JAXA teams with GITAI for world-first private sector space robotics demo

Space robotics startup GITAI and JAXA are teaming up to carry out the world's first robotics demonstration in space by a private company. The new agreement aims to demonstrate the potential for robots to perform specific tasks aboard the ISS.

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Alphavan turns Sprinter into gorgeous two-bedroom smart camper van

The new Alphavan debuts as a massive Mercedes Sprinter camper with duplex bedroom, entertainment suite, and smart home-grade control system accessed all around the van. Yet, it still manages to weigh less than smaller camper vans.

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Portable hammock incorporates its own carrying case

We've seen quite a few portable, free-standing hammocks lately, but Pondell's QNUX distinguishes itself in a rather interesting way. The whole thing packs down into a tube-like carrying case, which also serves as part of the hammock.

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Review: 2020 Toyota Highlander Hybrid ups the ante by lowering output

For the 2020 model year, Toyota totally revamped the Highlander three-row crossover. Significantly, for the hybrid option, the vehicle sheds some cylinders and gains some MPGs as a result.

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High-tech material used to create a thin, flat fisheye lens

Ultra wide-angle fisheye lenses are typically thick, bulbous contraptions, that can't easily be incorporated into devices such as smartphones. That could be about to change, though, as engineers have now created one that's completely flat.

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Smooth-riding e-scooter features full suspension system

While folding electric scooters are now a common sight, most of them still have fully rigid frames that bang over obstacles on the road. The Splach e-scooter is different, though, in that it incorporates front and rear coil-sprung suspension.

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Electric U-Shift takes a modular approach to urban mobility

The German Aerospace Center has revealed a working prototype of a multi-use urban mobility and logistics vehicle called U-Shift, which is made up of an electric U-shaped base platform that's used to ferry around various pod modules.

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Point-of-care prototype blood test reveals brain injuries in minutes

A blood test that reveals the severity of brain injuries in hours through a key biomarker was recently approved for clinical use, but researchers are now setting their sights on a point-of-care solution that can deliver results within 15 minutes.

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Supertall skyscraper combines classic looks and modern sustainability

KPF drew inspiration from iconic towers like the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building while designing One Vanderbilt, which stands 1,401 feet above Midtown Manhattan as the fifth-tallest skyscraper in the United States.

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Portable guitar interface puts tone-tweaking tools in your pocket

Guitar effects titan Boss has unveiled a personal amp/effects modeling interface for guitar that works with a mobile app to offer powerful tone shaping while learning or jamming with YouTube videos.

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