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The Johammer J1, Austria's wild one

The Johammer J1, which bears an undeniable resemblance to the Imperial speeder bikes in Return of the Jedi, is hardly the first battery-powered motorbike, but it is among the few capable of travelling 200km (124 miles) on a single charge. This sort of stamina – roughly equal to that of a …

Electric Vehicles

Detroit's latest problem? Abandoned houses full of tires

Because the city doesn't have enough issues as is.<p>As if the Motor City didn't have enough issues, this week, local TV station WXYZ reported on an issue that is at once bizarre and yet, because we're talking about Detroit, not all that surprising. The station details the problem facing one …

Ninja 750 by Huge Design

Bill Webb has two passions in life: design and motorcycles. He’s a partner at a San Francisco agency called Huge Design, and for years his daily ride was a 1995 Kawasaki ZX7 Ninja. Then the bike was stolen and stripped.<p>When Bill recovered his Ninja—known as the ZXR 750 in most other countries—he …

Industrial Designer

Designing Sound Effects To Gently Warn Pedestrians Of Silent Vehicles

Sound stylings for electric cars<p><i>Above: Acoustic engineers tested alert sounds for EVs against more common street sounds like a “big truck” or a common automobile (“Mitsu 1156 rpm”), to learn which were most effective and audible without being irritating. Credit: Quartz/Delta</i><p>We rely heavily upon our …

Corvette Buyers Saving the Manuals, Lovin’ the Z51 Package

Starting off the weekend on a high note, <i>Edmunds</i> reports that a healthy percentage of Chevrolet Corvette Stingray customers are opting for the seven-speed manual transmission, and an even higher number are checking the “Z51 Performance Package” box on the order sheet. This is glorious news, and you …

10 GIFs Of Deep-Sea Creatures Encountering A Sub

Never-before-seen images from a recent expedition to the ocean floor<p>For the past three weeks, we've been following an incredible livestream of the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico, filmed from a submersible operated by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer.<p>The expedition, led by the National Oceanic …

This Deceptive Bird Imitates Animal Calls To Steal Food

"Hello, I'm a fellow meerkat, and I'll be happy to watch your lunch while you take a break."<p>The term "drongo" is sometimes used in Australia to mean dummy or halfwit. But the drongo is also a type of African bird that is certainly <i>not</i> dumb. A new study found that drongos can mimic the calls of 51 …

Birds

Birds near Chernobyl have adapted to low-level radiation

At high doses, radiation can have terrible and lethal effects on humans and nonhuman animals alike. But what if organisms could adapt to low-levels of radiation? This is what an international group of researchers are suggesting in a bird study published recently in <i>Functional Ecology</i>, reports <i>The</i> …

Scientists vexed in probe of North American starfish deaths | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists are struggling to find the cause of a disease that is killing off numerous species of starfish on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, dispatching the five-armed creatures in a particularly gruesome way.<p>A starfish is seen in the Indian Ocean near …

A Skyscraper-Sized Solar-Wind Tower Could Become North America's Tallest Structure

This Woman Tried To Keep Internet Bots From Knowing About Her Pregnancy

The internet knows a lot about you. It takes outlaw tactics to opt out.<p>I will never get pregnant, but I can imagine wanting to only share than information with friends and family, and not marketing companies and the internet at large. Going about a normal life these days, that is basically …

Those glow-in-the-dark roads? They didn't fare well in the first public trials

The pilot project that looks to replace streetlights with video game-esque glow-in-the-dark lane markers in the Netherlands has hit <i>a bit</i> of a snag. If you're in need of a refresher, the lines absorb ultraviolet light during the day before glowing through the night. So far, performance has been less …

Chemtrail Conspiracy Theory Finally Exposed

Imagine you are the leader of a powerful country. Let's call it the Bunited Spates of Flamerica. Your people are becoming unruly and generally suspicious, and some of them are starting to unravel the complex plots your government has enacted over the years, like that time you pretended to go to the …

Chemtrails

Scientists reveal that Mona Lisa may be the first 3D image in history

Thanks to a wonderful coincidence, Leonardo da Vinci may have invented the first stereoscopic image in history. According to researchers …

Digital Art

Terrawatch: Iron from the sky

Five thousand three hundred years ago, a man was buried in a sandy grave in the Gerzeh cemetery, 70km south of modern Cairo, Egypt. Little is known about him, but it is clear that he was important, because of the valuable grave-goods he was buried with – an ivory pot, a copper harpoon, a stone …

The Week In Numbers: Overdosing On Caffeine, A Folding Bike Helmet, And More

<b>15 miles</b>: the distance you must walk to charge your smartphone using a new shoe insole that stores energy from footsteps as electricity<p><b>322 body lengths in a second</b>: the speed of the world's fastest land animal, relative to size<p><b>57.14 cups of regular brewed coffee</b>: the amount of caffeine it would …

A 'club sandwich' may support life on Jupiter's moon Ganymede

At least one corner of the solar system may be serving up an ice-and-water sandwich, with the possibility of life on the rocks.<p>NASA researchers, publishing in the journal Planetary and Space Science, have demonstrated that this "club sandwich" phenomenon may be happening on Ganymede, the largest …

Scientists Create Element 117, Which Is 40% Heavier Than Lead

Element 117, a super-heavy atom with a long half-life is, according to an international team of scientists, real and ready to take its place on the …

America's next fleet of spaceships will have to double as lifeboats

Right now, there are six people living and working in the International Space Station as it hurtles around our little oasis among the stars. That thought alone is astonishing/freaky enough until you realize the sheer number of things that could go wrong (<i>Gravity</i>, anyone?). That's why it's no …

In A Shipping Container In Antarctica, We’re Learning How To Grow Veggies on Mars

Feeding astronauts on a long-term space mission will be no easy feat. One way to hack space horticulture in the absence of the sun? Grow basil, wheat, and parsley under special LED lamps.<p>At the dawn of the Space Age, the writers of <i>Star Trek</i> imagined that the problem of food during long-term space …

Star Trek

The 6 Best Tools For Creative Work, According To Science

Connecting our minds and bodies–by sleeping, stepping away from the keyboard, and breaking a sweat–might be the best way to get through a creative block.<p>I’d love to have a toolkit that promised me great, creative ideas every time I sat down to work. Obviously that’s not going to happen–creativity …

Ocean Acidification Chipping Away at Snail Shells

Corrosive waters are damaging the shells of marine snails off the U.S. West Coast.<p>Ocean acidification isn't proceeding at a snail's pace, says new research.<p>The study finds that corrosive water off the U.S. West Coast is dissolving the shells of a marine snail, also known as a sea butterfly, that is …