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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

New Atlas

A partnership between America's Cup defenders Oracle and aircraft makers Airbus was announced in 2014. Today the sleek, speedy child of that union was revealed to the world in Bermuda, and New Atlas was on-hand to witness it.   Read more
No break, tear, or crack is too tough for FiberFix, the incredible repair wrap that is 100 times stronger than duct tape. You break things, we get it, you just get jacked up sometimes, but FiberFix is here to ensure you can fix anything you break on your own with absolute ease. Crack in a broom, split pipe, snapped garden tools - don't throw anything out, just repair them with FiberFix.  Read more
In a week and a half's time, Carl Reese is going to strap on a catheter, jump on a BMW K1600GT, start up a bunch of video gear and GPS trackers, pull on a helmet and try to ride more than 2,023 miles (3,545 km) in the space of 24 hours. And this ain't his first rodeo.   Read more
The EOS M6 is the latest mirrorless camera from Canon, and offers most of the features which impressed us with the M5, but in a smaller package. While the 24-megapixel APS-C CMOS camera lacks a built-in EVF like its flagship sibling, a new optional one is being made available.   Read more
We've seen some interesting evolutions of established avalanche safety technologies over the years, but the latest product in the category brings more flash. Using pyrotechnics, the Resero XV system​ blows snowboard binding straps clean off at the pull of a wearable trigger.   Read more
On January 22, 7,000 new games sprang into existence, after a 48-hour jam session called the Global Game Jam, undertaken by over 36,000 people. Some may become commercial products, but the real focus is on innovation, collaboration, and getting more people into the art and business of making games.   Read more
Canon has announced two new DSLR cameras. The EOS 800D (known as the Rebel T7i in the US) is the firm's most advanced DSLR aimed at beginners, while the EOS 77D is targeted at photographers who are stepping up to a more enthusiast-friendly shooter.   Read more
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has set a new record for the number of satellites delivered into orbit from a single rocket. The PSLV C37/Cartosat-2 Series Mission delivered 104 satellites into orbit, beating the previous record of 37 satellites set by Russia in 2014.   Read more
At the 2016 Geneva Motor Show, Citroën showed a more rugged, all-terrain MPV in the SpaceTourer Hyphen concept. Building on that idea, the new SpaceTourer 4x4 Ë Concept tones down the styling while gaining a few extra reinforcements and traction enhancements.   Read more
Plunging more than 10 km (6 mi) down, you might think the the oceans' deepest trenches would be a relatively safe haven from human-made pollutants – but you'd be wrong. Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have found extremely high levels of chemical pollutants in deep-sea scavengers.   Read more
When the second generation Moto 360 was released nearly a year and a half ago, we deemed it a duly capable smartwatch with competitive features. Now that the Android Wear 2.0 operating system has been released, is it still worth holding onto? Or should you upgrade to the LG Watch Sport instead?   Read more
Marine biologists currently have to manually compare fin photos in order to see which great white shark is which. Wouldn't it be easier if there was fin-pattern-matching software, like there is for fingerprints? Well, it has been attempted before, and now there's a new effort underway.​   Read more
In its short history, Horacio Pagani's boutique rival to Ferrari and Lamborghini has developed a back catalogue of automotive erotica to make any petrol head weak at the knees. We didn't think it possible, but the company's latest offering might just be its most beautiful car yet.   Read more
We're growing more accustomed to the idea of talking to our devices, thanks to the success of products like Amazon Echo. Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology were inspired to create a low-powered chip designed specifically for automatic speech recognition.    Read more
Weird is the new normal in the ocean’s twilight zone, home to all kinds of fantastic creatures, including the cockeyed squid whose mismatched eyeballs have long puzzled scientists. Now thanks to a new study, we might finally know the reason for its strange visage.​​   Read more
​New research suggests that cutting calories could do more than just slim our waistlines. A study by a team at Brigham Young University finds that eating less can actually slow down the process of aging at a cellular level.   Read more
​​Kenya has opened up its skies for commercial drone use. Drones stand to have a real impact in the developing world where road infrastructure can make movement of goods difficult, but the technology in Kenya will also touch industries such as film-making, relief and conservation.​   Read more
​It's not at all uncommon for autistic children to have phobias. Unfortunately, these fears can sometimes be so severe that the children have to completely avoid commonly-experienced situations. A new immersive reality treatment, however, is showing great promise in addressing the problem.   Read more
Although we still need to drive them, sensors and cameras mounted around modern cars can still be used to further the self-driving breed. VW and Mobileye plan to do just that, creating a detailed map using cameras and sensors on new cars sold after 2018.   Read more
Bluetooth technology often serves as a linchpin in the Internet of Things, connecting everything from wearables, smartphones and computers to smart home accessories. Bluetooth 5 promises to make that connection stronger, faster and more robust. ​   Read more
Flow batteries shape as a very promising storage solution for renewable energy, but require expensive metals and parts. Scientists have built a non-toxic flow battery that keeps its energy in organic molecules dissolved in neutral water, helping to keep costs low.   Read more
Researchers at Stanford University have built some VR display prototypes that adapt to the eyes of each wearer, which could pave the way for more comfortable virtual experiences for everyone, regardless of age, eyesight or focusing problems.   Read more
Due to towing laws, French tiny houses give firms less room to work with than their US counterparts. With this in mind, Baluchon had a real challenge to make the 6.5 m (21 ft) long and 4 m (13 ft) high Calypso suitable for use as a full-time home for a family of three.   Read more
In our ongoing efforts to offer more useful auction reports, we've configured the most valuable, the biggest "no sales" and the more interesting offerings at this month's Retromobile auctions in Paris.   Read more