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Land Rover Backpacker Concept Traveling Vehicle by Edwin 2019-07-12 07:23:55Talk about how reductionism can lead for a better traveling experience, Land Rover BackPacker is a concept traveling vehicle that questions about spac

JoanGlass – Smart Glasses System Treats Stress, Anxiety, 2019-07-12 05:22:27Inspired by his mother that suffered from schizophrenia, Matt Wolf has designed JoanGlass, it’s a concept smart glasses system that helps to tre

Modular Hand Tools for Most Tools That You 2019-07-11 14:36:34Modular Hand Tools is not your traditional, heavy hand tool sets. It’s an innovative set designed with modular feature to allow you to create co

Absolute Cycling One – Smart Cycling Computer with 2019-07-11 07:50:50We believe that by removing all distractions, we leave you with the one thing that cycling is all about: You and your ride. Absolute Cycling has creat

Clockwork GameShell – Open Source Portable Retro Game 2019-07-11 05:01:16Clockwork GameShell might seem overpriced as a retro game console, but it’s actually a nice gaming device when you are into DIY scene, modding,

BetterBin Litter Basket Design Competition Wants to Redesign 2019-07-10 16:42:01BetterBin Litter Basket Design Competition wants to design the next generation of litter baskets. Together, NYC Department of Sanitation, Van Alen Ins

Stylish Knog Oi Luxe Bike Bell Delivers Good 2019-07-10 08:12:56Bike bells don’t have to look and sound ugly, here’s Oi Luxe from Knog. It’s a bike bell that looks stylish sitting on the bike&rsqu

Sovico Capital Park – a Unique Complex with 2019-07-10 03:37:18Submitted by INK Architects, Project Sovico has many purposes, one of them is to keep the current landscape and create a unique complex with multifunc

Bird Cruiser Micro Mobility as Part of Shared 2019-07-09 14:05:12Bird Cruiser is part of global feet of shared vehicles, it’s a modern electric scooter that accommodates up to two adults. This new seated elect

Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones for Breathtaking Sound 2019-07-09 12:04:33Just your favorite music, and nothing else. Sony WF-1000XM3 Wireless Noise-Canceling Headphones promise you to make outside world on hold while you en

Euroasfalt x 2sympleks SmartPass – A Smart Pedestrian 2019-07-08 11:47:56Developed by Euroasfalt and designed by 2sympleks, Smartpass is an upgraded version of smart pedestrian crossing system. This project aims to increase

Sierra Modern Home Studio Smart Table with Built-in 2019-07-08 07:07:00Simple, elegant, and functional. These three words describe Sierra Modern Home Studio Smart Table. Standing at 25 inches tall, this contemporary table

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Irish puffins ditch flying altogether when foraging for 2019-07-10 10:21:20Researchers have discovered that Irish puffins are now using tidal currents to drift between food patches instead of flying to save energy. The post

DIAS highlights Irish connections to moon landing 2019-07-10 07:22:02As the month of July continues, DIAS will run a number of other events to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing. The post DIAS highlights Iri

Breakthrough protein discovery could help ‘ZAP’ HIV-related viruses 2019-07-10 06:44:33A newly identified protein might be the missing piece for an antiviral weapon to destroy viruses related to HIV. The post Breakthrough protein discov

5 unsung science heroes who inspired today’s breakthrough 2019-07-10 05:00:30Five top researchers reveal who their unsung science heroes are and why they should be more well known. The post 5 unsung science heroes who inspired

High-res image of snipped CRISPR enzyme offers new 2019-07-09 07:08:03For the first time, the before and after images of the Cas9 enzyme used in CRISPR gene editing have been captured in clear detail. The post High-res

Patients with empathetic doctors are at reduced risk 2019-07-09 06:16:58Patients reporting better experiences of empathy in the first 12 months after diagnosis have a significantly lower risk of death over the subsequent 1

EPA warns which Dublin city streets pose a 2019-07-09 05:18:47Findings from the EPA show that some Dublin city centre locations may exceed safe EU levels for nitrogen dioxide caused by road traffic. The post EPA

Lower-income homes twice as likely to live shorter 2019-07-09 04:00:59A study of more than 300,000 people has linked prolonged exposure to air pollution to chronic lung disease and faster ageing. The post Lower-income h

Record-breaking particle accelerator discovered in heart of Crab 2019-07-08 10:01:49Chinese and Japanese astronomers have detected the most powerful gamma rays recorded so far from an explosion that occurred 1,000 years ago. The post

Cases of ‘leaky oesophagus’ on the rise, but 2019-07-08 05:01:00Cases of ‘leaky oesophagus’ are on the rise, but a new discovery could offer hope for treating a disease we know little about. The post Ca

How a new gin made from peas could 2019-07-04 09:45:23Gin is the tipple of choice right now, especially in the middle of summer, but producing it brings little benefit for our environment. The post How a

Irish Research Council awards 10 projects €1.6m to 2019-07-04 09:33:12Successful researchers chosen by the Irish Research Council will carry out their work both in Ireland and abroad, gaining intersectoral and interdisci

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The need-to-know takeaways from VidCon 2019 New! 2019-07-15 13:27:35VidCon, the annual summit in Anaheim, CA for social media stars and their fans to meet each other drew over 75,000 attendees over last week and this p

Brave Care, backed by Y Combinator, is an New! 2019-07-15 12:40:05Brave Care is an urgent care facility for pediatric care that costs, on average, about 80% less than a pediatric ER visit. Darius Monsef and his co-fo

‘The Operators’: Understanding your user – The art New! 2019-07-15 12:28:10The Operators highlights the experts building the products and companies that drive the tech industry. Speaking from experience at companies like AirB

Serena Williams, Mark Cuban invest $3 million in New! 2019-07-15 08:00:24Tennis superstar and mom to a 22-month-old, Serena Williams has joined Mark Cuban to invest $3 million seed funding in Mahmee, a startup working towar

48-hours only: 2-for-1 sale on passes to Disrupt New! 2019-07-15 07:32:45We’re in a celebratory mood here at TechCrunch — it’s Prime day after all. So we’re setting you up for serious savings on pass

Customer data management company Amperity raises $50M New! 2019-07-15 07:00:58Amperity is announcing that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding. The company offers what co-founder and CEO Kabir Shahani said is the abilit

Hero Labs raises £2.5M for its ultrasonic device New! 2019-07-15 04:00:39Hero Labs, a London-based startup that is developing “smart” technology to help prevent water leaks in U.K. properties, has raised £

Kibus is like a Keurig for your pet 2019-07-14 09:03:20In a pitch during a recent meeting at Brinc’s Hong Kong headquarters, the Barcelona-based team behind Kibus Petcare was quick to point out that

Week-in-Review: Google’s never-ending autonomous road trip 2019-07-14 07:00:34Hello, weekend readers. This is Week-in-Review, where I give a heavy amount of analysis and/or rambling thoughts on one story while scouring the rest

Phuture Foods is creating a plant-based pork substitute 2019-07-14 06:08:51We met with a handful of Brinc’s top startups earlier this week during a visit to the accelerator’s Hong Kong headquarters. The lion&rsquo

Is blitzscaling killing early employee equity opportunities? 2019-07-13 11:38:51Silicon Valley has many dreams. One dream — the Hollywood version anyway — is for a down-and-out founder to begin tinkering and coding in

Startups Weekly: Zoom, Superhuman and small reactions to 2019-07-13 08:00:27In this week's newsletter: An inside look at TechCrunch's Mobility Conference, Credita's big fundraise and Bumble's bad week.

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Florida cyberattacks highlight need for better security 2019-07-02 18:00:07Three Florida cities have faced cyberattacks this month, two of which paid ransoms to recover their systems. While the FBI discourages paying off hack

How technology has improved rescue searches in the 2019-07-02 18:00:07As GPS technology improves, rescue teams are using digital maps and phone applications to fine tune their searches. Volunteers, who attribute the succ

Face off? Americans fear privacy loss to recognition 2019-07-02 18:00:07Police departments and tech companies are using facial recognition software, and that has profound implications for privacy and anonymity. 

Move over, Bitcoin. Facebook has its own plans 2019-07-02 18:00:07Despite an ongoing investigation into its privacy policies and the first major antitrust probe into Big Tech, Facebook has announced its plans to esta

House launches investigation into Big Tech 2019-07-02 18:00:07The House Judiciary Committee will start its investigation into Silicon Valley and Big Tech this week. The investigation, which has bipartisan support

How to get teens to text less? Have 2019-07-02 18:00:07A "media scout" program in Germany partners older and younger students in a mentorship effort aimed at teaching safe, sane technology use. Its succe

San Francisco may become first U.S. city to 2019-07-02 18:00:07If San Francisco adopts a ban, other cities, states, or even Congress could follow, with lawmakers looking to curtail government surveillance. Bu

Walmart tests in-store AI with cameras and sensors 2019-07-02 18:00:07The retailer is experimenting with digitization in one of its New York stores to manage it more efficiently, improve the shopping experience, and comp

Musk plans to roll out fully self-driving Tesla 2019-07-02 18:00:07Tesla CEO Elon Musk appears confident he can beat more than 60 other U.S. companies to put fully self-driving cars on the road. But critics say Mr. Mu

After Easter bombings, Sri Lanka blocks social media 2019-07-02 18:00:07Sri Lanka has blocked Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram after Sunday's attacks left hundreds dead. The government fears the spread of inflammatory "

Why Wendell Berry is still not going to 2019-07-02 18:00:07In 1988, Wendell Berry shocked the world by declaring that he was not going to buy a computer. Three decades later, he hasn’t looked back.

India's Election Commission wrestles with fake information 2019-07-02 18:00:07Fake political news is proliferating on social media ahead of India's election. Several platforms agreed to adhere to a voluntary code of ethics to c

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Wearable SubCruiser Underwater Scooter New! 2019-07-15 13:00:00The AquaBeyond SubCruiser wearable underwater scooter gives a boost of power to snorkelers for extra maneuverability.

Nanostructured Material Fights Future Cavities New! 2019-07-15 07:00:00A nanostructured antibacterial cavity filling fights bacteria without chemicals.

Illuminated Surgical Patty Reduces Complications 2019-07-15 01:00:00A wireless light for use during surgeries reduces the chances of complications by making it easier for surgeons to focus on the task at hand.

Cucumber Tendrils Inspire Artifical Muscles 2019-07-14 19:00:00Artificial muscles inspired by cucumber tendrils could have applications in both robotics and medical devices.

Jellyfishbot Could Deliver Targeted Treatment 2019-07-14 07:00:00An innovative Jellyfishbot could deliver drugs in the body and also help study the environment.

Hydrogel Harvests Fresh Water with Sunlight 2019-07-14 01:00:00A hydrogel able to harvest fresh water from ocean air offers a new source of water for arid coastal regions.

Haptic Vest Guides Rescue Dogs 2019-07-13 19:00:00A haptic vest for search and rescue dogs would allow handlers to guide the animals even when out of sight and earshot.

Nanomedic SpinCare Heals Wounds with a Second Skin 2019-07-13 13:00:00The SpinCare device from Nanomedic covers wounds with a nanofiber ‘skin’ that protects the area and never needs changing.

Mondi Group Plastic Made from Worst Waste 2019-07-13 01:00:00A new flexible plastic from the Mondi Group incorporates at least 20 percent recycled, post-consumer plastic of the worst kind.

Scubapro Galileo HUD Mask-Mounted Dive Computer 2019-07-12 19:00:00The Scubapro Galileo HUD Mask-Mounted Dive Computer displays important information in the diver’s field of view.

Toray Eco-Friendly Water-Repellant Nylon 2019-07-12 07:00:00An innovative new water-repellant nylon textile from Toray Industries can be manufactured with less cost to the environment.

C Seed World's Largest Retractable TV 2019-07-12 01:00:00Hailed as the world’s largest outdoor TV, the C Seed 301 will rise from its underground lair to offer a 25-foot screen able to withstand wind an

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Try CuriosityStream Free for One Week, and Then 2019-07-12 14:00:18 If you’re a documentary junkie, you already know that your thirst for knowledge can’t ever be completely slaked, only temporarily subdued

Scientists Created Dairy-Free Ice Cream From GM Yeast 2019-07-12 13:33:21 A team of scientists from the dairy-free products company Perfect Day Foods just created a creamy ice cream using genetically modified yeast. They en

Watch an MIT Robot Attempt the Bottle Cap 2019-07-12 13:25:42 Challenge Accepted In the world of robotics, Baxter is something of a celebrity, and now, the bot is starting to act like one — by putting its

Gene Therapy Restores Vision in Blind Mice 2019-07-12 13:03:34 Thanks to a new gene therapy targeting specific cells in the eye, blind mice regained the ability to see. A team of neuroscientists developed a treat

This 23andMe DNA Test Lets You Take Control 2019-07-12 12:25:56 Your DNA can’t tell you everything about yourself. It can’t tell you your favorite work of art. I can’t tell you why you love the p

5 Ways Singularity University is Exploring Artificial Intelligence 2019-07-12 12:17:25 This is an issue many of us contemplate as our lives become increasingly intertwined with technology. AI is impacting nearly every major industry, wh

Japanese Probe Returns to Site of Asteroid Bombing, 2019-07-12 11:40:05 Hayabusa-2, the Japanese space probe that spent the last several months visiting, harvesting, and bombing the crap out of a distant asteroid, just su

Trump: Cryptocurrencies Are “Not Money,” “Based on Thin 2019-07-12 11:00:54 U.S. President Donald Trump has a new target for his Twitter rants: crypotook to Twitter to has little faith in cryptocurrencies. “I am not a f

This “Artificial Muscle” is 60 Times Stronger Than 2019-07-12 10:47:21 A team of scientists figured out a surprisingly simple way to create muscles that can lift 1,000 times their own weight: they tightly coiled-up commo

Former Employee Admits to Copying Tesla’s Autopilot Code 2019-07-12 10:31:15 In March, Tesla filed a lawsuit against Guangzhi Cao, a former employee who left the company in January. The lawsuit alleges that Cao uploaded full c

Facebook’s “Superhuman” Poker AI Out-Bluffs World’s Top Players 2019-07-12 09:34:01 An artificial intelligence created by Facebook’s AI lab and researchers from Carnegie Mellon University just beat a team of 12 of the world&rsq

Astronauts on the ISS Are About to Get 2019-07-12 09:30:19 NASA and Nickelodeon are teaming up to try to get kids excited about space — by sliming some astronauts. On July 21, a SpaceX Dragon spacecraft

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Can Sci-Fi Writers Prepare Us for an Uncertain 2019-07-12 09:00:00Businesses and public policy makers are tapping novelists to imagine the path forward. But how much stock should we put in the predictions of storytel

The Death of a Patient and the Future 2019-07-11 09:00:00Poop transplants work so well against some infections that they’re becoming a first line of defense. But two bad incidents raise questions about

A New and Terrifying Tick, a 3D-Printed Shoe 2019-06-28 16:30:36Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

The Terrifying Unknowns of an Exotic Invasive Tick 2019-06-28 06:00:00The Asian longhorned tick showed up in the US last year and has flourished in unexpected places. And it's biting humans.

Facebook’s Libra Cryptocurrency Betrays the Company’s True Ambitions 2019-06-26 08:00:00The social network wants to enable easy, inexpensive global commerce, sure. But its ultimate goals are a little more … geopolitical.

The Challenge of Helping Blind People Navigate Indoors 2019-06-25 08:00:00The very existence of Indoor Explorer, which uses Bluetooth beacons to map public indoor spaces, has profound implications for the debate over the rol

Instagram Is Sweet and Sort of Boring—but the 2019-06-24 06:00:00One minute you're receiving representations of the good life; the next you have a chance to wake up and buy something that will improve your social w

Facebook’s Libra Reveals Silicon Valley’s Naked Ambition 2019-06-19 16:09:31Cloaked in the guise of making the world a better place, the cryptocurrency project is really another attempt to go big or go home.

The YouTubers Who Changed the Landscape for #NaturalHair 2019-06-18 13:03:48“It’s just hair, but it’s more than that. Every culture has held meaning in hair."

How Ava DuVernay Made Sure the Central Park 2019-06-12 08:00:00The filmmaker’s riveting documentary "When They See Us" tells the story of five men convicted—wrongly—of rape. It brings the story

Are Facebook Ads Discriminatory? It’s Complicated 2019-06-11 11:00:00The company’s system for targeting ads is under fire for gender and ethnic bias. In some cases, the cure could be worse than the disease.

Fans Are Better Than Tech at Organizing Information 2019-06-11 07:00:00Archive of Our Own, the fanfiction database recently nominated for a Hugo, has perfected a system of tagging that the rest of the web could emulate.

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