Portable OvenPlus cooker takes a topdown approach for smoke-free grilling

Lovingflame has taken to Indiegogo to get the OvenPlus into production

Lovinflame, a decorative fireplace company specializing in clean-burning flames, has introduced a portable and versatile grilling machine it says can make for a healthier, tastier mealtime. Its new OvenPlus cooker promises a smoke-free outdoor dining experience, and with a relatively compact form, can be packed up and carted around for grilling on the go.

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Volkswagen's ID. Buggy puts its electric signature in the sand

Looking to mix a bit of beach cruising culture from a bygone era with some new-age ...

Looking to mix a bit of beach cruising culture from a bygone era with some new-age drivetrain technology, Volkswagen debuted its super-cute electrified dune buggy at Geneva earlier in the year. The automaker is again showing off the stylish retro cruiser as part of Monterey Car Week, marking the occasion by setting it free on the sand alongside the inspiration for the design, a Meyers Manx dune buggy in a original 60s-era styling.

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The puffy pink seaweed that can stop cows burping methane into the atmosphere

Cows are responsible for a large portion of methane emissions from the agriculture sector, but a ...

Fossil fuels burnt for things like energy and transportation might be the first things that come to mind when considering climate-changing greenhouse gas emissions, but a sizable portion also come from agriculture – around 9 percent, according the EPA. Within that, the methane belched out by the world's cows is a particularly potent contributor, but scientists are preparing alternative diets for these livestock that could cut these harmful emissions out altogether.

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Cheetah Plains safari lodge surrounds wildlife lovers with rustic "Afro-minimalist" charm

The Cheetah Plains lodge is claimed to be entirely off-grid through its use of solar power

Rather than retiring from a day of elephant spotting to a four-walled hotel room with a window or two, safari guests of the South Africa's Cheetah Plains Game Lodge will have plenty of opportunities for extracurricular connections with nature. The retreat tastefully treads a line between the natural and the man-made, with the designers pursuing what they called an Afro-minimalism aesthetic through a careful balancing of simplicity and locally inspired touches of style.

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Ocean Cleanup attaches parachutes to trash-collecting barriers to maintain steady speeds

The Great Ocean Cleanup team envisions fleets of its U-shaped barrier drifting through the Great Pacific ...

It has been a rocky start to life for The Ocean Cleanup's U-shaped barriers, which it hopes will sweep through the Great Pacific Garbage Patch collecting plastic waste that can be hauled back to shore and recycled. The team is now reporting to have overcome a significant stumbling block, using a novel parachute-anchor mechanism to correct speed-related troubles plaguing its earlier approach to ocean-going garbage collection.

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Aston Martin lets its Valhalla hypercar off the leash at Silverstone

Aston Martin's Valhalla hypercar makes its track debut

Following months of shadowy silhouettes and dramatic renderings, Aston Martin has given fans a first real look at the forthcoming Valhalla hypercar in action. Taking to the track at Silverstone in the UK, the Formula One-infused mid-engine coupe was shown off alongside its sibling, the Valkyrie hypercar, ahead of a planned 2021 production.

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Aston Martin will now build you a lair or gallery to show off your supercar

The company calls its new service "Aston Martin Automotive Galleries and Lairs"

For when a regular Aston Martin just ain't enough, the carmaker also offers prospective buyers the ability to personalize their vehicles through its Q bespoke design service. It is now extending the same courtesy to the home, for those who demand living quarters that align with the finest of automotive design.

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UPS puts autonomous delivery trucks to the test on Arizona highway

UPS has been using self-driving trucks from startup TuSimple as part of trials in Arizona

UPS is looking to all kinds of new-age vehicle technologies to step up its delivery game, with electric vans, e-bikes and drones that carry smaller packages all part of the mix. It is now expressing a keen interest in autonomous heavy haulers, revealing it has spent the last couple of months testing them out along an Arizona highway and has snared a small stake in self-driving startup TuSimple, whose vehicles it used throughout the trials.

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