14
Jul
2016

Are tidally locked exoplanets more habitable than we once thought?

Graphic displaying the atmospheric processes at work on a simulated exoplanet with a surface friction similar ...

A team of researchers from the University of Leuven (KU Leuven) in Flanders, Belgium, has discovered a link regarding the level of friction between an exoplanet's lower atmosphere and the surface of tidally-locked exoplanets, and their potential for supporting life. The study focuses on exoplanets orbiting M dwarf stars, a class of stellar bodies significantly smaller and dimmer, yet much more common than Sun-like stars.

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Category: Space

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14
Jul
2016

Britain’s best buildings vie for UK architecture’s top spot

The Blavatnik School of Government by Herzog & de Meuron is one of this year's six ...

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the six finalists taking part in this year's annual Stirling Prize competition. Outstanding projects include a luxury concrete house, an Oxford University building with a dazzling glazed facade, and a public art gallery displaying Damien Hirst's private collection.

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Category: Architecture

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14
Jul
2016

Solar powered Suli brings light to backpacks, bikes and bottles

The Suli is designed for outdoor users, those without access to electricity and anyone that likes ...

A simple, versatile light powered by the sun, the Chilean-born Suli brings light to everyone from outdoor lovers to those living off the electrical grid. It meets that diversity of needs by screwing onto a bottle to create a simple lamp, mounting to a bicycle to serve as a safety light, hanging from a backpack, suctioning to a window and more.

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Category: Outdoors

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14
Jul
2016

4K Samsung Serif is part artwork, part television

The Samsung Serif can be placed on a table, or take pride of place on the ...

The humble household TV has become slimmer, screen sizes have grown dramatically, and there are more pixels being squeezed into every panel than ever before. But, for the most part, the remarkable modern screens we get to enjoy are surrounded by dull gray or black plastic. Samsung is aiming to change that with the 4K Serif, which features a frame designed to look at home in an art gallery.

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Category: Home Entertainment

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14
Jul
2016

Bycle phone mount provides a new angle on ride recording

The Bycle mount keeps phones flat for easy access to the screen, and uses a prism ...

Between cycling computers, cameras, speakers and GPS units, there's no shortage of cycling tech jostling for the prime position on your handlebars. The smartphone you already carry everywhere can do all of that, but it comes with its own set of problems, mostly to do with multitasking. Bycle is a new mount which angles the camera to the path in front of you, but keeps the screen in a flat, accessible position – and includes an app to let you record videos of your ride with a stat overlay.

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Category: Bicycles

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