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Friday, September 16, 2016

New Atlas ( gizmag)

In recent years, BMX-builder Diamondback has been expanding into the world of high-end road bikes. This week at the Ironman World Championships, that expansion is culminating in the unveiling of the Andean – reportedly the world's fastest triathlon bike.   Read more
WilkinsonEyre has completed a £250 million renovation and expansion of Dyson's headquarters in England. Aiming to bring something of the wow-factor of Silicon Valley digs like Samsung's to Wiltshire, the firm has also focused on boosting privacy and green credentials.   Read more
Earlier this year, a giant cable was laid between Japan and the United States to deliver 60 Terabits per second (Tbps) of bandwidth under the Pacific. As part of our One Big Question series, we asked Kenichi Yoneyama of NEC for more details on how the giant cord was installed.   Read more
The Toyota i-Road appears to be a promising congestion-buster, with a tiny on-road footprint and decent electric range. To make sure the tilting three-wheeler works in the real world, Toyota is handing a fleet of i-Roads over to consumers and businesses as a part of its Open Road Project.   Read more
Using a particularly well-preserved fossil with hints of skin pigmentation intact, researchers at the University of Bristol have managed to produce what they call “the most scientifically accurate life-size model of a dinosaur,” and used it to infer the creature’s likely habitat.   Read more
Earlier this year, Volvo put SUVs and CUVs on notice with the new V90, a car that proclaims, "The wagon is every bit as stylish and versatile as any utility vehicle." As of today, it's also built to be as capable thanks to the introduction of the new Cross Country model.   Read more
​Astronomers have witnessed the beginning of the end of an ancient comet. After billions of years, Comet 332P may only have 150 years left, as Hubble captured images of it throwing off dozens of building-sized pieces. The observation is helping scientists learn about the life and death of comets.   Read more
After Hyundai showed just how far it has come from humble beginnings, Kia has proven it's not far behind. The new Rio is more attractive and better built than its predecessor, and promises to cause a few sleepless nights for the European class leaders.   Read more
​An iPhone is an iconic product, a status symbol and a phone that won’t catch on fire. But is it worth almost twice as much as a rival from a Chinese upstart looking to rattle the entire mobile landscape? Let’s compare Apple’s latest phablet, the iPhone 7 Plus​, to the budget/beast OnePlus 3​.   Read more
In order to stay abreast of what drones are where, particularly in urban environments, DARPA has begun the Aerial Dragnet project to develop a system for detecting and tracking small Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) at low altitude.   Read more
Doug Martin, an engineer at Ford, didn't like the idea of condensation from cars' air conditioners being wasted. That's why he created a prototype system which collects that condensation, and repurposes it as drinking water within the car. ​   Read more
The new AquaDx chip will work with the hand-held MyDx portable analyzer to test for the presence of toxic chemicals or elements in water in about six minutes.​   Read more
How does the latest and greatest iPhone match up against the most analogous flagship from its biggest Android competitor? Let's weigh the iPhone 7 Plus against the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge, one spec at a time.   Read more
Chewing was thought to be unique to mammals, but recently, scientists are discovering some unexpected parallels in the animal kingdom, the latest example being an Amazonian freshwater stingray that likes to nibble away on aquatic insects.   Read more
Leica has announced its first ever instant camera with the Sofort. The retro-styled camera will use the Instax Mini film type, and boasts a number of settings for different shooting modes, it’s also one of the best looking instant cameras we’ve ever seen.   Read more
Its first public appearance was at last year’s EICMA motorcycle show as a concept model. Blending the all-around potential of an adventure bike with a scooter’s practicality, the X-Adv was little more than an interesting concept until Honda recently announced it as a proper 2017 production model.   Read more
An advance in radar technology is promising to reveal a few more details about how avalanches behave. The new system pierces through the powder cloud to create 3D images of an avalanche's insides, helping to inform improved defences against their devastating effects.   Read more
​Current treatments for arrhythmia involve administering an intense burst of electricity in times of cardiac arrest, but these pulses are painful and harmful. Now scientists have found that beams of light can restore regular heart function, as a gentle and safe alternative to a harsh electric shock.   Read more
The Glance Clock is designed to bring some smartwatch functionality to the wall, with a traditional-looking clock face that can sync to a smartphone and devices like Amazon Echo to provide user-chosen information at a glance.​   Read more
Caterham might be known for its kit cars, but it's never sold one quite like this. Following in the footsteps of the Porsche GT3 RS launched earlier this year, Lego and Caterham have teamed up to create a miniature 620R using the ubiquitous plastic bricks.   Read more
Manufacturing small, efficient cars is still a big, dirty business. Nissan was one of the first to make big changes in the hope of lowering its production carbon footprint, and now GM has promised to use only renewable energy in its global operations by 2050.   Read more
For BMW drivers, warming the car up on cold winter mornings may no longer mean leaving the engine running for 10 minutes before beginning their commute. Instead, they may simply be able to ask Amazon's Alexa to do it for them.​   Read more
Built with 40mm drivers, powerful circuitry, and anti-vibration aluminum for a power-backed soundstage, the A-Audio Legacy Over-Ear Headphones provide an unrivaled listening experience to connoisseurs of sound. Incorporating patented 3-Stage Technology, the Legacy allows a user to switch between passive audio, bass enhanced, and active noise cancellation modes to curate the best experience for the moment.   Read more