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  • Largest radio telescope on Earth switched on in China

    1h By Eric Mack
    China is one step closer to leading the search for alien radio signals. On Sunday the Chinese Academy of Sciences announced that the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) has begun operations. FAST takes over the title of world's largest…
  • Snapchat broadens its focus with camera-packing Spectacles

    1h By Scott Collie
    Snapchat, the social network known for vanishing pictures and funky filters, is branching out into the world of wearables with a set of Spectacles. The glasses have a camera on each side, which the company says are among the world's smallest and record in a…
  • Wearable sensors improve troop tracking and situational awareness without GPS

    2h By David Szondy
    The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has unveiled a new wearable sensor technology designed to keep track of squaddies and prevent friendly fire incidents. Under development by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), the Dismounted Close Combat…
  • NextDesk Velo lets you cycle while you work

    2h By Eric Mack
    Sitting at a desk is a fact of modern life, but it isn't exactly the healthiest way to spend your days. Plenty of standing desks and even under-desk elliptical trainers try to make working a little less sedentary, but the Velo bicycle desk from NextDesk aims…
  • Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard protects passengers from bullets and blasts

    Sat 1:05am By C.C. Weiss
    Mercedes-Benz "Pullman" cars have a long, distinguished history of chauffeuring dignitaries and historical figures, the type of folks that generally require a little extra protection. Now marketed under the Mercedes-Maybach brand, the newest S600 Pullman is…
  • SpaceX fingers helium as cause of Falcon 9 rocket explosion

    Sat 12:57am By David Szondy
    SpaceX has released the preliminary findings into the Falcon 9 accident on September 1 that destroyed the unmanned rocket and the Amos-6 satellite on Launch Complex 40 (LC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. According to the company, the…
  • New Ferrari supplies RWD turbo power for four

    Fri 6:39pm By C.C. Weiss
    With less than a week to go before the official opening of the Paris Motor Show, automakers are taking that last opportunity to preview their debuts For Ferrari, that's the all-new GTC4Lusso T. The "T" points to the V8 turbo that stands in for the standard…
  • Spinning bike wheels compress flat-filling air

    Fri 5:55pm By Ben Coxworth
    Although you certainly can inflate a bike's tires using a compact hand pump, doing so typically involves some time and effort. That's why many cyclists use CO2 cartridges instead – particularly road riders with high-pressure tires, or mountain bikers who may…
  • The best of Photokina 2016

    Fri 3:39pm By Simon Crisp
    Once every two years Photokina takes over Cologne, turning the German city into the centre of the photographic world with more than one thousand firms coming to show off their wares. We've spent the last few days trawling the halls to discover and try out the…
  • Humpback whale frees itself from fishing lines

    Fri 2:42pm By Michael Franco
    A humpback whale off the coast of California that was entangled in rope throughout the summer seems to have freed itself from the lines. A video from a tour operator caught the entangled giant mammal swimming in the waters of the state's southern coast, along…
  • Zip-tie-inspired bike lock won't weigh you down

    Fri 2:04pm By Ben Coxworth
    If you're a competitive or recreational cyclist, chances are that you don't lug a clunky ol' U-lock along with you on all of your rides. So, what happens if you make a quick post-ride stop at a coffee shop? Perhaps you just try to keep your unlocked bike in…
  • UPS seeks out Roomba-maker to help put delivery drones in the sky

    Fri 1:11pm By Nick Lavars
    It's starting to feel a bit like if you are in the business of delivering items and aren't at least exploring airborne avenues, then you might soon be playing catch-up. Following the lead of Amazon, DHL and even retail chains like Dominos and 7-Eleven, global…
  • Human neurons implanted in mice plug into spinal cord to help heal injury

    Fri 10:20am By Michael Irving
    Treatments for symptoms of spinal cord injuries may be a step closer, as researchers at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) have transplanted human neurons into mice with these injuries, and found that over time they made new connections in the…
  • Bluetooth beacons improve your smartphone’s tunnel vision

    Fri 9:45am By Colin Jeffrey
    For anyone who has driven into a tunnel while using GPS for navigation, the loss of satellite signal and map guidance can be disconcerting, particularly when trying to find your way to the correct exit. To help avoid the anxiety and inconvenience such a…
  • One Big Question: Why do some people refuse to accept that human-induced climate change is real?

    Fri 9:40am By Michael Franco
    We've noticed something here at New Atlas. We often see some of the liveliest comments on the site whenever we post an article relating to climate change. Many of those comments have to do with whether or not the concept of rapid, human-induced climate change…
  • Hands-on: It feels like Canon shrunk the DSLR with its M5

    Fri 8:07am By Simon Crisp
    It's safe to say Canon's M series of mirrorless cameras has not been a runaway success. Aimed predominantly at the entry-level end of the market, they've not appealed to enthusiasts and current DSLR shooters. On paper it looks like that could change with the…
  • Shipping containers floated as the next BIG thing in student housing

    Fri 7:17am By Adam Williams
    Though the Bjarke Ingels Group appears to be increasingly associated with, well, big projects like the impressive courtscraper, it's most recently-completed build is on a much smaller scale. The Danish firm used recycled shipping containers to produce a…
  • Subscribe and drive service promises car ownership alternative

    Fri 6:39am By Stu Robarts
    Ride-sharing and carpooling services already offer ways to get around town without having to own a car. Dutch startup Amber also believes that car ownership is expensive and inefficient, and is launching a no-hassle on-demand car-sharing service that will…
  • Fastest ever Honda and VW Beetle emerge from Bonneville Salt Flats

    Fri 3:32am By C.C. Weiss
    Cars with Ferrari or McLaren badges regularly blow past the 200-mph (322-km/h) mark, but Hondas and Volkswagens, not so much. Sure, technically, VW is no stranger to the 200+ conversation because of group brands like Bugatti, Lamborghini and Porsche, but the…
  • Smart brings Electric Drive to all its city cars

    Fri 3:14am By Scott Collie
    Few cars seem as ready to be made electric as the Smart ForTwo and ForFour. They're tiny and rarely venture from city centers, which means massive range isn't really necessary. The new Smart Electric Drive, with up to 160 km range and torquey motors, could be…
  • Bell leverages V-22 experience for new V-247 Vigilant unmanned tilt-rotor

    Fri 12:42am By David Szondy
    At the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Bell helicopter has unveiled its new V-247 Vigilant tiltrotor drone for the US Marine Corps. Like the company's V-22 Osprey, the Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) can lift off and hover like a helicopter, yet has the…
  • Portable kit could put vaccines in the frontline – just add water

    Fri 12:36am By Michael Irving
    Vaccines and treatments are constantly improving, but the logistics of getting them to the front lines of new outbreaks, often in remote locations, remains a challenge. Scientists have experimented with ways to produce drugs almost anywhere using nanoparticles…
  • Tesla keeps pets and kids cool with software update 8.0

    Thu 11:16pm By Scott Collie
    Updates have become a regular fixture with phones, tablets and computers, but they're yet to fully take hold in the car world. Tesla, on the other hand, has made a big deal of offering free software updates over the air. Along with a big update to Autopilot,…
  • The best new camping gear and gadgets for 2016 and beyond

    Thu 10:42pm By C.C. Weiss
    With the long, balmy days of summer coming to an end in the world's most populous areas above the equator, it might seem like an odd time to be looking at camping gear. But many all-new camping gadgets are just shipping now or being introduced with Spring 2017…
  • Lexus floats hologram-style displays in UX Concept

    Thu 10:26pm By Scott Collie
    The need for today's drivers to have access to a wide array of information at a glance has led designers to rethink traditional cabin layouts. Peugeot has its iCockpit 2.0 and Audi has the Virtual Cockpit, now Lexus is using the Paris Motor Show to share a…