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Although many people like the fact that electric cars don't produce any engine noise, this means that blind pedestrians can't always hear the things coming. Having the cars emit a warning sound when traveling at slow speeds is one solution, and a new system could help keep that sound from being any louder than necessary... Continue Reading Adaptive tech helps keep electric cars' warning so
It can be tough on both you and your pet, leaving them home alone all day while you're at work. That's why we've seen camera-equipped gadgets that let you check in on and interact with them … but what if the pet isn't in the same room as the device? Well, that's where the VAVA Mobile Pet Cam is intended to come in... Continue Reading VAVA is a pet-cam on the go Category: Pets Tags
For three years, an international team of scientists surveyed the floor of the Black Sea, off the coast of Bulgaria. Now, radiocarbon tests have confirmed that the remains of an ancient ship discovered late last year date from 400BC, officially making it the world's oldest known intact shipwreck... Continue Reading Ancient Greek vessel found in Black Sea is world's oldest intact shipwreck
Most Chromebooks come with 11-inch, 13-inch or 14-inch screens, which is fine for working when out and about. But if you're sat at a desk all day, a bigger screen would be good. Asus has launched the Chromebook C523, which features a comfortable 15.6-inch display... Continue Reading Asus goes big with 15-inch Chromebook Category: Laptops Tags: Asus Chromebook
Costing 15.73 billion RMB (around US$20 billion) and measuring 55 km (34 miles)-long including connecting roads, the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is the world's longest sea crossing bridge. Following nine years of construction, the massive project is now open and connects the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong and Macau. .. Continue Reading World's longest sea crossing bridge o
Earlier this year, we saw a very different type of Porsche – a rugged, 600-hp, all-wheel drive, all-road adventure wagon capable of kicking up dust under purely electric motor power. Now that concept is becoming a reality. Porsche will build a production Mission E Cross Turismo as the second vehicle in its fast-growing electric car lineup, which is expected to account for half its deliveri
From animals and entire ecosystems, to building materials and beer recipes, scientists have long drawn on the past for inspiration for new breakthroughs. Now, researchers at the University of Queensland have looked to the past to help with the future of biochemistry, resurrecting enzymes from almost half a billion years ago to fill in where current ones can't... Continue Reading Ancient en
Virtual reality doesn't seem to have set the world on fire as much as manufacturers would have liked, but that isn't stopping them refining their tech with new versions. Samsung is the latest to update its VR headset, announcing the HMD Odyssey+ which targets the dreaded "Screen Door Effect" with a clever new tactic and adds a few ergonomic improvements to the outer shell... Continue Readi
One the many reasons to be concerned about the monumental problem of plastic pollution is the uncertainty around its effects when consumed by organisms, including us humans. Scientists have suspected it can make its way into our bellies through the consumption of seafood, and one recent paper confirmed its presence in 93 percent of bottled water. A new study will do little to allay these f
After a 15-year hiatus, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is returning to flying sounding rockets. The centerpiece of the High Operational Tempo Sounding Rocket (HOT SHOT) program, the suborbital rocket launches are designed to cut the development time for new weapon systems by a third while lowering R&D costs... Continue Reading Sandia brings back sounding rockets for missile tests Cate

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