Close-up Photographer of the Year celebrates dramatic detail

The Close-up Photographer of the Year competition highlights seldom-seen close-up textures and details of animals, insects, plants and materials. Galice Hoarau's electrifying image of an eel larva snapped during a blackwater dive is the 2020 winner.

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BIG shoots for the Moon with 3D-printed lunar habitat plan

BIG has conceived some of the most interesting architecture projects we've seen on land, and even water, but its latest design is out of this world. It involves the development of 3D-printed Moon habitats to support exploration of Earth's satellite.

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Ultra-fine, 3D-printed fibers can monitor leakage from face masks

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have leveraged recent advances in 3D printing to produce electronic fibers that could be used as sensors for health monitoring, all while being invisible to the naked eye.

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New mini PC packs dedicated GeForce GPU for some moderate gaming

Not everybody needs powerful computers – mini PCs can be great for work, media centers, or some modest gaming. Minisforum is now unveiling the EliteMini H31G, a small PC with a dedicated GPU that should let it run some more heavy-duty games.

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MIDI controller uses mini joysticks for expressive music creation

Dublin-based startup Joyst Instruments is launching a new MIDI controller called the JV-1 next month on Kickstarter that sports a bunch of gamer-style thumb joysticks up top for creating expressive music. Prepare your DAW for battle!

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Sennheiser aims for budget audiophiles with HD 560S headphones

Donning a pair of headphones is great for immersing yourself in music, but you can feel a little closed in after a while. Open-backs allow in more air for a more spacious sound, and Sennheiser has just announced a new pair for budget audiophiles.

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FlexPai 2 is Royole’s new and improved foldable phone

It might not have attracted the same number of headlines as the Samsung Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X, but the Royole FlexPai was the first foldable phone to hit the market towards the end of 2018. Now the Chinese company is back with a sequel.

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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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Boundless beauty in the 2020 Astronomy Photographer of the Year awards

This selection of winning shots from the 2020 Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year contest span everything from a gorgeously impressionistic shot of colorful stratospheric clouds, to a surreal snap of a laser homing in on a distant globular cluster.

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Ricoh spin-out Vecnos launches wand-like IQUI 360-degree camera

Back in March, we brought news that Ricoh had spun out its Theta 360-degree camera division into its own entity called Vecnos Inc. Now the first product from that new company is being readied for release, the oddly named IQUI.

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