Wearable ultrasound patch could warn of cardiovascular problems

It goes without saying that the earlier someone can be warned of an impending heart attack or stroke, the better. A new skin patch could provide such warnings, by sending ultrasound pulses into the wearer’s body.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, Scien… Continue reading Wearable ultrasound patch could warn of cardiovascular problems

Subterranean garage designed to keep classic cars in top condition

Commissioned to create a private showroom for a collection of enviable cars, Arup and Unism have designed a cave-like lair that would be meticulously engineered to help ensure the vehicles are kept in perfect condition.Continue ReadingCategory: Archite… Continue reading Subterranean garage designed to keep classic cars in top condition

Mars InSight reveals first crust-to-core snapshot of Red Planet

NASA’s Mars InSight has provided … well, insight, into the inner workings of the Red Planet. By monitoring “marsquakes” over the past two years the instrument has allowed scientists to measure the thickness and composition of Mars’ crust, mantle and co… Continue reading Mars InSight reveals first crust-to-core snapshot of Red Planet

Simple RNA tweak boosts potato and rice yields by 50 percent

Food security is a major potential problem, especially in the face of climate change. Now, researchers have shown that manipulating RNA in plants can drastically boost the amount of food they produce, and make them more resistant to drought conditions…. Continue reading Simple RNA tweak boosts potato and rice yields by 50 percent

AlphaFold predicts structures for nearly every protein in the human body

Last year DeepMind put forward a compelling a solution to a 50-year-old science problem, demonstrating how its AlphaFold AI could predict the 3D structures of unique proteins, laying the groundwork for a new era of biological discovery. The company has… Continue reading AlphaFold predicts structures for nearly every protein in the human body

Garmin Smart Glide acts as co-pilot in engine shutdown air emergencies

Garmin International is trying to take the pressure off of pilots caught in an engine shutdown emergency with its Smart Glide safety tool. Part of the company’s Autonomí family of autonomous flight technologies, its function is to reduce the pilot’s em… Continue reading Garmin Smart Glide acts as co-pilot in engine shutdown air emergencies

LG’s air purifying face mask now comes with built-in mic and speakers

LG has updated its PuriCare Wearable Air Purifier mask by incorporating a microphone and speaker to make it easier to talk. The new device will appear first in Thailand in August with other parts of the world to follow.Continue ReadingCategory: Wearabl… Continue reading LG’s air purifying face mask now comes with built-in mic and speakers

Autonomous racing drone claims landmark victory against human pilots

One of the many ways researchers are working to improve the performance of autonomous drones is by having them compete against humans in the business of racing them. It takes some skill to pilot a tiny quadcopter through confined spaces at blistering s… Continue reading Autonomous racing drone claims landmark victory against human pilots

New molten salt battery for grid-scale storage runs at low temp and cost

As renewable forms of power like wind and solar continue to gain prominence, there will be a need for creative solutions when it comes to storing energy from sources that are intermittent by nature. One potential solution is known as a molten salt batt… Continue reading New molten salt battery for grid-scale storage runs at low temp and cost

Alphavan 4×4 camper emerges as an off-grid backcountry smart home

German conversion company Alphavan presented one of the most impressive (and large) camper vans of 2020 with its eponymous 290-in (736-cm) two-bedroom Sprinter camper, a van built to carry mountain bikes to camp before sleeping a family of four in full… Continue reading Alphavan 4×4 camper emerges as an off-grid backcountry smart home