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Cirrus 620 pickup camper turns Ford F-150 into cozy micro-home

It's no secret that America loves its pickup trucks. Specifically, it loves its full-size half-ton pickup trucks, like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado 1500 and Ram 1500. Given this ongoing love affair, it's somewhat surprising that pickup campers often exceed the payload capabilities of half-ton trucks. It's just not that easy to build a tiny home that's...

T-7A trainer jet's "real-as-it-gets" flight simulator enters production

Boeing has begun production of the “real-as-it-gets” ground-based training system (GBTS) flight simulator of the US Air Force's new T-7A Red Hawk training jet. For immersive realism, each unit features dynamic motion seats and the Boeing Constant Resolution Visual System’s 8K native projectors, which have 16 times the resolution of a 1080p high-definition...

Specialized releases its lightest-ever carbon bike – for kids

Because they're quickly outgrown and have to take a lot of abuse, toddlers' bicycles often seem kind of cheap and clunky compared to "real" bikes. For parents who just don't want to go that route, Specialized is now offering the Hotwalk Carbon balance bike.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Specialized Bikes, Children, Carbon Fiber

Rubbery polymer could make for safer training of sniffer dogs

While bomb-sniffing dogs provide an invaluable service, training them using actual explosives can be risky for both the canines and their handlers. A new process could help, utilizing a harmless polymer that quickly absorbs the scent of explosives.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: NIST, Auburn University, Dogs, Explosives

Aptera opens orders on 1,000-mile solar EV that never needs charging

Since electric vehicles first started hitting the mainstream, people have been asking "why doesn't that have a solar panel roof?" The answer has always been the same: solar panels just don't generate that much power. That's not a huge problem for solar racers, with their ultra-light weight and super-aerodynamic shapes, but for the minuscule daily range...

Folding electric scooter can be carried in the hand or in a backpack

Micro-mobility startup WheelKinetic has launched a squat little electric scooter called the BooZter which folds down to a portable package that can be carried by hand or thrown in a backpack.Continue ReadingCategory: Urban Transport, TransportTags: Scooter, Kickstarter, Electric Vehicles, Last-mile transport, Folding, Portable

The best buildings of 2020

Though many COVID-19-related delays have hit the construction industry this year, 2020 has still produced more than its fair share of superb architecture. From a hotel with a hole in the middle, to a village community building made from mud. Read on for a look at the fantastic projects that make up our top 10 buildings of 2020.Continue ReadingCategory:...

Razer brings noise cancellation to true wireless gaming earphones

For its second true wireless earphones release, gaming gear company Razer has added active noise cancellation and THX certification to a recipe that already boasted low-latency wireless connectivity.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearables, TechnologyTags: Gaming, Wireless, Earphones, Razer

Watch-like device transmits data through the body and out the fingertips

Over the past few years many of us have become accustomed to unlocking phones and computers with our fingerprints, but scientists are working on touch technologies that could facilitate much more than that. A new prototype device from a team at Purdue University offers an interesting look at the possibilities in this area, with the scientists imagining...

Tabletop device tracks water diffusion in the liver to detect fibrosis

An accumulation of fat in liver cells can lead to serious problems, including inflammation, jaundice and, in more severe cases, cirrhosis and liver failure. But fatty liver disease is difficult to detect before symptoms such as fatigue and abdominal swelling start to appear, so researchers are working on ways to diagnose the condition earlier in the...

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