New Cordless Vacuum Deploys Lasers and ‘Listens to Dirt’ to Reveal Just How Gross Your House Is

New Dyson Cordless Vacuum, V15 Detect, Deploys Lasers and ‘Listens to Dirt’ to Reveal Just How Gross Your House Is

Dyson V15 Detect is yet another new Dyson cordless vacuum cleaner, following hot on the enormous heels of the V11 Outsize. But this is a Dyson vacuum with a difference. None of their stick vacs to date has featured a headlight even though much cheaper offerings from rival brands do. So in classic Dyson style, it has moved straight past having a headlight – because, Dyson informs us, headlights are rubbish. So instead of a crappy headlight like you’d get on some low-rent piece of garbage, Dyson is serving you cordless vacuum with laser realness…


Semi-Transparent Solar Cells Can Power Greenhouses Without Stunting Plant Growth

Greenhouses fitted with semi-transparent solar cells can generate electricity without affecting the growth and health of the plants inside, according to a new study, suggesting we could build energy-neutral greenhouses without harming crops…


Renewables Met 97% of Scotland’s Electricity Demand in 2020

Scotland has narrowly missed a target to generate the equivalent of 100% of its electricity demand from renewables in 2020…


Apple Watch and iPhone Could Assess Cardiovascular Patient Frailty, Study Finds

The iPhone and Apple Watch could be used as a remote alternative to in-person clinical assessments of frailty in cardiovascular patients, new data suggests…


Apple May Launch a Rugged Watch for Extreme Sports

Being scratch and water resistant to 50 meters, Apple’s latest Watch Series 6 is already popular with swimmers, hikers and other athletes. However, Apple is reportedly planning to make a more rugged version designed for extreme sports and weather, according to Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman…


Free Open-Access Quantum Computer Now Operational

A new Department of Energy open-access quantum computing testbed is ready for the public. Scientists from Indiana University recently became the first team to begin using Sandia National Laboratories’ Quantum Scientific Computing Open User Testbed, or QSCOUT…


HAMR and MAMR Will Use Lasers and Microwaves to Pack as Much as 60TB Into a Drive

Do you still use a device with a mechanical hard drive in it? Flash storage has become so cheap and ubiquitous that outside of backup systems and NAS, SSDs and flash memory now hold the data on most of our devices. Hard drive shipments peaked in 2015, and fewer are sold every year, but in terms of terabytes sold, hard drives are more important than ever. With web storage and backups, we’re dumping more of our data into the cloud, and add in AI and big data, and global server capacity is increasing faster than ever…

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