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More and more, we're finding that by copying nature, we can develop technologies that are capable of performing previously impossible functions. A new contest encourages that kind of thinking, by inviting ideas for nature-inspired robots … and the winning entry will actually be made into a robot.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: Biomimicry, Competition
Among other things, people with Parkinson's disease suffer from a slowness of movement and a stiffness of the muscles. A new wearable device may help alleviate those symptoms, by buzzing the user in the chest.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Wearable, Parkinson's Disease, Imperial College, Queen Mary University of London, Assistive Technologies
Following the completion of its Google HQ, the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has revealed plans for a new culinary center in San Sebastian, Spain. Hosting food start-ups, researchers and chefs, the building will be topped by a large greenery covered roof, allowing visitors to enjoy a stroll on top and check out the view, or to go inside and see the research being carried out.Continue ReadingCategory:
Last year we had the toaster-sized Horizon Pro 4K/60p projector from XGIMI to keep us company during hard COVID lockdowns. Now it's the turn of the company's flagship ultra-short-throw model to spend some time on our review bench.Continue ReadingCategory: Home Entertainment, TechnologyTags: Projectors, Reviews, XGIMI, 4K UHD, Laser TV
Dinosaurs sit at the crossroads between reptiles and birds, leading scientists to debate whether they were warm- or cold-blooded. A new study may have found the answer for different groups of dinosaurs, by analyzing metabolic markers from their breath in their bones.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: Dinosaurs, Blood, metabolism, Fossils, Animals, Yale, The Field Museum of Natural Hi
Researchers at EPFL have demonstrated a light-based 3D-printing method that's about 30 times faster than conventional additive manufacturing, creating objects in 20 seconds that would normally take more like 10 minutes thanks to photocurable resins.Continue ReadingCategory: 3D Printing, TechnologyTags: EPFL, 3D Printing, Light, Manufacturing
Lasers are one of the tools physicians can lean on to tackle plaque buildup on arterial walls, but current approaches carry a risk of complications and can be limited in their effectiveness. By bringing ultrasound into the mix, scientists at the University of Kansas have demonstrated a new take on this treatment that relies on exploding microbubbles to destroy plaque with greater safety and effic
Chopping down trees and processing the wood isn’t the most efficient or environmentally friendly way to make furniture or building materials. Scientists at MIT have now made breakthroughs in a process that could one day let us 3D print and grow wood directly into the shape of furniture and other objects.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: Wood, Plants, 3D Printing, 3-D+Printing, MIT
Boeing's Starliner passenger spacecraft has successfully returned to Earth. At 5:49 pm CDT, the uncrewed capsule landed at the US Army's White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico at the end of a six-day mission to the International Space Station (ISS).Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Boeing, NASA, International Space Station, CST-100
Just moments after the deep parade of camperized pickups and large trucks ended at Overland Expo West 2022, an equally compelling pickup made its debut across the Atlantic. Isuzu UK used this year's Commercial Vehicle Show to introduce the fully ruggedized D-Max Arctic Trucks AT35 Basecamp, a highly maneuverable light camper pickup ready to bushwhack through dense forest and burrow through canyon

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