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Monday, June 13, 2016

gizmag

Physicists have created a new set of energy-carrying particles dubbed "topological plexcitons" that show promise in greatly enhancing energy flows for solar cells and nanoscale photonic circuitry.Read more
The Bluesmart One smart carry-on luggage raised over US$2.2 million at the end of 2014 and has gotten some pretty high praise in the press since its release at the end of last year. But is the hype – and the hefty price tag – really smart for you? Gizmag got its hands on one to see.Read more
Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses recently completed a tiny house that puts the main sleeping quarters downstairs, leaving room for storage or a guest upstairs. The off-grid home runs from solar power but can also be plugged into the grid to give its backup batteries a top-up.Read more
​JC Sheitan Tenet is a southpaw tattoo artist, not because he's left-handed but because he lost his right one 22 years ago so has no choice. Until now. A collaboration with visual artist JL Gonzal has resulted in a custom-designed "biomechanical prosthesis" that has a built-in rotary inker. Read more
A new material combines high transparency with high electrical conductivity for the first time, holding promise for more efficient solar panels, self-heating smart windows, high-performance cooling surfaces, and even flexible displays.Read more
In an interview with the Washington Post last week, Elon Musk has given a broad outline of his plan to land a manned mission on Mars in 2025.​Read more
​​A Dutch contracting firm hopes to replace the construction crew with a flexible 3D printer mated with robotics from the auto industry. The 3D Builder will start by creating a 1:4 scale version of the so-called "Landscape House​."Read more
A team of scientists from Osaka University and Tohoku University has developed a new robotic microscope that automatically tracks moving objects as part of a study of brain activity.​Read more
Mack Trucks has shown a retrofitted refuse truck featuring Wrightspeed's turbine-powered electric "Route" powertrain. The truck was at the WasteExpo2016 (yes, that's a thing) in Las Vegas this week.Read more
London's Underground system faces growing passenger demand and "Willy Wonka" elevators that move sideways as well as up and down have been proposed to take some of the pressure off.​Read more
The Eon Scooter is equipped with an electric motor that is claimed to be powerful enough to carry a 250-lb (113-kg) rider up a 30-degree incline with no problems.Read more
​​Solar Impulse 2 completed crossing the United States early Saturday with a flight over the Statue of Liberty and landing at New York's JFK airport.Read more
ESA has provided a preview of its plan to net space debris by unveiling a prototype net gun designed to envelope and capture tumbling dead satellites. A small version of the gun targeted and took down a low-flying drone at the Industry Days event for ESA's Clean Space initiative.Read more
The Jannarelly Design-1 is a sleek, simple roadster inspired by roadsters of yore. And if the estimated US$55,000 price tag sticks, it's also a relatively cheap ticket to fast, stylish open-top driving.Read more
At the close of funding, the Solar Paper Kickstarter project had raised an impressive one million dollars in pledges from an almost 6,300 backers. Does it live up to all the hype and energy? The team sent us a unit to determine just how good a solar socket may be.Read more
​​Your smartphone's camera may be able to do a lot of things, but it can't detach from the phone to see into hard-to-reach places. That's why Edinburgh-based startup Barwritek created the Eye Eye. Read more
​Google's Project Tango is now just Tango, arriving with the launch of the Lenovo Phab2 Pro​. But just how much appeal does an indoor-mapping, AR experience creating smartphone have to consumers?Read more
Uber is seeking to do for deliveries what it has already done for taxi rides. The firm's UberRUSH service is aimed at providing companies with a fast and flexible means of making deliveries to customers, without the need for their own logistics operation.Read more
How many iPhone chargers have you had to replace due to fraying or ripping? Think it might be worth it to invest in a tougher cord? We definitely do, which is why we’re offering a great deal on the MFi-certified Armour Charge stainless steel cord with USB and iOS Lightning hook-ups. Connect to your computer or a wall charger and never worry about ripping a cord again.Read more