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Monday, May 30, 2016

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When the unmanned Surveyor I probe landed in the Oceanus Procellarum in 1966, it was more than the first US soft landing on the Moon, it was a leap into the unknown. Read more
While trailers were seemingly everywhere, Overland Expo West 2016 had plenty of larger vehicles on display. We've compiled a full photo gallery of everything from basic pickup trailers with pop-up tents, to hulking commercial truck-sized shelters, to the accessories supporting those rigs. Read more
Researchers in Japan have synthesized molecules that can shorten our sleep cycle and potentially help with health problems caused by jet lag, shift work and sleep disorders. Read more
Researchers have developed a new springing mechanism for robots that enables them to jump many times their own height at just the right time, a technology they have demonstrated in their so-called JumpRoACH leaping micro-bot. Read more
​Peugeot didn't front up at this year's Indianapolis 500, but the Peugeot "Charlatans" team actually won the race in 1913, 1916 and 1919. The L500R HYbrid is designed to celebrate this history, while still keeping an eye on the future of motorsports. ​ Read more
The US army and Marine Corps are taking wearable batteries into the field. Vancouver-based tech company Bionic Power will soon supply troops with its PowerWalk Kinetic Energy Harvester, a lightweight device worn around the knee that recharges batteries while soldiers walk. Read more
The BMW M3 has been around for 30 years, which means it's time for a party. Forget the candles and cake, though, because the company's engineers have gifted us with the more powerful M3 30 Jahre to celebrate. Read more
SpaceX's lan​ding of its Falcon 9 rocket last Friday was the third time the company has pulled off such a feat. But this time the company has provided a different perspective, with an onboard camera capturing the rocket slicing through the atmosphere and landing on a sea barge in the Atlantic Ocean. Read more
After 44 years of racing success with the iconic XR750, Harley-Davidson is entering a new era with the introduction of its new flat tracker. The XG750R is a racing-only machine developed around the Revolution X liquid-cooled V-twin engine that powers the Street 750 production model. Read more
With the sound of popping corn, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the ISS has successfully been inflated on the second try in three days. Read more
SpaceX pulled off a spectacular three-in-a-row today by successfully landing a Falcon 9 booster on the deck of a sea barge for the third time running. At 5:48 pm EDT, the nine-engine rocket touched down in a powered landing on the unmanned drone barge "Of Course I Still Love You" in the Atlantic. Read more
​While navigation apps may be great for finding your way around, they do require you to hold onto your smartphone. That's why German startup feelSpace has developed its navigation belt. Worn over or under the clothes, it guides you by buzzing your waist via a series of built-in actuators.​ Read more
​An international team of scientists may have discovered the key to a phenomena known as "galactic warming," which is thought to be responsible for a dramatic drop-off in star production on galactic scales. Read more
Apparently, if you take the data coming from one of the LHC's collision chambers and fool with it a bit, you can actually listen to music being made by protons colliding. That's exactly what a new project called the Quantizer has done – and you can listen in. Read more
Brazilian researchers are working on a method of cancer drug delivery to the affected cells that is more precise and sparing of healthy cells. They use silica and folate, a vitamin that is naturally attracted to tumors. The idea is to make chemotherapy less harmful and more efficient. Read more
While you might think the sun has pretty much just one weather pattern – blistering and violent with a chance of radiation poisoning – it can actually be quite varied. One of the lesser known weather phenomena on the sun's surface are coronal holes, a video of which was just released by NASA. Read more
The second attempt at deploying the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) attached to the International Space Station (ISS) will take place on Saturday at 9:00 am EDT, when the station crew will again slowly introduce air into the balloon-like fabric structure in hopes it will expand properly. Read more
There’s no shame in opting for old-fashioned pen and paper notes over the digital equivalent, but why not have the best of both worlds? The Equil turns your scribbles and sketches into editable digital copies, ready to be stored safely and shared with the press of a button. Now, with your purchase, you’ll also receive a $50 coupon towards Equil’s SmartMarker! Read more