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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 04:51:57 +0000 | C.C. Weiss
Outdoors, C.C. Weiss

The TTE rides on a rugged hot-dipped galvanized chassis

Built by folks who know a thing or two about venturing out to Earth's rockiest, dustiest reaches, the Terra Trek TTE camping trailer tows as a versatile mobile basecamp. During the ride, it tucks down for a lower, more compact ride. At camp, the roof-top tent pops open to create sleeping space, accompanying an outdoor kitchen, solar-backed power system, available auxiliary tent room and plenty of storage space.

.. Continue Reading Terra Trek's ultra-stout trailer eats up the outback and pops to life at camp

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 04:36:51 +0000 | David Szondy
Marine, David Szondy

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A Queensland University of Technology (QUT) team led by Southern Cross University's Professor Peter Harrison has developed the "LarvalBot" underwater robot that, for the first time, has succeeded in reseeding damaged areas of Australia's Great Barrier Reef with heat-tolerant baby coral polyps to help combat the effects of predators and climate change.

.. Continue Reading "LarvalBot" underwater robot delivers first batch of coral babies to the Great Barrier Reef

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 03:44:46 +0000 | Rich Haridy
Computers, Rich Haridy

When we picture a nefarious hacker infiltrating our accounts we like to imagine a super-skilled computer wizard bashing away at a keyboard in front of an epic collection of monitors. But in reality, when many personal accounts are compromised it is because someone simply guessed an obvious password. In a list of the most commonly used passwords of 2018 it was astoundingly revealed that a huge number of people still use "password" as their password.

.. Continue Reading "donald" and "sunshine" join the list of worst passwords for 2018

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:35:23 +0000 | Michael Irving
Space, Michael Irving

An illustration of GJ 3470b, shrouded in a cloud of gas as its atmosphere is stripped ...

According to simulations and models, exoplanet sizes should be spread out relatively evenly. But with the exoplanet tally approaching 4,000, that hasn't really been the case. A type of world dubbed a "hot Neptune" has been conspicuously few and far between, but a new observation may explain why. Hubble has now spotted a hot Neptune named GJ 3470b that's vanishing at a record rate.

.. Continue Reading Hubble spots "hot Neptune" exoplanet that's evaporating at a record rate

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 02:11:02 +0000 | Rich Haridy
Medical, Rich Haridy

A new technique called CRISPRa can increase the expression of a single gene without cutting or ...

An exciting new study from researchers at UC San Francisco has demonstrated how a new kind of CRISPR technique can increase the expression of certain genes, instead of the more traditional technique of actively cutting or editing DNA. The method was tested in mice by targeting two genes associated with hunger, with the animals reducing their food intake and not becoming obese.

.. Continue Reading New CRISPR technique could prevent obesity without cutting or editing a genome

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 01:24:19 +0000 | Nick Lavars
Outdoors, Nick Lavars

Leatherman's Charge+ TTI Damascus

Leatherman has rolled out a limited edition take on one of its premium multitools, offering the typical functionality of its versatile implements but with a dash of Damascus steel. The Charge+ TTI Damascus packs an impressive 19 tools in all, with a cutting edge shaped by centuries of blade-forging history.

.. Continue Reading Leatherman adds a dash of Damascus steel to its high-end Charge+ TTI multitool

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:45:29 +0000 | Rich Haridy
Environment, Rich Haridy

New research suggests organic farming has a greater impact on carbon emissions and the climate than ...

A new international study into the impact of agricultural land use on climate change has found organic food production has a bigger impact on climate change compared to conventional farming due to the fact that it needs greater areas of land to grow produce.

.. Continue Reading The inconvenient truth about the environmental impact of organic farming

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:32:33 +0000 | Nick Lavars
Space, Nick Lavars

Image of the InSight lander on the surface of Mars

NASA's InSight lander may have touched down on the surface of Mars, snapped a couple of selfies and broken a power record, but there remains plenty to learn about the interplanetary robot's immediate surroundings. Mission scientists have gained another fresh perspective on the lander's new home, courtesy of intriguing aerial images snapped by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).

.. Continue Reading Mars orbiter spies InSight lander from space for the first time

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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:05:11 +0000 | Ben Coxworth
Medical, Ben Coxworth

The capsule was 3D-printed in alternating layers of stiff and flexible polymers, helping it to withstand ...

It was just last month that we heard the latest about an experimental multi-dose capsule that stays in the stomach for up to two weeks, gradually releasing medication. The scientists that created it have now taken things further, with a similar capsule that can communicate from within the body using Bluetooth.

.. Continue Reading Bluetooth-equipped capsule communicates from the gut

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Thu, 13 Dec 2018 22:49:07 +0000 | David Szondy
Space, David Szondy

Earth as seen from VSS Unity at the edge of space

After years of preparation, testing, and tragedy, Virgin Galactic has touched the edge of space. This Thursday in the skies over Mojave, California, the company's SpaceShipTwo, VSS Unity, was released from its mothership and fired its hybrid rocket engine for a full minute. This propelled pilots Mark "Forger" Stucky and Frederick "CJ" Sturckow at Mach 3 (1,934 knots, 2,225 mph, 3,581 km/h) to an altitude of 51.4 mi (82.7 km) before returning safely to Earth.

.. Continue Reading Virgin Galactic succeeds in touching space

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