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  • newBepiColumbo on its way to Mercury after successful launch

    BepiColumbo on its way to Mercury after successful launch

    ESA's first mission to the planet Mercury lifted off today from Europe's spaceport in Kourou, French Guiana. At 10:45 pm GFT (October 20, 01:45 GMT), the BepiColumbo spacecraft rose on a tail of fire into the night atop an Ariane 5 booster on…
    - 4 hours ago, 20 Oct 18, 5:47am -
  • newECG patch is made to sniff out stress

    ECG patch is made to sniff out stress

    It would be an understatement to say that a lot of people suffer from too much stress. Unfortunately, though, it can sometimes be difficult to determine just what the causes of that stress are. VivaLNK's new Vital Scout is designed to help you…
    - 12 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 9:48pm -
  • newNewly-classified fossil fish was like a saltwater piranha

    Newly-classified fossil fish was like a saltwater piranha

    Sharks are in the ocean, piranhas are in freshwater, and that's the way it's always been … right? Well, it turns out that 150 million years ago, the sea was also home to a very piranha-like fish known as Piranhamesodon pinnatomus. The recent…
    - 14 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 8:05pm -
  • newCornell app looks users in the eye to gauge alertness

    Cornell app looks users in the eye to gauge alertness

    Given that our level of alertness varies throughout the day, it only makes sense that we should avoid performing attention-demanding tasks when we're at our drowsiest. An experimental new Android app is designed to determine when those times a…
    - 16 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 5:43pm -
  • newScientists unlock the secrets of flying dandelion seeds

    Scientists unlock the secrets of flying dandelion seeds

    Carried by the wind, dandelion seeds can travel enormous distances of more than a kilometer (0.6 miles). Now, researchers at The University of Edinburgh have discovered that this is thanks to a remarkable form of flight never before seen in na…
    - 19 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:31pm -
  • new3D-printed guitar responds to a light touch

    3D-printed guitar responds to a light touch

    Instrument modder Frank Piesik has combined 3D printing, electronic hackery and touch sensing to create the ElektroCaster that bridges the gap between traditional guitars like a Telecaster and full-on electronic sound makers like the (no longe…
    - 20 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:08pm -
  • newOrwellian "smart mirror" tells you how to fix your face

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

    Mirror, mirror, show my reflection; and tell me how to fix my complexion. That's the premise behind HiMirror's HiMirror Classic: a smart-mirror with built-in camera designed to help beauty professionals hawk beauty products to credulous, self-…
    - 21 hours ago, 19 Oct 18, 1:01pm -
  • Robotic xArm designed to lend a hand to smaller businesses

    Robotic xArm designed to lend a hand to smaller businesses

    Robot arms have been lending a hand on production lines for decades, but handy as they are, that kind of help usually costs an arm and a leg. To get these tools into the hands of smaller businesses, UFactory has now unveiled the xArm, an entry…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 7:46am -
  • MV Agusta kisses its iconic F4 superbike goodbye with exclusive Claudio edition

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

    Another day, another special edition MV F4? Not this time. This is it. The ultimate MV Agusta superbike in both senses of the word. Named for the company's late President, a giant of the motorcycle world, the F4 Claudio marks the final chapter…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 6:51am -
  • Can carbon fiber car panels double as energy storage materials?

    Can carbon fiber car panels double as energy storage materials?

    Carbon fiber as we know it is one of the most impressive materials in our toolkit. Its incredible lightness and strength has seen it take hold in everything from competitive cycling, to supercar design to cutting edge aircraft. But could it al…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 6:19am -
  • Lunar landscape testing ground to be built in Germany

    Lunar landscape testing ground to be built in Germany

    Getting people and equipment to the Moon is extremely expensive, both in terms of time and money. To make the most of it, we need to do our homework before we get there, but that's obviously tricky given how different Earthly environments are.…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 5:22am -
  • Saab's new Lightweight Torpedo designed for deep and shallow waters

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

    At next week's Euronaval exhibition in Paris, Saab will be unveiling the latest version of its Lightweight Torpedo (SLWT). Already ordered by Sweden and Finland, the compact submarine hunter/killer weapon is designed to be launched from a vari…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 4:45am -
  • Pictorial: The mesmerizing machines of Motorclassica 2018

    Pictorial: The mesmerizing machines of Motorclassica 2018

    Attending a classic motoring event of the magnitude of Australia's Motorclassica is a delight of serendipitous automotive discovery. Each year there are a few hundred new and interesting stories to discover in the magnificent Royal Exhibition…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 3:59am -
  • Anicorn x NASA limited edition watch celebrates NASA's 60th birthday

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

    This year marks the 60th anniversary of the founding of NASA, and to commemorate the event Hong Kong-based watchmaker and design studio Anicorn has partnered with the space agency to create the Anicorn × NASA Automatic Watch – Limited Editi…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 3:08am -
  • Tesla starts offering cheaper mid-range Model 3

    Tesla starts offering cheaper mid-range Model 3

    Billed as its first electric sedan for the masses, Tesla's Model 3 has attracted huge interest since it was announced in April 2016, along with hundreds of thousands of pre-orders. The company is now, for the first time, taking orders for shor…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:42am -
  • Porsche's luxury sport Panamera spawns two new GTS models

    Porsche's luxury sport Panamera spawns two new GTS models

    Porsche has elbowed another two models into its lineup with the addition of 460-hp, twin turbo V8, GTS versions of the luxury four-door Panamera sedan and Panamera Sport Turismo wagon for folks who like their rides fast and comfy...Continue…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 2:27am -
  • Potato plastic and 3D-printed ant nests feature in the 2018 James Dyson Awards

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

    The finalists for this year's James Dyson Award have just been revealed offering an exciting array of clever design solutions to some of the world's major problems. Some of the extraordinary highlights include a biodegradable plastic made from…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 1:52am -
  • Ice shelf's eerie song could be early warning system for collapse

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

    Ice shelves perform a vital function in slowing down the rate of glacier melt in Antarctica, so scientists keep an eye on them for signs of collapse. And as the continent's largest, the Ross Ice Shelf is particularly important. After monitorin…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 1:50am -
  • Volocopter flying taxi sets down in Singapore

    Volocopter flying taxi sets down in Singapore

    German aviation startup Volocopter is one of the more active players in the nascent flying taxi scene, having trialed its radical 18-rotor electric aircraft on its home turf, in Dubai and, more recently, in the US. The company is continuing to…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Oct 18, 12:40am -
  • 3D-printed batteries make for some interesting possibilities

    3D-printed batteries make for some interesting possibilities

    Electronic devices typically have to be manufactured with existing rectangular or cylindrical batteries in mind – but what product designs might be possible if that weren't the case? Scientists recently created proof-of-concept 3D-printed ba…
    - 1 day ago, 18 Oct 18, 10:02pm -
  • Amphibious drone performs belly landings on the water

    Amphibious drone performs belly landings on the water

    Ordinarily, after they've finished flying in a grid pattern over a given area, fixed-wing mapping drones either just perform a traditional landing on the ground, or they parachute down to it. However, what if they're being used over the water?…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 8:41pm -
  • Could a piece of foam bring back mountain bike inner tubes?

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

    Tubeless tires have become pretty much standard on higher-end mountain bikes, but they can be difficult to mount, and sometimes still end up leaking air. With that in mind, British bike tire manufacturer Tannus is introducing a product that is…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 6:01pm -
  • Samsung's latest 2-in-1 tablet gives you freedom to roam for two working days

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

    Samsung released its last take on the Windows tablet – the Galaxy Book – in May 2017, an answer to convertible tablets like Microsoft's Surface Pro. Now the company has revealed the Galaxy Book2, with better visuals, improved processor and…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 4:41pm -
  • Modular Fiddle designed to experiment with form, function and sound

    Modular Fiddle designed to experiment with form, function and sound

    At its most basic, the Modular Fiddle can be played like any other violin. But creator David Perry designed this instrument to explore the many different physical component shapes and tones made possible with 3D printing...Continue Reading Mo…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 3:26pm -
  • Remote-control pop-up camper tows like a sports car, grows into a breezy cabana

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

    Quite different from other camping trailers we've covered over the years, the iCamp from Dutch company Udo Camp rides to the campground as a flat trailer with a rear-end that looks like it belongs on a sports coupe. At camp, the electric pop-t…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Oct 18, 2:31pm -

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