Astronauts may soon be drinking their own “pee water” via real-world stillsuits

In the not-too-distant future, astronauts could be drinking water harvested from their own urine, courtesy of a Dune-inspired system integrated into their spacesuit. If nothing else, it should certainly beat just peeing into a diaper.Continue ReadingCa… Continue reading Astronauts may soon be drinking their own “pee water” via real-world stillsuits

Better-performing prosthetic foot replicates the bones of the real thing

Imagine if one (or both) of your feet couldn’t conform to uneven walking surfaces, or flex to spring you forward with each step. That’s what it’s like for most people who have prosthetic feet, although an experimental new foot could change that.Continu… Continue reading Better-performing prosthetic foot replicates the bones of the real thing

Magura bike tech ensures both brakes get in on the stopping action

If you shy away from applying your bike’s front brake, you’re not alone. That’s why Magura created its Integral Braking System (IBS), which automatically modulates stopping power between both brakes via a single hand-pull.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicy… Continue reading Magura bike tech ensures both brakes get in on the stopping action

New microwave process could let astronauts make bricks out of moon dust

Scientists have developed what could be a much quicker and easier technique for astronauts to make building-construction bricks out of lunar soil. The secret lies in heating that moon dust, then sticking it in an aerospace-grade microwave oven.Continue… Continue reading New microwave process could let astronauts make bricks out of moon dust

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‘Air curtain’ hard hat works like an invisible face mask

A new device has been shown to protect wearers from airborne viruses while leaving their face mask-free. It blocks microbes via a curtain of air which has itself been pretreated to kill any viruses present within it.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearables,… Continue reading ‘Air curtain’ hard hat works like an invisible face mask

Sports fields could cool cities via rainwater stored beneath turf

Artificial-turf sports and playground fields may be more durable and require less maintenance than those covered in natural grass, but they also get very hot during warm weather. Scientists have devised a natural method of cooling them – and the cities… Continue reading Sports fields could cool cities via rainwater stored beneath turf

New one-click valve promises to revolutionize bike tire inflation

German manufacturer Schwalbe has revealed what it says will become the industry standard in bicycle tire valve systems. Known as Clik Valve, the setup is claimed to be much easier to use than existing systems, and to boost air flow by up to 50%.Continu… Continue reading New one-click valve promises to revolutionize bike tire inflation

Survue uses AI brains to spot vehicles that may hit cyclists

If you were asked to think of things that may be made obsolete by AI, bicycle radar systems probably wouldn’t be at the top of the list. That could soon be the case, however, if the Survue lives up to its maker’s claims.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycl… Continue reading Survue uses AI brains to spot vehicles that may hit cyclists