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  • Concept system puts cyborg turtles under mind control

    2:12am By Michael Irving
    Cyborg insects have been scuttling and buzzing around for years, but now, researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have scaled the idea up to a turtle. With their concept system, a human driver could use a brain-computer…
  • The first "civilian" Jetpack pilot gets off the ground

    2:02am By Eric Mack
    Jetpack Aviation reached a major milestone this month when it strapped a regular guy with no training into its JB-10 Jetpack. The first-time pilot managed to fly the thing, if only for an extended hovering session while tethered to a cable strung across a…
  • US Senate votes to allow ISPs to sell your web browsing history

    1:22am By Rich Haridy
    Last week, the US Senate voted to overturn rules preventing internet service providers from selling user's web browsing data without opt-in permissions. The controversial vote was a major win for ISPs who were arguing that the new regulations could stifle…
  • Anti-aging protein reverses hair loss, improves stamina in mice

    1:07am By Rich Haridy
    Anti-aging drug research has honed in on senescent cells in recent years. These are damaged cells that accumulate in various tissues and organs as we get older and are known to damage adjacent cells and cause chronic inflammation associated with age-related…
  • "Immortalized" stem cells produce bigger, better blood batches

    12:59am By Michael Irving
    Donating blood saves lives, but there's never enough, especially when the difficulties of storage and matching blood types are taken into account. Artificial blood has been in the works for years, but it's held back by the fact that the stem cells it's grown…
  • The best VPNs in 2017

    12:59am By New Atlas Team
    There's a growing number of valid reasons to use a virtual private network in 2017, but with the number of companies marketing VPNs skyrocketing, making an informed decision is harder than ever. We've evaluated four of the leading commercial VPN providers –…
  • Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun

    Sat 8:25pm By David Szondy
    Solar power is potentially the greatest single energy source outside of controlled nuclear fusion, but the Sun is literally a fair weather source that relies on daytime and clear skies. To make solar energy a reliable, 24-hour source of energy, a team of…
  • ESA turns to soil to keep lunar missions warm at night

    Sat 2:56am By David Szondy
    ESA is developing a new heating system to help future missions to the Moon survive the freezing, fortnight-long lunar night. Currently, landers and rovers rely on nuclear or electric heating systems to keep their electronics warm, but the space agency is…
  • iPad (2017) vs. iPad Pro 9.7

    Sat 12:04am By Will Shanklin
    Apple's new iPad marks a new budget-minded strategy for Apple's tablet line. The company still, however, has a high-end iPad that falls in the same 10-inch window. Let's compare the features and specs of the entry-level iPad with the high-end iPad Pro 9.7...…
  • Citrus peels could give activated charcoal a run for its money

    Fri 6:17pm By Ben Coxworth
    There may be a new way of keeping orange and grapefruit peels out of our landfills – besides composting them, that is. Researchers have devised a method of using the peels to remove heavy metals from wastewater...…
  • World's smallest car race will take place on a gold chip

    Fri 4:21pm By Ben Coxworth
    An international competition is coming up in Toulouse, France at the end of next month, but it's not a very big one. It's microscopic, in fact. Organized by CNRS (the National Center for Scientific Research), the Nanocar Race will see four "cars" each made up…
  • City-slicking Opel Crossland X majors on customization

    Fri 3:58pm By Scott Collie
    It might be under French control now, but the move from General Motors to Peugeot ownership hasn't slowed the new-product offensive from Opel. The Crossland X aims to cash in on the massive compact SUV market, with plenty of customisation options and a range…
  • Lack of sleep leads to diminished grasp of facial expressions

    Fri 3:49pm By Michael Franco
    Chronic lack of sleep has been linked to high blood pressure, diabetes, aging skin, elevated cholesterol levels, weight gain and more. Now researchers have done a study that seems to suggest missing shuteye has another less serious side effect: the inability…
  • Refillable vest offers last-mile wearable transport for clean water

    Fri 3:36pm By Nick Lavars
    While water scarcity gets a lot of attention, simply transporting this vital resource is in itself a huge dilemma. Women spend around 200 million hours a day hauling clean water around, and just 16 percent of the population in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to…
  • Wet or dry, the HexH2O Pro v2 will fly

    Fri 2:12pm By Scott Collie
    Drones are invaluable for photographers and filmmakers keen to capture the world from the skies, but their effectiveness is limited as soon as it starts raining. The HexH2O Pro v2 aims to improve on the all-weather versatility of its predecessor, offering…
  • Drone dogfight event aims to draw out the best drone safety tech

    Fri 1:15pm By Nick Lavars
    We've already seen a few inventive approaches to taking down drones, and come December this year, we might be in for a few more. DroneClash is a drone dogfighting event organized by Delft University that pits pilots against one another not to be the first…
  • Forget bezel-free displays, we want smartphones that don't need a case

    Fri 12:40pm By Emily Ferron
    Going bezel-less is shaping up to be one of the biggest smartphone trends of the year. Edge-to-edge displays are striking, and it's advantageous to have smaller devices with larger screens. But how alluring can luxury builds be if you need to stuff them in a…
  • One Big Question: Why is artificial intelligence still kind of dumb?

    Fri 9:45am By Michael Franco
    Once the domain of science-fiction authors and script writers, artificial intelligence is steadily marching into the real world. Recently we've seen the technology do everything from reading lips better than the experts to playing in a poker tournament and…
  • Lightweight tiny house built to withstand high winds

    Fri 8:27am By Adam Williams
    We don't see many tiny houses that can deal with extremes in weather. The Leaf House 3 is one exception, and Tennessee-based Transcend Tiny Homes' new Amsterdam 24 model is another. The towable dwelling is remarkably lightweight, offers plenty of storage space…
  • Moto G5 Plus review: The best budget smartphone

    Fri 7:00am By Will Shanklin
    Motorola, under Lenovo ownership, has a good thing going with the Moto G series. You'd think its simple goal – give consumers the best phone possible for a reasonable price – would be more prevalent in the mobile world. As it stands, though, that…
  • Compact, multi-personality camper van makes easy work of outdoor living

    Fri 4:24am By C.C. Weiss
    Citroën has proven pretty adept at making flashy vans that turn heads at auto shows. But everyone has their superior. German camper specialist Pössl has made the most innovative Citroën SpaceTourer we've seen, and that's a group that includes the recent…
  • ​How to locate the Great Fairy Fountains in Breath of the Wild

    Fri 3:46am By New Atlas Team
    To stand a chance of surviving the tougher enemies you'll face later in the game, you'll need to upgrade your armor – and to unlock all four upgrade tiers, you'll need to find all four Great Fairies. Here's our guide to their locations...…
  • 2017 BMW S1000RR review: Quiet confidence meets outrageous velocity

    Fri 3:06am By Loz Blain
    The BMW S1000RR is purring pussycat and raging cheetah in one, a magic-trick melding of otherworldly performance and pleasant rideability that defies logic as much as it defies physics. Although 2017 may represent a fairly minor update for the barnstorming BMW…
  • Art in the age of ones and zeros: Internet art

    Fri 12:23am By Rich Haridy
    Art has always been fundamentally intertwined with technology. New techniques and materials have constantly allowed artists to innovate and create new types of works. Our series, which kicked off with examinations of "datamoshing", ASCII art, and BioArt, looks…
  • DNA-repairing drug could fight aging and radiation damage

    Thu 11:27pm By Michael Irving
    Most of us accept that aging is inescapable, but maybe it doesn't have to be. Researchers at Harvard Medical School and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have uncovered one of the key mechanisms that gradually weakens our body's ability to repair DNA,…