. Based on microscopic examination and computer modeling, they have found that by engineering the porous microstructure of explosives, their sensitivity to detonation can be controlled.

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Oct 17, 2018

Thrilling natural wonders in the 54th Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards


In its 54th year, the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition is the world's longest running nature photography competition. This year's winning image, an extraordinary picture of two golden snub-nosed monkeys in central China, affirms this competition's place as one of the most spectacular annual celebrations of nature.

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Oct 17, 2018

New study finds oldest evidence of life may just be boring old rocks after all


Rocks seem like pretty unchanging time capsules, but not even stone is set in stone. A few years ago researchers studying stromatolites in Greenland dated them to 3.7 billion years old, making them the oldest evidence of life on Earth. However, a new study has now taken another look at the rocks and found that they probably weren't biological in origin.

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Oct 17, 2018

Volkswagen re-thinks external car lighting in the transition to autonomy


Self-driving cars can't make eye contact to signal their intentions, so Volkswagen is testing several systems that turn a car into an interactive information display to project information onto the road for drivers and display interactive information to other road users.

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Headlight LED Lighting Volkswagen

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Oct 17, 2018

Alloy nanoparticles cut cost of platinum and increase life of hydrogen fuel cells


A team of Brown University scientists has developed a new catalyst that could make hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles more economical. Based on nanoparticles made of an alloy of platinum and cobalt, the new catalyst is not only cheaper than pure platinum, but is also more efficient and longer lasting.

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Oct 17, 2018

Ocean Cleanup system installed and ready for work at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch


It has been a long journey for the Ocean Cleanup Project, but after years of development and a 1,300-plus-mile trip through the open water, its first system is now installed at the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. While this is a huge milestone for the team, the real work is just beginning for this ambitious mission to tackle the massive problem of marine pollution, which starts with the single biggest accumulation of ocean plastics in the world.

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Oct 17, 2018

Enzyme to help smokers quit by eliminating nicotine in the blood before it reaches the brain


New research has revealed a promising new candidate to help smokers kick their damaging addiction. An enzyme has been engineered that can gobble up nicotine in the bloodstream before it reaches the brain, with the compound proving to be incredibly successful in early animal tests.

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Oct 17, 2018

Lumos Candle auto-ignites on demand


Free-standing candles have a tendency to dribble melted wax all over the place, while candles contained within glass jars can be difficult to light once they've burned down. The Lumos offers an alternative, in that it's a jar candle which you light simply by pressing a button.

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Oct 17, 2018

Image-recognition travel app books trips based on photos


At some time, we've probably all seen a photo of some great-looking place and thought "If I knew where that was, I'd go there." Well, the new Look&Book iOS/Android app can reportedly figure out where such photos were taken (within Europe, at least), and it proceeds to plan your flights.

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Oct 17, 2018

Electronic tags could keep fishing nets from becoming ghosts


So-called "ghost" fishing nets are awful things. Lost or forgotten during commercial fishing operations, they can drift in the ocean for years, indiscriminately catching marine life as they do. A newly-invented tag, however, may help keep that from happening.

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Oct 17, 2018

Pipes brings music production hardware and software together


Not so long ago, making music magic would likely involve taking weeks or months out and bedding down in a dedicated recording studio until everyone in the band was happy with the result. Now, a quiet room in a house can serve a similar purpose thanks to music production software running on a laptop and hardware interfaces for instruments, MIDI gear and microphones. Pipes from the Synesthesia Corporation essentially merges computer hardware and production software for an all-in-one music creation machine that's said to start a whole new music creation product category.

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Oct 17, 2018

Astronomers discover celestial titan from the early universe


Astronomers have discovered and mapped an enormous structure in the early universe with a mass the equivalent to one million billion times that of the Sun. The proto-supercluster, which has been dramatically named Hyperion after the Titan of Greek mythology, is estimated to have formed only 2.3 billion years after the creation of the cosmos in the Big Bang.

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Oct 17, 2018

Dreamer's modular "recreational MPV" is a four-berth camper van and six-seat passenger van


Ever since we first checked out the Pössl Campster, one of our favorite camper vans of 2017, we've been on the lookout for an equally compact, versatile motorhome-cum-everyday passenger van. A year and a half later, we think we've found one in the 2019 Dreamer Cap Coast Select, a Ford Transit Custom-based mini-camper that measures in at just under 16.4 ft (5 m) and uses floor rails and individual seats to change roles from six-passenger people-mover, to four-berth camper van, to capacious gear-hauler.

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Oct 17, 2018

Prototype low-cost house is 3D-printed using mud


We've been following the work of Italian 3D-printing firm WASP (World's Advanced Saving Project) for some time and have previously reported on its Big Delta and clay and straw shelter projects. Its latest creation is its most fascinating to date though, and consists of a 3D-printed hut that's built using a mud mixture and was produced for just €900 (roughly US$1,000).



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Oct 17, 2018

Sony wants you to pack its new 28x optical zoom in your suitcase


Smartphone cameras are getting better all the time, so surely there's no longer a need to carry a separate pocket compact around with you, right? Sony believes there is, and has announced the Cyber-shot HX99 Travel Zoom to prove it - which is billed as the world's smallest travel high-zoom snapper.

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Oct 17, 2018

Ultra-rare mineral points to huge impact crater in Australia


It's said that time heals all wounds, and apparently that even applies to wounds on the Earth itself. Woodleigh Crater in Western Australia could be one of the largest impact craters on the planet, but getting an exact measure is hard when there's hundreds of millions of years of dirt and rock swept over the top of it. But now, researchers from Curtin University have discovered new evidence that the crater could be bigger than previously thought - thanks to the presence of one of the rarest minerals ever found.

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Oct 17, 2018

?BMW debuts gigantic new X7 SUV, a study in intelligent, adaptive luxury


Launching in 2019, BMW's brand new X7 sets new standards of colossal bigness for the Bavarian brand, starting with a beaver face comprising the "largest kidney grille in BMW history." It also promises plenty of high-tech goodies, intelligent, adaptive luxury trim and an "agile and versatile" drive … for its size.

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Oct 17, 2018

A booster a week? Rocket Lab moves towards mass production with "huge" new facility


Rocket Lab is a private space company with some lofty ambitions, aiming to one day roll one of its Electron boosters off the production line and into space each and every week. It has now moved a little closer to this reality, this week adding the finishing touches to a giant new factory designed to produce the rocket swiftly, and on a mass scale.

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Oct 17, 2018

Cancer blood test trial hoping to help patients avoid unnecessary chemotherapy


A large clinical trial is moving ahead at more than 40 hospitals in Australia and New Zealand exploring the efficacy of an exciting new blood test designed to help doctors determine whether a patient needs to undergo chemotherapy following surgery to remove cancerous tumors.

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Oct 17, 2018

Newly-discovered blue phosphorus could be the next 2D wonder material


Phosphorus comes in a few different forms (or allotropes), including white, red, violet, and black. For a few years scientists have predicted a fifth allotrope should be possible, but it had yet to be confirmed. Now, researchers in Germany have managed to show that this new allotrope, known as blue phosphorus, does exist, and mapped out its different properties.

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Oct 16, 2018

$48-million Triton 36000/2 submersible takes you to the bottom of the deepest oceans


If you like the water, don't mind cramped spaces, and have a spare US$48 million laying around, then Triton Submarines has a submersible that can take you and a passenger to the bottom of the deepest ocean. With its support ship thrown in for the sticker price, the Triton 36000/2 Hadal Exploration System is designed to make repeated visits to the nadir of the seabed for science, exploration, or the ultimate joyride.

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Oct 16, 2018

Regrowing hair cells to reverse hearing loss sounds good to us


While many of us wish we could regrow hair lost as we age, there are other hairs we might forget about - namely, the tiny ones in our ears that help us hear. Once we lose the sensory hair cells in the cochlea, they're gone for good, but now researchers have found a way to regrow them in mice, potentially paving the way for more effective hearing loss treatments in humans.

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Oct 16, 2018

SodaStream embarks on marine waste cleanup mission in Honduras


With its reusable bottles and countertop carbonation devices, SodaStream has made quite an impact in the world of refreshments and in effect saved vast amounts of plastic waste from making its way into the ocean. The Israeli company is now looking to play an active role in tackling this mounting problem, starting with a pilot project testing a new device to collect marine plastics from waters off the coast of Roatán, Honduras.

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Oct 16, 2018

Innovative new test detects antibiotic-resistant bacteria in minutes


A cheap new diagnostic test developed by researchers at UC Berkeley promises to effectively identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria in just minutes from a urine sample. The test is currently being commercialized with a view on rolling it out into hospital and clinical settings as soon as possible.

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Oct 16, 2018

Tarform opens up pre-orders on its handcrafted electric motorcycles


A Brooklyn-based electric motorcycle startup has just announced itself, with a focus on mixing old-school craftsmanship with a simple electric powertrain and an interesting AI-enhanced spin on rider assistance.

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Oct 16, 2018

Amazon's IPX8-rated Kindle Paperwhite can be dunked underwater for 60 minutes


Amazon has rolled out yet another version of its popular Kindle e-reader, introducing a thinner and lighter Paperwhite with double the storage. The new version brings some premium trimmings to Amazon's mid-level e-reader, most notably in the form of high-level waterproofing for relaxing reading in the tub or by the pool.

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Oct 16, 2018

BAE Systems' Active Stick brings tactile feedback to civilian jets


In an aerospace industry first, the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has certified BAE Systems' Active Stick technology for use in civilian aircraft. Standard equipment on the new Gulfstream G500 business jet, the new technology provides tactile feedback to fly-by-wire systems, allowing the pilot to feel how the aircraft is handling instead of only relying on instruments.

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Oct 16, 2018

Boston Dynamics' Spot can now dance, twerk, and do the running man


Boston Dynamics is having a busy week, hot on the heels of its video reveals showing Atlas mastering parkour, and its four-legged Spot wandering construction sites, the company has released yet another video. This one unveils a lighter, more playful side to its robots, with Spot dropping some impressive dance moves to a cover of Uptown Funk.

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Oct 16, 2018

App turns garden-variety smartwatches into highly-capable sleep trackers


While there are already fitness trackers and smartwatches that are specifically designed to track the wearer's sleep patterns, an international team of scientists believe that with the right software, regular smartwatches are more than up to the job. To that end, they've created an app known as SleepGuard.

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Oct 16, 2018

PrinTracker tech could match sketchy objects to 3D printers that made them


Although 3D printers are able to produce some amazing objects, they can also crank out counterfeit goods, illegal firearms, and other not-so-nice creations. Soon, if someone is suspected of making such items, it could be possible to match the objects to that person's printer.

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Counterfeiting Fingerprint University at Buffalo

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Oct 16, 2018

Vanderhall drops power and doors into its latest three-wheeled street bullet


When you build boutique open-air three-wheelers, you can afford to leave behind many of the features common in more traditional passenger cars. In fact, buyers probably demand it. But eventually you might find it necessary to sprinkle in a few of those little luxuries ... like doors. Utah's Vanderhall Motor Works adds a pair of doors on its all-new Carmel, a three-wheeled roadster that also includes a lighter, more powerful engine, 19-in wheels and high-performance brakes.

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Oct 16, 2018

Freewrite Traveler is made for distraction-free writing on the go


Four years ago, New York/Detroit-based startup Astrohaus released the Freewrite, a "smart" electronic typewriter designed for distraction-free writing. Now, the company is crowdfunding the 50-percent smaller and lighter Traveler laptop - and its big selling point is what it can't do.

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Oct 16, 2018

Supersense brings video on vinyl to life on any regular TV


Supersense out of Vienna, Austria, has revived and refined an art project by media artist Gebhard Sengmüller and the company's Martin Diamant which sees users put a vinyl record on a turntable that results in sound and video appearing on a TV. Inbetween the two sits a VinylVideo Converter that converts what's picked up in the grooves into a digital video signal.

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Oct 16, 2018

Power-lift beds make Ford Flash motorhome the Swiss Army knife of camping


An impressive motorhome by any measure, the Ford Transit-based Flash 634 from France's Chausson gets the absolute most livability out of its small footprint using smart, space-optimizing design. Chausson packs in Swiss Army knife-like multifunction with three beds that lift clean to the ceiling to open up two dining areas, a full-length lounge chair and plenty of storage. At night, the power beds drop down and the Flash 634 sleeps up to five people. With room for bicycles and other large gear in its rear garage, the Flash 634 is a highly versatile motorhome for families that love to travel and play outside.

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Oct 16, 2018

Huawei throws everything at its Huawei Mate 20 and Mate 20 Pro flagship phones


Huawei's latest bid to take on the might of Apple, Samsung and Google has arrived in the form of the Huawei Mate 20 and the Huawei Mate 20 Pro: two powerhouse phones packing premium specs, some new AI and photography smarts, and a triple-lens camera setup on the back.

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Oct 16, 2018

Green-roofed house keeps prying eyes at bay


The aptly-named House behind the Roof is defined by its sizable green roof, which provides it with privacy from passing traffic and neighbors. The home was also designed with a focus on energy-efficiency, and reduces its grid-based electricity use with solar panels.

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Oct 16, 2018

?Mighty upgrades its tiny portable Spotify player


Mighty Vibe is a tiny, water- and shock-resistant music player that clips to your clothing while you exercise. Think of it as an iPod Shuffle for Spotify users - you fill it up with your playlists, then it streams to your wired or Bluetooth headphones for over five hours.

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Music Player Portable Audio Spotify

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Oct 16, 2018

New Smart Padlock for Airbnb owners plays the numbers game


Where most smart padlocks steer clear of numbered combination codes, the new Igloohome Smart Padlock puts its number keypad at the forefront. Though it shares many features with other Bluetooth padlocks like the Noke, Quicklock and Master Lock, Igloohome's alternative is designed with sharing in mind, and includes some smart features for Airbnb owners in particular.

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Oct 16, 2018

Light, thin VR gloves put wearers in touch with virtual objects


Virtual reality motion controllers work pretty well at syncing up the movements of digital digits with your real ones, but they aren't all that good at recreating the sense of touch. Scientists from EPFL and ETH Zurich have developed new haptic gloves that could help users get in touch with virtual objects.

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Oct 16, 2018

Bloodhound Supersonic Car project runs out of cash


Ever since its founding in 2007, the company behind the Bloodhound Supersonic Car has made no secret of its plans to smash the world's land speed record and cross the 1,000-mph (1,600-km/h) threshold. Those plans have hit a significant speed bump, with the team today revealing it has run out of cash.

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Oct 16, 2018

SoundBender levitates objects by curving sound waves around obstacles


Levitation is often thought of as the realm of magicians or The Jetsons, but it is technically possible. That said, the tech seems to be moving pretty slowly. Now, researchers at the University of Sussex have developed SoundBender, a technology that bends sound waves around obstacles to acoustically levitate objects above them.

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Acoustics Interface Levitation Metamaterial Metamaterials Sound Ultrasonic Ultrasound University of Sussex

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Oct 16, 2018

Reuben Wu uses drones to paint surreal sci-fi landscapes with light


The spectacular photography of Reuben Wu blends a myriad of influences, from science fiction to 19th century romantic painting. Using a drone mounted with an LED, he literally paints the landscape with light to create eerie, otherworldly images.

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Oct 15, 2018

Rolls-Royce welcomes Intel aboard its pursuit of self-navigating ships


The dangers of the shipping industry is maybe not something you hear a whole lot about, but in the eyes of Rolls-Royce there is room for improvement when it comes to maritime safety. The company has announced that it is teaming up with Intel to accelerate the development of autonomous shipping systems to make operations safer and more efficient.

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Autonomous Intel Rolls Royce

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Oct 15, 2018

Sandia Labs looks to the liquid hydrogen filling stations of the future


Hydrogen-powered vehicles are here, but we're still a long way from having widespread infrastructure to support them. In anticipation of the hydrogen economy of the future, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is working on software models that will help hydrogen refueling stations switch from hydrogen gas to liquid hydrogen while implementing new, easier to follow safety standards.

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Oct 15, 2018

Feature-heavy Wau e-bike starts at an impressive US$749


Wau's eponymous e-bike is simple and tidy and packs in some impressive features for its price point, including batteries up to a kilowatt-hour, motors up to 500 W, integrated alarm and GPS tracking, and brake/indicator/headlight kits - with a ton of option-ups available.

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