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Thursday, June 9, 2016

gizmag

Everything that makes you you is in your DNA, but one hypothesis suggests that you're not just a product of the genetic code, but the mechanical cues that determine how that code folds up in your cells. Now physicists in the Netherlands have confirmed that this second layer of information exists.Read more
The Citroen C4 Cactus is the perfect antidote to the dreary sameness you get from most city cars. It's a bit weird, but the Cactus lets you celebrate economical motoring rather than forcing you to simply endure it.Read more
The new Body Cardio scale from Withings not only lets you know how much weight you didn't lose yesterday, but also measures the wave your heart makes in your arteries to make you feel extra bad about your cardiovascular health too. Gizmag tried it out and investigated Withings' claims.Read more
From 1983 to 1985, BMW won back-to-back Dakar rallies with its R80G/S adventure bike. The BMW Motorrad Concept Lac Rose pays tribute to those winning machines while capitalizing on the popularity of the R nine T among customizers today.Read more
A new train station in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung will be the centerpiece of a larger transport hub that will boast a huge swathe of new public space and knit together the local area. Kaohsiung Station will cover an area of 8.5 ha (21 ac) and boast a 35,000-sq m (376,700-sq ft) green canopy.Read more
The Pentax K-70 is a compact DSLR which has been designed to survive in conditions rival cameras dare not go. The 24.24-megapixel APS-C camera is dustproof and weather-resistant, and freeze-proof down to temperatures as low as -10° C (14° F).Read more
Evolution Design recently completed work on a unique glass home dubbed Flexhouse. It boasts a stunning design, energy-efficiency, and great views. All it really lacks is privacy – this is clearly a place both to see and be seen.Read more
Researchers may have uncovered what could become a hugely valuable tool in the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s, developing a blood test capable of picking it up in its early stages with "unparalleled accuracy."Read more
​Fancy furniture can be expensive, and once it's in your house there's not much you can do to change the way it looks. Spyndi aims to change that with unique building blocks you can build and shape into any type of chair, lounge or couch you want whenever the mood takes you. Read more
The Ocean Cleanup Project has now edged a little close towards its goal, banking more than US$1.5 million in funding to move ahead with the first real-world test of its rubbish collection barriers. Read more
​The Los Angeles Police Department has put 100 BMW i3s on order in an attempt to cut down on running costs. Although they offer good low-down torque, the police department won't be using the little BMWs in pursuit situations, instead relegating them to more mundane runabout status. Read more
When you think of scramblers, the Mini brand doesn't necessarily spring to mind. Undeterred by this fact, the designers in Mini's Italian team have kitted a Clubman out with knobby tires and raised suspension​, before slapping a scrambler badge on the back. Read more
Many questions remain over how the human-carrying Ehang 184 drone will function in the real world, but at least some of these may soon be answered with the company winning governmental approval to test the vehicle in Nevada airspace. ​Read more
Having dominated the electric superbike class since 2014, Team Mugen has returned to the top step of the 2016 TT Zero podium with Bruce Anstey. Victory Racing followed with a close second in front of the University of Nottingham.Read more
Scientists have incorporated light-emitting nanoparticles into glass so that it remains almost perfectly transparent, but glows brightly when stimulated. This new "hybrid glass" may one day be used to create new smart glass devices, including smart 3D displays and remote radiation sensors.Read more
While non-invasive approaches such as physical therapy can work for treating fecal incontinence, sometimes the only course of action is to perform a colostomy. That said, Torax Medical has developed another option, in the form of its FENIX Continence Restoration System. Read more
Skinners Technologies has an all-terrain sock-shoe similar to the Swiss Barefoot design we covered a few years ago, albeit in a more traditional toe box cut. It's not too late to get in on running, jumping and lounging in ruggedized socks.Read more
Researchers in Germany have developed a new method to harvest phosphorus, a key component of agricultural fertilizers, from wastewater. It incorporates a reactor that is environmentally-friendly, doesn't rely on chemicals, and is ready to be marketed.Read more
​Last month, Gizmag was on the ground in Gibraltar as EWP inaugurated the first ever grid-connected wave power station in Europe. With the Gibraltar station off to a good start, we sat down with EWP’s co-founders Inna Braverman and David Leb to discuss the present and future of the company.Read more
​​Computer simulations carried out by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology may have discovered why older stars are suspiciously absent from the central region of our galaxy. Read more
The first batch of Adidas footwear to be produced using ocean plastic has been made available. The sportswear brand partnered with Parley for the Oceans to create the Adidas x Parley, which is made with plastics collected in coastal areas of the Maldives, as well as illegal deep-sea gill nets.Read more
For 16 days, A 3-km floating walkway on a picturesque lake in Italy will allow visitors to walk over the water to two islands. The Floating Piers installation will rest on the waters of Lake Iseo and will also extend for 1.5 km along the coast.Read more
One of the most common internet security violations is cracking passwords, which makes this course a universally valuable one. You'll be better prepared to defend yourself online and be armed with valuable IT knowledge that can help qualify you for high-paying careers.Read more