Review: 2024 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 vs GMC Sierra AT4X

The Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and the GMC Sierra 1500 are nearly identical trucks. The major differences between a Chevrolet and a GMC truck lie mostly in their looks and interiors. GMC is, by branding, more upscale. Continue Reading Category: Automotive, Transport Tags: GMC, Chev … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Quitting antidepressants: Lack of medical support drives people online

Globally, antidepressant use is on the rise, with Australia, the UK and the US among the countries showing a steady increase in the rate of antidepressant prescriptions. Research has shown that this trend can be explained not by new patients being prescribed antidepressants but b … | Continue reading | 1 hour ago

Eating cheese plays a role in healthy, happy aging – who are we to argue?

A massive study of 2.3 million people has found that, independent of socioeconomic factors, mental well-being may be the most important single aspect to healthy aging and living longer lives. But a surprise finding was that those who reported the best mental health and stress res … | Continue reading | 2 hours ago

Rolls-Royce hybrid stealth engine helps conceal armored vehicles

Aiming to make armored vehicles stealthier, Rolls-Royce is using this year's Eurosatory defense trade fair to debut a new concept hybrid diesel engine that not only makes tanks and such more efficient, but easier to hide. Continue Reading Category: Military, Technology Tags: Armo … | Continue reading | 5 hours ago

Fighting fire with pyrotechnics: Super-compact suppressor leaves no mess

Created in Sweden, the Maus Fire Suppressor is around the size of a long, slim flashlight at around 9.7 in (24.5 cm) long and 2 in (5 cm) in diameter. It'll sit wherever you put it for up to five years, and where traditional fire extinguishers require maintenance, or at least a f … | Continue reading | 11 hours ago

SwitchLens marries a Micro Four Thirds camera to your smartphone

Your smartphone may take nice photos, but it's likely still not as good as a full-on Micro Four Thirds (M43) camera. The SwitchLens is designed to combine the best of both devices, as it's an M43 camera that works with your phone. Continue Reading Category: Photography, Technolog … | Continue reading | 13 hours ago

Coldplay's next album will be released as LP made using river plastic

Marine plastic waste is a huge problem, but non-profit the Ocean Cleanup has been taking a bite out of floating trash in oceans and rivers for the last few years. Now pop-rock band Coldplay is about to use some of that waste for a limited special edition of its forthcoming album. … | Continue reading | 17 hours ago

Owl electric hypercar flies to 438.7 km/h to set new world record

Japan's Aspark has just crowned its Owl SP600 electric hypercar the fastest in the world, ripping the bragging rights from the driving gloves of the Rimac Nevera and coming in 26.7 km/h faster than the sporty Croatian's impressive 2022 record. Continue Reading Category: Automotiv … | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

Tiny retreat raises its facade to greet the outdoors

Though it resembles a simple shed at first glance, there's more than meets the eye to BYRÓ architekti's Garden Pavilion. Situated on a lush garden plot in Prague, the Czech Republic, the tiny retreat features a space-saving interior layout and its front-facing facade can be raise … | Continue reading | 21 hours ago

Edible batteries, sensors and actuators unlock robots designed to be eaten

Imagine ordering drone delivery for your takeout, and then, after eating your food, you eat the delivery drone for dessert. The first part has been happening for a while; the second – the edible robot – could be coming soon, according to scientists from the Swiss Federal Institut … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Pineapple leather is 60 times stronger than mushroom materials

In a breakthrough for bio-based materials, scientists have made leather from the fibers of discarded pineapple leaves that's comparable to the real thing and also outperforms other existing plant products. The strong and sustainable material, which comprehensively outperformed mu … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Fasting supercharges the cancer-killing properties of immune cells

Things that help the body fight cancer are good, especially if they're easy to implement and don’t require a doctor’s prescription. In a recent study, researchers from the Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK) Cancer Center in New York investigated how fasting boosts the immune system’s … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Wreck of 'heroic' explorer's last ship finally found

The wreck of the ship used for Sir Ernest Shackleton's final Antarctic expedition has been located by the Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) off the coast of Labrador. The Quest, aboard which Sir Ernest died in 1922, sank in May 1962. Continue Reading Category: History Ta … | Continue reading | 1 day ago

Micro-collapsible bike helmet packs flat, inflates in 30 seconds

Using a series of inflatable ribs, the all-new Ventete aH-1 bicycle helmet folds like an accordion when deflated to carry as easily as a laptop. When it's time to saddle up, it inflates back into helmet form via an electric pocket pump in a matter of seconds. It provides more con … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

US$400k helmet turns fighter jets transparent for 360-degree vision

Roughly $1.7 trillion dollars has been invested in the 5th generation multi-role F-35 program. Technologically, it's the most advanced fighter plane on the planet, boasting stealth technology to avoid detection along with radar jamming capabilities and the ability to reach speeds … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

Hydrogen fuel-cell ebikes can be 'recharged' in seconds

While most ebikes on the road today will come with a battery pack, some are riding down the hydrogen fuel-cell cycle path. HydroRide not only has fuel-cell ebikes available, but also a compact refill station to top up H2 canisters. Continue Reading Category: Bicycles, Transport T … | Continue reading | 2 days ago

'Beer spas' are becoming big business across the US

Would you take a dip in beer, all in the name of health and wellbeing? The answer appears to be an overwhelming 'yes,' with this curious European tradition well and truly arriving in the US and spreading rapidly across the country. Continue Reading Category: Health & Wellbeing, L … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Killer Toyota micro-camper provides trapdoor access to rustic abode

Not every German-turned-American expedition vehicle builder at Overland Expo West 2024 was vying for a "most massive vehicle of show" title. New entrant World Travel Vehicles (WTV) out of Durango, Colorado offered one of the show's most impressive full-blown all-terrain campers b … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Lovork camping lantern uses add-on modules to perform eight functions

Nobody likes carrying any more gear than necessary when camping ... even if they're just "car camping." Lovork's new Modular Camping Lantern is designed with that fact in mind, as it packs eight functions into one system. Continue Reading Category: Outdoors, Lifestyle Tags: Flash … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Compact timber home rises on stilts over the Paraná Delta

Argentinian architectural studio Berson-Sardin has recently completed the Casa Libélula project, situated in the Delta Río Paraná. The 95-sq-m (1,022-sq-ft) home takes inspiration from the delicate elegance of a dragonfly and is elevated on stilt-like pilings, resembling the inse … | Continue reading | 3 days ago

Artificial amber stores data in DNA long-term

DNA is a much denser data storage medium than anything humans can design, but the problem is that it’s fragile. So now scientists have taken another page out of nature’s book and created artificial amber to protect data stored in DNA longer term. Continue Reading Category: Techno … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Choice makes touch significantly more pleasant

Touch is an important communication tool in interpersonal relationships, whether intimate or professional. Studies have shown that pleasant touch, like you’d get from a cuddle, hug, or holding hands, improves mood, reduces stress and strengthens relationships. But what makes a to … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Matter-antimatter plasma fireballs from black holes recreated by CERN

Supermassive black holes have been known to belch gigantic beams of plasma into space – and now scientists have managed to recreate these fireballs in a lab at CERN. Continue Reading Category: Physics, Science Tags: Black hole, Supermassive black hole, Astrophysics, Plasma, Parti … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Video: First look at DARPA's massive Manta Ray drone in action

Northrop Grumman has revealed more details on its robotic Manta Ray submersible in some new videos. These include a 4K 360° tour of the first test dive and a rundown on the project with images from never-before-seen angles. Continue Reading Category: Military, Technology Tags: DA … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Microbiome-sampling pill makes an end-to-end map of your gut health

Research continues to highlight the important role that the gut microbiome plays in maintaining health, both physical and mental. However, the primary method currently used to assess the microbiome – analysis of DNA and metabolites found in a fecal sample – only provides informat … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Zwift ventures into the real world, with its first-ever stationary bike

While Zwift is the biggest name in massive multiplayer online cycling platforms, Wahoo Fitness is one of the biggest in indoor trainers. The two companies have now joined forces to create the first-ever Zwift-optimized stationary bike, the Zwift Ride. Continue Reading Category: B … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Video: Chefee may be that futuristic "home robot chef" we were all promised

Meal kit delivery services are proving to be quite popular, but … you still have to cook the ingredients yourself. The Chefee home robotic chef is intended to take things further, by actually preparing hot meals that are ready to eat when you get home from work. Continue Reading … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Archer's Midnight air taxi completes first transition flight

After nailing its first full-size electric take-off and landing (eVTOL) transition in 2022 with the Maker technology demonstrator, Archer Aviation has revealed that its Midnight aircraft has successfully transitioned from hover to vertical flight, before going on to clock speeds … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Video: Humanoid chauffeur put in the driving seat for robotaxi future

Japanese researchers have released footage of a humanoid robot called Musashi sitting in the driving seat of an electric micro-car to examine a possible future direction for autonomous vehicle technologies. Continue Reading Category: Robotics, Technology Tags: Humanoid, Universit … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

North America's longest cable-stayed bridge links USA and Canada

After four years of construction, work is nearing completion on North America's longest cable-stayed bridge. Providing an additional connection between the USA and Canada, the Gordie Howe International Bridge's main span will measure an impressive 853 m (2,800 ft) once complete. … | Continue reading | 4 days ago

Hair loss reversed with drug-loaded microneedle patches for alopecia

Scientists at Harvard have developed a promising new treatment to reverse hair loss associated with alopecia. Painless microneedle patches loaded with an immune regulating drug regrew hair in mice with alopecia within a few weeks. Continue Reading Category: Health & Wellbeing, Li … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Kidneys in space: Why a trip to Mars could end in dialysis

Our interest in Mars has really taken off recently. The Red Planet has become a goal of human exploration – and settlement if you’re Elon Musk – because it’s the only planet in the solar system, other than Earth, where we know life may have existed. Continue Reading Category: Spa … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Solid-state battery from US cell maker hits new milestone

While Chinese manufacturers have burst out in front of the pack with semi-solid-state battery achievements, other manufacturers around the world are working hard to get their own cells developed and validated. Based in Massachusetts, Factorial Energy has been working on its lithi … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Interstellar winter: Did galactic clouds cause an ice age on Earth?

Earth’s weather changes based on where it is in its annual cycle around the Sun – but is it possible the climate can also be affected by the solar system’s position in its orbit around the center of the Milky Way? A new study suggests an ice age period about two million years ago … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Bizarre digital mask guarantees people will keep their distance

Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought, "These ol' human faces just aren't expressive enough?" Perhaps what you need is the Qudi Mask 2, a gadget that lets you wear all your emotions on your robot-screen head while, if you wish, hiding your identity behind it. Continue Re … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Sharp-cut travel trailer loads up on multifunctional self-sufficiency

For years, Land Ark RV has been creating towable shelters that blur the line between tiny home and camping trailer. With the all-new Travel Trailer, it makes a purposeful step over to the latter side, designing a one-of-a-kind geometric space that encourages rootless travelers to … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Shell-inspired cement 19x more flexible thanks to ‘engineered defects’

Nature is known for developing lightweight yet tough materials using limited, modest materials arranged into ingenious architecture. Take nacre, for example. More commonly known as mother of pearl, the shiny inner lining of some mollusks' shells is an organic-inorganic composite … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Bill Gates breaks ground on first Gen-IV nuclear plant in the US

Bill Gates has helped break ground to mark the construction of the first next-generation nuclear reactor in the United States. The joint project by TerraPower and the Department of Energy plans to build a sodium test reactor in Kemmerer, Wyoming by 2030. Continue Reading Category … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Flaus promises a complete electric flossing in less than 60 seconds

Flossing your teeth on a daily basis can be a time-consuming, fiddly task. The Flaus electric flosser is designed to change that, as it reportedly allows users to perform a thorough and easy flossing in less than one minute. Continue Reading Category: Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyl … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Supmaran is your choice of two standup paddleboards or one catamaran

There are times when you wanna go paddleboarding, and times when you wanna go boating. The Supraman allows you to do either, as it's a modular kit that combines both types of watercraft. Continue Reading Category: Marine, Transport Tags: paddleboarding, Catamaran, Boats, Modular, … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Car/ebike hybrid designed to keep you dry in a downpour

Electric micro-cars make a lot of sense for quietly and cleanly navigating packed inner-city environs. As do ebikes or velomobiles. A French startup has combined all three for the Karbikes pedal-assist quadricycle. Continue Reading Category: Urban Transport, Transport Tags: Car, … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

Multi-story Nest House hovers above Vietnamese urban jungle

The Nest House is a striking example of how contemporary architecture can blend seamlessly with traditional elements to create an inspiring living space. Situated on a modest 4.5 x 16-m (14.7 x 52.5-ft) urban lot in Vietnam, this 150-sq-m (1,615-sq-ft) home encapsulates the dream … | Continue reading | 5 days ago

X-rays light up brain tumor cells – then selectively destroy them

X-rays are known to penetrate the body’s deep tissues, which is why they’re used to deliver cancer radiotherapy. Whereas radiotherapy uses X-ray beams to damage tumor cells’ DNA, killing them, photodynamic therapy uses a different method to achieve the same result. The photons in … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

The sky-high mountain superhighway used by billions of tiny travelers

Regardless of what you may think of insects – if you even think about them at all – they make up around 90% of animal species on the planet and without them we'd see the collapse of ocean and land ecosystems that could ultimately lead to the end of all life on Earth. And most of … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

Spacetime defects uncouple gravity from mass in dark matter alternative

Something seems to be missing from the universe, and the favored model of physics calls it “dark matter” – but despite a century of searching, it remains a no-show. A new paper proposes an alternative hypothesis, showing how gravity could exist without mass and produce many of th … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

'Forgotten' greenhouse gas levels surge 40% since 1980

The fertilizer that supports around half of the food we consume has become one of the leading driver of human-influenced greenhouse gas emissions, with China, India, the US, Brazil and Russia the biggest culprits, according to the new Global Nitrous Oxide (N₂O) Budget report. Con … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

AI discovers new rare-earth-free magnet at 200 times the speed of man

As some entities identify new (or at least overlooked) sources to meet the growing demand for rare earth materials, others are looking toward new tools. UK deep-tech company Materials Nexus announced on Tuesday that it has designed a new rare-earth-free permanent magnet with the … | Continue reading | 6 days ago

K9 GEN4 'hel-mutt' protects action dogs

If your doggo wants to join the armed forces, law enforcement, rescue services, or just look badass while guarding the front lawn, Dark Systems has Fido's back with its DarkFighter K9 helmet (hel-mutt?) GEN4 that combines protection and serious attitude. Continue Reading Category … | Continue reading | 6 days ago