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Thursday, June 23, 2016

gizmag


 
Electric vehicle manufacturers are eager to give their cars another selling point by using them to put electricity back into the home and grid, not just pull it out. BMW is continuing its own efforts by developing a system that could repurpose old i3 batteries for home and business energy storage.Read more
It may not be able to buy you love, but money can certainly pay for an architect to design you a one of a kind home. Join us for our pick of luxury homes that stand out for their uniqueness and desirability.Read more
Brooklyn studio AE Superlab has unveiled a proposal to build a new thrill ride atop NYC's Pennsylvania Station. Featuring 11 gondola rides that free-fall toward the ground at a rate of over 100 mph (160 km/h), the ride would be the three times the height of the London Eye.Read more
Through its history, Land Rover has retained a well-deserved reputation for offroad ruggedness and capability. With the 2016 Range Rover Sport, a new diesel powerplant makes for a get-anywhere machine worthy of royalty.Read more
Solar Impulse 2 has flown into the history books again as it completed the first solar-powered flight across the Atlantic. With Bertrand Piccard at the controls, the single-seater aircraft touched down in Seville, Spain at 7:38 am local time.Read more
This week at the Autonomous Ship Technology Symposium 2016 in Amsterdam, the Rolls-Royce-led Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications initiative (AAWA) presented a white paper outlining what autonomous cargo vessels might be like and what hurdles stand between them and the open sea.Read more
​Yamaha is best known for its work on two wheels, but we've seen some weird and wonderful concepts from the company on three, and even four wheels. The 05Gen and 06Gen concepts fall on the weirder side of the ledger and are designed to provide a unique way to leisurely cover short distances.Read more
Google Research has discussed methods for keeping AI on the straight and narrow in the past, and now the company has released a research paper outlining areas that are minor problems today, but will need more attention as AI technologies become more advanced and ubiquitous.Read more
IN an effort to learn more about a potential future, researchers are looking to the past. By studying a major warming event 94 million years ago, researchers have found that it brought about changes in the ocean chemistry that were incompatible with vital nutrients needed to support life.​​Read more
Electric torque allows for warp-drive acceleration, allowing family cars to hit 100 km/h faster than a McLaren F1. Couple that potential with determined students, and it's not hard to see what happens next. A team has shattered the acceleration record for EVs, hitting 100 km/h in 1.513 seconds. ​Read more
​Ford has been working with Carbon Revolution to develop wheels for the GT and Shelby GT350R, but the Detroit giant isn’t the only one trying to reinvent the wheel. Boutique British brand BAC has joined Dymag to create carbon-hybrid wheels more than 20 percent lighter than the standard units. Read more
Used to make most of our disposable food and beverage containers, polyethylene is produced at a staggering volume of over 100 million metric tons each year, most of which ends up in landfills. Now researchers have devised a way to recycle this waste into usable liquid fuel.Read more
Researchers are developing new camera technology that's able to constantly watch its surroundings, but only pick out the information it's told to. Known as RedEye,​ it works by focusing on analyzing analog imagery, allowing for drastically lower battery usage than conventional set-ups.​Read more
​​If you're fascinated by the underwater world, then you probably also think that ROVs are pretty neat. Given that their prices can start in the tens of thousands of dollars, though, you've likely never seriously considered buying one. Well, that could be about to change.Read more
Three years ago, design agency Crtitcal Mass hacked a pair of Converse All Star sneakers and turned them into a wearable wah pedal. Now the design has been updated for the wireless age courtesy of wearable tech fashion outfit Cute Circuit and called simply the All Wah.​Read more
By combining technologies that already exist in one form or another into one backpack, the Klifit – now raising funds on Kickstarter – aims to keep you organized, charged and secure.​​Read more
The Golden Goose Award honors federally funded scientific research that might seem "silly, odd, or obscure when first conducted, but has resulted in significant benefits to society." In this case of this year's winner, those benefits extend to battling the bugs that spread the Zika virus.Read more
If you're using a conventional toothbrush, it takes a few minutes to thoroughly clean your teeth. A new product known as the GlareSmile, however, is aimed at significantly speeding things up. The unusual toothbrush is promised to thoroughly clean teeth in as little as 10 seconds.Read more
Amazon has tweaked the design and specs of its entry-level Kindle e-reader, offering a slimmer and slightly more powerful device at the same price. There are also now white versions of both the budget Kindle and the Kindle Paperwhite if you're in the market for an e-reader for the holiday season.Read more
The Hasselblad X1D is a compact medium format mirrorless camera which promises to be more portable than your typical medium format camera shooter. The camera boasts a large 50-megapixel CMOS sensor in a surprisingly svelte and lightweight body.Read more
Become a data-driven business professional with these key data science skills. You'll master basic finance techniques and Excel tools in order to become a key contributor to your current or future company.Read more