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Aug 21, 2019

Review: 2019 Range Rover Sport SVR is 575 horsepower worth of luxurious OMG


The Rover Sport is a midsized SUV that's a bit smaller than the Discovery and a little larger than the Evoque. In its SVR format, it's also a muscle car inside in a luxury SUV package. This means you are couched in posh surroundings as you scream "OMG" laying rubber down the pavement.

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Aug 21, 2019

Mercedes amplifies the electric van market with 250-mile, eight-seat EQV


If you would have guessed a few years ago which major German automaker would be first out of the gate to develop a ground-up electric passenger van, the obvious answer would have been Volkswagen. But Mercedes-Benz snuck in earlier this year with the Concept EQV and promised to ready it before year-end. The production EQV debuted this week makes good on that promise, offering zero emissions driving for up to 250 miles (405 km) per charge. It'll be available in two different wheelbase lengths with up to eight seats.

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Aug 21, 2019

New-and-improved underwater drone has a zoom-lens camera


Last year, Chinese startup Youcan Robot successfully crowdfunded its BW Space underwater drone. Now the company is back, with the upgraded BW Space Pro model. Among other things, it features a 6X optical zoom lens.

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Aug 21, 2019

Philips turns to the crowd for compact projector launch


Though crowdfunding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo have been used by startups and small businesses to bring their ideas to life, established companies have also been using these platforms more and more. The latest to do so is Philips, which has listed its PicoPix Max compact projector on Indiegogo.

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Aug 21, 2019

Zaha Hadid Architects adds signature style to German flood defenses


Following severe flooding in 1960s Hamburg, Germany, that killed over 300 people, the city upgraded its flood defenses. However, recent simulations revealed that even higher flood barriers were required to protect against extreme high tides and storm surges. An architecture competition was launched to redevelop the site and high-profile firm Zaha Hadid Architects got the nod.





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Aug 21, 2019

Interstellar isotopes found in Antarctica were forged from supernovae


In the pure white snow of Antarctica, scientists have found rare isotopes that don't occur naturally on Earth. The isotope, known as iron-60, is usually forged in the crucible of supernova explosions, and the researchers believe it fell to Earth as our solar system passed through an interstellar gas cloud.

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Aug 21, 2019

Food scientists cook up low-fat better butter made of mostly water


Often imitated but rarely matched, butter is one ingredient that it's important to get right. People are picky about the consistency and creaminess of their butter, and healthier alternatives have trouble getting that right. Now, food scientists from Cornell University have crafted a brand new spread they say mimics butter with only about a quarter of the calories and fat.

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Aug 21, 2019

More vaping-linked hospitalizations as study finds nicotine-free e-cigs can damage blood vessels


New research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has shown nicotine-free e-cigarette vapor can have an immediate harmful effect on the body's vascular function. The study was published as the CDC begins investigating an increasing number of hospitalizations across the country being linked to e-cigarette use.

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Aug 20, 2019

Atomic experiment to detect dark energy fails to feel the force


The universe is generally believed to be expanding at an accelerating rate, thanks to a mysterious force dubbed dark energy. But how exactly does this force work? Researchers in the UK have conducted an experiment to test a hypothesis that this fifth fundamental force works on single atoms - and found no trace of it.

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Aug 20, 2019

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


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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Aug 20, 2019

Cake goes fully street legal with its Kalk& electric enduro bike


There's a neat little category opening up somewhere between e-bikes and electric motorcycles, and Cake's new Kalk& (Kalk and) is a perfect example. Weighing just 79 kg (174 lb), with a range "over 86 km" (53 mi), it'd be a super fun dual sport commuter if it wasn't for the price tag.

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Aug 20, 2019

Blood test to predict how likely you are to die within 5 to 10 years


A provocative new study is suggesting a blood test tracking 14 different biomarkers can predict a person's risk of dying within the next 10 years better than any conventional models. The research is still a long way off being broadly deployed in clinical environments and the test may be of most use in human drug trials as a surrogate endpoint for mortality.

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Aug 20, 2019

Tiny GPS backpacks shed light on nightlife of desert bats


If you've been wondering how to track your bats, wonder no longer. A team of researchers led by the University of Helsinki has used new miniaturized GPS tags to keep tabs on desert bats as they fly about in Sibiloi National Park, Northern Kenya. By plotting the movement of the night fliers, the study is designed to provide new insights into how they adapt to drier times of the year.

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Aug 20, 2019

How fecal transplants may save Australia's threatened koala population


While fecal transplants are being cautiously explored by mainstream scientists as novel treatments for everything from autism to inflammatory bowel disease, a new study led by University of Queensland researchers is suggesting the technique may help koalas in Australia adapt to new habitats.

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Aug 20, 2019

NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope sheds light on Moon-like exoplanet


NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has provided new insights into a rocky exoplanet that may be very similar to the planet Mercury or Earth's Moon. Orbiting an M-type dwarf star 48.6 light years from Earth in the constellation of Indus, LHS 3844b is 1.3 times the mass of our planet, probably airless, and covered with lava plains resembling the lunar maria.

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Aug 20, 2019

Multi-purpose carabiner does more than just hang around


When it comes to nifty little bits of outdoor gear, people seem to particularly like multitools and carabiners. San Francisco-based stuff-maker General Purpose California has therefore gone and combined the two, in the form of its aptly-named GPCA Carabiner.

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Aug 20, 2019

India's Chandrayaan-2 mission achieves lunar orbit ahead of Moon landing


India's Chandrayaan-2 spacecraft has successfully made orbit around the Moon. The ambitious mission, which is comprised of an orbiter, a lander, and a rover, has the goal of shedding new light on the creation and evolution of Earth's closest celestial neighbor.

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Aug 20, 2019

Undersea sensor is powered by sound waves from the surface


For continuously gathering information on ocean conditions, one thing that's been proposed is a network of sensors that would transmit data from the sea floor. Changing their batteries, however, could be quite challenging. That's where a new MIT system is designed to come in.

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Aug 20, 2019

Researcher spins prosthetic socket from plastic waste


We have a huge plastic waste problem at the moment, but there are efforts to make use of this throw-away resource - including using trash collected from canals to make office furniture, creating portable speakers out of plastic that can't be recycled and forming temporary shelters for use at music festivals. The latest addition to the list uses waste plastic water bottles to make sockets for prosthetic limbs.

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Aug 20, 2019

Prototype house is 3D-printed in just 12 hours


The widespread adoption of 3D-printed construction seems more a case of when rather than if, and so far we've seen houses, a castle, and even a military barracks created using the promising tech. The latest notable development comes from S-Squared 3D Printers (SQ3D), which 3D-printed a basic prototype home in an estimated 12 hours.



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Aug 20, 2019

HP mixes active and passive cooling to help hot-headed gamers


Music lovers and gamers alike can become rather hot-headed when wearing over-ear headphones for too long. At Gamescom 2019, HP has announced new additions to its gaming portfolio, including a pair of gaming headphones that feature both active and passive cooling.

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Aug 20, 2019

Harley-Davidson is making electric balance bikes for 3-year-olds - no kidding


Harley-Davidson needs to get its bikes in the hands of younger riders, that's clear. But this young? The company has announced a pair of electric balance bikes to get American iron into the hands of 3-5- and 5-7-year-olds.

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Aug 20, 2019

South Australia's Ace EV rolls out its first electric cargo van


Compact and humble, the first of Australia's Ace EVs rolled out to meet the media this morning in South Australia. With a range of around 200 km (124 miles) and a carrying capacity of 500 kg (1,100 lb), the Ace Cargo is a simple, practical delivery vehicle its creators hope will hit the sweet spot early.

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Aug 20, 2019

FDA approves clinical trial of cold plasma "scalpel" for cancer treatment


Cancer is a crafty foe, not least because traces often remain after surgery and can trigger a relapse later on. Now a new technology to fight those dangerous leftovers - a cold atmospheric plasma system - has been approved for human clinical trials by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Aug 20, 2019

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 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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Aug 20, 2019

Silicon Valley's Drako Motors unleashes track-torching 206-mph electric sedan


It's become all too common for a startup to materialize out of nowhere with claims of having the next groundbreaking electric car. In fact, it's happened twice this month alone. Much less common is for that startup to accompany those claims with a production-ready vehicle. But here comes Drako Motors, a Silicon Valley-based startup you've probably never heard of, with an all-out hyper-GT it says is ready for production. Four doors, four seats and four motors, the 1,200-hp GTE debuts as the world's most powerful sedan, a grand tourer built to exceed 200 mph (322 km/h) and vector sharply around twisting pavement with four passengers and all their bags.

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Aug 20, 2019

Empa's low-cost FlexWork digital valve train uses up to 20% less fuel in testing


In this transitional period between the gasoline and electric ages, there's still plenty of room, and plenty of motivation, for last-gasp improvements to the combustion engine - and a Swiss R&D facility says its electro-hydraulic, fully variable valve system is already delivering up to 20-percent fuel consumption reductions in testing.

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Aug 20, 2019

Ultra-rare Jaguar E-Type gets remade into a modern classic


Even car buffs often aren't aware of the Jaguar E-Type's special Low Drag Coupe model. The car was so rare that it's often overlooked in books and magazines in favor of the now-iconic E-Type roadster. But the Low Drag Coupe model is still remembered and one was just fully remade. And it's beautiful.

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Aug 19, 2019

Eight new repeating radio signals detected from deep space


Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are one of the most intriguing mysteries of modern astronomy. Picked up from all corners of the cosmos, these perplexing radio signals usually only last milliseconds before fading forever, but some particularly strange ones repeat on an irregular basis. Now the catalog of repeaters has grown substantially, as astronomers have detected a whopping eight new repeating signals.

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Aug 19, 2019

NASA completes tool tests for orbital refueling project


NASA has completed the first round of tool tests aboard the International Space Station (ISS) aimed at determining the feasibility of in-orbit refueling of satellites and deep-space missions. The space agency's Robotic Refueling Mission 3 (RRM3) used three tools designed by the Satellite Servicing Projects Division to carry out operations simulating the transfer of cryogenic fuels like liquid methane, hydrogen, or oxygen from one tank to another.

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Aug 19, 2019

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


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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Aug 19, 2019

Controversial new study rekindles link between fluoride and low IQ in children


A new study from a team of Canadian researchers is rekindling a long-standing divisive debate around the link between fluoride and IQ. The observational research suggests exposure to fluoride in pregnancy can result in lower IQ scores in children, however, many experts have quickly responded, calling the findings "weak" and "non-significant."

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Aug 19, 2019

NASA confirms Europa Clipper mission to study Jupiter's icy moon


NASA has given the official go-ahead for the Europa Clipper deep-space mission to make a detailed survey of one of Jupiter's largest moons. Scheduled to launch in about 2025, the unmanned mission can now proceed to its final design phase ahead of the building and testing of the spacecraft and its instruments.

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Aug 19, 2019

Top 25 most expensive motorcycles sold in Monterey 2019


While the collector car auctions suffered a significant downturn during Monterey Car Week this year, the motorcycles that went to auction had some very strong results, with two Crockers selling into the five most valuable motorcycles of all time, and the most expensive Indian of all-time being sold, too. There were some outlier results, and some bargains as well.

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Aug 19, 2019

Keto lets you unlock and start your car, using your phone


It seems like it was only yesterday that - on some vehicles, at least - the traditional car key was replaced with a Bluetooth fob. Now, Korean startup OneKey is out to replace that fob with its smartphone-controlled Keto system.

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Aug 19, 2019

Magura hides hydraulic hoses inside the handlebar


In order to keep things streamlined, tidy and protected, many mountain bikes already feature hydraulic brake hoses that are internally routed through the frame. German manufacturer Magura is taking things further, however, with a system that also sticks those hoses inside the handlebar.

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Aug 19, 2019

Broken TV used to brighten up a room with artificial daylight


The UK's Matthew Perks has been running a YouTube channel for about five years, where he walks viewers through the ins and outs of making their own gadgets - from a glass speaker to a smartphone projector and more. For his latest project, he's rescued some broken televisions and computer monitors and turned them into artificial daylight panel lighting.

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Aug 19, 2019

Algae-derived paper filters pathogens out of water


Throughout the densely-populated country of Bangladesh, a lack of access to clean drinking water is responsible for a variety of debilitating and often-lethal infections. Soon, however, residents could filter virtually all harmful microbes out of their water, using paper derived from algae.

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Aug 19, 2019

Standing Grand gives concert sound while saving space


Grand pianos are huge and heavy, and not everyone has the space in the living room to host one. Upright pianos can help, but the sound just isn't the same. But what if you can have a grand piano that has about the same footprint as an upright? That's what pianist Sarah Nicolls is offering with the Standing Grand.

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Aug 19, 2019

Understanding E. coli's stealthy secret could help render it harmless


The human immune system is pretty good at wiping out dangerous invaders - which is why some of these invaders have developed ways to avoid detection until they're ready. Now, researchers from the University of Virginia (UVA) may have found a way to prevent infections by making sure that these bugs are never ready. The team has uncovered how pathogenic E. coli senses its environment to stay stealthy until it reaches the right spot to kickstart an infection.

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Aug 19, 2019

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


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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Aug 19, 2019

Ancient tools suggest humans spread across Eurasia earlier than previously thought


The story of human history is patchy at best, but now another patch may have been filled in. Archaeologists have found ancient tools at a dig site in Mongolia, indicating that humans were on the scene about 45,000 years ago, which is much earlier than current evidence suggests. There's also a chance that the site is one spot where our ancestors met and mingled with the mysterious Denisovans.

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Aug 19, 2019

Pictorial: The Quail Motorsport Gathering 2019 hosts a raft of new car debuts


"The Quail - a Motorsport Gathering" continues to grow in stature. Already a world class automotive lifestyle event and concours of significant gravitas, this year "The Quail" played host to 11 major vehicle debuts from Acura, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Drako, Lamborghini, Lotus, Pagani, Singer Vehicle Design, Rolls-Royce, and SSC. That's because it has become increasingly elite with a fixed limit on the number of tickets. So much so, and the prestige carmakers seem to agree, that it could rightfully boast to have the world's highest concentration of Ultra High Net Worth Petrolheads.

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Aug 19, 2019

The best of Aussie-style off-road camping from the 2019 Australian 4x4 Outdoor Expo


Australia is nearly the size of the United States, but has less than a tenth of its population, mainly dotted around the perimeter. It's a rough, rugged and beautiful country, and it offers some of the toughest and most rewarding camping on the planet. Check out how the locals are doing it in 2019.

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Aug 19, 2019

CBD absorption significantly affected by high-fat foods


Despite cannabidiol (CBD) now being an FDA-approved medicine, designated to help control seizures in children with severe epilepsy, there has been very little study into how food affects the marijuana-derived compound's absorption. A valuable new study from scientists at the University of Minnesota has strikingly found that CBD absorption is significantly increased when it is consumed alongside high-fat foods.

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Aug 18, 2019

Gravitational waves point to a black hole swallowing a neutron star


Astronomers have detected a gravitational wave signal that appears to have been caused by a black hole swallowing a neutron star. Aside from being an incredible cosmic cataclysm to witness, this detection is important for another reason: it may be the final point in the gravitational wave trifecta.

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Aug 18, 2019

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


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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Aug 18, 2019

Study finds key gut immune molecule links obesity, the microbiome, and metabolic disorders


New research led by a team of scientists in Canada has demonstrated how a high-fat diet can disrupt levels of an intestinal immune cell known to help regulate microbial populations in the gut. The study describes how low levels of this molecule result in increased growth of harmful gut bacteria, leading to inflammation and insulin resistance.

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Aug 18, 2019

Aston Martin lets its Valhalla hypercar off the leash at Silverstone


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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Aug 18, 2019

ROBOpilot makes maiden flight in US Air Force tests


A new US Air Force kit that can turn a conventional aircraft into a robotic one has completed its maiden flight. Developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and DZYNE Technologies Incorporated as part of the Robotic Pilot Unmanned Conversion Program, the ROBOpilot made its first two-hour flight on August 9 at the Dugway Proving Ground in Utah after being installed in a 1968 Cessna 206 small aircraft.

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Aug 18, 2019

Early "monster" penguin found in New Zealand


New Zealand was not only home to prehistoric giant parrots, but monster penguins as well. A set of bones found by amateur paleontologist Leigh Love in 2018 at the Waipara Greensand fossil site in North Canterbury in 2018 have been confirmed as belonging to a new species of extinct penguin standing 1.6 m (5.2 ft) and weighing up to 80 kg (176 lb).

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Aug 18, 2019

Lamborghini showcases Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster and Huracán EVO GT Celebration


At Monterey Car Week in California, Lamborghini is presenting two new supercars. The Aventador SVJ 63 Roadster is a limited edition that will be produced in exlusively limited quantities. The Huracan EVO GT Celebration is an homage to race wins for the car as a limited series.

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Aug 17, 2019

Mercedes camper van blows van life open with spacious, motorhome-style interior


Germany's Frankia doesn't just name its new camper van "Yucon" to send visions of epic trips amidst colossal mountains and glacial turquoise dancing through your head. Naming the Sprinter van after Canada's sparsely populated northwestern territory also emphasizes the sheer feeling of size and space inside. With the Yucon, Frankia packs a roomy living area derived from its larger motorhomes within the compact driving footprint of a camper van. Clever space-saving features slide and swivel throughout this "microliner."

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Aug 16, 2019

NASA installs robotic toolkit in Mars 2020 rover


NASA's Mars 2020 rover has received a key piece of equipment for the collection, containment, and eventual return to Earth of samples of the Red Planet. At the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. California, engineers have installed the bit carousel of the Sample Caching System that will be used to store and sort out the tools and containers for core samples as well as move them about inside the rover for processing.

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Aug 16, 2019

Virgin Galactic pulls back curtain on "Gateway to Space"


After spending years baking in the New Mexico desert, Virgin Galactic has declared its Gateway to Space building at Spaceport America "operationally functional." In a media event on Thursday, company officials unveiled the interior of the facility that will act as both Mission Control and the departure/arrival lounge for space tourists flying on the company's SpaceShipTwo suborbital spacecraft.

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Aug 16, 2019

Bugatti's new 1600-hp, $8.8-million Centodieci


Bugatti chose today's Quail Motorsports Gathering at Monterey Car Week to take the wraps off its latest hypercar, the Centodieci. The Centodieci pays homage to the Bugatti EB110 built in the 1990s, with all 10 cars in the limited production run already sold at €8,000,000 (plus VAT) apiece. The familiar 8.0-liter Bugatti W16 engine has been tweaked to produce 1,600 hp at 7,000 rpm, providing an electronically capped 380 km/h top speed.

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Aug 16, 2019

Bugatti's new 1600hp, $8.8 million Centodieci


Bugatti chose today's Quail Motorsports Gathering at Monterey Car Week to take the wraps off its latest hypercar, the Centodieci. The Centodieci pays homage to the Bugatti EB110 built in the 1990s, with all ten cars in the limited production run already sold at EUR€8,000,000 (plus VAT) apiece. The familiar 8.0-litre Bugatti W16 engine has been tweaked to produce 1,600 hp at 7,000 rpm, providing an electronically capped 380 km/h top speed.

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Aug 16, 2019

Newly-identified blood-sucking leech has been quietly living in American swamps for decades


It may not be a Bigfoot or a Loch Ness Monster, but a somewhat creepy new animal species has recently been discovered. Named Macrobdella mimicus, it's the first medicinal (human-blood-sucking) leech to be described in North America in over 40 years.

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Aug 16, 2019

Plants' "body clocks" may determine when herbicides work best


Spraying crops with weed-killer is not only harmful to the environment, but it's also costly for farmers. With those problems in mind, scientists have conducted a study which suggests that less herbicide could be used for the same results, if applied at the right time of day.

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Aug 16, 2019

The Motorola One Action doesn't want you shooting vertical video


It's easier to film and view video on a mobile when it's in a vertical rather than a landscape orientation, but it looks very odd on sites like YouTube. The new Motorola One Action offers a compromise - shoot landscape footage while holding the phone in portrait mode.

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Aug 16, 2019

Stretchy sensor tracks its wearer's health via their skin


It was just last year that we heard how scientists from Stanford University had designed a skin-worn sensor that measures stress via cortisol levels in the sweat. Now, researchers from that same institute have announced a similar sensor that tracks other vital signs.

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Monitoring RFID Skin Stanford University

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Aug 16, 2019

McLaren announces new Ultimate Series roadster supercar


McLaren has announced a new, limited-run model for the Ultimate Series at the Pebble Beach Concours. The open-top roadster will debut in 2020 and only 399 units will be built. The car will be priced between the Senna and Speedtail models.

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Aug 16, 2019

McIntosh partners new Hi-Res DAC with vacuum tubes in C2700 preamp


Just last month, the new DA2 Digital Audio Module from New York's McIntosh Labs made its debut in the C53 preamplifier. Now the company has partnered digital with analog for the C2700 two-channel tube preamplifier.

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Aug 16, 2019

Chevy puts a price tag on mid-engine Corvette Stingray


Chevrolet has announced official pricing for the new mid-engined 2020 Corvette Stingray. The car will, as promised at its unveil, be priced at under US$60,000. In a unique twist, though, the total price tag for the entry-level 2020 Corvette as announced includes destination fees.

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Aug 16, 2019

Sculpted facade ensures office tower doesn't block out the sun


As many cities grow with increasing numbers of skyscrapers and high-rises, those closer to the ground can be left in the shade. A striking new building by Studio Gang addresses this with a sculpted facade that doesn't block out the sun for visitors to an adjacent park.

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Aug 16, 2019

Hip-high soft exosuit provides walk or run assist


Wearable robot mobility helpers can be heavy and cumbersome, but they have the potential to help those who can't move to walk again or make light work of heavy objects. For a number of years, researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have been working on a soft exosuit that's lightweight and portable, and the latest version can provide both walking and running assistance.

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Aug 16, 2019

Melting icebergs could play significant role in slowing down warming


The melting of Antarctic ice sheets is one of the most visceral consequences of climate change, but the full extent of their impact on the cycle remains mostly unknown. Now, researchers from the US and South Korea have run climate simulations that include the "iceberg effect" and found that melting icebergs could play a significant role in slowing warming in the southern hemisphere.

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Aug 16, 2019

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


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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Aug 16, 2019

Newly discovered sensory "organ" may play a painful role


You may think that we've got a pretty good handle on which organs there are in the body by now, but it turns out that the final count is surprisingly contentious. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden claim to have discovered a new sensory organ in the skin that's involved in pain detection and response.

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Aug 16, 2019

UPS puts autonomous delivery trucks to the test on Arizona highway


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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Aug 16, 2019

Two new autism diagnostic tools offer objective ways to detect the condition


Two new autism detection methods are promising to offer clinicians objective diagnostic tools that are not based on subjective behavioral assessments. Both systems are in early stages of clinical verification, so not quite ready for prime time, but they enter an increasingly busy field of research into objective autism biomarkers, suggesting it shouldn't be too long before parents have a variety of new tests to catch the condition at its earliest stage.

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Aug 15, 2019

July 2019 was the hottest month on record, says new report


July 2019 has been found to be the hottest month ever recorded, which is news that won't surprise anybody who sweated through the heat wave that gripped Europe, North America and indeed much of the Northern Hemisphere this summer. This continues a long-running upwards trend, with the first six months of the year tied for second hottest and sea ice at an all-time low at both poles.

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Aug 15, 2019

More genes in the human microbiome than stars in the observable universe


A team of US scientists is embarking on an immense project to catalog all the genes in the collective human microbiome. In the team's first published study an astounding 46 million genes have been chronicled from just 3,500 human microbiome samples. Half of those genes are unique to single human samples.

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Aug 15, 2019

Garmin's tough new Tactical Edition watch comes with stealth mode and night vision support


Garmin has introduced a new wristwatch for the military-minded, adding to its Instinct series of timepieces with a rugged iteration that might be of interest to folks operating after dark. The Instinct Tactical Edition features all the hallmarks of a modern-day smartwatch, but with a stealth mode for concealing a user's location and a special mode for wearers of night vision goggles.

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Garmin Smartwatch

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Aug 15, 2019

Autonomous watercraft to search the sea for Amelia Earhart's airplane


Famed American aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937, while attempting to fly around the world in a Lockheed Model 10E Electra. Now, a high-tech unmanned boat has been enlisted to help search for that plane, near an island where Earhart may have crash-landed.

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Aug 15, 2019

Autonomous watercraft will be used to search the sea for Amelia Earhart's airplane


Famed American aviator Amelia Earhart disappeared in 1937, while attempting to fly around the world in a Lockheed Model 10E Electra. Now, a high-tech unmanned boat has been enlisted to help search for that plane, near an island where Earhart may have crash-landed.

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Autonomous Vehicles History National Geographic Ocean Search University of New Hampshire

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Aug 15, 2019

Dog-riding connected camera lets owners keep tabs on their pets


Yes, you're right. GoPro does already make an actioncam harness-mount for dogs (as does Sony, for that matter). The currently-crowdfunding PetNow system, however, offers a few additional features for people wishing to see the world from their canine's perspective.

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Aug 15, 2019

Turmeric extract finds use in wound-healing foam


Most people think of turmeric as a kitchen spice, or perhaps as a health supplement that's taken orally. Now, however, scientists have incorporated curcumin - a compound extracted from turmeric - into a porous foam that's designed to heal skin wounds with a minimum of scarring.

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Empa Healing Wound

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Aug 15, 2019

Logitech goes thin and low for latest gaming keyboards


Logitech's gaming arm has introduced two new gaming keyboards today, both debut the company's new low-profile Romer GL Switches that are half the height of standard mechanical key switches and 25 percent faster.

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Aug 15, 2019

One-piece carbon fiber guitar goes rod-free


In order to help prevent a guitar's neck losing the fight against the pull of the strings, a metal rod runs usually through it. South Africa's Rubato Guitars has done away with the truss rod for its first model - named Lassie - instead relying on the stiffness of carbon fiber to keep things nice and straight.

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Carbon Fiber Guitar

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Aug 15, 2019

MVRDV plots potted plant-filled residential project


Greenery-covered buildings are very popular lately, with projects like Stefano Boeri's Bosco Verticale and WOHA's Kampung Admiralty picking up top architecture awards. MVRDV is certainly no stranger to the idea either and offers another example with Green Villa, a project that features a facade made up of potted plants and trees.



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Aug 15, 2019

Light, flexible panel burns the rule book on where PV can be installed


The Australian National Maritime Museum has installed the country's largest lightweight solar panel roof on its Wharf 7, Heritage Centre. By using flexible, glass-free solar panels from SunMan Energy, buildings which previously were considered unsuitable for solar panels can now take part in the renewable energy revolution.

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Aug 15, 2019

Henning Larsen Architects awarded European Prize for Architecture


Copenhagen-based firm Henning Larsen Architects has been declared the winner of this year's European Prize for Architecture. The award recognizes architects whose work "embodies vision, commitment, and profound respect for humanity and for the social and physical environment."



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Aug 15, 2019

Misfit Vapor X adds more battery life and style for an affordable Wear OS option


Just a few days after updating its flagship line of Wear OS smartwatches, Fossil has unveiled a new wearable from its more affordable Misfit line as well: the Vapor X. Its key selling points, besides that less expensive price, are improved battery life and a lightweight, stylish design.

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Misfit Smartwatch Wearable

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Aug 15, 2019

Virtual universes study suggests habitable Earth-like exoplanets are more common than we thought


Earth is - for now - the only place in the universe that we know hosts life, so it makes sense that astronomers focus the search for alien life on worlds that are the most like our own. But just how common are Earth-like planets orbiting at comfortable distances from their stars? Researchers on a new study claim to have come up with the most accurate estimate yet - and they're more common than you might think.

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Aug 15, 2019

Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" 1968 Mustang GT is for sale


After four decades so well hidden that most believed it had been destroyed, the hero car from the Warner Brothers cult movie Bullitt reemerged in January 2018 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. One of the most iconic cars in automotive history is now scheduled to be auctioned by Mecum in January in Kissimmee, Florida.

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2019 Monterey Car Week Ford Mustang Mecum

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Aug 15, 2019

Review: Pocketalk translator puts 74 languages at your fingertips


The Pocketalk translator is a super-portable Babel fish of a device that allows you to speak to people in up to 74 different languages at the touch of a button. Weighing around 3.5 oz (100 g), it's smaller and lighter than a smartphone to carry about, and with only one job to do, you can get up to seven hours' use out of the battery, or 240 hours of standby. It's got its own internal SIM card, an extra SIM slot and Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to access cloud-based translations wherever you can get online.

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Language Reviews Translator

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Aug 15, 2019

MultiCard Multitool slides out of your wallet to perform over 21 tasks


Of all the shapes and sizes that multitools come in these days, the form of a credit card is a highly practical one. The latest to follow this line of thinking comes from accessory maker Disc, which has taken to Kickstarter with a sleek sheet of titanium that packs more than 21 tools into a wallet-friendly frame.

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Kickstarter Multi-Tools Tools

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Aug 15, 2019

Tiny "glass bottles" deliver drugs on demand when heated


Cancer drugs are getting more effective at killing tumors, but there's one big problem that may be holding them back from wide use: many work like a shotgun blast and harm healthy cells as well. Researchers from Georgia Tech have now developed a new way to deliver drugs only to where they need to be, using what they describe as nanoscale "glass" bottles.

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Aug 15, 2019

Retro-rageous Land Cruiser pickup rolls the Outback complete with fuzzy dice


As capable as it is, the all-new Patriot X1-N camping trailer is not capable of transporting itself to camp. It still needs a tow partner, and Patriot figures not just any old truck or 4x4 will do. So it secures the camper's Cruisemaster hitch to the all-new Land Cruiser-based Desert Ops Supertourer. As delightfully retro as the limited edition X1-N Desert Ops, the new Supertourer offers just the right blend of torque, cushion, utility and aggressive, dingo-spooking jewelry to pull the heavy-duty trailer (or whatever you're towing) anywhere it wants to go.

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Aug 15, 2019

Arctic snowfall found to carry tiny fragments of plastic


One particularly disconcerting consequence of our huge plastic pollution problem is that we really have no idea where the stuff can end up. The latest locale to surprise scientists looking into such matters is the Arctic Circle, who say that snow falling on this frigid, remote part of the world is bringing tiny fragments of plastic along for the ride.

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Aug 14, 2019

An ancient planet, 10 times bigger than Earth, may have crashed into Jupiter


Jupiter is a gigantic ball of churning gas clouds, and that makes it hard to see what's in the middle. It's believed to be a relatively small, rocky core, but data from the Juno probe found that it's less dense and more spread out than expected. Now, astronomers believe they have an answer - a huge ancient planet, with 10 times the mass of Earth, crashed into the gas giant in the early days of the solar system.

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Aug 14, 2019

CRISPR breakthrough allows scientists to edit multiple genes simultaneously


We've seen a number of recent improvements to the CRISPR gene editing method, from enhanced precision to novel techniques to block the process. But despite all these innovations, the technique is generally only able to modify one single gene at a time. An incredible new breakthrough from scientists at ETH Zurich has, for the first time, demonstrated a new CRISPR method that can modify dozens of genes simultaneously, allowing for more large-scale cell reprogramming.

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Aug 14, 2019

The "first" James Bond Rolex Submariner is up for auction


A true horological rarity is up for sale as a sibling of the first Rolex Submariner watch worn in the 007 thriller films is being auctioned by Sotheby's. The "James Bond" Rolex Submariner Reference 6538 is not only the same model as that first worn by actor Sean Connery in Dr No, it's also a much sought after collectible in its own right.

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Aug 14, 2019

Sperm separation technique allows Japanese scientists to select the gender of mice


Up until a few short decades ago when ultrasound imagery became sharp enough to reveal the relevant details, parents had to wait for the arrival of a new family member to learn its gender. Could a day come when they're not only aware of this at the point of conception, but have the final say in whether it's a boy or a girl? A significant breakthrough in genetics research out of Japan has raised this very question, with scientists establishing a new kind of chemical treatment that can produce mice litters made up mostly of a desired sex.

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Aug 14, 2019

Cambridge study reverses aging of key brain stem cells in rodents


New research, led by a team of scientists from the University of Cambridge, has demonstrated a way to rejuvenate old, dysfunctional brain stem cells, making them act young again. The technique points to potential new treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS), but also broader ways to reverse general age-related brain changes.

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Aging Brain Cambridge University Multiple Sclerosis Neuroscience Stem Cells

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Aug 14, 2019

Life on exoplanets may give off a fluorescent glow


Scientists at Cornell University say that life-bearing exoplanets may be detectable by their soft glow. Based on laboratory studies, the team led by Jack O'Malley-James at Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute believes that a mechanism that protects organisms from hard ultraviolet radiation could make worlds beyond the solar system radiate a soft, detectable light.

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Aug 14, 2019

Steve McQueen's "Thomas Crown Affair" Dune Buggy heads for auction


The customized Myers Manx dune buggy in which Steve McQueen took Faye Dunaway on a full-noise drive in the sand dunes in the 1968 movie The Thomas Crown Affair, is heading to auction. The VW Beetle-based buggy was customized for the film with a 230-hp Chevy Corvair flat-six, and the restored original movie car will go to auction at Bonhams' Amelia Island auction in March, 2020.

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Aug 14, 2019

Activated charcoal shown to make herpes medication more effective


Applied topically or taken orally, acyclovir is one of the most commonly-used herpes-treatment drugs. It can also damage the kidneys over time, however, so the less of it that's used, the better. According to a new study, combining the drug with activated carbon helps make it more effective, so a smaller amount of it is required.

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Aug 14, 2019

New understanding of exercise may help in the fight against depression


If you suffer from depression, you've likely been advised to get plenty of exercise. Scientists have now gained a fresh understanding of how being active helps alleviate the condition, and they believe that their findings could lead to better treatments.

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