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Pico gives plant pots the electro-pod treatment

Not everyone has a green thumb, which is why we've seen a number of smart pots designed to make plant-care easier. One of the latest systems, known as Pico, consists of multiple mini-pots that can be electrically linked together.Continue ReadingCategory: Around The Home, LifestyleTags: Indiegogo, Plants

Sizable Magnolia V5 tiny house is like an apartment on wheels

Canada's Minimaliste recently completed a new tiny house based on its popular all-weather Magnolia model. Featuring the same basic design, but significantly larger, the Magnolia V5's interior is more like a small apartment on wheels than your typical tiny house.Continue ReadingCategory: Tiny Houses, LifestyleTags: Building and Construction, Micro-House,...

GoPro gives Hero8 Black actioncam new lease of life as a webcam

Chances are good that you've not been getting much use out of your Hero8 Black for the last few months. And you may have also found dedicated webcams in short supply. Now macOS users can put their actioncams to work as a webcam thanks to some beta software launched by GoPro.Continue ReadingCategory: Photography, TechnologyTags: GoPro, Actioncam, Webcams

New CRISPR enzyme mutation proves almost 100 times more precise

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system is an extremely powerful tool, but there are still a few kinks to iron out. One of the main problems is off-target edits, which can have serious consequences. Now, researchers have found a particular mutation of the CRISPR enzyme that’s almost 100 times more precise than the most commonly used one.Continue ReadingCategory:...

Langen unveils a gorgeous, featherweight 2-stroke cafe racer

Langen Motorcycles is a vintage British brand from Manchester with a storied history reaching back to ... Oh, 2019. Well it certainly looks vintage, in the finest hipster tradition. It's a new concern started by Christofer "Langen" Ratcliffe, the ex-Chief Design Engineer at CCM Motorcycles, which explains some of the visual similarities between the...

Scattering rock dust on crops could soak up billions of tons of CO2

With traditional carbon sinks like the Amazon rainforest facing an uncertain future, scientists are looking to get creative with their efforts to slow the buildup of CO2 in the atmosphere. A new study out of the University of Sheffield makes a case for a technique known as enhanced rock weathering, which essentially involves supercharging soil’s ability...

Cupra presses forward with el-Born electric hot hatch

It's not quite the 680-hp kitted-out track hatch red-blooded drivers want, but we suppose the new Cupra el-Born is more the electric hatchback they need. Following up on its el-Born concept from the 2019 Geneva Motor Show, Seat tosses the design over to its Cupra brand, which further refines it into a stunning near-production e-hatchback that has a...

Lifetime of lithium-ion batteries boosted by new cathode coating

Despite seemingly-endless advances in experimental battery designs, good old lithium-ion batteries continue to be the frontrunner. There’s still plenty of room for improvement though, and now researchers have identified a new cathode coating that could make them safer and longer lasting.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Battery, Battery...

The 100-km/h eSkootr Championship race series looks absolutely bonkers

Leather-clad riders eyeing each other off at the starting line. Fifteen-inch weeny tires chirping as the flag drops, silent electric kick scoots accelerating to a frenetic 100 km/h (62 mph) on the straights, then doing whatever the hell it takes to get one of those things slowed down and around the bends at race pace. This is going to be nuts.Continue...

Volta Zero electric truck to feature panels made of woven flax

The continuing rise of global carbon emissions has brought with it a rise in sustainable transport solutions, but the Volta Zero truck is one that takes this ethos further than most. In addition to an all-electric drivetrain, the truck will feature panels made from sustainable natural composites and is pitched as a holistically green way for logistics...

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