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Friday, May 27, 2016

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Gizmag was in Gibraltar at the ribbon cutting event for EWP's innovative wave energy station, installed on the ammunition jetty in the tiny-yet-iconic British territory. The event itself was brief, but its significance could be huge. Read more
This year, the big story at Overland Expo was really small ... teardrop size, in fact. It seemed that there was a veritable explosion of interesting off-road trailers, everything from single-person teardrops, to bruising boxes, to simple steel cargo beds with roof tents.​ Read more
Researchers are developing an artificial nervous system for robots, a tool they believe will better equip these machines to avoid damage and preserve their well-being. ​ Read more
The idea behind Yuba's new Boda Boda All-Terrain is to take the carrying capacity and utilitarian qualities of its other compact cargo bike models and roll them into a package that's at home on dirt as well as street surfaces. Does it hit the sweet spot? We climbed aboard to find out. Read more
Renault has unveiled a new concept car to celebrate Renault Sport's 40th anniversary and its return to Formula 1. The Clio R.S. 16 sees Renault's highest performing engine dropped into a Clio, resulting in the the highest performance Renault Sport road car ever. Read more
Built for the off-road market, the compact Bivak organizes your expedition gear, gives you an optional place to sleep and makes the unpredictable backcountry just a little more manageable. Read more
Ford says the new, 2017 version of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has a bigger range than any other plug-in hybrid available in the US. The carmaker says it will do 610 mi (982 km) on a full tank of gas and with a fully charged battery, citing Environmental Protection Agency estimates. Read more
Bringing together different music creation modules and putting them into a single unit isn't exactly a new idea. But where many are essentially geared towards the solo performer, the Duo from Dato works best when two pairs of hands take control. Read more
The classic Atari arcade game Pong​ took the sport of tennis and transplanted it into the virtual world. Now a small team in Uruguay has done the reverse, taking Pong and bringing it back into the real world with a physical version that actually more closely resembles air hockey than tennis. Read more
​Just a month after Toyota announced a more power 86, Subaru has revealed its BRZ twin. As well as a minor power boost, the updated coupe has been treated to a stiffer suspension setup to fully exploit the rear-drive balance that had the world's motoring press raving at launch. Read more
Researchers at MIT has developed a prototype liquid flow battery that doesn't require a pump system, making production and operation simpler and less costly. With an hourglass design, its angle can be adjusted in order to change the rate of flow, and therefore the rate of energy production. Read more
If it could work with asteroids, why not the Earth? That's the thinking behind space mining company Planetary Resources' plan to adapt its asteroid prospecting satellite design to Earth observation.Read more
Remembering to take a pill once daily can be hard enough, but it gets worse when you have to take several doses throughout the day. To make things easier, scientists have developed a technique that uses a 3D printer to combine multiple doses of different medications in a single time-release tablet. Read more
Inspired by a scene from a 2008 Batman movie, engineers from the University of Michigan (UM) have developed software that could bring touch sensitivity to all phones – and not just through their screens. Read more
The first attempt to inflate the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) attached to the International Space Station (ISS) ended in failure today. Read more
Savonix is bent on making cognitive assessments cheaper and more easier to administer, with what it says is the first mobile and clinically-valid cognitive assessment tool in the world.​​Read more
If humanity is to tackle the problems of a growing global population, increased urbanization, scarcity of resources and climate change, we have to rethink the way we live. The ReGen Village is aimed at doing this, by being built to be self-sustaining from the ground up. Read more
Nissan has unveiled the NISMO version of its 2017 GT-R supercar. As you'd expect from the motorsports arm of the carmaker, the new GT-R NISMO boasts improved performance and is more balanced that the standard model, despite having many of the same features. Read more
Microsoft and Facebook have announced plans to build "MAREA", a huge subsea cable connecting North America and Europe. Utilizing eight fiber pairs, the cable's initial capacity is estimated to be 160 Tbps, which will make it the highest capacity cable crossing the Atlantic. Read more
Scientists have created cheap, disposable and eco-friendly UV exposure sensors, using paper treated with titanium dioxide and food dye. Read more
Adidas has announced that it is ready to begin commercial production of footwear at a robot-staffed factory in Germany. The so-called "Speedfactory" in Ansbach will apparently allow the firm to produce more shoes, with greater precision and with new designs. Read more
"I want to give you the wind." It sounds like a bit of overly romantic hyperbole, but a new jewelry company is making it possible to convert that sentiment into an actual piece of jewelry thanks to a bit of virtual modelling and 3D printing. Read more
Ever tried writing a novel in Microsoft Word? Trust us, you don’t want to. That’s why writing professionals around the world use Scrivener, the word processor and project management tool that stays with you from your first, unformed idea all the way through to the final draft. As you’re writing, outline your ideas, take notes, and view research all at once. Read more