Emerging Tech
Emerging Tech

This portable grill transforms your bike into a rolling BBQ

The Knister Grill is a fancy new handlebar-mounted barbecue which lets you easily transport grill, charcoal, food and utensils on your bike. Here's how you can get your hands on one.
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If ‘Rock ’Em Sock ’Em Robots’ debuted today, they’d probably look like this

Looking for a 21st-century update of the Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em Robots? Super Anthony is a smartphone-controlled “beetleweight fighting robot” which boasts an assortment of martial arts moves.
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From BigDog to SpotMini: Tracing the evolution of Boston Dynamics robo-dogs

Launched in 1992, Boston Dynamics has introduced some of the most advanced robots around, especially when it comes to replicating the movement of animals, like it's canine-inspired machines.

Bose’s revolutionary adaptive suspension gets a reboot for 2019

Bose conceptualized a revolutionary adaptive car suspension design in 1980. Thanks to new technology and a new proprietor, it will finally reach production in 2019 as the world's first digital car chassis technology.
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The Fairy drone is an aerial photographer with nearly magical powers

It's been years since you believed in the tooth fairy, your fairy godmother, or the best known fairy of all -- Tinkerbell. But that doesn't mean fairies don't exist. In fact, the Fairy drone is very real indeed.
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How much energy does Bitcoin mining require? Experts are unsure

How much energy is used in the mining of Bitcoin? A recently released study suggests its as much as the annual energy consumption of Ireland. However, many experts disagree with those findings.
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China is creating a ‘magpie bridge’ to the far side of the moon

A high-tech relay satellite with a name from Chinese folklore will not only support the new Chang'e 4 rover when it lands on the far side of the moon but it will also search for clues about the origin of the universe.
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NASA’s planet-hunting TESS satellite: What you need to know

NASA's Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) will seek out new exoplanets close to Earth — and possibly extraterrestrial life. Here's everything you need to know about the satellite.

Carbon fiber bikes may become a whole lot cheaper with 3D-printed frames

A Silicon Valley startup called Arevo is looking to change the cycling industry by 3D printing carbon fiber bike frames that offer the same level of performance as traditional carbon frames but at a fraction of the cost.
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NASA’s planet-hunting satellite sends back its first image — and it’s amazing

A routine calibration test on NASA's exoplanet mission has produced a stunning image, capturing more than 200,000 stars in the southern sky. Future images will provide even more details as we search for signs of alien life.
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A.I. border agents could use machine smarts to tell if travelers are lying

If you're at an airport or border crossing in the next few years, you could possibly find yourself answering questions asked by a surly artificial intelligence with very little tolerance for lying.
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Surgery-free ‘nasal airway remodeler’ boosts airflow in congested patients’ noses

Tens of millions of Americans suffer from sinus pain and inflammation due to obstruction of the nasal cavity. Aerin Medical has developed a noninvasive device to help. Here's how it works.