TAE ahead of schedule on billion-degree hydrogen-boron fusion

Some fusion projects aim to create hundred-million degree working temperatures in magnetically confined plasma. The CEO of TAE Technologies tells us his team's aiming for 10 times that temperature, targeting cheaper, easier and safer boron fuel.Continue ReadingCategory: Energy, ScienceTags: Nuclear Fusion, Clean Energy, Nuclear, Interviews … [Read more...]

Scientists recreate the song of long-lost insect to help find it again

After 150 years sitting silently in a museum, a strange specimen has now sung its song once more. Scientists have digitally recreated the sound of a long-lost species of insect, not seen since 1869, by creating 3D scans of its wings. The specifics of the tune could help track down living specimens in the wild – if there are any left.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Insect, Species, Animals, Sound, London, Museum, India … [Read more...]

Moonlander truck RV tightropes ingeniously between camper and cap

The truck cap (aka camper shell) has long provided a way of covering and securing a pickup bed, doubling as a light hard-wall camper for those who don't mind keeping it simple. More recently, these caps have given way to a new generation of pop-up pickup toppers, lightweight campers that attach like caps but offer more space and in-vehicle living potential. At least one company believes there's room for further differentiation. Denver's Radica … [Read more...]

New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2022-08-12 03:59:27

To learn about the future of Earth’s climate we can look to the past, and one of the best ways to do that is with samples drilled from deep ice cores. Now, scientists have dated what may be the world’s oldest ice core, with some sections potentially preserving samples as old as 5 million years.Continue ReadingCategory: Environment, ScienceTags: Ice, Antarctic, Climate, Climate Crisis, World's Oldest, Environment … [Read more...]

SlashGear 2022-08-12 02:00:36

Love it or hate it, Amazon's strange palm-scanning checkout system is expanding to more Whole Foods stores, renewing talks (and concerns) about privacy. … [Read more...]

Vaccine booster for all London children as polio found in more wastewater

A polio vaccine booster program has been announced in the United Kingdom targeting all London children under the age of 10. The program comes after more detections of poliovirus in London’s wastewater indicate the virus is spreading undetected throughout the city.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Virus, Vaccines, Health, CDC … [Read more...]