Game-changing nanostrings vibrate longer than any solid-state material

"Imagine a swing that, once pushed, keeps swinging for almost 100 years because it loses almost no energy through the ropes." So says a Delft University of Technology researcher who has helped his team accomplish a parallel feat at the nanoscale.

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Titanium Xbar packs a blade, pry bar, bottle opener and hex wrenches

A lot of multitools boast a ton of features, but such products often just end up being cluttered and confusing. The no-nonsense titanium Xbar sticks to the essentials, with a pry bar, bottle opener, hex wrenches and a fold-out cutting blade .

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Spiky stainless steel and copper delivers one-two punch to bacteria

To help combat the rise of antibiotic-resistant bacteria, researchers have been experimenting for years with drug-free methods to blast disease-causing bugs. A new type of stainless steel does exactly that, in a convenient and affordable way.

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EV charging “trees” ready for planting on a street near you

Back in March, not only did Gravity open the fastest EV charging station in the US, but the company also unveiled a super-quick curbside charger. Now a new on-street system has been revealed that will see "DEAP Trees" raising the charging game.

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Skinny apartment building slots perfectly into super-slim inner-city plot

Modern cities are full of unused plots typically considered too small to build housing on, but a skinny apartment building by ISA shows that with a little ingenuity, shrewd designers can make use of even the most awkward piece of land.

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Sonos puts personal home theater sound on your head with Ace debut

After years of bubbling online rumors, Sonos has finally revealed its first attempt to break into the overcrowded headphone market with the Ace wireless over-ears – which are clearly looking to dethrone the likes of Sony, Bose and Apple.

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Ridiculously simple idea cuts cargo ship emissions by 17.3% in first trials

That's without any modification to the ships themselves, too. The ambitious 'Blue Visby Solution' proposes enormous fuel and emissions savings for cargo ships worldwide, simply by being smarter about speed and timing and eliminating inefficiencies.

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Plane food is terrible – now airlines are betting on AI to fix it

Let's face it, eating a reheated meal in a cramped coach seat is never going to be a fine-dining experience, but airlines are now looking to new technology to give us more of what we want, ultimately reducing the current shameful amount of food waste.

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Unicat’s $1-million Ram 5500 off-road RV raises bar for US adventure

Germany's Unicat has been building some of Earth's largest, most capable expedition vehicles for decades. For its latest rig, it's cozying up to the American market, turning the Ram 5500 into the Brilliant B63X all-terrain motorhome.

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Extreme night-time heat significantly increases risk of stroke

Extreme night-time temperatures significantly increase the risk of stroke, according to a new study. The researchers behind the study say that armed with these findings, people can better safeguard themselves against increasingly hot nights.

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