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Monday, September 5, 2016

New Atlas

Gizmag is now New Atlas:  Why we changed our name
NASA has provided the first close-up and personal view of Jupiter's north pole with the release of images from the Juno orbiter's close encounter with the gas giant. Data returned by the unmanned spacecraft has already thrown up a few surprises.   Read more
Even without any smart features, the belt is often the first piece of clothing to deliver the bad news that you might be packing on the pounds. Now a Samsung spinoff company has launched a Kickstarter for the Welt, a belt that monitors the wearer’s steps, sitting time, and waist size.   Read more
Planting trees in remote forest locations is a slow, laborious process that still relies on humans with shovels to do all the work. DroneSeed wants to drastically modernize that process by employing squadrons of drones to plant seeds, spray for invasive species, and monitor the tree growth process.   Read more
Capturing carbon emissions at the source is an important weapon in the fight against climate change​. Now scientists have developed an efficient low-cost technique that makes use of an ultra-thin membrane, like a bubble, to filter CO2 out of flue gas.   Read more
Formula E may not attract the same attention as Formula 1, but it's building momentum as the 2016/2017 season edges closer. Renault has been involved since the start, and Jaguar has announced it will be fielding a team. Now, Audi is dipping its toe a little bit deeper into the water.​   Read more
In Melbourne, McLaren's recent success has led to a brand new showroom. New Atlas was at the opening, where we had a chat with Automotive Design Director Frank Stephenson about autonomous cars, natural design and how Sequoia trees could influence the next generation of wheel design.   Read more
This time last year, we got a first look at a portable digital-to-analog converter and headphone amplifier prototype then called the Dacamp M1. We could only look and not listen. But that changed at the IFA 2016 launch party in Berlin for the now re-named Dacamp L1.​   Read more
A team from Stanford University has developed a new low-cost textile made of plastic that uses a combination of nanotechnology, photonics, and chemistry to cool the wearer in a new way and leaves them feeling almost four degrees Fahrenheit cooler compared to cotton clothing.   Read more
The new 2017 Hobby Vantana camper van relies on a few smart, space-saving features to give it a leg up on the competition. Chief among them, the new "SlimLine" fridge hovers above the kitchen counter like an overhead cabinet.  Read more
​A robotic relic of the Space Age is going up for auction later this month for an estimated price of US$80,000. Looking like C3PO's down-at-heel cousin, the PDAD and was designed to test spacesuits. It's is part of R R Auction's Elite 100 Auction in Cambridge, Massachusetts.   Read more
Scuba diving can also give some people a feeling of claustrophobia. This is because the flat lenses of most masks offer little or no peripheral vision, limiting divers to only seeing what's directly in front of them. That's why the panoramic AAK 180 was created.   Read more
When introducing the Yoga Book at IFA this week, Lenovo essentially explained that it had been designed for users under 30. We spent a little time with the Yoga Book and, despite being the wrong side of the target age group, were quite impressed by what we found.   Read more
​Our eyes are designed to flush out any contaminants that get into them. While this is generally a good thing, it's not so helpful when it comes to administering eye drops. Now, however, a scientist is developing what could be a solution to the problem. ​   Read more
New data from NASA's Dawn spacecraft suggests that Ceres' surface is too strong to be dominated by ice.   Read more
Samsung has just unveiled its seventh iteration of smartwatch, the Gear S3. Available in two variants –​ the professional-looking S3 classic and the more adventurous S3 frontier –​ this series makes several improvements on last year's well-received Gear S2 series. Let's take a closer look.   Read more
The Spin Remote SDC-1 is designed to command and communicate with most infrared, wireless, and Bluetooth Smart devices while also transforming smartphones and tablets into universal remotes themselves.   Read more
Famous Italian design studio Zagato created a unique version of the MV Agusta F4 superbike for a collector. Before he can get his hands on Zagato’s first-ever motorcycle project, the F4Z will represent the Italian manufacturer at the Concours d’Elegance Chantilly Arts & Elegance in France.   Read more
Old-school printing specialist Xerox has come up with the new-school idea to give inkjet technology an edge, unveiling a so-called Direct to Object Inkjet Printer that does exactly what its name suggests. ​  Read more
Salon Privé is positioned as "the UK's most exclusive automotive garden party." Picture fascinators and stripy jackets, lobster and champagne lunches and a special car-park for guests who arrive in supercars. New Atlas forwent all of that, though, in favour of the event's prestigious concours.   Read more
The TomTom VIO is designed to help give scooter owners the type of satellite navigation capability that previously was only available to car, truck and motorcycle owners with what is claimed to be the world’s first smartphone-connected device.​​   Read more
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