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Dec 09, 2018

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


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

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Dec 09, 2018

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


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

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Dec 09, 2018

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


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

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Dec 09, 2018

Laka Competition celebrates futuristic architecture that reacts with its surroundings


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

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Dec 09, 2018

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


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

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Dec 09, 2018

Creepy Velox robot uses undulating fins to skate over solid ice


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

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Dec 09, 2018

Smallest 3D transistors ever made measure a minuscule 2.5 nanometers


Moore's Law, which says that the number of transistors on a computer chip will double every two years or so, has managed to hold true for decades. But we're starting to bump up against the physical limits for how small these components can get. Now, engineers from MIT and the University of Colorado have developed a new microfabrication technique and used it to produce the smallest 3D transistors ever made, measuring about a third the size of the current leading commercial products.

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Dec 09, 2018

Largest ever continuous oil and gas resource found in the United States


As the United States becomes a net oil exporter for the first time in 75 years, the US Department of the Interior has announced the discovery of the largest continuous oil and gas field ever found. Situated in the Wolfcamp Shale and overlying Bone Spring Formation in Texas and the Permian Basin in New Mexico, the new resource is estimated to contain 46.3 billion barrels of oil, 281 trillion cu ft of natural gas, and 20 billion barrels of natural gas liquids worth trillions of dollars.

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Dec 09, 2018

Koenigsegg's ultimate tribute to carbon fiber: The bare-naked KNC Regera


Hypercar buyers love carbon fiber, and Koenigsegg has just released the carbon-iest hypercar ever with this "naked carbon" KNC Regera, which strips away any lacquer, varnish and even the thin layer of epoxy, to present a car finished in nothing but bare carbon fiber.

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Dec 09, 2018

Wynd's Halo and Home Purifier get serious about cleaning the air in your home


If you're an allergy sufferer you're probably acutely aware of how many substances and irritants are in the air around us. Two new products from Wynd are designed to be the ultimate in home air purification: Halo, an app-controlled sensor that can monitor specific pollutants in the air, and the Home Purifier, a massive air cleaner that can quickly clear contaminants from large spaces.

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Dec 09, 2018

Bloodhound supersonic car project shelved due to lack of funds


The Bloodhound supersonic car project has been scrapped due to lack of funds. In a press release issued Friday, the Bristol-based organization behind the attempt to build a car that could reach 1,000 mph (1,600 km/h) said that it could not find a backer willing to purchase the business and its assets, so Bloodhound SSC is closing shop.

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Dec 09, 2018

InSight eavesdrops on the winds of Mars


Mars becomes a much more real place as NASA releases the first sound of the Martian winds ever recorded. Collected on December 1 by the InSight mission, the low rumble was unexpectedly detected by the unmanned lander's seismographs and other vibration sensors and were caused by vibrations in the spacecraft generated by a northwest wind blowing at 10 to 15 mph (16 to 24 km/h).

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Dec 09, 2018

Nissan confirms production design and pricing for limited edition GT-R50


Nissan has confirmed the final production design for the Nissan GT-R50 and has opened the door for orders of the limited-edition supercar built with the aid of Italdesign. There has been no change to the exterior of the car, sans some color options, from its Goodwood debut.

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Dec 07, 2018

Gallery: Multi-personality trailers, camper vans and other RVs of the Off-Road Expo


With winter about to set in, many Americans have already stored their camping trailers and motorhomes away. But that doesn't mean they've forgotten about RVs completely. Campers of all shapes and sizes were very much alive, well and ready for travel at last week's International Off-Road & UTV Expo in Scottsdale, Arizona. New Atlas stopped by and took a look at all the adventure camper vans, toy-hauling camping trailers, $200K expanding motorhomes, and other large and small camping vehicles spread out around the show grounds.

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Dec 07, 2018

Rinspeed shrinks its modular, self-driving pod car


Almost a year ago, Swiss automaker Rinspeed unveiled its autonomous Snap electric mobility system at the CES trade show in Las Vegas. At 2019's CES, taking place in January, the next chapter in the rather clever project will be revealed - the smaller and more tech-laden microSNAP.

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Dec 07, 2018

Promising antibiotic derived from wasp venom


As harmful bacteria continue to become resistant to standard antibiotics, it gets increasingly important to come up with alternatives. With that in mind, scientists at MIT have looked to a species of wasp, and found an effective antibiotic in its venom.

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Dec 07, 2018

Warm Neptune exoplanet atmosphere inflates to resemble a balloon


An international team of astronomers has discovered that helium atoms are causing the atmosphere of a "warm-Neptune" exoplanet to expand like a party balloon before escaping into the cold expanse of space. The discovery could help scientists understand the extreme processes taking place in the atmospheres of the hottest exoplanets discovered to date.

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Dec 07, 2018

New 3D-printed electrodes may boost "jab-less" blood glucose monitoring


Daily finger-prick blood glucose tests are an unpleasant part of life for diabetics, which is why various groups have developed non-invasive glucose-monitoring sensors. Such devices may be becoming more effective and affordable, thanks to a project presently underway at Washington State University.

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Dec 07, 2018

Pedaltrain launches a tiny tuner for a crowded pedalboard


Since its humble one man startup beginnings in 1999, Pedaltrain has mushroomed into a global brand that has everything guitarists need to create a travel home for their effects pedals. But once you've attached your power brick, distortion and modulation stomps with Velcro, you may find that there's little or no space for a board tuner. Now there's a chromatic tuner designed to squeeze into the tiniest of gaps.

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Dec 07, 2018

Zaha Hadid-designed towers receive new luxury hotel


Zaha Hadid Architects' mixed-use Nanjing International Youth Cultural Centre consists of two skyscrapers measuring 315 m (1,033 ft) and 255 m (836 ft)-tall, joined by a sculpted podium. While actually completed a few years ago, the taller of the two buildings now features a new luxury hotel with a swimming pool near its top.







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Dec 07, 2018

Acton jumps aboard growing ride sharing trend with M Scooter Pro


Over the past year or so, last mile commuters looking for an easier way to get around town have been renting lightweight and portable electric kickscooters. Firms like Lime and Bird have clocked up millions of rides in cities across the US (and beyond), so it's no surprise that mobility hardware manufacturers are getting in on the action. Maker of skateboards and rocketskates Acton also has its fingers in the electric kickscooter market, and has announced its first fleet-ready model - the M Scooter Pro - which is due for launch in January 2019.

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Dec 07, 2018

Otherworldly Romotow rotating caravan finds its way to this world


Almost exactly six years ago, in the younger, more innocent days of 2012, we looked at an absolutely wild caravan concept from New Zealand architecture and engineering firm W2. The Swiss Army-like Romotow was a vision of a swing-out trailer with a combination of cabin space and sheltered deck, easily packed up and towed to camp but doubly spacious once there. At the time, even W2 wasn't sure if it would move past the concept stage, and to be honest, we didn't really expect to see it again. But fast-forward to late 2018 and W2 is deep in the works building the very first model, with sales to commence next year.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Boring Company's delayed tunnel opening to feature car elevators and autonomous vehicles


The Boring Company is edging closer to the unveiling of its very first tunnel, albeit a little behind schedule. The tunnel construction outfit announced today that it has pushed back the official opening event one week to December 18.

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Dec 07, 2018

The Boring Company's delayed tunnel opening to feature elevators and modified vehicles


The Boring Company is edging closer to the unveiling of its very first tunnel, albeit a little behind schedule. The tunnel construction outfit announced today that it has pushed back the official opening event one week to December 18.

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Dec 07, 2018

Fluoride-based battery challenges lithium for stability and stamina


Fluoride is most commonly associated with healthy teeth, but a new study shows how it might be put to work in better batteries. Researchers at Caltech, JPL, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab and the Honda Research Institute have developed fluoride-based batteries that could potentially last much longer than existing lithium-ion-based devices.

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Dec 06, 2018

Running on water added to gecko's impressive list of capabilities


The superhero-like abilities of the humble gecko have inspired countless avenues of scientific research, and biologists have uncovered yet another incredible talent to add to the list. The researchers have found that the enterprising lizard species also has the ability to run on water, a capability that could lead to the development of advanced robots that do the same thing.

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Dec 06, 2018

Compelling link between vitamin D deficiency in newborns and schizophrenia discovered


A new study has revealed an intriguing link between babies born with a vitamin D deficiency and an increased risk of developing schizophrenia later in life. Although the discovery stems from observational research, the scientists suggest vitamin D plays a major role in fetal brain development.

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Dec 06, 2018

Australian government passes controversial world-first anti-encryption law amid broad criticism


The Australian government yesterday passed a controversial bill that allows law enforcement agencies to compel tech companies to hand over encrypted messaging data. The legislation has been broadly condemned by privacy groups and technology companies with suggestions it could not only harm the Australian tech industry, but undermine encryption security worldwide.

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Dec 06, 2018

Boeing's airplane composite material waste to be recycled into cars and consumer goods


Thanks to a new recycling process, you may one day see the same aerospace-grade composites used in airplane construction in your motor car and laptop. On Monday, Boeing announced a new partnership with British-based ELG Carbon Fibre to recycle carbon composites left over from production at 11 Boeing manufacturing sites. The move will reduce solid waste by one million pounds (453,000 kg) per year.

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Dec 06, 2018

MIT's conceptual "sun-in-a-box" energy storage system plugs into molten silicon


Lithium-ion batteries are the ones consumers are most familiar with, so it seems like the obvious choice to scale them up for grid-scale energy storage - as Tesla did with the world's biggest battery in Australia. But since lithium is relatively hard to come by, it may not be the best choice. Researchers at MIT have outlined a new design they call a "sun in a box," which stores energy as heat in molten silicon and harvests it by tapping into the bright light it emits.

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Dec 06, 2018

Ocean Cleanup Project struggles to get its system up to speed


Around six weeks have passed since the Ocean Cleanup Project installed its first trash-catching system in the Pacific, and it hasn't exactly been smooth sailing for the huge floating barrier so far. The team reports that attempts to overcome some initial teething problems haven't exactly gone to plan, with the team searching for new solutions to bring its system up to speed.

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Dec 06, 2018

InSight Mars lander tests out its robotic arm


As it gears up for its two-year geological mission, NASA's Mars InSight lander has started flexing its almost 6-ft (2-m) robotic arm. One of the key pieces of equipment on the unmanned explorer, the arm will eventually be used to place experiments on the Martian surface, but for the next two or three months will be used to examine the spacecraft for damage and helping to calibrate its instruments.

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Dec 06, 2018

Multi-function magnetic light does the twist


It's not unheard of for outdoorsy types to have a flashlight, headlamp and bike headlight. The HeadSpin is designed to function as all three, and more, thanks to a twisting magnetic mounting system.

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Dec 06, 2018

Specialized ANGi bike helmet tech calls for help when crashes occur


It was back in 2012 that we first heard about the ICEdot Crash Sensor, a bicycle helmet-mounted device that detected when the rider had crashed, and responded by summoning help. ICEdot was acquired last year by Specialized, and a new-and-improved version of the technology is now featured in Spec's ANGi line of helmets.

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Dec 06, 2018

Drones may find use in simplified motion-capture animation


In a typical motion-capture animation setup, an actor goes through their actions in a studio equipped with multiple cameras. A computer tracks markers on the actor's body, building a moving 3D "skeleton" that is digitally fleshed out to create the final animated character. Experimental new drone-based tech, however, may make the process much easier.

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Dec 06, 2018

Razer releases bezel-hating ultraportable gaming laptop


Earlier this year, Razer launched a new version of its 15.6 inch flagship gaming laptop, the Blade. But if you're looking for even more mobile-friendly gaming performance, the company has you covered with its smaller Blade Stealth ultraportable. The latest versions now sport really thin bezels down the sides of the Full HD or 4K display, Intel's Whisky Lake processor and an impressive 13 hour battery life.

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Dec 06, 2018

Sustainable and modular FutureHaus wins 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East


Following years of research and development, an accidental fire and rebuild, and around a month spent in the Dubai desert, Virginia Tech students have triumphed to win the 2018 Solar Decathlon Middle East with the FutureHaus. The prefabricated modular home runs from solar power and was assembled in less than two days.





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Dec 06, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects designs two stations for Norwegian metro line


Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA), working with local firm A_Lab, has won an architecture competition to design two stations for a new metro line planned for Oslo, Norway. Construction on the line is due to begin in 2020 and the stations are expected to be completed by 2025.



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Dec 06, 2018

The best wearables of 2018


Since gadgets got small and smart enough to wear on our bodies, we've seen plenty of innovations in the wearables market, and that continued through 2018 - devices to track UV exposure, measure our well-being, record the world around us, and more. Here are our favorite wearables of the year.

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Dec 06, 2018

Glowstone's 900-lumen, near-indestructable flashlight sheds light on just about any occasion


When it comes to electric gadgets, a flashlight is just about as basic as you can get. But Glowstone has attempted to create a flashlight that's anything but basic, with its high-powered versatility making it handy for all sorts of applications, from camping, to the garage, to pulling double duty as a bicycle light.

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Dec 06, 2018

MIT's cyborg plant can drive itself into the light


They may seem pretty boring and simple from our point of view, but plants are incredibly complex organisms that sense and react to their surroundings. They've been known to use animal-learning techniques to grow towards light, and human-like decision making when figuring out when to sprout. Their normal methods of getting around are pretty slow, so to give them a helping hand researchers at MIT Media Lab have now created "cyborg plants" that can control a robot base to drive themselves where they want to go.

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Dec 06, 2018

Bose eyes the smart glasses scene with headphone and AR-equipped Frames


Bose is moving its augmented reality eyewear out of the conceptual realm and into the consumer world, today opening up preorders for its audio-equipped Frames sunglasses. With an array of tiny speakers and a microphone built into the arms, Bose hopes the wearable will begin life as a personal audio device, but soon start augmenting realities by layering useful snippets of sound over what the wearer sees in front of them.

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Dec 06, 2018

Biosensors developed to detect whether cancer is likely to spread


A new study out of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine is reporting the development of novel biosensors that can detect the metastatic potential of individual cancer cells. The research is hoped to produce a system that can accurately let doctors know how likely a cancer is to spread, helping inform what treatment to administer.

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Dec 05, 2018

Queen bee's secret sauce uncovers a key ingredient that keeps stem cells young


The simply named and intriguingly effective royal jelly is what separates queen bees from the rest. These lucky bees are selected by the colony during the larval stage and coated in the milky, nutritious substance and then go on to become large and fertile leaders of the pack. For the first time, scientists at Stanford University have not only zeroed on the protein behind these incredible growth spurts, they've used its structure to identify a similar protein in mammals.

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Dec 05, 2018

Dark matter and dark energy may really be one "dark fluid" with negative mass


The Standard Model of particle physics is currently our best understanding of how the universe works - but it only describes about five percent of everything in it. The rest is made up of what we call dark matter and dark energy, which are so far only known through their gravitational interactions with regular matter. Now, an astrophysicist from Oxford has put forward a new theory that suggests that dark matter and dark energy are actually part of the same phenomenon: a "dark fluid" with negative mass that fills the universe.

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Dec 05, 2018

BepiColombo's ion thrusters pass first test enroute to Mercury


ESA's BepiColombo spacecraft enters the record books as it fires up its four ion thrusters for the first time. On November 20, 2018 at at 12:33 pm CET (11:33 GMT), the first of the thrusters that make up the most powerful solar electric propulsion system ever to be launched into space went into Thrust Mode, generating a force of 75 mN and on Sunday, the unmanned Mercury probe used two of its thrusters to carry out its first course maneuver.

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Dec 05, 2018

New study suggests Alzheimer's is not one disease but six different conditions


A large team of researchers has developed a new way to classify patients with Alzheimer's disease suggesting we should think of the disease as six distinctly different conditions instead of one single disease.

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Dec 05, 2018

SpaceX crash lands a Falcon 9 for the first time in years


Rocket landings have almost become routine for SpaceX since its Falcon 9 booster safely touched down on Earth for the first time in December 2015. But not everything went to plan for the company as it delivered supplies to the ISS today, with the Falcon 9 attempting a return to the landing pad missing the mark and crash landing at sea instead.

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Dec 05, 2018

Successful transplantation of pig hearts into baboons bring human trials a step closer


A newly published study has reported the first successful long-term survival of baboons transplanted with genetically modified pig hearts. The research is a massive leap forward in the ongoing quest to achieve effective cross-species organ transplantation, and more specifically help the many humans that die while on waiting lists for donor organs.

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Dec 05, 2018

?Wicked extreme-terrain six-wheeler shows off in-wheel fluid drive motors


The Ferox Azaris is a work of art to look at, and should offer some awesome rough terrain capabilities - but at its heart, it's a test bed and demonstrator for a new, 98 percent efficient, highly responsive fluid drive system that Ferox hopes will enable some pretty crazy future vehicle architectures.

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Dec 05, 2018

Extreme-terrain six-wheeler shows off in-wheel fluid drive motors


The Ferox Azaris is a work of art to look at, and should offer some awesome rough terrain capabilities - but at its heart, it's a test bed and demonstrator for a new, 98 percent efficient, highly responsive fluid drive system that Ferox hopes will enable some pretty crazy future vehicle architectures.

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Dec 05, 2018

SETI confirms that 'Oumuamua isn't signalling us


After a year of analysis, the SETI Institute has concluded that 'Oumuamua, the first interstellar object known to have visited our Solar System, isn't trying to make radio contact with us. Using the Allen Telescope Array (ATA), a team of scientists led by Gerry Harp monitored the visitor between November 23 and December 5, 2017 when it was about 170 million mi (274 million km) away. Later analysis showed that it's not the source of any artificial radio signals.

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Dec 05, 2018

Chinese scientists create temperature-sensitive rewritable paper


Despite predictions that writing paper may soon "go extinct," people are still using an awful lot of the stuff, often for notes that don't need to be kept very long. That's why a number of groups have developed so-called rewritable paper, with an interesting example of the technology recently being created by scientists in China.

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American Chemical Society Fujian Normal University Paper

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Dec 05, 2018

EverLock bike lock doubles as a seatpost


While bicycle U-locks may provide better security than their cable counterparts, the things can be a hassle to carry around in a backpack. The EverLock was created in response to this problem, as it's actually built into the bike's seatpost.

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Dec 05, 2018

App detects anemia by checking fingernail color


Currently, the most accurate method of checking for anemia is to draw a blood sample and conduct a count of a patient's red blood cells, which contain iron-rich hemoglobin. Soon, however, a smartphone app may be able to non-invasively do the same job.

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Dec 05, 2018

Aston Martin's "reversible" EV conversion leaves original engine in place


Suppose you've got a classic old car that no longer meets emissions laws. You could swap in an eco-friendly new engine, although that would make the vehicle less "authentic." Aston Martin Works is now offering an alternative, in the form of an electric powertrain that can be added to existing automobiles without taking anything out.

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Dec 05, 2018

Aston Martin's new EV conversion can be "reversed" after the fact


Suppose you've got a classic old car that no longer meets emissions laws. You could swap in an eco-friendly new engine, although that would make the vehicle less "authentic." Aston Martin Works is now offering an alternative, in the form of an electric conversion that can be undone if desired.

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Dec 05, 2018

Waymo One self-driving taxi service launches in Phoenix


Waymo - formerly the Google Self Driving Car Project - began inviting folks in Phoenix to ride its autonomous cars in April 2017, a few months after the new Alphabet company was formed to commercialize the technology. Now Waymo One has officially launched, a commercial endeavor aimed at getting more of the public on board.

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Dec 05, 2018

From a holey hotel to a mountain museum: The best buildings of 2018


2018 has been a strong year for architecture worldwide and our coverage has been correspondingly varied. From a starchitect-designed hotel with holes in it, to a James Bond-themed museum high up in the mountains, here's our pick of the best buildings of the year.



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Dec 05, 2018

From a holey hotel to mountain museum: The best buildings of 2018


2018 has been a strong year for architecture worldwide and our coverage has been correspondingly varied. From a starchitect-designed hotel with holes in it, to a James Bond-themed museum high up in the mountains, here's our pick of the best buildings of the year.



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Dec 05, 2018

Creepy Mr Typo talks nightmarish nonsense


Swedish designer Love Hultén has an impressive eye for detail and clearly holds the classic arcade machines and computers that provide the basis for his hand-crafted retro tributes in high regard. Without question, they're all gorgeous. His latest work, however, is the stuff of childhood nightmares. Mr Typo is a wall-mounted speech synthesizer that outputs garbled computer speech which can be manipulated by poking his eye or punching his teeth.

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Dec 05, 2018

Snøhetta and Harvard join forces to make old buildings sustainable


Constructing new sustainable projects is all well and good, but there are still many drafty old buildings in use throughout the United States. With this in mind, Snøhetta has teamed up with Harvard's Green Buildings and Cities (CGBC) to create HouseZero. The project involved renovating a pre-1940s building into a new energy-positive office and aims to offer ideas for making old inefficient buildings energy-efficient.











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Dec 05, 2018

Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 will bring AI and 5G to the flagship phones of 2019


Every year Qualcomm launches a premium mobile processor that usually finds its way into the top Android phones of the next 12 months, and it's just unveiled the Snapdragon 855 system-on-a-chip (SoC) for 2019. Its headline features are 5G connectivity and yet more AI performance boosts.

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Dec 05, 2018

"Cell-by-cell map" suggests heart stem cells don't exist


Although we most commonly associate them with embryos, stem cells are with us for our whole lives, responsible for patching up damaged tissue throughout our bodies. But some types of tissue, like the heart, don't seem to be very good at this self-repair. Whether or not cardiac stem cells exist has been up for debate, but now European scientists claim to have created a cell-by-cell map of a mouse heart before and after a heart attack - and found no evidence of stem cells at all.

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Dec 05, 2018

Gallery: Pickup jeeps, 7-figure SUVs, camper vans and more from the 2018 LA Auto Show


The cars of the 2018 LA Auto Show handily outnumber the trucks, but the trucks and SUVs are absolutely the bigger story. This year's show hosted the debut of one of the most highly anticipated vehicles of modern times, the Jeep Gladiator, as well as a pretty compelling take on the all-electric on/off-road adventure truck. There's also a newly detailed all-electric VW Microbus concept, a Ford F-550 dressed up in its fanciest US$1.8 million clothes, a number of brand-new and revived SUV models, and even a few camper vans and trailers. All in all, a great show for truck and utility vehicle fans, particularly the most outdoorsy among them.

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Dec 05, 2018

Do certain essential oils have antibiotic properties?


Essential oils are most commonly associated with aromatherapy and other alternative "medicines", but some researchers are investigating whether they actually have any potential medical benefits. Now a team at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that some essential oils may have antibiotic properties, particularly against a persisting form of the bacteria that causes Lyme disease.

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Dec 04, 2018

Tom Cruise wants you to disable motion smoothing on your TV


There are two types of people in this world: those who are profoundly infuriated by the motion smoothing, or interpolation, effect on modern HDTVs, and those who don't seem to notice that everything they watch looks like it was shot on video like a crappy mid-90s sitcom. Coinciding with the release of Mission Impossible: Fallout on Blu-Ray, Tom Cruise and director Christopher McQuarrie have released a video pleading with viewers to disable motion smoothing on their TVs.

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Dec 04, 2018

New mask to protect military aircrews against weapons of mass destruction


The US Air Force has completed testing of its new face mask for helicopter and other rotary aircraft crews. The Joint Service Aircrew Mask - Rotary Wing (JSAM-RW) mask is one of five variants that will replace a whole range of masks worn by military aircrews, and will not only provide oxygen at high altitudes, but also protect the wearer against nuclear, biological, radiological, and chemical (NBRC) threats.

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Dec 04, 2018

Scientists discover how a single workout can activate your metabolism for days


A fascinating new study from scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center could provide some motivation to get moving, even just occasionally. The research has revealed that a single workout can positively affect the activity of neurons in the brain that influence metabolism for up to two days.

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Dec 04, 2018

First baby born from the uterus of a deceased donor


For some infertile women a uterus transplant is the only way to get pregnant, but donors are so far limited to willing volunteers, which has made the procedure possible in only a handful of cases. Now, scientists at the University of São Paulo have reported the first successful birth of a child after the mother received a uterus transplant from a deceased organ donor. The milestone may expand the options for more women with fertility issues.

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Dec 04, 2018

NYPD to deploy drones over New York, and not everybody's onboard


The New York Police Department (NYPD) has announced new plans to put drones into the air over the Big Apple, listing search and rescue missions and hostage situations as a couple of the intended applications.

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Dec 04, 2018

Large Hadron Collider upgrades to pave the way for higher energy collisions


Not long after celebrating a decade of operation, the world's most powerful particle accelerator is powering down for a couple of years to undergo some upgrades. Scientists at CERN have switched off the Large Hadron Collider following its second round of experiments, gearing it up for a third run that will see particles smashed together harder than ever before.

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Dec 04, 2018

Cheap, fast universal test promises to revolutionize cancer detection


A remarkable new discovery from researchers at the University of Queensland could revolutionize the way doctors diagnose all cancers. The landmark research has created a fast and cheap cancer-detecting test based on the discovery of a unique DNA nanostructure thought to be common across all types of cancer.

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Blood Cancer Diagnosis Test University of Queensland

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Dec 04, 2018

Dolphins in the Jovian clouds among the most astonishing Jupiter images of 2018


Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, has recently delivered a mind-bending torrent of amazing images, thanks to the work of citizen scientists creatively processing the trove of data from the Juno probe. Over the past twelve months we have been treated to some of the best images yet including a magnificent shot of a cloud in the shape of a dolphin, swimming over the Jovian surface.

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Dec 04, 2018

The best multitools of 2018


Whether it's ever-improving materials, human ingenuity or a need to be prepared for whatever problems life can and will throw at us, designers continue to push the boundaries of multitool design in hugely creative ways. 2018 saw the emergence of some truly original ideas that pack all kinds of functionality into implements of strange shapes and sizes. Here are the best of the bunch, some of which can be brought now and some still in the preorder phase.

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Dec 04, 2018

Moldy mouse food postpones SpaceX cargo launch


A SpaceX Dragon cargo flight to the International Space Station (ISS) has been postponed until Wednesday due to moldy mouse chow. Originally scheduled to lift off today, the unmanned CRS-16 mission has been set back until 1:16 pm December 5, 2018 EST because food bars for an onboard rodent experiment have gone off and need replacement.

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Dec 04, 2018

Top 10 most innovative cycling products of 2018


We've been doing these annual lists of standout cycling products for a while now, and as we always state up front … these aren't necessarily the best things from the past year, so much as they're simply some of the most unique. With that disclaimer in mind, read on to see what made our list for 2018.

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Dec 04, 2018

Gene-silencing drug may allow for exercise-free, dieting-free weight loss


For some seriously obese people, the amount of exercise or dieting necessary to address their condition is just too extreme to maintain. There may be new hope on the horizon, however, as scientists are working toward a drug that would allow patients to lose weight without exercising or making any changes to their diet.

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Dec 04, 2018

Payton's Charm sounds the alarm on kids in hot cars


While we may think that it's only irresponsible, negligent people who leave infants or pets in hot cars, it can also sometimes happen to preoccupied folks who simply forget that they've got an extra passenger on board. Payton's Charm is designed to alert them, should that happen.

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Alarm Baby Kickstarter Pets

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Dec 04, 2018

Company behind Copenhagen Wheel scoots into ride-sharing


Way back in 2009, a bunch of MIT scientists hit on the idea of creating an easy swap-out bicycle wheel that had an electric motor at its heart. It took a good long while for the concept to become reality, but in 2017 the Copenhagen Wheel was released. Now the manufacturer - Superpedestrian - is getting into the ride-sharing game with the launch of a new e-scooter today.

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Dec 04, 2018

Alphabet's Wing delivery drone service to launch in Finland next year


Five years ago, Amazon's Jeff Bezos predicted that by now we would all be getting packages delivered by drones. Despite numerous trials and pilots around the globe, we're still waiting. Meanwhile other companies have been nipping at Amazon's heels, including Google's parent company Alphabet. Its Project X drones started delivering burritos to customers in Australia's Capital Territory last year, and has now announced that folks in Finland can look forward to package deliveries by air from early 2019.

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Dec 04, 2018

Two experimental cancer drugs team up after unexpected discovery


Researchers at MIT have used two experimental cancer drugs in tandem to fight melanomas. The team paired protein kinase inhibitors with ribonuclease drugs and set them loose onto tumors, and found that the combination worked better than either drug does alone. The discovery could help reduce side effects of cancer treatments and make them more effective.

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Dec 04, 2018

The reviews are in: PlayStation Classic is one to avoid


The PlayStation Classic launched Monday. We've kept a close eye on developments since its original announcement, speculating on the games we'd like to have seen included and reflecting on those that finally made the cut. I haven't had the chance to review a unit myself, but having come this far, it's worth taking a good look into what those lucky enough to get their hands on a Classic make of it. Be warned: it's not a pretty picture.

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Dec 04, 2018

Hankook rolls out Hexonic and Aeroflex concept tires at Essen


We're suckers for good concept tires here at New Atlas, and it seems there's no shortage of ideas each year for what the future might look like where the rubber hits the road. These two Hankook concepts come to us from the Essen Motor Show, and they concentrate on autonomous comfort and racing downforce.

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Dec 04, 2018

AI neural network builds new virtual cities by studying real ones


To make virtual worlds feel more immersive, artists need to fill them with buildings, rocks, trees, and other objects. Creating and placing all those virtual objects quickly adds up to quite a high development time and cost. But now, researchers at Nvidia have taught artificial intelligence systems how to generate and detail new virtual cityscapes, by training neural networks on real video footage.

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Dec 04, 2018

Gallery: Cutting edge concepts, revamped legends and standout cars of the 2018 LA Auto Show


New Atlas spent the bulk of last week attending the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, which opened to the public over the weekend and runs through Sunday, December 9. The show is a bit more low-key than in past years, but it still has its fair share of major car debuts and appearances, bringing together over a century of automotive design. The cars of this year's show include classics from the deep past, modernized icons of the present, and visions of the near and distant future.

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Dec 03, 2018

World-first electrical stimulation device blazes a new trail into the brain


Open brain surgery is about as dangerous as it sounds, but for sufferers of conditions like Parkinson's and epilepsy it can be the only way to relieve their symptoms. Unfortunately, this means drilling a hole in the skull and stimulating the brain with electrical currents, bringing on the risk of serious side effects. Fortunately, scientists have opened a new doorway to the brain, developing the Stentrode, a promising first-of-a-kind device that can deliver the currents to targeted areas through a small keyhole incision in the neck.

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Dec 03, 2018

Spectacles of the past showcased by the best historic photography of 2018


The Historic Photographer of the Year is only in its second year but it is quickly securing a place as one of the most aesthetically exciting and intellectually stimulating photographic competitions on the increasingly crowded annual calendar. This year's incredible winners celebrate a medieval island commune in France, a surreal WW2 anti-aircraft sea fort, and an ancient Scottish stone circle.

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Dec 03, 2018

First manned Soyuz mission since dramatic abort delivers crew to ISS


The first manned Soyuz flight since the dramatic abort incident in October lifted off today from Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Carrying NASA astronaut Anne McClain , Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques, and Roscosmos cosmonaut Oleg Konenenko, the Russian Soyuz MS-11 spacecraft launched at 6:31 am EST (5:31 pm Baikonur time) and docked with the International Space Station eight hours later.

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Dec 03, 2018

Most powerful gravitational waves event stands out among four new detections


It's been more than three years since astronomers first detected gravitational waves - ripples in the very fabric of spacetime caused by some of the biggest cataclysms in the cosmos. Now, an international team of scientists has presented the full catalog of these events, gathered over the last few years across two observation runs.

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Dec 03, 2018

Historic SpaceX launch sees same rocket reused for a third time


When SpaceX CEO Elon Musk speaks about reusable rockets, he imagines them functioning like airplanes, coming down to land, be cleaned up and then flown again. Rapidly. The company has taken an important step towards this future, for the first time ever flying the same Falcon 9 booster that had already flown twice before.

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Dec 03, 2018

OSIRIS-Rex spacecraft reaches asteroid Bennu


After two years and two months of travel across 1.2 billion mi (two billion km), NASA's Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security-Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft has reached the asteroid Bennu. At about 10:00 am PDT today, the unmanned probe fired its thrusters to place it in a parallel orbit at a distance of 11.8 mi (19 km) of the surface of its target, which it will spend the next year studying and mapping.

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Dec 03, 2018

"Smart" equestrian boots give errant feet a buzz


In equestrian riding, it's important to keep one's heels pointing downward within the stirrups - if the heels move up, the rider has less control. This can be difficult to learn, however, which is why Gallop Equine has created the sensor-packin' Bluetooth-connected SmartBoot.

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Dec 03, 2018

Fraunhofer develops adjustable-length artificial hip


When someone gets a hip replaced, it's not uncommon for that leg to subsequently be a little longer or shorter than it was before. Thanks to a new system developed by German scientists, however, that may soon no longer be the case.

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Dec 03, 2018

NHK launches first 8K TV channel


Japan's NHK has been experimenting with 8K broadcasting since 1995, sending out a compressed "Super Hi-Vision" signal for the first time back in 2012 and then managing to broadcast some events at the 2016 Rio Olympics at 16 times the resolution of the HD televisions you might have in your living room. On Saturday December 1, NHK launched the first daily 8K TV channel.

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Dec 03, 2018

The best smartwatches of 2018


While we've not seen any dramatic innovations in the world of smartwatches during 2018, we have seen some steady progress: more features, better battery life, slimmer designs. If you're in the market for a new smartwatch before 2018 ends, these are the models from the last year to put on your radar.

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Dec 03, 2018

A big year for small living: The best tiny houses of 2018


2018 has been a big year for small living and we've seen some firms trying to stand out in a crowded market by fitting their models with clever space-saving ideas and novel technology. Featuring raising roofs, motorized beds, and larger models that offer as much living space as a city apartment but on wheels, here's our pick of the best tiny houses of the year.





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Dec 03, 2018

Onak rolls out updated folding canoe


With the original Onak "origami" canoe, you could cycle to the canal or coastline with a trolley in tow, unpack and assemble at the water's edge and then throw in your gear and paddle away with up to two others aboard. The updated Onak 2.0 offers much the same experience, but comes with a few welcome improvements.

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Dec 03, 2018

Yumin Art Nouveau Collection crowned World Interior of the Year


During this year's WAF (World Architecture Festival), its sister event, the Inside World Festival of Interiors, also took place in Amsterdam. The three-day function, which celebrates interior design excellence, culminated with the crowning of the Yumin Art Nouveau Collection as the 2018 World Interior of the Year.







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Dec 03, 2018

Up close with the 2019 Ford Ranger


Absent from the US market since 2011, Ford's mid-size pickup has been hugely popular as a twin-cab utility pickup elsewhere in the world. Now the Ranger's back on home turf, and we had a chance to get up close and personal at the International off-road and UTV expo in Scottsdale.

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