Lawk One AR Glasses give cyclists and others a double eyeful of info
Some cyclists (or other outdoorsy types) like having access to a lot of information, which is often spread out between different devices. The Lawk One AR Glasses, however, put everything together in one place.Continue ReadingCategory: Outdoors, LifestyleTags: Smart Glasses, Augmented Reality, wearable electronics, Cycling, Eyewear, Kickstarter
In a world-first, T-600 heavy lift drone launches anti-sub torpedo
A recent NATO exercise in the waters off the coast of Portugal saw naval drones reach a new level. As part of the exercise, a BAE Systems/Malloy Aeronautics T-600 heavy lift Uncrewed Air System (UAS) air launched an inert Sting Ray training torpedo.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: BAE Systems, drones, Warfare, Weapons
Stanford to bioprint human hearts for implantation into live pigs
Organ transplants can save lives, but they?re plagued by long waiting lists and high chances of rejection. In a major step towards creating new organs on demand, Stanford scientists have now received a contract and funding for experiments to 3D print human hearts and implant them into live pigs.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Bioprinting, 3D bioprinting, 3D Printing, Stanford University, Heart, Heart Failure, Transplant, Cells
New imaging reveals colossal cosmic web lurking in dark distant universe
On the largest scales possible, the universe resembles a web of light spun by an inconceivably large spider. Now, astronomers have detected very faint light from these cosmic web filaments in the deep, dark, distant universe.Continue ReadingCategory: Space, ScienceTags: Caltech, Cosmic, Astronomy, Light, Imaging, Hydrogen, Universe, Keck observatory
Ecocapsule hatches next generation egg-shaped tiny house
Having delivered on its initial promise of an egg-shaped off-grid tiny house, Ecocapsule now plans a new and improved model. Named the Ecocapsule NextGen, the dwelling will maintain the same novel egg-like form but in a more spacious shell.Continue ReadingCategory: Tiny Houses, LifestyleTags: Tiny Footprint, Micro-House, Building and Construction, Off-grid
PlanetCare closes the loop on microplastic pollution from washing machines
Years before Samsung and others started tackling microplastic from machine washes escaping into the environment, there was Slovenia-based PlanetCare. Now the company has announced its second-generation external filter.Continue ReadingCategory: Around The Home, LifestyleTags: Microplastic, Pollution, Laundry, Washing Machine, Filters
Google aims for a better class of Chromebook with new Plus category
More than a decade since the first low-powered but fuss-free, easy-to-use, inexpensive laptops running Chrome OS were launched, Google has now announced the Chromebook Plus program ? a new performance-focused category with built-in AI.Continue ReadingCategory: Laptops, TechnologyTags: Google, Chromebook, Asus, Acer, Hp, Lenovo
Review: 2024 Mercedes-AMG EQE X4 SUV impresses
There are now two Mercedes-Benz EQE models. One is a car, the other an SUV. Both are electric and both are great entries into the emerging EV market. We spent some time behind the wheel of the 2024 Mercedes-Benz AMG EQE 600 4Matic and were impressed.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Battery+Electric+Vehicle, Crossover, Electric Vehicles, Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes-AMG, SUV, Reviews
Nobel prize awarded to scientists who set stage for mRNA COVID vaccines
The 2023 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to biochemist Katalin Karik? and immunologist Drew Weissman for discoveries that enabled the development of mRNA vaccines against COVID-19.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Nobel prizes, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Vaccines, RNA, Disease, Cells
Scientists get fat cells do the heavy lifting for weight loss
Finding the molecular key that will see fat tissue turn from white to brown has huge potential for obesity treatments, and for weight loss in general. Yet the cellular code has been a hard one to crack. Now, scientists believe they?ve edged a step closer, demonstrating how by inhibiting the histone decetylase 11 (HDAC11) enzyme, which controls adipose (fat) tissue function, white fat cells are forced to churn through energy due to the ramped-up activity of the uncoupling protein 1 (UCP1).Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Obesity, University of Colorado, Cells, Fat cells, Beige fat, Brown fat
Chronic stress linked to two-fold risk of Alzheimer's disease
Chronic stress can take a sizeable toll on the body, including higher risks of obesity, graying hair, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. And it appears it may be just as damaging to our brains.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, Stress, Chronic, Depression, Brain
Sesame seed-sized radar senses movements a fraction of the width of a hair
Engineers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have developed a new radar sensor that can pick up movements just 100th the width of a human hair. Better yet, the sensor itself is only the size of a sesame seed and is energy efficient.Continue ReadingCategory: TechnologyTags: Radar, Sensor, Sensors, UC Davis
R30 electric day cruiser revealed ahead of official December launch
Former Tesla exec John Vo swapped electric cars for boats late last year with the launch of the Blue Innovations Group. Now the Florida-based startup has announced its new flagship leisure craft, the R30 electric day cruiser.Continue ReadingCategory: Marine, TransportTags: Electric Boats, Cruisers, Boats
US congressman held up at gunpoint by Washington carjackers
Texas Democrat Henry Cuellar, 68, victim of carjacking in Navy Yard neighborhood on Monday night but was not physically hurtThe US congressman Henry Cuellar was robbed of his car at gunpoint on Monday evening in Washington, but he was not physically harmed, according to his office.A statement from Cuellar?s chief of staff said the 68-year-old Texas Democrat was parking his car when three armed assailants approached him and stole the vehicle, his phone, his computer tablet and his sushi dinner. Continue reading...
Trial of former cryptocurrency star Sam Bankman-Fried begins in Manhattan
Ex-CEO and founder of FTX faces seven conspiracy and fraud counts for allegedly siphoning billions in investors? moneyThe criminal trial of the former cryptocurrency mogul Sam Bankman-Fried began on Tuesday, with jury selection getting under way in a Manhattan federal court.Bankman-Fried, who founded the cryptocurrency exchange FTX and associated hedge fund Alameda Research, is facing trial on finance crimes stemming from the shocking collapse of FTX. Before its sudden downfall last year, FTX was valued at around $32bn. Continue reading...
Onewheel electric skateboards are recalled in the US after four deaths
Owners of Future Motion?s monowheeled boards are advised to stop using them immediatelyAll models of Onewheel self-balancing electric skateboards have been recalled after reports of at least four deaths and multiple injuries, federal regulators have said.The 300,000 monowheeled boards, manufactured by the California-based Future Motion, can stop balancing a rider correctly if certain limits are exceeded, which can create risk of serious crashes, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said. Continue reading...
Kevin McCarthy faces House vote on motion to remove him as speaker
Vote expected on Tuesday afternoon after hard-right Florida congressman Matt Gaetz files motion to vacateHouse speaker vote ? live updatesThe House was expected to vote on Tuesday afternoon on a motion to remove Kevin McCarthy from the speaker?s chair, as the Republican leader?s prospects for keeping his position looked increasingly grim.Congressman Matt Gaetz introduced the motion to vacate on Monday night, as the hard-right lawmaker from Florida continued to rail against McCarthy for collaborating with Democrats to avoid a government shutdown over the weekend. Continue reading...
Emergency alert to be tested on US cellphones, TV and radio on Wednesday
Test by Federal Emergency Management Agency scheduled for 2.20pm eastern time A test for the US emergency alert system will be conducted on Wednesday, but it is already being met with internet conspiracy theories.The nationwide test is scheduled for 2.20pm ET and will play on US cellphones and TV and radio stations. Continue reading...
House to soon begin voting on attempt to block McCarthy removal – live
House is soon voting on attempt to block the motion to remove Kevin McCarthy as speakerIn brief comments to reporters after meeting with Republican lawmakers, Kevin McCarthy sounded fatalistic about surviving the motion to remove him as speaker of the House brought by far-right insurgents.?If five Republicans go with Democrats, then I?m out,? McCarthy said.Joe Biden?s son Hunter is set to be arraigned in a Delaware court on Tuesday in a politically fraught case that could unfold in the heat of the US president?s 2024 re-election campaign.Hunter, 53, the first child of a sitting president to be indicted, is expected to plead not guilty to unlawfully possessing a gun as an illegal drug user and lying about his drug use on a background check form when he bought a Colt Cobra revolver in 2018. Continue reading...
Gambling and crypto lobbyists pay £3k to sit alongside Tory ministers
Amazon and TikTok representatives also among those attending ?policy? discussions at party conferenceUK politics live ? latest updatesLobbyists from TikTok, Amazon and gambling and crypto companies paid more than ?3,000 a head to sit with ministers as part of the Conservative party?s business day, where Rishi Sunak set out his pitch to stop big corporations being wooed by Labour.Senior ministers including Michael Gove, the levelling up secretary; John Whittingdale, a media minister; Robert Jenrick, the immigration minister; and James Cartlidge, a defence procurement minister, hosted tables of guests who had paid for access to the ?policy? discussions. Continue reading...
UK weather: south of England forecast to be as hot as Ibiza this weekend
Temperatures expected to reach 26C in parts of the south-east, but rain moving in from the west before thenParts of the UK could be as hot as Ibiza at the weekend, with predicted temperatures up to six degrees above the October average, the Met Office said.The ?unseasonably warm weather? will cover much of the south of England, where temperatures are expected to reach the mid-20s, and possibly even higher, on Saturday and Sunday. Continue reading...
Teenager?s attempt to deflect conversion instead diverted ball over own side?s posts, denying his team victoryOwn goals are, unfortunately, an occupational hazard for defenders in football.But an overenthusiastic Scottish teenager has managed to score a vanishingly rare rugby version and deny his team a win. Continue reading...
Suella Braverman claims ‘hurricane’ of mass migration coming to UK
Home secretary uses populist speech at Tory conference to attack Human Rights Act and ?luxury beliefs? of liberal-leaning votersSuella Braverman has warned of a ?hurricane? of mass migration and attacked the ?luxury beliefs? of liberal-leaning people in a populist speech aimed at cementing her position as a standard-bearer of the Conservative right.In a claim that will anger lawyers, judges and some within her own party, the home secretary told delegates at the Tory party conference that the Human Rights Act should be renamed the ?Criminal Rights Act?. Continue reading...
Braverman suggests support for immigration is a ‘luxury belief’ and claims ‘hurricane’ of mass migration is coming – as it happened
Home secretary says Tories were ?too squeamish? in past to deal with immigration properly from fear of being called racist. This live blog is closedSuella Braverman claims ?hurricane? of mass migration coming to UKThe proceeedings in the main hall at the Conservative conference opened this morning with a speech from a member praising the party?s record on gay rights. Steve Barclay, the health secretary, is speaking now, and he will be announcing plans to ban trans women from female hospital wards. The Daily Telegraph has splashed on the story.On a visit this morning Suella Braverman, the home secretary, said she backed the idea. She said:Trans women have no place in women?s wards or indeed any safe space relating to biological women.And the health secretary is absolutely right to clarify and make it clear that biological men should not have treatments in the same wards and in the same safe spaces as biological women. Continue reading...
UK could rent space in foreign jails to ease shortage of cells
?Half-baked? plan unveiled at Tory conference is a sign of failure to tackle problem of overcrowding, say Labour and reformersThe UK will seek to rent prison space from foreign countries to combat the shortage of domestic jail places, under plans announced at the Conservative party conference.The Tories said that they have already begun exploratory discussions with possible partners in Europe, with plans that would be introduced when parliamentary time permits. Continue reading...