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Next Orion crew capsule powers up for the first time

Lockheed Martin and NASA recently fired up the power systems on the latest Orion crew module. The second Orion capsule slated for spaceflight and the …

Exploration

Automatic bike lights have a safe Vibe

Bike lights … although they <i>do</i> make for safer cycling, they're also one more thing to think about. With that in mind, Light & Motion has just released …

Home Automation

Electronic skin counts on a web of springy coils for greater flexibility

Over the last few years, we have seen quite a few flexible electronic circuits that can be worn on the skin, offering a taste of a next generation of …

Digital Health

Anthouse isn't a robot dog, it's a dog's robot

It can be heartbreaking, leaving your beloved dog home alone as you head off to work for the day. That's why we've seen remote-controlled cubes, …

Pets

Clay-nanotube film keeps foods fresher for longer

Run-of-the-mill plastic cling wrap sure is better than nothing when it comes to keeping food fresh, but that doesn't mean there isn't room for …

Engineering

Samson wireless mic caters to smartphone videographers

If you've ever used a wireless microphone for video production, then you'll know that it's much less of a hassle than using a hard-wired mic – …

Gear & Gadgets

DJ gets crowdfunders in a spin with cardboard-housed DIY turntable

Stephen Ying – known professionally as DJ QuestionMark – has developed an all-in-one turntable system in a box that's designed to get those new to …

Vinyl Records

Light-filled tiny house stands out from the crowd

Zyl Vardos has carved out a nice little niche for itself in the tiny house scene by producing one-of-a-kind dwellings like the American Craftsman and …

Tiny House Movement

New Colossus and old favorites: The best trailers of Gamescom 2017

On the gaming calendar, Gamescom is wedged between E3 announcements and the holiday rush of releases. Along with the odd out-of-the-blue reveal, …

Assassin's Creed

Rovr cooler rolls and tows to camp on all-terrain tires

Colorado's Rovr has reimagined the cooler, going well beyond the tough, bear-proof roto-molded construction so common on the market these days. It …

Cool Stuff

Mercedes-AMG Project One to deliver on the dream of an F1 car for the road

Rumblings about the Mercedes-AMG Project One have been around for a while now, but details about this mysterious racer for the road have been hard to …

Auto Racing

Lenovo leverages Legion line with launch of new gaming rigs

With all the new game trailers and announcements coming out of Gamescom this week, now might be a good time to upgrade your rig. Lenovo has launched …

Laptops

Pictorial: Monterey Car Week & Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2017

Monterey Car Week 2017 has come and gone and a host of anniversaries and memories have been consigned to history.<p>This year was the 60th anniversary …

Classic Cars

Microsoft's speech recognition system is now as good as a human

Microsoft researchers have hit a milestone 25 years in the making. The company's conversational speech recognition system has finally reached an …

Artificial Intelligence

Shi-An: A Japanese origami tea house made entirely out of paper

Kazuya Katagiri's award-winning Shi-An is a movable mini tea house constructed entirely out of paper using ancient Origami processes. The igloo-like …

Tea House

Infiniti's electrifying retro race car shines in front of the cameras

Each August, Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance breaks the summer quiet in the automotive industry with some of the flashiest concepts of the year. …

Racecar

Maserati A6GCS Berlinetta wins Peninsula Classics Best of the Best Award

Each year during Monterey Car Week, all the winners of the most prestigious concours of the previous year are brought together for a best-of-the-best …

Classic Cars

The long night: Dinosaur-destroying asteroid darkened Earth for 18 months

If you were lucky enough to be in the solar eclipse's path of totality this week, you might have seen a few minutes of darkness in the middle of the …

Climate Change

All-wheel drive evolution of the BMW M5 slides into view

BMW started a revolution with the 1984 M5, but keeping the hyper-sedan crown is harder than ever. AMG has turned the Mercedes E-Class into a touring …

BMW

Genome cryptography is the new way to secure your DNA data

DNA security and privacy is a looming problem that scientists and researchers are only just starting to grapple with. A team at Stanford has now …

DNA

Boeing and Northrop Grumman tapped to design next US ICBM

Boeing and Northrop Grumman have stolen a march on rival Lockheed Martin, announcing in separate releases that they'd won US Air Force contracts to …

Aerospace

Apple iPhone 7 vs. Nokia 8

Nokia is making a comeback under its new owners, but the former king of mobile phones will has a lot of ground to make up if it wants to reclaim that …

Phones

Robot sub finds USS Indianapolis 72 years after sinking

The sea has given up another one its mysteries, as billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Paul G. Allen's Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel recently …

Military

Bugatti adds buzz to Pebble Beach with first $3 million Chiron delivery

The Bugatti Chiron debuted last year in front of a Geneva Motor Show crowd of eager onlookers. A year after that big debut, Bugatti delivered the …

Sports Cars

Avocado seed husks jam-packed with medicinal compounds

In a first of its kind study, scientists have closely examined the contents of avocado seed husks and discovered these flaky coatings to be …

Health

Android 8.0 Oreo is official, and rolls out to Pixel and Nexus devices first

Google has rolled out the finished version of its Android 8.0 mobile operating system, adding the nickname "Oreo" for good measure. As usual, the …

Mobile Technology

Modular electric aCar built to go off-road in Africa

Mobility is a challenging concept in Africa. Rugged terrain and a lack of infrastructure make moving goods by land difficult, which is why some …

Modular

Canadian mountain bike follows a different trail

It's not unusual for new mountain bikes to be unveiled at the Crankworx festival in Whistler, British Columbia. What certainly <i>is</i> unusual, though, is …

Mountains

Intense x-ray laser creates "diamond rain" in the lab

Gemstones might not seem so valuable if they literally rained from the sky, but that's thought to be a common weather pattern on ice giant planets. …

Chemistry

LG expands home projector offerings with ProBeam UST and Minibeam models

The countdown to Europe's biggest consumer tech show has begun, and LG is getting its upcoming projector announcements in early with new ultra short …

Gear & Gadgets