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When salt is removed from seawater in desalination plants, the byproduct is – not surprisingly – a lot of highly-concentrated salty brine. Ordinarily, this is just dumped back into the sea, which can harm the environment. Thanks to a new treatment process, however, that brine could actually be used to desalinate more water... Continue Reading MIT tech could let desalination plants use thei
Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine discuss their Wave Particle Duplex installation at Brooklyn creative space A/D/O, in this movie produced by Dezeen for MINI. Read more
You might think you're safe from being spotted by a camera if your face is covered or turned away, but the latest developments in AI-powered recognition tech are coming for you. NEC has announced a system that can identify people who are partially obscured, or even facing the other way... Continue Reading NEC recognition tech can spot people even when their faces are obscured Category: Co
The 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor upgrades the now-legendary off-pavement dirt flinger with some added goodies. These improve the Raptor's already impressive off-road performance with better digging, crawling, and bouncing capabilities. We loved the redneck dream truck in 2017 and love it even more now... Continue Reading Review: 2019 Ford Raptor benefits from new off-road tech Category: Automot
Currently, most 3D printers work by either depositing or melting building material in successive layers. Unfortunately, this results in the finished objects looking kind of chunky, as the ridges between layers are visible. A new zero-waste process, however, uses light to create smooth-edged items out of resin... Continue Reading New 3D-printing tech gets smooth results using light and resi
Silicon Valley-backed company Life House has launched the first in a series of technology-driven hotels in Miami, which offers a social-media network that connects guests before their trips. Read more
Perhaps quite understandably, many pedestrians still don't trust self-driving cars to know that they're there. Jaguar Land Rover has developed what could be at least a partial solution to that problem, in the form of projected light bars that announce what the automobile is about to do... Continue Reading Jaguar's "pod projection" tech signals driverless cars' intentions Category: Automo
As we've described elsewhere, Olympus held a limited press-only briefing and shooting experience with its flagship Olympus E-M1X back in early December, subject to a non-disclosure agreement. During that time, we were able to ask questions of senior technical staff, who attended from Olympus' Hachioji R&D headquarters, just outside Tokyo. The discussion was fairly informal and unstr
Fog paintings and plasma-filled glass tubes are the results of Studio Swine's residency at Brooklyn creative hub A/D/O, where the designs are currently on display. Read more
For decades, when people have wanted to stick two things together but later pull them back apart, Velcro has been the answer. In the future, however, the material may get some competition from bird feather-inspired technology... Continue Reading Feather-inspired tech may give Velcro a run for its money Category: Materials Tags: Biomimicry Birds UC San Diego 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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