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Webb Space Telescope snaps a selfie for science

NASA's James Webb Space Telescope has got into the selfie scene. As part of the telescope's extensive cryogenic testing, NASA engineers had the giant …

James Webb Space Telescope

Second generation KTM electric enduro can go the distance

Stefan Pierer, KTM CEO and majority shareholder, is more than just a successful Austrian industrialist; from his position as president of the …

Electric Vehicles

Zenith Defy Lab: World's most accurate mechanical watch tells time in a whole new way

Though portable mechanical clocks have been around since the early 16th century, it wasn't until 1675 that it was possible to build what we would now …

Watches

Steampunk meets Roman chariot in unique Honda Goldwing custom bike

The fully-functioning Honda Goldwing-based custom was created for the 1995 feature film <i>Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill</i> but …

Steampunk

Find the actual ends of the Earth and live comfortably with Unicat's MD77h 6x6 expedition vehicle

Based on the MAN TGS 33.540 6x6, the MD77h has the powerful stance of a 177 + 55-in (4,500 + 1,400-mm) 6x6 wheelbase. A 532-hp Euro 5 diesel engine …

Trucks

Eau de antelope saves bovine lives

While you likely already know that the tsetse fly causes sleeping sickness in people, you may not realize that it also spreads the often-lethal …

Sleep Disorders

Israel's first AUV could make a splash

Israel can now be added to the list of countries that manufacture autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs). Developed by a team at Ben-Gurion University …

Ben-Gurion University

Pint-size cable camera system goes where drones can't

Drones may indeed allow film makers to get great tracking shots, but there are many situations in which it's just too risky – if not outright illegal …

Drones

Hubble's take on the Messier catalog is stunning to behold

The catalog contains a variety of some of the most famous astronomical objects known to adorn the night sky, from active star formation regions, such …

Astronomy

Powerful, small and quiet: MSI launches Cubi 3 Silent series mini computers

The two new Cubi 3 Silent mini computers are each enclosed in a 6.28 x 2.74 x 4.34 in (159.6 x 69.5 x 110.2 mm) aluminum housing that's topped by an …

4K Ultra HD

Honda reissues classic Super Cub models in Japan

If there is one motorized vehicle that deserves to be termed as iconic, that has to be Honda's Super Cub. The small, rugged two-wheeler has been …

Motorcycles

Nap time? Wrap your head in the Ostrich Pillow Loop

Those who are already fans of Studio Banana's Ostrich Pillows will be well familiar with its oddly-shaped head cushions. Some are made for adults, …

Sewing

Audi gives new A7 Sportback an icy glare, progressive styling and plenty of tech

The new A7 falls in line with Audi's evolving design language, previewed by the parade of Prologue concepts from 2014 and 2015 and debuted in …

Bang & Olufsen

Bigelow and ULA plan orbital moonbase by 2022

Bigelow Aerospace has made no secret of its desire to get into the space station business and now, along with United Launch Alliance (ULA), it's …

Exploration

Richard Mille RM 70-01: Haute chronologie for cyclists

Making a dedicated cyclist's wristwatch shouldn't be all that surprising considering that cycling is a sport notable for specialized equipment for …

Cycling

Lego aims to inspire with Women of NASA Lego set

"I was absolutely elated when the project reached 10,000 supporters!" Weinstock says. "The set clearly touched and inspired many, as it reached …

Lego

Astronomers take a closer look at one of Earth's quasi-satellites

The Moon isn't the only traveling buddy keeping the Earth company on its journey around the Sun. Occasionally an asteroid will get caught in a …

Space Exploration

Modular design gives 3D printer CNC carving and laser engraving capabilities

Coming from a Korea-based company, the Mooz system's modular design offers different heads for single color 3D printing, multicolor 3D printing, …

3D Printing

Volkswagen gunning for Pikes Peak record with new all-electric prototype

The Pikes Peak International Hillclimb has become an important proving ground for electric cars, and it is here that Volkswagen will be looking to …

Electric Vehicles

World's first floating wind farm powers up off Scotland

Offshore wind farms like the Gemini facility in the Netherlands can tap into the higher average wind speeds over the ocean, but unfortunately these …

Wind Farm

Daimler demos self-driving snowplows

An airport is a closed system of paved surfaces, and most modern airports already have GPS markers and other technologies to indicate runway …

Transportation

Toyota envisions the fuel cell bus of the future

The Sora, which is an acronym for Sky, Ocean, River, Air (the earth's water cycle) is powered by the Toyota Fuel Cell System, developed for the Mirai …

Transportation

Manta5 pedal-electric hydrofoil takes to the lake – or sea

You could say that the the aquatic equivalent of the car is the motorboat, and the aquatic equivalent of the motorcycle is the Jet Ski – but what …

Electric Vehicles

Want to feel fuller longer? Eat your mushrooms, says new study

Mushrooms can fuel batteries, inspire tiny homes, be grown in diapers and even create building "sausages," which just might help construct the homes …

Nutrition

Compact tiny house expands in size to offer more living space

The Aurora measures just 26 ft (8 m)-long, so it should be <i>relatively</i> easy to tow. An electric motor mechanism pushes the slide-out sections of its …

Tiny House Movement

Chunky wireless headphones have working VU meters on the outside

The functioning VU meter on the outer face of each earcup is a design nod to the legacy of Ashdown Music, from which Meters Music sprouted earlier …

Headphones

Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL vs. LG V30

Dimensions<p>Size-wise, the V30 slips in between the two Pixel 2 models, although it's far slimmer.<p>Weight<p>Again, the V30 is sitting in the middle of a …

Phones

Adventure Tape works as a stretchy, reusable duct tape alternative for field repairs

While there are likely a million and one home and workplace uses for Adventure Tape, the British spin-off is firing directly at the GoPro and Red …

Hacking

Polestar brings electrifying sportiness to Volvo with its brand-new 600-hp hybrid GT

Volvo originally announced its intentions to spin Polestar off back in June, so the move doesn't come as a surprise now, but the introduction of the …

Electric Vehicles

A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating home

"Floating houses are popular ways of living in some parts of the world," reads the Arkup press release, "in particular the Netherlands, US West Coast …

Off-grid