The best of the Pano Awards – the world’s most spectacular photo contest

Arguably the world’s most spectacular photography competition, the Pano Awards continues to deliver awe-inspiring images celebrating the art of panoramic photography, from fairy-tale sunrises to surreal cities poking through the clouds.

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US Air Force to install nuclear micro-reactor at Alaskan base

The US Air Force is installing a nuclear micro-reactor at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska. Scheduled to go into operation by 2027, the commercially-owned pilot plant could lead to next-gen micro-reactors being used in other remote locations.

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Razer’s ready to rumble with headphones that vibrate to gaming action

At the RazerCon 2021 livestream event, Razer launched new Kraken headsets with HyperSense haptic feedback technology cooked in, adding another immersive dimension to gameplay by converting sound signals into "dynamic touch-sensory feedback."

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Sony launches fourth generation Alpha 7 full-frame mirrorless camera

Back in 2018, Sony raided its flagship cameras for the third generation of the a7 full-frame mirrorless camera. Now generation four has been launched, which boasts a newly-developed 33-MP image sensor and performance improvements across the board.

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Philips aims for big-screen flexibility with all-in-one portable projector

Though replacing a big-screen TV with a projector is getting easier, your options are more limited if you want to take movie nights out to the patio. The latest to add to a growing number of all-in-one media hubs is Philips, with the PicoPix MaxTV.

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The best of the 2021 Close-up Photographer of the Year Awards

Now in its third year, the Close-Up Photographer of the Year competition has quickly become an impressive showcase for macro photography. Highlights in 2021 include surreal shots of fungi and a rare glimpse at fighting toad-headed agama lizards.

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3rd-gen Apple AirPods offer adaptive audio and 6-hour battery life

Regardless of whether you think they're less cumbersome or just easier to lose, AirPods certainly stirred things up when they first debuted. The third generation offers longer battery life, and technology that adapts the sound to each user's ears.

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Ant-inspired quadruped robots link together to overcome obstacles

If an ant encounters a gap too wide for it to cross, the insect will sometimes signal other ants to form a bridge of their linked bodies. Such behaviour has now been copied in a small four-legged robot, that may inspire better search-and-rescue bots.

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Battery-powered Bluetooth speaker rocks concert-level output

Portable Bluetooth speakers powerful enough to get you on your feet at a beach party are pretty common, but the shapely Enkl Speaker will blow up a storm. Enkl Sound also promises ease of use, long battery life and multi-user access.

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OmniFiber garments record and play back wearers’ breathing patterns

Imagine if you were an amateur singer or athlete, and you were able to "feel" the manner in which a professional breathes while performing. That's just one of the potential uses of a new "smart" fiber, which could also have medical applications.

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