Field Test: Revel Ranger – It Just Wants to Party

Hellen Wadman

PINKBIKE FIELD TEST

Revel Ranger


Words by Mike Levy, photography by Margus Riga
The all-new Ranger is the third bike in Revel’s lineup (remember, the company has only been around for a few years), and it’s also the ”smallest” in their catalog, with 115mm of rear-wheel-travel and a 120mm SID Ultimate on the other end. It’s rolling on 29″ wheels, of course, and Revel makes some bold claims about it,
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New Orleans schools, internet providers working to get students online fast

Hellen Wadman

NOLA Public Schools has a laptop available for every student with around 16,000 hot spots purchased for students who need internet access.

NEW ORLEANS — Students in New Orleans and in other parts of the state will begin the school year virtually. That means they’ll all need access to internet.

“At the start of the school year, we’re entirely virtual,” said Allison Lowe, principal of Akili Academy of New Orleans. 

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Cyborg: Human organs could soon merge with computers to monitor health

Hellen Wadman

A new ‘cyborg-like’ technology has been developed to safely merge electronic devices with human tissue to better monitor health and track tumours.

Scientists from the University of Delaware found a way to attach devices inside a human body by connecting it to tissue using a coating that is more energy efficient. 

Connecting electronics to tissue is a ‘huge challenge’, researchers say as materials used in technology like gold and silicon

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New way to study ocean life

Hellen Wadman

Like spirits passing between worlds, billions of invisible beings rise to meet the starlight, then descend into darkness at sunrise. Microscopic plankton’s daily journey between the ocean’s depths and surface holds the key to understanding crucial planetary processes, but has remained largely a mystery until now. A new Stanford-developed rotating microscope, outlined in a study published Aug. 17 in Nature Methods, offers for the first time a way to

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