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August 9, 2018

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Aug
2018

Rezvani Tank Military Edition: The only SUV with a smoke screen button

The Rezvani Tank Military Edition is 300 grand's worth of street-legal badass

Anyone who felt Rezvani's original Tank XUV (eXtreme Utility Vehicle) was a touch underdone can now stump up US$295,000 or more for a Military Edition, complete with bulletproof armor, thermal and night vision systems, a smoke bomb button and a 707-hp (527-kW) Hellcat engine.

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Category: Automotive

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Aug
2018

Flying sheepdogs: Herding birds away from planes with autonomous drones

A new algorithm could allow drones to reduce collisions between birds and planes

A lot has been made of the dangers of drones mixing with other aircraft, but one team of engineers is exploring how they can help guard planes from threats rather than present new ones. The work centers on a new algorithm developed specifically to allow a drone to shepherd birds away from flight paths like robotic aerial sheepdogs, and the early results suggest that this could prove an effective way to cut costs and improve safety.

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Category: Drones

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Aug
2018

Stylish caravan cabriolet peels back its roof to connect with nature

Lume's all-new Traveler caravan

The Düsseldorf Caravan Salon is charging full-steam ahead, which means the next few weeks should see the debut of some of the sleekest, most groundbreaking motorhome and caravan designs of the year. One such design is the all-new Lume Traveler, a smooth-cornered box trailer with an interesting twist – it's a convertible. The fabric soft-top pulls away to connect occupants with nature, bringing in fresh air and unimpeded views of starry night skies.

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Category: Outdoors

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Aug
2018

MondialMoto announces plans for the V5 street superbike we all wished for in 2003

The V5 litrebike we were all so desperate for in 2003 is set to arrive, just ...

Scheduled for full production by 2023, the MondialMoto V5R and V5S will emulate Honda's storied RC211V, which dominated MotoGP in the early noughties. It'll be the streetbike every Valentino Rossi fan was gagging for just before he left to join Yamaha.

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Category: Motorcycles

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Aug
2018

Mini antimatter accelerator to open doors to particle physics mysteries

A simulation of antimatter particles being concentrated and accelerated into a positron beam

Particle accelerators have plenty to teach us about the mysterious forces and matter that makes up the universe, but these facilities aren't exactly portable, involving kilometers of tunnels and equipment. Now, researchers at Imperial College London have developed a new way to accelerate antimatter particles using common equipment already found in many labs, in a much smaller space.

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Category: Physics

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Aug
2018

NASA looks beyond the tipping point with $44 million investment in private space tech

Blue Origin is one of six companies selected for NASA’s Tipping Point solicitation

NASA is giving commercial spaceflight a boost by awarding six American companies 10 contracts worth a total of US$44 million to develop what it calls "tipping point" technologies. The contracts focus on three Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) strategic areas – Expand Utilization of Space, Enable Efficient and Safe Transportation Into and Through Space and Increase Access to Planetary Surfaces.

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Category: Space

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Aug
2018

The neuroscience of pessimism: Why some people always focus on the negative

New research may have homed in on the precise brain region that causes pessimistic decision making

Are you a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of person? Some people seem to inherently focus on the negative when faced with a decision-making situation, and new research from a team of MIT neuroscientists has identified exactly what region of the brain may be inducing these pessimistic decisions.

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Category: Science

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