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Jul 05, 2022

VIS LightPool Taillight shines down and out for better visibility
If a motorist just sees a red light up ahead, they might not realize it's a bike's tail light - at least, not at first. The VIS LightPool Taillight is designed to address that problem, by alternately shining down along with outwards.

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Bicycles, Transport

bike lights, Road Safety, Cycling, Kickstarter



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

Zero-waste poultry processing tech may boost production of lab-grown meat
In a typical poultry processing facility, much of the waste is simply dumped in a landfill or incinerated. Two experimental new processes, however, make use of the feathers, blood and bones - plus one of them may ironically reduce the number of chickens slaughtered.

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Science

Nanyang Technological University, Lab grown meat, Waste, Recycling, Chicken



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

Study suggests orca attacks are scaring away great white sharks
Although great white sharks have few natural enemies, orcas have been known to prey on them. A new study now shows that due to attacks by just two orcas, great whites are staying away from parts of South Africa.

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Biology, Science

Sharks, Ecology, Behavior



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

Semi-automated offside technology to track players at 2022 soccer World Cup
Soccer's international governing body, FIFA, has developed semi-automated offside technology that uses AI, stadium cameras and a connected match ball to assist on-field referees with offside calls at 2022 World Cup matches in Qatar.

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Sports, Lifestyle

FIFA World Cup, Soccer, Artificial Intelligence, Sensors, Cameras, Tracking



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

Polestar's sleek spaceship-like treehouse lands in a Finnish forest
Bentley's done it, Aston Martin's done it, and now Swedish automotive brand Polestar has also decided to dip its toe into the world of architecture. The firm has created a sleek treehouse that is defined by its generous glazing and minimalist decor.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Polestar, Treehouse, Building and Construction, Tiny Footprint



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

MG4 Electric hatch undergoes final road test ahead of European launch
MG has announced an upcoming European market launch for a new compact electric hatchback called the MG4 Electric, which is the first to be built on a Modular Scalable Platform developed by parent company SAIC Motor.

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Automotive, Transport

MG, Hot hatch, Electric Vehicles, SAIC



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

Amazon's e-cargo bikes and walkers to eat into London carbon footprint
From drones, to electric rickshaws, to bi-directional autonomous transport pods, Amazon is exploring a number of avenues in its bid to reduce its sizable carbon footprint. Part of this means tackling emissions associated with last-mile deliveries in urban areas, and the e-commerce giant is now exploring a new solution to this problem in central London with the launch of a micromobility hub for e-cargo bikes and walking couriers.

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Transport

Amazon, cargo bike, Electric Vehicles, London, Delivery



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

The 2022 Astronomy Photographer of the Year shortlist is out of this world
Perhaps the greatest space photography competition in the universe, the Astronomy Photographer of the Year has revealed its 2022 shortlist and its nothing short of spectacular. Here are some handpicked highlights, from a stunning moonrise over an ancient English tower to a surreal glimpse of the Milky Way above the highest motorway in the world.

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Photography, Technology

Photographers, Astronomy, Competition, Awards



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 05, 2022

Drug combo combats leukemia by attacking faulty cellular powerhouses
Researchers have homed in on new compounds that are effective at killing leukemia. The drug candidates shut down faulty mitochondria in the cancerous cells, and were found to be far more effective when paired with existing chemotherapy drugs.

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Medical, Science

Leukemia, Cancer, Drug, Drugs, Rice University, University of Texas



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 04, 2022

New energy-dense lithium-sulfur battery works at extreme temperatures
As part of their research into next-generation battery technology, scientists at University of California, San Diego are exploring designs that can function at extreme temperatures, and they're beginning to make some significant inroads. In their latest study, the team demonstrates a lithium battery that can not only operate at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures, but may store double the energy of current devices and be friendlier to the environment while it's at it.

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Energy, Science

UC San Diego, Lithium-sulfur, Batteries, Battery



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 04, 2022

Piaggio endows new MP3 tilting 3-wheeler with first-in-class radar system
The new generation of Piaggio's MP3 leaning three-wheeled scooters has debuted with two models, the 400 HPE and 530 HPE. Both feature updated looks and engines, as well as a host of fresh electronic gear, including a rear-facing radar and camera combo.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Scooter, Motorcycle, Three-Wheeler, Piaggio, urban transport, Tilting-Vehicle



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 04, 2022

How viruses can change your body odor to attract mosquitoes
An international team of researchers has discovered an incredible way some viruses can alter the smell of their host in order to attract mosquitoes and spread to the next person. The study revealed Dengue and Zika viruses can alter a host's skin microbiome to enhance the volume of odor molecules that draw in mosquitoes.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Mosquito, Zika, Dengue, Virus, Odor, Skin, Bacteria, University of Connecticut



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 04, 2022

Renault 5 reimagined as one-off Diamant electric car
The iconic Renault 5 compact car debuted back in 1972, and remained in production until 1996. Now, to celebrate the model's 50th anniversary, Renault has unveiled a one-off electric version of the automobile - it's called the Renault 5 Diamant.

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Automotive, Transport

Renault, Electric Vehicles, Retro



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 04, 2022

Stylish Cobra ebike packs a collision-warning rearview camera
Amongst the risks faced by urban cyclists is the possibility of being struck from behind by an automobile. The Cobra ebike is designed to reduce that risk, with a rearview camera system that warns of impending impacts.

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Bicycles, Transport

ebikes, Cycling, Collision, Road Safety



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Jul 04, 2022

Xiaomi gives mobile photography a boost with launch of 12S Ultra
Consumer electronics and mobility company Xiaomi has announced the mainland China launch of the 12S Series smartphones. Aiming to redefine what's possible with mobile photography, the range-topping Ultra model features a new 1-inch Sony sensor and imaging systems co-engineered with Leica.

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Mobile Technology, Technology

Xiaomi, smartphones, Sony, Leica, Photography, Video



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Jul 04, 2022

Curving Danish refugee museum tastefully merges old with new
Though it doesn't offer the kind of quirky novelty we often associate with Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), this recently completed adaptive reuse project showcases the firm's subtler side. It involved transforming two aging hospital buildings into a refugee museum by linking them together with a modern curving entrance lobby.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Building and Construction, Bjarke Ingels Group, Museum



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Jul 04, 2022

Raspberry Pi Foundation brings Wi-Fi to Pico microcontroller
Last year, the Raspberry Pi Foundation launched the first product based on silicon that was developed in-house. Now the Pico microcontroller has been upgraded with built-in Wi-Fi for running new Internet-of-Things projects.

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Computers, Technology

Raspberry Pi, Controller, Internet of Things, Wi-Fi



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Jul 04, 2022

Bizarre split-wheel bike chops the back wheel in half
Ukrainian YouTuber Sergeii Gordieiev, AKA "The Q," has gone and done a very YouTubey thing indeed, rigging up a bicycle to ride with two half-wheels instead of a single rear wheel. Why? Well, because it looks absolutely bizarre rolling down the road.

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Bicycles, Transport

YouTube, Bicycle, Concept Bikes, Crazy



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Jul 04, 2022

New CRISPR tool corrects mutations by copying genes between chromosomes
Researchers at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have demonstrated an intriguing new variation on the CRISPR gene-editing system, which involves fixing a mutation on one chromosome by copying a healthy version from the other. "Nicking" the DNA seemed to work better than cutting it.

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Medical, Science

CRISPR, gene therapy, Genetic engineering, Genetics, UCSD, UC San Diego, Disease



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 04, 2022

Study finds plastics in more than half of small land mammals sampled
While researchers continue to deepen our understanding of plastic contamination throughout the environment, much of the focus centers on marine organisms and of course humans themselves. Scientists in the UK have turned their eye to small land mammals and found traces of plastic in more than half the species sampled, with a seemingly equal distribution across locations and even dietary habits.

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Environment, Science

University of Sussex, Plastic, Plastic waste, Pollution



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Jul 04, 2022

Virgin Orbit carries out its first night mission for the US Space Force
Virgin Orbit has ticked off another milestone for its fledgling launch business, successfully carrying out its first night-time mission over the weekend and deploying satellites into low-Earth orbit. The flight is the first of three the company will carry out for the United States Space Force as it eyes international expansion of its operations.

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Space, Science

Virgin Orbit, Launch, Satellite



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 04, 2022

Nicotine-salt e-cig pods may harm immune cells more than other vapes
New research from the UNC School of Medicine has found users of nicotine-salt-containing pod and disposable e-cigarettes display unique markers of immune suppression not seen in users of other kinds of e-cigarettes. The study indicates the long-term health implications of this kind of altered immune system response are unknown.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

e-cigarette, Vaping, The Immune System



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 03, 2022

Cancer drug pulls surprising double duty to treat muscular dystrophy
Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) is a debilitating genetic disorder that eventually leaves patients in a wheelchair. In a new study, researchers have found that an existing cancer drug shows promise in slowing the progress of DMD by changing the type of muscle fibers to be more resilient.

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Medical, Science

Muscular Dystrophy, Muscle, Cancer, University of British Columbia, Drugs, Drug



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 03, 2022

New methane binding process could end insanely wasteful burn-offs
The global oil industry wastefully burns off about as much natural gas as is used by all of Central and South America - but a new methane binding agent offers a potential way for this greenhouse gas to be converted economically into liquid fuels.

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Energy, Science

Methane, Oil, Climate Crisis, Emissions, University of New South Wales



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 03, 2022

Sight of mouthwatering meals triggers inflammation linked to diabetes
The sight of a mouthwatering dish can certainly be enough to send our senses into overdrive, and a new study has demonstrated how the mechanisms behind this may play an important role in type 2 diabetes. Scientists have shown for the first time how the sight or smell of a meal can trigger an inflammatory response that guides insulin production, and is also known to play a role in the onset of diabetes, creating some unique possibilities for intervention.

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Medical, Science

Diabetes, Insulin, Food, University of Basel, Obesity



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 03, 2022

FDA and WHO disagree on COVID-19 vaccine booster variant advice
More than 18 months ago a global COVID-19 vaccine roll-out commenced, beginning the biggest international immunization campaign seen in decades. Since then, the virus that causes COVID-19 has mutated significantly and health authorities have been discussing whether it is finally time to update our vaccines.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Vaccines, FDA, World Health Organization, Virus



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Morphable VW pop-top RV erases divide between camper van and motorhome
Nearly a year after making waves with a rotary range-extended electric motorhome, German RV giant Knaus-Tabbert empties the tricks out of both sleeves in another attempt to change the RV game. Its all-new Volkswagen T6.1-based Tourer CUV sizes shorter than many camper vans despite its semi-integrated motorhome construction. At camp, it lives more like a Class B /C motorhome thanks to a van-style pop-up roof and rear bed that partially folds away when expanding the dry bathroom. The new CUV looks to create the perfect balance between nimble van-like driving and spacious motorhome living.

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Automotive, Transport

Knaus Tabbert, Campervan, Motorhomes, Motorhome, RV, Camping, Outdoors



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Ox-like cargo etrike tubs over 500 pounds or 8 children through city
Finnish startup Ouca Bikes has created a dynamic workhorse of an electric cargo trike. Configured to task, the Ouca three-wheeler can carry up to 562 pounds of gear, tools or packages on a combination of its extra-large front-loading cargo box and available rear rack. That's more than some electric quadricycles that look like miniaturized delivery vans. The Ouca also doubles as a "Kiddiebus," pushing an octet of children around the city. Whatever the load, the Ouca's e-drive with integrated automatic transmission makes for a smooth, steady ride.

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Urban Transport, Transport

cargo bike, Trike, Tricycle, ebikes, eurobike-2022



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Rare sights impress in the 2022 BigPicture competition winners
Presented by the California Academy of Sciences, the BigPicture Photography Competition annually delivers an incredible collection of nature photographs. This year's winning shots span everything from a bizarre cactus bee mating ritual to a surreal glimpse at a sea star spawning.

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Photography, Technology

Wildlife, Animals, Behavior, Photographers, Awards, Competition, Photography



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Minimalist mid-drive city ebike rolls with carbon fiber and Bosch power
UK mobility startup Evari is heading to Eurobike in Frankfurt, Germany, later this month with a smooth-looking premium ride called the 856, an ebike rocking a monocoque carbon fiber frame, a Bosch Performance Line drive and titanium components.

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Bicycles, Transport

ebikes, Eurobike, Pedal-assisted, Bosch, Minimalist, Carbon Fiber, Titanium



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Best of Britain: RIBA showcases UK's finest new buildings
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has revealed the winners of this year's National Awards. Consisting of 29 of the UK's finest new buildings, highlights include a superb house extended into some nearby ruins and the country's first Passivhaus-rated high school.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Building and Construction, RIBA, Awards, Architects



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Methane converted into methanol at room temperature - just add light
Scientists have developed an efficient new way to convert methane into methanol at room temperature. The technique could help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and provide a cleaner way to make key products.

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Science

Chemistry, Methane, Methanol, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Manchester, metal-organic frameworks



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Light-activated fish-shaped robot soaks up microplastics from the water
There is a lot for us still to learn about the dangers microplastics pose to the environment and the health of living organisms, but one thing is clear, their presence is widespread and only becoming more-so. Scientists have come up with a novel cleanup solution that takes its cues from nature, in the form of a fish-like robot that can move through the water and soak up small plastic pieces as it goes.

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Environment, Science

American Chemical Society, Microplastic, Plastic, Soft Robotics



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Baldness discovery paints molecule as potent stimulator of new hair growth
Scientists probing the intricate machinery behind hair growth have made a key discovery around the behavior of key cells in follicles. The study uncovers a previously unknown role for a signaling molecule, whose messages were found to be critical to new growth and could be leveraged to address hair loss in humans.

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Medical, Science

Hair, UC Irvine, Baldness



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Bacteria-made biofuel packs higher energy density than jet fuel
As effective as fossil fuels may be, their impact on the planet cannot be overstated. Now researchers at Berkeley Lab have coaxed bacteria into directly producing a new biofuel with an energy density significantly higher than jet fuel.

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Energy, Science

Fuel, Jet fuel, Biofuel, Bacteria, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Sandia Labs, Molecules



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jul 01, 2022

Ducati reveals the key numbers behind its electric MotoE racer
Ducati will take over as the sole motorcycle supplier for the FIM MotoE World Cup from 2023, using the opportunity to build a cracking electric sportsbike that'll inform the brand's electrification in the coming years.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Ducati, Electric Motorcycles, Racing, Moto E



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Drako's electric hyper-SUV threatens downright dangerous speed
"The Dragon is an entirely new kind of hypercar, one that wasn't possible until now." So promises the American-Italian team behind Drako Motors, a young, ambitious electric hypercar shop that previously brought us the GTE sedan. And it's 100-percent correct - the world has not previously seen a hypercar quite like the Dragon, a fire-breathing e-SUV that develops up to 2,000 hp, runs the quarter-mile faster than a Bugatti Chiron Super Sport, and carries a family of five, plus groceries.

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Automotive, Transport

Hypercar, SUV, Electric Vehicles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Stratospheric balloon to lift telescope with giant mirror over Antarctica
When NASA's high-altitude balloon lifts off from Antarctica in December 2023 at the start of its up to four-week voyage over the South Pole, it will carry the Astrophysics Stratospheric Telescope for High Spectral Resolution Observations at Submillimeter-wavelengths (ASTHROS) telescope equipped with one of the largest mirrors ever to fly on such a high-tech gas bag.

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Space, Science

NASA, Space telescope, Balloon



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

First-of-its-kind MDMA group therapy trial set to commence
A first-of-its-kind trial exploring MDMA-assisted therapy in a group setting is about to commence following the resolution of a clinical hold placed by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that paused progress for several months. The goal of the group therapy trials is to make MDMA-assisted therapy more cost-effective and accessible if it is approved for clinical use in the coming years.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Psychedelic Medicine, PTSD, Drugs



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Jun 30, 2022

Gulfstream G800 ultra-long-range business jet makes maiden flight
If you're in the market for a private jet with a longer range, Gulfstream could have just the jet for you. It's new ultra-long-range G800 completed its first flight on Wednesday in the skies over the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in Georgia, in a two-hour test flight using sustainable aviation fuel.

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Aircraft, Transport

Gulfstream, Jets, Luxury, Flight



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Dissolvable implant kills pain by cooling nerves - no drugs required
Nobody wants to suffer physical pain if they don't have to, yet they also don't want to risk developing an addiction to pain-killing opioids. That's where a new drug-free implant comes in, as it reduces pain by cooling nerves.

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Medical, Science

Implant, Pain, Nerves, Northwestern University, Biodegradable, Microfluidic



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Decathlon makes its instant-pitch 2 Second Easy tent a triple
For 15 years now, the Quechua 2 Second Tent (previously 2 Seconds or 2SECONDS Tent) has been one of the fastest, simplest ways to go from arriving at camp to snoring under the stars in fully enclosed comfort. In 2020, Quechua and parent company Decathlon updated the years-old design with the 2 Second Easy, an even smoother variant with faster-packing operation and more traditional tent design. The original Easy sleeps two, and now Decathlon grows the family with a three-person variant every bit as fast and easy to pitch and pack up.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

Tent, Decathlon, Collapsible, Camping



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Specter 1 ebike sports full-carbon frame and 28-mph top speed
Some ebikes look very much like regular bikes, and offer regular-bike-like motor-assisted top speeds. Others, however, really lean into the whole high-tech, high-performance, "transportation of the future" thing … and the Specter 1 definitely falls into the latter group.

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Bicycles, Transport

ebikes, Carbon Fiber, Cycling



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Knotix roof rack rolls on and off, and uses magnets to secure itself
Although roof racks are great for carrying boats, bikes or other gear, they needlessly create wind drag and get exposed to the elements when not in use. The Knotix rack was designed with that in mind, as it can be mounted or dismounted in a claimed 20 seconds.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

Kickstarter, Racks, Magnetic, Folding



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Sony ups its audio-visual game with Inzone brand releases
Sony Electronics has announced a new brand to support its gaming universe. The Inzone line combines the company's expertise in audio and visuals, launching with a 4K monitor and a pair of noise-canceling headphones.

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Games, Technology

Sony, Monitor, Display, Headphones, Noise-Canceling, Wireless, Gaming



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Samsung gets tough for mobile workers with the XCover6 Pro rugged phone
Following the now common barrage of online leaks, Samsung has officially pulled back the curtain on a new rugged phone for enterprise users. The Galaxy XCover6 Pro is designed for reliability and flexibility in the field, coming with a user replaceable battery, the ability to act as a mini PC and 4K video recording capabilities.

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Mobile Technology, Technology

Smartphones, Rugged, Business, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

NASA concept proposes swarm of swimming robots to explore alien oceans
Subsurface oceans on gas giant moons are some of the most promising places to look for life beyond Earth. NASA has now awarded funding for a project to develop a swarm of small swimming robots that would explore these alien oceans for signs of extraterrestrial life.

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Space, Science

NASA, NIAC, Europa, Europa Clipper, Enceladus, JPL, Robots, Swimming



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Crow's lightweight ebikes are geared for cyclists from gravel to gridlock
Spanish outfit Crow has cruised into the world of ebikes with a versatile debut lineup that covers key bases for commuters, adventurers and lycra-laden racing enthusiasts alike. The Gravital range also stands apart from other higher-end ebikes we've looked at recently, with removable batteries and motors allowing users to shave even more pounds off their ride and go it on muscle-power alone.

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Bicycles, Transport

ebikes, Bicycle, Electric Vehicles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 30, 2022

Universal flu vaccine developed by US government begins human trials
Researchers at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are beginning a Phase 1 human trial to test a new universal flu vaccine. The trial will test the novel vaccine being delivered either as a nasal spray or by injection after animal studies demonstrated strong results.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Influenza, Vaccines, The Immune System, U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH)



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

First perovskite solar cell to cross 30-year expected lifespan
Perovskite is poised to become a major material for solar cells, but before then it needs to overcome a major durability issue. Engineers at Princeton have unveiled a new perovskite solar cell design that tests suggest could last as long as 30 years of real-world use.

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Energy, Science

Solar Cell, Renewable Energy, Solar Power, Perovskite, Princeton University, Environment



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Red Bull to build F1-inspired $6M hypercar designed by Adrian Newey
Red Bull has lifted the lid on its very first hypercar project, a two-seat track vehicle called the RB17. To be overseen by Red Bull Racing's Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey, the car will be designed and built in-house at the company's technology campus in Milton Keynes, UK, with a limited run of 50 to be available for a rather hefty price tag.

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Automotive, Transport

Red Bull, Hypercar, formula one, Hybrid



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Kia makes an adorable electric micro-camper out of the Niro Plus
Kia is on a mission to become a global purpose-built vehicle (PBV) leader, and the Niro Plus is one of the first pieces of the plan. It focused heavily on commercial car-hailing services when it announced the new domestic model in April, but it also mentioned a consumer version with some recreational potential. This month, it takes a closer look at that recreational side, showing how the Niro Plus turns into a 244-mile zero-emissions micro-adventure shuttle, electric base camp and mobile office. Whether used for a quick picnic or extended camping trip, the electric crossover-camper cleanly and seamlessly bridges the gap between city and wilderness.

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Automotive, Transport

Kia, electric-camper, RV, mini-campervan



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Novavax COVID vaccine surprisingly effective against all Omicron variants
Biotech company Novavax has revealed its COVID-19 vaccine can generate effective immune responses against all circulating Omicron variants. The unexpected data was delivered to an advisory panel convened by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to recommend booster vaccine plans for later this year.

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Science

Vaccines, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Virus, FDA



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

MedSENS sticks outdoor vital-signs monitoring in the patient's ear
When rescuing avalanche victims or other people in cold, snowy outdoor conditions, it can be difficult to monitor their vital signs via traditional means. The MedSENS device was created with that fact in mind, as it simply goes in the ear and gets strapped to the head.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Diagnostic devices, Temperature, ear, Winter, Rescue, Outdoor Technology



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Newly classified carnivorous plant goes underground to catch prey
Carnivorous plants are already quite fascinating, but a newly discovered one ratchets up the weirdness factor even further. It's a type of pitcher plant, and it captures prey that lives underground.

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Biology, Science

University of Bristol, Plants, Ecology



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Wearable buzzes the wrist to reduce autism-related unwanted movements
People with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and intellectual disability (ID) often experience involuntary movements, which disrupt their ability to perform many tasks. A new device could help reduce those movements, by buzzing its wearer in the wrist.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, Wearable, Autism, Brain stimulation



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Tern aims for broader rider appeal with ultra-low-step cargo ebike
Flinging a leg over a commuter ebike or road bike can involve some strange-looking gymnastics, particularly for shorter riders, and though Tern's current lineup doesn't include any models that require serious overstretching the company is looking to make mounting up a whole lot easier with an "ultra-low-step" cargo ebike called the NBD.

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Bicycles, Transport

Tern, ebikes, cargo bike, Pedal-assisted



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Nikon puts vloggers in focus with Z 30 mirrorless camera
Nikon has launched its third DX format - or APS-C - mirrorless camera, following the Z 50 from 2019 and last year's Z fc. The new model shares much with both of its ancestors, and is being aimed directly at vloggers, streamers and other content creators.

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Photography, Technology

Nikon, Cameras, Mirrorless Cameras, Video Cameras



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Extraordinary kinetic greenhouse transforms from a jewel to a crown
High-profile British firm Heatherwick Studio recently completed work on an impressive kinetic greenhouse. Named Glasshouse, the project resembles an oversized jewel when closed, and opens up into an eye-catching crown-like form.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Thomas Heatherwick, Greenhouse



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

CEO test-drives Mojo Vision's smart augmented reality contact lens
Forget your bulky AR headsets, smart contact lenses are coming to place augmented reality displays right there on your eyeball. Last week, Mojo Vision CEO Drew Perkins volunteered to test the first feature-complete prototype of his company's design.

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Wearables, Technology

Augmented Reality, Wearable, Contact Lenses



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Harvard's acoustic computer chip uses sound waves to encode data
Traditional computer chips run on electricity, while the emerging photonic chips use light. Now, scientists at Harvard have demonstrated a new kind of chip that transmits data in the form of sound waves.

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Computers, Technology

Electrons, Electronic, Quantum Computing, Computer, Harvard, Sound, Acoustics



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Work begins on Mammoth, the world's largest CO2 direct air capture plant
The ultimate contribution that direct air capture might make in helping us address climate change remains to be seen, but there's no shortage of startups, governments and research groups driving the technology forward. Chief among them is Swiss outfit Climeworks, which has today broken ground on its second direct air capture (DAC) plant in Iceland, and one that marks significant progress in its ambitions of removing gigatons of CO2 from the atmosphere each year by 2050.

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Environment, Science

Direct Air Carbon Capture, Carbon capture, Climate Crisis, Carbon Sequestration



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

How the flu vaccine can lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease
A large new study tracking the health of around two million people has found annual influenza vaccination is associated with a significantly lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease. The compelling findings build on growing research finding links between several viral infections and neurodegenerative disease.

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Science

Virus, Brain, Influenza, Vaccines, The Immune System, Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Hyundai goes super-low drag with new Ioniq 6 electric streamliner sedan
Hyundai's Ioniq 5 SUV kicked off the company's all-electric range in the best possible fashion, taking out multiple World Car of the Year 2022 awards, selling out in advance all over the place and generally making an excellent impression with its angular, tidy, spacious design, practical range and power figures, and competitive pricing.

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Automotive, Transport

Hyundai, ioniq, Electric Vehicles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 29, 2022

Asphalt-sucking McMurtry hyper fan car sets Goodwood afire
It's been over 40 years, but the fan car is officially back. One year after debuting as a demonstrator, the McMurtry Spéirling became the first fan car to race in sanctioned motorsport since 1978, breaking the 40-second barrier to win this year's Goodwood Festival of Speed and become the fastest car to ever tackle the famed hillclimb. Driver Max Chilton put the unique single-seater's all-electric powertrain and thundering on-demand downforce system to work in beating the still-intimidating Volkswagen ID.R's 2019 mark.

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Automotive, Transport

goodwood-festival-of-speed-2022, Racing, Hypercar, Electric Vehicles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Discovery of key hunger pathway hints at drugs to block binge eating
Scientists probing the functions of neurons known to play a central role in hunger sensation have discovered a novel signaling pathway by which they influence tendencies to binge eat. The breakthrough raises the prospect of using drugs to suppress this function and temper food cravings, with obese mice treated in this way losing weight as a result.

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Medical, Science

Obesity, Weight, Weight Loss, Diet



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

"Ghost imaging" combines human vision with AI to see around corners
X-ray vision has long been a staple power for superheroes, but soon mere mortals could see hidden objects with a little help from AI. Researchers at the University of Glasgow have demonstrated a "ghost imaging" system that reads the brainwaves of a person looking at light scattered off a wall to identify an object around a corner.

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Technology

Light, Camera, Imaging, University of Glasgow, EEG, Brain, Algorithms



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

NASA's CAPSTONE CubeSat lifts off to test orbit of future space station
NASA took its first step today in establishing its Gateway orbital lunar outpost with the launch at 5:55 am EDT of its Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System Technology Operations and Navigation Experiment (CAPSTONE) CubeSat atop a Rocket Lab Electron rocket at the Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1 on the Mahia Peninsula of New Zealand.

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Space, Science

NASA, artemis, Moon, Gateway, Rocket Lab, Launch, Orbit



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Report estimates 10% of all cancers in Europe are caused by pollution
A new report from the European Environmental Agency estimates more than 10 percent of all cancer cases in Europe are likely caused by environmental and occupational exposure to pollution. The report indicates most of these cases could be prevented by improving environmental protections.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Cancer, Chemicals, toxic, Europe, Environment, Pollution



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Hair-raising cantilevered cliff-face home soars above Quebec wilderness
Canadian firm Kariouk Architects has completed a stunning contemporary cabin that floats high amid the treetops in the Quebec wilderness. Dubbed m.o.r.e Cabin, the environmentally-responsible design sits upon a 60-ft (18.3-m)-tall steel mast that lifts the entire dwelling off the ground.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Tiny Footprint, Treehouses, sustainable design, Off-grid



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Canadian architects complete cantilevered home overhanging a cliff face
Canadian firm Kariouk Architects has recently completed a stunning contemporary tiny home, that floats high amid the treetops in the Quebec wilderness. Dubbed m.o.r.e Cabin, it sits upon a 60-ft (18.3-m)-tall steel mast that lifts the entire dwelling off the ground.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Tiny Footprint, Treehouses, sustainable design, Off-grid



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Blackcan system heats water, and pumps it through a camping mattress
While there already are camping mattresses with built-in heating elements, they use batteries that have to be frequently recharged. The Blackcan II Pro system is different, in that it utilizes hot water which is heated by a gas burner.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

Kickstarter, Camping, Heating



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Low-cost filters use plant waste to remove heavy metals from water
When cooking oil is extracted from peanuts and sunflower seeds, a waste product known as oilseed meal is left behind. New research shows that proteins harvested from that meal can be used to filter heavy metals out of contaminated water.

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Science

Nanyang Technological University, ETH Zurich, Filters, Plants, Water, Purification, Metals



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Insta360 launches first 360-degree camera co-engineered with Leica
Insta360 has announced a powerful new addition to the One RS modular actioncam system launched back in March. The 1-Inch 360 Edition shoots immersive 6K video and is the first 360-degree camera to be co-engineered with Leica.

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Photography, Technology

Insta360, Actioncam, 360-degree, 6K, Leica, Modular, Immersive Media



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Shark Wheel proves it's cool to be square with mini electric cars for kids
Back in 2013, California-based startup Shark Wheel hit Kickstarter with a very odd-looking cube-shaped skateboard wheel. Now the company has supersized the design for a pair of funky electric cars for kids - the Shark SUV and the Shark UTV.

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Children, Lifestyle

Wheel, Indiegogo, Electric Vehicles, Toys, SUV, utv



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

NuraTrue Pro review: Lossless earbuds for uncompromising audiophiles
Personalized audio pioneer Nura has released a "no compromises" flagship to top its true wireless earphones range. NuraTrue Pro introduces a host of high-end enhancements including lossless audio and multipoint connectivity - but it comes at a price.

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Wearables, Technology

Earbuds, Bluetooth, Nura, Earphones, Wireless, Reviews



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Iconic Fiat factory transformed into huge rooftop garden
The iconic Lingotto factory in Turin, Italy, is a building that's beloved by architecture fans and petrol-heads alike. Previously home to Fiat's manufacturing and testing facilities, including a test track on its roof, it has now begun a new chapter hosting a huge rooftop garden.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Urban Redevelopment, Rooftop Garden, Italy, Fiat



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Pyramid lenses catch light from any angle to boost solar cell efficiency
Solar cells are an increasingly important source of renewable energy, but there's still room for improvement. Stanford engineers have now developed a pyramid-shaped lens that can focus sunlight from any angle onto a solar cell, keeping it collecting power from sunrise to sunset.

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Energy, Science

Renewable Energy, Solar Cell, Solar Power, Light, Stanford University



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

NASA eyes August launch after concluding tests of SLS Moon rocket
NASA has put a patchy few months behind it to officially conclude the testing campaign for its Space Launch System (SLS) and begin preparations for its maiden flight later this year. All going to plan, that unmanned Artemis 1 mission will validate the rocket and Orion spacecraft for operation in deep space, and set the stage for the agency's return to the Moon later this decade.

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Space, Science

NASA, Space Launch System, artemis, Orion Spacecraft, Launch Vehicles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Rivian opens the first sites in its Adventure Network of EV chargers
One of the lofty ambitions Rivian holds in the electric vehicle space is to establish a vast network of fast-charging locations spanning the US and Canada, and this week it has taken early but important steps toward that goal. The company has now announced the opening of the first sites of its so-called Rivian Adventure Network, which will be joined by thousands more by the end of next year, all going to plan.

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Automotive, Transport

Rivian, Electric Vehicles, Charging



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Common bone density scan can predict later-life dementia risk
Researchers can now assess a person's risk of developing late-life dementia using data from a common type of bone density scan. The long-term study revealed calcification within the abdominal aorta can double one's risk of developing dementia over the age of 80.

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Medical, Science

Dementia, Bones, Diagnosis, Alzheimer's Disease, Edith Cowan University



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 28, 2022

Electric Norton promises "race performance and touring range"
Great Britain's Norton Motorcycles, now under Indian ownership after some shady management from the previous owner, has announced an interesting electric motorcycle project promising to simultaneously deliver "race performance and touring range."

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Motorcycles, Transport

Norton Motorcycle, Electric Motorcycles, Electric Vehicles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Plant-based plastic strong as PET, degrades into sugars in the environment
Plastics are tough and versatile materials, which is great when they're in use but not so good when they end up in the environment. Scientists at EPFL have now developed a new PET-like plastic material derived from waste plant matter that can be chemically recycled or degrade into harmless sugars in the environment.

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Materials, Science

Materials, new material, Plastic, Plastics, Plants, Environment, Environmentally-friendly, Recyclable, Recycling, EPFL



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Review: 2022 Honda Civic Hatchback is the way to roll
The 2022 model year marks the 11th generation of the Honda Civic. Completely rethought for the new-gen, the Civic keeps with its previous penchant for "fun in the first 10" and daily driving affordability.

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Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Cold temperatures induce anti-inflammatory molecule that counters obesity
Researchers continue to unravel the complex role inflammation plays in obesity, and the influence it has on downstream effects such as insulin resistance, glucose control and diabetes risk. A new study has added important new insights in this space, demonstrating how cold temperatures can stimulate the release of a molecule that reverses this type of inflammation and reduces body weight in mice, laying the groundwork for novel therapeutics that induce similar effects in humans.

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Medical, Science

Obesity, Brown fat, Joslin Diabetes Center, Weight Loss



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Cygnus cargo ship allows US to control ISS orbit without Russian help
For the first time since the retirement of the Space Shuttle, the United States now has the ability to control the orbit of the International Space Station (ISS) without Russian cooperation after a Northrop Grumman Cygnus cargo spacecraft became the first commercial spacecraft to successfully boost the space lab into a higher orbit.

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Space, Science

NASA, Russian Space Agency, Northrop Grumman, Cygnus, International Space Station



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Body odor similarities found to play a role in forming friendships
A compelling new study from researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science suggests we tend to make friends with people who smell the same as us. Across a series of experiments the researchers found volunteers interacted more positively with strangers who shared similar body odor qualities.

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Science

Smell, Odor, Weizmann Institute



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Groove Tool Pro keeps cycling tools in a multi-use capsule
You may think that you've seen every imaginable shape and configuration of cycling multi-tool, but the Groove Tool Pro offers yet another take on the technology. It's a compact capsule that contains eight bits, a chain breaker and a chain link - and it doubles as a driver.

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Bicycles, Transport

Multitools, Cycling



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Mussel glue used in scar-free skin grafting technique
Mussels have long been known for the adhesive they produce, which allows them to cling to rocks. The protein responsible has now been utilized in a new skin grafting technique, which reportedly results in little to no scarring.

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Materials, Science

Postech, Adhesive, Glue, Wound, Skin, Healing



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Maniac & Sane carbon fiber cargo bikes come with or without a motor
While cargo bikes definitely are useful, we tend not to think of the things as being sleek or lightweight. Both of those words, however, could be applied to the Maniac & Sane bikes - one of which has an electric-assist motor.

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Bicycles, Transport

ebikes, cargo bike, Carbon Fiber



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Cabless autonomous electric truck approved for US public roads
Freight technology company Einride first introduced its cabless autonomous electric T-pod truck back in 2017, which rolled on Swedish roads for the first time a couple of years later. Now the company has been given the green light for operation on public roads in the US.

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Automotive, Transport

Einride, Electric truck, Autonomous Vehicles, Electric Vehicles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Airbnb launches competition to fund the world's wildest house designs
Airbnb isn't exactly lacking in unusual vacation home designs - such as the Air bee and bee, for example. However, the online property rental marketplace could soon host a lot more as it has now launched a new competition soliciting the most oddball ideas for vacation homes, 100 of which it will then fund to build.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Airbnb, Competition, House



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

One Unexpected Way Americans Invest like Billionaires (And How You Can Too)
The Power Law dictates that 1% of the world's population holds 45% of the wealth. And they're only getting richer.

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Sponsored Content



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

LEO Flight reveals alpha prototype for its eVTOL flying hypercar
LEO Flight, formerly known as Urban eVTOL, has presented a manned alpha prototype for its LEO Coupe, a flying hypercar the company says will eventually be capable of carrying three people at speeds up to 250 mph (400 km/h), complete with "dynamic" handling.

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Aircraft, Transport

Personal Flight, Personal eVTOLs, eVTOL, Manned multirotors



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

GoSun's solar-powered camper trailer pops up in under 10 minutes
GoSun has established a firm foothold in the adventure gear market with its long line of solar-powered camping accessories, and it has now made its first foray into complete outdoor shelters. The newly launched GoSun Camp365 trailer is designed for the full off-grid experience, with onboard systems for cooking, washing and refrigeration, all while staying true to the company's DNA by powering them all with energy from the Sun.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

Solar Power, Camping, trailers



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

BioFinder detects organic molecules in fossils, could help find aliens
Our first encounter with extraterrestrial life isn't likely to be a spaceship landing on the White House lawn, but tiny fossils in the rocks of another planet. To aid in that search, scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have developed a portable device called the Biofinder that can highlight organic residue in fossils tens of millions of years old.

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Science

Life, Fossils, Fluorescent, Mars, Rover, Extraterrestrial, University of Hawaii



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Genomic analysis finds monkeypox virus is mutating unusually fast
A new study published in Nature Medicine offers the first robust genomic analysis of the virus behind the current wave of monkeypox spreading around the globe. The research traced the virus back to a 2017 monkeypox outbreak in Nigeria and indicates it has rapidly generated an unusually high volume of mutations that could be associated with increased human-to-human transmission.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Virus, World Health Organization, Genetics



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Vision EQXX squeezes a staggering 747 miles out of less than 100 kWh
The Vision EQXX left Stuttgart, Germany, and drove to Silverstone in the UK on a single charge of its sub-100 kWh battery, mainly at motorway speeds, then completed a few track laps before running out of juice at 1,202 km (747 miles). That's about twice what a Tesla Model S can do on the same amount of energy.

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Automotive, Transport

Mercedes-Benz, Electric Vehicles, Concept Cars, Range



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 27, 2022

Artificial photosynthesis lets plants grow efficiently in total darkness
Scientists have improved on the natural process of photosynthesis, not only growing plants more efficiently, but doing so in the dark. This could expand agriculture to areas that don't get enough sunlight, and even help feed future space explorers.

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Science

Food, Food security, Food technology, Crops, Plants, Photosynthesis, artificial photosynthesis, UC Riverside, University of California Riverside



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Jun 26, 2022

Wearable muscles offer an impressive upper-body endurance boost
Researchers at ETH Zurich have developed a lightweight, wearable textile exomuscle that uses sensors embedded in its fabric to detect a user's movement intentions and chip in extra force as needed. Initial tests show a significant boost in endurance.

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Wearables, Technology

ETH Zurich, Artificial Muscles, Exoskeleton, Disability



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