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Dec 12, 2017

Wireless smart key auto locks a computer when the user walks away


No matter how many notices are pinned around the office or how many notifications are sent to smartphones, some workers will inevitably forget to lock their computers when away from their desks. The Halberd from Untethered Labs will automatically take care of such things, wirelessly securing a workstation when a user strays beyond its range and granting access upon return.

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Computers

Bluetooth Encryption Kickstarter Office PC Security Genome cryptography is the new way to secure your DNA data Should companies be forced to build encryption backdoors into services? Scientists from CERN and MIT launch encrypted email service Gatekeeper Chain key fob automatically locks your PC when AFK Apps to easily encrypt your text messaging and mobile calls Blackphone announces an encrypted smartphone designed for mass appeal

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Dec 12, 2017

Synaptics has an in-display fingerprint sensor ready for your next phone


Component maker Synaptics says its first in-display fingerprint sensor is now in mass production. And it's coming to a phone made by one of the top five manufacturers in the world sometime next year - which may mean we won't see every Android phone maker switch to a Face ID-style biometric system.

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Mobile Technology

Biometrics Fingerprint Mobile Smartphones Biometric Mastercard features an embedded fingerprint sensor LG's invisible fingerprint sensor hides beneath the smartphone screen Qualcomm enables under display fingerprint scanning for smartphones Synaptics aims to tighten security with self-contained fingerprint ID system Delta allows passengers to board flights with a fingerprint Remote controller has your fingerprints all over it

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Dec 12, 2017

From dancing skyscrapers to huge Lego blocks: The best buildings of 2017


Throughout the year, we've chased down the most interesting, innovative and sustainable buildings around the globe. Whether a Lego-shaped visitor's center, a beautiful bamboo sports hall, or a pair of 'dancing' skyscrapers that can withstand extreme weather, each one represents architectural excellence. Read on for our selection of the best buildings of 2017.





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Architecture

Apple Architects Bamboo Best of 2017 BIG Building and Construction Foster and Partners SHoP Architects Skyscrapers Solar Powered Sustainable Thomas Heatherwick Zaha Hadid Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions Gallery: World Architecture Festival names the best buildings of 2017 Subterranean Polish museum declared World Building of the Year Contemporary home design makes room for mirrored brainstorming cube Striking contemporary passive house hides underground in the Cotswolds The great Aussie shearing shed inspires a modern family home

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Dec 12, 2017

'Nanograss' glass turns clear or cloudy on command - just add water


With blinds and curtains in front of our windows, we usually have to choose between light and privacy, but inching ever closer to reality is 'smart glass,' which can toggle its opacity as needed. Electricity is usually the trigger, but now a University of Pittsburgh team has developed a new type of glass that can switch between hazy and clear in seconds - just add water.

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Materials

Glass LED Nanostructures smart glass Smart windows Solar Cell University of Pittsburgh Water Waterproof wheelchair is powered by air Robotic arm gives quadriplegic man a new sense of touch Bioengineered mouse heart gets a beat using human cells Is social media keeping you awake? CRISPR gene-editing tool targets cancer's 'command center' A fishy solution to restoring the heart''s regenerative abilities

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Dec 12, 2017

Einstein's telescope, personal computer memorabilia and an exploding rat


The final round of scientific auctions for 2017 occurred last week and there were the usual puzzling results in a market slightly off the boil. The good thing about auctions is that there are always two viewpoints and that last statement can equally be written as 'there were some rare scientific documents and instruments to be had at very reasonable prices that will return a handsome profit in the short to medium term.'

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Collectibles

Albert Einstein Apple Bonhams Intel Microsoft Newton The most valuable scientific documents of all-time #20-11 The most valuable scientific documents of all-time #30-21 Galileo satellites to test Einstein's General Theory of Relativity New telescope is the GOTO for seeing gravitational waves The world's most valuable scientific books and manuscripts - an overview of the marketplace Gravitational waves roll in again, detected from both sides of Earth

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Dec 12, 2017

Divide and conquer: Pitting pathogens against each other helps fight drug resistance


Bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant to our best drugs and antibiotics, and if we aren't careful we could prescribe ourselves into a future where even the most routine treatments and surgeries become deadly again. Now, researchers at the University of Michigan have come up with a novel way to fight back: by pitting pathogens inside a patient's body against each other, then using drugs to wipe out the leftovers.

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Medical

Antibiotic-resistant bacteria Bacteria Malaria Mice University of Michigan Virus Viruses and Bacteria Dynamic duo could quickly identify deadly bacteria in hospitals Unnatural selection: The 'evolution machine' that drives bacteria to produce new drugs The evolution experiment that has been watching bacteria mutate for 30 years Scientists say antimicrobial soaps are harmful and don't work If you want to make bacteria glow, give it a virus Scientists combine viruses and human antibodies to hunt down superbugs

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Dec 12, 2017

Ultrasound-powered prosthetic allows amputee to play the piano


Musician Jason Barnes had part of his arm amputated in 2012, but with the help of a team at Georgia Tech led by prosthetics researcher Gil Weinberg he has found new ways to keep honing his music skills. In 2014, the team developed a novel drumming prosthetic that allowed Barnes to keep pounding away, and they've now come up with an even more advanced prosthetic that is capable of the finer control required for the keys of a piano.

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Medical

Georgia Tech Prosthetic Prosthetics Robotic Muscle grafts to give prosthetic limbs a more natural feel Wearable third arm gives drummers extra robotic rhythm DARPA-developed next-generation bionic arm hits the market Breakthrough bionic leg prosthesis controlled by subconscious thoughts Youbionic gives augmented humans a helping hand, or two MetaLimbs gives you an extra pair of robotic hands

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Dec 12, 2017

Britain's tallest mountain is in Antarctica


Researchers have discovered that Britain's highest mountain isn't in Britain. A recent cartographic survey by the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has found that Mount Hope, at an elevation of 3,239 m (10,654 ft) above sea level, is not only the highest mountain in the British Antarctic Territory (BAT), but in any British territory. The survey, which incorporates new satellite data shows that Mount hope is 337 m (1,106 ft) taller than previously thought, making it 55 m (180 ft) higher than Mount Jackson, the now second highest in the territory at 3,184 m (10,444 ft).

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Science

Antarctic British Antarctic Survey Maps Million-year old water explains Blood Falls mystery New ice crack closes down British Antarctic base Drone takes the lead in Antarctic icebreaking mission Giant Antarctic iceberg breaks free British Antarctic base skis to safety Ice chasm forces relocation of Antarctic research station

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Dec 12, 2017

American, Asian and European wind farming could take a serious hit from climate change


According to new climate modeling data, the Northern hemisphere's wind farms could see a dramatic downturn in productivity over the next hundred years, as climate change disrupts some of the key drivers that shape the world's wind patterns. The news is better down South.

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Energy

Climate Change Renewable Energy Wind Power Renewables rising: Global clean energy capacity leaves coal in the dust Chinese province runs on 100 percent renewables for a week Intel goes green with power purchase The geoengineering debate: Can imitating volcanic eruptions combat climate change? UN: Climate refugees and avoidable human tragedy on tap unless we go beyond Paris Agreement Vicious cycle ties warmer cow food to higher methane emissions

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Dec 12, 2017

Potential 'master switch' could help immune system fight cancer


Immunotherapy is the new revolution in cancer treatment. As scientists discover new ways to adapt, or amplify, the body's natural defenses it opens the door to the development of better weapons to destroy tumors and kill cancers. Now a new study has revealed insights into a possible 'master switch' protein that directs immune cells to germs or cancers.

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Medical

Cancer gene therapy Immunotherapy Protein Scripps Research Institute Trained immune cells raise prospect of universal cancer vaccine Leukometer promises needle-free monitoring of the immune system Vaccine-style treatment for rheumatoid arthritis retrains the immune system How the poliovirus can be used to battle lethal cancers Groundbreaking gene therapy for cancer approved for use in US - but it's expensive Flu-fighting cells found in the nose could lead to a universal 'one-shot' vaccine

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Dec 12, 2017

Marine life can tear a single plastic bag into 1.75 million tiny pieces


Considering we pump millions of tons of plastic into the oceans every year, there is a hell of a lot we don't know about its whereabouts and its impact on the marine environment. A study examining how the material is torn apart by ocean life has uncovered some eye-popping evidence, finding that a single plastic bag is literally broken into millions of microscopic pieces before being spread throughout the seas.

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Environment

Ocean Plastic waste Pollution Trash-sucking Seabin goes to work in the UK Fluorescent dye could highlight 99 percent of hidden ocean microplastics So, about all that plastic in the ocean... Ocean Cleanup study calculates plastic waste traveling by river out to sea Ocean Cleanup project completes Great Pacific Garbage Patch research expedition Ocean Cleanup concept to become a reality next year

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Dec 12, 2017

Juno reveals the roots of Jupiter's Great Red Spot


The Great Red Spot, a gigantic storm of crimson clouds bigger than the Earth, has been raging on Jupiter's surface for centuries. We've known its size in two dimensions for a long time, but after a close flyover in July the Juno probe has finally given us an answer about how deep into the atmosphere the storm's roots run. And in the process, the mission uncovered two weird new radiation zones.

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Space

JPL Juno Jupiter microwave NASA Microwave-powered pacemaker ditches the wires Hand-held microwave takes home convenience into the wild Microwaves raided to create insane Jacob's Ladder synth drum Wi-Fi holography can be used to 'spy' on entire rooms and buildings Non-invasive device monitors diabetes using microwaves NASA says puzzling new space drive can generate thrust without propellant

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Dec 12, 2017

Human trials of Huntington's drug offers hope for new gene-silencing treatments


The first human trial examining the safety of a drug designed to reduce the levels of a corrupted protein that is responsible for the devastating effects of Huntington's disease has proven a success. These early, yet exciting results, suggest potential for a new drug that could possibly be adapted to treat other brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

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Medical

Alzheimer's Disease Brain Neurological Parkinson's Disease Protein New antibody promises single unified treatment for many neurological diseases Plaque-busting plants take on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Shark-derived compound could help fight Parkinson's Oat-based protein acts like 'demolition expert' in slaying cells Caffeine among compounds that could combat dementia Study suggests that Parkinson's could be an autoimmune disease

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Dec 12, 2017

President Trump orders NASA back to the Moon


US astronauts are headed back to the Moon after President Donald J. Trump ordered NASA to focus on manned space missions. Today at a White House ceremony, the President signed White House Space Policy Directive 1, which directs NASA to work with commercial and international partners to send American astronauts to our satellite as the first step to going to Mars and beyond.

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Space

Moon NASA Spaceflight Don't want to live on this planet anymore? Try Asgardia the first 'space nation' To the stars by atom bomb: The incredible tale of the top secret Orion Project Suit up for Bonhams' Space Race collectibles auction 5 weird things humans have smuggled into space First satellite for the 'space nation' of Asgardia due for launch in August Best laid plans: Eight embarrassing failures of the Space Age

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Dec 11, 2017

Flying car racing could be coming to Australia


Much of the technology found in today's consumer automobiles was originally designed to give race cars a competitive edge. With that in mind, Australian entrepreneur Matt Pearson figured that if there's one way of accelerating the development of flying cars, it's to race the things. To that end, his company Alauda is now building what is essentially a human-capable racing drone.

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Aircraft

Air Racing Flying Cars Kickstarter Dezso Molnar interview Part 5: Introducing the world's first flying car race series CityAirbus flying taxi's propulsion system fired up for the first time WingBoarding: An extreme aerial sport inspired by a Disney cartoon AeroMobil to launch a production flying car next week AeroMobil Flying Car now available for pre-order Uber gets NASA onboard as it targets 2020 roll-out of flying taxis

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Dec 11, 2017

Flying car racing could be headed to Australia


Much of the technology found in today's consumer automobiles was originally designed to give race cars a competitive edge. With that in mind, Australian entrepreneur Matt Pearson figured that if there's one way of accelerating the development of flying cars, it's to race the things. To that end, his company Alauda is now building what is essentially a human-capable racing drone.

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Aircraft

Air Racing Flying Cars Kickstarter Dezso Molnar interview Part 5: Introducing the world's first flying car race series CityAirbus flying taxi's propulsion system fired up for the first time AeroMobil to launch a production flying car next week WingBoarding: An extreme aerial sport inspired by a Disney cartoon AeroMobil Flying Car now available for pre-order Uber gets NASA onboard as it targets 2020 roll-out of flying taxis

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Dec 11, 2017

Underwater robot is two vehicles in one


In the world of professional-grade underwater robotic vehicles, there are basically two kinds: Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) which are good for tasks like performing inspections, and Autonomous Underwater Vehicles (AUVs) which are better-suited to things like grid searches. Aquabotix has recently combined the two in one device, with the release of the Integra AUV/ROV.

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Marine

Autonomous Remote Control Submarine Underwater Rising tide: Submarines and the future of undersea warfare Trident ROV may be that underwater drone you've been looking for The Neyk submarine: Does this 'subaquatic luxury jet' hold water? BlueWater 1 drone joins the race for the bottom Underwater drone is ready to make a splash 'Underwater drone' channels your inner Cousteau

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Dec 11, 2017

Massive 'Rubik's Cube' will keep you twisting and turning for hours


So you like a challenge, but a run-of-the-mill 9 x 9 x 9 Rubik's Cube just doesn't melt your brain anymore... How about tackling a colossal 33 x 33 x 33 twisty cube, like this 3D-printed creation from Grégoire Pfennig of Greg's Puzzles?

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3D Printing

3D Printing Puzzles Rubik's Cube-solving robots break one-second barrier Da Vinci-inspired mechanical puzzle book makes for a challenging story Home-built robot solves Rubik's Cube in one second 3D printing puts Zeus back on his throne Giant Rubik's Cube can be solved by hand 3D printing heart parts at 30,000 feet

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Dec 11, 2017

Modified headphones turn headbangers into music makers


Rather than bopping your head in time to the music coming through the headphones, what if your headbanging could actually control the beat? Engineer Andrew Lee has developed a system that does exactly that, triggering audio and setting tempo with a nod of the head.

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Music

Digital music Hack MIDI Percussion Marimba-playing robot composes and hammers out its own tunes Boss helps acoustic guitarists get into the groove Digital hand drum pounds the beat with acoustic-like expression Simmons invites e-drummers to hit the triple zone Review: Laying down some beats with BeatBuddy's baby brother BeatBuddy drummer in a stomp gets a baby brother

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Dec 11, 2017

Pair of tiny dwellings built on solidified lava in Hawaii


Tiny house designer and Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture and in the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Oregon, Erin Moore has realized the construction of two dwellings amid a 300 year old solidified lava landscape in Hawaii. Dubbed Outside House, the pair of cabins were conceived as a place to connect with the land, without impacting upon it.

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Architecture

House Tiny Tiny Footprint Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Secret shelter installed under a bridge in Spain Gold standard tiny retreats pop-up in Wales Egg-shaped sauna hatches debate in Sweden's far-north Flatpack M.A.Di house pops up in a matter of hours 'Arthur's Cave' tiny cabin fit for a king

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Dec 11, 2017

Needle-free injection device moves closer to market


Needles are usually seen as a necessary evil, but maybe they don't have to be. Plenty of painless alternatives are in the works, like microneedle patches, a laser-based device that pushes drugs through the skin as microjets of liquid, and a refined hypodermic design based on a mosquito's proboscis. Now, a pain-free jet-injection device has emerged from development limbo with a commercialization deal that should see it soon hit the market.

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Medical

Disease Drug delivery Drugs MIT Pain Vaccines Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needle Double-barreled attack shows potential in quest for cancer vaccine Heroin vaccine comes a step closer to human use Portable kit could put vaccines in the frontline - just add water Malaria vaccine candidate shown to prevent thousands of cases First Zika vaccine to enter human trials

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Dec 11, 2017

McLaren's stunning Senna hypercar revealed


McLaren's new Senna is the company's all-new road legal track missile. As a homage to the late McLaren F1 driver, Ayrton Senna, the new McLaren represents major milestones for the British manufacturer in terms of performance and engineering. Joining the Ultimate Series line-up amongst the hyper-hybrid P1 and P1 GTR, the McLaren Senna has been designed for zero compromise to perform on the track.

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Automotive

Ayrton Senna Hypercar McLaren Supercars track car Apollo Intensa Emozionale: The antidote to all those boring hypercars you've been complaining about Ferrari's ludicrous FXX-K Evo: An aerodynamics lab on wheels Aria turns up the heat in LA with US-made, 1,150-bhp FXE hybrid hypercar Hennessey's 1,600-bhp Venom F5 hypercar takes aim at 300 mph barrier Koenigsegg Agera RS hits 284 mph on way to new land speed record Lamborghini sets sights on electrified future with Terzo Millennio concept

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Dec 11, 2017

Budweiser-maker loads up on electric Tesla Semis for beer delivery


Anheuser-Busch, brewer of Budweiser (and other, lesser known ales), is looking to reduce the environmental footprint of shipping its products all over the US. Part of this means shifting towards greener forms of trucking, and for the American brewhouse, Tesla's recently-revealed electric Semi is a good place to start.

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Automotive

Beer Electric Vehicles Tesla Truck Elon Musk says Tesla pickup and semi-trucks are coming 2,000-hp Nikola semi changes course to hydrogen power Tesla to double Supercharger network in 2017 Tesla Model 3 slow off the mark due to 'production bottlenecks' UK to trial self-driving truck platoons Autonomous trucks successfully platoon across Europe

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Dec 11, 2017

Bitcoin uses more power than Serbia - the environmental cost of cryptocurrencies


Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have promised a revolution in capital, but at what cost? The Bitcoin network alone is now burning a horrific 240 kilowatt-hours of electricity per transaction, using as much energy as the entire nation of Serbia, and heralding an environmental disaster.

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Environment

Bitcoin Cryptocurrency Greenhouse emissions Study puts cryptocurrencies market at triple the size of earlier estimates Microsoft to accept payments in bitcoin Shadow Brokers hacking group reveals bizarre data dump subscription plan Get Lifetime Access to this Awesome Bitcoin Training Library for $19 The rise of Bitcoin: Bonanza or bust? Bitcoin goes on sale across Switzerland via railway ticket machines

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Dec 11, 2017

Long-theorized new form of matter, excitonium, finally discovered


Physicists from the University of Illinois have discovered a new form of matter called excitonium. This condensate, made up of excitons, was first theorized almost 50 years ago, and although evidence of this form of matter has been observed in that time it was difficult to be sure of what was happening. Now, the Illinois researchers have found a 'smoking gun' that they claim is the first definitive proof that excitonium exists.

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Physics

Bose-Einstein condensate Bosons Excitonics Excitons Particle physics Quantum Physics University of Illinois Six million years ago, the Milky Way blew its lid Atom-thin 2D laser promises advanced photonics for quantum computing Massless particle discovery could radically accelerate electronics Chinese satellite shatters quantum teleportation distance record New and unusual phase of matter could shed light on high-temperature superconductivity Did Harvard really create the 'holy grail' of solid metallic hydrogen?

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Dec 11, 2017

Stretchable fabric battery could power wearables with sweat


The bacteria-powered batteries of electrical engineer Seokheun Choi have taken on a number of interesting forms, including matchbooks, folding paper and ninja stars. For the first time, the Binghamton University researcher has now woven his innovative fuel cells into a flexible and stretchable piece of fabric that could one day power wearable electronics through our body's own bacteria.

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Electronics

Battery Binghamton University Energy Microbial Fuel Cells Wearable Paper-based battery is fueled by spit Ninja star design throws extra power into the origami battery mix DNA-based sunscreen gets more effective with more use Paperback bacteria biobattery folds for different power levels Spider silk might make for more sensitive hearing aids Archaeological analysis rewrites the cautionary tale of Easter Island

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Dec 11, 2017

All downhill from here: Has the human race peaked?


Every four years, the world turns its attention to the Olympics to see competitors go 'faster, higher, stronger.' Additionally, average human height and life expectancy have increased significantly over the past couple of hundred years. But the human body obviously has biological limits, with a review of 120 years of historical records now suggesting they may have already been reached - and if we aren't careful they could start going backwards.

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Biology

Lifespan Longevity World Records Twin study isolates key ageing genes Berkeley researchers find evidence for a 'molecular fountain of youth' Global life expectancy rises, but not all is healthy Average life expectancy on the rise - but the US lags behind Diet of buckyballs nearly doubles rat lifespan U.S. study quantifies the effects of exercise on life expectancy

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Dec 10, 2017

12 perfect holiday gifts for smartphone lovers


Christmas is fast approaching and if you're still stuck for gift ideas for friends and family, then you might want to think about smartphone accessories and add-ons - chances are the people you're buying for have a phone, so we've picked out 12 ideal gifts that are sure to be appreciated.

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Mobile Technology

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Best of 2017 Gifts Smartphones The 9 best drones for generating some holiday buzz New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Digital Cameras New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Televisions DJI floats Black Friday deals across its entire drone range The best smartphones of 2017 New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Laptops

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Dec 10, 2017

Laser holograms create 3D-printed objects in seconds, no layering required


To create complex 3D-printed objects in seconds instead of hours or days, a team of scientists and engineers led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) have developed a hologram-like process that uses lasers to form complete objects in seconds inside a tank of liquid resin. Called 'volumetric 3D printing,' it overcomes many of the limitations of more conventional additive manufacturing.

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3D Printing

3D Printing Holographic Laser World's thinnest hologram could lead to thin-film 3D displays Transparent screen displays free-floating 'holograms' in your home The world's first multi-user hologram table is here, on sale in 2018 Wi-Fi holography can be used to 'spy' on entire rooms and buildings New approach yields bigger and better holographic displays BMW concept touches on holographic interiors

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Dec 10, 2017

Next-gen exoplanet-hunting spectrograph achieves first light


The hunt for exoplanets enters a new phase as European Southern observatory's (ESO) Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) achieves first light at the agency's Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile. The next-generation spectrograph will not only make it possible to detect Earth-like planets, but will also allow the VLT to fulfill its operational potential.

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Space

ESO Exoplanet VLT Earth-like planets may not be very Earth-like New exoplanet-hunting camera fires up in Chile Massive exoplanet discovery challenges theories on planetary formation Kepler spots 219 new exoplanet candidates, 10 near Earth-size Volunteers find new system of four super-Earths within hours Spitzer Space Telescope confirms nearest rocky planet

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Dec 10, 2017

Manhart turns the BMW X6M into a 900-hp dirt-ripping machine


German tuning-house, Manhart, has been well-known for boosting the performance of BMW's M-division vehicles, through bolt-on parts and engine swaps. Now, Manhart has taken BMW's X6M, and turned it into an off-roading monster called the Manhart MHX6 Dirt² Concept. Boasting supercar performance figures and its rally-style exterior, the MHX6 is set to be an all-terrain weapon.

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Automotive

4WD BMW Manhart Off-road Vehicles BMW showcases vehicle-to-vehicle communication tech Find the actual ends of the Earth and live comfortably with Unicat's MD77h 6x6 expedition vehicle BMW i3 batteries power all-electric Hinckley Dasher luxury yacht Work starts on new autonomous and connected vehicle testing site Tilting electric quad gets menacing off-road big brother Hyundai maps out route to connected cars future

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Dec 09, 2017

Speech recognition technology used to analyze Apollo mission tapes


There was a lot more said during the Apollo 11 missions besides 'The Eagle has landed and 'That's one step for man.' To help preserve and make accessible the thousands of hours of recorded mission audio, a team of researchers at the University of Texas at Dallas used speech recognition technology to unscramble and analyze the conversations between astronauts, mission control, and technicians in between across a quarter of a million miles of space.

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Space

Apollo 11 NASA University of Texas Apollo Mission Control Center's past is in its future Google's Street View cars offer block-by-block pollution readings Flight plan from legendary Apollo 13 mission to be auctioned Rocks reveal secret of Moon's formation Fashion on the final frontier: The story of the spacesuit The stuff of stars found in lunar soil from Apollo missions

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Dec 08, 2017

Fynoti offers home security on a budget


Home security systems can be expensive, what with hardware costs, installation and subscription fees. The no-frills Fynoti system, however … well, it's not. It consists of a single device that will be priced under $20, and that involves no extra costs.

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Around The Home

Home Security Indiegogo SensorSphere gets the home security ball rolling Xandem Home creates a movement-detecting sensing web around the house Branto lets you keep a 360-degree eye on your home The Canary: A self-contained security device controlled by smartphone Mini motion detector guards your goods New vehicle brings Italian flair to the world of velomobiles

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Dec 08, 2017

Tringa road-legal boat drives itself to and from the water


There's a conventional piece of wisdom you're almost guaranteed to hear anytime you start talking boats: the two best days of boat ownership are the day you buy the boat and the day you sell it. In between are a lot of wallet-emptying headaches relating to things like maintenance, repair, mooring, trailering and more. The French-designed Tringa boat won't solve every hardship of boat ownership, but it can eliminate the trailering and mooring headaches from the equation. Store this boat in your driveway and drive it directly down the street and over the beach into the water, no trailer or tow vehicle required.

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Marine

Amphibious Boats Amphibious drone returns, packing a 4K camera Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor Amphibious Sherp ATV's big wheels keep on turning, no matter the terrain Standout water toys and small watercraft of 2015 The Detroit Fish Amphibious People Carrier Another successful amphibious vehicle English Channel Crossing

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Dec 08, 2017

Bespoke wristwatch is 3D-printed for a premium fit


We've already heard about technology that allows custom-fit plastic casts to be made for patients, based on 3D scans of the injured limb. Well, Los Angeles-based company Synchronos is now doing something similar, except it's catering to people who want a custom-fit metal wristwatch.

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3D Printing

Kickstarter Luxury Watches Wristwatch HM6 Alien Nation watch dumps the case for crystal A steampunk wristwatch fit for an 18th century philospher $396K cobalt chrome wristwatch takes extravagance to new heights Clever clip keeps time on luxury watches Oris Big Crown ProPilot offers hassle-free world time HYT H1 Ghost watch combines mechanics and hydraulics

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Dec 08, 2017

Mac Ride puts a tyke on your mountain bike


When Canadian mountain biker Glen Dobson first wanted to take his young son out riding with him, he discovered that none of the existing child seats met his needs. That prompted Dobson and his wife, Ashley Howard, to create something known as the Mac Ride. The device has now hit the market, should you wish to take your own li'l shredder out on the trails.

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Bicycles

Children Cycling Mountain Bikes Mad 6 carbon fiber mountain bike is for kids only Mountain biking gizmo is gonna make you jump Canadian mountain bike follows a different trail PeakRider puts a bike on your back Mountain bike trainer gets riders pushing, pulling and balancing Killswitch lets mountain bikers do two things at once

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Dec 08, 2017

MVRDV plans pixelated towers for Abu Dhabi


MVRDV has revealed a new mixed-use residential development planned for Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, appropriately named Pixel. Due for completion in 2020, the project comprises a group of seven towers that sport an eye-catching pixelated design.

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Architecture

Abu Dhabi BIG Building and Construction MVRDV MVRDV's latest tower looks different from every angle Y-shaped home holds a pool in its arms MVRDV redeveloping dilapidated shopping mall into urban lagoon MVRDV rocks the block with Jenga-like Sax towers Wacky letter-shaped towers show there's no place like HOME 1970s highway starts new life as greenery-filled walkway

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Dec 08, 2017

Crowdfunded bubble EV charges ahead


A little over 12 months after launching a crowdfunding campaign to develop a new battery electric city car, Sweden's Uniti has unveiled its first two-seater - the appropriately-named One. There's been a range increase, and the top speed has been bumped up. But it was the odd-looking games controller steering system that stole the show at the startup's production facility in Landskrona, Sweden, last night.

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Automotive

city car Crowdfunding Electric Vehicles Submarine Pro pickup can make a guitar's signal do the splits XTI Aircraft Company offers stakes in the TriFan 600 VTOL business plane Review: Biting into the Candwich, a sandwich in a can Way is a connected device that provides personalized skincare advice Pleasing the crowd: Music makers that hit the right note 'Unique' hand-made strap discretely adds smart features to any watch

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Dec 08, 2017

Japanese drone shoos overworked staff out the door with music


Many of us don't need any extra incentive to clock off at the end of the work day, but in Japan the intense business culture means many office workers put in too much overtime. Now, a couple of companies have unveiled the kind of quirky solution that could only come out of Japan: a drone that flies around the office at knock off time, blasting music to annoy staff into leaving.

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drones Japan Office Security Workplace Workplace 'traffic light' knows when you don't want to be bothered Dilbert celebrates 20 years of cubicle lifestyle and workplace dysfunction EyeCatcher 3.5 video phone has environmental focus Sony sketches out an upgraded Digital Paper tablet Is Medibank HQ the world's healthiest building to work in? UK phone boxes to become mini work pods

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Dec 08, 2017

Google Street View captures millions of migrating crabs on Christmas Island


From the comfort of our own homes, Google Street View can give us a look at some of nature's most spectacular sights, with everywhere from the Himalayas to the Amazon now just a few clicks away. The internet giant's cameras have now been deployed on Australia's Christmas Island, where they will capture the millions of crabs that famously migrate from the forest to the sea in December each year.

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Australia Google Light- and sound-emitting urban canopy offers city folk a high-tech garden getaway Interview: Talking waterslides with the brain behind a record-breaking ride Radio telescope sees the sky in 20 primary colors A look inside Slack's new Asian outpost Australia deploys shark-spotting drones to keep watch over beachgoers Beyoncé's backside begets bootylicious building

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Dec 08, 2017

Nvidia targets scientists with world's most powerful GPU for PCs


Nvidia is a name long recognized by gamers, but its GPUs don't just help up the resolution and keep the frames ticking over on the latest AAA titles. With the new Titan V, the company is targeting scientists and researchers with what it boasts is the world's most powerful GPU ever created for PCs.

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GPU Graphics Card NVIDIA Pascal-based Nvidia Titan X is graphics card overkill of the highest order Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070: The new VR sweet spot Nvidia''s Tesla K80 dual-GPU offers 24 GB graphics memory Nvidia's GTX 1060 is VR-ready and affordable Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti GPU balances price and power Nvidia's new cards lower the cost of entry for GTX 10 series

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Dec 08, 2017

Fashion on the final frontier: The story of the spacesuit


Ever since NASA retired the silver lamé Mercury spacesuits of the early 1960s, astronauts have fallen behind in the fashion department, but now a new generation of spacesuits is being developed for both the public and private sectors. Suiting up for the final frontier isn't just about looks, it's about surviving and working in one of the harshest environments possible. So let's take a look at what a spacesuit is and what the well dressed astronaut will be wearing soon.

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Apollo Boeing NASA Space Suit SpaceX Elon Musk shares first photo of SpaceX space suit Boeing tapped to build Phantom Express spaceplane for DARPA Apollo Mission Control Center's past is in its future Stepping into Blue Origin and Boeing's space capsules SpaceX releases blooper reel of Falcon 9 'landings' Elon Musk provides first full view of Crew Dragon spacesuit

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Dec 08, 2017

New metallic glass material created by starving atoms of a nucleus


Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers created a brand new type of metallic glass, by shrinking samples down to the nanoscale until it forms a unique crystalline phase.

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Materials

Glass Materials Metals Nanorods Yale Highly elastic metallic glass brings bounce to hardened materials Lightweight metal composite floats on water Morphing metamaterial models take origami to a whole new level Inkless printing manipulates light at the nanoscale to produce colors New metamaterial shrinks when the heat is on Carbon nanotubes make water freeze solid at boiling temperatures

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Dec 08, 2017

New metallic glass material created by starving it of nuclei


Metallic glass is an emerging type of material, so its secrets are still being discovered. While working with the stuff, a team of Yale researchers created a brand new type of metallic glass, by shrinking samples down to the nanoscale until it forms a unique crystalline phase.

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Materials

Glass Materials Metals Nanorods Yale Highly elastic metallic glass brings bounce to hardened materials Lightweight metal composite floats on water Morphing metamaterial models take origami to a whole new level Inkless printing manipulates light at the nanoscale to produce colors New metamaterial could let a car be its own airbag Carbon nanotubes make water freeze solid at boiling temperatures

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Dec 08, 2017

In photos: SUVs, trucks and vans of the 2017 LA Auto Show


Cars, trikes and bikes aren't the only things worth seeing at this year's LA Auto Show. As usual, the show is playing host to its fair share of awesome large and rugged vehicles, with the all-new Jeep Wrangler at the head of the pack. The show's sights and sounds include everything from the most luxurious Range Rover out there, to a seven-seat Wrangler 6x6 and a tracked-out GMC Sierra snow machine.

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Jeep LA Auto Show 2017 Land Rover Range Rover SUV Toyota Truck Van Review: 2016 Lexus GX 460 blends Land Cruiser capability with Lexus luxury Toyota's hydrogen-powered trucks to start hauling cargo around LA Toyota Tj Cruiser concept - roomy SUV or tough van? Toyota powers big rigs with hydrogen fuel cells Review: Over highway, dirt and rock in the 2016 Toyota 4Runner Trail Premium Toyota's HiLux Tonka Concept channels your inner child

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Dec 08, 2017

Cheap biomaterial can be tapped or squeezed for cleaner power


With their ability to generate electricity from mechanical stress, piezoelectric systems made from synthetic materials are great and all, but you know what might be even better? Piezoelectric systems made from natural materials. Scientists have made a promising discovery in this area, pinpointing a biomolecule that produces an impressive amount of electricity when tapped or squeezed.

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Materials

Electricity Piezoelectric University of Limerick Triple threat: Perovskite material generates electricity from light, heat, and movement Charging your phone with a cooking pot? New material could make it possible Ultra-thin material turns minor movements into electricity Volkswagen planning electric car offensive for 2025 Cezeta scooter celebrates its 60th birthday by going electric GE's 'dual piezo cooling jet' could enable even cooler gadgets

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Dec 08, 2017

CRISPR breakthrough treats diseases like diabetes without cutting DNA


CRISPR-Cas9 shows incredible promise in treating a wide range of diseases, from HIV to cancer, by making precise edits to the genome. But the technology isn't without its controversy, as the long term effects of cutting DNA in living organisms isn't fully known. Now, scientists from the Salk Institute have modified CRISPR to work without making any cuts, switching targeted genes on and off instead, and demonstrated its effectiveness by treating diabetes, muscular dystrophy and other diseases in mice.

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CRISPR Diabetes DNA Genetic engineering kidney Mice Muscular Dystrophy Salk Institute Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy symptoms in dogs A-Gear exoskeletons keep users' arms useful New gene editing method corrects muscular dystrophy in mice Telomere-lengthening procedure turns clock back years in human cells New combination of drugs slows heart decline in muscular dystrophy patients Researchers create 'mighty mouse' with gene tweak that doubles muscle strength

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Dec 08, 2017

British carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth commissioned


The British supercarrier HMS Queen Elizabeth officially joined the Royal Navy today at Portsmouth naval base. On the hangar deck of the 65,000-tonne (71,650-ton) ship, her Lady Sponsor, Queen Elizabeth II, formally oversaw the ceremony as Captain Jerry Kyd, the Commanding Officer, read the commissioning warrant that confirmed the future flagship as an active part of the fleet and the White Ensign and commissioning pennants were raised for the first time.

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Military

Aircraft Carrier Royal Navy The Royal Navy's largest-ever warship comes home for the first time Britain's second supercarrier christened UK's largest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, sets sail for the first time Royal Navy gets new eyes in the skies Sea monsters: Is this the new age of the aircraft carrier? USS Gerald R Ford launches first aircraft using electromagnetic catapult

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Dec 08, 2017

World's first graphene-soled running shoes promise greater grip


It might be a relatively new kid on the block, but graphene is already a rockstar of the material science scene, and we're starting to get a better sense of how it will shake things up beyond the lab. More sensitive microphones, tougher roads and sandals that keep your feet cool are just a few examples, and following in the footwear vein, British shoemaker inov-8 has just unveiled what it says is the first running shoe to incorporate the wonder material and promise an unprecedented degree of grip as a result.

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Sports

Graphene Shoes University of Manchester That's not a knot: Scientists tie tightest knot ever New ceramic brings hypersonic travel closer to reality Running not an option for Tyrannosaurus rex Smart cane packs parking sensor tech and beeps when collisions are imminent Largest known Ichthyosaurus fossil identified - and it's pregnant Silly Putty smartens up, with a dash of graphene

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Dec 08, 2017

17 new genetic variants linked to a longer lifespan discovered


A massive new international study has more than tripled the number of genetic variants associated with a longer lifespan. The study, which looked at genetic correlations among people with long-living parents, found distinct new genetic characteristics connected to lifespan, while also unexpectedly revealing potential gender-specific genetic pathways to a longer life.

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Aging Genetics Lifespan Genetic correlation found to link higher intelligence with longer lifespan Dual studies suggest high-fat, low-carb diet improves memory and lifespan The reason a calorie-restricted diet extends your lifespan is in your genes Does human lifespan have a limit - and have we already reached it? Caloric restriction increases monkey lifespan, benefits health AI predicts patients' lifespans as well as a doctor

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Dec 07, 2017

The strange interaction between brain injury and intestinal damage


A new study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine has revealed a strange gut-brain connection between traumatic brain injury and intestinal damage. Researchers have previously identified an odd connection between TBI and alterations in a person's gastrointestinal tract, but this is the first study to understand this interaction in detail and to reveal the two-way nature of the process.

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Medical

Brain Traumatic Brain Injury University of Maryland Neck band made to protect the brain New study reinforces a brutal truth for NFL athletes Master genes trigger cascade of damage to other genes after brain trauma Helmet sensors to record blast exposure in at-risk soldiers Sound used to detect unsound brains Blood test detects concussion up to a week after impact

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Dec 07, 2017

This smartphone case analyzes blood


What do cameras, audio recorders, and music players have in common? They're all things that we no longer have to carry around separately, since they're built into smartphones. Diabetics may soon be able to add blood glucose-measuring kits to that list, as scientists from the University of California San Diego have created a phone case that does the job.

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Health & Wellbeing

Blood Diabetes Glucose Smartphones UCSD Artificial pancreas learns your behavior and regulates insulin through a smartphone Injectable polymer could cut insulin injections to one per month Fitbit's Ionic to offer glucose monitoring for diabetics Yale study discovers how very low calorie diets could reverse type 2 diabetes Laser-based blood glucose monitor promises a less prickly way to keep diabetes in check One Drop: The data-driven approach to managing diabetes

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Dec 07, 2017

Canola oil linked to Alzheimer's complications in new study


Canola is generally considered a healthy oil thanks to its ability to reduce LDL cholesterol in the blood and lower the risk of heart disease. A new animal study out of Temple University, though, has shown that the vegetable-based fat increases substances in the brain that can lead to Alzheimer's disease, unlike a different heart-healthy oil.

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Medical

Alzheimer's Disease Temple University Protein discovery sheds light on brain sediment behind Alzheimer's disease Alzheimer's may be prevented by antibody-releasing implant Taking down Factor XII in the blood to fight Alzheimer's Does Alzheimer's originate outside the brain? Alzheimer's causes more diverse than previously thought Protein successfully combats Alzheimer's in mice

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Dec 07, 2017

3D-printed organs could let surgeons practice and plan dangerous operations


An international team of researchers has used 3D-printing technology to produce individually-tailored model organs. These dummy organs could one day improve your chances of surviving surgery, by allowing doctors to plan and practice a lifesaving procedure on a realistic replica before putting you to the scalpel.

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3D Printing

3D Printing Artificial organs MRI Surgery Cartilage-like hydrogel promises 3D-printable knee implants Artificial organs that look and bleed like the real thing take surgical practice to the next level One Big Question: Why can't we 3D print functioning organs today? L'Oréal plans to start testing cosmetics on 3D-printed skin 3D printing puts Zeus back on his throne 3D-printed ear, bone and muscle structures come to life after implantation in mice

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Dec 07, 2017

Solar-powered tiny house sleeps a family of five


Utah-based Alpine Tiny Homes recently completed a new tiny house named La Ventana. Measuring 32 ft (9.7 m) long, the towable dwelling includes three bedrooms and serves as home to a family of five. It also runs off-the-grid with a solar power setup.





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Tiny Houses

Home House Micro-House Solar Powered Tiny Footprint Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Monstrous tiny home is tiny in name only Rusty tiny house boasts a bedroom with plenty of headroom Escape Traveler packs a whole lot of home onto a towable trailer Whimsical Pequod oozes tiny house charm Tiny house built for long soaks, movie nights and cross-country travel

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Dec 07, 2017

Underwater drone explores the depths, with or without you


We've featured a fair number of underwater drones over the past few years, and they're pretty much all remotely-controlled by their shore-based users. Denmark's Supportive Robotics, however, is developing one that's a bit different. Known as Allec, it can be piloted via remote control, but it can also perform its own autonomous missions.

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Marine

Autonomous Kickstarter Submarine The Neyk submarine: Does this 'subaquatic luxury jet' hold water? US Navy's Blackwing drones launch from underwater Aston Martin dives deep with new Triton submarine Ghost marine platform takes a dive with unmanned submersible Guardian DARPA readies unmanned ACTUV sub hunter for sea trials Rising tide: Submarines and the future of undersea warfare

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Dec 07, 2017

Honda's 3E robot concepts ready to roll into CES


Honda is to showcase new robotics concepts at CES aimed at helping to improve people's lives. Part of its 3E outlook, which stands for 'Empower, Experience, Empathy,' the bots have been designed to show how the company sees robotics and artificial intelligence assisting people in recreation, the workplace and disaster relief.

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Artificial Intelligence CES 2018 Honda Robotics AI used to improve clarity of images taken in severe conditions Teenage Engineering reshapes smart speaker design MIT's AI deduces ingredients and recipes from food photos Facebook testing AI for suicide prevention tools Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it Google Clips camera uses AI to play photographer

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Dec 07, 2017

Chargery brings the charging station to EV drivers


At the moment, when your EV's battery is running low in urban areas, you may have to go a little out of your way to find a charging point. And even if you do locate one that's close by, you could find it already in use or blocked by an inconsiderate driver's combustion engine vehicle. Though auto makers and fuel suppliers have committed to installing more chargers to meet rising EV demand, Berlin's Chargery proposes bringing the charging station to its customers by bicycle.

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Bicycle Electric Vehicles EV Charging Charging for charging: UK EV drivers to lose free power privileges Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance, no mat required Streetlamp charging points light the way for EV charging convenience Work begins on Californian EV fast charging corridor Utility company commits to 10,000 European charging points by 2020 Portable turbine provides a 'stream' of power for charging devices

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Dec 07, 2017

Peugeot splits the difference between two and four wheels with tilting PHEV scooter


Electrified three-wheeled scooters that tilt into turns occupy one of the more interesting spaces when it comes to futuristic vehicle design. Sitting somewhere between a motorbike and a traditional motorcar, they could form part of a sustainable future for cities by offering a little privacy along with a relatively small footprint. Peugeot has hit on these key points with a new hybrid scooter built to weave its way through urban centers and hum along at freeway speeds when the time is right.

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Automotive

Electric Vehicles Peugeot PHEV Scooter Tilting-Vehicle Peugeot's electric bike folds in a snap FLUX wins Peugeot P.L.E.A.S.E. Design Competition World Economy record for Peugeot - 1445.6 kilometres on one tank of gas Peugeot and Citroen lay out blueprint for electric vehicle future Peugeot L500R HYbrid concept celebrates the past while looking to the future Citroën's new Bluesummer EV - any color they want, as long as it's blue

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Dec 07, 2017

Bizarre new dinosaur species blends swan, penguin, crocodile and Velociraptor


Between fluffy early birds, the largest land animals to ever walk the Earth and beachball-sized toads that ate baby dinosaurs, the ancient world was full of strange creatures. Now, palaeontologists have uncovered a bizarre new species of dinosaur that seems to blend together a swan, a penguin, a crocodile and a Velociraptor.

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Amphibious Birds Dinosaurs Europe Fossils Bog-pickled dinosaur brains make for a remarkable fossil Croc-like fossil reveals earliest dinosaur ancestor If dinosaurs really were like birds, why didn't they sing? Sensitive snouts may have helped dinosaurs court mates and pick at flesh Meet Zuul, the well-preserved new dinosaur species dubbed 'Destroyer of Shins' Dinosaur family tree might be uprooted by new fossil study

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Dec 07, 2017

Vinci's standalone voice-controlled headphones put a mini-computer around your neck


Most headphones these days are designed to pair up with the central hub of our lives, the smartphone. But New York-based Vinci is looking to forge a more independent path for its latest headphones, which pack their own self-contained minicomputer with 3G, Wi-Fi, voice-control, and fitness tracking, all of which means they need no external smartphone to function.

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Amazon Alexa Artificial Intelligence Earpiece Fitness Headphones Kickstarter Voice recognition Smartphone-control tech can sense your smile in your ear Lingmo language translator earpiece powered by IBM Watson Pilot earpiece targets language barriers with live conversation translation Five hearing wearables you can stuff into your ears Earpiece alarm keeps you from dozing off Invisible Bluetooth Earpiece brings out your inner Secret Service agent

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Dec 07, 2017

Self-drive nose wheel promises less time on the tarmac


One of the most tedious things about air travel is the long wait between the door closing and the aircraft pulling away from the gate. To help speed things up, Stirling Dynamics has contracted with WheelTug to design a new nose wheel for Boeing's 737NG jet airliner. The new wheel will contain electric motors powered by the aircraft's Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) that will allow the pilot to back away from or taxi to an airport gate without using engine thrust or a ground tug vehicle.

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Aircraft

Aircraft Boeing Boeing begins 777x production Boeing teams with FedEx Express on new ecoDemonstrator aircraft Advanced winglet on show as Boeing 737 MAX heads to final assembly First US Air Force KC-46A tanker completes maiden flight Boeing 737 MAX takes off Bombardier delivers first wide-seated, big-windowed CS100 to SWISS

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Dec 07, 2017

Mysterious black hole discovered at the dawn of the universe


At a distance of about 13 billion lightyears, the most distant supermassive black hole known so far has been spotted by an international team of astronomers. That incredible distance means the object dates back to the time when the first stars blinked on, which raises the question of how a black hole that big arose so soon after the universe began.

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Space

Big Bang Theory Distance Hydrogen MIT NASA Quasar Stars Supermassive black hole Universe Brightest galaxy ever discovered may be tearing itself apart Stars discovered forming in extreme black-hole-driven environment Newly-discovered 'red geyser' galaxies may be responsible for galactic warming Brightest supernova ever discovered? Or a big mistake? VLT telescope reveals mysterious alignment of quasars with the Universe''s large-scale structure Space telescopes uncover supermassive black hole winds

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Dec 07, 2017

Rinspeed snaps its all-electric mobility pod into CES-ready form


Few vehicle concepts get the juices flowing like those from the tinkerers at Rinspeed, who like to tug at the strings of future mobility with crazy amphibious street machines and transparent, hard-topped sports cars. The Swiss automaker has now shared a new details about its latest concept ahead of a full reveal in CES next month, describing a two-part electric vehicle designed to be recycled and upgraded to keep pace with fast-moving automotive technologies.

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Automotive

Autonomous Vehicles CES 2018 Electric Vehicles Rinspeed Rinspeed prepares a self-driving Oasis for CES 2017 Rinspeed combines autonomous driving and drone tech in ?tos concept Rinspeed turns BMW's i8 into the self-driving, drone-docking Stos concept Rinspeed Oasis autonomous concept car entertains, earns money and even gardens Rinspeed Budii autonomous concept designed to be your friend on wheels Rinspeed makes the self-driving car your best Budii

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Dec 07, 2017

5 energy-efficient weekend getaways across the U.S.


Whether it's through energy-efficient windows, reclaimed and local materials, renewable energy sources or special insulation, these homes prove that vacation houses can be attractive as well as eco-friendly.

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Architecture

Architects Eco-Friendly Holiday House DJI floats Black Friday deals across its entire drone range Vipp plonks luxury tiny house in Swedish forest, calls it a hotel New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Digital Cameras New Atlas' 2017 Gift Guide: Televisions Unusual raised dwelling offers shelter in Greece World's longest sightseeing escalator takes tourists for a ride in China

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Dec 07, 2017

Hijacking gut-brain communications can shut down hunger pangs


A new study from the University of Pennsylvania has uncovered the biological mechanism by which our gut communicates with the brain to regulate the sensation of hunger. The researchers also discovered a novel combination of hormones that can mimic the signal sent to our brain telling it that enough food has been consumed.

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Biology

Brain Diet Food Hormone Hunger Neurological Obesity University of Pennsylvania Weight Loss Are the bubbles in your soda making you hungry? Can stimulating the brain make us fall in love? New appetite-suppressing mechanism discovered - in your bones Brain hormone triggers fat burning regardless of food intake Tiny cellular bubbles enable delivery of Parkinson's drugs straight to the brain Promising autism drug shows early success in animal tests

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Dec 06, 2017

Weird critter might help us to heal livers


Although it may look like a snake or a large earthworm, the ringed caecilian is actually an amphibian. The South American animal's interesting features go beyond its appearance, however. According to recent research, it may lead us to new treatments for cirrhosis.

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Medical

Liver disease University of Surrey Blood markers peel back the curtain on a stealthy form of liver disease Experimental drug puts the brakes on obesity-related liver disease Jet-spray pill provides painless oral alternative to the needle Highly sensitive Sneezometer picks up early signs of asthma RemoveDebris to launch space cleanup demonstrator Brain disease leads to new understanding of bacterial behavior

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Dec 06, 2017

The Snapdragon 845 is ready to power AR and AI on your 2018 smartphone


The Snapdragon 835 dominated flagship Android phones in 2017, appearing in the likes of the Google Pixel 2, the Samsung Galaxy S8+, the HTC U11, and others. Now Qualcomm has unveiled its successor, the Snapdragon 845 system-on-a-chip (SoC), ready to help your smartphone do even more in 2018.

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Mobile Technology

Qualcomm Smartphones Qualcomm unveils the Snapdragon 835 and Quick Charge 4.0 for the Android flagships of 2017 Qualcomm's latest mid-range smartphone processors take a cue from the top shelf Mobile 101: A quick explanation of quick charging Qualcomm enables under display fingerprint scanning for smartphones AT&T plans to make drones more reliable by hooking them up to cell networks Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 will have faster LTE and more efficient quick charging

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Dec 06, 2017

Seaweed may provide us with ocean-friendly sunscreen


It's one of the dilemmas of vacationing in a tropical seaside location - you want protection from the sun, yet you're told that most sunscreens are harmful to corals and the marine environment. Well, scientists from King's College London may be onto a solution. They've discovered that an eco-friendly compound found naturally in seaweed could keep us from getting burned.

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Environment

Environmentally-friendly Kings College Seaweed Sunscreen Fish that produce their own sunscreen could inspire improved UV protection DNA-based sunscreen gets more effective with more use Mini UV camera helps you apply sunscreen Astonomers may have discovered the universe''s most ironic exoplanet WetForce tech makes sunscreens more effective when they get wet Treated paper warns users of impending sunburn

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Dec 06, 2017

'Smart' bike light equates brightness with speed


When you're cycling fast at night, it's good to have a bright headlight so you can see what's on the road ahead. Once you slow down, though, you really just need a more energy-efficient low-output light that allows you to be seen by drivers. Binoreal's Radius F1 automatically transitions between the two extremes, based on how fast you're riding.

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Bicycles

bike lights Cycling Indiegogo Road Safety Bright bike helmet goes in for 'low' lighting CIO bike lights use smaller magnets for more power SpeedForce combines a cycling computer, handlebar stem and headlight Lumière LED lamp shines as a beacon of adaptable lighting Review: Sleek Z4 Aurora projector shines bright in some areas, not so much in others Review: Laser-shooting Lumma gets a grip on bicycle lighting

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Dec 06, 2017

Honda's latest driving simulator ups the actuators for greater range of motion


Honda has become the first car manufacturer to adopt a new driving simulator technology that uses more servos than the average flight simulator most driving sims are based upon. The Driver-in-Motion 250 (DiM250) uses nine servos to move the cockpit, adding extra dimensions to movement.

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Automotive

Honda Simulator Cable-suspended simulator can fly freely around a room Bkool simulator creates any animated cycling route you want, on the fly Road registerable driving simulator SIMVIZ simulates visual impairments with see-through VR display Start your virtual engines in US$116,650 F1 racing simulator Gut simulator could bring down the costs of drug development

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Dec 06, 2017

3D-printed objects connect with Wi-Fi - no electricity required


Researchers from the University of Washington have 3D-printed objects and sensors that are able to communicate with Wi-Fi devices such as smartphones or computers without needing to be powered by batteries or a wall socket. Examples include an attachment that can sense when laundry detergent is about to run out and place an online order for more, an anemometer and a connected test tube holder.

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3D Printing

Communications Mechanical Sensors University of Washington Wi-Fi Wireless BrandNewNoise cranks out handcrafted music box recording device Thrill ride spin speed depends on heart rate and muscle tension Wind-cranked music box sings in the breeze Electric motors used as a sound source for bizarre organ Music drives mechanical abstract art mayhem Mechanical music box joins the band

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Dec 06, 2017

Austin scores BIG with solar-powered sports stadium


The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has unveiled plans for a new sports stadium and entertainment center in Austin, Texas, that will include soccer, rugby, basketball, rodeo, shopping, and dining facilities. The sprawling East Austin District is also aiming for self-sufficiency in electricity with a rooftop totally covered in solar panels.



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Architecture

BIG Building and Construction Solar Powered Sports Stadium Sustainable Qatar to build world's first demountable football stadium out of shipping containers The Levi's Stadium is worthy of its Silicon Valley location UK soccer team scores low-carbon wooden stadium Local surroundings influence design of new San Diego Chargers stadium Plans for Qatar's second World Cup stadium unveiled New AS Roma Stadium design recalls Colosseum

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Dec 06, 2017

GM's Marketplace allows drivers to make purchases without leaving the car


GM has announced the launch of Marketplace, the automotive industry's first in-car e-commerce platform. Marketplace allows customers with eligible GM-branded vehicles and compatible infotainment systems to pay for fuel, pre-order their morning coffee or reserve a table at their chosen restaurant, all from the comfort of their vehicle.

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Automotive

Apps GM Productivity Shopping How to organize Gmail & keep your inbox empty Review: The Edge Desk brought me to my knees Review: A wearable voice recorder for dictation on the go Audi puts autonomous parking robots to work in the factory Why we can't put our smartphones down - and what it's doing to our relationships Steelcase Brody WorkLounge is designed to keep you focused on the task at hand

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Dec 06, 2017

MAD moves mountains for nature-inspired Beijing development


After several years in the making, MAD Architects has finally completed its large mixed-use development adjacent to a park in Beijing's central business district. The Chaoyang Park Plaza draws inspiration from Chinese paintings of nature and includes a pair of distinctive towers that are meant to resemble jutting mountain peaks.





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Architecture

Building and Construction China LEED MAD Architects Office Sustainable China's library of the future has an eye on design Contemporary home design makes room for mirrored brainstorming cube The great Aussie shearing shed inspires a modern family home Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions Cloud Corridor: High-rise vision for the future of housing in LA MAD Architects proposes skyscraper that reflects Paris upside down

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Dec 06, 2017

Bath2Go pop-up outhouse bolts to a camper van to go on the go


Many of today's camper vans are small, nimble machines versatile enough to double as everyday drivers. That generally means that the 'bathroom' is little more than a portable toilet tucked away inside a cubby - if that. The German-built Bath2Go is a unique solution for those who want a more complete indoor bathroom without going for a bigger van or cutting into their existing van's floor plan. It's an all-in-one portable bathroom that rides behind the bumper, providing a place to take care of business when it's needed, staying behind in the garage when it's not.

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Outdoors

Campervan Camping Motorhome Motorhomes Toilet SpaceCamper rearranges the Volkswagen camper van for light, open design Compact, multi-personality camper van makes easy work of outdoor living Revel 4x4 camper van charts a new course for Winnebago Mercedes-based Hymer Van S motorhome promises a compact but comfy holiday Westfalia's latest Volkswagen camper van literally grows to add foot room ModVans turns the Ford Transit into a modular, modern camper van

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Dec 06, 2017

'Take me home' system automatically brings back astray astronauts


It's a nightmare scenario. An unconscious astronaut on a spacewalk gone wrong floats off into deep space with no way to get back and no way for anyone to reach them. To prevent this from happening, engineering firm Charles Draper Laboratory has patented a 'take me home' automatic rescue system that allows a disabled or disoriented astronaut to return to safety at the push of a button.

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Space

Astronauts Rescue Space Suit NASA announces timeline for astronaut application process NASA Space Poop Challenge winners rethink the adult diaper Astronaut Peggy Whitson breaks record for cumulative time spent in space NASA scientists develop gecko-inspired astronaut anchors Astronauts undertake spacewalk to begin reconfiguring ISS NASA concept would send astronauts to Venus

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Dec 06, 2017

The best Internet of Things gadgets to smarten up your home


If you haven't joined the Internet of Things (IoT) train yet, now's the perfect time to get on board. Smarts have been crammed into pretty much every household appliance you can think of, and with competition heating up there are more options than ever. New Atlas rounds up some of the best IoT gadgets to smarten up your home this holiday season.

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Around The Home

2017 Holiday Gift Guide Alarm Clock Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo Buying guide Digital Photo Frame Gift Guide Google Home Home IKEA Internet of Things lights Lock roku Sonos Speakers Sprinkler Streaming Video Thermostat Notifications are coming to Amazon Alexa 10 top devices for the modern, connected home The smart alarm clock ... on steroids Amazon's new tablets add Alexa, enhanced specs Amazon unveils a huge hardware refresh, including four new Echo devices Amazon's Echo Look has a camera and fashion-forward features

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Dec 06, 2017

First US Air Force KC-46A tanker completes maiden flight


Boeing announced that its first KC-46A tanker aircraft scheduled for delivery to the US Air Force completed its maiden flight today. At 10:32 am PST, the two-engine aircraft based on the commercial 767 airframe took off with two company test pilots at the controls from Paine Field in Everett, Washington and returned after a test flight lasting three hours and 30 minutes.

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Aircraft

Aircraft Boeing KC-46A US Air Force Advanced winglet on show as Boeing 737 MAX heads to final assembly Boeing begins 777x production Boeing T-X jet fighter trainer makes maiden flight KC-46A tanker program makes first test flight Boeing begins final assembly of first 787-10 Dreamliner Boeing teams with FedEx Express on new ecoDemonstrator aircraft

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Dec 06, 2017

Samsung begins production on 512 GB flash storage for smartphones


Samsung has started mass production of new embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) chips, which should bump up the storage capacity of future smartphones to a more capacious 512 GB. The chips can reportedly double the density of storage in the same amount of physical space as the previous unit.

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Mobile Technology

Chips Samsung Smartphones Universal Flash Storage Samsung unveils blazingly fast UFS cards A long way from everything: The search for a Grand Unified Theory Futuristic gizmo puts a new 'spin' on controllers MightyRC turns smartphones into universal remotes for household appliances Universal Robots' tablet-controlled factory robots work safely with humans Logitech announces new Harmony Touch universal remote

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Dec 06, 2017

Nissan to conduct public field tests of robo-taxis in Japan next year


Nissan has made no bones about its plans for autonomous cars, boldly stating its intent to bring several self-driving vehicles to market by 2020 and recently testing a prototype on the streets of Tokyo. Now the Japanese automaker has announced it will be kicking off public field tests of a newly unveiled robo-vehicle taxi service in 2018.

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Automotive

Autonomous Vehicles Japan Nissan Self-Driving Nissan and NASA team up for autonomous drive vehicle development Nissan's Autonomous Drive Leaf hits the highway in Japan Self-driving Leaf makes an unusual factory tow car Nissan puts 429 hp, 373 miles of range and autonomy into IMx electric SUV concept Nissan CEO Ghosn talks autonomous drive, AI for cars, and turning over a new LEAF Nissan tests fully autonomous prototype on streets of Tokyo

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Dec 06, 2017

Here lies Santa Claus? Researchers zero in on bones of St Nick


The legend of Santa Claus (aka Father Christmas) is inspired by the story of St Nicholas, a Christian saint who died around 343 CE. A new radiocarbon dating study by Oxford University researchers on a bone attributed to St Nicholas has been dated to around the 4th century CE bringing us closer to uncovering the authentic remains of the original Santa.

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Science

Archeology Bones Christmas Date Oxford University The top 10 things you DON'T NEED for Christmas 2014 10 nerdy Christmas gifts that speak to your inner-geek The Top 10 things you CAN'T have for Christmas 2009 2004 Neiman Marcus Annual Christmas Book - outrageous toys Treeasy - a Christmas decoration for lazy minimalists The 11 best and most-wanted tech toys for Christmas 2015

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Dec 06, 2017

Mice chow down on a high-fat diet without becoming fat


Not getting fat or developing diabetes despite enjoying a high-fat diet is the dream of many a fast-food fan. Although such dreams remain just that for us humans, they've become reality for mice involved in a study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The activation of a protein pathway in fat cells in the mice allowed the animals to chow down on a high-fat diet without becoming obese.

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Biology

Diet Fat cells Obesity Washington University School of Medicine Fat alchemists turn white to beige for weight loss Scientists discover gene that could be making you fat Molecule throws roadblock in Alzheimer's path Fatty bones? That's nothing a little exercise can't handle Type of sugar adds cellular machinery to immune system Cinnamon shown to burn fat

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Dec 06, 2017

3D printed live bacteria creates world's first 'living tattoo'


A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a 'living tattoo' that can respond to a variety of stimuli.

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Science

Sensors Tattoo Wearable Inkjet-printed circuitry makes for cheaper electronic tattoos LG's tough new sensor brings pressure power to flexible surfaces Mirror dongle turns a standard screen into a dynamic, personalized display Portable system for real-time monitoring of Parkinson's patients undergoes testing Flexible sensor made from chewing gum promises sensitive and versatile wearables Sensor-packed Hexoskin shirt measures performance in real time

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Dec 06, 2017

3D-printed live bacteria creates world's first 'living tattoo'


A team at MIT has genetically modified bacteria cells and developed a new 3D printing technique to create a 'living tattoo' that can respond to a variety of stimuli.

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Science

Sensors Tattoo Wearable Inkjet-printed circuitry makes for cheaper electronic tattoos LG's tough new sensor brings pressure power to flexible surfaces Mirror dongle turns a standard screen into a dynamic, personalized display Portable system for real-time monitoring of Parkinson's patients undergoes testing Flexible sensor made from chewing gum promises sensitive and versatile wearables Sensor-packed Hexoskin shirt measures performance in real time

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Dec 06, 2017

Virtual cocktail glass tricks the tongue into tasting the real thing without the calories


Dieting might not be so hard if unhealthy foods and drinks didn't taste so good, but a new device from the National University of Singapore (NUS) could let you taste your cake and not eat it, too. The Vocktail (Virtual Cocktail) digitally changes the way a drink tastes, smells and looks, sprucing up plain old water or fine-tuning an existing drink.

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Science

Drink Food technology National University of Singapore Smell Taste Ultrafast camera to improve vision of self-driving cars and drones Autonomous pods to continue Singapore's drive for autonomy Virtual lemonade teleports taste into plain old water Probiotic brew brings new meaning to 'beer gut' Green mountain grows out of Singapore's concrete jungle One pill to rule them all: 3D printing tech combines multiple drugs in a single pill

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Dec 06, 2017

Elon Musk's Boring Company shares potential map of LA tunnel network


The Boring Company was dreamt up by serial entrepreneur Elon Musk as a way of solving traffic woes, and the notoriously choked up highways of LA are among its very first targets. With a proof-of-concept tube already underway, The Boring Company has now expanded on its plans for the City of Angels, offering an idea of how a network of high-speed tunnels could take shape.

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Urban Transport

Elon Musk The Boring Company Traffic Tunnel Elon Musk's first tunnel beneath LA starts to take shape Elon Musk has 'promising' talks with LA mayor about his traffic-solving tunnels Elon Musk's 5 keys to breaking through with a tunnel boring machine Going down: Elon Musk shows off The Boring Company's car elevator Impatient Elon moves ahead with Hyperloop plans of his own Elon Musk shows how his Boring Company plans to tunnel under traffic

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Dec 06, 2017

Electric-assist velomobile is dually driven


Former bike shop owner Fabrizio Cross once asked himself, what would it take to get more people out of their cars and onto bicycles? His answer was 'A bike that could do more, go farther, and take less effort.' That vehicle now exists, in the form of the Electrom LEV (light electric vehicle). Although it's currently a one-off, he does hope to put it into production.

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Urban Transport

Pedal-assisted Velomobile Dual-motor velomobile gets unchained Eco-minded commuters could soon be pedalling a PEBL Velomobile fans could soon have a real Ego Quadricycle concept offers convertible take on velomobiles Pedalist velomobile hits Kickstarter There's now one mö solar-electric velomobile on the road

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Dec 06, 2017

More proof a low-calorie diet can effectively reverse type 2 diabetes


In early November, we reported how a team at Yale University had uncovered the key metabolic mechanisms responsible for lowering blood glucose concentrations in those on a very low calorie diet. Now a new study published in the prestigious medical journal The Lancet is offering more evidence to support the theory that type 2 diabetes can be effectively cured through intensive dieting and weight management.

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Medical

Diabetes Diet Research suggests type 2 diabetes could be transmitted like mad cow disease 3D-printed scaffolds may make for improved diabetes treatment Low-gluten diets linked to increased risk of diabetes Dario turns your smartphone into a mobile diabetes monitor Capsules made from seaweed could replace insulin injections Protective packaging could hold the key to an effective insulin pill

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Dec 05, 2017

Toyota explores the outdoors with the FT-AC adventure vehicle concept


Much like a kid on summer break, Toyota knows that it wants to play outside, it's just not sure how it wants to go about it. The automaker has been exploring a number of off-road-oriented utility vehicle designs this year, starting with a compact urban escape pod and working through to a gear-hauling MP-SUV. Now it's back with the FT-AC, a ruggedized, urban-to-wild crossover loaded with multifunctional equipment.

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Automotive

Concept Cars LA Auto Show 2017 Off-road SUV Toyota Toyota's HiLux Tonka Concept channels your inner child Toyota Tj Cruiser concept - roomy SUV or tough van? Toyota FT-4X Concept is designed to be a casualcore toolbox The cool, cute, clever and clinically crazy concept cars of the 2017 Tokyo Motor Show Toyota gets kids towing with digital trailer Toyota Setsuna Concept: A wooden time machine on wheels

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Dec 05, 2017

Experimental dental material kills at preventing plaque


When you get a cavity filled, you certainly don't want plaque growing on the filing - it could cause the tooth to decay all over again. That's why scientists from the University of Pennsylvania have evaluated an experimental new dental composite material that not only kills plaque-causing bacteria on contact, but that also stands up to everyday wear and tear.

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Medical

Antibacterial Cavity Dental Teeth University of Pennsylvania Dental implant coatings fight infection with three-pronged attack Scientists say antimicrobial soaps are harmful and don't work Electrified graphene becomes a bacterial bug zapper Nanopillared surface inspired by insect wings counteracts bacteria Chemicals found to be accumulating in toothbrushes Door pads kill germs where they're spread

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Dec 05, 2017

Handheld device detects jaundice in newborn babies


Affecting approximately 60 percent of newborns, jaundice can cause brain damage or even death if left untreated. In sub-Saharan Africa, where doctors often don't have access to expensive diagnostic equipment, babies are 100 times more likely to die of the condition than are infants in the US. A new low-cost device, however, could drastically reduce that number.

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Medical

Africa Baby Diagnostic devices Rice University Diagnostic device sticks it to sleep apnea AI-powered diagnostic device takes out Tricorder XPrize Pocket-sized, affordably-priced ultrasound connects to an iPhone Wireless tech checks health by measuring walking speed Placing a finger over your smartphone flash could soon reveal a low red blood cell count Inexpensive device lets a smartphone perform medical diagnoses

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Dec 05, 2017

TX eCity black cab now ready to take passengers in London


After unveiling a modern hybrid version of the iconic London cab back in July, the London EV Company has confirmed that the vehicle is now fully certified to pick up fares in the UK's capital. Hailed as 'the world's most advanced electric taxi,' cabbies can expect to get in the driving seat of the TX eCity taxi later this month.

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Automotive

Electric Vehicles London Plug-in Hybrid Taxi Classic London taxi evolves with hybrid range-extender TX London and Ford plug-in for cleaner air Plug-in hybrid Transit delivers 50 km of zero-emissions range Next gen London Black Cab will be zero emission capable Review: 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is plug-in goodness for the whole family Ford expands police range with Special Service Plug-In Hybrid Sedan

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Dec 05, 2017

In photos: Cars, customs, trikes and bikes of the 2017 LA Auto Show


New Atlas spent the bulk of last week touring the LA Auto Show and seeing the latest in all-American (market) cars, trucks, concepts and auto technology. The show's offerings run the gamut from $10K electric three-wheelers to seven-figure hyper-hybrids, making for a delightfully eclectic collection. Here we've picked out the best cars (along with a few bikes and urban transporters) for your viewing pleasure.

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Automotive

BMW Chevrolet Concept Cars Corvette Electric Vehicles Hybrid3 LA Auto Show 2017 Supercars Three-Wheeler King of the Corvettes: 210-mph 2019 ZR1 packs a scorching 755 horsepower Chevy airs its aggression with Corvette ZR1 convertible Review: 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS packs plenty of muscle Genovation GXE breaks own world record for fastest street legal electric car Callaway stretches the C7 Corvette's cabin into new AeroWagen Chevy sprinkles the Corvette with carbon fiber

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Dec 05, 2017

Lamborghini brands its Urus the first Super SUV


Lambo is calling this a 'Super SUV' and that might not be too far off the mark. The Urus produces 650 horsepower (478 kW) under a weight-to-power ratio that only a supercar could boast. Carbon ceramic brakes and a switch to engage 'EGO' mode tells us exactly what this SUV is for.

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Automotive

Lamborghini SUV Turbo Concours-condition Lamborghini Diablo SV to go under the hammer Lamborghini bids Ferruccio a happy birthday with exquisite Centenario Roadster Lamborghini is officially developing an SUV Lamborghini gives its flagship bull bigger horns An even quicker Lamborghini Gallardo - the SE Eye-catching bike owes its looks to Lambos

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Dec 05, 2017

Lamborghini Urus unveiled as the first Sport Utility from the Fighting Bull


Lambo is calling this a 'Super SUV' and that might not be too far off the mark. The Urus produces 650 horsepower (478 kW) under a weight-to-power ratio that only a supercar could boast. Carbon ceramic brakes and a switch to engage 'EGO' mode tells us exactly what this SUV is for.

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Automotive

Lamborghini SUV Turbo Concours-condition Lamborghini Diablo SV to go under the hammer Lamborghini bids Ferruccio a happy birthday with exquisite Centenario Roadster Lamborghini is officially developing an SUV Lamborghini gives its flagship bull bigger horns An even quicker Lamborghini Gallardo - the SE Eye-catching bike owes its looks to Lambos

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Dec 05, 2017

New technique enables harvesting of stem cells during a caesarian


Stem cells have incredible potential for regenerative medicine, but getting hold of them in large enough numbers can be tricky. Amniotic fluid may be a plentiful source, and now scientists from Lund University in Sweden have developed a method and device that can collect the fluid during delivery of a baby by caesarean section, to safely harvest large amounts of stem cells.

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Medical

Lund University Pregnancy Regenerative Medicine Stem Cells Our c-section success might be giving us big heads Vitamin D deficiency during pregnancy linked to autism Artificial womb to give premature babies a better start VR lets expecting parents tour the womb for an early meeting with their unborn fetus How being born in January can increase your risk for diabetes Doctors can now use an app to better predict preterm birth risk

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Dec 05, 2017

5 tons of vintage wooden escalator warped into spectacular subway sculpture


The commuters of inner Sydney rode them every day for eight decades, and although showing some signs of wear, the wooden escalators of Wynyard Station aren't done just yet. Repurposed as a twisting installation by local artist Chris Fox, the heritage timber structures now hang from the ceiling as spectacular heritage-inspired artwork.

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Architecture

Art Australian Sculpture Sydney Wooden Nissan Qashqai drawn into existence with 3D-printing pens Would you share your selfies on a giant 3D head? London sculpture's twisting slide is almost complete Artist creates nanosculptures smaller than a human hair Huge billowing net sculpture flies over Vancouver What happens when you ask international architects to redesign the bus stop?

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Dec 05, 2017

The best kitchen contraptions of 2017


The kitchen is the heart of any home, and just like biological hearts they can sometimes benefit from some technological helpers. Whether you're the kind of person that delights in bringing together the ideal mix of ingredients to create that perfect meal, or someone who finds making toast a chore, we could all use a helping hand in the kitchen at times. Thankfully there are plenty of smart people working on devices to provide that helping hand - here are a few that caught our eye in 2017.

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Around The Home

Best of 2017 Cooking Kitchen One-off Land Rover spit-roasts meat off the engine, churns butter at the wheels Control Freak offers accurate temperature controlled induction cooking Review: Ditching the cookbook for Key Ingredient's Recipe Reader HD+ Imperial Spherificator lets you create custom 'caviar' Genie instant cooker turns pods into meals in 30 seconds Bolo knife rolls into the kitchen accessory market

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Dec 05, 2017

Gallery: Red Bull's most heartstopping extreme photographs of 2017


Despite fundamentally being publicity stunts, we're constantly entertained by Red Bull's relentless commitment to extreme sports spectacle and pushing the limits of human endeavor. And as publicity stunts there were always plenty of cameras on hand to catch the ridiculously dazzling and eye-catching displays served up in 2017.

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Sports

Extreme Sports Photography Red Bull Drone skydiving: Would you take the plunge? Felix Baumgartner goes drifting in a helicopter Successful wind tunnel testing brings flying wakeboard closer to takeoff Vurtego's V4 extreme pogo-stick gives up to 10 ft of air Five of the best: Red Bull stunts WingBoarding: An extreme aerial sport inspired by a Disney cartoon

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