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If you're a mountain biker, chances are you want to retain your core strength, coordination and sense of balance throughout the off-season and between rides. Well, that's why Colorado-based cycling coach Lee McCormack created the RipRow. It's kind of like a pedal-less exercise bike crossed with a rowing machine, and the thing rocks … literally...Continue Reading Mountain bike trainer g
Plasma is one of the more mysterious phases of matter, only existing on Earth fleetingly in the form of lightning or contained inside neon signs. Now a team of engineers from Caltech has created a stable ring of plasma in open air, using just a high-pressure jet of water and a crystal plate. The technique could, in the long run, unlock the potential for plasma to be used for storing energy...
Glasgow's Curious Chip has today launched an edutainment handheld gaming device aimed at getting youngsters coding, tinkering and experimenting. It rocks similar looks to Nintendo's Switch, albeit with a much lower resolution screen and a Raspberry Pi for a heart, and like Pi-based projects such as the pi-top, Hexa and Q.bo, Pip has been created to give the coders and makers of tomorrow the b
Looking for a functional middle ground between an electric skateboard and a powersport utility vehicle, Seattle's Flux Design Co is preparing the Track 1 for market. This two-wheeled, one-tracked board looks like a strange, unmanned interplanetary rover pictured on its own, but it's definitely designed to be manned, letting its rider accelerate over everything from soft sand and snow to hard
Having teased the arrival of a standalone virtual reality headset earlier this year, HTC has now officially announced the Vive Focus, an all-in-one mobile device much like the Oculus Go from Facebook, and free from any connections to PCs or smartphones...Continue Reading HTC's mobile standalone VR headset starts to come into FocusCategory: VRTags: HTC HTC Vive VRRelated
After five detections over the last few years, gravitational waves are in danger of becoming boring news. But it's worth keeping in mind just how groundbreaking a discovery it is. After all, these are distortions in the very fabric of spacetime. The precise instruments at the LIGO and Virgo facilities were responsible for these past detections, but now astronomers plan to look for ripples fro

Boston Dynamics has released a 24-second teaser of its latest SpotMini robot that is sleeker and more agile than any of the company's previous creations. The streamlined quadruped is clad in a sleek yellow casing and lacks the somewhat creepy giraffe's neck and sheep's head manipulator of the previous SpotMini unveiled in 2016, and sports some smooth moves that are uncannily lifelike...Contin
The future of commercial aircraft will probably include long, thin, flexible wings that reduce weight and drag for extra efficiency and ride comfort. NASA and Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works division have been flight testing an experimental X-56A airframe with active flutter vibration suppression...Continue Reading Experimental X-58A's thin, bendy wings herald a revolution in airliner designCat
Back in August, the FDA approved the first gene therapy for general use in the United States. That particular treatment, for cancer, was beset by controversy due to its exorbitant price tag and potential side effects. Now another gene therapy is on the cusp of approval, this time to treat a form of hereditary blindness. If given the tick by the FDA, this therapy could pave the way for a whole

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