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Yamaha's wickedly fun MT09 just about nailed the formula for street shenanigans on its debut eight years ago. A lightweight, naked wheelie machine geared to punch its hardest where you'd use it the most, it encouraged bad behaviour every time you threw a leg over it, and led to one of the most fun review videos we ever put together.Continue ReadingCategory: Motorcycles, TransportTags: Yamaha, Nak
Researchers at Leiden University in the Netherlands have created what’s probably the world’s smallest boat. Measuring just 30 microns long, the tiny model was 3D printed as part of a project investigating how to make synthetic “microswimmers” in complex shapes.Continue ReadingCategory: 3D Printing, TechnologyTags: 3D Printing, Microscopes, Leiden University, Boat, World's Smallest
Electric vehicles have come a long way in the last decade or so, moving people from A to B with ever-improving efficiency, but none quite match the levels of a student-built railroad car called Eximus IV. The vehicle has taken to the tracks at the annual Delsbo Electric contest for the world’s most energy-efficient vehicles, setting yet another record on its way to yet another title.Continue Read
UK researchers are suggesting levels of antibodies produced by the immune system in response to SARS-CoV-2 may significantly drop in the months following an initial infection. Testing hundreds of thousands of subjects over three months, a study saw the prevalence of antibodies drop, raising questions over long-term immunity.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Coronavi
Scientists exploring the Great Barrier Reef have discovered a huge, never-before-seen coral reef that is taller than the Empire State Building. Standing detached from the main reef, the massive structure is the first new reef to be discovered in the area in over 120 years.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Ocean, Environment, Great Barrier Reef, Underwater, Animals
A large population-based cohort study, led by researchers from University College London, is suggesting some drugs used to treat diabetes may also prevent the onset of Parkinson’s disease. Along with prior research, these new findings help validate an upcoming Phase 3 human clinical trial set to test one particular diabetes drug in Parkinson’s patients.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellb
Of all the things that merit a high-tech makeover, you would think that the humble bird-nesting box didn't need one. A new 3D-printed version, however, could go a long way towards restoring threatened species in the Australian wilderness.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Birds, 3D Printing, Conservation, Wildlife, Tree
With perhaps a few exceptions, battery-electric multicopter drones typically can't fly for longer than about 30 minutes. Such is not the case, however, with their hybrid counterparts – one of which recently broke its own endurance record.Continue ReadingCategory: Drones, TechnologyTags: Hybrid, World's Longest, Quadcopter
The Livewire may be Harley-Davison's first electric motorcycle, but it's not going to be its last electric two-wheeler. Today marks its official entry into the ebike market with a brand new company named after Harley's oldest known motorcycle.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Harley Davidson, ebikes, Pedal-assisted, Electric Bicycle, Prototype
Having been responsible for designing Britain's Antarctic Research Station, in addition to many other polar bases, Hugh Broughton Architects certainly knows a thing or two about keeping humans alive in harsh conditions. The firm is using this experience to imagine what would be required to shelter humans on Mars with a new experimental housing project.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, Lifes

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