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When astronauts head for Mars, keeping them cool will be a major concern, so a team of mechanical engineers at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) led by Jamal Yagoobi is working on a new electrical cooling system that has no moving parts. Already being tested aboard the International Space Station (ISS), the electrohydrodynamic (EHD) cooler uses electrically charged fluids running t
A lot of people don't like wearing life jackets, as they find the things to be bulky and cumbersome. If you're such a person, then you might be interested in the Wingman, as it's claimed to be the world's thinnest... Continue Reading "World's thinnest" life jacket might not bug you Category: Outdoors Tags: Flotation Inflatable Safety Water Sports R
Another small electric airplane took to the skies recently as Bye Aerospace announces that its prototype Sun Flyer 2 took to the air for the first time on April 10 at Centennial Airport south of Denver, Colorado. The two-seater prop-driven aircraft with a gross weight of 1,900 lb (860 kg) has a 3.5-hour flight duration thanks to its six lithium-ion battery packs and is intended as a pilot
Virtual reality is an amazingly immersive experience that everyone needs to try at least once – but the price tag on the higher end hardware can be a little intimidating. Microsoft is lowering that barrier to entry with its range of Windows Mixed Reality headsets, and the Lenovo Explorer is currently 50 percent off at the Microsoft Store, bringing the price down to US$199... Continue Readi
The team has been let go. The robots are back in a dusty old warehouse, and MegaBots Inc's dream of an international giant fighting robot league lies in tatters. All that stands between Eagle Prime and oblivion is 200 grand, a handycam, a laptop and one desperate founder... Continue Reading Giant fighting robots on the ropes as MegaBots announces "we ran out of money" Category: Robotics
Multi-tool makers have gotten pretty good at squeezing all manner of implements into the one palm-sized device. But the thinking behind the Anywhere Tools system from Nevada's Keyport is that folks should be able to easily customize their kit as required, using a modular everyday carry setup to allow for easy swapping in and out of components... Continue Reading Modular multi-tool lets you
With microplastics penetrating the deepest ocean trenches and making their way up the food chain, it's no surprise that plastic pollution is in the crosshairs for Earth Day 2018. IBM has now released a video outlining how it plans to help clean up the seas, by using plankton as a kind of living water quality sensor... Continue Reading Video: IBM's AI microscopes use plankton as living wate
Bus companies around the world are slowly transitioning to electric fleets, backed up by manufacturers like Hyundai, Daimler, BYD and Proterra. Though the latter managed to eke out 1,100 miles on a single charge of the batteries in its 40 ft Catalyst E2 max last year, regular day-to-day driving will be significantly less. Keeping these e-buses topped up en route can involve installing netw
Remember back when cyclists had to travel to a wind tunnel or velodrome if they wanted to get their aerodynamic drag measured? Actually, that time is now. It might not be for much longer, however, if the handlebar-mounted AeroPod reaches production... Continue Reading CdA-measuring AeroPod makes cycling less of a drag Category: Bicycles Tags: Aerodynamics Cycling
When NASA's InSight mission to Mars lifts off on May 5 from Vandenberg Air Force Base, it won't be alone. Nestled inside the Atlas V launcher on the aft bulkhead carrier of the Centaur upper stage will be two CubeSats that will make up the Mars Cube One mission or MarCO. The 14.4 x 9.5 inches x by 4.6 in (36.6 x 24.3 x 11.8 cm) miniature spacecraft will be the first CubeSats to be deployed is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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