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Apr 15, 2024

NASA develops electrodynamic broom to repel clingy, abrasive Moon dust
Future Moon bases may be a bit tidier thanks to an electric shield that protects equipment from destructive lunar dust. NASA's Electrodynamic Dust Shield (EDS) technology promises to tame the destructive dust that clings to equipment.

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Space, Science

NASA, artemis,

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Apr 15, 2024

Offline squaredrop camping trailer deploys fold-out cafe and bathroom
We've looked at several rugged, expanding camping trailers from Australia's Offline Campers over the years, and now the builder is preparing a flagship. Still built tough enough for anything the Outback can throw at it, the new Solitaire carries over the Domino's jaw-like expandable design, this time making room for a full ensuite bathroom alongside its interior cafe lounge, kitchen and bedroom.

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Outdoors,

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Apr 15, 2024

Freaky 'Leptanilla voldemort' ant earns its name in the darkness
A newly discovered ant has been aptly named after the creepiest of all Harry Potter villains, Lord Voldemort. Like the lord, the ant is pale, slender, and it lives in the dark - unlike Mr. Voldemort, however, the ant did not give young Harry his lightning-bolt forehead scar.

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Biology, Science

University of Western Australia,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 15, 2024

Freaky new ant is so weird that it's named after a dark wizard
A newly discovered ant has been aptly named after the creepiest of all Harry Potter villains, Lord Voldemort. Like the lord, the ant is pale, slender, and it lives in the dark - unlike Mr. Voldemort, however, the ant did not give young Harry his lightning-bolt forehead scar.

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Biology, Science

University of Western Australia,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 15, 2024

Video: Multi-talented underwater robot uses fins to swim, walk and crawl
A new underwater robot can swim through the water with fins, and walk or crawl along the bottom when necessary. These capabilities could really give it a leg up - pun fully intended - at outperforming its traditional thruster-powered counterparts.

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Robotics, Technology

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Apr 15, 2024

Honeycomb House showcases the future of urban living in Germany
In the city of Munich, Germany, a groundbreaking architectural endeavour is transforming communal living. Crafted by German architectural firm Peter Haimerl Architektur, the Clusterwohnen Wabenhaus - affectionately known as the Honeycomb House - emerges as a symbol of efficiency and community harmony.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Micro apartment, Urban

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 15, 2024

Upgrade-friendly TWS earbuds designed to let the music play on
Many of the gadgets we use every day have a limited shelf life, and often end up as e-waste before their time. The Dutch company that launched a repairable, upgradeable, sustainable smartphone has now taken the challenge to true wireless earphones.

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Wearables, Technology



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Apr 15, 2024

Video: Mi Casita tiny house rewrites the book on space-saving design
Despite its modest length of just 26 ft (almost 8 m), the Mi Casita tiny house has a space-saving interior boasting the kind of features usually found in a much larger model, including a bathroom with a tub and a downstairs bedroom.

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Tiny Houses, Lifestyle

Building and Construction,

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Apr 15, 2024

World first energy storage unit demonstrates zero degradation over 5 years
China's CATL - the world's largest EV battery producer - has launched TENER, which is described as the "world's first mass-producible energy storage system with zero degradation in the first five years of use."

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Energy, Science

CATL, Battery Technology,

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Apr 15, 2024

First known fractal molecule is a natural mathematical marvel
Fractals are a fascinating type of pattern for mathematics nerds, with their repeating, artificial-looking structures. Now, scientists have discovered the first known fractal protein - and it seems to be an evolutionary accident.

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Biology, Science

Protein, Mathematics,

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Apr 15, 2024

Paintball-blasting home security camera redefines 'enter at own risk'
A big-thinking Slovenian startup has created the world's first smart security camera that doesn't just spy on your visitors, but will actively open fire on potential intruders with paintball pellets - or even tear gas rounds - with "ultra high precision." What could possibly go wrong?

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Technology

Kickstarter, Home Security,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 15, 2024

Birds sing in their sleep - and now we can decipher their dreams
Researchers have tracked muscle contractions in a bird's vocal tract, and reconstructed the song it was silently singing in its sleep. The resulting audio is a very specific call, allowing the team to figure out what the bird's dream was about.

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Biology, Science

Birds, So

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Apr 14, 2024

Japan to build NASA a Moon camper van you can drive without spacesuits
When NASA returns to the Moon, its astronauts will enjoy tooling around in a pressurized camper van courtesy of JAXA and Toyota. The two-person vehicle is part of a US/Japan agreement that includes putting the first Japanese astronauts on the Moon.

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Space, Science

NASA, JAXA,

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Apr 14, 2024

Japan to build NASA a pressurized Moon campervan for 30-day trips
When NASA returns to the Moon, its astronauts will enjoy tooling around in a pressurized camper van courtesy of JAXA and Toyota. The two-person vehicle is part of a US/Japan agreement that includes putting the first Japanese astronauts on the Moon.

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Space, Science

NASA, JAXA,

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Apr 13, 2024

Movement at the top in 2024 World University Rankings
The geography of the education world appears to be changing.

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Good Thinking, Lifestyle

QS World University Rankings, MIT, Harvard, University of Cambridge,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 13, 2024

8-seat mini-camper shifts instantly from MPV to RV via stackable pods
Bringing the fight straight at the Pössl Campsters and Crosscamp Lites of the world, Slovenian RV shop Adria Mobil has introduced an ultra-adaptable mini-camper of its own. And it's done its homework to develop something that leaves its unique fingerprints on the market. The all-new Mode minivan-camper debuts as a functional cross between an all-out camper van and a basic car overloaded with loose camping gear. It does away with large, fixed camping furniture in favor of modular pods that carry easily in and out of the van, pack neatly on the ride and offer multipurpose utility at camp.



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

Ranking Apple TV sci-fi shows: From 'Severance' to 'For All Mankind'
Apple TV has clearly decided to invest in top-shelf science fiction as a defining pillar of its offering - and overall, it's put together an impressive slate. Some shows have been outright successes, and where others have missed, there's at least been a refreshingly grand artistic swing.

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Home Entertainment, Technology

TV,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

Video: Experimental drone drastically boosts runtime ... by pogo-hopping
By hopping like a person on a pogo stick, a modified aerial drone can operate for almost an hour as opposed to several minutes if it simply flew. Descendants of the aircraft could one day find use in applications such as wildlife monitoring, crop inspection or search and rescue.

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Drones, Technology

City University of Hong Kong

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Apr 12, 2024

Video: ultra-efficient Flying pogo robot bounces around like Tigger
By hopping like a person on a pogo stick, a modified aerial drone can operate for almost an hour as opposed to several minutes if it simply flew. Descendants of the aircraft could one day find use in applications such as wildlife monitoring, crop inspection or search and rescue.

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Drones, Technology

City University of Hong Kong

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

Video: ultra-efficient Flying pogo robot bounces around on its tail
By hopping like a person on a pogo stick, a modified aerial drone can operate for almost an hour as opposed to several minutes if it simply flew. Descendants of the aircraft could one day find use in applications such as wildlife monitoring, crop inspection or search and rescue.

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Drones, Technology

City University of Hong Kong

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Apr 12, 2024

Odd-looking glasses track your eyes and facial expressions without cameras
Two new technologies allow a single pair of glasses to track eye movements and read the wearer's facial expressions, respectively. The systems use sonar instead of cameras, for better battery life and increased user privacy.

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Wearables, Technology

Cornell University, Faci

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Apr 12, 2024

Sibling sonar systems let glasses track eyes and read expressions
Two new technologies allow a single pair of glasses to track eye movements and read the wearer's facial expressions, respectively. The systems use sonar instead of cameras, for better battery life and increased user privacy.

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Wearables, Technology

Cornell University, Faci

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

ABB looks to nature for shipping propulsion efficiency boost
Earlier this month, we featured a Whale Design propeller that looked to nature for improved efficiency. Switzerland's ABB Marine has also been inspired by "the dynamic motions of a whale's tail" for its multi-blade Dynafin propulsion concept.

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Marine, Transport

Shipping,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

ABB's cycloidal marine propellers: Efficient thrust in any direction
Earlier this month, we featured a Whale Design propeller that looked to nature for improved efficiency. Switzerland's ABB Marine has also been inspired by "the dynamic motions of a whale's tail" for its multi-blade Dynafin propulsion concept.

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Marine, Transport

Shipping,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

New flu drug aims to keep you in a 'Goldilocks zone' of lung inflammation
If you've ever caught the flu, you've more than likely been infected with the Influenza A virus (IAV). Compared to the Influenza B virus, infection with the A type often produces more severe symptoms. But, while many of us have experienced the fever and chills, headache and muscle aches, fatigue, sore throat and cough of a run-of-the-mill flu, severe infection with IAV is a different, potentially life-threatening beast.

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Medical,

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Apr 12, 2024

Advanced solar sail mission prepares to catch the wind in the void of space
NASA is gearing up to launch an advanced solar sail spacecraft later this month. Using a new boom made of lightweight polymer composites, the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System is scheduled to lift off on April 24.

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Space, Science

NASA, Solar Sail



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Apr 12, 2024

Sleep apnea: Mouthguards less invasive, just as effective as CPAP
Obstructive sleep apnea can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, so a new study examined which sleep apnea treatments - a CPAP machine or a mouthguard that keeps the airways open - was more effective at lowering blood pressure.

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Medical, Science

Sleep, Apnea,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

Hydrogen-burning Alpenglow hypercar is about to go endurance racing
After a couple of hell-raising concept iterations, Alpine's hydrogen combustion fire-and-ice Alpenglow super-racer is finally prepped and revved to take the track. It'll make its dynamic debut next month at the Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours endurance event in Belgium, running its hydrogen combustion engine on its first public outing.

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Automotive, Transport

Alpine, Motorsport,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

Alpine sending H2 combustion (and stark mad racer) to the fast track
After a couple of hell-raising concept iterations, Alpine's hydrogen combustion fire-and-ice Alpenglow super-racer is finally prepped and revved to take the track. It'll make its dynamic debut next month at the Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours endurance event in Belgium, running its hydrogen combustion engine on its first public outing.

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Automotive, Transport



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Apr 12, 2024

Alpine's hydrogen-burning hypercar is about to go endurance racing
After a couple of hell-raising concept iterations, Alpine's hydrogen combustion fire-and-ice Alpenglow super-racer is finally prepped and revved to take the track. It'll make its dynamic debut next month at the Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours endurance event in Belgium, running its hydrogen combustion engine on its first public outing.

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Automotive, Transport

Alpine, Motorsport,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 12, 2024

Alpine's stunning hydrogen hypercar is about to go endurance racing
After a couple of hell-raising concept iterations, Alpine's hydrogen combustion fire-and-ice Alpenglow super-racer is finally prepped and revved to take the track. It'll make its dynamic debut next month at the Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours endurance event in Belgium, running its hydrogen combustion engine on its first public outing.

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Automotive, Transport

Alpine,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Slim, stashable multitool cranks up the torque for EDC tasks
The James Brand loves itself a slim, clean pocket tool, and its latest release very much follows the rule. The new Warrick is part bit cache, part torque-boosting multi-driver. Its slim, flat form makes it easy to slide into the smallest of pockets and comfortable to carry, bringing along the extra torque needed to take care of stubborn screws on the way to repairing or tweaking hardware on the move.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

The James Brand's slim, stashable multitool boosts EDC torque
The James Brand loves itself a slim, clean pocket tool, and its latest release very much follows the rule. The new Warrick is part bit cache, part torque-boosting multi-driver. Its slim, flat form makes it easy to slide into the smallest of pockets and comfortable to carry, bringing along the extra torque needed to take care of stubborn screws on the way to repairing or tweaking hardware on the move.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Motorized wheel-on-a-pole sticks it to electric skateboards
If you sometimes want an electric boost while skateboarding, but don't want an electric skateboard, then you might like REM. It's essentially a handheld "power stick" that works completely independent of the user's board.

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Urban Transport, Transport

Skateboard,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Three-legged asteroid-hopping robot passes Zero G airplane-ride test
A three-legged robot could one day be hopping across the surface of asteroids, searching for valuable minerals. Known as the SpaceHopper, the bot was recently put to the test on a zero-gravity aircraft flight.

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Robotics, Technology

ETH Zurich, locomotion

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Three-legged asteroid-hopping robot passes Zero-G airplane ride test
A three-legged robot could one day be hopping across the surface of asteroids, searching for valuable minerals. Known as the SpaceHopper, the bot was recently put to the test on a micro-gravity aircraft flight.

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Robotics, Technology

ETH Zurich, locomotion

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Toyota debuts all-new 2025 4Runner - to a mixed response
Toyota has unveiled the new sixth-generation 4Runner sport utility in three formats: a standard model, a hybrid model, and a trail-ready overlanding model. Not everyone is a fan, however.

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Automotive, Transport

Toyota

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

2025 Toyota 4Runner gets a hybrid, off-road kit and ... mixed response
Toyota has unveiled the new sixth-generation 4Runner sport utility in three formats: a standard model, a hybrid model, and a trail-ready overlanding model. Not everyone is a fan, however.

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Automotive, Transport

Toyota

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

2025 Toyota 4Runner gets a hybrid, overland kit and ... mixed response
Toyota has unveiled the new sixth-generation 4Runner sport utility in three formats: a standard model, a hybrid model, and a trail-ready overlanding model. Not everyone is a fan, however.

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Automotive, Transport

Toyota

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Folding ebike motors through the city, throttles to 30 mph on the dirt
We've seen a number of pedal-assist bikes over the years that ride a fine line between ebike and low-powered moto. The latest from California's Juiced Bikes is an absolute beast, and marks the company's entry into the folding bike space.

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Bicycles, Transport

Ju

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Apr 11, 2024

Climate-resilient tower rises out of an artificial dune
Envisioned as a huge boulder rising out of an artificial sand dune, ZJA's Silt is now complete. The extraordinary building draws inspiration from the Belgian coastal landscape, and is designed to withstand a severe beating from nature, even in the face of rising seas and extreme storms.

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Apr 11, 2024

Gallery: 50 new marine species found, including this unimpressed sea toad
An expedition to underwater mountains off the coast of Chile has led to the discovery of 160 species not known to live in the region, at least 50 of which are new to science. The information will inform marine protection strategies for important biodiverse regions situated in international waters.

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Biology,

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Apr 11, 2024

Musk plans 1,000-ship fleets to colonize Mars
Elon Musk is doubling down on his commitment to the colonization of Mars. In an address at SpaceX's Starbase facility at Boca Chica, Texas, he gave an update on how the advances in the company's Starship rocket and plummeting launch costs could one day see thousands of ships at a time heading for the Red Planet.

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Space, Science

SpaceX, Mars, Starship,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

$45K EV smuggles a 620-mile solid-state battery out of the lab
IM motors has decided that semi solid-state batteries are ready for prime time. In an omen of what Western automakers will need to contend with, it's now launched a futuristic luxury coupe with a next-gen battery pack and crab-walking capability.

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Automotive, Transport



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

How blue-collar workers will train the humanoids that take their jobs
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have developed H2O - Human2HumanOid - a reinforcement learning-based framework that allows a full-sized humanoid robot to be teleoperated by a human in real-time using only an RGB camera. Which begs the question: will manual labor soon be performed remotely?

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Robotics, Technology

Robots,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 11, 2024

Work-from-home robots: Good and bad news for blue-collar workers
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers have developed H2O - Human2HumanOid - a reinforcement learning-based framework that allows a full-sized humanoid robot to be teleoperated by a human in real-time using only an RGB camera. Which begs the question: will manual labor soon be performed remotely?

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Robotics, Technology

Robots,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Northrop Grumman debuts Manta Ray robotic underwater glider
Northrop Grumman introduces its first completed prototype Manta Ray Uncrewed Underwater Vehicle (UUV) that it is developing for DARPA. The extra-large submarine glider is designed to carry out long-range undersea missions without human assistance.

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Military,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

650-lb micro-camper sled trailer coasts to camp on wheels or skis
A tiny, towable nugget ready to explore the natural world behind a passenger car, ATV or snowmobile, the versatile Genimax HR is an affordable tent-top camper built for four seasons of adventure hunting. The pint-sized base-camp-in-a-box unfurls into a small but capable living space with kitchen, bed, shower and solarized off-grid electrical power. When the cold, stormy Canadian winter sets in, there's no reason to garage or tarp the HR trailer - simply swap the tires for skis and use it as a snowmobile support trailer.



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

650-lb micro-camping trailer drifts off-road on wheels or skis
A tiny, towable nugget ready to explore the natural world behind a passenger car, ATV or snowmobile, the versatile Genimax HR is an affordable tent-top camper built for four seasons of adventure hunting. The pint-sized base-camp-in-a-box unfurls into a small but capable living space with kitchen, bed, shower and solarized off-grid electrical power. When the cold, stormy Canadian winter sets in, there's no reason to garage or tarp the HR trailer - simply swap the tires for skis and use it as a snowmobile support trailer.



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Rifle-inspired titanium multi-tool packs a pen, flashlight and pry bar
Pens, flashlights and pry bars are all useful, and the BoltLite modular multi-tool packs all three into a waterproof titanium body. It can be carried as one solid unit or pulled into pieces as the situation dictates.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

Multitools, Titanium, Kickstarter,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Cinematic ROV takes filmmaking to new depths
Unlike most other ROVs, the Luna is designed specifically for underwater filmmaking. It records video at a maximum resolution of 8K/30fps and can descend as deep as 1,000 m (3,281 ft) - so all you giant squids out there, get ready for your close-up.

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Marine, Transport

R

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Adorable Lumin "Hello Kitty" EV breaks cover
In the textbooks, they'll tell you that branding can profoundly impact consumer perception, foster customer loyalty and ultimately benefit the bottom line. I watched a rea

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Hello Kitty EV seats four and runs 200 miles on a charge
In the textbooks, they'll tell you that branding can profoundly impact consumer perception, foster customer loyalty and ultimately benefit the bottom line. I watched a rea

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

$1499 longtail cargo ebike hauls gear (and pooch) for miles
Two years after entering the utility ebike space with the T1 Cargo, Fiido has added a longtail model to its gear-hauling family. The T2 ships with a 68-mile UL-certified battery, front squish and chunky fat tires, and offers pedal-assist up to 28 mph.

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Bicycles, Transport

ebikes, Pedal-assisted,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Review: 2024 Toyota Grand Highlander embraces Texan culture
Three-row utility buyers haven't had a lot of non-truck options, especially from Toyota. Now that three-row fever is satiated with the new Toyota Grand Highlander, which debuts for the 2024 model year.

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Automotive, Transport



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Apr 10, 2024

Review: Toyota embraces its inner Texan for 2024 Grand Highlander SUV
Three-row utility buyers haven't had a lot of non-truck options, especially from Toyota. Now that three-row fever is satiated with the new Toyota Grand Highlander, which debuts for the 2024 model year.

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Automotive, Transport



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Apr 10, 2024

Review: Toyota's hybrid Grand Highlander SUV shuttles family at 30 mpg
Three-row utility buyers haven't had a lot of non-truck options, especially from Toyota. Now that three-row fever is satiated with the new Toyota Grand Highlander, which debuts for the 2024 model year.

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Automotive, Transport



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Apr 10, 2024

Graphite platform levitates with no need for external power source
Magnetic levitation is used to float everything from lightbulbs to trains, with varying levels of success, but usually it requires a power source. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a way to make a floating platform that requires no external power, out of regular old graphite.

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Materials, Science

Levitation,

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Apr 10, 2024

Graphite platform levitates without power
Magnetic levitation is used to float everything from lightbulbs to trains, with varying levels of success, but usually it requires a power source. Now, scientists in Japan have developed a way to make a floating platform that requires no external power, out of regular old graphite.

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Materials, Science

Levitation,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Fiber reduces high blood pressure - we now know how much to eat to benefit
Dietary fiber is known to reduce blood pressure, but there've been no guides on how much you need to eat to reap the rewards - until now. A new study confirmed that dietary fiber lowered blood pressure independently of medication and quantified how much of it would lower high blood pressure.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Diet,

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Apr 10, 2024

How much dietary fiber do you need to reduce high blood pressure?
Dietary fiber is known to reduce blood pressure, but there've been no guides on how much you need to eat to reap the rewards - until now. A new study has confirmed that dietary fiber lowered blood pressure independently of medication and quantified how much of it would lower high blood pressure.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Diet,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 10, 2024

Professor Peter Higgs, renowned for Higgs boson prediction, dies aged 94
Professor Peter Higgs has died aged 94. The theoretical physicist was best known for his prediction of a key elementary particle, the Higgs boson, which earned him the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics soon after its discovery.

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Physics, Science

Higgs boson,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 09, 2024

Faulty chip may be clue to Voyager 1 computer fix
NASA engineers have narrowed down the problem with the Voyager 1 deep space probe to a single faulty chip. It may now be possible to work around the corrupted memory and return the 47-year old interstellar spacecraft to an operational condition.

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Space, Science

NASA, Computer, Voyager



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Apr 09, 2024

Electric Toyota Hilux that hasn't debuted yet turns troopy mini-bus
Toyota has been developing an all-electric Hilux pickup in Thailand for over a year, and the prototype truck has now been turned into a slick, little passenger-mover. Like a classic Land Cruiser Troopy, the new mini-bus seats two rows of passengers in back, taking advantage of the city-centric, zero-emissions Hilux Revo BEV platform as a cleaner short-distance transportation solution.

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Automotive,

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Apr 09, 2024

The Toyota e-Hilux that hasn't debuted yet turns troopy-like mini-bus
Toyota has been developing an all-electric Hilux pickup in Thailand for over a year, and the prototype truck has now been turned into a slick, little passenger-mover. Like a classic Land Cruiser Troopy, the new mini-bus seats two rows of passengers in back, taking advantage of the city-centric, zero-emissions Hilux Revo BEV platform as a cleaner short-distance transportation solution.

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Automotive,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 09, 2024

Unreleased Toyota Hilux EV becomes a troop-carrying minibus
Toyota has been developing an all-electric Hilux pickup in Thailand for over a year, and the prototype truck has now been turned into a slick, little passenger-mover. Like a classic Land Cruiser Troopy, the new mini-bus seats two rows of passengers in back, taking advantage of the city-centric, zero-emissions Hilux Revo BEV platform as a cleaner short-distance transportation solution.

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Automotive,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 09, 2024

App detects heart failure vibes via a smartphone's existing sensors
Detecting the first stages of heart failure could soon be as simple as placing a smartphone on a patient's chest. That's the conclusion of an ongoing study, which is aimed at developing an app for diagnosing the potentially lethal condition as early as possible.

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Medical, Science

University of Tur

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Apr 09, 2024

All-terrain Exoquad gets wheelchair users into four-wheelin' action
The Exoquad four-wheeler is designed to let wheelchair users independently explore the gnarliest of outdoor environments. And while it packs multiple motors, it has an unpowered sibling that's made for no-holds-barred downhill descents.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

Quadbikes, Off-road,

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Apr 09, 2024

90-GWh thermal energy storage facility could heat a city for a year
An energy supplier in Finland has announced the upcoming construction of an underground seasonal thermal energy storage facility about the size of two Madison Square Gardens that could meet the heating demands of a medium-sized city for up to a year.

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Energy, Science

Renewable Energy,

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Apr 09, 2024

Sherpa tiny house takes a modern approach to space-saving design
Inspired to downsize after seeing Baluchon's Scandinavian-inspired Sauvage model from 2022, a couple commissioned the French firm to create something similar. The result is the Sherpa, which also features a modern exterior design, while incorporating a new well thought-out space-saving interior layout for two people, plus a pair of guests.

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Tiny Houses,

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Apr 09, 2024

Harvard's bizarre "metafluid" packs programmable properties
Harvard engineers have created a strange new "metafluid" - a liquid that can be programmed to change properties, like its compressibility, transparency, viscosity and even whether it's Newtonian or not.

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Materials, Science

Fluid, Fluid Dynamics, Metamaterials,

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Apr 09, 2024

Tylenol can be made without coal tar and crude oil
The popular pain-killing drug paracetamol, also known as acetaminophen, has always been made from chemicals derived from environmentally damaging coal tar or crude oil. Now researchers have devised a greener way of producing the drug using wood from the poplar tree.

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Science

Chemistry, Drugs,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 09, 2024

Video: FlyFree eVTOL takes off like five quadcopters strapped together
How did we miss this one? This Spanish eVTOL has been flying in prototype form for a number of years now, using a unique 4x4-prop FlyFree tilting mechanism designed to keep the cabin level - and a new five-seat design takes things up a level.

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Aircraft, Transport



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Apr 09, 2024

Video: Odd Spanish eVTOL demonstrates fractal propulsion system
How did we miss this one? This Spanish eVTOL has been flying in prototype form for a number of years now, using a unique 4x4-prop FlyFree tilting mechanism designed to keep the cabin level - and a new five-seat design takes things up a level.

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Aircraft, Transport



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Apr 09, 2024

Video: Largest 3D map of the universe reveals hints of new physics
Astronomers have produced the largest 3D map of the universe, which can be explored in an interactive VR video. In the process, they've uncovered some tantalizing hints that our understanding of physics, including the ultimate fate of the cosmos, could be wrong.

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Space, Science

Cosmology, Cosmic,

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Apr 08, 2024

Four long-range anti-ship missiles team up in historic test
Demonstrating that semi-autonomous weapons are the mainstay of the future and not an oddity, the US Navy and Lockheed Martin have completed a test of four Long-Range Anti-Ship Missiles (LRASM) simultaneously in flight with minimal human guidance.

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Military, Technology

Lockheed Martin, US Navy,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Automated testing tech could boost uptake of new 3D printing materials
A recently developed system could revolutionize the world of 3D printing, by streamlining the adoption of new print media. Such materials could include ones made from all-renewable ingredients, or that are more recyclable than current options.

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3D Printing, Technology



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Smart 3D printer tunes itself to build with unfamiliar materials
A recently developed system could revolutionize the world of 3D printing, by streamlining the adoption of new print media. Such materials could include ones made from all-renewable ingredients, or that are more recyclable than current options.

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3D Printing, Technology



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Video: Deformable ring drone morphs into a rolling wheel to boost runtime
A new experimental drone can fly in the air as needed, then morph into a motorized wheel and roll on the ground to save energy. It could one day find use in applications such as searching disaster sites for victims trapped in the rubble.

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Drones, Technology

University of Tokyo,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Video: Multirotor aerial drone morphs into a rolling wheel to boost runtime
A new experimental drone can fly in the air as needed, then morph into a motorized wheel and roll on the ground to save energy. It could one day find use in applications such as searching disaster sites for victims trapped in the rubble.

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Drones, Technology

University of Tokyo,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

180-mile eMTB gives older riders the power to conquer steep hills
Colorado-based high-performance ebike maker Optibike has launched a Class 1 version of its powerful R17 carbon-framed off-road ebike that's aimed at riders over 50, and is "built for durability and rock-solid handling."

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Bicycles, Transport



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Is Saudi's vision of a 170-km-long mirrored skyscraper a desert mirage?
Given the mind-boggling size of Saudi Arabia's planned 170-km (105 mile)-long skyscraper the Line, perhaps it was inevitable that there would be some kind of reality check. Now a new report suggests that the initial phase of the project will be much more modest than originally planned.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Neom, Saudi Arabia,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Epic glass museum shatters tradition to send a message
Luca Curci Architects has proposed a unique symbol of environmental awareness and sustainability where "where the history of glass meets the contemporary experimentation." The Floating Glass Museum has been created in collaboration with Giulia Tassi Design along with architects and designers from around the world, with support from AI.

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Architecture, Lifestyle



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Theory of Relativity drives plan for Moon standard time
Thanks to Albert Einstein, the US Government wants to establish an official time zone for the Moon. It has less to do with jet lag and more to do with how gravity affects time and can throw a lot of very precise technologies seriously off track.

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Space, Science

Moon, Time,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

New asthma cause identified - and a new angle for treatment
As common as asthma is, exactly how it starts remains murky. Scientists have now identified a new root cause, and importantly a new angle for treating the disease that can prevent the main symptoms.

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Medical, Science

King's College London, Asthma, Cells

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Toilet flush tests reveal just how nasty it is to leave the lid up
When it comes to toilet etiquette, do you put the lid down before you flush or leave it up? If you said leave it up, the results of a new study by researchers at the Asan Medical Center in South Korea might have you questioning your practices.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Toilet,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Simple oral spray prevents UTIs for up to nine years
An oral spray vaccine against recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) prevented the condition from returning for up to nine years in more than half of study participants, new research has shown. It offers a safe, effective method of UTI prevention and an alternative to antibiotic treatment.

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Medical, Science

Infections,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 08, 2024

Recurrent UTIs banished for up to nine years by simple oral spray
An oral spray vaccine against recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) prevented the condition from returning for up to nine years in more than half of study participants, new research has shown. It offers a safe, effective method of UTI prevention and an alternative to antibiotic treatment.

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Medical, Science

Infections,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 06, 2024

$6 a day EV subscription service could disrupt the auto industry
We love a BIG idea, and they don't come much bigger than this. Helixx Technologies has begun taking registrations in Southeast Asia for its electric car and van subscription service and we're about to see a fascinating roll-out of what appears to be a thoroughly excellent and potentially VERY disruptive idea.

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Automotive, Transport



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 06, 2024

$6 a day EV subscription service could disrupt the automotive industry
We love a BIG idea, and they don't come much bigger than this. Helixx Technologies has begun taking registrations in Southeast Asia for its electric car and van subscription service and we're about to see a fascinating roll-out of what appears to be a thoroughly excellent and potentially VERY disruptive idea.

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Automotive, Transport



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

Hogzilla 4x4 expander truck camper doubles in size via sliding bedroom
That's right, the freakin' HOG ZILLA. It's a pickup camper like no other pickup camper we've seen before, a straightforward flatbed canopy on the road, a blown-out-the-back, multi-room indoor/outdoor living complex when parked on a flattish patch of wilderness floor. Developed by South Africa's Modular Adventures, this exploratory strongbox will fend off rhinos, thicket, wetlands, lions and other gauntlets of the deep-African wilds before taming that foreboding backdrop into a snug, scenic encampment.

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Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

Crafty quadcopter can operate indefinitely by recharging on power lines
Battery life wouldn't be an issue for drones if they could just recharge on power lines as needed. That's exactly what an experimental new quadcopter can now do, allowing it to stay aloft pretty much indefinitely.

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Drones, Technology

University of South

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

Video: Crafty quadcopter sits on power lines to recharge
Battery life wouldn't be an issue for drones if they could just recharge on power lines as needed. That's exactly what an experimental new quadcopter can now do, allowing it to stay aloft pretty much indefinitely.

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Drones, Technology

University of South

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

Man-made mountain invites museum-goers to scale its peaks
Designer of Vertical Forests Stefano Boeri Architetti has been commissioned to create a new technology museum in Xi'an, China. The upcoming building will form a kind of tree-covered man-made mountain, inviting visitors to explore on top of it and enjoy a little nature within the bustling metropolis.

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Architecture,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

Autonomous electric road sweeper set to clean up city streets
Keeping bike paths and roads clear of debris is a necessary but thankless task for sanitation workers. The Robosweeper S1 from WeRide can work alongside street crews, or can work alone to quietly clean up day or night.

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Urban Transport, Transport

Electric Vehicles,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

Tiny electric robovan cleans 1 million square feet of road per charge
Keeping bike paths and roads clear of debris is a necessary but thankless task for sanitation workers. The Robosweeper S1 from WeRide can work alongside street crews, or can work alone to quietly clean up day or night.

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Urban Transport, Transport

Electric Vehicles, Cleaner,

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

World's largest digital astronomy camera ready to solve cosmic mysteries
The SLAC (Stanford Linear Accelerator Center) National Accelerator Laboratory has announced the completion of the LSST Camera, which is capable of capturing 3,200-megapixel images, and will now be installed on a telescope in Chile to help unravel some of the biggest mysteries in the universe.

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Technology

Cameras

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

High fashion high-rise: Dolce & Gabbana's supertall Miami skyscraper
Skyscraper design is already in vogue with luxury car makers like Bentley and Aston Martin, and now an upmarket fashion house is looking to get in on the action too. Italy's Dolce & Gabbana has revealed plans for a new supertall that will be the joint-tallest skyscraper in Miami.

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Architecture

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

High fashion meets high-rise with Dolce & Gabbana's Miami skyscraper
Skyscraper design is already in vogue with luxury car makers like Bentley and Aston Martin, and now an upmarket fashion house is looking to get in on the action too. Italy's Dolce & Gabbana has revealed plans for a new supertall that will be the joint-tallest skyscraper in Miami.

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Architecture

Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 05, 2024

New window film drops temperature, slashes energy consumption
Assisted by quantum physics and machine learning, researchers have developed a transparent window coating that lets in visible light but blocks heat-producing UV and infrared. The coating not only reduces room temperature but also the energy consumption related to cooling, regardless of where the sun is in the sky.

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Materials, Science

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