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The outdoor industry is a pretty good place to look for clever space-saving ideas at work, whether they be small and lightweight tents or chairs that pack down to a water-bottle size. Another case in point is The Splitter, a simple multi-use utensil that cuts down on kitchen clutter at camp and packs up snugly when not in use. .. Continue Reading Modular camping utensil brings a spatula to
We first saw UC Berkeley's remarkable jumping robot Salto in December 2016, but a new video released by the university's Biomimetic Millisystems Lab shows an equally remarkable new ability: precise hopping, pogo-style... Continue Reading Salto jumping robot adds precision hopping to its repertoire Category: Robotics Tags: Robotics UC Berkeley
Dutch and Japanese scientists have developed an inexpensive new paper-based blood test kit that quickly determines if patients have infectious diseases. Among other things, it could be of great help to clinicians in developing nations who don't have access to traditional lab equipment... Continue Reading Paper blood test glows blue if disease is present Category: Science Tags:
A lot of thought went into the Cliff House on the edge of Lake Payette, Idaho. So much so, that architects McCall Design & Planning continued tweaking the design right up to just a few months before its completion. The end result is a spectacular residence that is truly at home amid its rocky cliffside setting, and even invites it in to become part of the furniture... Continue Reading Magn
While there are already fitness trackers and smartwatches that are specifically designed to track the wearer's sleep patterns, an international team of scientists believe that with the right software, regular smartwatches are more than up to the job. To that end, they've created an app known as SleepGuard... Continue Reading App turns garden-variety smartwatches into highly-capable sleep t
A technical fault has led NASA to suspend science operations for the hardworking Hubble Space Telescope. The craft entered safe mode on Friday when one of its gyroscopes failed, and while the problem may or may not be fixable, Hubble is expected to continue science operations regardless... Continue Reading Hubble operations suspended after technical failure Category: Space Tags:
We've already seen plenty of bicycle tail lights that double as brake lights and turn indicators, but the G-Light offers a handy extra feature – its turn indicator automatically switches off as soon as you've completed a turn, just like on a car... Continue Reading Brainy bike light knows when you're turning Category: Bicycles Tags: bike lights Kickstarter Ro
At its most basic, the Modular Fiddle can be played like any other violin. But creator David Perry designed this instrument to explore the many different physical component shapes and tones made possible with 3D printing... Continue Reading Modular Fiddle designed to experiment with form, function and sound Category: Music Tags: 3D Printing Modular Violin
New research from the University of Connecticut presents an intriguing hypothesis aiming to explain the causal mechanism that triggers premature birth. It's suggested a specific small protein, released by the immune system, could be a major cause of preterm birth, and inhibiting its release may prevent premature labor... Continue Reading Specific immune mechanism suspected as trigger for p
A newly published special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) cautions that humanity must make rapid and unprecedented changes to all facets of society if it is to limit global warming to 1.5°C (2.7°F), and so mitigate the potentially devastating effects of global warming... Continue Reading IPCC warns that "unprecedented changes in all aspects of society" are

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