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Two years ago we told you about Envo's Electric SnowBike Kit, which let users convert their existing mountain bike into a snow-going ebike. Well, the Canadian company is now offering a complete self-contained package, in the form of the Flex Snowbike.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors, LifestyleTags: Snowbikes, ebikes, Snow, Winter, Pedal-assisted
When taking a pill such as a pain reliever, it goes without saying that you want it to work as fast as possible. According to a new study, taking that pill while lying on your right side will help it to do so.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Johns Hopkins University, Medication
It's important to monitor the physical activity level of seniors living on their own, as a decrease may indicate health problems, depression, cognitive decline, or a debilitating fall. A new device does so simply and unobtrusively, by hitching a ride on the senior's walker.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: MIT, Seniors, Tracking, Mobility
Back in May, we reported on a flexible prefabricated modular tiny house named the Tini M that featured a compact footprint and mostly glass exterior. Designer Tini has now followed up with a 2M model, which maintains a similar overall design while offering a more spacious interior layout suitable for a small family.Continue ReadingCategory: Architecture, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction,
Californian ebike maker Addmotor has updated its best-selling fat-tire e-trike for 2023. The M-340 offers an easy access step-through frame, comes with pedal-assist and throttle courtesy of a Bafang front-hub motor and has enough battery for 85 miles of per-charge riding.Continue ReadingCategory: Urban Transport, TransportTags: ebikes, cargo bike, Tricycle, Trike
The relationship between temperature and sleep is a highly complicated one, but researchers continue to tease out valuable new insights around how the heat and cold can influence our rest. A new study on fruit flies may help explain why siestas came to be such an important habit in many cultures, revealing a type of brain thermometer that kicks sleep-promoting cells into action as the mercury sta
It’s hard to beat a draft beer, but we usually have to make do with bottles and cans when away from the bar. Enter the Cooler Keg, a new design for a draft beer dispensing system built right into a cooler.Continue ReadingCategory: LifestyleTags: Beer, Drinking, Drink, Bars, Camping, Outdoors, Home, Indiegogo, Coolers
The leaf is one of nature’s most impressive little machines, able to convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into energy. Scientists at Cambridge have now created a type of artificial leaf that can float on water, tapping into sunlight above it and water below it to produce fuels as efficiently as the real thing.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Artificial, Artificial Leaf, Fuel,
The immune system is our first and most powerful line of defense, but during long-term battles the T cell foot-soldiers can become exhausted. Now, researchers have identified a specific molecule that helps certain T cells refresh themselves, which could unlock more effective immunotherapy.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Cancer, The Immune System, Immunotherapy, Cells, Molecules, U
By combining cutting-edge digital modeling with analysis of a rare, one-of-a-kind fossil, scientists have pieced together the first 3D reconstruction of the Megadolon, the largest shark to ever live. From this new 3D model the scientists were able to gain fascinating new insights into the behaviors of this terrifying prehistoric predator, including a diet that included blubber-rich whales measuri

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