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While known predominantly for the flashy cars it dreams up for the likes of Ferrari and Alfa Romeo, Italian design house Pininfarina sure isn't afraid to put its creativity to use in other areas. Bikes, yachts and even tractors are a few other things to receive makeovers from the tinkerers in Turin. Now its dive into urban architecture has returned a curvy apartment building in Brazil, which
Last year we detailed how Finland's Norsepower had rediscovered an engineering innovation from the 1920s called the rotorsail, which sees large cylinders installed atop big ships harness wind for propulsion. Now a passenger ship operated by the Viking Line has been treated to the Rotor Sail Solution and has set sail on wind-assisted trips between Finland and Sweden...Continue Reading World's
For many years, people suffering from dry eye disease have turned to omega-3 fatty acid supplements to help relive their symptoms. According to a new study funded by the US National Eye Institute (NEI), however, such supplements make virtually no difference...Continue Reading Study concludes omega-3s no better than placebo for treating dry eyeCategory: Health & WellbeingTags: Eye
Serious cyclists typically carry compact hand pumps with them on long rides. Using such a pump to inflate a completely flat tire from scratch, however, can be an arduous process. That's why the foot-operated Stompump was created...Continue Reading Stompump lets cyclists' legs do the pumpingCategory: BicyclesTags: Cycling Kickstarter PumpRelated Articles:
If you're a bicycle commuter, then it's entirely likely that you regularly encounter a pothole, etc that makes you say "Why doesn't the city do something about this?". Well, first they have to know about it – and the Flare headlight is designed to tell them...Continue Reading Smart bike light drops "Flares" on road problemsCategory: BicyclesTags: bike lights Cycling Head
We've already heard about a probiotic pill, an Alzheimer's-treatment drug and a mineral-replacing toothpaste that could treat or even prevent cavities. Now, scientists at the University of Washington have developed a natural product of their own that may do the job...Continue Reading Peptide toothpaste could one day patch up cavitiesCategory: Health & WellbeingTags: Cavity Dent
Skin cancer is the most common form of the disease, and while it might make its presence known in the form of moles or strange spots, it usually takes a biopsy to confirm whether the mark is malignant or not. Now, an Australian team has developed a microbiopsy device that's far less invasive, basically painless, and won't leave a scar...Continue Reading Microbiopsy device samples skin cells f
As we discovered ourselves recently, strumming away on a ukulele can be great fun. And even though it's much more travel-friendly than a collapsible dreadnought or, well, a travel guitar, Italy's team Astro clearly thinks that even a 21-inch long soprano uke is too big. The Astro ukulele folds down to just over 11 inches long, under 4 inches wide and less than 2.3 inches thick – and can fit i
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) always puts an interesting spin on its projects – take the Lego House and pyramid-shaped Via 57 West, for example. Such is the case with the firm's recently-unveiled Audemars Piguet Hôtel des Horlogers, which will enable guests to ski down from its roof to the ground via a sloping zigzagging path. ..Continue Reading BIG's new hotel will let guests ski on its roof
In what they claim is a world-first, University of Adelaide researchers have created a fiber optic probe that can reach deep into the brain to capture images and measure temperature. It's been developed to learn more about hyperthermia associated with drug use, and may lead to new understanding of drug toxicology...Continue Reading Tiny probe sees inside the brain to take temperatureCategory:

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