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In the most recent analysis of Cassini data, Cornell astronomers have determined that a three-decades-old assumption about the relationship between Saturn's moon Janus and the planet's A ring is just plain wrong...Continue Reading It turns out Janus has help lassoing Saturn's A ringCategory: SpaceTags: Cassini Cornell NASA SaturnRelated Articles:
While our voices are increasingly being used for biometric identification, they're not an infallible form of ID. People can impersonate us, for instance, or edited recordings of our voices can be used. It was with this in mind that researchers at the University of Michigan created VAuth ("vee-auth"), which adds an extra level of security to the technology...Continue Reading VAuth tech feels y
If you go mountain biking in the actual mountains, it's fairly likely that you'll encounter situations in which you have to carry your bike. And if those situations involve activities like rock-scrambling or otherwise negotiating sketchy terrain, it would really be best if both your hands were free. It was with this in mind that German cyclist Marvin Kiesel created PeakRider, a hands-free bic
Over the course of 25 years in the market, the Monster family has become one of Ducati's greatest commercial successes. The Italian company is celebrating this important milestone by redesigning the Monster 821 as a tribute to the original M900 and adding a touch of fresh gear...Continue Reading Ducati celebrates a quarter century of MonstersCategory: MotorcyclesTags: Ducati Mo
The 2017 US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon has come to a close in Denver. The competition tasks students with building prototype solar-powered houses and awards points based on categories including architecture, engineering, and innovation. This year's winner blends green design with a plan to encourage the surrounding community to get together and discuss ways to use less energy. ..C
There's a ton of tags, Tiles and trackers to attach to those items that are always vanishing around the house, but most of them are Bluetooth-enabled, so they aren't much good if you leave them on a bus. Samsung has announced plans to jump into the tracker game with the Connect Tag, which uses a cellular connection to get a GPS readout on lost items, pets and even kids, essentially anywhere t
Drone promise to cut a lot of corners when it comes to delivering items, but that may prove particularly important when it comes to providing urgent medical attention. We are seeing this play out in Africa with the airborne delivery of blood samples, and another example involves treatment of heart attacks. Startup Flirtey is working on a system where defibrillators are carried by drone direct
The most intense laser in the world will soon become twice as intense, thanks to a US$2 million upgrade from the National Science Foundation. The Hercules laser at the University of Michigan currently fires a beam with the power of 300 terawatts (TW), but by replacing certain outdated components that could be bumped up to a possible 1,000 TW. With that kind of power, the laser could lead to a
There was a tinge of sadness about this year's MotorClassica Show in Melbourne. MotorClassica is to Australia as Retromobile is to France and Techno Classica is to Germany, being the celebration of a 120 year-old automotive culture. The well curated annual event ran from October 13-15, 2017 and provided a wonderful perspective through which to view the passing of an industry dear to Australia
After letting the DB11 coupe build some momentum and launch in AMG-V8 spec, Aston Martin has pulled the curtains back on the DB11 Volante. The Volante lives at that same special juncture of muscular aggression and sensual curvaceousness, only lets a bit more air flow through the driver's hair. And with a 503-hp 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 at the helm, not even the hardiest coiffure is safe...Cont 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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