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Since they're basically invisible, it can be hard to pin down just how big a black hole is. They can range anywhere from a few times the mass of the Sun up to millions or billions times that mass, but there's a potential class that are even bigger than that. A new study of data gathered by NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope has found that these so-called "ultramassive" black holes may be larger a
A lot of bacteria might have a bad rep, but with a little genetic tweaking we can put them to work producing drugs, cleaning water, detecting long-forgotten landmines, and repairing concrete. Now a team from the University of Cambridge and a Dutch company called Hoekmine BV has outlined how we might one day grow new organic paints and coatings out of vibrantly-colored bacteria colonies...Cont
We've seen some of Iranian designer Mohammed "Max" Shojaie's work before, with his creatively conceived Ostoure two-wheel-drive motorcycle design from back in 2010. That one never made it past the CAD render stage, but now, with two of his brothers and a Dubai-born partner, Shojaie has turned his hand to a real-world e-bike project. And it looks like a belter...Continue Reading Nireeka's sexy
A team of researchers from Purdue University is developing an injectable drug designed to home in on a bone fracture and accelerate the healing process. A commercial startup called Novosteo has been founded to speed the research through its preclinical phases and into human trials...Continue Reading Proposed injectable drug homes in on bone fractures and speeds up healingCategory: MedicalTags
Techrules has been one of the biggest, flashiest stories of the past two Geneva Motor Shows, and as Geneva 2018 approaches, the company commits to being front and center yet again. It will be premiering a track version of last year's Ren turbine range-extender supercar. The new Ren RS maintains the potent turbine-extended electric powertrain and radical fighter jet inspiration of the street c
Although wind turbines may seem like the epitome of "green" energy, scientists from Vanderbilt University are working on making them even greener. More specifically, they're looking at a resin that could save energy when turbine blades are being created, and that might make those blades more recyclable...Continue Reading Self-curing resin may make wind turbines more eco-friendlyCategory: Envi
If you've ever tried taking a bicycle on an airplane, then you'll know what a hassle it can be to pack the things. Having a folding bike helps, although cyclist Bert Vermeulen found that even on that front, there was room for improvement. That's why he developed the ultra-flat-packing Alpaca Bike...Continue Reading Alpaca Bike is all about folding flatCategory: BicyclesTags: Foldable
Though there are several well known manufacturers of electric-powered cars scaled down for children, there has never been a scaled down electric speed boat equivalent – until now. The JimBoat was conceived when boatbuilder Denis Jimenez found that his five-year-old grandson shared his passion for powerboats. "That's how the 6.5 ft electric powerboat was born," says Jimenez. "I built it as a s
The shape of future sports motorcycles has evolved considerably over the last few days as the world's leading sportsbike manufacturers and MotoGP contenders (Suzuki, Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, Aprilia and KTM) evaluated new aerodynamic fairings at the second last test of the MotoGP pre-season at the Chang International Circuit at Buriram, Thailand...Continue Reading In photos: Rapid aerodynamic e
Though very small tiny houses, like the Terraform Three, will only appeal to hardcore small living enthusiasts, it's fascinating to see how people manage to adapt such tiny spaces to their needs. This is the case with the Wheelie Shack too, which has a bedroom, kitchen and dining area all squeezed into its rather diminutive dimensions...Continue Reading Ultra-tiny house takes downsizing to th

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