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It can be tough on both you and your pet, leaving them home alone all day while you're at work. That's why we've seen camera-equipped gadgets that let you check in on and interact with them … but what if the pet isn't in the same room as the device? Well, that's where the VAVA Mobile Pet Cam is intended to come in... Continue Reading VAVA is a pet-cam on the go Category: Pets Tags
Locking your bike up to an immovable object is obviously the best way of keeping it from being stolen while parked, but what if you're just making a quick stop? Well, you really should still lock it to something, although Seattle-based inventor Mark Waldin thinks his Quick Stop Bike Lock may suffice when needed... Continue Reading Bike lock disables steering during Quick Stops Category: B
Costing 15.73 billion RMB (around US$20 billion) and measuring 55 km (34 miles)-long including connecting roads, the new Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge (HZMB) is the world's longest sea crossing bridge. Following nine years of construction, the massive project is now open and connects the Chinese mainland to Hong Kong and Macau. .. Continue Reading World's longest sea crossing bridge o
Now in its 22nd edition, the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition at Sydney's Bondi Beach turns one of Australia's most iconic stretches of coastline into a huge outdoor sculpture park, showcasing the wares of artists from all around the world. Let's take a look at some of the weird and wacky creations to wash up at this year's event. .. Continue Reading Sculpture by the Sea exhibit dots Austra
New research has found that a novel drug cocktail almost doubled the lifespan of a microscopic worm, the largest drug-induced lifespan extension in an animal ever reported. The study suggests that pharmacological intervention to help us live longer could be a realistic proposition... Continue Reading Anti-aging drug cocktail teases significant lifespan extension in early experiments Categ
Most Chromebooks come with 11-inch, 13-inch or 14-inch screens, which is fine for working when out and about. But if you're sat at a desk all day, a bigger screen would be good. Asus has launched the Chromebook C523, which features a comfortable 15.6-inch display... Continue Reading Asus goes big with 15-inch Chromebook Category: Laptops Tags: Asus Chromebook
Virtual reality doesn't seem to have set the world on fire as much as manufacturers would have liked, but that isn't stopping them refining their tech with new versions. Samsung is the latest to update its VR headset, announcing the HMD Odyssey+ which targets the dreaded "Screen Door Effect" with a clever new tactic and adds a few ergonomic improvements to the outer shell... Continue Readi
After a 15-year hiatus, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) is returning to flying sounding rockets. The centerpiece of the High Operational Tempo Sounding Rocket (HOT SHOT) program, the suborbital rocket launches are designed to cut the development time for new weapon systems by a third while lowering R&D costs... Continue Reading Sandia brings back sounding rockets for missile tests Cate
One the many reasons to be concerned about the monumental problem of plastic pollution is the uncertainty around its effects when consumed by organisms, including us humans. Scientists have suspected it can make its way into our bellies through the consumption of seafood, and one recent paper confirmed its presence in 93 percent of bottled water. A new study will do little to allay these f
From animals and entire ecosystems, to building materials and beer recipes, scientists have long drawn on the past for inspiration for new breakthroughs. Now, researchers at the University of Queensland have looked to the past to help with the future of biochemistry, resurrecting enzymes from almost half a billion years ago to fill in where current ones can't... Continue Reading Ancient en

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