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Amazing Latest Technology 2021


Amazing Latest Technology 2021

Amazing Latest Technology 2021

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Amazing Latest Technology 2021

Amazing latest technology 2021. So when we got together to discuss the winner, we were prepared to not believe it. But what we found was the opposite: Faced with limited resources, chip shortages, and a persistent pandemic, engineers, developers, and scientists had done a lot with what they had.

Across all our 10 categories, increased efficiency has demonstrated our collective commitment to optimizing the world. A new hairwash system creates a luxurious lather with less water, steel processing emits simple carbon fractions, intelligent AI plans flight routes for maximum efficiency, and simple coral on the remote control eliminates the need for single-use batteries. And meanwhile our efforts against the pandemic have yielded results in prevention, testing and treatment that will form the basis of our resistance to this disease for years to come.

To earn a place among the 100 technologies on this list – a choice we have debated every year since 1988 – each winner has assured us of their role on the shared path to a healthier, safer, smarter and happier tomorrow.

Gadgets

In many ways, 2021 comes with a question mark. The year started with the Remote Consumer Electronics Show, an event that offered product line reductions with inaccurate delivery dates. Despite all these uncertainties, 2021 is proving important for gadgets, thanks in large part to the fact that the big players have absorbed some of the effects of chip shortages.

Two of the world’s largest technology companies – Apple and Google – have updated their equipment; Samsung has released a truly mature state-of-the-art device; and Microsoft has perfected its Surface Pen with minor changes that affect the overall experience. Of course, there are a few more surprises, one of which includes an illustration of a hipster monkey for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Seriously.

Grand Prize Winner: MacBook is back, baby

Back in 2019, Apple announced its intention to part ways with Intel, a company that had been supplying processors for Macs since 2006. Then, in late 2020, Cupertino announced the release of the M1. It is a system on a chip, which means that one silicon plate contains the CPU, graphics processor, system memory, machine learning hardware, and almost everything else needed for a computer.

Because Apple controls the software and hardware that surrounds the M1, its system can remove layers of inefficiency. The chip launched with an update for the MacBook Air and MacBook Pro, laptops that canceled tests for their class.

Apple has also incorporated its new silicon into the new Mac Mini and ultra-thin iMac. They are equally impressive. The company has updated the M1 with the new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips, which appeared in October. Laptops with such shutter speeds are already ahead of the more expensive Mac Pro using the old architecture. This is a huge achievement for Apple, and at least it’s a big one so far.

Finally, a high resolution fast camera

High-end digital cameras usually ask the shooter to choose between high-resolution shooting or ultra-fast shooting. For the A1, Sony has developed an image sensor with its own internal memory and combined it with one of the (if not) most powerful image processors on the market.

As a result, this flagship case can shoot 30 files at full resolution and raw files at 50.1 megapixels per second, while performing 120 auto-focus and auto-exposure calculations. For added fun, photographers can turn off the mechanical shutter and shoot in silence.

New Art Market

In March 2021, Christie’s auction house sold the work of digital artist Beeple for $69 million. It’s not a painting or a statue, but a collection of irreplaceable tokens, or, as it’s more commonly known, NFT. These tokens are on the blockchain, a public online ledger that tracks transactions related to digital assets.

Think of them as virtual items you buy in video games, only they are owned by IRL and can cost thousands or even millions of dollars. Athletes and celebrities have spent a lot of money buying NFT in projects like the Bored Ape Yacht Club. Disney has even created NFTs for its most popular characters, which is an equally clear sign that the technology has transcended the sister crypto community and is mainstream.

The Lost Finder

They look like big Mentos, but Apple’s AirTags are really little GPS-free locators that help people track lost things. The button-powered gadget uses a very low power Bluetooth connection to turn off Apple devices on the company’s FindMy network.

Each tag can track very specific location information via Bluetooth so you can use your phone as a forecast, turning a tedious hunt for your keys into a fun little “hot/cold” game. The company also has built-in harassment protection, so when someone else’s AirTag starts moving with you, it can trigger an alert on your phone.

The first sensible smart phone

When you use it, the Galaxy Z Flip3 feels like a typical high-end smartphone. Surprisingly, that’s what makes it so special. When closed, it is a little over half an inch thick and about 3.4 inches along the longest edge. This makes it small enough to fit in almost any pocket.

In its extended form, it features a 6.7-inch AMOLED display which is the equivalent of a bulky flagship PDA. However, this usability improvement really makes it a big step up: the screen is much less prone to splitting than previous versions, thanks to a protective polymer film that is securely inserted into the frame along the edges to prevent peeling.

Old Photo Rescue

While you may have seen it in CSI, “fixing” photos is usually digital tools called artifacts that can destroy small details. A new feature in Adobe Photoshop called Super Resolution uses machine learning to blow up photos without making them look like old, low-quality JPEGs.

Intelligence recognizes discrete objects in the scene to fill in the blanks without blindly guessing what those pixels should look like. The result of improving photos from when 8 megapixels – less than 4K screen resolution – is very serious.

A chip for smartphones made for AI

For its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro smartphones, Google has created its own on-chip system specifically to perform ambitious tasks such as image processing and translation and real-time transcription without the need to call cloud.

The Tensor chip includes two high-performance cores, a fairly productive pair of cores, and four efficient cores. Effectively copes with the most common tasks, and more powerful modules are free. For example, the Pixel 6 can apply high dynamic range lock to every frame in the video, so movies are brightly colored and don’t stand out with bright moments.

The most realistic digital pen (cil)

Open Windows Sketchable on a Microsoft Surface Pro 8 and start drawing in virtual pencil using the Slim Pen 2. This mimics the feeling of dragging graphically on paper with poor accuracy. Switch to “chalk” and the feeling will change, offering the essence of marking quite clearly – albeit much less pleasantly – on the board. The stylus can make this impression thanks to a special chip inside, as well as a strategically placed tactile engine that vibrates and crunches smoothly with high precision.

A truly modular laptop

Open most laptops and you’re in trouble. Manufacturers play Tetris logistics every time they try to squeeze powerful PC parts into more and more machine finishes. This usually involves sticking components in place, which makes the computer a nightmare to repair or upgrade.

The fully modular design of the Laptop Framework provides that people will replace parts when they break or wear out. Snap-in components make it easy to change everything from the keyboard to the motherboard, memory and ports. Lawyers for Ardent Right To Repair iFixit give it a 10 out of 10, which means it’ll be out of the recycling center longer than the car you’re watching.

To make computers work for everyone

People with disabilities often modify computing devices so that they can interact effectively with them. The Microsoft Accessibility Kit for its Surface computers is being hacked. Textured lid labels make it easy to find a specific button without having to look at it; the tactile port indicator does the same for connectivity; and the sticky tab with ring and lanyard makes it easy to open and adjust the laptop without using human hands.

While neither of these simple add-ons is a technological marvel, it is an attempt to make Surface computers available to more people without sending them into the unpredictable world of third-party accessories.

Engineering

From the deadly floods in Queens, New York, to the deep freeze in Texas, the climate crisis is knocking on the US door. This year’s top engineering innovation reflects a growing awareness that critical industries such as construction and shipping can no longer conduct their normal business. These winners answer some of the hottest questions about the future of a burning planet, including how to tackle areas that are difficult to decarbonise, such as food and energy production. In addition to advances in green technology alone, it unlocks safer mining methods, introduces AI that can unravel the hidden mysteries of DNA structure, and delivers a much-needed dose of fun at a high level.

Grand Prize Winner: steel with less footprint

Steel production accounts for seven to nine percent of the world’s carbon dioxide emissions, mainly due to a specially treated type of coal called coke. At temperatures up to 3000°F the coke reacts with iron ore oxygen, purifying the metal into the form required for steel production, but at the same time spewing carbon dioxide.

To reduce footprint, a Swedish industrial consortium has developed Hybrit, a steel that uses hydrogen instead of carbon to convert iron ore. The hydrogen released from the water reacts with the oxygen in the ore in a machine called a shaft furnace which is heated to 1500*F by wind energy and fossil-free hydropower.

This scheme emits hydrogen and water instead of carbon dioxide, and the resulting “sponge iron” is smelted in an electric arc furnace with a small amount of carbon to make steel. Hybrit says the process has carbon emissions of less than 2 percent of the standard coke combustion mode. Last summer, Volvo received the first batch of this “green steel” and used it to manufacture digging machines.

A cleaner shipping method

Container shipping feeds our economy with consumer goods that are inexpensive, but produce nearly three percent of the world’s carbon emissions. Electric batteries don’t have the energy density to efficiently power large ships, and dumping chargers at sea is nearly impossible.

This year, Finnish engine maker Wärtsil has teamed up with Norwegian logistics giant Grieg to bet on carbon-free ammonia to power ships of the future. Working at a Norwegian wind farm, engineers will use electrolysis to make hydrogen gas, which reacts with nitrogen at the plant to produce ammonia.

Wärtsil has completed an engine that burns a mixture of 70 percent ammonia, and plans to use a version with pure ammonia on tankers by 2024.

Sustainable downtown seafood farm

The global famine for shrimp farming has destroyed about 3.4 million hectares of mangroves since 1980, mostly in Southeast Asia. The breakdown of this carbon sinking ecosystem gives the practice a higher footprint than dairy cows, pigs or chickens. Plagues and drains clogged with sewage are also hitting the industry.

The “Vertical Ocean” model takes up the entire operation indoors. The mollusks live in modular aquariums the size of a school bus, and algae, seaweed and fish feed on the bottom filter waste. In this way, almost 100 percent of the water is recycled, and waste is not required. The prototype in Singapore delivered 10 shrimp plants this year totaling over one tonne of crustaceans.

A bridge that recognizes its flaws

It is not clear what caused the collapse of the Genoa Bridge in Italy in 2018, which killed 43 people. Experts believe that heavy traffic loads, corrosion from salty air, factory pollution and high river water play a big role . Therefore, after Genoa-born architect Renzo Piano developed his successor, various automatic sensing functions were added to detect errors.

A pair of two-ton inspection boots cross the bridge on a carbon composite track, taking 25,000 chassis photos every eight hours, allowing machine vision software to detect any anomalies. Solar panels provide 95 percent of the bridge’s energy needs, including for lighting and sensors that check for dangerous joint expansion.

The first ocean floating slide

Conventional roller coasters use gravity to send thrill seekers to scale and rotate. But if you want to get on a cruise – where flat land stability is far from guaranteed – you have to be creative. The Carnival Cruise Line crash BOLT uses electricity to power its small motorcycle-style car along a long looping route. Racers control the speed, up to 40 miles per hour, and cover a distance of 187 feet above sea level. Using the engine to move, rather than steep freefall, prevents reaching dangerous speeds.

Battery that can age dirty electricity

To maintain a fully renewable grid, utilities need large, inexpensive batteries to meet peak demand when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun isn’t shining. But the lithium-ion elements inside laptops and EVs are expensive. Thus, Form Energy has invented a new and highly efficient chemical battery based on one of the most common metals on Earth: iron.

The prototype company “Big Jim” releases electrons, reacting the oxygen around it with iron, creating rust. The input electric current converts rust back into iron, releasing oxygen and charging the battery. Environmental engineers say the $20 per kilowatt-hour battery is the magic number for utilities to say goodbye to coal and natural gas — which is what Form Energy hopes to evaluate the Big Jim’s final product for.

AI, which predicts the three-dimensional structure of proteins

Until this year, science knew the exact three-dimensional shape of only 17 percent of the protein in the human body – a key component of life responsible for everything from cell maintenance to waste management. Understanding how these amino acid chains alone create unique configurations has been something like the Holy Grail for 50 years.

AlphaFold, a machine learning algorithm, has now hacked into the structure of more than 98 percent of the 20,000 proteins in the human body, with 36 percent of its predictions accurate down to the atomic level. DeepMind has made the source code and forecast database publicly available, opening up new opportunities for those developing new drugs, doctors trying to create pathogen mutation inhibitors, or designers developing new materials.

Using the sky as an air conditioner

Air conditioners and fans consume 10 percent of the world’s electricity, and air conditioning use is projected to triple by 2050, absorbing more energy and returning heat to the surrounding landscape. SkyCool breaks this harmful feedback cycle with roof-reflecting nanotechnology.

Covered with multiple layers of optical film, the aluminum-based panels reflect radiation with a wavelength of 8 to 13 micrometers, a special place that allows waves to pass through Earth’s atmosphere into space.

At the same time the panel temperature is reduced to 15°F, which provides zero-emission cooling of the existing building system. A prototype, installed last fall at a grocery store in Stockton, California, piped cooled water under the panels to cool the store’s cooling system, saving about $6,000 a year on electricity bills.

A pair of robotic arms for marking explosives

Mining is one of the most dangerous industries in the world, but those who have to blow up tunnels are especially vulnerable – not necessarily from explosives, but from seismic activity or rock falls that occur during loading.

Like the giant Ripley Loader version of Aliens, Avatel’s robot allows one employee to set explosives to access gold, copper and iron ore. From the sheltered cabin miners manipulate a pair of hands to place explosives, while engineers and geologists in the control room remotely offer real-time advice as conditions change. Once the charge is set, the driver cleans the Avatel and wirelessly sends a blast signal.

The stormy look in the eyes

To understand how storms are amplified, and to better predict future disasters, scientists need data on air pressure, air and water temperature, humidity and wind within raging storms. The autonomous 23-foot saildrone, equipped with sun and wind, became the first robot in history to catch the eye of a hurricane last September when it entered Category 4 Hurricane 4.

With its instrument wings shortened to better withstand extreme conditions, the Saidrone ship offers the first recording and reading of its kind, all against a backdrop of wind speeds reaching 120 miles per hour. Laboratories around the country are already using this floating Swiss Army knife, which offers data from sea level, missing from satellite imagery, to work: NASA to improve imperfect satellite readings and study climate change, and NOAA to study the health of Alaskan pollocks.

Hello

One of the things we often think about at Popular Science is how to do more with less. This often means redesigning scrap, finding non-standard solutions, or simply providing products that can make our lives easier for our homes. The best household items of the year include a knife that turns into a scraper, a robotic vacuum cleaner that knows how not to wet your carpet, and shingles that can hold recycled asphalt from your neighbor’s old roof.

Grand Prize Winner: non-confusing vacuum head

Anyone who lives with a person or pet with long hair knows very well how to clean a vacuum brush head after a thorough cleaning. The previously pretty lock likes to spin around the spinning cylinder until it gets clogged so you have to use scissors or a stationery knife to free it – you can barely tell which feather is attached and which one used to be on someone’s vault.

Dyson solved this modern problem by ignoring the standard tubular shape of the brush head to the cone inspired by the ancient design of the Archimedes screw. Put one of these on the end of your compatible Dyson vacuum cleaner (including the V8, V10, V11, Outsize, and V15) and these dirty bristles will be harder to hold.

As the screw rotates, it pulls the filament growing in the follicle from the thinnest end, where the bristles are also softer to remove the hairy grip. There they are defenseless against the suction of the vacuum cleaner – leaving more hair in the bin and less cleaning when you need to finish cleaning.

Universal transforming knife

A stationery knife is a must-have tool. Scrapers are much more specialized, but there are a lot of jobs – say, cleaning paint on windows and around them – that require both. The first ToughBuilt cutter of its kind turns into a scraper.

Press the button on the side of this 6.5-inch tool and push it forward to release the razor; keep going and the blade will rotate 90 degrees, locking in place for scraping. There’s also a paint opener on the back if you need one.

Any frozen ingredient can be ice cream

Traditional ice cream makers can spend 20 to 40 minutes whipping up ingredients for a delicious treat we all love. Ninja Creami brings out cold desserts in just 5 minutes. Dump frozen ingredients, such as fruit, into one of the machine’s containers, and the device grinds them into fine ice particles that match the creamy texture of a well-cooked dairy product. When it comes to recipes, you’re basically only limited by your imagination – if you can freeze it, it’s a dessert.

No carpet has been cleaned of fog

If your floors are carpet and wood – or other hard surfaces – it can be risky to buy a cleaning robot that vacuums and washes. Without serious parenting, a clumsy device can easily soak a shag by dragging a dirty wet sponge into an inappropriate room.

Not the Roborock S7, which can detect carpet and raise the nozzle for washing to keep it from falling apart. He knows what’s under his feet, thanks to ultrasonic sensors that blast sounds on the floor, reading echoes to determine what’s soft and what’s not. We like to think it screams, so you don’t have to.

The lightest and fastest cookware

Over six years of metal research has developed into seven patents and one line of All-Clad pans. Stainless steel and aluminum housings have a pyrolytic graphite core that heats up faster than copper due to the placement of carbon atoms in it.

They’re also 80 percent lighter, making this skillet great for dicing onions and digesting pancakes. The frying pan can not only withstand the high temperatures of your oven or broiler, but it is also very eager to heat up which works well even at the very low temperatures required by delicate foods like fish.

A lighter and more powerful tool battery

DeWalt’s new Powerstack rechargeable battery is a new approach to enabling wireless tools. While standard lithium-ion bricks are packed with vertical cylindrical cells – and they only get bigger as manufacturers try to add more power and uptime to their products – DeWalt batteries use cells sequentially, so no space is lost.

This simultaneously reduces weight and increases productivity: they are 25 percent less powerful than the previous generation, and 50 percent more powerful. They also fit existing 20V Max tools and use the same charger as all DeWalt lithium-ion batteries, so you don’t have to buy new gear to add them to your kit.

The first tile contains recycled asphalt

Disposal of shingles is usually disposed of in landfills or incinerated. Those that are reused are usually re-thawed and packed onto the road. The GAF, however, has found a way to convert about 90 percent of this used wear into material suitable for new shingles.

After the discarded asphalt sheets are cleaned of construction debris, they are cut into 4-inch squares, and two carpet-like tapping machines remove any sticky granules that can degrade the quality of the mix. Pure size 4 by 4 is ground to powder, sifted and separated to get bitumen in one place, packed in briquettes and returned to standard gravel production process. The new ones contain up to 15 percent of secondary raw materials.

Two types of washing in one machine

Some top-loading washing machines have a stirrer in the center – a three-dimensional rod that pushes clothes on to clean them – while others rely more on your clothes to scrub for about a second to clean themselves. Whirlpool’s new top loader does both. Leave the 1.15 pound stirrer in place for the hard work (say, all of your jeans) and pull it out for a gentler cycle. Spring caps cover openings to prevent your clothes from snagging and tearing.

A doorbell camera that won’t bother you

Most home security sensors are passive because they collect information from the environment and try to interpret it. This can lead to frequent false positives, such as when a motion detector detects a curious crow as a potential intruder. Video calling The new ringer and searchlight equipped with cameras have taken an active path, becoming the first home security device to use radar to visualize the world.

This little gadget emits waves of up to 30 feet (you set the distance). Radar monitors movement perfectly, and computer vision from the camera identifies objects well. Taken together, these technologies improve the system in interpreting what is actually in front of it.

Security

The second year of the pandemic brought a new stream of security concerns – domestically, internationally and, of course, digitally. But companies and researchers have stepped up their game. The US military has demonstrated in the deserts of New Mexico the most advanced anti-drone technology to date; The Los Angeles Fire Department has released the US’ first robotic fire truck; and router makers have launched a partnership to bring advanced antivirus technology to smart devices. This may not be enough to directly guarantee that you’ll get a good night’s sleep, but it does at least reduce the risk of hacking via Bluetooth on your alarm clock.

Cookies allow you to work online a little more smoothly, given the user’s browsing habits, but when data trackers track individuals on different sites, a useful tool becomes a responsibility of privacy. Firefox, Mozilla’s browser, has introduced an additional feature called “Full Cookie Protection” which significantly limits the trail of crumbs you leave online.

Instead of keeping all individual information together, this new approach forces each site to continuously track in a separate “cookie box” without extracting data from the others. This means you can click “accept” more boldly when you are dumped by the disclaimers that are now the online norm.

Beating drones with directed energy

Small, edible drones can spy on soldiers or, worse, attack them with explosives. Fighting these machines, many of which are made cheaply or with commercial parts, means finding cost-effective countermeasures that can disable multiple drones at once. With the help of the THOR Air Force, the military has a new tool for frying entire flocks.

The system emits strong microwaves that harm electronics but not humans and wildlife. Compact enough to fit into a C-130 carrier or cargo plane, this electric gun can be installed in hours – ready to protect anyone nearby.

Let the fire robots fight the toughest fires

Firefighters rushed to danger to put out the dangerous fire. But what if they don’t always have to? The Thermite RS3, recently adopted by the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), is a 5 to 7 foot tall and 3,000 to 4,000 pound (depending on equipment packed) robot that can help extinguish fires without endangering the lives of firefighters. .

The remote-controlled RS3 rides on tank treads, thermal cameras and sports optics and can blast 2,500 gallons of water per minute. In December 2020, LAFD used its new bounty to extinguish a fire inside the building – after firefighters were called to the street.

Encrypted biometric security at your fingertips

Physical security keys offer the ability to sign in without a password or two-factor authentication that doesn’t require punching codes or sending text messages. YubiKey, which has been manufacturing the handy, button-down kit since 2008, is releasing its first biometric keychain in 2021.

The key reads fingerprints, private markers that are stored securely and locally on the device itself. Using the gadget, which comes in USB-A and USB-C models, for password-free authentication allows it and fingerprint to work together as a multi-factor login check.

Changed bomb craters to better armor

Analysis of the debris remaining after a bomb explosion could lead to a better understanding of the explosive material and allow for better armor to be developed.

The computational tomography rapid fragmentation generator, or FRAG-CT, is a tool made by the Army Development Command that can process data from a test range 200 times faster than current methods, which involve painstaking shrapnel collection and manual blast mapping. By assembling three-dimensional images of the fragments, this technology could lead to the creation of armor designs that are more capable of withstanding explosions, among other important ballistic ideas.

Real amphibians on site

What has a top speed of 50 knots and two sets of retractable treads? A morphing boat is called the IG-PRO 31. Built by Iguana Pro, the 32-foot boat is an amphibious motorized boat that can climb on shore and hide.

Sold to the US Navy in October 2020, the interceptor offers special forces more options on where to land – and how to get your ship to safety as soon as it lands. In the field, caterpillars can pull ships forward at speeds of more than 4 miles per hour. This machine also offers a useful tool for rescue work at sea or on the beach.

Track with double mirror for email tracking

Some email marketing techniques rely on invisible pixels – hidden codes that let the sender know whether or not you opened a message. The privacy feature included in the iOS 15 update introduces a new behind-the-scenes process that locks these sniffers.

After enabling the feature, Apple first opens the email on its servers and then sends a message to the user, effectively preventing the tool from knowing when (or even when) the recipient opened the email. This is a clean way to restore privacy to mailboxes that are usually full of data collection.

Past and present flood risk, map for the future

In a climate change environment, knowing where and when water levels have risen is an invaluable resource. The World Flood Mapping tool, created for the United Nations, works in a browser and can show where flooding has occurred, down to road level, anywhere in the world.

The tool is based on data from Google Earth and Landsat, collected since 1985, is accurate to within 30 meters and includes population and land use filters – both of which will help planners reduce flood damage in the future. Future versions will include AI-generated risk maps.

Megarouter with full smart home protection

Each new device connected to the Internet in the home can become a new way of security for malicious subjects. NETGEAR Armor incorporates antivirus protection into routers, providing connection protection between the rapidly growing army of Doo-Dads and the external Internet.

In addition to using algorithms to study normal user behavior and exhibit unusual actions, system security tools also scan output for input, social security numbers, and banking information and block access to spies.

Mobile network and disaster response center, all in a pickup truck

After the disaster, most Americans had to rely on specialized infrastructure to stay connected. Verizon’s THOR is an all-in-one mobile vehicle designed to respond to natural disasters. The installation can continue cellular service on its own 5G or LTE cellular network, which is supported by small sliding cell towers and satellite channels. To help with rapid response services, THOR can also launch tethered drones or a fleet of winged robots to view the surrounding environment, receiving useful real-time information about what is passable and what is not.

Sports and Outdoors

The past year and a half have taught us all how important it is to get outside and stay active – whether that means an easy hike or an epic day of mountain biking. The best new outfits of the year make this adventure better, safer, more comfortable and more inclusive. We’ve chosen for your next run very new shades, hiking pants designed for more body, and a helmet that will let you know if he (or you) has had too many bumps. Plus, there are even kits made just to help your bathroom if a jungle vacation leaves fewer footprints.

Grand Prize Winner: Best Electronic Mountain on the Planet

When Yeti Cycles planned to make its first electric mountain bike, the company needed to do more than just connect batteries and engines to existing vehicles. The race-oriented brand wanted a cycle that would go uphill and bombard at top speed, but did it with the same feel as any other analog Yeti.

Having the engine inside increases lash acceleration and tire torque, meaning the ride can lose traction and spin when moving over gravel, rocks and roots if the team doesn’t manage that extra power properly. To maintain traction, they developed a new suspension platform called Sixfinity linkage, which is specifically tuned for mountaineering on e-bikes.

One important part is how the rear triangle of the frame moves along with the rear wheels; Unique joints under the seat dynamically adjust frame geometry as the cyclist passes through obstacles. This, as well as a number of other suspension modifications, leads to a carbon fiber ride, which when turning the pedals and lifting responds to the track without too much spring and the tires don’t lose their footing.

Rimless sunglasses from the future

Apply this new shade on your face and you will instantly feel like Doc Brown from Back to the Future. This is because instead of frames, the lenses on Kato Oakley sunglasses act as frames. The curved polycarbonate cut has a lip at the top and a bend for your nose, which provides structure.

With no top or bottom frame, the characteristic wrapper gives its owner a wide, unobstructed field of view. Designed primarily for athletes such as cyclists or runners, the sunglasses weigh just 34 grams and are placed in front of the face like a tight, wide shield.

A sophisticated backpack that is not too light

These two mountain backpacks have a unique trick in nylon sleeves: they can be compressed into small packages, but still retain the structure in their expanded form. The Beast18, for example, gets about 10 inches long, but when it’s expanded, it’s about 20 inches long. A ring of hardened but springy stainless steel runs around the packaging, creating a semi-rigid frame in the shape of a nut. The pack folds in the same way as nylon sunscreen for a windshield: twist it in half in the middle (making a figure 8 with a metal circle), then fold it over yourself. Strong metal memory helps him get back in shape.

Soft rain-proof fabric

Waterproof and breathable jackets usually wrinkle slightly because their ability to keep out moisture depends on a special membrane that is stapled and glued between the other fabrics.

Voormi Core Construction Materials does it differently: instead of laminating the fabrics together, the company knit the threads through the membrane itself. The new material includes hoodies and a number of other clothing items, such as cycling jerseys or running clothes, which provide protection from the rain but feel as soft and breathable as sweatshirts.

All-body hiking pants

Clothing companies typically approach larger offerings simply as enlarged versions of smaller sizes, an approach that doesn’t recognize that human proportions can’t just be versions larger than six sizes.

Ponderosa pants are available not only in sizes 14 to 24, but also in two different styles for larger figures. One, called the mountain, is best for bodies with hips wider than the waist, while the river model is best for people with hips and waists that are about the same size. Clothes made of nylon and elastane dry quickly, stretch in both directions and have five roomy pockets.

The best way to bury your business

Sometimes when you’re on a hike, bike ride, or other adventure, you just need to get away. If you wear this kit, you will have everything you need to bury your business. Dig a hole with an aluminum spatula, do as nature intended, and dip in the included three mycelium tablets.

Mushrooms will break down dirt ten times faster than the soil itself. Combined with the biodegradable wipes included in the kit, this system also removes wands and other pathogens by an average of 66 percent, reducing the chances of these baddies getting into water sources and making people sick.

A helmet that monitors your own health

A helmet is necessary when skiing, but a broken helmet is useless. Atomic’s CTD Redster brain basket lets you know when it’s spent. The built-in shock sensor measures shock in five different zones – whether it’s a hit from a tree (or simply throwing it in a parking lot), and the accelerometer records and evaluates location and strength to determine if helmet integrity is maintained. to provide complete protection.

The Atomic smartphone app provides a green, yellow or red health indicator. In the event of a severe fall, the application can also report emergency contacts in your coordinates.

Quick dry, the tent doesn’t hang

Most tourist tents – a tarpaulin-like section that stretches over the shelter to protect it from the rain – are made of lightweight nylon covered with polyurethane. But if you’ve ever woken up from wet, saggy porridge, you’ve definitely experienced a shortage of ingredients. It stretches, absorbs moisture and dries, it seems, forever.

Nemo’s new Osmo fabric is made of a checkered weave of durable nylon, which does not resist the weather, and polyester, which absorbs moisture. As a result, it dries faster than other tent flies, and doesn’t sag. The material will debut in three of Nemo’s tents in 2022.

Underwater Sync with Voice

Scuba divers usually use radio transmitters to monitor the pressure in the tank. However, these waves do not move well in water. Sound waves, or echo sounders, can travel further through wet material. The Garmin Descent T1 transmitter uses these audio frequencies, allowing groups of divers to monitor each other. The beacon reliably transmits side pressure, air time and gas consumption figures to five divers on the Garmin Mk2i watch for dive distances of up to 30 feet.

The smartest suspension for mountain bikes

For mountain bikers, turning the pedals on smooth terrain with an inflatable suspension consumes energy, but soft springs are welcome when turning on rocks and roots. The flight attendant’s suspension with batteries is automatically adjusted on the go.

The accelerometers in the shock absorbers and forks and sensors in the connecting rods provide motion and power data to the algorithms that decide how to adjust the suspension to suit the terrain. In fact, flight attendants make 200 decisions per second by sending signals to a pair of engines in suspension to make them softer or louder (or stay the same). Currently only available for bikes from YT Industries, Canyon, Trek, and Specialized, but over time you’ll be able to upgrade to existing attractions.