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The best home entertainment systems to watch all the unmissable sports this summer

Tech – Metro This summer is set to be jam-packed with live sport (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo) The summer of sport is almost upon us, which means you’re going to need some gold-medal gear to take in all the action. There’s a huge stack of elite-level sport coming up. The European Championships in football, of …

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Arctic sea ice ‘thinning up to twice as fast’ as scientists previously thought

Tech – Metro Polar bears close to the Polarstern research icebreaker in the Arctic sea. (Credits: PA) Arctic sea ice, which is frozen seawater floating on the ocean surface, may be thinning in coastal regions up to twice as fast as previously thought, scientists believe. The findings, published in the journal Cryosphere, raise fresh concerns …

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Campaigners threaten legal action over ‘sneaky’ NHS data sharing plans

Tech – Metro Campaigners have threatened legal action over plans to share GP data (Credits: Morsa Images/ Getty Images/Abel Mitj Varela) Activists have threatened to sue the government over controversial plans to share GP data with third parties. In a letter sent Thursday, privacy campaigners accused Matt Hancock of rushing through the ‘unlawful’ plans without …

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Clever cars will soon be able to check we’re well enough to drive

Tech – Metro The wellbeing sector is behind the wheel, from health checks to aromas (Picture: Getty Images) Our cars will soon recognise and prevent motion sickness. They’ll anticipate when you’re about to have a heart attack and pull safely to the side of the road, and they’ll even refuse to start if you’ve had …

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UFO footage shows ‘no evidence’ of aliens, says US government

Tech – Metro The Pentagon declassified and officially released three UFO videos in 2019 posing the question of what else might be revealed (Picture: US Department of Defence) The American government reckons grainy footage of UFOs shot by Navy pilots a while ago shows no evidence of aliens or advanced military tech. According to a …

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Army’s £3.57bn tank trial halted for being too slow and too noisy

Tech – Metro A pre-production prototype of the turreted Ajax tank (Credits: MoD/Crown copyright 2016) The Ministry of Defence halted trials of a £3.57bn family of tanks over major design flaws, an internal report reveals. Excessive vibrations and noise left test crews with temporary hearing problems and aching joints, according to the report seen by …

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Old Textbooks Galore

Blog – Hackaday This collection of public domain books proclaims to not be about survival, but for survivors. It is a extensive collection of text books, manuals, etc., in over 150 categories from Accounting to Woodworking. Because of the copyright duration laws, most are around one hundred years old. You might not want to have …

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3D-Printed Scale Model of Perseverance Rover Seems as Complicated as the Real One

Blog – Hackaday Sometimes the best way to figure out how something works is to make a model of it. 3D-modeling software makes it possible to do the job in silico, and sometimes that’s enough. But to really get inside the designer’s head, executing a physical model, like this quarter-scale RC-controlled Perseverance rover, is a …

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