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Scientists create first-ever lab-grown reptile skin

55 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Growing human skin in the laboratory has advanced to the point where it's used to create skin grafts for burn victims, but it hasn't been possible to do the same with non-mammals – until now. Scientists led by the United States Geological...Show More Summary

Preserving reef ecology by putting plastic in the ocean

55 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With its calcium carbonate structure, reef-forming coralline algae has an ecological function very similar to that of coral. And, as is the case with coral reefs in general, the algae is currently at risk due to global warming and ocean acidification. Show More Summary

Killswitch lets mountain bikers do two things at once

57 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

When you're climbing a hill on a full-suspension mountain bike, you get considerably more pedalling efficiency if you lock out the rear suspension. A lot of riders don't bother, though, especially since they might forget and leave it locked afterwards. Show More Summary

Chinese province runs on 100 percent renewables for a week

57 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

China may be the world's biggest polluter, but the country is certainly taking commendable steps towards a cleaner energy future. The latest example is a trial conducted in the country's northwest, which saw the Qinghai Province runShow More Summary

UGears launches mechanical hurdy gurdy kit to build and play

58 minutes agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Stringed instruments bowed by a wheel cranked by hand have been around for centuries, and come in many shapes and sizes. Inspired by 16th century instruments, mechanical model maker UGears has created what it's calling the gem of its...Show More Summary

Computer in a cable gives hotel TVs some smarts

13 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Thanks to set-top boxes, dongles and so-called smart televisions, big screen entertainment for today's frequent traveler can be served up over the internet, rather than via cable or satellite. Looking for a way to offer smart TV functionality...Show More Summary

Baluchon's Ostara puts the tiny back into tiny houses

14 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

We've seen lots of very large tiny houses lately and towable dwellings do seem to be getting steadily larger on the whole, but for those who prefer a tiny house that's, well, tiny, French firm Baluchon's latest model may be of interest. Show More Summary

"Mind reading" technology can now decode complex thoughts

17 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

In the past, "mind reading" systems have been able to guess what single-digit number a person might be thinking of, but deeper thoughts have been beyond the technology's reach. Now, a team from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has developed...Show More Summary

Transforming travel adapter packs an auto-resetting fuse

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

With different plugs, voltages and outputs in different regions around the world, well-traveled globetrotters know the value of a versatile travel adapter. Many are designed with fuses to protect electronics from surges, but replacing them and lugging spares around can be a hassle. Show More Summary

Arcadia A85S cruises on diesel, floats on solar power

18 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Look past their overt flashiness, and some luxury yachts offer fascinating takes on how to effectively use limited space. With a simple hull design, airy interior and auxiliary solar power system, the Arcadia A85S aims to pack a clean,...Show More Summary

MIT origami algorithm creates any 3D shape with minimal seams

19 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Back in 1999, Erik Domaine was a PhD student who created an algorithm that determined the folding patterns necessary to turn a piece of paper into any 3D shape. However, the algorithm was far from perfect, often resulting in an inefficient final product with many visible seams. Show More Summary

Laser as bright as a billion Suns alters fundamental physics of light and matter

20 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Physicists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have created the brightest light ever produced on Earth, and it could be the first step towards more powerful X-ray technology. The researchers focused their Diocles Laser to a brightness...Show More Summary

First all-electric Aston Martin to debut in 2019

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Aston Martin has been playing with the concept of an electric Rapide for a while now, but the engineers in Gaydon have never followed through and delivered a production version. Now, after a few false starts, the company has unveiled...Show More Summary

Magnetic implants keep "dancing eyes" in place

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Nystagmus is a condition involving an involuntary flickering of the eyes. Resulting in reduced or limited vision, this condition that affects nearly one in 400 people, and is euphemistically referred to as "dancing eyes". A new procedure...Show More Summary

NASA's supersonic X-plane project passes key milestone

21 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Those still nostalgic about the Concorde can take heart because a new era of supersonic flight just came a step closer. NASA says that its Quiet Supersonic Transport (QueSST) project has passed its preliminary design review (PDR), opening...Show More Summary

Punchy M40i headlines high-tech third-generation BMW X3

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The BMW X3 was one of the first mid-size luxury four-wheel drives on the market back in 2003, before the second-generation car refined the formula in 2010. Now, in the midst of stiff competition from all angles, BMW has whipped the covers...Show More Summary

Wonka-style multi-directional elevator is finally a reality

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

After unveiling its Multi concept in 2014, German engineering conglomerate ThyssenKrupp has made its vision of a cable-free, Willy Wonka-style elevator design a reality. Over the past few years the company has been constructing a 246-m...Show More Summary

First firing of a high-energy laser weapon from a helicopter

22 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Laser weapons have been tested on ships, planes, and even armored vehicles, but Raytheon has pushed the envelope further again by successfully testing a high-energy laser mounted on an Apache AH-64 attack helicopter. According to the...Show More Summary

Nintendo's Super NES Classic Edition includes a long-lost sequel

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If you're kicking yourself for missing the sold-out Nintendo Classic Mini NES, now's the time to start your preorder engines. Nintendo has just announced a follow-up in the form of the Super NES Classic Edition, which recreates the 16-bit...Show More Summary

UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, sets sail for the first time

23 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Another line was written in the history books today as the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy set sail for the first time. Under the guidance of a flotilla of super tugs, the aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth set out from...Show More Summary

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