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NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) did a bit of limbering up before commencing its science operations on July 25, 2018. As a part of last-minute tests before starting its search for exoplanets on that day, the unmanned space telescope demonstrated what it could do by snapping a series of images capturing the motion of a comet over the course of 17 hours... Continue Reading
If you find conventional bikes too uncomfortable, you can always go with a recumbent. And if you want added stability, then a recumbent trike may be more to your liking. I just finished spending a couple of weeks trying out one of the speediest models available, the Catrike 700, and gosh – the thing is a hoot!.. Continue Reading Review: Catrike 700 is comfort and speed on three wheels Cat
Two communities have become one, at least symbolically, thanks to a spectacular new civic structure in the Faroe Islands. The new town hall for the people of Eysturkommuna both blends into the green, hilly landscape and rises out of it, forming a grass-covered bridge for locals to cross the river underneath... Continue Reading Grass-covered town hall spectacularly spans a river in the Faro
We've already seen single-seat electric cars, the tiny size of which makes them ideal for maneuvering through congested urban environments. However, what happens when you want to carry a second passenger? In the case of the iEV X, the car just gets longer... Continue Reading Tiny electric car stretches to take on more passengers Category: Automotive Tags: Electric Vehicles
Zaha Hadid Architects recently unveiled a new skyscraper for a tourist area in Malta. Named Mercury Tower, it features a distinctive twisting form and, assuming it goes ahead, will be joined onto an existing building on the site that was originally constructed in the early 20th century. .. Continue Reading Zaha Hadid Architects joins old with new for twisting Mercury Tower Category: Arch
Just over a decade ago, Samsung announced the imminent arrival of the first laptops to come with 32 GB NAND flash storage. Now the company is set to shake up the storage tree again as it goes into mass production of the first consumer-level 4-bit, 4 TB SATA solid state drive, signaling a possible turning point for high capacity home storage... Continue Reading Samsung sounds death knell fo
Hungarian inventor Erno Rubik's famous puzzle cube has been around for 44 years now, but never like this. The GoCube is a Bluetooth-connected Rubik's Cube dripping with sensors that teaches you how to navigate its 43 quintillion permutations and lets you battle other cubers online. .. Continue Reading Rubik's Cube steps into the digital age, complete with online battles Category: Games T
The folks at MAD Architects sure are a busy bunch, with a conference center in China, George Lucas' museum and a small hilltop village in LA among its projects to grab our attention this year. Its latest efforts in Japan are certainly no less eye-catching, transforming an abandoned tunnel into a stunning underground art gallery for the 2018 Echigo-Tsumari Triennale art festival. .. Continu
The classic image of a robot is rigid and metallic, but if they're ever going to work alongside humans in the real world, they're going to need a softer touch. Harvard researchers have developed a new method for producing small-scale squishy robots, and demonstrated it by creating a flexible robotic peacock spider, driven by a microfluidics system... Continue Reading Peacock spider inspire
The asteroids that are whizzing around our little corner of space are basically the crumbs left over from the formation of the solar system, and that means they have a lot to tell us about those early years. Now, scientists have studied a particularly weird space rock and found that it's the oldest known igneous meteorite, dating back to one of the very first volcanic eruptions in the sola

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