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Asian countries where herbal treatments are rooted had the most incidence....
Anchored, floating turbines allow offshore wind installations in deep waters....
The latest addition to Kia's lineup, the 2017 Niro, is a compact wagon-style hybrid that seats five and is capable of an EPA-estimated 50 mpg. The most surprising thing about the Niro, however, isn't its miles per gallon – it's how "normal" this little hybrid crossover is... Continue Reading Review: 2017 Kia Niro crossover is surprisingly normal for a hybrid Category: Automotive Tags: Crossover Hybrid Kia Related Articles: Review: 2017 Mazda CX-9 cuts an impressive crossover figure Rogue Hybrid review: Efficiency takes front seat in Nissan's new compact crossover Jaguar's all-new small SUV barrels onto the scene Review: 2017 Audi Q7 aims to please the upscale family Volkswagen shrinks and sharpens its SUV lineup with... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/pzzOtG9mizU/...
There may be no new models for Zero Motorcycles, but there is some very interesting news regarding its 2018 line-up. Three new Z-Force batteries, named after their nominal energy capacities in kWh as ZF14.4, ZF7.2 and ZF3.6, will provide at least 10 percent longer range. Their abilities can then be further enhanced with the application of the range-extending Power Tank and, to top it off, recharging can be considerably sped up if they're outfitted with the new Charge Tank... Continue Reading Zero Motorcycles' 2018 models boast faster charging, more range Category: Motorcycles Tags: Electric Motorcycles Zero Motorcycles Related Articles: Triumph goes cruising with the new Bonneville Speedmaster Indian Roadmaster Classic gets the full leather treatment Confederate partners with Zero Motorcycles and goes electri... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/4LualuDEX98/...
You know those butter-smooth side-to-side sliding shots you see in the movies? These have traditionally been the product of professional cinematographers with expensive cameras and equipment, but gear-maker Rhino is working to make this filmmaking trick more accessible. The newly announced ROV shapes as its biggest leap yet, designed to give smartphone owners a new means of getting crafty behind the lens... Continue Reading Rhino's ROV Camera Slider brings smooth tracking shots to smartphones Category: Mobile Technology Tags: Cinematography Kickstarter Photography Related Articles: An inflatable flying camera for the drone-averse DJI retires Phantom 4, ushers in Phantom 4 Advanced Getting out of Auto: Why you should probably be shooting RAW Getting out o... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/XHvtixKxQL8/...
As NASA develops a plan to carry out a new administration policy calling for a human return to the moon, companies developing lunar landers and related infrastructure are seeking to play a role....
Commercial lunar lander company Moon Express announced an agreement with NanoRacks Oct. 10 to carry commercial payloads to the surface of the moon....
A music major or law student might have native cybersecurity skills a trained IT student doesn’t – and this online game will identify you...
Two methods that scientists use to measure the expansion of the universe produce different answers. A recent episode of NASA's ScienceCasts video series explores this conundrum....
We finally have a map of Earth's former surface, which now resides in the mantle....
Hewlett-Packard unveiled a new 2-in-1 convertible today at Adobe MAX in Las Vegas. The ZBook x2 has been designed to give digital artists, designers and other professionals the power they need to make full use of the Adobe Creative Cloud software suite, as well as other resource hungry creative applications... Continue Reading HP targets creative pros with powerful 2-in-1 mobile workstation Category: Laptops Tags: Hewlett-Packard Laptop Tablet Related Articles: HP's Spectre is the world's slimmest laptop at just 10.4 mm HP's latest Z series workstations give professionals the power to create HP's Spectre x2: A thin Surface competitor that includes the keyboard in the box HP's Chromebook 13 is the first premium Chromebook that isn't the Pixel ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/qYlkc8L2N2E/...
"The set clearly touched and inspired many."...

Image of the Day

Oct18
Space.com
European Space Agency astronaut Paolo Nespoli snapped this photo of Detroit from the International Space Station....
NASA will launch a small rocket from Virginia's Eastern Shore early Wednesday (Oct. 4) to test a supersonic parachute system for future spacecraft bound for Mars. The launch may be visible to observers along the U.S. East Coast, weather permitting....
Astronomers have pinpointed five pairs of merging black holes using three different space and ground-based instruments and two sky surveys....
After spending months or years in space during future long-term missions, returning to Earth can be challenging for astronauts — and one set of researchers is finding out just how challenging using a life-size spacecraft model....
For the first time ever, scientists around the world detected gravitational waves and light from the collision of a pair of neutron stars. See the epic discovery in pictures here....
Four trailblazing figures from NASA's history are set to launch as new Lego minifigures. As-tronauts Sally Ride and Mae Jemison, as well as programmer Margaret Hamilton and astrono-mer Nancy Grace Roman, feature in the Lego Ideas set, "Women of NASA."...
If the sun spews “superflares” as often as other stars, one could take down power systems, damage the ozone layer and destroy satellites in the next century...
The KRACK vulnerability is bad news for Android and Apple now, but long-term consequences are in store for the internet of things...
Before you start touring the world and posting the details of your exciting #vanlife on Instagram, you need a live-in van. And that's not necessarily cheap or easy to acquire. Just look at the prices of camper vans we've covered recently - Knaus Boxdrive: US$94,500, Winnebago Revel: $134,800, Mercedes Marco Polo Horizon Edition: $65,600. Sure, you can always build out your own dream van, but not everyone has the right combination of time, skills and patience for that. Just as tent camping out the back of an '03 Pontiac Aztek starts to look pretty good, Portland's Adventure Wagon arrives on the scene to offer another solution: a simple, more affordable off-the-shelf van conversion that turns the Mercedes Sprinter into a versatile, modular adventure van. It's van life made cheap(ish) and easy. .. Continue Reading Modular camper kit turns the Sprinter into a DIY adventure van for nomadic thrill-seekers Category: Outdoors Tags: Campervan ... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/SzjYMHjp6w8/...
Hovercrafts, scooters, skateboards and jetpacks. We've seen some pretty out-there ideas when comes to helping golfers across the links. A new electrified pushbike might not be the most exciting of the bunch, but it may have practicality on its side with a purpose-built step-through frame and cargo rack for lugging clubs around the course... Continue Reading Golfer e-bike handles the heavy lifting around the course Category: Bicycles Tags: Electric Bicycle Golf Indiegogo Pedal-assisted Sport Related Articles: What happens when you cross a cargo bike with a van? Volta e-bike doesn't look like it's electric Cruzer e-bike can carry your surfboard to the beach in vintage style Lightweight e-bike powers you through sho... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/uSEXTiXz-aQ/...
No matter how useful a certain human innovation may be, nature has usually beaten us to it by millions of years, and more often than not done a better job of it too. A Yale team has looked to nature to help solve a design problem, using tiny fossilized creatures called diatoms to improve the light absorption rate of organic solar cells... Continue Reading Light-bending algae boost organic solar cell efficiency Category: Energy Tags: Fossils Micro-organisms Organic Photovoltaic Solar Cell Yale Related Articles: Wizard-hat amoeba gets named after Gandalf Life, but not as we know it: Scientists engineer first semisynthetic organism with three-base-pair DNA Some indoor plants may be bad for your health Wor... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/j1dJ60sp8bA/...
Nissan has announced that its best-selling model, the Rogue, will be the first global model to receive the company's new ProPILOT Assist technology. ProPILOT Assist is the first of what Nissan says is the foundation for fully-autonomous vehicles... Continue Reading Nissan Rogue gets ProPILOT driving assist tech Category: Automotive Tags: Autonomous Vehicles Nissan Related Articles: You'd better sit down for Nissan's latest creation Nissan announces first on-road autonomous vehicle tests in Europe Nissan Serena will be the first Japanese vehicle with autonomous drive It's official: New Nissan Leaf will be semi-autonomous Self-driving Leaf makes an unusual factory tow car Nissan plans for severa... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/brc6G4l_r_I/...
Two years ago Microsoft released the Surface Book, a laptop/tablet hybrid that we found to be a solid (albeit pricey) notebook, with the added cherry of a short-burst tablet mode. Now the company is launching the Surface Book 2, packing up to five times more power than the original, an extended battery life, a bigger screen and Windows Mixed Reality support... Continue Reading Microsoft beefs up the Surface Book 2 for creative work and VR gaming Category: Laptops Tags: Gaming Laptop Microsoft Microsoft Surface Notebook NVIDIA Tablet VR Related Articles: Microsoft simulator readies drones for the real thing Microsoft Surface Pro 4: Initial thoughts and benchmarks for the (fanless) Core m3 model Review: Microso... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/iVVuxrpw9SQ/...
After what seems like an eternity of waiting, it's finally happened. MegaBots' Eagle Prime vs. Suidobashi's Kuratas. USA vs. Japan in the world's first international giant robot fight. Here's our blow-by-blow battle report... Continue Reading After 3 rounds of giant USA vs. Japan robot fighting ... We have a winner Category: Robotics Tags: MegaBots Related Articles: MegaBots Inc debuts its combat-ready giant fighting robot ... in classic MegaBots style Megabots' giant American fighting robot beats up a Toyota Prius Do the Robot: 1,000 bots boogie into the record books Gigabot 3D Printer – who says good things come in small packages? It's on: Giant robot battle to be streamed live this week Automatica – Robots tha... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GizmagEmergingTechnologyMagazine/~3/RiPwZB2Tze0/...
The way spaceships vent urine and water may be a good stand-in for studying how jets of vapour escape the hidden ocean on one of Saturn’s icy moons...
The gravity from seven of its moons stops Saturn’s bright outer ring from spreading out and dispersing into space, according to Cassini spacecraft measurements...
Traffic noise has many frequencies, making it hard to suppress. A new barrier with movable folds can change its acoustic properties in response to traffic patterns...
An international team of astronomers detected the first gravitational waves from merging neutron stars, and found proof they are the source of the universe's heavy elements, including gold and platinum....
OCD has been linked to genes active in a brain circuit involved in learning and decisions. The finding may help explain why the condition can run in families...
It can produce or sense photons for optical interconnects within chips....
Today Tor Books is releasing Old Man’s War in a spiffy new “mini”-format hardcover edition: All the benefits of a hardcover book, miniaturized for your convenience! It’s available at your favorite bookstores in the US and Canada, and it’s no coincidence that it’s being released just prior to the holiday season. Stocking stuffer, my friends, […]...
Harvey Weinstein is being treated for sex addiction, but many health professionals say it isn't a real illness and addiction-style therapy doesn't help...
A short video interview wherein we also ask about booze in space....
“What we have to do is make sure we do it smartly.”...
If all states adopted wait periods, we’d save around 1,000 more lives each year....
Hey, you know how irritated you get when your internet access goes down? Elizabeth Bonesteel gets you. And so does her latest novel, Breach of Containment. She’s here to explain — provided your connection doesn’t suddenly go out… ELIZABETH BONESTEEL: We live in the woods, and that means, among other things, we have the crappiest […]...
Nearly a month after Hurricane Maria, many people on Puerto Rico are still without clean drinking water and have resorted to wells on a contaminated site...
In 2008, coal supplied 51% of US power. Today, it’s 31%, and that could fall....
Ophelia's circulation is so large it's bringing dust from Africa into England....
Brian Fullers and Alex Kurtzmans Star Trek Discovery series based on Gene Roddenberry's success is now hitting TV screens across the world. CBS President Marc DeBevoise announced in New York on October 3rd that Star Trek Discovery is boldly making new record highs for the Television Network's streaming service.“The build up to the show’s premiere led us to a record-setting month, week and ultimately day of sign-ups. The second week of the series has also exceeded our expectations and is a credit to the brilliant and dedicated work of the show’s entire creative team and cast. We can’t wait for fans to see what comes next for the U.S.S. Discovery and its crew.”Nichelle Nichols and Sonequa Martin GreenSimply magnificent. Heres Nichelle Nichols looking radiant (USS Enterprise, Uhura) as the first lady of Star Trek smiling with Sonequa Martin Green (USS Discovery, Michael Burnham) 51 years later after the classic Star Tre... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/StarTrek-SciFiBlog/~3/MxraHSdG7LM/star-trek-discovery-trailers-clues-and.html...

Sacramento Photos

Oct15
John Scalzi
I’m in Sacramento, California. Here are some pictures from where I am. Hope your day is fabulous, wherever you are....

Naming a Thing

Oct14
John Scalzi
A couple weeks on, a brief follow-up to this piece, in which I noted how much 2017 was messing with my word count. It turns out it was really useful for me to write that piece. Not necessarily because I’ve increased my writing speed since then — I’m still slogging away at a slower pace […]...
The first review of Don’t Live For Your Obituary is out and it’s a good one! The full review is here, but the pull quote is thus: “[Scalzi] writes accessibly and so commonsensically that this book should appeal to writers in all disciplines.” Yes! Yes it should! Remember that Obituary will be out in December (i.e., […]...
So, nine years ago this week, I switched the Whatever blog over to the WordPress VIP service, after months of access difficulties with both previous blogging software and previous providers. And in the nine years since switching over to WP VIP, the amount of time the site’s been down can be counted in minutes, and […]...

O Say Can You CO2…

Oct12
Real Climate
Guest Commentary by Scott Denning The Orbiting Carbon Observatory (OCO-2) was launched in 2014 to make fine-scale measurements of the total column concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere. As luck would have it, the initial couple of years of data from OCO-2 documented a period with the fastest rate of CO2 increase ever measured, more […]...
If you don’t mind me saying so, I think we have a particularly tasty stack of new books and ARCs this week. What here is calling to you? Tell us in the comments!...
I don’t believe I’ve tackled a season of television as richly rewarding as Outlander’s Season Three. Separated by centuries in Season Two’s heart-wrenching finale, Jamie and Claire spend the first five episodes isolated in their own timelines, a narrative journey … Continue reading →...

The Best Sci Fi Shows Since 2015

Oct09
Star Trek: Sci Fi Blog
Heres are 23 Sci-Fi shows getting horribly geeky on Rankers voting ballot. It's still anyone's game as we discover new worlds and life forms. Stranger Things take the lead at No1.In fifth-place you'll be unsurprised to learn Star Trek's USS Discovery (NCC 1031) secret society of black ops has hero characters, monsters as well as an instantly recognizable iconic villain... oh no did I say monsters?Live Long and Prosper  ...
Guest commentary by Ben Sanderson Millar et al’s recent paper in Nature Geoscience has provoked a lot of lively discussion, with the authors of the original paper releasing a statement to clarify that their paper did not suggest that “action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions is no longer urgent“, rather that 1.5ºC (above the pre-industrial) […]...

…the Harde they fall.

Oct05
Real Climate
Back in February we highlighted an obviously wrong paper by Harde which purported to scrutinize the carbon cycle. Well, thanks to a crowd sourced effort which we helped instigate, a comprehensive scrutiny of those claims has just been . Lead by Peter Köhler, this included scientists from multiple disciplines working together to clearly report on […]...
Heres a Sci-Fi Movie list from Ranker.com giving us the "Greatest Science Fiction Movies of all Time." Now you can vote up your favorite SF movies. Check out the distant future of aliens, clones, robots, machines, and science tackling real mysteries in our time.I love the whole concept of teleportation and good villains are so hard to come by- but hey, don't forget the mad scientist - often overlooked in modern Science Fiction like 2017's Wonder Woman but then you decide! At least 1978's Superman is on the list ranked at 74 but seriously shouldn't he be flying?Live Long and Prosper, trekkers and sci-fi addicts! ...
This month’s open thread. Carbon budgets, Arctic sea ice minimum, methane emissions, hurricanes, volcanic impacts on climate… Please try and stick to these or similar topics....
Early last year, scientists made a breakthrough discovery of gravitational waves in the wild, signaling the dawn of a new subfield of astronomy. This week, separate observatories in Washington, Louisiana, and Italy independently detected and collectively confirmed more gravitational waves in the wild — this time from the collision of two black holes about 2 […]...

Unrest

Sep28
Bear McCreary Blog
Unrest marks my first score for a documentary feature. Scoring this film for Jennifer Brea was a completely new experience, and expanded my perspective on the vital relationship between composer and filmmaker. A young Harvard PhD student with her whole life … Continue reading →...