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Southern California's PteroDynamics has somehow escaped our attention thus far, but this company's radically different take on the electric VTOL aircraft is well worth a look, and the company claims this will be the most efficient design by far.Continue ReadingCategory: Aircraft, TransportTags: eVTOL, Delivery drone, Air Taxis, Electric Aircraft
Carlo Ratti Associati (CRA) previously designed a tomato factory that was made out of tomato jars, so it should perhaps come as no surprise that for its planned carbon fiber museum, the firm will be making use of... carbon fiber – on the inside, anyway. Assuming it goes ahead as planned, the museum will be home to what CRA calls the world’s largest archive of acrylic fiber technology.Continue Rea
Scotland's Trojan Energy has developed an on-street EV charging solution that sits flush with the pavement until a user plugs in a special charging cable and tops up their vehicle. The first five Connectors have been installed in Mortimer Road in the London Borough of Brent, ahead of a full trial of 150 charge points across Brent and Camden later this year.Continue Reading
In the late 19th century German psychologist Hermann Ebbinghaus published an influential book exploring memory and learning. Ebbinghaus was the first to chronicle a learning phenomenon which became known as the "spacing effect."Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Brain, Memory, Learning, Max Planck Institute
A cheap and abundant material like salt might have plenty to offer the world of science, and one field where it could have game-changing effects is battery chemistry. Leveraging salt could help us avoid much of the cost and difficulty in sourcing scarcer lithium, and Chinese giant CATL is looking to lead the charge by launching its first commercial sodium-ion battery.Continue ReadingCategory: Ene
A new mathematical study suggests that the abandoned Ascent Stage of the Apollo 11 mission's Eagle Lunar Module (LM), long believed to have crashed on the Moon in 1969, may be circling our largest natural satellite in a stable orbit.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Apollo 11, Space exploration, Moon, NASA, Orbit
From auctioned military-surplus weapons cases, to shipping-grade aluminum boxes, to basic hardware-store plastic totes, there are already many different options for carrying gear and general provisions around vehicle and campsite. Canadian startup Rux finds a careful balance between the hard box and the soft-sided packing cube to create a smarter, more purposeful all-carry option. Its Rux 70 all-
Scientists looking for novel ways to treat type 2 diabetes have stumbled across a mechanism by which the immune system can trigger the secretion of fat cells through the skin. The mechanism may translate from animal studies into humans, but turning it into a safe obesity therapy could be challenging.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Obesity, Fat cells, Skin, Weight Loss, University of Pennsy
Consumer electronics company TCL has announced the upcoming release of a new 6-Series Roku TV in the US, which will be available from August in 65-inch and 75-inch flavors – both rocking 8K miniLED quantum dot screens.Continue ReadingCategory: Home Entertainment, TechnologyTags: TCL, 8K, 8K TV, Television, roku
Although optical fibers are highly effective at data transmission, they're also relatively brittle. An experimental new type of optical fiber addresses that limitation, by incorporating a core made of liquid glycerol.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Empa, Fiber Optic, Data Transfer

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