Torsus kicks up a terra storm with new off-road explorer van

Torsus jumped onto the scene two years ago with one of the world's ruggedest 4x4 buses. Now it's turning the VW Crafter 4Motion/MAN TGE 4x4 into what it believes is the world's most capable minibus, a go-anywhere workhorse for up to 21 passengers.

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Gorgeous F160 mountain bike is milled from a single aluminum block

With their big ugly welds, aluminum-framed mountain bikes generally aren't as pretty as their carbon fiber or titanium counterparts. That said, the German-made Frace F160 is a huge exception, as its frame is milled from a solid block of aluminum.

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Pico gives plant pots the electro-pod treatment

Not everyone has a green thumb, which is why we've seen a number of smart pots designed to make plant-care easier. One of the latest systems, known as Pico, consists of multiple mini-pots that can be electrically linked together.

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Sizable Magnolia V5 tiny house is like an apartment on wheels

Minimaliste recently completed a new tiny house based on its popular Magnolia. Featuring the same basic design, but significantly larger, the Magnolia V5's interior is more like a small apartment on wheels than your typical tiny house.

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GoPro gives Hero8 Black actioncam new lease of life as a webcam

Chances are good that you've not been getting much use out of your Hero8 Black for the last few months. Now macOS users can put their actioncams to work as a webcam thanks to some beta software launched by GoPro.

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New CRISPR enzyme mutation proves almost 100 times more precise

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system is an extremely powerful tool, but off-target edits can have serious consequences. Now, researchers have found a mutation of the CRISPR enzyme that’s almost 100 times more precise than the most commonly used one.

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Langen unveils a gorgeous, featherweight 2-stroke cafe racer

The road-going two-smoker ain't dead yet! Weighing in at an incredible 112 kg and bedecked in carbon and gold leaf, the Langen 2-Stroke is built around a screaming 80-horsepower fuel injected V-twin from Vins, and it's an absolute beauty.

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Scattering rock dust on crops could soak up billions of tons of CO2

A new study out of the University of Sheffield makes a case for a geoengineering technique known as enhanced rock weathering, which essentially involves supercharging soil’s ability to remove CO2 from the atmosphere by sprinkling it with rock dust.

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Cupra presses forward with el-Born electric hot hatch

It's not the 680-hp track hatch drivers want, but the Cupra el-Born is more the electric hatchback they need. Following up on its el-Born concept from Geneva 2019, Seat tosses the design over to Cupra, which refines it into a stunning e-hatch.

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Lifetime of lithium-ion batteries boosted by new cathode coating

Despite advances in new battery designs, good old lithium-ion batteries are still the frontrunner. There’s plenty of room for improvement though, and now researchers have identified a new cathode coating that could make them safer and longer lasting.

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