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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 13:41:44 GMT | Adam Williams

The Freedom's glass door opens up the home to the outside

With its compact footprint and open interior layout that's arranged on one level, the Freedom showcases a simple and stripped-down take on tiny living. Though not well-suited to families, it could be a good option for those interested in regular traveling, or as a guesthouse.

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Category: Tiny Houses, Lifestyle

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 11:58:00 GMT | Paul Ridden

Canon's proprietary technology is able to identify and sort plastic fragments of any color moving along a conveyor at up to 1.5 meters per second

Black plastics pose an identification problem for sorting machines at recycling facilities, as the sensors can't see them. Canon has developed a system that users lasers and tracking tech to identify and sort plastic trash on the conveyor belt, no matter its color.

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Category: Environment, Science

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 11:26:32 GMT | Michael Franco

AI is great at creating images like these, but it might soon have the chance to do many more practical tasks if startup Zeta Labs has its way

AI is good at a great many things, but so far, its utility has largely been centered on analyzing large amounts of data and creating content. Now, a new startup plans on taking the tech to a less cerebral and more utilitarian place with JACE.

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Category: Technology

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 08:32:00 GMT | David Szondy

The NIF Target Chamber at Lawrence Livermore National Labs, where a laser-based fusion approach achieved scientific breakeven in December 2022

With the promise of unlimited energy, Xcimer has raised over US$100 million from investors and the US Department of Energy to develop a high-energy laser system that's intended for use in a practical fusion power plant.

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Category: Energy, Science

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 07:32:28 GMT | Loz Blain

Built from a concept inspired by generative AI, this eye-catching vehicle showcases its creator's extraordinary woodworking skills

It's the work of YouTube creator Truong Van Dao, who runs a wildly successful channel entirely devoted to showcasing his handiwork making wooden vehicles. His progression over the last three years has been remarkable; he started out simply carving shoebox-sized replicas of classic luxury cars and supercars, then quickly found worldwide attention when he put together a small wooden Ferrari replica his son could sit in and get pushed about.

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Category: Automotive, Transport

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 06:46:45 GMT | Paul McClure

A discovery about an important immune cell could have wide-reaching implications for disease treatment

As their name suggests, regulatory T cells, or Tregs, are a type of white blood cell that actively regulate or suppress the body’s immune response. They stop the immune system from overreacting, keeping it in check by controlling inflammation and protecting against autoimmune diseases in which the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissues.

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Category: Medical, Science

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 05:47:52 GMT | C.C. Weiss

The newly refreshed Mercedes-Benz Marco Polo climbs the highlands

Volkswagen kicked off the warmer months by premiering an impressive all-new California camper van, but Mercedes-Benz won't be overlooked this (Northern Hemisphere) summer. It's refreshed its own midsize van camper, the Marco Polo, with an emphasis on making the four-sleeper mini-camper an all-out "smart glamping mobile." The new van features a bold, new look, even more smart-home-style remote control than ever and some serious lighting.

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Category: Automotive, Transport

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 05:17:19 GMT | Joe Salas

Applying artificial intelligence to battery management may deliver significant performance gains

The AI-BMS-on-chip "unlocks" an additional 10% capacity from a battery and extends the battery's life by as much as 25%. It does this by monitoring the battery's State of Health (SoH) and State of Charge (SoC) with a much higher degree of accuracy than is possible with traditional BMS units.

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Wed, 19 Jun 2024 03:18:48 GMT | Bronwyn Thompson

Reconstruction of the nothosaur, which lived in southern oceans 246 million years ago

A single vertebra dug out of a boulder in a stream below a mountain in New Zealand in 1978 has now been found to have belonged to the oldest known sea reptile in the Southern Hemisphere, where no record of these huge beasts had existed until now. It dates back 246 million years, making it the oldest ever found in the region.

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Category: Biology, Science

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Tue, 18 Jun 2024 20:41:07 GMT | Ben Coxworth

Bad Boy inventor John Cullinan uses the device to install a rooftop tent on a Jeep Wrangler

Rooftop tents may be convenient when camping, but when you're doing anything else with your vehicle … well, not so much. The Bad Boy was designed with that fact in mind, as it allows one person to quickly install and remove their tent as needed.

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