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The SEMA Show is all about the cars and trucks showered in aftermarket accessories, bright colors and crazy-creative customizing. But mixed in with these headlining stars, you'll find at least a few camper vans, off-road expedition trucks and even a seven-figure motorhome or two. This year, we found more than usual, both market-ready motorhomes and wild expedition vehicle concepts. So we grab
Ergothioneine and glutathione. Hardly household names when it comes to health, but some scientists believe these antioxidants can play a vital role in fighting aging and its associated diseases. A new study has found mushrooms to be packed with these compounds, and in good news for fans of funghi-finished pizzas, high temperatures don't seem to alter their effects...Continue Reading Mushrooms
At SEMA, Ford announced the Ford Performance Drift Stick, an electronic handbrake for the Focus RS that is designed to do one thing – induce drift. The automaker claims that the unit is "intended for track use only," but with no mention of restricting sales to certain customers, such as those holding a motorsport or Gymkhana license (is this a real thing?), it seems destined to appeal to all
We've already heard that blue light keeps us awake, kills bacteria, and helps to control psoriasis. Now, researchers from Spain's University of Granada and the School for Special Education San Rafael are reporting that it also allows people to relax more quickly after experiencing acute psychosocial stress...Continue Reading To recover from an argument, seek out blue lightCategory: Health & W
Cleaning the toilet is one of those jobs that nobody likes. Wouldn't it be better if toilets could just, you know … clean themselves? Well, the creators of the SpinX are claiming that their device will allow your toilet to do just that...Continue Reading SpinX aims to take over a crappy taskCategory: Around The HomeTags: Bathroom Cleaning Kickstarter Toilet
Kicking pavement to speed through city streets is so last century. Today's skaters can truck along effortlessly with the help of electric motors and wireless remotes. Some boards don't even need a handheld controller to "know" when to speed up and slow down, using onboard sensors to detect rider intent. Like the StarkBoard, which makes use of weight and motion sensors to get you rolling...Con
For farmers, the earlier they know that their crops need water, the better – they can't just wait until the plants are visibly wilting. With this in mind, MIT scientists led by Prof. Michael Strano have developed a new type of sensor that's printed directly onto a plant's leaf...Continue Reading Leaf-zapping sensors know when plants need waterCategory: ScienceTags: Agriculture
Every year in early November, Milan becomes the epicenter of the motorcycle industry, the place where manufacturers gather to showcase their latest products. New Atlas was on the ground at EICMA 2107, catching all of the production model debuts – the ones that we will be dreaming of, talking about and hopefully buying next year...Continue Reading In photos: All the new motorcycles from EICMA
Siemens started testing its "eHighway of the Future" concept in Germany back in 2012, with commercial vehicles retrofitted with a diesel/electric powertrain drawing electricity from overhead cables to zip along on electric motor power only. Public highway trials in Sweden followed, and now the US has joined the party with a mile-long demo near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach...Continu
Around 18 months have passed since Zaha Hadid died suddenly, but the company she founded seems as busy as ever. Shortly after completing KAPSARC in Saudi Arabia, construction work has just begun on a new tower in Mexico City called the Bora Residential Tower. ..Continue Reading Zaha Hadid-designed Bora tower under construction in Mexico CityCategory: ArchitectureTags: Building and Con

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