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Earlier this month, we featured a Whale Design propeller that looked to nature for improved efficiency. Switzerland's ABB Marine has also been inspired by "the dynamic motions of a whale's tail" for its multi-blade Dynafin propulsion concept.Continue ReadingCategory: Marine, TransportTags: Shipping, Boating, Motor, Energy-efficient
By hopping like a person on a pogo stick, a modified aerial drone can operate for almost an hour as opposed to several minutes if it simply flew. Descendants of the aircraft could one day find use in applications such as wildlife monitoring, crop inspection or search and rescue.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: City University of Hong Kong, locomotion, Flight
Two new technologies allow a single pair of glasses to track eye movements and read the wearer's facial expressions, respectively. The systems use sonar instead of cameras, for better battery life and increased user privacy.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearables, TechnologyTags: Cornell University, Facial, Gaze-tracking, Eye-tracking, Smart Glasses, Sonar, Sound

Posted by ArielTechGeek 7 hours ago (Editorial)

After a couple of hell-raising concept iterations, Alpine's hydrogen combustion fire-and-ice Alpenglow super-racer is finally prepped and revved to take the track. It'll make its dynamic debut next month at the Spa-Francorchamps 6 Hours endurance event in Belgium, running its hydrogen combustion engine on its first public outing.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Alpine, Motorsp
If you’ve ever caught the flu, you’ve more than likely been infected with the Influenza A virus (IAV). Compared to the Influenza B virus, infection with the A type often produces more severe symptoms. But, while many of us have experienced the fever and chills, headache and muscle aches, fatigue, sore throat and cough of a run-of-the-mill flu, severe infection with IAV is a different, potentially
NASA is gearing up to launch an advanced solar sail spacecraft later this month. Using a new boom made of lightweight polymer composites, the Advanced Composite Solar Sail System is scheduled to lift off on April 24.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: NASA, Solar Sail
Obstructive sleep apnea can cause or contribute to high blood pressure, so a new study examined which sleep apnea treatments – a CPAP machine or a mouthguard that keeps the airways open – was more effective at lowering blood pressure.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Sleep, Apnea, National University of Singapore, University of Sydney

Posted by ArielTechGeek 17 hours ago (Editorial)

We've seen a number of pedal-assist bikes over the years that ride a fine line between ebike and low-powered moto. The latest from California's Juiced Bikes is an absolute beast, and marks the company's entry into the folding bike space.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Juiced Bikes, ebikes, Foldable bike, Folding, Pedal-assisted is a social bookmarking place where you can share, find & discuss the best news around on most topics. We focus on hi-tech reviews, gadgets and geekery but we like almost anything that's awesome, appealing and thought-provoking! er6i9ds5mz

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