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Lasers are one of the tools physicians can lean on to tackle plaque buildup on arterial walls, but current approaches carry a risk of complications and can be limited in their effectiveness. By bringing ultrasound into the mix, scientists at the University of Kansas have demonstrated a new take on this treatment that relies on exploding microbubbles to destroy plaque with greater safety and effic
Chopping down trees and processing the wood isn’t the most efficient or environmentally friendly way to make furniture or building materials. Scientists at MIT have now made breakthroughs in a process that could one day let us 3D print and grow wood directly into the shape of furniture and other objects.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Wood, Plants, 3D Printing, 3-D+Printing, MIT
Boeing's Starliner passenger spacecraft has successfully returned to Earth. At 5:49 pm CDT, the uncrewed capsule landed at the US Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico at the end of a six-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS).Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Boeing, NASA, International Space Station, CST-100
Just moments after the deep parade of camperized pickups and large trucks ended at Overland Expo West 2022, an equally compelling pickup made its debut across the Atlantic. Isuzu UK used this year's Commercial Vehicle Show to introduce the fully ruggedized D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 Basecamp, a highly maneuverable light camper pickup ready to bushwhack through dense forest and burrow through canyon
Mapping the inside of cramped, difficult-to-reach areas can be helpful to people such as plant operators, but drones flown in such places could easily crash. The LiDAR- and cage-equipped Elios 3 quadcopter was designed with that challenge in mind.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: Mapping, LIDAR, Quadcopter
Because seeds may contain yield-reducing fungi, bacteria or viruses, they're often chemically treated before they're sold to farmers. A new mobile system, however, substitutes microbe-killing electrons for harsh and eco-unfriendly chemicals.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Fraunhofer, Agriculture, Crops, Plants, Electrons, Antibacterial, Fungus
Researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois have demonstrated the world's smallest remote-controlled walking robot, at just half a millimeter wide. Such tiny machines can bend, twist, crawl, walk, turn and jump without hydraulics or electricity.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Northwestern University, Crabs, Robotics, Remote-Control, Miniature, Shape Memory Alloys
Previously the exclusive domain of noisy combustion-engine bikes, more and more electric trials motorcycles are being launched. France's Electric Motion has been in the specialist e-moto game for over a decade, and has now revealed a new limited-edition competition model.Continue ReadingCategory: Motorcycles, TransportTags: Electric Motorcycles, Sports, Off-road
Construction work is currently underway on a new artificial intelligence research laboratory designed by PLP Architecture. Located in Shanghai, China, the building's overall form is inspired by a computer motherboard and CPU.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Shanghai, China, Research, Office
Most of the outdoor gogglebox solutions we've seen over the years are either pricey or very pricey indeed. But now there's a relatively inexpensive option joining the patio party courtesy of Roku and Element Electronics.Continue ReadingCategory: Home Entertainment, TechnologyTags: Outdoors, roku, TV, 4K UHD

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