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Jun 19, 2018

Facebook wants you to read your messages by touch


As part of Facebook's ongoing quest to be first to capitalize on The Next Big Thing in Technology (whatever it turns out to be), the social media juggernaut has written a check for some Purdue College research into haptic technology that can not only alert you to new messages through your skin, but read them too.

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Wearables

Facebook Haptics Purdue University Facebook tools target revenge porn Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it Finally! Employees can be on Facebook all day and call it work Facebook's internet-broadcasting drone takes to the skies for the first time

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Jun 19, 2018

Cancer-killing nanoparticles sneak through defenses camouflaged in tumor cells


Cancer has a few tricks up its sleeve to defend itself from the body's immune system, but a new therapy designed by researchers at Penn State has now turned one of those tactics against it. The team camouflaged a cancer-killing drug using cells from the tumor itself, allowing them to sneak medicine past the tumor's defenses like a nanoscale Trojan horse and deliver a killing blow from the inside.

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Medical

Bloodstream Cancer Drug delivery Nanoparticles Pennsylvania State University The Immune System Tumors World's first ciliary microrobots could change the way we take medicine

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Jun 19, 2018

New Suzuki Jimny is on the way, and we just wanna pinch its cheeks


Suzuki has released the first images of its upcoming new Jimny 4x4… And it looks like an adorably baby-faced take on a mini G-Wagen. Bug-eyed, tiny and boxy, all it needs is the roof off, four ridiculously goodlooking male models and some orange mocha frappuccinos.

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Automotive

4WD Suzuki Suzuki shows GSX-250R mini-sportsbike at China's CIMA motorcycle expo Suzuki GSX-250R review: Humble commuter rocks Superbike style Suzuki's infotainment suite nails the basics Suzuki Ignis review: Cheap, meet cheerful Three new Japanese café racers on the way for 2018

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Jun 19, 2018

Mysterious breed of black hole shows itself as it devours a star


Black holes seem to fall into two main categories: relatively small and supermassive. That leaves a huge empty middle ground, and astronomers have long proposed that there must be intermediate-mass black holes (IMBHs) somewhere in between. Now, scientists from the University of New Hampshire have captured the best evidence so far of the existence of these mysterious middleweights, as one emerges from the dark to snack on an unsuspecting star.

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Space

Black hole ESA NASA Stars Swift Satellite University of New Hampshire X-ray Star-destroying black hole sets record for longest lunch

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Jun 19, 2018

Tern revamps its Vektron folding ebike range for Q3 2018


Taiwan-based Tern Bicycles has revamped its Vektron folding e-bike range, making these convenient commuters lighter, stronger, quieter, more comfortable and more practical than ever, with a modest price drop to boot.

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Bicycles

Electric Bicycle Foldable bike Tern Brompton folding bike goes electric Tern jolts the Vektron folding e-bike to life World's lightest folding bike pedals to production Electric fat folder hauls cargo on and off road Oru upgrades folding kayak for faster unfurling

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Jun 19, 2018

Chinese scientists test CRISPR on monkeys and find no off-target mutations


With the first UK and US human trials using the potentially revolutionary CRISPR gene editing technique about to commence, several questions still hover over the ultimate safety of this system. A team of Chinese scientists has now conducted the first full assessment of the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 on non-human primates to ascertain whether it results in off-target mutations.

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Medical

CRISPR Genome Monkeys Breakthrough research produces healthy monkey clones Monkeys in captivity start to resemble humans - in their guts Yellow fever decimating howler monkeys in Brazil Caloric restriction increase

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Jun 18, 2018

Coal plant waste helps build environmentally-friendly, cementless concrete


Concrete production is one of the largest sources of carbon dioxide emissions in the world, after transportation and energy. To make the ubiquitous building material more environmentally friendly, the industry has been adding by-products from coal-fired power plants, but doing so had its own problems. Now, researchers at Rice University have developed a new composite binder that can almost completely replace cement, and reduce waste from power plants at the same time.

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Materials

Building and Construction Carbon Dioxide Cement Concrete Construction Environmentally-friendly Materials Rice University

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Jun 18, 2018

Cauldryn's modular camping mug now brews coffee and blends margaritas


Last year, the Cauldryn Fyre made its way to campsites, taking portable cooking to new heights. Not only can this bottle-like camp cooker heat water and cook meals, it can also boil liquids, allowing you to purify unclean water without a fire or gas burner. The Fyre was advance in preparedness, and Cauldryn takes another step forward with the Fyre V2, which packs an array of modular accessories, including a blender, bug zapper and percolator.

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Outdoors

Camping Coffee Cooking Outdoor Survival The best camping gadgets, gifts and gear innovations of 2017 Ready Fuel gel fire starter burns at 1,200°F

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Jun 18, 2018

MIT's "smart power outlets" use machine learning to prevent circuits tripping unnecessarily


Arc-fault detectors can be invaluable protectors against electrical fires, but they can also be a nuisance if they start switching off devices and appliances when there's no safety risk. To cut down on the false alarms, an MIT team of engineers is working on new "smart outlets" that use neural networks to not only determine if a detected arc is dangerous, but also what type of devices are plugged into the outlet.

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Electronics

Artificial Intelligence Electrical MIT MIT's AI deduces ingredients and recipes from food photos Google's AI beats world's top-ranking Go player NVIDIA's credit card-sized machine learning module ups to IQ of prototype drone

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Jun 18, 2018

Review: Panasonic GX9 makes a compelling case for the compact camera


Panasonic has done an admirable job packing high-end marquee features into the tiny compact GX9 street shooter - in particular, a sensor, wireless comms and dual image stabilisation to equal the flagship G9. But what has been sacrificed in the name of portability?

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Digital Cameras

Micro Four Thirds Mirrorless Cameras Panasonic Panasonic's compact GX9 gets high-end sensor, dual stabilization Panasonic Lumix GX850 review: Software boosted selfie shooter Olympus twists the knife with updated DSLR-killer Panasonic announces the novice- and selfie-friendly GF7

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Jun 18, 2018

Amazon under pressure to stop selling facial recognition tech to police


Days after the first shots were fired in a looming UK legal battle questioning law enforcement uses of facial recognition technology, Amazon has been bombarded with a massive petition and several letters demanding it stop providing a similar technology to governments and law enforcement.

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Computers

Amazon Facial Recognition Governments Law Enforcement US government sued over warrantless phone and laptop border searches What is Net Neutrality and is it important? How will the White House hand over the President's

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Jun 18, 2018

Nvidia AI-based system transforms any video into fluid super slow motion


Researchers from Nvidia have revealed an impressive new system that uses a deep-learning neural network to effectively create smooth high-quality slow motion videos from footage shot at a regular, low frame rate.

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Computers

Artificial Intelligence Neural Network NVIDIA Super slow motion Video Robot see, robot do: Nvidia system lets robots learn by watching humans New face-aging technique could help locate missing persons Artificial synapses fill the gaps for brainier computer chips

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Jun 18, 2018

Toyota throws its hat back in the supercar ring with 1,000-hp GR Super Sport


Earlier this year, Toyota revealed the Gazoo Racing Super Sport Concept, a virile race car-for-the road with a combination of V6 and electric motor propulsion. It showed the car again at the 24 Hours of Le Mans this month, signaling its intentions of building a production version. With technology ripped straight out of the TS050 Hybrid LMP1 car, this "next-generation racehorse" will debut as a barely tamed race car with 986 hp worth of hybrid racing technology.

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Automotive

Gazoo Racing Motorsport Supercars Toyota HFK launches $300 motorcycle DVR with real-time social media sharing Polini targets future motocross champions with XP minicross additions

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Jun 18, 2018

SpeakSee uses mics and app to get deaf people in on the conversation


While there are already speech-to-text apps that allow deaf users to read what other people are saying, they're often thwarted by background noise or multiple people speaking at once. SpeakSee, however, is a new multi-mic system that reportedly works much better.

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Good Thinking

Communications Deaf Indiegogo Speech US Navy tests signal lamp-based ship-to-ship texting KFC's Colonel embraces a communications cone of silence Ford updates Sync in-car comms system LynQ is made to keep you linked outdoors

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Jun 18, 2018

Robotic cuttlefish autonomously scuttles through pipes


It was just back in March that German electrical automation company Festo unveiled two of its latest robots inspired by animals - a crawling/rolling spider and a flying fox bat. Now, it's taken the wraps off BionicFinWave, which moves like a cuttlefish.

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Robotics

Autonomous Biomimicry Festo Fish Underwater Omnidirectional underwater robot inspired by the cuttlefish MITO underwater drone wants to go steady with you $200 Scorkl offers 10 minutes of underwater breathing

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Jun 18, 2018

DroneCatcher drone-netting drone gets an upgrade


There are various places - such as airports, prisons and military bases - where people aren't allowed to fly consumer drones. If someone does so anyway, it's always possible to shoot the thing down or remotely disable it. Another option, however, is to net it in mid-air, using the new-and-improved DroneCatcher.

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Drones

Drone security Tethered drones Tethered drone reins in the complexity US Army welcomes tethered drones into its unmanned aerial fleet Fathom One lets adventurers explore underwater without getting wet DroneSentry jamming system open for orders Dronesta

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Jun 18, 2018

Punks, pirates, samurai and sharks: The most interesting games of E3 2018


E3 delivered relatively little in the way of genuine surprises - the bulk of what was shown was much as we expected. But with plenty of new footage on display there's still plenty to look forward to in the next year or two. Putting aside sequels and familiar intellectual property, here are five that particularly stood out.

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Games

Games PC Playstation Xbox Gran Turismo Sport will (almost) give you an FIA license for the real world Mega Drive Mini spearheads Sega's retro-revival efforts Analysis points to no show for PlayStation 5 before Q4 2019

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Jun 18, 2018

Boss promises lag free, stable wireless connectivity from WL Series


Back in 2016, Line 6 claimed its Relay G10 was the easiest wireless guitar system to use. A year later, Boss joined in with its own plug and play system for a new portable Katana amplifier called the Air. Now the Roland-owned music gear maker has launched a new line of wireless systems called the WL Series, which includes an intriguing pedalboard unit.

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Music

BOSS Guitar Instrument Roland Wireless Pleasing the crowd: Music makers that hit the right note IK crashes synth hardware party with impressive UNO Synth

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Jun 18, 2018

All-new 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe introduced


BMW has introduced the 2019 BMW 8 Series Coupe, making its return to the US after 20 years of absence. The BMW 8 Series is the new flagship for the automaker, as a sports car heading the lineup. The 8 also denotes design language for the BMW brand going forward.

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Automotive

BMW Coupe Sports Cars Subaru BRZ gets a power bump, new chassis setup McLaren 570S Coupé: A "classic sports car" for the McLaren Sports Series Renault relaunches Alpine with ice-cool Vision TVR premieres its 200 mph Griffith at Goodwood Ferrari adds 40 hp and rear-wheel steering to F12 special edition

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Jun 18, 2018

Compact tiny house sleeps six, at a pinch


Tiny Innovations recently revealed its newest tiny house, the Ibiza. The compact dwelling measures just 20 ft (6 m)-long, but can squeeze a maximum of six people inside. It can also, optionally, run fully off-the-grid with a solar panel setup.



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Tiny Houses

Home House Micro-House Tiny Footprint Trailer Luxury tiny house sleeps up to four people off-the-grid Flexible tiny house sleeps up to 7 people Tiny house keeps warm in cooler climes Texas tiny house makes entertaining guests

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Jun 18, 2018

Volvo floats self-docking yacht technology


Cars that park themselves can not only make parking mishaps a thing of the past, but they could also make maximum use of lot space. But the auto space isn't the only area where autonomous technology has potential, as recently seen in Nissan's self-parking slippers. Now Volvo has demonstrated a yacht that can dock itself.

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Marine

Autonomous Vehicles Volvo Yachts Volvo testing technology to prevent meeting of car and kangaroo Volvo's self-driving trucks are going underground First self-driving vehicle produced for Volvo's public trial

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Jun 18, 2018

Nature turning nocturnal in response to human activity


In our relatively short time at the top of the food chain, humans have left an impression that will literally last until the Sun swallows the Earth a few billion years from now. But how does our relentless activity impact the creatures we currently share the planet with? A new study has found that mammals across the globe are increasingly turning nocturnal, in a bid to avoid contact with us pesky humans.

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Environment

Activity Animals Data Human Night UC Berkeley Doomed Phobos will become a ring around Mars Watch this nimble robot make quick work of odd shapes

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Jun 18, 2018

Meet the microbe that breaks the "universal rule" of DNA


In a similar way to the binary code of ones and zeroes that tell a computer program what to do, living cells follow instructions encoded in DNA to construct organisms. It's long been thought that any given DNA sequence would always create the same protein every time a sequence is read out by the cell, but now researchers have found the first exception to this "universal rule," in a species of yeast that chooses between two different translations each time.

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Biology

Amino Acids DNA Max Planck Institute Micro-organisms Protein University of Bath Yeast Wizard-hat amoeba gets named after Gandalf

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Jun 18, 2018

Exciting insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression and anxiety


A compelling new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and mood. The study found that mice given a high-fat diet displayed greater depressive behaviors until microbiome-altering antibiotics returned their behavior back to normal.

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Medical

Anxiety Bacteria Brain Depression Diabetes Microbiome Obesity The bacteria that could lead to a probiotic-based immunization for stress, anxiety and depression

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Jun 18, 2018

The war over coffee: Should cups carry cancer warnings?


The California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) is set to overturn a controversial recent court decision that proposed all coffee shops and makers in the state brand their product with a cancer warning label. The new government regulation is another chapter in the long-running battle over whether a cup of coffee is a legitimate cancer risk.

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Health & Wellbeing

Cancer Carcinogens Coffee Demron lightweight, lead-free radiation-proof suit Scented laundry products found to emit harmful chemicals from dryers Nasty bacteria get gagged with plastic Jet lag shown to cau

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Jun 17, 2018

New antibiotic shows long-lasting promise as superbug killer


Antibiotics have saved countless lives for the better part of a century, but these medical marvels may be approaching the end of their usefulness. Thanks to overuse, bacteria are rapidly evolving resistance to our best drugs, prompting scientists to try to develop new ones. Now, a team at Purdue University has found that a compound called F6 is effective at killing bacteria that have already evolved resistance to existing antibiotics. In tests, the new drug also seems less susceptible to bacterial resistance down the track.

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Medical

Antibiotic Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Bacteria Drug Medication Purdue University Large study finds

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Jun 17, 2018

Indian to produce a street-legal FTR1200 flat tracker for 2019


Indian has decided to go into production with a street-legal flat-tracker "inspired by" the gorgeous FTR1200 Custom concept in these photos. We hope the 2019 FTR1200 is as close to the concept as possible, but we're prepared for disappointment.

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Motorcycles

Indian Motorcycles Retro Katja and Miracle Mike (the Nitrous-breathing Indian Scout named after a headless chicken) Indian intros special edition Chieftans Review: Indian Springfield - a fast, rumbling, quick-change artist Indian turns the Dark Horse into a bagger Indian Springfield goes from cruiser to bagger in minutes

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Jun 17, 2018

Promising gene therapy repairs spinal cord injury in rats


An international team of researchers has successfully regenerated spinal tissue in rat models using a new gene therapy designed to break down scar tissue and allow new nerve cells to grow. The therapy, which used a common antibiotic as the on/off switch to activate the treatment for two months, resulted in rats with spinal injuries relearning complex hand movements.

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Medical

gene therapy Injuries Kings College Paralysis Spinal Spinal zaps return hand movement to paralyzed subjects Brain implants put paralyzed man back in touch with himself Mind-controlled device aids in brain ret

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Jun 17, 2018

CERN's Large Hadron Collider getting major luminosity upgrade


After eight years of banging subatomic particles together, CERN's Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is getting a major upgrade. In a ceremony on Friday, the high-energy physics laboratory broke ground on the High-Luminosity LHC (HL-LHC) project that, when it goes online in 2026, will increase the collision rates of the LHC by up to a factor of seven and allow around 10 times more data to be collected.

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Physics

CERN Large Hadron Collider LHC CERN sets new high-energy collision record LEGO version of Large Hadron Collider picks up speed China to build a particle collider? twice the size of the Large Hadron Collider

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Jun 17, 2018

New maritime electric speed world record set by Jaguar Vector Racing


Jaguar Vector Racing has given electric propulsion on the water a big boost by breaking the British and world electric speed records for a battery-powered boat. On June 15, the Jaguar Vector Racing V20E piloted by Jaguar Vector co-founder and technical director Peter Dredge made an average speed of 88.61 mph (142.6 km/h) over two legs of the 1-km (0.62-mi) course on Coniston Water in northern England, smashing the previous record of 76.8 mph (123.6 km/h) set in 2008.

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Marine

Electric Boats Jaguar Speedboats World Records World's Fastest JimBoat relaunches 6.5-ft electric powerboat for children Aston Martin's AM37 powerboat debuts in Monaco

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Jun 16, 2018

Gittin to fly in one-off Ford Mustang GT Eagle Squadron for Goodwood


World champion drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr has teamed up with Ford to bring a special one-off edition Ford Mustang GT to the Goodwood Festival of Speed. The Eagle Squadron Mustang GT is a tribute to the pilots of the Royal Air Force during World War II and will be auctioned off to raise money for charity.

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Automotive

Ford Ford Mustang Goodwood Mustang Ford's not horsing around with its "Ole Yeller" Mustang 2019 Ford Shelby GT350 is tailored to the track Bojix F-150 headlines a fleet of spiffed-up Fords for SEMA Review: Ford's Mustang GT is a V8-pow

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Jun 16, 2018

Gallery: Rugged campervans (and campervan-like 4x4s) of Germany's Abenteuer & Allrad show


The Volkswagen badge may have dominated among the grilles of camper vans and truck campers at Abenteuer & Allrad 2018, but not every camper there was a "people's car." From expanding Sprinters, to pop-top Land Cruisers, there were plenty of camper vans - and 4x4s with neatly integrated, color-matched camper cabins - that wore badges from the likes of Mercedes-Benz, Toyota and Fiat. And this group included some of the most impressive small motorhomes of the show.

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Automotive

Abenteuer und Allrad Adventure and Allwheel Campervan Camping MAN Mercedes Motorhome Motorhomes

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Jun 15, 2018

Motorized AI-packin' suitcase keeps its eyes on its owner


If you travel a lot, it's possible that you may get tired of dragging your suitcase around. Wouldn't things be easier if it could just follow along beside you? Well, according to Beijing-based startup ForwardX Robotics, that's just what its motorized Ovis suitcase is able to do.

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Good Thinking

Artificial Intelligence Indiegogo Luggage Tracking Airline app lets passengers view luggage location on maps Floatti offers smooth-riding smart luggage Multitasking e-scooter transforms into a seat, travels as a suitcase Smartoo provides a perch for travellers' laptops

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Jun 15, 2018

Whatever it is, electric JackRabbit is made to move you


Tom Piszkin used to coach triathletes at the University of California San Diego, plus he sold bikes to students at a local store. The latter, he tells us, showed him "the mobility challenges faced by students on campus." This prompted him to invent the JackRabbit electric "scooter," which is now the subject of a Kickstarter campaign.

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Urban Transport

Electric Vehicles Kickstarter Mobility Scooter Segway's mini transporter rolls for 14 miles on a single charge Modular eGroov AWD scooter rolls through beach, forest and city Off-road mobility scooter gets beastly

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Jun 15, 2018

Carrots n' beets used to strengthen concrete


It was just back in April that we heard about how scientists had made concrete stronger and more eco-friendly by adding graphene to it. Now, researchers at Britain's Lancaster University are reporting that they've achieved even better results using less-expensive "nano platelets" derived from root vegetable fibers.

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Materials

Cement Concrete Construction Environmentally-friendly Lancaster University Vegetables Genetically engineered probiotics to turn vegetables into cancer-killing agents 3D-printable AstroGro system to foster astronauts' green thumbs

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Jun 15, 2018

American Express to take plastic out of the ocean to put plastic in your pocket


Though efforts are underway to try and tackle the plastic waste problem - from cleaning up floating plastic for reuse to cutting back on single use packaging in stores - the growing number of heart-wrenching images of vast islands of floating waste plastic available online show that there is still much to be done. Yet many of us carry around slim slabs of plastic in our wallets and purses, and when a credit card expires it can end up adding to the waste mountains. American Express has announced a collaboration with Parley to create the first credit card made mostly from ocean plastic.

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Environment

Credit Cards Plastic waste Upcycling Plastic Whale makes office furniture from plastic waste

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Jun 15, 2018

Zaha Hadid wraps hotel in striking exoskeleton


You could be forgiven for thinking that an alien race had made its home in Macau, China, but this extraordinary structure is actually the latest major building by Zaha Hadid Architects. Serving as a flagship hotel for the City of Dreams resort, its perforated form is wrapped in an exoskeleton that provides structural support.









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Architecture

Building and Construction China Hotel Zaha Hadid Zaha Hadid Architects to transform Russia's largest port All aboard! Zaha Hadid-designed train station opens for business Luxury apartment complex will keep residents' feet off the ground

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Jun 15, 2018

Intel processor and rear-facing camera for second generation Samsung Chromebook Plus


Samsung has announced the second version of its premium Chromebook Plus convertible laptop/tablet. The V2 retains the same 360 degree hinge for tablet and laptop modes, packs a stylus for note-taking or drawing on the touchscreen and offers onboard storage expansion via microSD. The Plus sees the ARM processor of old swapped out for an Intel CPU, and it gains a second camera.

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Laptops

Chromebook Chrome OS Samsung The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 marks the start of the Chrome OS tablet era Five of the best budget laptops for 2015 Toshiba updates its Chromebook 2 with a Core i3 chip and backlit keyboard

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Jun 15, 2018

Intel processor and rear-facing camera for second-generation Samsung Chromebook Plus


Samsung has announced the second version of its premium Chromebook Plus convertible laptop/tablet. The V2 retains the same 360 degree hinge for tablet and laptop modes, packs a stylus for note-taking or drawing on the touchscreen and offers onboard storage expansion via microSD. The Plus sees the ARM processor of old swapped out for an Intel CPU, and it gains a second camera.

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Laptops

Chromebook Chrome OS Samsung The Acer Chromebook Tab 10 marks the start of the Chrome OS tablet era Five of the best budget laptops for 2015 Toshiba updates its Chromebook 2 with a Core i3 chip and backlit keyboard

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Jun 15, 2018

How wrapping drugs in spider silk helps craft a better cancer vaccine


Strong and light, spider silk is one of the most impressive materials in the natural world. Both the real thing and synthetic versions have been used to improve everything from clothing to car seats, cooling electronics to preserving produce, making sweet music or helping people hear it, and even patching up severed nerves. Now, scientists in Germany and Switzerland have found a new use for spider silk - wrapping up cancer drugs to protect them until they can reach their tumorous targets.

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Medical

Cancer Drug delivery Immunotherapy

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Jun 15, 2018

Stellar fireworks: Mesmerizing nebulae from our galaxy and beyond


Like fireworks that linger for millennia, nebulae are some of the most photogenic objects in the universe. These vast clouds of dust and gas represent both the birth and death of stars, and their swirling forms lend themselves well to creative names based on whatever shapes observers happen to see in them. New Atlas has collected some of the most breathtaking nebula images ever taken.

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Space

ESA ESO Gallery Hubble Infrared NASA Nebula Spitzer Stars X-ray

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Jun 15, 2018

BMW showcases two sweet customs at France's Wheels and Waves festival


We enjoyed this pair of retro customs BMW decided to air out at this year's Wheels and Waves festival in Biarritz, France. One's a modern desert scrambler built from an R NineT, the other … Would be totally unique if not for its sister bike.

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Motorcycles

BMW Concept Bikes Customs The Typhoon: An obsessively built steampunk board-track superbike Yamaha and Auto Fabrica release limited edition Type 11 retro-futurist cafe racer Project Rhodium Omega celebrates the weird wonders of the Yamaha GTS1000 Project XG-848X: Custom Ducati with hydraulic-lift tank boggles our minds

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Jun 15, 2018

How therapy can reprogram the neurons that recall traumatic memories


Neuroscientists at Switzerland's EPFL have for the first time homed in directly on the specific cluster of neurons in the brain responsible for reprogramming long-term memories of traumatic experiences. The research brings neuroscience closer to answering the long-held question of whether therapy simply works to suppress fear-based memories or whether it actually helps rewrite those memories.

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Biology

Brain Fear Memory Neuroscience PTSD Divisive new study suggests adult human brains do not produce new neurons Study shows short- and long-term memories form simultaneously New study rekindl

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Jun 15, 2018

Car Hammock turns your automobile into a suspended camping lounge


We've seen hammocks on truck hitches, hammocks on car roofs, and even hammocks inside of pickup beds. But what if it's pouring rain and you still want to hammock? Well, you can either get soaked outside or string your hammock up inside your car with the Car Hammock. Forget the mosquito net and tarp and protect yourself in a climate controlled cocoon of solid sheet metal.

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Outdoors

Camping Hammocks DayLite Hammock might just be the world's lightest TrailNest elevates hammocks to the car roof top Swayy's all-in-one hammock creates a hanging insulation bubble for your backside Three-in-one hamm

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Jun 14, 2018

First UK legal challenge to question police use of facial recognition technology


Facial recognition technology is not coming … it's already here. 2018 is fast becoming the year that facial recognition technology finally hits the mainstream with a constant torrent of stories revealing the growing use of these systems by law enforcement agencies around the world. A resident of Cardiff in the UK is now questioning whether the technology violates privacy rights by suggesting that if the country's police forces do not cease using these systems he, and others, will commence high court legal actions.

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Computers

Facial Recognition Human Rights Law Law Enforcement Police Privacy AVG's magic glasses make you invisible to facial recognition software

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Jun 14, 2018

New explosive could render toxic TNT obsolete


It looks as if the days of the venerable explosive trinitrotoluene (TNT) are numbered as researchers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the US Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, Maryland develop a new explosive that has the power of TNT, yet is safer and more environmentally friendly.

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Science

Explosives Los Alamos National Laboratory US Army Research Laboratory CubeSats could soon be zooming around space under their own power NASA's plan to bat away Earth-bound asteroids US Army developing a "Third Arm" for soldiers Remotely monitoring suspect nuclear reactors using antineutrinos

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Jun 14, 2018

KeyWe smart lock is how all locks should work from now on


Korean company KeyWe has launched what it's calling the "smartest lock ever" on Kickstarter. And with WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, a touchpad and an old-fashioned backup key, it's certainly swinging for the fences.

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Around The Home

Kickstarter Lock Bisecu automatic bike lock hits Kickstarter Bowley is back, with an "almost unpickable" padlock Bowley Lock promises high security at a low price Wall-mounted bike lock caters to those who are hung up on security The smart alarm clock ... on steroids Latest smart lock goes Deeper with bike-tracking feature

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Jun 14, 2018

US$139 KeyWe smart lock is how all locks should work from now on


Korean company KeyWe has launched what it's calling the "smartest lock ever" on Kickstarter. And with WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth, a touchpad and an old-fashioned backup key, it's certainly swinging for the fences.

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Around The Home

Kickstarter Lock Bisecu automatic bike lock hits Kickstarter Bowley is back, with an "almost unpickable" padlock Bowley Lock promises high security at a low price Wall-mounted bike lock caters to those who are hung up on security The smart alarm clock ... on steroids Latest smart lock goes Deeper with bike-tracking feature

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Jun 14, 2018

Blood-based biomarker may predict whether you'll get the flu


A team of scientists from Stanford University School of Medicine has discovered a blood-based genetic biomarker that could predict how likely a person is to become ill when exposed to the flu virus.

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Science

Biomarkers Blood Genetics Influenza Stanford University The Immune System Potential blood and urine test for autism greeted with skepticism Could a blood test accurately diagnose autism? Sweat-sensing wristband monitors the state of your health

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Jun 14, 2018

Bacteria engineered to treat constipation


When it comes to treatments for constipation, the options aren't plentiful, nor are they always particularly effective. Help may be on the way, however, in the form of genetically-engineered bacteria.

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Medical

Bacteria Genetic engineering Mayo Clinic Microbiome Treatment Largest ever microbiome study offers novel insights into gut bacteria and human health New research reveals how gut bacteria can control our genes Are non-toxic food preservatives having an adverse effect on our gut bacteria?

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Jun 14, 2018

Morphing 3D-printed objects move by magnetism


Some day, it may be possible for tiny squishy biomedical robots to make their way through people's bodies, without being tethered to an external power supply or control unit. We've recently gotten a step closer to that being a reality, thanks to 3D-printing tech that produces magnetically-responsive devices.

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3D Printing

Magnetic MIT Soft Robotics 3D printers can even make magnets now Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) - a breakthrough in brain science Iron particles and magnetism get soft-bodied robots moving Brain stimulation pinpoints precise memory boost

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Jun 14, 2018

Fully-functioning Dick Tracy wristwatch radio is on the way


Of all the pieces of pop culture "spy gear" that have been dreamed up over the years, one of the most iconic is the 2-way wristwatch radio used by comic-strip detective Dick Tracy. Well, if a just-launched Indiegogo campaign is successful, you'll soon be able to get one that actually makes calls.

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Wearables

Indiegogo Retro Wristwatch HM6 Alien Nation watch dumps the case for crystal Clever clip keeps time on luxury watches A steampunk wristwatch fit for an 18th century philospher $396K cobalt chrome wristwatch takes extravagance to new heights HYT H1 Ghost watch c

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Jun 14, 2018

Udoo ramps up maker power with the Bolt super mini computer


Back in 2013, single board computer project Udoo launched on Kickstarter with a new mini computer that promised four times the power of a Raspberry Pi and all the functionality of an Arduino. Now the team is back with a powerful maker board called the Bolt that's pitched as "ideal for AI, Computer Vision, AR, VR and IoT."

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Computers

Arduino Artificial Intelligence Augmented Reality Internet of Things Kickstarter Mini-PC Virtual Reality Intel's Project Alloy: An all-in-one AR/VR headset that skips the controllers

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Jun 14, 2018

Chicago picks The Boring Company for high-speed link to airport


Rush hour gridlock in downtown Chicago could be set to ease thanks to an underground express transportation system that will ferry passengers to the city's O'Hare Airport. The City of Chicago has just selected Elon Musk's Boring Company to design, build, pay for, operate and maintain the Express Loop, which will see electric pods carry up to 16 people to or from the airport in as little as 12 minutes.

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Urban Transport

Electric Vehicles Public Transport The Boring Company Transport Moving walkway networks would be an efficient transport option for car-free cities Hyperloop One shows off magnetic drive in dramatic demonstration

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Jun 14, 2018

11 awesome Volkswagen campers from the Adventure & Allwheel show


We didn't see as many Volkswagen campers as expected in the parking lot, but the other side of the Abenteuer & Allrad (Adventure & Allwheel) gate was a very different story. There was an entire tent dedicated to Volkswagen campers and other upfitted vehicles, and there were plenty of other VWs scattered about the show. And we're not just talking the ubiquitous Transporter camper vans and buses, but also larger Crafter campers, Amarok pickup campers and chassis-based Class C motorhomes.

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Automotive

Campervan Camping Motorhome Motorhomes Off-grid Off-road Outdoor Pickup

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Jun 14, 2018

Antarctic ice loss and sea level rise rates have tripled since 2012


An international team of scientists from over 40 organizations around the world has completed the most comprehensive assessment of how Antarctica's ice mass is changing - and as expected, the results are worrying. The Ice Sheet Mass Balance Inter-comparison Exercise (IMBIE) shows that the rate of ice loss - and the resulting sea level rise - has tripled since 2012, compared to a more steady rate over the last 25 years.

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Environment

Antarctic Climate Change ESA glacier Ice JPL Undiscovered plants and animals may reside in warm caves under Antarctic glaciers Million-year old water explains Blood Falls mystery

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Jun 14, 2018

Firefly wireless earbuds offer fast charging and Bluetooth 5.0 at a budget price


Hong Kong startup Jabees has now launched its first Kickstarter campaign, taking orders for its new wireless earbuds called Firefly which pack fast charging, Bluetooth 5.0, and intuitive tap controls into a budget price.

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Music

Bluetooth Earbuds Wireless Review: Hearing augmentation IQbuds turn background noise down and conversations up Review: Sol Republic Relays Wireless Sport Bluetooth headphones not the right fit Plugfones updates its Bluetooth earplug/earbud hybrid Audiologist-grade IQBuds Boost: Intelligent hearing aid tech in Bluetooth earbuds

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Jun 14, 2018

Review: Baby Jogger's classy City Go/Mini GT travel system


New Atlas' Loz Blain has been making babies again, and the good folk at Baby Jogger have been good enough to provide him with a means to carry them about. The City Go/City Mini GT combination travel system is a modular kit that lets you go from home to car to stroller with ease.

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Children

Baby Pram Stroller Elliptical Stroller is exactly what its name implies Stroller attachment lets you roll with your kids Longboardstroller lets you skateboard with your kid, literally Skoda makes the baby stroller more manly Transforming tricycle hauls kids or cargo i

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Jun 14, 2018

Review: Into the fray with Baby Jogger's classy City Go/Mini GT travel system


New Atlas' Loz Blain has been making babies again, and the good folk at Baby Jogger have been good enough to provide him with a means to carry them about. The City Go/City Mini GT combination travel system is a modular kit that lets you go from home to car to stroller with ease.

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Children

Baby Pram Stroller Elliptical Stroller is exactly what its name implies Stroller attachment lets you roll with your kids Longboardstroller lets you skateboard with your kid, literally Skoda makes the baby stroller more manly Trans

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Jun 14, 2018

Entanglement "on demand" sets the stage for quantum internet


With more sensitive data than ever being shared - and stolen - online, more secure connections are desperately needed. The answer could be a quantum internet, where information is passed almost instantaneously between nodes that have been quantum entangled, and are physically unhackable since any unauthorized observation of the data will scramble it. Researchers at Delft University of Technology have now overcome a major hurdle to that technology, by generating quantum links faster than they deteriorate.

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Physics

Data Delft University of Technology Entanglement Network Quantum Computing Quantum Information Quantum Physics

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Jun 13, 2018

The mischievous French artist who turned an old caravan into a swimming pool


French artist Benedetto Bufalino has been transforming ordinary cars into surreal art installations for several years now. His latest work adventurously reclaims an old camping trailer and miraculously turns it into a functional, mobile swimming pool.

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Good Thinking

Art Car Caravan Trailer Sleek, compact camper pod grows to 3 times its size at the push of a button Scandinavian-inspired teardrop trailer blurs the lines between indoors and out Taxa stretches its forelegs with the Mantis camping trailer Airstream sheds its aluminum shell with the Nest fiberglass glamper

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Jun 13, 2018

Cost-effective method of extracting uranium from seawater promises limitless nuclear power


The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in association with LCW Supercritical Technologies has made a potentially important breakthrough for the nuclear industry by extracting five grams of powdered uranium, called yellowcake, from ordinary seawater. The new process uses inexpensive, reusable acrylic fibers and could one day make nuclear energy effectively unlimited.

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Energy

Nuclear Ocean PNNL Uranium Turning up the heat on titanium alloy leads to increase in strength Scientists accidentally create nanorods that harvest water from the air

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Jun 13, 2018

Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory


The connection between food and memory is one of those fundamentally human experiences we can all relate to. A compelling new study from the University of Southern California has revealed an intriguing explanation behind this prominent phenomenon, and it illustrates how strongly the "second brain" in our gut communicates with our brain.

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Science

Brain Evolution Food Nerves Neuroscience The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years How "Snowball Earth" led to the evolution of complex life Newly

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Jun 13, 2018

NASA drone ditches chase plane in milestone flight


Unmanned aircraft took an historic step forward on Tuesday as NASA conducted the first flight of a large, remote-piloted drone through public airspace without the usual safety chase plane. Using advanced communication and collision avoidance technology, the Ikhana aircraft took off the Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California and flew to Fresno and back while sharing the air with commercial and private pilots.

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drones NASA NASA puts nationwide traffic control system for drones to the test Chinese retail giant building one-ton delivery drones Zipline announces faster-than-ever drone delivery service LA Drone Film Festival w

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Jun 13, 2018

Opportunity rover may be dying as Martian storm intensifies


As a giant dust storm roars across a quarter of the face of Mars, NASA's Opportunity rover is facing possible extinction. In a teleconference, NASA engineers announced today that mission control at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California has lost contact with the unmanned probe, as the storm prevents the craft's solar panels from charging its batteries.

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Space

Mars NASA Opportunity Opportunity fights for life amidst a giant Martian dust storm Opportunity rover notches up 5,000 days on Mars and counting Opportunity has close encounter with Martian dust devil NASA solves Martian rock mystery

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Jun 13, 2018

The Nexibi - it's both a bike lock and a rear rack


Bicycle locks can be a hassle to cart around, which is why we've seen ones that double as part of the bike, such as its handlebars, seatpost, pedal and saddle. One of the latest, the Nexibi, is a folding lock that also serves as a rear rack.

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Bicycles

Bike Racks Folding Kickstarter Lock Security Theft Foldylock takes a new approach to the folding bike lock Locking up your bike with a zip-tie?

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Jun 13, 2018

OnePlus 6 review: the best flagship killer OnePlus has put out yet


Four years and eight phones down the line, the OnePlus mission remains the same: to offer flagship-quality phones at the cheapest possible price. We've spent the last week testing out the latest phone to aim for that goal, the brand new OnePlus 6, and here are our thoughts.

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Mobile Technology

OnePlus Reviews Smartphones OnePlus 3 review: OnePlus finds its "flagship killer" at last OnePlus 3T vs. OnePlus 3 OnePlus 3 vs. OnePlus 2 OnePlus 2 vs. OnePlus One LG G6 vs. OnePlus 3 and 3T

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Jun 13, 2018

Robotic device is made to draw blood


We've already seen a robotic device that's capable of inserting intravenous needles in people's arms. Now, researchers from New Jersey's Rutgers University have designed an automated system for drawing and analyzing blood samples, which could potentially increase efficiency and reduce the human error factor in medical settings.

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Robotics

Automation Blood Diagnostic devices Lab on a Chip Microfluidic Rutgers University Scientists put "five-second rule" to the test Squishy motor powers robots that can take a beating Biometric tech IDs you by

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Jun 13, 2018

Hyundai Grandmaster flashes a glimpse at the future of sensuously sporty SUV styling


Hyundai stunned the 2018 Geneva Motor Show when it previewed its new "Sensuous Sportiness" design language in the form of the impossibly sleek HDC-1 Le Fil Rouge design study. Now it's providing a second peek into the future with the HDC-2 Grandmaster. This concept SUV isn't quite as effortlessly stylish as its predecessor, but is indeed a dramatic departure from contemporary Hyundais. The future at Hyundai will be nothing if not interesting.

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Automotive

Concept Cars Hyundai SUV Hyundai heats up its i30 hatch with N performance trim Hyundai promises 580-km range for new hydrogen-powered SUV Genesis gives the NY Auto Show an electric shock with Essentia Concept

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Jun 13, 2018

Magnetic nanoparticles could salvage yucky wine


If wines such as cabernet sauvignon contain high amounts of chemical compounds known as alkylmethoxypyrazines (MPs), their fruity/floral bouquet can be overwhelmed, resulting in an off-putting flavor and aroma. Now, scientists have used magnetic nanoparticles to remove MPs from wine like never before.

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Science

American Chemical Society Magnetic Nanoparticles University of Adelaide Wine Winemaking waste could be raw material for biofuel Embedded nanoparticles clear the way for smart glass devices USB connections can "leak" private data to adjacent ports

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Jun 13, 2018

Byton unveils second prototype self-driving electric car


Byton, a self-described "intelligent electric vehicle maker" based in California, has unveiled the K-Byte. This self-driving sedan will be shown at the upcoming CES Asia as a premium sedan concept built on the Byton EV platform. Its main feature is integrated, retractable sensors.

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Automotive

Autonomous Vehicles Electric Vehicles Self-Driving Honda sets its sights on level 4 autonomy by 2025 Continental takes CUbE to Frankfurt for self-driving trials Nuro unveils its autonomous delivery vehicle Anatomy of autonomy: A look at how self-driving cars think

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Jun 13, 2018

New tech promises fast and precise detection of infections


Although there already are methods of determining if someone has an infection, those methods have their limitations. Scientists from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) have developed what they believe is a better technique, which incorporates electrochemistry.

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Medical

Diagnostic devices Infections University of Texas US Navy "smart" prosthetics monitor for signs of infection How to quickly identify sepsis-causing bacteria - melt it down LG's handrail sterilizer promises to keep escalators germ-free Antibiotic-free method to protect animals from common infections

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Jun 13, 2018

Gallery: Modern architecture that highlights the rugged beauty of concrete


Concrete is a ubiquitous, often unremarkable, building material but in the right hands, it can be sculpted into truly special architectural works. Join us as we celebrate some of the best recent uses of concrete we've seen.



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Architecture

Building and Construction Concrete Home House Huge concrete beams frame ocean views from a "levitating" coastal home in Chile Chilean cliffside house is one for the concrete connoisseurs Work underway on EU's first 3D-printed concrete house Recycled wood waste makes concrete

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Jun 13, 2018

Zaha Hadid Architects' latest work is a ... hat?


Zaha Hadid Architects has an impressive back catalog of work and is responsible for some of the world's most ambitious architecture of recent years. However, the firm's latest project is, on the face of it at least, a bit of a head-scratcher.











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Clothing Zaha Hadid Zip-away heated shorts keep the frost off your nethers Saint single-layer motorcycle denim weaves safety into fashion It's alive! Robotic jacket mimics plants to regulate body temperature App-controlled wardrobe steams so you don't have to fold Bull-it Jeans' armored hoodie packs protection comparable to a set of leathers

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Jun 13, 2018

Ava makes travel-friendly ukulele even more portable


Let's face it, the ukulele is a pretty travel-friendly instrument. Even the biggest of the bunch is only 30 inches long. And once you've got your strum action nailed, it's quite easy to pick up and play. Clearly Candace Chen thinks that a 20/21-inch soprano is too lengthy for travel, and has created the 16 inch long headless Ava.

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Music

Kickstarter Travel Ukulele Astro ukulele folds down to pocket-friendly dimensions Ukelation adds electric color to sea, sand, surf and song Review: Follow-me LED learning with the Populele smart uke Follow-me learning ukulele is promised to get you playing in minutes

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Jun 13, 2018

Review: 2018 GMC Terrain is pretty ... and pretty great, too


GMC has completely revamped its Terrain for 2018 and the new generation of the crossover is improved in almost every way. It's a bit smaller and lighter, easier to drive, more comfortable, and more efficient. There are drawbacks to the new 2018 Terrain, but not enough to hurt its family-friendly appeal.

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Automotive

Crossover GMC SUV Terrain Review: 2017 Mazda CX-9 cuts an impressive crossover figure Review: 2018 Buick Enclave takes the family to the premium level Review: 2019 Jeep Cherokee stays the course Review: 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe may not bling it, but does bring it

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Jun 13, 2018

Ethec's awkward 2WD electric motorcycle packs a monster 250-mile range


The Ethec electric motorcycle - designed and built by Swiss university students - is a strange jumble of ideas that are individually very nice. With a massive 15-kWh battery box, it offers a range around 250 miles. And it's got a second hub motor in the front wheel to improve its regenerative braking.

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Motorcycles

2WD Electric Motorcycles ETH Zurich Zero Motorcycles' 2018 models boast faster charging, more range Confederate partners with Zero Motorcycles and goes electric Italian electric cruiser breaks cover at AIMExpo 2017 Indian startup develops an electric sportbike with 500-km range

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Jun 13, 2018

Solar-powered harvester sucks drinkable water out of thin air


Although there are trillions of liters of water floating around in the air, it's not easily accessible for those who need it. Now engineers at UC Berkeley have developed a device powered only by the Sun that can pluck practical quantities of drinkable water out of thin air, and they've successfully field-tested it in the Arizona desert.

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Environment

Arizona Atmosphere Metals Molecules UC Berkeley Water "Two-faced" droplets roll over to highlight bacteria in food Molecular nanosubmarines can target and kill specific cancer cells

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Jun 13, 2018

2019 Ford Shelby GT350 is tailored to the track


Ford Performance has released information on the upgraded 2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang, which benefits from experience gained from the Mustang road course racing programs. The changes include aerodynamic improvements, vehicle balance and precision, and new tires from Michelin.

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Automotive

Ford Ford Mustang Mustang Shelby Sports Cars Shelby lets loose a pair of supercharged Super Snakes Limited-run Super Snake celebrates Shelby's half-century Track-only club racing Mustang joins the paddock Original Shelby engineers give 1965 GT35

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Jun 13, 2018

Breakthrough research answers mysteries behind vital cancer-suppressing gene


A breakthrough study from researchers at the University of Melbourne has uncovered a vital genetic mechanism that sheds light on how a vital cancer-suppressing gene prevents tumors from developing. This research will not only help identify certain patients who are at a higher risk of developing specific cancers, but also directs researchers on a new path toward targeted and safer treatments.

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Medical

Cancer gene therapy Protein Tumors University of Melbourne Implantable device translates thought into action for people with spinal injuries Genome sequence expands on the story of the extinct Tasmanian tiger

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Jun 13, 2018

Honey can reduce damage from swallowing button batteries


To small children, button batteries can look like tempting candy treat. But swallowing these batteries can result in serious injuries and even death, with their ability to burn through a child's esophagus in a matter of hours. Acting quickly is key, and researchers have now found the best approach to take before the battery can be removed at a hospital is regular servings of honey.

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Health & Wellbeing

Batteries Safety Additives keep lithium-ion batteries from catching fire Samsung explains Galaxy Note 7 battery fault, outlines new safety checks Coating makes swallowing batteries safer for curious kids Printable solid-state PRISS battery to change the shape of battery technolog

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Jun 13, 2018

Porsche celebrates its 70th in style with 911 Speedster Concept


70 years ago, Porsche propelled itself out of WW2 with a sports car concept that paved the way for the performance car company we know today. Now, Porsche is celebrating the legacy of the 356 Model 1 with a stripped-back, lightly retro 911 Speedster Concept that might see production in 2019.

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Automotive

Concept Cars Porsche Porsche Mission E provides all-electric glimpse at the future of supercars Porsche supports adventures on and off road with electric wagon concept Porsche looks to the past for faster, lighter 911 Carrera T 4 ways to get old-school Porsche 911 thrills in a modern package Porsche

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Jun 12, 2018

Diamond dust found to be cause of strange space signals


Here on Earth, 80 years of advertising has told us that diamonds are special, but our shiny stones have nothing on the weird and wonderful forms seen out in space. Diamonds in meteorites tell the tale of long-lost worlds, it might actually rain diamonds on planets like Uranus and Neptune, and there's even the chance of huge, planet-sized diamonds floating around out there. Now, astronomers have found that mysterious microwave signals around stars could be caused by swirling clouds of diamond dust.

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Space

Astronomy Diamonds microwave Nanoparticles Stars Telescope

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Jun 12, 2018

Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug


A fascinating new study from researchers at Temple University has successfully reversed cognitive impairments in mice with dementia. The research utilized a 20-year-old asthma drug to treat the animals and the hope is to fast track clinical trials to verify the results in human subjects.

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Medical

Alzheimer's Disease Asthma Dementia Neuroscience One night of sleep deprivation leads to increase in Alzheimer's protein Family history found to impact onset age of Alzheimer's disease Scientists identify protein central to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease

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Jun 12, 2018

Psychedelic Medicine 101: The curious case of ketamine


Psychedelic Medicine 101 is a series investigating the past, present and future medical uses of some formerly taboo substances. This episode examines the curious story of ketamine, initially developed to be an anesthetic before researchers and psychonauts discovered its unique and unusual effects on the brain.

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Science

Drugs Psychedelic Medicine Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics Psychedelic Medicine 101: Psilocybin and the magic of mushrooms Is Woebot, a mental health chatbot, the future of therapy? Intellectual Freedom versus the feudal lords of medicine Ketamine found to rapidly reduce suicidal thoughts and depression

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Jun 12, 2018

MIT trains AI to track people's movements through walls


In 2013, an MIT team found a way to see through walls using WiFi radio signals and in 2015 they could see well enough to identify individuals. Now, led by Dina Katabi from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), they've hooked the latest version, called RF-Pose, to an artificial intelligence (AI) neural network as a way to teach the system to deduce a person's postures and movements even when completely hidden.

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Science

Artificial Intelligence MIT Radio Waves Tracking Beerbots demonstrate robotic collaboration by serving drinks in a makeshift bar 52 genes associated with intelligence discovered

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Jun 12, 2018

Scientists diagnose asthma via simple nose swab


Mild to moderate asthma can be difficult to diagnose, as its symptoms change over time and are often affected by other respiratory conditions. A new test, however, is able to definitively determine whether or not a patient has asthma - via just a swabbing of the nose.

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Medical

Asthma Diagnosis Machine Learning Mount Sinai Hospital RNA Newly identified biomarkers flag potential for better asthma diagnosis and treatment Simpler test for asthma scans saliva for telltale signs Could a blood test accurately diagnose autism? To diagnose autism, watch the e

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Jun 12, 2018

Ghost X actioncam is big on battery life, small on price


Back when GoPro was first making its name in the actioncam game, one of its main competitors was Britain's Drift Innovation. Now, the company is set to release its latest offering, the budget-friendly and long-running Ghost X.

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Digital Cameras

Actioncam Video Cameras LG's LTE-enabled Action CAM can livestream to YouTube and keep a watchful eye on your home Graava actioncam promises videos that are all killer, no filler Review: Polaroid Cube Drift Innovation announces its smallest actioncam yet, the Stealth 2 TomTom wants you to "shake to edit" wit

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Jun 12, 2018

Augmented Reality smartphone dongle bids the tape measure farewell


Just when we thought tapeless tape measures would be the year's pinnacle of innovation in measuring devices, along comes a breakthrough that more or less gets rid of the measure to boot. The Arrim One purports to be the world's first "professional" Augmented Reality measuring device - a small laser emitter which connects to a smartphone to size up straight lines, circles and angles, and shows those measurements in your AR view of the world. A Kickstarter to fund the project is hurtling towards its US$20,000 target.

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Mobile Technology

Augmented Reality Kickstarter Laser Bose's AR platform starts by focusing on sound, not visuals DigiLens partners with Sena to produce augmented reality motorcycle helmets Ghost AR headset uses your phone to genera

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Jun 12, 2018

Implant brings heart medication right to the target


After a heart attack occurs, non-beating scar tissue forms on the part of the organ that was affected - and this can lead to heart failure. There could be new hope, however, in the form of an implanted device that delivers medication directly to that tissue.

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Medical

Harvard Heart attack Heart Failure Implant MIT Blood test promises rapid and portable diagnoses of heart attacks Toyota investigates heart-monitoring vehicles to prevent accidents Injectable hydrogel shores up damaged hearts Soft robotic hea

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Jun 12, 2018

Gallery: The proud and playful architecture of Japan's Kengo Kuma


Over the span of three decades, Japan's Kengo Kuma has risen to prominence through a thoughtful approach to traditionally-infused contemporary architecture. It's a career that was first inspired by an iconic Olympic stadium and has now come full circle in a way, with Kuma designing a new National Stadium for the forthcoming 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo. Here we take a look over the famed architect's most magnificent creations, and put a few questions to the man himself about his influences over the journey.

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Architecture

Gallery Japan Timber Gallery: The glitz and glamor of the hospitality world's best new architecture 10 of the most beautiful airplanes from the history of aviation Treehouse gallery in Mexico gives art a warm wel

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Jun 12, 2018

Love Hultén pays homage to the dawn of video gaming with OriginX


Last year we had a brief look at some of the wonderful handcrafted arcade tributes of Sweden's Love Hultén, including a portable two-player console he called the Cary42. The retro-modern designer says his latest build, dubbed OriginX, is a design nod to a Pong arcade cabinet, the insanely popular table tennis game from Atari that helped kickstart video gaming.

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Games

Art Gaming Handbuilt Retro Hand-crafted beauty pays tribute to the dawn of home computing Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King Synths of the 70s provide inspirational flavoring for hand-made music workstation

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Jun 12, 2018

3 World Trade Center officially opens in NYC


New York City's new 3 World Trade Center, designed by London-based firm Rogers Stirk Harbour Partners, has been declared open for business in an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Standing on the same Manhattan plot as the original building destroyed in the September 11 attacks, the supertall skyscraper rises to a height of 1,079 ft (328 m).











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Architecture

Building and Construction LEED New York Office Skyscrapers Accordion-style unfolding tower takes out eVolo's 2018 Skyscraper Competition How long should a skyscraper live for?

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Jun 12, 2018

Mylo e-scooter folds in under a second


If you work in the city but live on its outskirts, traveling to the office by train or bus can be much less stressful than taking the car. But the distance from the train station or bus depot to your desk might still be quite a trek by foot, leading many commuters to invest in portable transport solutions - ranging from rollerskates to Solowheels and pedal assist e-bikes to kickscooters. After being well received in Asia, Pim Bicycles is adding another option for that last North American mile ... the Mylo folding e-scooter.

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Urban Transport

Electric Vehicles Scooter Tilting-Vehicle Tricycle Trike

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Jun 12, 2018

Multifunctional hammock moonlights as a tent or awning


A tent, a hammock, a rain tarp, and a lean-to are all variations on one theme, but they don't normally stand in well for each other. Rather than packing a whole bunch of different kinds of tarps on your travels, Church Outdoor Gear has now unwrapped the Walden Hammock, with a unique shape that lets it transform into several types of shelter as quick as the weather changes.


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Outdoors

Camping Hammocks Hiking Kickstarter Outdoor Shelter Tent Chammock offers a simple way of hanging around in trees DayLite Hammock might just be the world's lightest

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 12, 2018

Retro Onyx electric mopeds blur the line between e-bikes and motorcycles


This pair of neo-retro e-bikes from the San Francisco-based Onyx Motorbikes convert from (allegedly) bike lane-legal getabouts to 60-mph, high-powered trail shredders at the touch of a button. The RCR makes a whopping 5,400 watts at full throttle, while the CTY is more commuting focused but still packs a punch.

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Motorcycles

Electric Bicycle Electric Motorcycles Moped Moke utility e-bike's seat goes to great lengths Bultaco Albero cruises city center and hops cafes Bolt M-1 finds a home between electric motorcycle, moped and bicycle Greyp trades power for range with street-legal G12H e-bike

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 12, 2018

Silicon-perovskite solar cell cracks new efficiency record


Silicon has long been the go-to material for solar cell technology, and for good reason: It's inexpensive, it's stable and it's efficient. Unfortunately in that last regard silicon is fast approaching its theoretical limit, but pairing it up with other materials could help break through that ceiling. Now, researchers at EPFL and CSEM have developed a new technique for combining silicon and perovskite solar cells, and reported an efficiency of 25.2 percent - a record for that combination.

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Energy

Efficiency Energy EPFL Perovskite Silicon Solar Cell Quantum dots and perovskite combined to create new hyper-efficient light-emitting crystal Cheap

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 12, 2018

B-Turtle inflatable bicycle camper makes long two-wheel journeys more comfortable


Austrian inflatable tent specialist GentleTent is slowly adapting its air-filled tent technology from ground camping to vehicular camping. It showed an inflatable roof-top tent at last year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon and put the focus on the all-new B-Turtle bike camper at this month's Abenteuer & Allrad. This innovative pop-up bike camper hauls gear behind your bicycle, then inflates within minutes to create a cozy two-person shelter.

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Outdoors

Bicycle Camping Caravan Electric Bicycle Inflatable Tent Trailer trailers

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 11, 2018

MV Agusta debuts fully visible centrifugal clutch on Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS


MV Agusta has released a new special edition of its Turismo Veloce Lusso sports tourer, featuring a wacky centrifugal automatic clutch arrangement that might sound familiar to dirt bike riders. Crucially, though, the clutch lever remains, so you can choose when you feel like clutching or auto-ing.

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Motorcycles

MV Agusta MV Agusta refines the rare and collectible Dragster 800 RC Making an MV Agusta even more exclusive - the RVS #1 Lewis Hamilton and MV Agusta create eclectic F4 superbike First ride: 2015 MV Agusta Brutale 800 Dragster, Dragster RR and Turismo Veloce 2017 MV Agusta Turismo V

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 11, 2018

First vision of bacteria "harpooning" DNA to accelerate evolution


Bacteria evolve fast - and that could be bad news for those of us who don't want to see easily-treatable diseases make a roaring comeback. Resistance to antibiotics is a growing concern, but if scientists can see how the microbes evolve, they might be able to intervene. Now researchers at Indiana University have peeked into that tiny world, producing the first direct images of bacteria extending "harpoons" to snare and absorb bits of DNA.

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Biology

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Bacteria Cells DNA Fluorescent Indiana University Unnatural selection: The "evolution machine" that drives bacteria to produce new

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