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  • Perifit S, now on Kickstarter, turns Kegels into a game

    1h By Emily Ferron
    Pelvic floor exercises – often known as Kegels – have important benefits for women, but they're not very fun. You may have heard of the Perifit, the company that hopes to change that with mobile games. Its Perifit S device currently has just over a month…
  • Russia to test national air traffic system for drones

    1h By Nick Lavars
    If all the companies vying to get drone services into the air are even halfway successful, there stands to one day be quite a few unmanned vehicles buzzing about overhead. Russia is taking steps to manage all that potential new traffic, with its space agency…
  • Pi-sized dev board packs high performance punch, and a high price tag

    1h By Paul Ridden
    Last week, Asus officially released its home-cooked project board challenge to the immensely popular Raspberry Pi in the shape of the Tinker Board. Now another big player has joined the fray, but a high price tag will likely keep Huawei's HiKey 960 way beyond…
  • Nikon D7500 vs. Nikon D500

    3h By Simon Crisp
    When Nikon announced the D7500, we were struck by how much the firm had plundered the specification sheet of the flagship D500 for the new enthusiast shooter. But exactly how do the two high-end APS-C DSLRs stack up against each other? Here we compare the key…
  • Wooden sports hall rides The Wave of sustainable design

    3h By Adam Williams
    Large-scale timber architecture is increasingly popular lately, and with projects like The Wave, a new sports hall in Singapore's Nanyang Technological University (NTU), it's easy to see why. Attractive, sustainable, and impressively efficient, the building is…
  • Underwater volcano eruptions allow new bacteria to take over seafloor

    5:46am By Lisa-Ann Lee
    What happens when Nature decides to push the "reset" button on an ecosystem? The answer can be found in the aftermath of the submarine volcanic eruptions that took place off El Hierro in the Canary Islands between October 2011 and March 2012. The resulting…
  • Ancient temple tells the tale of an ice age-inducing comet collision

    5:21am By Michael Irving
    Around 12,800 years ago, the Earth suddenly dipped into a mini ice age, and nobody really knows why. One of the leading theories is that the cataclysm was triggered by a comet striking the planet, and now, archaeologists believe they've found a first-hand…
  • Young aristocrats get a taste of electric motoring in D.Throne

    3:56am By Scott Collie
    There are plenty of four-wheeled toys around for well-to-do adults, but young motoring enthusiasts have far fewer options. If your child has expensive tastes, or doesn't like the look of a shrunken McLaren P1, Ford Mustang or Tesla Model S, they can now…
  • Quad-turbo BMW M550d becomes world's most powerful six-cylinder diesel car

    2:15am By Scott Collie
    With the VW emissions scandal still fresh in mind, potential bans for diesel cars on the horizon in European cities and improvements being made to compact, efficient petrol engines, it's fair to say diesel passenger cars are facing a few challenges. BMW hasn't…
  • Sony adds ambience and dustproofing to Walkman Sports line

    1:12am By Michael Irving
    Sony all but pioneered the portable audio industry back in the 80s with the iconic Walkman, but the definition of "portable" has definitely changed since then. Today's runners or gym junkies wouldn't dream of carrying a big box in their pockets, so the newest…
  • Arizona trial thrusts autonomous Waymo cars into everyday life

    12:33am By Scott Collie
    As self-driving cars edge closer to production, manufacturers are expanding the range of scenarios they face during testing. Waymo, formerly known as the Google Self Driving Car Project, is now opening its cars up to everyday people in Phoenix, Arizona, in an…
  • NTT Docomo gets spherical LED display off the ground

    Tue 11:54pm By Darren Quick
    We've seen those propeller LED displays found in shop windows the world over make their way to bicycle wheels, but now Japan's mobile phone operator, NTT Docomo has utilized the technology in a vehicle of the aerial kind. The result is a what the company…
  • Artificial womb to give premature babies a better start

    Tue 11:51pm By Michael Irving
    Every year, about 15 million babies are born prematurely, and all sorts of complications arise as a result. Those that survive their first year of life have an increased risk of lifelong conditions. To care for those early arrivals, researchers at the…
  • DJI and Hasselblad combine for 100-MP aerial photography monster

    Tue 10:09pm By Scott Collie
    Just last year, the relationship between DJI and Hasselblad led to the creation of the world's first medium-format drone package. Not content with their 50-megapixel creation, the companies have upped the ante, and the resolution, with the creation of a new…
  • Directing movement of water over a surface using light could clean up oil drilling

    Tue 9:29pm By David Szondy
    Oil and water don't mix, but they can make a messy froth that makes it difficult to separate the two. In an effort to keep the two separated, engineers at MIT are literally shining a light on the problem. Using special organic dyes, the researchers have come…
  • Million-year old water explains Blood Falls mystery

    Tue 9:22pm By David Szondy
    Blood Falls may sound like the title of a thriller novel, but it's actually an Antarctic mystery that has puzzled scientists for over a century. The origin of the blood-red water that flows from Taylor Glacier in East Antarctica has puzzled explorers since it…
  • 3D-printed head enables better training for "Nintendo Neurosurgery"

    Tue 6:15pm By Nick Lavars
    For neurosurgeons, practicing a procedure before diving into the real thing is kind of like a golfer taking a practice swing. That's the analogy offered by Alan Cohen, professor of neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. But using cadavers for…
  • Electronic gut-checking capsule tested on humans

    Tue 6:10pm By Ben Coxworth
    A couple of years ago, Australia's RMIT and Monash universities announced the development of a swallowable electronic capsule that measures concentrations of intestinal gases, and transmits that data to a smartphone. Since then, it's been successfully trialled…
  • Smart motorcycle gloves promise better visibility for riders

    Tue 5:44pm By Aaron Heinrich
    Rider visibility is an ongoing issue for those who prefer motorcycles as a means of transport. SignalWear is addressing the problem with the development of what it is touting as the first "smart" motorcycle gloves...…
  • The best new games and apps for Google Daydream View

    Tue 5:11pm By Emily Ferron
    When the Google Daydream View mobile virtual reality headset hit shelves at the end of last year, it seemed capable, but lacked content. Has the selection of games, apps and experiences improved since then? We reviewed the best new Daydream releases to find…
  • Here's what Uber's air taxis may look like

    Tue 4:40pm By Ben Coxworth
    Back in November, we heard about Uber's plans to add flying-car-like air taxis to its existing transport system. At the time, it wasn't clear just what form those vehicles would take. This Tuesday, however, the company announced that it has selected…
  • Violent evictions target familial females in mongoose groups

    Tue 4:36pm By Michael Franco
    To look at one, you wouldn't necessarily think that a banded mongoose was a very fierce critter. However, researchers at the University of Exeter have shown that the animals engage in some pretty significant warlike behavior that starts with a screech and can…
  • VR Dark Knight and noir horror highlight the week's biggest Oculus Rift and Vive releases

    Tue 2:11pm By Emily Ferron
    If you're looking for a PC-based VR game with a character you recognize – or you just went to see what it's like to be Batman – now's your chance. Batman: Arkham VR is available for the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive starting today, along with stylized horror…
  • Google applies the brakes to fake news

    Tue 12:48pm By Emily Ferron
    In a fight against the type of "offensive or clearly misleading" results that make up about 0.25-percent of daily search traffic, Google has outlined new efforts to stymie the spread of fake news and other low-quality content like unexpected offensive…
  • "Brain age" found to be a predictor of death

    Tue 12:11pm By Michael Franco
    While your chronological age will tell you how long you've been riding around on this planet, your biological age might actually be a more important number, as it tells you how well your body is faring on its journey. Now, researchers at Imperial College…