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Carrying up to 96 small USPS packages in its internal cargo bay, the new Cento needs nothing more than two parking spaces for takeoff, landing and automatic unloading. Bay Area company MightyFly is working with the FAA to expand its long-range flight authorization.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: Cargo, Delivery drone, Logistics, Autonomous flight
If there's one thing that immediately gives an ebike away as an ebike, it's a bulging down-tube or separately attached battery pack. Italian brand Zehus has long been helping manufacturers buck this trend with its Bike+ all-in-one rear hub drive. Sure, you can still tell a Bike+ bike is an ebike the minute your eyes land on the center of the rear wheel, but the rest of the bike is every bit as sm
The collision between NASA’s DART spacecraft and the asteroid moonlet Dimorphos was always going to be a spectacle. By analyzing data from telescopes and tiny satellites lurking nearby, scientists are now piecing together some fascinating new details around the event, including the estimation that six rail cars worth of rock and debris were jettisoned into space.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, S
Last year, Samaya impressed mountaineers, ski tourers and backpackers the world over with the ultralight Assaut 2 tent, grabbing itself an ISPO Gold Award. Not two full years later, it's back in the award show seats for the new Radical 1, an even lighter, smaller tent that barely breaks half a kilogram while delivering near natural-disaster-proof levels of Dyneema and Cordura protection through t
With a view to one day helping people with impaired mobility, scientists at Stanford University have been toiling away on an ankle exoskeleton designed to make walking easier. The group has just introduced their first untethered version for use beyond the lab, which adjusts its level of assistance on the fly and offers a boost akin to taking off a 30-lb (13-kg) backpack.Continue ReadingCategory:

In most delivery-by-drone systems, cargo has to be packed into system-specific containers, or must fit inside a designated onboard compartment. The new RDS2 setup, however, can transport almost any shape or size of parcel, weighing as much as 10 kg (22 lb).Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: Delivery drones, octocopter
Although many seniors end up requiring some sort of mobility assistance, not all of them are wild about the stigma that comes with using a walker. That's where the Laufrad comes in, as it's a sleek adult-sized carbon fiber balance bike.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Seniors, Mobility Aid, balance bike, Carbon Fiber
Ever since Oru introduced its first origami-style folding kayak back in 2012, other brands have come out with boats that were claimed to be lighter and more compact. Oru has now addressed that competition, with its sub-$700 18-lb (8 kg) Lake kayak.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors, LifestyleTags: Kayaking, Folding, Kickstarter, Watercraft, Origami
pontos kayaks are made for performance in the water and packability on land. The post the folding pontos kayak is just 7lb & packs down to the size of a small tent appeared first on designboom | architecture & design magazine. 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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