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Apr 06, 2020

Cold weather-ready tiny house is fit for a family of four
Canada's Minimaliste has previously impressed us with its line of models that can withstand its country's harshest weather, and with the Charme, the firm has completed its first home that's specifically designed for family life. The tiny house measures 330 sq ft (30 sq m) and serves as full-time home to a family of four.

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Tiny Houses, Lifestyle

Building and Construction, Trailer, Home, House, Micro-House



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Apr 06, 2020

Mini record cutter lets music lovers cut their own vinyl in minutes
Musician and designer Yuri Suzuki has collaborated with Japanese education company Gakken to create a cute little record cutting machine that gets music-making consumers cutting their own five-inch vinyl records in a few short minutes.

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Music, Technology

Vinyl, recording, Compact



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Apr 06, 2020

Earth to be buzzed this week by spacecraft heading to Mercury
This week Earth will be visited by a spacecraft that has traveled 1.4 billion km to get here. But no, it's not aliens - it's BepiColombo, a European-Japanese mission that's just slingshotting around our planet for a gravitational speed boost on its roundabout journey to Mercury.

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Space, Science

BepiColombo, Mercury, ESA, JAXA, Spacecraft



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Apr 06, 2020

Vyrus returns with 202-horsepower, Ducati-powered Alyen motorcycle
Boutique motorcycle builder Vyrus has always loved its hub-steered super-naked motorcycles, and its latest 202-horsepower Ducati-powered beast is probably its most aesthetically challenging to date. Meet the Alyen 988, fresh out of Rimini, Italy.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Vyrus, Superbike, Ducati



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Apr 06, 2020

Atom bomb isotopes reveal true age of whale sharks for the first time
A key part of wildlife conservation is establishing a clear picture of how animals age and how long they can be expected to live. For biologists studying the world's largest fish, this vital information hasn't been so forthcoming. A new study, however, has demonstrated how the atomic bomb tests from the Cold War era could help fill in some of the blanks, with scientists using nuclear isotopes to measure the age of a whale shark for the first time.

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Biology, Science

Fish, Australian Institute of Marine Science, Radioactivity



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Apr 06, 2020

Ancient tooth proteins reveal our relation to mysterious human species
It's hard to piece together the full history of human evolution from piles of old bones. But now, scientists have made use of a new method to study proteins in dental enamel of an 800,000-year-old human species, helping place it in the family tree.

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Science

Human, Evolution, Paleontology, University of Copenhagen, Protein, Genetics



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Apr 06, 2020

BrakeBuTT gives nearly any motorcycle adjustable linked braking
Braking is one of the toughest skills to learn on a motorcycle. Get into most cars, and it's pretty simple. Stomp big pedal, car stop. Bikes, as any rider knows, are much more complex. There are two brake levers, each with its own way to kill you.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Braking, Kickstarter



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Apr 05, 2020

Experimental organic proton battery charges in minutes
Researchers at Uppsala University have developed a new type of experimental proton battery that's built with entirely organic components, making it much more environmentally friendly than most. On top of that, it can also be charged in a matter of minutes and can function at very low temperatures.

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Energy, Science

Battery Technology, Rechargeable Battery, Batteries, Battery, Energy, Uppsala University, Organic



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Apr 05, 2020

CDC recommends everyone wear cloth face masks to slow COVID-19 spread
Reversing prior advice, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is now recommending everyone in the United States wear cloth face masks in public settings such as pharmacies and grocery stores. The CDC suggests this new advice is primarily designed to reduce COVID-19 transmission from those who may be unaware they have the disease.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Masks, CDC, Governments, Virus



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Apr 05, 2020

Sea sponge molecule stops cervical cancer cell growth in the lab
The natural world is a huge source of life-saving drugs, with plants and animals providing us with all kinds of therapeutic compounds throughout human history. That extends to the sponges that inhabit the seas, with new research detailing how a molecule derived from an Indonesian sea sponge species proved capable of preventing cervical cancer growth in the lab.

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Medical, Science

Cancer, University of South Carolina, Biodiversity



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Apr 05, 2020

First tiger tests positive to COVID-19 at New York's Bronx Zoo
In the first case of its kind, a four-year-old tiger at New York City's Bronx Zoo has tested positive for COVID-19, the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) has confirmed. The female Malayan tiger is believed to have been infected by a worker, with a number of other big cats displaying symptoms, according to the zoo. All are expected to make a full recovery.

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Biology, Science

TIGERS, Coronavirus (COVID-19), Viruses and Bacteria, Zoo, Infections



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Apr 05, 2020

Google location data shows how COVID-19 is changing behavior globally
In an unprecedented move, Google has publicly released a series of COVID-19 Community Mobility Maps, utilizing location history data from users around the world to present insights into how people are moving around local communities. The data is presented to highlight how social distancing and shelter in place measures are changing people's behaviors.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Google Maps, Location, Data, Big data, Surveillance



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Apr 04, 2020

BMW storms into the cruiser scene with the "Big Boxer" R 18
Less than a year after blasting onto the stage at the Concorso d' Eleganza Villa d' Este in Italy, what began as the Concept R 18 has evolved to become a fully-fledged production model. Meet BMW's big, burly, bare-knuckled Cruiser.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Cruisers, Motorcycle, BMW



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Apr 04, 2020

BMW storms into the cruiser scene with the "Big Boxer" R18
Less than a year after blasting onto the stage at the Concorso d' Eleganza Villa d' Este in Italy, what began as the Concept R18 has evolved to become a fully-fledged production model. Meet BMW's big, burly, bare-knuckled Cruiser.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Cruisers, Motorcycle, BMW



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Apr 04, 2020

Frozen waterfalls and stunning seas: The best water photos of the year
From extraordinary macro images to abstract aerial drone shots, water photography can take many forms, much like water itself. In photography social network Agora's latest contest, H2O is celebrated in a spectacular collection of images.

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Digital Cameras, Technology

Water, Competition, Awards, Photography, Drone photography, Agora



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Apr 03, 2020

Nurses' locational badges used to track patients' recovery
When someone is recovering from surgery, they're typically encouraged to go for walks down the hospital hallways. Scientists have now found that by repurposing an existing device, it's possible to ascertain just how much patients are heeding that advice.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Johns Hopkins Medicine, Tracking, Recovery, Exercise



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Apr 03, 2020

Explosively vibrant inflatable roof tent makes small car a mini-camper
When Austria's GentleTent debuted its GT Roof and Sky Loft, we didn't expect inflatable roof-top tents (RTTs) to become much of a thing. They're not quite there yet, but we do have another brand entering the ring with its own inflatable RTT design. Dutch brand Fjordsen combines a traditional folding hard floor with an inflatable body to create a family tent that rides comfortably on everything from full-size trucks and vans to superminis and small sedans.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

roof-top tent, Tent, Camping, Inflatable, Outdoors



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Apr 03, 2020

GM and Honda further their EV collaboration - two new Hondas coming
General Motors and Honda have announced a new collaboration, building on previous joint efforts, in which they will develop two new Honda electric vehicles. The EVs will use GM's Ultium batteries, and will be built by GM for Honda sales.

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Automotive, Transport

Electric Vehicles, General Motors, Honda, OnStar



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Apr 03, 2020

Seaside canopy could tilt to block storm waves
Although seawalls certainly do protect coastal communities from storm surge waves, those walls can be unsightly, plus they restrict access to the water. A proposed new system gets around those problems, by doubling as a canopy when not serving storm duty.

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Good Thinking, Lifestyle

Princeton University, Wave, Ocean, Protection



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Apr 03, 2020

Delfast updates powerful Prime and package-delivering Partner ebikes
The Delfast Prime ebike holds the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance traveled on a single charge. Now the Ukraine company has upgraded key specs for a second generation model. And it's done the same for the business-focused Partner too.

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Bicycles, Transport

Delfast, ebikes



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Apr 03, 2020

Multifaceted glazing bulges out of OMA's remarkable department store
With its eye-catching glazing bulging out of a stone facade, the remarkable Galleria in Gwanggyo is one of the most striking buildings we've seen in some time. Designed by OMA, the department store is located in Gwanggyo, a town just south of South Korea's capital Seoul.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Building and Construction, OMA, South Korea, Retail



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Apr 03, 2020

Robotic sea turtle shows promise as fish farm inspector
Marine aquaculture pens have to be regularly checked for holes, plus the fish need to be inspected for disease or parasites. And although the job is typically performed by human divers, it turns out that a robotic sea turtle may be a better choice for the task.

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Robotics, Technology

Underwater, Biomimicry, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Tallinn University of Technology, Aquaculture, Fish



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Apr 03, 2020

Intel's new 10th Gen laptop processors crack 5GHz
Intel has unveiled its newest generation of laptop processors, which are the first to streak past the 5 GHz mark. The 10th Gen Intel Core H-series packs power you'd previously only get in a desktop, allowing for more demanding games and creative tasks. And the first batch of devices making use of them are here too.

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Computers, Technology

Laptop, Gaming Laptops, Intel, Computers, Computer, Acer, Razer



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Apr 03, 2020

American robins head north sooner due to Arctic snow melting earlier
Climate change threatens to shake up the lifestyles of many animals around the world and a new study has revealed that for the American robin these wheels are already very much in motion. Scientists tagged the songbirds with GPS units to track their migration patterns and found that they are embarking on their annual Arctic-bound journey earlier each decade, with a shift in snow melt conditions a big part of the reason why.

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Biology, Science

Climate Crisis, Global Warming, Columbia University, Birds



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Apr 03, 2020

Jaunt's ROSA gyrodyne: The first eVTOL air taxi that actually looks safe
This eVTOL air taxi design looks like a weird helicopter/plane hybrid, but it's the safest of all the eVTOL designs we've ever seen, and it has another killer advantage in that it requires no special certification. That's huge news in the emerging 3D commuting market, because it could make this thing much, much cheaper to get off the ground.

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Aircraft, Transport

eVTOL, Air Taxis, Jaunt Air Mobility



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Apr 03, 2020

500-hp Mil-Spec Ford F-150 super-truck slays the Raptor
Known for its head-turning lineup of customized Hummers, Michigan's Mil-Spec Automotive has turned its attention to America's favorite truck. Its new, reenergized F-150 gives Ford's own Raptor a run for its money, gaining a touch more edge to go along with its big horsepower boost. It's a weapons-grade super-pickup for off-roaders and truck collectors.

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Automotive, Transport

Ford, Truck, Custom, Pickup



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Apr 03, 2020

Cancer immunotherapy clinical trial shows promise, but dangers remain
A novel form of cancer immunotherapy has shown exceptional promise in a new clinical trial. The treatment involves supercharging a patient's immune cells to fight cancer then reintroducing them to the body, and as many as 93 percent of participants in the latest trial responded positively to the therapy. But beneath the surface, serious side effects still lurk.

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Medical, Science

Cancer, Testing, Immunotherapy, Cells, University of Rochester



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Apr 02, 2020

Kidney stone drug found to starve pancreatic cancer cells to death
Like all cells in the body, cancerous cells need nutrients and energy to survive, which presents researchers with an opportunity to cut off the supply and slow their spread. A research team at Columbia University has made an exciting discovery in this area, finding that a compound currently under development for a rare kidney stone disease can starve pancreatic cancer cells of a key amino acid they depend on, a technique that proved to stop tumor growth in mice.

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Medical, Science

Pancreatic cancer, Columbia University



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Apr 02, 2020

Blood-based biomarker discovery points to early-stage Alzheimer's test
New research from the University of California San Diego is suggesting high levels of a certain blood-based biomarker may serve as an early warning sign of Alzheimer's disease, two years before symptoms develop. The preliminary study has yet to be verified in larger cohorts of patients.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Alzheimer's Disease, Neuroscience, Brain, Blood, RNA, Diagnose, UC San Diego



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 02, 2020

Chilling concussed brain cells maintains healthy function in the lab
The impacts of a concussion can be felt long after the initial incident takes place, with the injury sometimes leading to severe neurodegeneration and conditions like Parkinson's or chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In the quest to develop a treatment for these kinds of traumatic brain injuries, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) have found that cooling concussed brain cells can protect them from damage and allow them to operate as normal.

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Medical, Science

Concussions, University of Wisconsin, Traumatic Brain Injury



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Apr 02, 2020

Fossil skull reveals new overlap between ancient human species
The human family tree is being shuffled around again. A new study suggests that Homo erectus existed 100,000 to 200,000 years earlier than previously thought, meaning they lived alongside species they were once thought to have descended from.

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Science

Human, Evolution, South Africa, Africa, La Trobe University, Fossils



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Apr 02, 2020

Interactive Stanford website models various COVID-19 containment methods
A team of researchers from Stanford University has developed an interactive website that allows users to create their own custom model estimating how different social distancing interventions affect the spread of COVID-19 over time. The primary goal of the website is to highlight how the length of a first social lockdown, and the specific measures that follow, influence the degree of a viral resurgence later in the year.

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Science

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Model, Stanford University, Virus, Interactive



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Apr 02, 2020

5 agile 4x4 micro-RVs primed to run for the hills (and way beyond)
We don't think we're the only ones that spend a piece of each slow-passing afternoon daydreaming about escaping the claustrophobic din of city and suburb life to scurry and burrow deep off-grid. What purer form of social distancing is there? While there's certainly something to be said about getting out of Dodge in a massive, expandable six- or eight-wheeled wilderness lodge stuffed with the comforts of home, what we really yearn for is something light and capable enough to tiptoe around talus fields and crawl through tight canyons. There are a few celebrated off-road and overlanding vehicles designed for just that type of travel — your Wranglers and Land Cruisers — and a few compelling examples of how they can emerge as compact, expedition-ready micro-motorhomes built to explore spaces other vehicles will never touch. Ex-Tec Space-Tec Pop-Up Hard Tent Land Rover Defender 110

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Automotive, Transport

Truck, Off-road, Off-grid, Motorhome, Motorhomes, RV, Campervan, Camping, Outdoors



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Apr 02, 2020

5 agile 4x4 micro-RVs primed to run for the hills ... and far beyond
We don't think we're the only ones that spend a piece of each slow-passing afternoon daydreaming about escaping the claustrophobic din of city and suburb life to scurry and burrow deep off-grid. What purer form of social distancing is there? While there's certainly something to be said about getting out of Dodge in a massive, expandable six- or eight-wheeled wilderness lodge stuffed with the comforts of home, what we really yearn for is something light and capable enough to tiptoe around talus fields and crawl through tight canyons. There are a few celebrated off-road and overlanding vehicles designed for just that type of travel — your Wranglers and Land Cruisers — and a few compelling examples of how they can emerge as compact, expedition-ready micro-motorhomes built to explore spaces other vehicles will never touch. Ex-Tec Space-Tec Pop-Up Hard Tent Land Rover Defender 110

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Automotive, Transport

Truck, Off-road, Off-grid, Motorhome, Motorhomes, RV, Campervan, Camping, Outdoors



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Apr 02, 2020

Farmed horseshoe crabs could help fight sepsis
When hospitals are checking medical devices for sepsis-causing bacteria, they utilize a chemical derived from horseshoe crab blood. A new aquaculture system is promised to deliver a more sustainable supply of that blood, which could even be used to check human blood for the bacteria.

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Science

Bacteria, Crabs, Detection



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Apr 02, 2020

Asus gives mobile gamers a second, full-width 4K touchscreen
Intel's 10th Generation Core processors are here to power this year's computing machines, and the Republic of Gamers from Asus has announced a top-to-bottom refresh of its gaming laptops to take advantage of the new chips. At the top of the pile is a dual-screen powerhouse called the Zephyrus Duo 15.

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Laptops, Technology

Gaming Laptops, Asus, Intel Core, NVIDIA



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Apr 02, 2020

Brainy ball keeps tabs on rugby games
Rugby is a chaotic game at the best of times, so it can be difficult to gauge when illegal actions such as forward passes occur. That's where a new "smart rugby ball" comes in, which is packed with sensors that record its movements.

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Sports, Lifestyle

Rugby, Ball, RFID



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Apr 02, 2020

Off-grid Daisy Vera Tiny House keeps it in the family
New Zealand's Build Tiny recently completed a new towable home that gets its name from combining the names of the owner's two grandmothers. Family is a strong theme with the Daisy Vera Tiny House and the off-grid model also integrates an heirloom stained glass window.

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Tiny Houses, Lifestyle

Building and Construction, Micro-House, Home, House, Off-grid, Trailer



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Apr 02, 2020

Silicon-based speaker set to make some noise in future earphones
A company spun off from the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems is looking commercialize a micro loudspeaker made from 100 percent silicon. After successful seed funding, Arioso Systems GmbH is now ready to take the technology to market.

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Electronics, Science

Fraunhofer, Silicon, Loudspeakers, MEMS



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Apr 02, 2020

Study finds urban dogs to be more fearful than their country cousins
Dogs that are fearful of unfamiliar environments, people and other animals can often develop behavioral problems that cause them and their owners great distress. Scientists in Finland have conducted a study investigating the root causes of this canine character trait, uncovering a previously unknown link between urban living environments and social fearfulness in dogs.

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Biology, Science

Dogs, University of Helsinki, Behavior



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Apr 02, 2020

Ancient Antarctica was a warm swampy rainforest, says sediment study
It's hard to imagine Antarctica as anything other than a freezing lifeless landscape, but that wasn't always the case. Now, an international team has recovered a 90-million-year old soil sample that paints the most detailed picture of ancient Antarctica ever found, revealing a swampy rainforest and balmy temperatures.

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Environment, Science

Antarctic, Environment, Environmental, Paleontology, Earth



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Apr 01, 2020

FDA pulls common heartburn drug from US market after carcinogen concerns
After a year of investigation the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completely withdrawn all ranitidine products from the American market. Studies have revealed levels of a carcinogenic compound can increase in the product over time, particularly when stored at high temperatures.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

FDA, Drugs, Drug, Carcinogens



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Apr 01, 2020

Stratolaunch hypersonic vehicle to launch from world's largest plane
Stratolaunch, the company behind the world's largest plane, has unveiled plans for a hypersonic vehicle it hopes will offer customers a way of rapidly testing advanced flight technologies. The Talon-A can be fitted out different payloads and is fully reusable, designed to enable swift, repeatable testing of hypersonic flight technologies for all manner of applications.

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Aircraft, Transport

Stratolaunch, Hypersonic



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Apr 01, 2020

Stratolaunch plans hypersonic vehicle to launch from world's largest plane
Stratolaunch, the company behind the world's largest plane, has unveiled plans for a hypersonic vehicle it hopes will offer customers a way of rapidly testing advanced flight technologies. The Talon-A can be fitted out different payloads and is fully reusable, designed to enable swift, repeatable testing of hypersonic flight technologies for all manner of applications.

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Aircraft, Transport

Stratolaunch, Hypersonic



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Apr 01, 2020

Harmless virus fights the flu by mimicking lung cells
As the current COVID-19 situation shows, viruses are a major health risk. But what if we could fight them using other viruses? Scientists in Berlin have created virus shells that mimic the target cells that the flu virus latches onto in the body, preventing them from taking hold and causing infection.

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Medical, Science

Virus, Influenza, Infections, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Free University Berlin



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Apr 01, 2020

MIT's urine test for lung cancer could cut out unnecessary biopsies
Early detection is key when it comes boosting survival rates for cancer patients, and there are a lot of ways scientists are working to swing the odds in their favor. Urine tests that pick up biomarkers of the disease are one exciting possibility, and researchers at MIT have demonstrated a particularly promising example that could give efforts to diagnose early-stage lung cancer a huge boost.

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Medical, Science

Cancer, MIT, Lung cancer, Nanoparticles



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Apr 01, 2020

CDC Director warns 25 percent of COVID-19 cases may present no symptoms
Up to 25 percent of people infected with COVID-19 may present no symptoms, yet still transmit the disease, says Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The comment comes alongside a new report published by the CDC tracking transmission clusters that suggests infected individuals may be contagious between one and three days before any symptoms appear.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Coronavirus (COVID-19), CDC, Singapore, Virus



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Apr 01, 2020

"Polyionic" material may make for better braille displays
Blind readers will likely be familiar with refreshable braille displays, in which raised dots electronically rise and fall from a flat surface in order to temporarily form braille characters. A new material, however, could make such displays cheaper and more useful than ever before.

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Good Thinking, Lifestyle

Braille, Blindness, Display, American Chemical Society, Caltech



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Apr 01, 2020

System uses smartphone video to produce detailed 3D facial models
Ordinarily, if you want to create a lifelike three-dimensional digital model of someone's face, a 3D scanner and/or multiple cameras are required. Now, however, scientists from Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University have created a system that lets a single smartphone do the job.

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Science

Carnegie Mellon, 3D Scanning, Facial, smartphones, Deep Learning



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Apr 01, 2020

Geneinno announces lighter-duty, less-expensive S2 underwater scooter
It was two years ago that we first heard about the Trident, an underwater scooter made by Chinese startup Geneinno. The company has now released a cheaper, more portable model, known as the Geneinno S2.

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Marine, Transport

Underwater scooters, Swimming



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Apr 01, 2020

For every E-waste Compensated gadget made, e-waste will be recycled
Our love of gadgets and technology is leading to a huge electronic waste problem. TCO Development, the folks behind the global sustainability certification, has announced a new initiative to help with our growing e-waste problem.

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Environment, Science

E-waste, Recycling, Waste



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Apr 01, 2020

Expandable wood truck camper drops off to serve as two-story tiny hut
Dutch company Haaks has created one of the latest mobile living solutions that blurs the line between motorhome and tiny home. Its wood-clad Opperland camper easily slides off the flatbed truck that carries it to camp, planting firmly on hydraulic legs to serve as a cozy wilderness cabin for nature lovers and adventurers. A pop-up roof transforms it from truck-friendly box to two-story tiny house with all the amenities needed to live comfortably in the great outdoors.

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Outdoors, Lifestyle

Motorhome, Motorhomes, Camping, Outdoors, Off-grid



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Apr 01, 2020

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 review: A smartwatch champ
In between the Apple Watch and Wear OS is the Galaxy Watch series, Samsung's wearable companions to its phones. The Watch Active 2 is the most recent of these smartwatches to launch, and we've been wearing it for several days to see if it's worth a place on your wrist.

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Smartwatches, Technology

Samsung, Smartwatch, Reviews



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Apr 01, 2020

Sony aims to cut out the world with latest wireless headphones
Sony has some new wireless additions to its headphone range. First up is a pair of over-ear noise cancellation cans with dual noise sensors, all day playback and a mode that lets in the sounds of the outside world when needed. Then there are some true wireless in-ear headphones for lovers of low end punch.

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Wearables, Technology

Sony, Headphones, Earphones, Wireless, Music Streaming, Digital music, Bluetooth



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Apr 01, 2020

NASA unfolds James Webb Telescope's huge mirrors in deployment test
The James Webb Space Telescope has crossed another milestone on the path to its long-awaited launch. NASA engineers have now completed a deployment test, unfurling the telescope's gigantic mirror into the configuration it will take in space.

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Space, Science

Astronomy, NASA, James Webb Space Telescope, Telescope, Space telescope, Testing



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Apr 01, 2020

NASA's first global groundwater maps reveal drought in remote areas
While a drought may quickly become evident in inhabited regions that depend on regular rain, when remote parts of the world undergo a dry spell it might not become obvious for a long time, if ever. To build a more complete picture of drought-stricken areas, NASA has developed its first global groundwater map, which it hopes will become useful way of monitoring water supplies as the world contends with ever-hotter temperatures.

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Environment, Science

NASA, Water



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Apr 01, 2020

Solving a molecular mystery may have opened new class of cancer drugs
Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have solved a molecular mystery that might lead to new treatments for cancer. The team has uncovered just how a strange molecule works to kill cancer by inducing a little-known type of cell death, and identified other molecules that may work even better.

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Medical, Science

Cancer, Broad Institute, Molecules, Protein, Drug, Drugs



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Apr 01, 2020

Honda CBF designing a V4 superbike, so it's released this CB-F concept
Motorcycle companies have given us some magnificently silly model designations over the years. The Yamaha Empty One and Tedium spring to mind. Then there's the Honda Dullville, the BMW K1200 Arse Port, and the Suzuki Intruder and Gladys, while France chipped in with the MBK DooDoo 125. As far back as 1912, you could go and buy yourself an Abingdon King Dick, so this is by no means a new thing. Indeed, it's a proud tradition at this point, a tradition to which Honda is submitting an entry for the text-message generation.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Honda Motorcycles



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Apr 01, 2020

Honda CBF's designing a V4 superbike, so it's released this CB-F concept
Motorcycle companies have given us some magnificently silly model designations over the years. The Yamaha Empty One and Tedium spring to mind. Then there's the Honda Dullville, the BMW K1200 Arse Port, and the Suzuki Intruder and Gladys, while France chipped in with the MBK DooDoo 125. As far back as 1912, you could go and buy yourself an Abingdon King Dick, so this is by no means a new thing. Indeed, it's a proud tradition at this point, a tradition to which Honda is submitting an entry for the text-message generation.

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Motorcycles, Transport

Honda Motorcycles



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Take to the seas with Nikon's best surf photography of the year
The winners of this year's Nikon Surf Photo and Video Awards have been revealed, highlighting an incredible array of images spanning the entire coast of Australia and the world. The top prize went to a spectacular shot looking down a turquoise barrel taken at an iconic Western Australian surf spot known as The Right.

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Digital Cameras, Technology

Surfing, Surf, Photography, Awards, Competition, Wave, Ocean, Australia, Nikon



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Hybrid reactor uses living bacteria to turn CO2 into useful molecules
Were humans to one day make it to Mars, one of the problems we'd need to have solved long in advance is how to produce necessities like fuel and drugs without having to take them there ourselves. One way we could do this is by collecting carbon dioxide from the Martian atmosphere and converting it into versatile building blocks for organic compounds. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a reactor that can do just that, using a mix of bacteria and a forest of nanowires to make these conversions with what they claim is record efficiency.

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Science

University of California Berkeley, Mars, Carbon Dioxide



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Mar 31, 2020

New X-ray technique images soft-tissue tumors clearer than MRI
Generally, X-rays are used to examine bones, while MRI and ultrasound are used to look at softer tissues. But an emerging method is adapting X-ray to image soft tissue, so that its higher resolution can reveal tumors or other problems earlier than other techniques. And now, researchers at Tohoku University have taken the first image using the new X-ray method, as a proof of concept.

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Medical, Science

X-ray, Medical Imaging, Ultrasound, MRI, Tohoku University, Cancer



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Mar 31, 2020

Testing psychedelic placebos: Study watches people trip on fake drugs
A new study from scientists at McGill University has gone to extraordinary lengths to investigate how strong the placebo effect may be in psychedelic research. The experiment, led by a former magician turned psychiatry PhD candidate, created a fictional psychedelic drug and staged a fake party, to explore exactly how much of a psychedelic experience can be generated without administering a psychoactive drug.

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Science

Psychedelic Medicine, Psychology, McGill University



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Scientists record Antarctica's first-ever heatwave
As the planet continues to grow hotter, scientists are keeping a very close eye on the polar regions, which threaten to release huge amounts of water and carbon as they warm and thaw. Among them is a group of Australian scientists stationed in the Antarctic, who have just reported the continent's first-ever heatwave, which they expect to have significant impacts on the local ecosystem.

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Environment, Science

Antarctic, Global Warming, Climate Crisis



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Space-saving, structural-grade Blade Battery to help improve EV safety
Auto manufacturers are moving ever closer to building electric vehicles robust enough to quell the public's range anxiety once and for all, but they're mostly doing so by equipping those vehicles with large, energy-dense lithium-ion battery packs. China's BYD is approaching EV battery design from a different angle, creating more efficiently packaged lithium-iron-phosphate batteries that are more stable, less prone to fire and longer-lasting, all while still providing more than 375 miles (604 km) of range.

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Automotive, Transport

BYD, Electric Vehicles, Battery Electric Vehicles, Battery Technology



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Fold-down tuck bike features folding wheels
There's a tradeoff with folding bikes - if they're going to fold down into a small package, then they need to have small, often-impractical wheels. That's where the tuck bike comes in, as it has full-size 700c wheels that actually fold along with the frame.

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Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Collapsible tuck bike includes folding wheels
There's a tradeoff with folding bikes - if they're going to fold down into a small package, then they need to have small, often-impractical wheels. That's where the tuck bike comes in, as it has full-size 700c wheels that actually fold along with the frame.

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Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Review: 2020 BMW X6 doesn't need the M package for greatness
Redesigned for 2020, the BMW X6 fits in the German automaker's "sports activity vehicle" (SAV) range. Its wagon-like mixture of styling on a crossover-SUV body make it unique. As the third-generation for the X6, the 2020 model gets several good upgrades.

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Automotive, Transport

BMW, SUV, Coupe, Crossover, Reviews



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Risk of heart-related death may triple in extreme heat environments
People living in the hottest places on Earth could be up to three times as likely to die from a heart-related cause, according to a newly-published study. Global warming due to climate change has the potential to further worsen the heat-stress problem, and the researchers are calling for further studies to be conducted to protect those living in extreme temperature environments.

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Environment, Science

Environment, Climate Crisis, Temperature, Cardiac, Cardiovascular, Heart, Heating



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Roadside saliva test could detect cannabis use
Even though driving while high can be just as dangerous as driving drunk, there's currently still little in the way of devices that can be used for roadside cannabis-use checks. That could be about to change, though, thanks to research being conducted at the University of Texas at Dallas.

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Science

Cannabis, University of Texas



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Rubbery electrodes developed for better reading of the brain
Brain-implanted electrodes have numerous uses, ranging from the controlling of prosthetic arms to the monitoring of neural activity. They could soon be more effective than ever, as scientists have now developed ones that are soft and squishy.

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Medical, Science

MIT, Brain, Implant, Monitoring



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Dutch brothers ride out "perfect urban e-bike"
We last caught up with twins Bob and Tom Schiller of Amsterdam's Mokumono Cycles in the middle of 2018, when they announced the Delta commuter bike featuring a laser-welded frame. Now the company is readying its first e-bike for shipping in July - the Delta S.

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Bicycles, Transport

ebikes, Electric Bicycle



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Fitbit Charge 4 tracker adds onboard GPS and Spotify control
Fitbit remains one of the most recognizable brands in health and fitness wearables, and it just launched its first new hardware product for more than six months: the GPS-enabled, Spotify-ready Fitbit Charge 4.

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Wearables, Technology

Fitness, Health, Fitbit, Tracking



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Grafton Architects' college building highlights versatility of wood
Following its Pritzker Prize win, concrete connoisseur Grafton Architects isn't creating another beautiful stone building as you might expect given its previous output. Instead, the Irish firm has designed a light-filled all-timber college research building that it hopes will highlight the versatility of wood.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Timber, sustainable design, Building and Construction, University of Arkansas



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Genesis launches its G80 flagship luxury sedan
Hyundai's luxury brand Genesis is the latest car company to launch a new car online in this post-apocalyptic world, with its surprisingly pleasing lack of giant motor shows. We're delighted to say we didn't have to sit through a single minute of stage-managed light and laser shows, pounding music or awkward corporate speeches to bring you this news.

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Automotive, Transport

hyundai genesis, Genesis, Luxury, Sedan



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Soil microbes may counter methane release from thawing permafrost
Polar ice and glaciers aren't the only things at risk of melting as a result of climate change. The Arctic permafrost is beginning to thaw as well, with scientists concerned that this will release huge amounts of greenhouse gases stored there. But now researchers at Purdue University have found that methane-munching microbes might counter some of that, resulting in far lower emissions than previously thought.

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Environment, Science

Environment, Methane, Arctic, Bacteria, Purdue University, Climate Crisis



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 31, 2020

Should you wear a face mask? Experts divided over COVID-19 guidelines
The World Health Organization (WHO) is standing by its general recommendation that healthy members of the population need not wear face masks to protect against the spread of COVID-19. However, some experts are suggesting large-scale implementation of facial coverings may actually be useful in curbing viral transmission.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Health, Virus, Hygiene



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

MIT's "living drug factories" produce insulin from inside the body
For type 1 diabetics, regular injections of insulin are an unfortunate reality of life, necessary to keep their blood-sugar levels in check in lieu of a healthy pancreas. Scientists at MIT have developed a new type of implantable cell that could handle the heavy lifting by overcoming rejection by the host's immune system to go on producing the key hormone from within the body.

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Medical, Science

MIT, Diabetes



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

BMW hops on Toyota's hydrogen bandwagon with fuel cell powertrain
It appears clear at this stage that while most of the developed world is moving toward battery-electric vehicles, Japan and South Korea are pushing hard for hydrogen, which will allow them to import energy from around the world in a green delivery format, however, it might have to be created offshore.

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Automotive, Transport

BMW, Toyota, Hydrogen-powered, Fuel Cell



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

FDA-approved drug could help patch up repetitive strain injuries
The human body is a bit cruel sometimes. "Use it or lose it" applies to muscles, but unfortunately so does "don't use it too much or lose it." Now, researchers at Temple University have tested a drug that appears to reverse muscle damage from overuse injuries in rats.

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Medical, Science

Muscular Dystrophy, Muscle, Temple University, FDA, Drug, Drugs, Injuries



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Scientists prepare sewage sensors to help track outbreaks of COVID-19
There is an arm of science focused on revealing insights about human behavior and public health by analyzing the contents of our sewage. Known as wastewater-based epidemiology (WBE), this technology has become a very valuable tool widely employed by authorities around the world, and now one of the scientists on its cutting edge wants to use it to help monitor outbreaks of COVID-19.

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Medical, Science

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Sewage, Cranfield University, Virus



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Totem Automobili refashions classic Alfa Romeo as all-carbon EV bullet
Dropping an electric powertrain into an all-original classic car coated in patina and rust is one way to do an electric restomod. Italian shop Totem Automobili has another way. Not only is it bringing the 1970s Alfa Romeo GT Junior into the 21st century with a 518-hp electric drive, it's also giving it a full carbon fiber makeover to strip weight, enhance performance and bring the look up to date. The result promises to be a smooth, gorgeous retro-modern masterpiece that adds serious flair to the EV space.

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Automotive, Transport

Electric Vehicles, Alfa Romeo, restomod



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

NASA okays SunRISE CubeSat mission to study solar storms
NASA has given the green light to a new CubeSat mission to study the giant space weather storms produced by the Sun. Slated to launch after July 1, 2023, the Sun Radio Interferometer Space Experiment (SunRISE) will use six toaster-oven-sized spacecraft flying in formation to form a single, very large radio telescope to monitor solar particle storms.

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Space, Science

NASA, Sun, University of Michigan, CubeSat



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Universal cancer blood test detects and locates 50 types of tumors
Cancer is one of humanity's leading killers, and the main reason for that is it's often hard to detect until it's too late. But that might be about to change. Researcher have developed a new type of AI-powered blood test that can accurately detect over 50 different types of cancer and even identify where it is in the body.

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Medical, Science

Cancer, Blood, DNA, Universal, Machine Learning



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

SmileMate system remotely connects orthodontists with patients
After an orthodontist has fitted a patient with braces or an aligner - or otherwise worked on straightening their teeth - it's important for them to follow that person's progress. A new smartphone-based setup is designed to let them do so, without requiring the patient to visit their clinic.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Dental, Smartphone diagnostics



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Dental Monitoring system remotely connects orthodontists with patients
After an orthodontist has fitted a patient with braces or an aligner - or otherwise worked on straightening their teeth - it's important for them to follow that person's progress. A new smartphone-based setup is designed to let them do so, without requiring the patient to visit their clinic.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Dental, Smartphone diagnostics, Teeth, New Atlas Audio



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Vlogging-specific Idolcam enters production, with added features
Back in 2018 we first heard about the Idolcam, a video camera designed specifically for vloggers. At the time, it was about to be the subject of a Kickstarter campaign. That project was successful, and the camera is now in production - with a few new tricks up its sleeve.

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Digital Cameras, Technology

Video Cameras, Gimbals, Actioncam



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Facade-mounted panels designed to boost solar uptake
While we're used to seeing buildings with photovoltaic panels on their roofs, the fronts of those buildings are typically panel-free. German researchers are working on putting that space to use, with facade-based solar panels.

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Energy, Science

Fraunhofer, Dresden University of Technology, Leipzig University, Photovoltaic, Solar Power



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Asus launches slim and powerful Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop
Originally debuted at CES 2020, Asus has now priced and detailed the thin, light and powerful Zephyrus G14, which is built around a 4th generation Ryzen 4000 processor, a 120-Hz display and GeForce RTX graphics, and comes with an LED matrix lid.

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Laptops, Technology

Asus, Gaming Laptops



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Handcrafted timber roof tops Foster Partners' stunning luxury villa
It's rare to see a firm as high-profile as Foster Partners design a private home, but if the Dolunay Villa is any indication, this is a pity. Located on the coast of the Aegean Sea in Turkey's southwestern province of Mugla, the luxury residence takes its place well among the landscape with its undulating timber roof, while expansive glazing frames the view for those inside.

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Architecture, Lifestyle

Foster and Partners, Building and Construction, Luxury, House, Home



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Planet Computers gets its slide on for retro-cool flagship smartphone
The UK's Planet Computers has hit the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform with its third project, the Astro Slide. Inspired by the Personal Digital Assistants (PDA) of the 1990s, it's a chunky smartphone when out and about, with a slide-out physical keyboard when it's time to work.

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Mobile Technology, Technology

Indiegogo, smartphones, Computers, 5G



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

1/4 of the world's highest-revving production car engine hits the dyno
The Gordon Murray T.50 is set to be one of the most weird and fascinating exotics on the market when it makes its debut. A featherweight at just 980 kg (2160 lb), it's got a McLaren F1-style three-seat cockpit, placing the driver front and center with passengers back and to the sides. It's got a 40cm (15.7-inch) powered fan underneath it, which literally sucks the car onto the road for extra downforce, while pushing that air out the back to reduce drag.

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Automotive, Transport

Gordon Murray Motors



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

Study calculates the size of plastic waste marine animals can stomach
While we know that a huge amount of plastic waste is building up in the oceans, what we don't know a lot about is where it ends up, and what exactly it means for marine ecosystems. After studying the stomach contents of thousands of animals, scientists at Cardiff University have come up with a way of predicting the size of the biggest pieces of plastic different creatures can consume, which could inform the risks different types of waste pose to species around the globe.

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Environment, Science

Ocean plastics, Plastic, Cardiff University, Pollution



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 30, 2020

2D additives make perovskite solar cells more durable in the Sun
The Sun is a great source of energy, but of course those rays can be damaging as well. Engineers in Korea have now developed a new way to make perovskite solar cells to protect them from the elements without reducing their efficiency.

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Energy, Science

Solar Cell, Solar Power, KAIST, Perovskite, Renewable Energy, Seoul National University



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 29, 2020

How a century-old blood therapy turned into a new way to fight COVID-19
Last week the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the experimental use of blood from recovered COVID-19 subjects as a treatment for newly infected patients. Known as convalescent plasma therapy, the treatment harks back to the late 19th century, and doctors today are suggesting it may be the stop-gap we need to hold the virus at bay while more complex treatments and vaccines are developed.

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Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Blood, Virus, Johns Hopkins Medicine



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 29, 2020

Evoy launches the world's most powerful electric outboard motor
It might be a 90-pound weakling next to the biggest and baddest of the combustion world, but Evoy's new zero-emissions electric outboard motor and powertrain solution will put it at the pointy end of the all-electric market.

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Marine, Transport

Outboard Motor, Electric Boats



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 29, 2020

Graphene device could harvest Wi-Fi signals for wireless charging
In its current form, wireless charging technology isn't much more useful than plugging in your phone - after all, the device still has to be in contact with the charger. But there's plenty of ambient radiation just floating around in the air, and now researchers from MIT have laid out the blueprints of a system that could tap into this wasted energy source to charge devices.

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Energy, Science

Energy, MIT, Battery, Wireless Charging, Wireless, Graphene



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 29, 2020

High-voltage electrolyte gives lithium-ion batteries a boost
Lithium-ion batteries power much of the modern world, so improvements in performance can benefit a wide range of devices. Scientists in Japan tinkering with battery components have come up with a new ingredient they say can offer greater safety and an ability to operate at higher voltages, raising the prospect of electric cars or smartphones that run longer on each charge.

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Energy, Science

Battery, Batteries, University of Tokyo



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 29, 2020

UK researchers begin training dogs to detect the scent of COVID-19
There's a long line of research projects aimed at leveraging the famous sensitivity of canine noses to detect risks to human health, including explosives, cancer and other diseases. But could they help us combat one of the gravest dangers we've faced in modern history? UK scientists are embarking on a new venture to train dogs to sniff out the scent of COVID-19, hopeful that they could come to offer a non-invasive way to detect the disease and help stop its spread.

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Medical, Science

Coronavirus (COVID-19), Durham University, Dogs, Smell, Virus



Gizmag Emerging Tech
Mar 29, 2020

Astronaut pee could help build 3D-printed moon bases
Scientists are exploring the potential of using the urine of astronauts to help build some of the first moon bases. By using resources harvested from the Moon, with a little help form astronauts too, it is hoped that lunar settlers will be able to cut down on the prohibitive cost of transporting construction materials from Earth.

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Space, Science

Moon, Lunar, Astronauts, ESA, 3D Printing



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