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  • Harley-Davidson rolls out its next-generation XG750R flat tracker

    Sat 9:41pm By Spiros Tsantilas
    After 44 years of racing success with the iconic XR750, Harley-Davidson in entering a new era with the introduction of its new flat tracker. The XG750R is a racing-only machine developed around the Revolution X liquid-cooled V-twin engine that powers the…
  • Inflatable module pops to full size on ISS

    Sat 6:50pm By David Szondy
    With the sound of popping corn, the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the ISS has successfully been inflated on the second try in three days. At 4:10 pm EDT today, the experimental habitat expanded to its full size after a nearly…
  • Expedition trucks, 4x4 campers and angry beasts of Overland Expo 2016

    Sat 1:03am By C.C. Weiss
    Teardrops and trailer boxes dominated the exhibitor section of Overland Expo West 2016, but there were still plenty of larger vehicles on display around the show. We've compiled a full photo gallery of everything from basic pickup trailers with pop-up tents,…
  • SpaceX takes aquatic hat trick with third sea barge landing

    Fri 9:42pm By David Szondy
    The daring became almost routine today as SpaceX pulled off a spectacular three-in-a-row by successfully landing a Falcon 9 booster on the deck of a sea barge for the third time running. At 5:48 pm EDT, the nine-engine rocket touched down in a powered landing…
  • NASA to make second attempt at inflating BEAM on Saturday

    Fri 8:07pm By David Szondy
    NASA will have another go at inflating the Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) on Saturday morning. The second attempt at deploying the experimental habitat module attached to the International Space Station (ISS) will take place at 9:00 am EDT, when the…
  • Buzzing belt guides users by their gut

    Fri 5:13pm By Ben Coxworth
    While navigation apps may be great for finding your way around strange places, they do require you to hold onto your smartphone and periodically check its screen – not an ideal setup if both your hands are occupied, or if you simply don't wish to look like a…
  • Newly-discovered "red geyser" galaxies may be responsible for galactic warming

    Fri 3:36pm By Anthony Wood
    An international team of scientists may have discovered the key to a phenomena known as "galactic warming," which is thought to be responsible for a dramatic drop-off in star production on galactic scales. Prior to the study, the cause of the warming was…
  • This is what it sounds like when protons collide

    Fri 3:32pm By Michael Franco
    When you think about it, the particles being slammed into each other at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN facility in Switzerland are kind of like people in a mosh pit at a rock concert. But that's not the only thing the particle accelerator has in common…
  • New cancer treatment targets sick cells only

    Fri 3:29pm By Antonio Pasolini
    Chemotherapy is the standard treatment for cancer but it also causes strong side effects and kills not only cancer cells, but healthy ones, too. In order to mitigate the damage this type of therapy causes to a person already ravaged by illness, a team of…
  • NASA peers into huge hole in the sun

    Fri 1:56pm By Michael Franco
    While you might think the sun has pretty much just one weather pattern – blistering and violent with a chance of radiation poisoning – it can actually be quite varied. One of the lesser-known weather phenomena on the sun's surface are coronal holes, like…
  • Renault goes all out with Clio R.S. 16 concept

    Fri 10:45am By Stu Robarts
    Renault has unveiled a new concept car to celebrate Renault Sport's 40th anniversary and its return to Formula 1. The Clio R.S. 16 sees Renault's highest performing engine dropped into a Clio, resulting in the highest performance Renault Sport road car…
  • Nissan gives 2017 GT-R a NISMO tune-up

    Fri 9:30am By Stu Robarts
    Nissan has unveiled the NISMO version of its 2017 GT-R supercar. As you'd expect from the motorsports arm of the carmaker, the new GT-R NISMO boasts improved performance and is more balanced that the standard model, despite having many of the same features...…
  • Bivak camper turns a pickup truck into a capable expedition vehicle

    Fri 6:50am By C.C. Weiss
    BundutecUSA already offers a solid line of slide-in pickup truck campers for trucks of all kinds. Its latest model, the Bivak, launches as its simplest and most affordable. Built for the off-road market, the compact camper shell organizes your expedition gear,…
  • Ford claims biggest US plug-in hybrid range with 2017 Fusion Energi

    Fri 6:31am By Stu Robarts
    Ford says the new, 2017 version of its Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid has a bigger range than any other plug-in hybrid available in the US. The carmaker says it will do 610 mi (982 km) on a full tank of gas and with a fully charged battery, citing Environmental…
  • Creating tunes is better with two

    Fri 6:06am By Paul Ridden
    Bringing together different music creation modules and putting them into a single unit isn't exactly a new idea, as evidenced by such diverse examples as the du-touch S, Arpeggio and Kadabra. But where many are essentially geared towards the solo performer,…
  • Microsoft and Facebook to lay a huge subsea cable across the Atlantic

    Fri 3:12am By Michael Irving
    Microsoft and Facebook have announced plans to build "MAREA", a huge subsea cable connecting North America and Europe to improve the companies online services infrastructure. Utilizing eight fiber pairs, the cable's initial capacity is estimated to be 160…
  • No pain no gain: Hurting robots so they can save themselves

    Fri 1:56am By Nick Lavars
    It's probably not something you'd say to a person writhing in agony on the floor, but physical pain can have its benefits. It is after all how kids learn to be wary of hot surfaces and carpenters to hit nails on the head. Researchers are now adapting this…
  • Pong Project brings classic Atari game back into the real world

    Fri 1:47am By Michael Irving
    The classic Atari arcade game Pong took the sport of tennis and transplanted it into the virtual world, becoming the world's first sports arcade video game in the process. Now a small team in Uruguay has done the reverse, taking Pong and bringing it back into…
  • Review: Yuba's latest cargo bike gets off the beaten track

    Fri 1:45am By Aaron Heinrich
    The idea behind Yuba's new Boda Boda All-Terrain is to take the carrying capacity and utilitarian qualities of its other compact cargo bike models and roll them into a package that's at home on dirt as well as street surfaces. Does it hit the sweet spot? We…
  • Shreddin' teardrops and other off-road camping trailers of Overland Expo 2016

    Fri 1:00am By C.C. Weiss
    We're just back from a long, windy extended weekend at Overland Expo 2016. In the past when we've made the trip to Northern Arizona, monstrous expedition vehicles like the EarthCruiser FX and EarthRoamer XV-LTS have always made the biggest impression. This…
  • Subaru BRZ gets a power bump, new chassis setup

    Fri 12:08am By Scott Collie
    Just a month after Toyota announced a more powerful 86, Subaru has revealed its BRZ twin. As well as a mild power boost, the updated coupe has been treated to a stiffer suspension setup to fully exploit the rear-drive balance that had the world's motoring…
  • Hourglass concept flips liquid flow battery design on its head

    Thu 11:00pm By Michael Irving
    A team of researchers at MIT has developed a prototype liquid flow battery that doesn't require a pump system, making production and operation simpler and less costly. With an hourglass design, its angle can be adjusted in order to change the rate of flow, and…
  • Planetary Resources turns asteroid prospecting satellites toward Earth

    Thu 9:21pm By David Szondy
    If it could work with asteroids, why not the Earth? That's the thinking behind space mining company Planetary Resources' plan to adapt its asteroid prospecting satellite design to Earth observation. The Washington-based firm says that this Earth observation…
  • One pill to rule them all: 3D printing tech combines multiple drugs in a single pill

    Thu 8:17pm By Ben Coxworth
    Remembering to take a pill once daily can be hard enough, but it gets particularly challenging when you have to take several doses throughout the day – especially if you're taking multiple types of medication. To make things easier, scientists at the…
  • Treated paper warns users of impending sunburn

    Thu 6:42pm By Ben Coxworth
    As any dermatologist will tell you, it's important to know when to get out of the sunlight – or at least, when to apply more sunscreen. As a result, there are now various UV exposure-monitoring devices that tell us when to seek the shade. Not everyone wants…