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Dual-camera helmet gives cyclists eyes in the back of their heads

Both of the Edge's cameras capture the world in Full HD at 30 frames per second, and each wide-angle lens can see 160 degrees, giving a combined …

Gear & Gadgets

Seven strange vehicles to get you from A to B

Blizwheel ESkates<p>Why bother with regular old roller skates when you can effortlessly glide along on electric versions? Better yet, a pair that can …

Electric Vehicles

MIT's thermal resonator generates electricity from the air's daily temperature cycle

Energy is all around us – we just need to work out how to tap into it. Now a team from MIT has developed a device called a thermal resonator, which …

Nanotech

Potential blood and urine test for autism greeted with skepticism

A research team at the University of Warwick claims to have developed blood and urine tests that can effectively indicate autism in children. The …

Autism

Ravean's heated gloves and mittens smash early Kickstarter goals

There isn't anything especially innovative about heated gloves but Ravean is hitting the market at an incredibly competitive price point with a model …

Snowboarding

Rubber-metal composite material stiffens up in response to stress

Rubber and metal are usually thought to sit at opposite ends of the stiffness spectrum, but a new composite material developed at Iowa State …

Nanotech

NASA preps new exoplanet-hunter for April lift-off

Originally planned to lift off last year, the TESS mission will place wide-field cameras into high-Earth orbit to search for small, rocky and icy …

Universe

How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center

The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic …

Neuroscience

Rally-dominating Stratos gets resurrected

This modern-interpretation of the original Lancia Stratos made its first debut in late 2010 as a one-off prototype commissioned by Pininfarina for …

Supercars

Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King

Born in Brazil, Ascari has been building bicycles in his Brooklyn workshop since 2011 – he's even made one for Ralph Lauren. In previous careers, …

Ralph Lauren

Giant nerves key to cuttlefish's incredible camouflage capability

The cuttlefish is often called the chameleon of the sea, but where the land-based version can only change its color, the sepia-squirting, tentacled …

Zoology

Mercedes' 1,000+ hp Project One hypercar inspires 3,100-hp powerboat

Who said you have to wait for a supercar to be fully prepared before building a boat in its honor? Mercedes-AMG revealed a Project One concept car at …

Frankfurt Motor Show

Dyson engineers raid parts cupboard for orchestral debut

Instruments that include Dyson digital motors, V8 cord-free vacuums and Pure Cool Link fans have been developed by over 50 Dyson engineers, and will …

Engineering

Catalina tiny house offers flexibility and off-grid freedom

The Catalina is based on a triple-axle trailer and comes in 24 ft (7.3 m), 28 ft (8.5 m) and 32 ft (9.7 m)-long versions. Each is clad in board and …

Off-grid

"Nano-factories" produce anti-cancer drugs from inside tumors

Like the horse of Troy, scientists at the Technion have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin …

Immunotherapy

Kia drops the apostrophe and adds the tech on all-new Ceed

Name-wise, Kia has dropped the somewhat baffling apostrophe for the latest iteration – cee'd is now Ceed which, incidentally refers to "Community of …

Clean Technology

Study begins on first Hyperloop to cross US state lines

There are quite a few feasibility studies being carried out with regard to potential Hyperloop systems, but another announced today might be of …

High-speed Rail

Guntu floating hotel offers breathtaking voyages across the Seto Inland Sea

"A tranquil journey unique to the Seto Inland Sea can be found here at this little hotel," says Guntu. "Time passes slowly on board, enveloped in the …

Outdoors

Graphene filter makes even Sydney Harbour water drinkable

Among graphene's long list of superpowers, filtering water may be one of the most directly beneficial. Now a team of Australian scientists has …

Engineering

Netflix, MoviePass and how technology is radically redefining the movie business

For several years, Paramount and super-producer J.J. Abrams teased a big-budget sci-fi thriller titled <i>God Particle</i>. Initially set for release in …

Robert DeNiro

Scientists lay eyes on the inner workings of the Northern Lights for the first time

As far as natural light shows go, few come more spectacular than the legendary Northern Lights. Folks have been peering up at these awe-inspiring …

Physics

Photons entangled to make new form of light

Photons, the elementary particles that make up light, are known to be fast, weightless and to not interact with each other. But in new experiments, …

Quantum Mechanics

Dual-armed robot to lend a helping hand or two come cucumber harvesting time

The simple cucumber may be delicious on a salad or in a sandwich, but getting it to the table is a labor-intensive and increasingly expensive job, to …

Robotics

The super-black building that absorbs light: Asif Khan's Vantablack Winter Olympics Pavillion

When Surrey Nanosystems developed a spray paint form of Vantablack in 2016 a controversy quickly brewed. UK artist Anish Kapoor began collaborating …

Design

Spiral galaxy NGC 3344 sparkles in glorious new Hubble image

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured a stunningly detailed view of the weakly barred spiral galaxy NGC 3344, which is located some 20 million …

Big History

Dads could be passing on genes that advance onset of ovarian cancer

Past studies have revealed that when a woman develops ovarian cancer, her sister has a higher risk of also developing the disease than her mother. …

Cancer

Stanford breakthrough uses stem cells to create possible cancer vaccine

An impressive new study from researchers at Stanford University has found that mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) …

Cancer

MWC 2018: What to expect from the biggest phone show of the year

It's almost time for Mobile World Congress again, the annual event held in Barcelona where the biggest names in phones and mobile get together to …

Phones

Fujifilm's X Series mirrorless camera range gets a new flagship

The most noticeable difference between the incoming model and the X-T2 is the former's size. The redesigned weather- and impact-resistant body has …

Cameras

Conceptual towers stand high above Manhattan's flood line

DFA's development would comprise 19 towers situated on Manhattan's existing Pier 40. The firm used an algorithm to calculate which of the pier's …

Skyscrapers