An international team of scientists under Yale paleontologist Javier Luque has discovered a 95 million year-old "platypus crab" that may throw into question how you define a crab. Found in rock formations in Colombia and the United States dating back to the mid-Cretaceous period 90 to 95 million years ago, the tiny swimming crab with the scientific name of Callichimaera perplexa shows larval features that produce new insights on evolution... Continue Reading Scientists uncover ancient platypus crab
Tired of staring at the paper-littered wall of your off-white office cubicle? Perhaps a mobile office is the solution. At least this one is. This ultimate work/play off-grid adventure van escapes the 9-to-5, packing a multifunctional interior complete with an impressive productivity and multimedia suite centered around a foldaway office with integrated iMac. Whether it's a holiday or workday, you can cruise the city, coastline and wilderness without worrying about falling behind at work... Continue Reading Urban-escape Ford Transit camper van with mobile office surfs the waves and web
NASA's Insight Mars lander has recorded what is likely the first ever detected earthquake – or marsquake – on the planet Mars. Picked up by the unmanned lander's Seismic Experiment for Interior Structure (SEIS) instrument, the extremely faint subsurface vibrations were recorded on April 6, 2019, or the mission's 128th Martian day on the Red Planet... Continue Reading InSight detects what is believed to be first "marsquake"
As SUVs have slimmed into more efficient, urban-friendly crossovers, certain vehicle-camping gear has slimmed down along with them, as seen with the new generation of teardrop trailers. Iceco brings forth the latest compact car camping gadget, a super-portable fridge/freezer that looks as much like a digital picnic basket as an in-vehicle refrigerator. The handy iFreezer Go20 keeps your food fresh and drinks cold without the need for messy ice... Continue Reading Sleek, app-controlled portable fridge keeps food and beverages chilled on your road trip
We first covered California-based Alta Devices' solar cells being used on UAVs in 2013, when they enabled a prototype solar-powered version of AeroVironment's Puma AE small UAV to stay aloft for over nine hours. Looking to give high altitude long endurance (HALE) UAVs the ability to stay in the air for much, much longer – even years at a time – the company has just released its Anylight Solar for HALE product... Continue Reading Alta Devices' new HALE solar product could help flying phone towers take off