Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night

Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one. The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual — a…

Memory cards can make a good extension to your hard disk

If you need more hard disk space than your laptop can offer, an alternative to an external USB hard drive is a small and inconspicuous SD card, assuming a suitable slot is available. They allow you to store photos and documents in an easily portable way, without having to carry an additional hard drive. However,…

This electric motorcycle was completely printed in 3D

The German 3D printing specialist BigRep has demoed its expertise by crafting a prototype 3D-printed electric motorcycle. All of the bike's parts are 3D printed except its motor and battery. This first 3D-printed electric motorcycle is called Nera. From the frame and the fork to the rims and even the airless tires, almost all of…

Smart motorcycle helmet with 360-degree vision

The Japanese startup Borderless presents the CrossHelmet X1, a revolutionary motorcycle helmet offering riders 360-degree visibility, noise cancellation and smartphone connectivity. It is currently available to pre-order via the Indiegogo crowdfunding website. This smart motorcycle helmet has a wide-angle camera at the back and a built-in head-up display so the rider can see what's going…

Scientists redefine the kilogram

The kilogram is getting an update. No, your bathroom scales won't suddenly become kinder and a kilo of fruit will still weigh a kilo. But the way scientists define the exact mass of a kilogram is about to change. Until now, its mass has been defined by the granddaddy of all kilos: a golf ball-sized…