Eating Sushi? Look Out for Worms

An Anisakis worm in a piece of raw salmon
An Anisakis worm in a piece of raw salmon
Togabi/C.C. 1.0

If you’ve ever thought that you got food poisoning from eating sushi, you might have actually gotten worms from the stuff. A new study indicates that such fish worms are now more common than ever – although chefs usually pick them out. read more

Intel’s “Neuromorphic” Computing System

An array of Intel Loihi neuromorphic research chips.
An array of Intel Loihi neuromorphic research chips.
Tim Herman/Intel Corporation

As impressive as computers are becoming, they still pale in comparison to nature’s version – the brain. As such scientists have started designing computer chips that work in a similar way to the brain, using artificial neurons and synapses. Now Intel has unveiled its most powerful “neuromorphic” computing system to date. Named Pohoiki Springs, this system packs in 100 million neurons, putting it on par with the brain of a small mammal.

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Volkswagen All Electric Mini-Bus

It's been 54 years since this T1 Samba Bus was first built. Now it's time for an electric refresh
It’s been 54 years since this T1 Samba Bus was first built. Now it’s time for an electric refresh
Volkswagen

This is a 1966-model Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus. It has spent more than half a century on the roads of California, meaning it’s probably got wild and woolly stories to tell about Woodstock and the Summer of Love, and unspeakable things have surely taken place in its roomy interior. Lives have likely begun in this humble little people mover, and now it’s getting a second life of its own. read more

Gerber’s Armbar Half the Size of a Multitool

Gerber's Armbar Drive, in orange
Gerber’s Armbar Drive, in orange
Gerber

Designed to balance versatility and excellent portability, Gerber’s new Armbar Drive is claimed to offer the kind of utility you could expect of a full-sized multitool, while still easily sliding in and out of one’s pocket. read more

Latest Self Driving System

Waymo has already built its first Waymo Driver systems into its electric Jaguar I-PACEs
Waymo has already built its first Waymo Driver systems into its electric Jaguar I-PACEs
Waymo

With an eye toward the future of self-driving cars with next-level safety and reliability, Waymo has introduced its fifth-generation system for autonomous vehicles. Called Waymo Driver, the system promises a more comprehensive understanding of the vehicle’s surroundings and a number of impressive new capabilities, including an ability to spot debris and stop signs hundreds of meters up the road. read more

Retro Electric Bike

The 2020 Cafe commuter color schemes are named after northern California scenery
The 2020 Cafe commuter color schemes are named after northern California scenery
Vintage Electric

If you’re on the hunt for a pedal-assist e-bike with retro-cool charm, you’ll likely already have stumbled across Vintage Electric. The new 2020 Cafe model brings some new tech to the party, including something called the 2020 Vintorque Drivetrain. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Final Farewell to the F-4 Phantom

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Hyakuri Air Base

New Herniated Disc Treatment

The procedure takes only five to 10 minutes, after an initial discectomy
The procedure takes only five to 10 minutes, after an initial discectomy
Cornell University

Not only are herniated discs painful and debilitating, but treatments for them leave something to be desired. A new technique, however, may be more effective than anything that’s come before. read more

Covid Snake Oil

The US FDA says it has set up a task force to catch fake COVID-19 cures and treatments currently spreading across social media and online marketplaces
The US FDA says it has set up a task force to catch fake COVID-19 cures and treatments currently spreading across social media and online marketplaces

Colloidal silver, herbal supplements and essential oils are among a number of products currently being fraudulently promoted as cures for COVID-19, as the US Food and Drug Administration targets seven companies peddling unproven treatments. read more

New Playstation

The PlayStation 5 logo is the only official glimpse we've had of the upcoming console so far
The PlayStation 5 logo is the only official glimpse we’ve had of the upcoming console so far
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Sony’s next-generation gaming console, the PlayStation 5, is set to launch later this year, but we still haven’t had a full reveal. Here, New Atlas rounds up everything we know and don’t know about the PS5’s hardware, games, controllers, features and services. read more