Off-grid electric camper box modernizes Jeep Wrangler camping

The days of battery-electric Jeep Wranglers may still be a long way off, but DirtBox Gear electrifies the other half of overlanding. Its Juice Box wires lithium power into the Wrangler tailgate to run a fully electric kitchen and power other gear.

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“World’s first wireless underwater drone” uses light instead of tether

Despite ongoing advances in the field of underwater remotely operated vehicles (ROVs), the devices have remained tethered to the surface via communications cables. Such is not the case with the ExRay, however, which uses light instead.

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BCI lets paralyzed users quickly type text, by imagining writing it

When someone is paralyzed from the neck down, they can obviously no longer write words out by hand. They can still think about doing so, though, and those thoughts could allow them to type out messages via a new brain-computer interface (BCI).

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Supertall skyscraper puts a star in the Melbourne sky

Described as the southern hemisphere's tallest residential tower, Australia 108 was recently completed in Melbourne. The impressive building catches the eye with a striking gold "Starburst" on its exterior that's inspired by the Australian flag.

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Leatherman goes back to basics with heritage-inspired Bond multitool

Leatherman's mutltiools have taken all shapes and sizes in its 38-year existence, but in designing its latest creation the company is returning to its roots with a version based on its first ever model launched in 1983.

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How a CIA trap for Bin Laden led to vaccine hesitancy in Pakistan

A study has found a CIA plot to capture Osama Bin Laden led to significant drops in vaccination rates in Pakistan. The plot, a fake vaccination campaign designed to capture children’s DNA samples, was used in anti-vaccine propaganda in the following years.

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Modular system lets users wear up to five bags at once

While many people may buy a separate daypack, waist pack and shoulder bag, the Operator System offers an alternative. It's a modular setup that incorporates multiple types of zippered bags, which can be worn all together or one at a time, as needed.

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Assistive tech may let locked-in users communicate via “ear-clicks”

Although there are systems that allow physically challenged users to communicate by twitching facial muscles, for some people even those muscle movements are impossible. A new setup offers a possible alternative, however, by going into the ear.

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The best US-based studios celebrated with 2021 AIA Architecture Awards

The AIA has revealed the winners of the 2021 Architecture Awards. The prestigious prize has been awarded to a number of impressive projects, including a winery built on a challenging site and a low-tech school in rural Africa.

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