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With blistering daytime temperatures of up to 800° F (427° C), Mercury isn't the first planet in the solar system you'd think to look for ice. But its slow spin, thin atmosphere and perpetually dark poles mean that on the night side, the mercury (pun intended) can plummet to -290° F (-180° C), creating the perfect conditions for icy deposits. Now a new study from Brown University has found th
The electric buses from Proterra keep going from strength to strength. We first heard of its vehicles in 2015, when its Catalyst XR logged more than 250 mi (402 km) on a single charge. Less than two years have passed, and the company is now reporting its 40-ft (12-m) Catalyst E2 max has managed a run of 1,101.2 mi (1,772 km), which is a record-breaking drive for any electric vehicle...Continu
In ancient times, alchemists sought to convert one substance into another more highly prized substance, such as turning lead into gold. While we now know that much of what they were attempting is impossible, the modern-day alchemists that are the biologists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (WUSM) have recently achieved a goal that's nearly impressive – turning white fa
With its unique twin-hull design, the Wave Chaser wants to deliver an intriguing blend of windsurfing and sailing-style fun to the masses. Having launched a prototype last year, the company has further refined its unique idea and created the Wave Chaser 390 ZF...Continue Reading Wave Chaser refines its catamaran-style craft into the 390 ZF Category: MarineTags: Carbon Fiber Cat
We're used to receiving data wirelessly, over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or cellular networks – our smartphones simply wouldn't work without it. Wireless power is also starting to make its way into devices, but it's being held back by a short range. Now, researchers from North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a system that can combine the two, wirelessly transmitting both data and power
Ready to connect with your inner James Cameron, without getting your feet wet? Already, we've seen crowdfunded underwater drones such as the Trident, Gladius and Blueye Pioneer. Now, there's yet another. YouCan's BlueWater 1 (BW1) has just hit Indiegogo...Continue Reading BlueWater 1 drone joins the race for the bottomCategory: MarineTags: Camera drone Indiegogo Submarin
Security cameras that let you check in on your home using your phone are common enough these days, but how many of them can fly? Billed as a smarter home monitoring system, Aire is a self-flying robot that can be engaged remotely to provide a livestream of around the house, featuring a soft fabric exterior to avoid injuries to anybody nearby. ..Continue Reading Aire security drone roams the h
Regular readers are likely familiar with Vincent Callebaut Architectures. The Paris-based firm continues to refine its unique take on sustainable architecture with its latest concept, the Nautilus Eco-Resort. Envisioned for the Philippines, the ambitious project would include rotating buildings and enough sustainable technology to ensure a surplus of energy is produced. ..Continue Reading V
With the news that Apple's latest iPhones are going to support wireless charging, the tech is back in the spotlight, but it still has its limitations. You still need to find a powered mat or disc to put your phone down on, it's not easy to charge several devices at once and it's not easy to use them while they're being charged. Pi promises mat-free top ups within range of the cone-shaped wire
Last week, Apple announced that three new iPhone models will be released this year, bringing the total on the market to eight. Whether you feel spoiled for choice or overwhelmed by that number, New Atlas is comparing the specs for all available models, from the budget iPhone SE to the bank-busting iPhone X, as well as the basic and Plus models of the iPhone 6s, 7 and 8...Continue Reading Comp 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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