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Aug
2018

Earth from above: The most spectacular photos ever taken from the International Space Station

Western Europe as seen on a November night in 2016. England and Wales can be seen ...

Later this year, the International Space Station will celebrate its 20th anniversary. As well as being one of the most important scientific endeavors in decades, the ISS has also proven to be a fantastic viewpoint for photography, peering down at the mountains, deserts, cities and seas. New Atlas rounds up some of the best images snapped from humanity's eye in the sky.

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Aug
2018

The Internet of Animals: Using tagged wildlife as a global network of environmental sensors

The ICARUS program plans to uses tagged animals to learn more about biodiversity, plus much more

The final pieces are now in place for an international effort to take wildlife tracking to a new level. The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS) seeks to attach tiny transmitters to creatures in unprecedented numbers, with astronauts this week installing the antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) that will collate all the data and relay it to scientists on the ground.

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Category: Environment

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Aug
2018

Review: Hooke Verse headset gives you 3D audio with no extra steps

Earphones with microphones on the back: the key to a binaural recording system

You don't have to understand binaural 3D audio to instantly recognize how much better it is than standard iPhone mono sound. And with a set of Hooke Verse Bluetooth headphones, you can now have 3D sound on all your smartphone video. No extra gear, no extra steps, just a huge leap in the sound quality of your memories.

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Category: Wearables

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Aug
2018

Tiny Timberleaf Pika teardrop makes on- and off-road adventure nimbler

Timberleaf offers a number of options

Teardrop trailers have been one of the more visible contributors to the flourishing motorhome and camper industry. Startup after startup has been reviving its own version of the simple, affordable and timelessly curvaceous camping trailer, and some have been going smaller and lighter. Colorado's Timberleaf Trailers gets in on the miniaturization with its all-new Pika, a pint-sized teardrop that sizes in 1/3 smaller than its standard teardrop model. Tow the Pika down the highway or on the roughest of trails and enjoy solid walls around you, a clear view of the stars overhead, and a meal under the tailgate.

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Category: Outdoors

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17
Aug
2018

Will Opportunity reawaken as Martian dust storm abates?

Artist's concept of Opporunity

The global dust storm that has enveloped Mars since last May is beginning to die down and the question is, what's happened to the Opportunity rover? The solar-powered robotic explorer has been silent since June 10 when dust made the air made so opaque that it blotted out the Sun. Now that energy-giving light is beginning to return, NASA is looking at whether the rover will be able to wake up again or if this is the final chapter in its 15-year career.

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