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Sci-fi aficionados will likely be familiar with the 2000 film Pitch Black, in which Vin Diesel plays a character with predator-like night vision. Well, such a scenario has come a step closer to reality, as scientists have enabled mice to temporarily see near-infrared (NIR) light... Continue Reading Nanoparticle eye drops give mice night vision Category: Science Tags: Nanoparti
Grabbing the right bag for a short hike in the mountains or a stroll through the countryside can be a lesson in compromises. Opting for good back and shoulder support can add weight, and aiming for comfort can increase bulk, as can ensuring gear like cameras and laptops are adequately protected. The folks over at Wandrd have launched a travel bag that has an inflatable back panel for custo
Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) has announced that it has set up an academic research coalition to help create artificially intelligent aerospace systems to control hypersonic missiles and other complicated vehicles in challenging environments. Called Autonomy New Mexico (NM), the organization consists of numerous US universities and aims at making hypersonic craft capable of autonomous
Tesla has rounded out a rather eventful 2018 with another profit, its second in as many quarters, with revenue almost doubling year-on-year. But it's not all sunshine and rainbows heading into 2019, as the electric carmaker prepares to pay off considerable debts while funding big expansions into China and beyond... Continue Reading Tesla turns another profit, but 2019 brings new challenges
Conservationists face a huge challenge in working to protect endangered species from extinction, but lately we're seeing how various technologies can be harnessed to give them a helping hand. Artificial intelligence is one example of this, and Intel's latest chips are now poised to play a part through integration with advanced new camera systems trained to detect intruders with bad intenti
Scientists have genetically engineered female mice to develop super strong, dense bones by altering neurons in the rodents' brains. The development could be the first step towards a new treatment for the brittle bone disease osteoporosis in women... Continue Reading "Game-changing" research could lead to novel treatment for osteoporosis in women Category: Science Tags: Genetic
Love the idea of cruising the coast in a two-story surf motorhome or small camper van but are looking to go lighter and cheaper ... much lighter and cheaper? Australia's Boardswag has just the thing, a surfboard bag that transforms into a one-person tent with a few blasts of air. So whether you're getting a quick jump on dawn patrol or enjoying sunset drinks a little longer than usual, you
Microsoft first introduced HoloLens all the way back in 2015. The mixed reality headset went on sale in 2016, but has remained distinctly business-focused. Now, a sequel has arrived: the HoloLens 2 brings with it better ergonomics, greater immersion, and improved technology across the board... Continue Reading The Microsoft HoloLens 2 improves on comfort and immersion for mixed reality Ca
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Toyohashi University of Technology has developed an inside-out fire extinguisher for use inside spacecraft. Instead of spraying out extinguishing agents at a fire, the Vacuum Extinguish Method (VEM) sucks the flames and burning materials into a vacuum chamber, where they can be safely suffocated or extinguished... Continue Reading Space fire exti
Having recently rebranded its BFR to the more benignly named Starship, SpaceX has now added the finishing touches to the first prototype of its super heavy-lift vehicle. The rocket will be used for sub-orbital testing sometime this year, marking important baby steps in its plans for the Moon, Mars and maybe beyond. .. Continue Reading SpaceX shows off shiny Starship built for Mars travel

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