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Feb 23, 2018

How brain scans can read your mind to reconstruct the face you're thinking of


It's frustrating to have a clear mental image of something but not be able to exactly get it across in words or a drawing. Now, a team of neuroscientists from the University of Toronto Scarborough has developed a way to digitally recreate exactly the image someone is thinking about, by scanning their brain.

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Medical

Brain EEG Mind Neuroscience University of Toronto Answering why ketamine helps depression could lead to safer drugs Simple blood test points doctors towards best drug to treat depression Sending rats to sleep

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Feb 23, 2018

Peugeot brings the Rifter to life with concept 4x4 camper van


Before the new Peugeot Rifter van has even hit the road, it's going overlanding into the great unknown. Peugeot, reigning Dakar king that it is, has built up one of the meanest competitive off-roaders out there, and now it's designed a 4WD camper van for the everyday off-road adventurer. Debuting right alongside the new Rifter van, the Rifter 4x4 Concept is a compact, off-road-ready multi-adventure tourer with 4x4, off-road LEDs, a fold-out roof-top tent and more.

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Automotive

Campervan Camping Citroen Concept Cars Concept Vehicle Geneva Motor Show 2018 Peugeot Van

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Feb 23, 2018

Latest corruption data shows the world's Governments are still just as rotten


The latest corruption perceptions data covering 2017 was released overnight by Transparency International, making it the 25th year such data has been available. New Atlas has been reporting TI's annual corruption data now for 18 years and sadly, very little has changed.

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Science

Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) Transparency International Our rotten world: New data shows 85% of humans live under a corrupt government The 2009 Corruption Perceptions Index - civilization's report card looks bleak Top 100 most interesting sales at Scottsdale Auction Week

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Feb 23, 2018

UPS expands its zero-emissions fleet with 50 Workhorse electric trucks


Shipping giant UPS has slowly been adding electric vehicles to its fleet of delivery trucks, with 300 already doing the rounds in the US and Europe and an order for 125 Tesla Semis placed in December last year. But a new partnership with EV-builder Workhorse sees it get in on the ground floor, with the pair to build zero-emission plug-in vehicles from scratch at a cost comparable to its conventionally fueled trucks.

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Urban Transport

Delivery Electric truck UPS Workhorse Group Workhorse powers up range-extended electric pickup truck Workhorse's newly approved passenger drone free to fly at CES

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Feb 23, 2018

CERN scientists get antimatter ready for its first road trip


Antimatter is notoriously tricky to store and study, thanks to the fact that it will vanish in a burst of energy if it so much as touches regular matter. The CERN lab is one of the only places in the world that can readily produce the stuff, but getting it into the hands of the scientists who want to study it is another matter (pun not intended). After all, how can you transport something that will annihilate any physical container you place it in? Now, CERN researchers are planning to trap and truck antimatter from one facility to another.

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Physics

Antimatter CERN Matter Particle accelerator Particle physics Scientists discover "angel particle" that is its own antiparticle

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Feb 23, 2018

Peugeot reveals sporty and stylish next-gen 508 sedan


Peugeot has revealed the next-generation 508 ahead of next month's Geneva Auto Show, showing off a lower and more compact coupe-inspired sedan. The sharper and sportier five-door fastback is promised to bring better aerodynamics to the D-class segment, and packs the French automaker's future-focused safety tech onboard.

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Automotive

Geneva Peugeot Sedan DS7 adds some French hybrid flair to Geneva Peugeot's electric bike folds in a snap Peugeot tracks wandering eyes to explore driver distraction Self-driving meets sexy as Peugeot turns to Instinct GT and GT Line p

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Feb 23, 2018

E-cigarette vapor contains potentially unsafe levels of chromium, nickel and lead


New research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that a number of e-cigarette vapors contain unsafe levels of toxic metals, including lead and chromium. It is suspected that blame lies with e-cigarette heating coils that are contaminating the aerosols generated by the device.

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Medical

e-cigarette E-cigarettes Electronic Cigarettes Metals New study claims e-cigarettes could make "vapers" more vulnerable to pneumonia New study suggests e-cigarettes could be damaging lungs in a unique way E-cigarettes found to cause as much DNA damage as unfiltered cigarettes

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Feb 22, 2018

Porsche keeps things au naturel with hot, new 911 GT3 RS


If the GT3 isn't quite exclusive or sharply focused enough for you, try the RS model on for size. Forget hybrids and turbos, this pounds out 520 horsepower worth of noisy, naturally aspirated power. It's also lighter, with better aeros, twice the downforce and a big ol' sticker kit down the sides to underscore your expenditure.

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Automotive

911 Geneva Motor Show 2018 Porsche Supercars Anibal Icon: German heart meets Canadian Soul Porsche's next-gen 911 Turbo S makes 0-60 mph in 2.9 seconds Kreisel electrifies classic Porsche race car into a high-speed supercar Porsche ignites Goodwood with most

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Feb 22, 2018

SpaceX launches first Starlink satellites for global broadband internet access by 2024


Earlier today, SpaceX successfully launched and deployed its first two test satellites for Starlink, the rocket company's own constellation of thousands of communications satellites that aims to provide worldwide broadband internet access by 2024.

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Space

Broadband Elon Musk Internet Rocket landing Satellite SpaceX Virgin Media turns pedestrian pavement into Wi-Fi hotspot AT&T's AirGig project to test high-speed Wi-Fi delivery over power lines

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Feb 22, 2018

Big beef looms over definition of lab-grown meat


The US Cattlemen's Association is petitioning the United States Department of Agriculture to restrict the definition of "beef" and "meat" exclusively to products born, raised and slaughtered in a traditional manner raising the question: Can lab-grown meat still be called meat?

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Science

Agriculture Biotechnology Food technology Heat and light controlling smart window tech gets less-expensive, more flexible Turning to "SmartWater" to save Syria's endangered relics Nanoscale wrench is just 1.7 nanometers wide Cell to table: Device will let you start with plant cells, end with food Lab-grown chicken on the menu for th

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Feb 22, 2018

Blood-analyzing device designed to warn of heart attacks


Are you in danger of having a heart attack? Scientists from Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University and National Cheng Kung University are developing an inexpensive medical biosensor that could let you know, so you can take preventative measures before it's too late.

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Medical

Diagnostic devices Heart attack National Cheng Kung University National Tsing Hua University Strokes More proof that weightlessness is bad for you How to navigate deep space by pulsar ESA experiment aims to prevent "sick" spaceships

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Feb 22, 2018

Computer-generated fur gets more realistic


If you're not satisfied with the realism of computer-generated animals in movies and games, then you might be interested in the latest news out of the University of California San Diego. Working with colleagues from UC Berkeley, computer scientists there have developed a new method of rendering fur that's reportedly much more accurate than existing techniques.

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Computers

CGI Simulations UC Berkeley UCSD Doomed Phobos will become a ring around Mars Watch this nimble robot make quick work of odd shapes Gravity-lensed supernova magnifies understanding of universe The Sun's "evil" twin is probably lurking beyond the Solar System

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Feb 22, 2018

Ricoh updates flagship K series full-frame DSLR


Ricoh announced the mighty Pentax K-1 back in February 2016, and we couldn't wait to get our hands on the camera. When we did so just a month later, the small-but-powerful full-frame DSLR didn't disappoint. Now the rugged 36-megapixel Pentax flagship has been updated to the MkII.

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Digital Cameras

DSLR Full-frame PENTAX Pentax Ricoh Ricoh Compact Pentax KP DSLR shoots at ISO 819,200 Hands-on: We shake the Pentax K-1 by its monitor, so you don't have to The Pentax K-70 DSLR isn't scared by a bit of rain or the dark

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Feb 22, 2018

Robot snake harnesses ancient Japanese paper craft


Though clearly inspired by the snake, a new soft robot out of Harvard takes cues from another fascinating source: the ancient Japanese paper craft kirigami. Unlike origami, kirigami uses cuts rather than folds to achieve the desired result. Here, the Harvard team applied the artform to create a soft robot that grips the ground much like a snake.

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Robotics

Biomimicry Harvard Harvard's RoboBee now perches on overhanging surfaces to preserve power Tiny flying/swimming robot blasts its way out of the water Slimy slug inspires non-toxic surgical adhesive Harvard researchers create termite-inspired robot builders Insect-inspired amphibious robot jumps like a water strider

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Feb 22, 2018

BBC micro:bit wins first Grand Digital computer race


As part of its 10th birthday celebrations, the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park in the UK set eight computing machines spanning 80 years against each other in a race to find numbers in a mathematical sequence. An old WITCH machine and a modern iPhone were among the competitors of the Grand Digital computer race, but the clear winner was a BBC micro:bit with a 9 year-old coder as its "jockey."

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Computers

Coding Competition Computers Mathematics Curta calculator: The mechanical marvel born in a Nazi death camp The largest prime number ever discovered is 23 million digits long

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Feb 22, 2018

Aston Martin's luxury condo revs up for 2021 completion


Back in 2016, Aston Martin revealed its plan to expand into luxury real estate with a new sail-shaped condo in Miami, Florida. Construction work recently began and now the automaker has shared additional information on the project, as well as some images showing what it's going to look like inside.



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Architecture

Aston Martin Building and Construction Home Luxury Miami Aston Martin motors into luxury building design Renzo Piano designs luxury condo for North Beach, Miami Aston Martin revives Lagonda badge with new super saloon

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Feb 22, 2018

Volvo moves its sleek, sexy wagon design down the line with all-new V60


Even in the US, where station wagons are anything but objects of desire, the Volvo V90 is, quite simply, a damn sexy family hauler. With a starting price of US$52K, it's not for everyone, though. The all-new Volvo V60 follows the V90's styling and SPA-platformed construction closely, offering a smaller, more affordable Volvo estate with sleek lines and Thor's hammer eyes. It also benefits from Volvo's leadership in safety, technology and subscription-based purchasing.

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Geneva Motor Show 2018 Station Wagon Volvo Volvo veers into mud and snow with V90 Cross Country Review: Volvo hits home with 2016 Volvo S60 and V60 Is Volvo's new V90 the antidote to the modern obsession with SUVs?

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Feb 22, 2018

Solar-powered hydrogen reactor stores heat for overnight use


The Sun can provide an unlimited amount of energy, but there's one major downside - night. For roughly half the day facilities and devices that rely on solar power have to shut down or store extra energy, and the process is particularly disruptive to concentrated solar power (CSP) plants which work on heat. Now, scientists at the German Aerospace Center have tested a solar reactor concept known as CONTISOL, which also contains a thermal energy storage system to allow it to run day or night.

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Energy

Concentrated Solar Power German Aerospace Center Hydrogen Solar Power Solar Thermal New technique stores summer heat until it's needed in winter Energy storag

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Feb 22, 2018

Self-heating jacket uses machine learning to keep its owner comfy


We've seen a number of smart home thermostats over the past few years that learn just how toasty you like your living room, but these won't do much good when you venture out the front door. Boston apparel company Ministry of Supply wants to bring this kind of personalized climate control to people on the move, launching a heated jacket that tunes its temp in line with user preferences, and has a few other handy tricks up its sleeves as well.

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Outdoors

heated clothing Kickstarter Machine Learning Zip-away heated shorts keep the frost off your nethers Review: Applying the heat to Ravean's heated down vest and hoodie Saint single-layer motorcycle denim weaves safety into fashi

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Feb 22, 2018

Bigelow Aerospace spinoff company to oversee private space station operations


Bigelow Aerospace has spun off a new commercial space company called Bigelow Space Operations (BSO), which will act as the sales, operations, and customer service provider for the inflatable space stations that Bigelow Aerospace is developing. The fledgling company has few employees at the moment, but CEO Robert Bigelow expects BSO to employ up to 500 people when its first stations are launched in 2021.

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Space

Bigelow Aerospace First attempt to deploy inflatable habitat on space station is a no-go BEAM's first year on ISS expands potential of inflatable space habitats Time-lapse video shows inflatable BEAM space habitat coming to life Bigelow and ULA plan orbital moonbase by 2022 Astronauts enter BEAM module for the first time

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Feb 22, 2018

Assassin's Creed: Origins now offers stab-free educational tours of Ancient Egypt


Non-gamers might be surprised how much effort goes into accurate historical recreations of game environments in the Assassin's Creed series. Now, the latest game takes you on an interactive, educational virtual tour of Ancient Egypt without making you stab anyone in the neck.

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Games

Education History Ubisoft Video Games Review: Rocksmith 2014 from Ubisoft The best trailers of Gamescom 2016 The biggest third party game announcements from E3 2015 Noses on with South Park: The Fractu

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Feb 21, 2018

Red wine compounds may help fight cavity-causing bacteria


To the delight of those who like to indulge in a cheeky glass of red after dinner, the health benefits of wine (in moderation, of course) are becoming increasingly well-documented. There's evidence that compounds in wine could help improve heart health and even reduce the cancer-causing effects of alcohol, and now a surprising new benefit may have been discovered. Wine may help fend off bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.

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Health & Wellbeing

Alcohol American Chemical Society Dental Polyphenols Teeth Wine Green tea compound may soothe and protect sensitive teeth Purifying water with swim

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Feb 21, 2018

Large meta-study concludes antidepressants are more effective than a placebo


Debate over the efficacy of antidepressants has raged for years with a torrent of studies, often quite convincingly, arguing that the drugs are no better than a placebo, and research pointing to the contrary inevitably stained by pharmaceutical company bias. A new meta-analysis of over 500 trials covering the largest dataset evaluated to date has concluded that antidepressants are definitely more effective than a placebo.

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Medical

Depression How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center Answering why ketamine helps depression could lead to safer drugs Simple blood test points doctors towards best drug to treat depression Sleep deprivation can rapidly reduce the symptoms of depression

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Feb 21, 2018

Rolls-Royce SUV fancies up tailgating with deployable picnic seating


We're not sure Rolls-Royce's bold, plush Cullinan SUV will be a frequent visitor at many primitive campsites or football tailgates, but it will have a special feature that could prove perfect for either of those locations and many more. The tailgate area will transform into a proper lounge, with two seats and a small table deploying to provide "the best seat in the house." Whether it's a bluff-top ocean view, a starry night sky or a city skyline, driver and passenger will be able to take it all in from a comfy, open-air deck.

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Automotive

Luxury Rolls Royce SUV Up close and personal with the stunning new Rolls-Royce Phantom Rolls-Royce Phantom launch celebrations to include "Spartan General" Phantom III Phantom VIII: Rolls-Royce evolves its flagship

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Feb 21, 2018

Hands on with the X-H1, Fujifilm's new flagship mirrorless camera


With a thicker magnesium alloy body, in-body image stabilization and expanded video capabilities, Fujifilm's new X-H1 will be worthy of consideration for those looking for a mirrorless camera. New Atlas had some hands-on time with the shiny new X Series flagship, and we've got a few early impressions to share.

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Digital Cameras

FUJIFILM Mirrorless Cameras Photography Fujifilm's X Series mirrorless camera range gets a new flagship Fujifilm makes its mid-range mirrorless X series shooter 4K-capable Fujifilm updates selfie-optimized, retro-styled mirrorless camera Fujifilm's medium format GFX 50S detailed and priced

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Feb 21, 2018

Ferrari 488 Pista: A muscled-up, racetrack-ready supercar special


Ferrari is preparing to rock the racetrack with its most powerful V8 supercar ever. The 488 Pista, which translates as "Track," is the latest in Ferrari's special series, and makes 710 horsepower while weighing 198 lbs less than the 488 GTB and gaining some extra special handling prowess.

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Automotive

Ferrari Geneva Motor Show 2018 Supercars Ferrari's ludicrous FXX-K Evo: An aerodynamics lab on wheels Ferrari announces gorgeous new 591-horsepower Portofino convertible Ferrari 812 Superfast: Silly name, seriously sophisticated supercar Ferrari adds 40 hp and rear-wheel steering to F12 special edition

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Feb 21, 2018

Ferrari announces the 488 Pista: A muscled-up, racetrack-ready supercar special


Ferrari is preparing to rock the racetrack with its most powerful V8 supercar ever. The 488 Pista, which translates as "Track," is the latest in Ferrari's special series, and makes 710 horsepower while weighing 198 lbs less than the 488 GTB and gaining some extra special handling prowess.

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Automotive

Ferrari Geneva Motor Show 2018 Supercars Ferrari's ludicrous FXX-K Evo: An aerodynamics lab on wheels Ferrari announces gorgeous new 591-horsepower Portofino convertible Ferrari 812 Superfast: Silly name, seriously sophisticated supercar Ferrari adds 40 hp and rear-wheel steering to F12 special edition

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Feb 21, 2018

Amateur astronomer captures beginning of the end as star goes supernova


Amateur astronomers have made some pretty amazing observations in the past, including asteroids striking Jupiter, a brand-new system of four Super-Earth exoplanets, and just recently, the rediscovery of a NASA satellite long thought lost. Now, an Argentinian amateur astronomer named Victor Buso is thanking his lucky stars, after capturing on camera the very moment a star went supernova.

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Space

Amateur astronomy Astronomy Keck observatory Stars Supernova Networked eVscope would crowd-source amateur astronomy

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Feb 21, 2018

Study linking sugary soft drinks with cancer rekindles controversial debate


A study of more than 35,000 subjects has found that people who drink sugary soft drinks have an increased risk of developing several obesity-related cancers, even if the person is not overweight. The study rekindles the controversial debate over whether excessive sugar consumption directly contributes to cancer.

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Medical

Cancer Obesity Sugar Cancer stem cells hide out in fatty tissue Enzyme that governs sugar metabolism may uncover treatments for obesity and diabetes Cancer drug shows unexpected fat-melting side effects Molecule linking two hormones effectively treats obesity in mice

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Feb 21, 2018

Curtiss Warhawk: Limited edition, 150-hp, V-twin industrial art


American arthouse motorcycle manufacturer Confederate became Curtiss earlier this year, named after the guy who built the first American v-twin, and then promptly stopped making v-twins. Hence we're kinda glad they (it) decided to build a limited edition Warhawk: it will be the first Curtiss motorcycle in 110 years, and it will be a v-twin

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Motorcycles

Curtiss Motorcycle Confederate partners with Zero Motorcycles and goes electric The E.J. Cole Collection auction preview - the most important motorcycle auction ever held Wheelrider motorcycle top case doubles as carry-on luggage, includes solar panel 100 most interesting lots at Paris Rétromobile 2018 auctions

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Feb 21, 2018

Excessive alcohol use strongly linked to early-onset dementia in massive study


A large-scale observational study of over one million adults has confidently linked chronic heavy alcohol consumption with early-onset dementia. The strong association confirms several recent similar studies examining the damaging effects of alcohol on the brain.

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Health & Wellbeing

Alcohol Dementia Could a high-salt diet cause cognitive decline and dementia? Scientists identify protein central to cognitive decline associated with Alzheimer's disease Frequent sauna sessions may lower dementia risk Exercise may make mild cognitive impairment even milder Early stages of Parkins

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Feb 21, 2018

In pictures: Innovation and idiosyncrasies at NAHBS 2018


Last weekend, we once again paid a visit to the world's largest custom-built bicycle event - the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This year's show was held in Hartford, Connecticut, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Here's a look at some of the wonders and oddities that were on display.

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Bicycles

NAHBS 2018 Easy-build bamboo bike forgoes resin for nuts Carbon and wood come together in one seriously curvy bike Alpaca Bike is all about folding flat Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King In pictures: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Booze-totin' bike packs in the extras

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Feb 21, 2018

In pictures: Innovation and idiosyncrasies at the 2018 Handmade Bicycle Show


Last weekend, we once again paid a visit to the world's largest custom-built bicycle event - the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This year's show was held in Hartford, Connecticut, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Here's a look at some of the wonders and oddities that were on display.

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Bicycles

NAHBS 2018 Easy-build bamboo bike forgoes resin for nuts Carbon and wood come together in one seriously curvy bike Alpaca Bike is all about folding flat Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King In pictures: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Booze-totin' bi

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Feb 21, 2018

In pictures: Innovation and idiosyncrasies at the 2018 North American Handmade Bicycle Show


Last weekend, we once again paid a visit to the world's largest custom-built bicycle event - the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. This year's show was held in Hartford, Connecticut, and it certainly didn't disappoint. Here's a look at some of the wonders and oddities that were on display.

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Bicycles

NAHBS 2018 Easy-build bamboo bike forgoes resin for nuts Carbon and wood come together in one seriously curvy bike Alpaca Bike is all about folding flat Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King In pictures: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show

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Feb 21, 2018

Cassini captures its own grave in new NASA image release


NASA has released a somber view of Saturn's night side, created from some of the final images captured by the Cassini spacecraft. An annotated version of the release poignantly highlights the region of Saturn's cloud surface in which the beloved probe would meet its end, just a few hours after the images used to create the new mosaic were captured.

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Space

Atmosphere Cassini Image NASA Saturn What to expect in Cassini's final week Thawing permafrost could release massive amounts of toxic mercury Cassini spots massive ice cloud above Titan's south pole

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Feb 21, 2018

Robotic picking arm isn't thwarted by clutter


When it comes to part-picking robots, they're typically programmed to grasp a specific object in a specific fashion - such as a car part on an assembly line. Scientists from MIT and Princeton University, however, have developed a system that allows robots to grab random objects from a bin, then identify what the objects are and where they should go.

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Robotics

Machine Learning MIT Princeton University Princeton is building a better selfie Termites vs. plants: Mystery of desert "fairy circles" solved Functional synthetic enzyme could be catalyst for artificial life "SodaStream" technique delivers low-cost, filter-free water purification

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Feb 21, 2018

Norwegian timber tower will reach new heights


Following our coverage of a tall wooden tower that might get built, here's one that is being built. Named Mjøstårnet, it's currently under construction in Norway and will rise to a height of 81 m (265 ft) once complete, making it the new world's tallest wooden building. Kind of. Maybe. That depends on rule changes which may or may not come into force. Either way, the project offers some insight into the challenges of tall timber construction.





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Architecture

Building and Construction Norway Sustainable Timber Wooden World's Tallest Timber skyscraper takes root in the Netherlands

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Feb 21, 2018

Camera attachment jolts a shutterbug into snapping "better" photos


There's nothing more frustrating than missing an ideal photo opportunity. That may not be a problem if using a camera attachment and grip built by Peter Buczkowski which sends an electric shock to the photographer when its AI-trained brain determines that a scene out front is sufficiently beautiful. Though beauty most definitely is in the eye of the AI beholder.

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Digital Cameras

Artificial Intelligence Photography AI used to improve clarity of images taken in severe conditions Google Clips camera uses AI to play photographer Teenage Engineering reshapes smart speaker design Mental typing? Hearing through your skin? Facebook is working on it

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Feb 21, 2018

Discover your inner James Bond in starchitect-designed spy museum


If you've ever considered yourself spy material then a recently-opened museum by Ghanian/British starchitect Sir David Adjaye's firm Adjaye Associates may be of interest. Named Spyscape, the Manhattan museum features installations and challenges which let you test your secret agent skills to see if you're up to the job.

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Architecture

Building and Construction Museum New York Freshly-baked museum showcases the best things since sliced bread Subterranean museum cosies up to WWII bunker A new hope: Lucas Museum given thumbs-up by Chicago officials Haunting memorial commemorates Polish victims of WWII atrocities

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Feb 21, 2018

Stretchable throat sensor a "game-changer" in stroke treatment


Over the years, we've seen all manner of innovations designed to assist the rehabilitation of stroke patients, from adapted Nintendo Wii games to anti-inflammatory drugs, and from stem cell treatments to robotic gloves. Though the idea of using wearable sensors to track patients' progress is well established (as this sensor suit we reported on in 2016 attests), a new innovation from Northwestern University shows how quickly this technology is progressing. The team of researchers has come up with a band-aid-like sensor, to be worn on the throat, which tracks all manner of vital information to send wirelessly to a doctor.

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Medical

Northwestern University Rehabilitation Sensors

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Feb 21, 2018

Aspark Owl electric supercar records blistering 1.89-second 0-62 sprint


How much does a couple of hundredths of a second cost? Somewhere in excess of US$4 million, it would seem, as this Japanese supercapacitor supercar fractionally out-accelerates an upcoming Tesla Roadster worth less than 1/20th the price.

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Automotive

Crazy Electric Vehicles Hypercar 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 Koenigsegg Agera RS hits 284 mph on way to new land speed record Aria turns up the heat in LA with US-made, 1,150-bhp FXE hybrid hypercar

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Feb 21, 2018

How colorful colonies of bacteria could one day grow organic "paints"


A lot of bacteria might have a bad rep, but with a little genetic tweaking we can put them to work producing drugs, cleaning water, detecting long-forgotten landmines, and repairing concrete. Now a team from the University of Cambridge and a Dutch company called Hoekmine BV has outlined how we might one day grow new organic paints and coatings out of vibrantly-colored bacteria colonies.

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Biology

Bacteria Colors Genetic engineering Paint University of Cambridge Prepare for new wave of biolog

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Feb 21, 2018

"Ultramassive" black holes may be the biggest ever found - and they're growing fast


Since they're basically invisible, it can be hard to pin down just how big a black hole is. They can range anywhere from a few times the mass of the Sun up to millions or billions times that mass, but there's a potential class that are even bigger than that. A new study of data gathered by NASA's Chandra X-ray telescope has found that these so-called "ultramassive" black holes may be larger and more common than we thought.

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Space

Black hole Canada Galaxy NASA Spain Supermassive black hole University of Montreal Exoplanets of a feather flock together Injectable, intelligen

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Feb 21, 2018

Kokopelli's small, tough packraft opens up a world of water and multi-sport adventure


One of the cooler outdoor innovations to really take off into its own sport over the past two decades or so, the packraft opens up new adventure opportunities, packing down to backpack size so it can easily carry to and from the water's edge. Denver's Kokopelli Packraft is one of the specialists in packraft design, and it's currently launching a super-light, compact new raft. The all-new Rogue series raft packs down to paper towel roll size, bikes to the water on your handlebars, and inflates into a functional vessel for navigating lakes and rivers.

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Outdoors

Backpacking Kickstarter Outdoor packraft raft Watersport Traft pitches a tent on an expedition-ready packraft

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Feb 20, 2018

Nireeka's sexy carbon-framed e-bikes would be impressive at twice the price


We've seen some of Iranian designer Mohammed "Max" Shojaie's work before, with his creatively conceived Ostoure two-wheel-drive motorcycle design from back in 2010. That one never made it past the CAD render stage, but now, with two of his brothers and a Dubai-born partner, Shojaie has turned his hand to a real-world e-bike project. And it looks like a belter.

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Bicycles

Electric Bicycle MC2 Chopper gives the penny farthing a modern makeover Grunner e-bike mixes massive range with punchy performance Wave eBike peddles affordability and speed Review: Hitting the streets with the Dyson Hard Tail electric bike

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Feb 20, 2018

Boeing an Oerlikon team up to advance 3D printing of titanium aerospace components


Aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss technology group Oerlikon have signed a partnership to advance 3D printing processes. The five-year partnership will first focus on powder bed additive manufacturing of structural titanium components for the aerospace industry with the goal of standardizing everything from initial powder management to finished product.

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3D Printing

3D Printing Boeing Oerlikon Oerlikon nighttime vision uses near-infrared spectrum U.S. Navy Completes Initial Testing Of Lockheed Martin Naval Gun Oerlikon Graziano's next-gen transmissions for agricultural equipment Zerotracer takes out

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Feb 20, 2018

Boeing and Oerlikon team up to advance 3D printing of titanium aerospace components


Aerospace giant Boeing and Swiss technology group Oerlikon have signed a partnership to advance 3D printing processes. The five-year partnership will first focus on powder bed additive manufacturing of structural titanium components for the aerospace industry with the goal of standardizing everything from initial powder management to finished product.

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3D Printing

3D Printing Boeing Oerlikon Oerlikon nighttime vision uses near-infrared spectrum U.S. Navy Completes Initial Testing Of Lockheed Martin Naval Gun Oerlikon Graziano's next-gen transmissions for agricultural equipment Zerotracer takes ou

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Feb 20, 2018

Proposed injectable drug homes in on bone fractures and speeds up healing


A team of researchers from Purdue University is developing an injectable drug designed to home in on a bone fracture and accelerate the healing process. A commercial startup called Novosteo has been founded to speed the research through its preclinical phases and into human trials.

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Medical

Bones Fractures Healing "Fracture putty" could speed healing of broken bones Worm glue could help repair broken bones MIT scientists use polymer scaffold to stimulate bone growth Scientists use polymer nano-shell treatment to order bones to repair themselves

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Feb 20, 2018

Laser system wirelessly charges phones from across the room


We've cut the cord for communication, thanks to Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but charging our little pocket supercomputers still takes a tether. Judging by the range of wireless charging technologies in the works, that might not be the case for much longer. A team from the University of Washington has demonstrated how lasers could be used to charge a device from across the room.

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Electronics

Charging Laser Phone University of Washington Wireless Charging Pi wirelessly charges your devices at a distance, no mat required Quick look: Two pads that bring a little nature-inspired style to wireless charging Mess

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Feb 20, 2018

"Haarlem Shuffle" floating home provides an energy-neutral haven


Dutch architectural studio vanOmmeren-architecten has completed an inspiring energy-neutral floating home that sets itself apart from traditional "houseboats". Dubbed "Haarlem Shuffle," the 210-sq m (2,260-sq ft) floating home is located on the Spaarne River in Haarelm, The Netherlands. Stretching over two levels, it's is designed to offer the occupants privacy while also capitalizing on natural light and views across the river.

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Architecture

Floating Home Houseboats Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions Homemade houseboats serve as floating art studios for European travels Floatwing: a holiday home for drifters

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Feb 20, 2018

Low-carb and low-fat diets face off in new Stanford study


A small, but comprehensive, study from Stanford University researchers has pitted low-fat diets against low-carb diets. After one year the results are in and it's a draw. Frustrating anyone wanting a definitive result, the data compellingly suggests individual diet outcomes are much more subjective than many previously thought.

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Health & Wellbeing

Diet Fat cells Genetics Stanford University Weight Loss How a few extra pounds can cause systemic changes in the human body Large-scale study identifies 14 gene variants associated with obesity Scientists discover gene that could be

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Feb 20, 2018

Techrules turns its turbine range-extending Ren supercar into a single-seat track car


Techrules has been one of the biggest, flashiest stories of the past two Geneva Motor Shows, and as Geneva 2018 approaches, the company commits to being front and center yet again. It will be premiering a track version of last year's Ren turbine range-extender supercar. The new Ren RS maintains the potent turbine-extended electric powertrain and radical fighter jet inspiration of the street car but loses two passengers, drops some weight and gains lap-optimizing aero tech.

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Automotive

Geneva Motor Show 2018 Microturbines Supercars Techrules 1,030-hp Chinese supercar concept with turbine range extender to go the distance in Geneva Delta MiTRE boxes up micro-turbine power for EV range extending

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Feb 20, 2018

Gallery: Tiny homes in narrow spaces - a look at the skinny house revolution


With space for new abodes in big cities growing harder to come by every day, some architects are getting mightily creative. The skinny house trend takes abandoned alleyways or unconventional spaces and finds new ways to construct homes in these extraordinarily narrow locations.

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Architecture

Architects Micro-House Tiny house makes for a cosy wilderness base camp More with less: Multipurpose loft maximizes small studio apartment New lease of life for iconic spiral-shaped Frank Lloyd Wright House Contoured Californian family retreat takes cues from the landscape Small, smart and energy-­efficient: A recipe for retirement

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Feb 20, 2018

Self-curing resin may make wind turbines more eco-friendly


Although wind turbines may seem like the epitome of "green" energy, scientists from Vanderbilt University are working on making them even greener. More specifically, they're looking at a resin that could save energy when turbine blades are being created, and that might make those blades more recyclable.

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Environment

Energy-saving Recyclable Vanderbilt University Wind turbine Flexible, sensor-packed e-skin can be healed when damaged and recycled when no longer needed Plastic bottles make for sustainable shoes and fashionable footwear ICEhouse designed for continuous reuse and quick construction

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Feb 20, 2018

Black activewear gets wearers seen at night


Wearing bright orange or silver reflective safety gear may indeed help motorists see you at night, but a lot of people still prefer more fashionable colors like black. If you're such a person, then you might be interested in Vollebak's new Black Light sports gear - it's all-black, yet it reflects spots of white light.

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Outdoors

Safety Intelligent Rear View Mirror debuts in 2018 Nissan Armada Smart jewelry puts out the call for help when wearer is under attack Cleo isn't like other drones Interactive crossing lights the way for pedestrian safety New radiation-tracking wearable gives you something else to worry about

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Feb 20, 2018

Black is the new orange for sporty high-vis activewear


Wearing bright orange or silver reflective safety gear may indeed help motorists see you at night, but a lot of people still prefer more fashionable colors like black. If you're such a person, then you might be interested in Vollebak's new Black Light sports gear - it's all-black, yet it reflects spots of white light.

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Outdoors

Safety Intelligent Rear View Mirror debuts in 2018 Nissan Armada Cleo isn't like other drones Interactive crossing lights the way for pedestrian safety The state of smartphone safety Livall light-up bike helmet doubles as a walkie talkie

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Feb 20, 2018

Black is the new orange for spotty high-vis activewear


Wearing bright orange or silver reflective safety gear may indeed help motorists see you at night, but a lot of people still prefer more fashionable colors like black. If you're such a person, then you might be interested in Vollebak's new Black Light sports gear - it's all-black, yet it reflects spots of white light.

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Outdoors

Safety Intelligent Rear View Mirror debuts in 2018 Nissan Armada Cleo isn't like other drones Interactive crossing lights the way for pedestrian safety The state of smartphone safety Livall light-up bike helmet doubles as a walkie talkie

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Feb 20, 2018

Alpaca Bike is all about folding flat


If you've ever tried taking a bicycle on an airplane, then you'll know what a hassle it can be to pack the things. Having a folding bike helps, although cyclist Bert Vermeulen found that even on that front, there was room for improvement. That's why he developed the ultra-flat-packing Alpaca Bike.

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Bicycles

Foldable bike NAHBS 2018 Brompton folding bike goes electric ZTE points to the future with the first foldable, dual-screen smartphone Tern jolts the Vektron folding e-bike to life World's lightest folding bike pedals to production Feature-packed folding e-scooter rides the X factor Oru launches a quicker, entry level folding kayak

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Feb 20, 2018

In photos: Rapid aerodynamic evolution evident in MotoGP testing


The shape of future sports motorcycles has evolved considerably over the last few days as the world's leading sportsbike manufacturers and MotoGP contenders (Suzuki, Honda, Ducati, Yamaha, Aprilia and KTM) evaluated new aerodynamic fairings at the second last test of the MotoGP pre-season at the Chang International Circuit at Buriram, Thailand.

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Motorcycles

Aerodynamics Aprilia Ducati Honda KTM MotoGP Suzuki Valentino Rossi Yamaha Ducati tests 2012 MotoGP bikes

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Feb 20, 2018

Ultra-tiny house takes downsizing to the extreme


Though very small tiny houses, like the Terraform Three, will only appeal to hardcore small living enthusiasts, it's fascinating to see how people manage to adapt such tiny spaces to their needs. This is the case with the Wheelie Shack too, which has a bedroom, kitchen and dining area all squeezed into its rather diminutive dimensions.

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Tiny Houses

Home House Micro-House Tiny Footprint Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Monstrous tiny home is tiny in name only Tiny house built for long soaks, movie nights and cross-country travel

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Feb 20, 2018

JimBoat relaunches 6.5 ft electric powerboat for children


Though there are several well known manufacturers of electric-powered cars scaled down for children, there has never been a scaled down electric speed boat equivalent - until now. The JimBoat was conceived when boatbuilder Denis Jimenez found that his five-year-old grandson shared his passion for powerboats. "That's how the 6.5 ft electric powerboat was born," says Jimenez. "I built it as a surprise for him, to convey my values, my knowledge and my passion to my grandson, and so he will remember the fun of being a mini-mariner."

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Marine

Electric Boats Indiegogo Speedboats Aston Martin's AM37 powerboat debuts in Monaco Aston Martin to hit the water with AM37 powerboat Antagonist luxury wooden speedboat is 007 sexy

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Feb 20, 2018

JimBoat relaunches 6.5-ft electric powerboat for children


Though there are several well known manufacturers of electric-powered cars scaled down for children, there has never been a scaled down electric speed boat equivalent - until now. The JimBoat was conceived when boatbuilder Denis Jimenez found that his five-year-old grandson shared his passion for powerboats. "That's how the 6.5 ft electric powerboat was born," says Jimenez. "I built it as a surprise for him, to convey my values, my knowledge and my passion to my grandson, and so he will remember the fun of being a mini-mariner."

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Marine

Electric Boats Indiegogo Speedboats Aston Martin's AM37 powerboat debuts in Monaco Aston Martin to hit the water with AM37 powerboat Antagonist luxury wooden speedboat is 007 sexy

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Feb 20, 2018

Samsung's 30 TB enterprise SSD rolls off the production line


Billed as the world's largest capacity Serial Attached SCSI SSD, the PM1643 has now entered mass production. Samsung has managed to cram 30.72 TB of storage space into a 2.5-inch drive format unit, which it hopes will help accelerate the move from hard drives to solid state storage in enterprise systems.

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Computers

Business Samsung SSD Storage Project Skofield by WorldViz: VR business meetings are closer than you might think Finally! Employees can be on Facebook all day and call it work Multi-material 3D printer aimed squarely at professionals HP's

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Feb 20, 2018

Homemade houseboats serve as floating art studios for European travels


Artists Claudius Schulze and Maciej Markowicz have embarked on a voyage through Europe's waterways on two self-built motorized houseboats. The aptly-named 2Boats project involves the pair traveling to multiple destinations, including Paris and Amsterdam, while meeting people and documenting their journey.





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Marine

Art Building and Construction Floating Home Houseboats Photography Gallery: Waterstudio makes a splash with floating architectural visions UK floating home offers a taste of luxury on the water Guntu floating hotel offers breathtaking voyag

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Feb 20, 2018

Stem cells help patch up brain damage in stroke victims


Researchers at the University of Georgia have developed a new stem-cell-based treatment for strokes. When tested in animal models, the technique was found to reduce brain damage and help the brain heal itself faster, and the results have been promising enough that human clinical trials may follow as soon as next year.

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Medical

Brain Mice Stem Cells Strokes University of Georgia Stem cell treatment reawakens limbs in wheelchair-bound stroke victim Spider venom found to reduce stroke-induced brain damage Anti-inflammatory drug gives hope of brain repair after stroke

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Feb 20, 2018

World-first whale cam reveals secrets of the mysterious minke


Advanced cameras, particularly those attached to drones, have become invaluable tools for scientists studying marine life, but one creature that has remained relatively elusive is the polar-dwelling minke whale. For the first time ever, scientists have managed to slap a camera onto the mammal's back as it swam through the icy waters of Antarctica, surprising researchers with its speed and seemingly voracious appetite.

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Biology

Antarctic Conservation Whale Wildlife WWF Bird Nest hotel sleeps Kenyan safari-goers above the treetops Device turns your iPhone i

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Feb 19, 2018

Land ho! Plants may have left the sea much earlier than we thought


Most of what we know about the deep history of life on Earth comes from fossils, and according to that record, plants migrated from the sea onto land about 420 million years ago. But the story told by those dusty old rocks is patchy at best. New research led by the University of Bristol has wound back the evolutionary clock to determine that plants likely invaded dry land much earlier, about 500 million years ago.

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Biology

DNA Evolution Fossils Land Plants University of Bristol Animal, vegetable or mineral? Strange fossil's identity finally confirmed Fluffy, feathered early-bird may be the most accurate d

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Feb 19, 2018

Interview: The fastest woman on a motorcycle tells us why she hates going fast


Most land-speed record holders are adrenaline junkies, who spend years sweating through engineering challenges for the chance to get out on the salt and go fast. Eva Håkansson hates that part. We caught up with her at the Melbourne EV expo for a very entertaining chat.

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Motorcycles

Land Speed Records Racing Streamliner Bonneville dishes out salt, sun and speed in spades Castrol Rocket prepares for motorcycle land speed record bid Briton Richard Brown aims for world two-wheeled land speed record New world record in one-hour cycling set - 91.556 kilometers

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Feb 19, 2018

Stelia uses 3D printing to create self-reinforcing aircraft fuselage panel


French-based Stelia Aerospace demonstrates that 3D printing has the potential to go large when it comes to aircraft construction by unveiling the first printed self-reinforcing fuselage panel. The one-m² (10.7-ft²) metal demonstrator panel is a one-piece unit with its web of stiffeners directly printed on instead of being added later and was constructed as part of the DEveloppement de la Fabrication Additive pour Composant TOpologique (DEFACTO) project to demonstrate the viability of large-scale 3D printing in aerospace design and manufacturing.

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Aircraft

3D Printing Aircraft Boeing proposes 3D printing "ice" for aircraft certification 3D printing puts Zeus back on his throne 3D printing heart parts at 30,000 feet

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Feb 19, 2018

Samsung patents flying screen that follows the eye


If you've ever wished for a third hand so you can watch your phone while doing the dishes, Samsung might be answering your prayers in a roundabout, potentially dystopian way. The company has just been awarded a patent for a "flying display device" - a screen mounted on a quadcopter that follows your gaze.

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Drones

Display drones LCD Patent Samsung Amazon envisages drone-delivery towers for urban areas Delivery drone patent packs a parachute into a shipping label Apple patent reveals futuristic iPhone with wrap-around AMOLED display Fly my

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Feb 19, 2018

Branson's Virgin Hyperloop One to build test track in India


Although we're yet to see a Hyperloop system hit its promised subsonic speeds, it is full steam ahead when it comes to route-planning and feasibility studies. Together with the local government, Richard Branson's Virgin Hyperloop One has today announced plans to build a 25-minute Hyperloop connection between the Indian cities of Pune and Mumbai, which is currently a two-hour trip by car.

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Urban Transport

Hyperloop Hyperloop One India Virgin Hyperloop One floats 11 potential routes for first US system Hyperloop Technologies to start testing high-speed transport system next month There's a new player in the Hyperloop game

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Feb 19, 2018

Cabin by the Sea tiny home is built around a central living cube


Polish design and architecture studio Zup-a has developed a tiny beach cabin that is clad in raw wooden tiles. Dubbed "Cabin by the Sea", the single bedroom home is built around a central living cube, which not only comprises a kitchen, study and bathroom suites, but also separates the home into its separate quarters.

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Architecture

House Tiny Geometric treehouse packs unexpected treetop luxury Gold standard tiny retreats pop-up in Wales Couple convert ex-Royal Navy helicopter into luxury cabin for five Vietnamese Forest House puts tiny living on stilts Flatpack M.A.Di house pops up in a matter of hours

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Feb 19, 2018

Biophilic design: How architecture can contribute to a healthier, less-stressful life


Despite the many conveniences and advantages of modern life, wellbeing and contentment continue to evade many of us. The cure may be in an architectural concept that sounds new but is as old as the hills. Take a dose of biophilia and read how your home's design can help you live a healthier, less stressful life.

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Architecture

Architects Designers Health More with less: Multipurpose loft maximizes small studio apartment Small, smart and energy-­efficient: A recipe for retirement Contoured Californian family retreat takes cues from the landscape New lease of life for iconic spiral-shaped Frank Lloyd Wright House

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Feb 19, 2018

VW's autonomous Vizzion concept trades the steering wheel for a digital chauffeur


Volkswagen's stable of future-focused I.D. concepts continues to grow, with the German automaker today announcing a new premium electrified sedan ahead of next month's Geneva Auto Show. The I.D. Vizzion concept vehicle features no steering wheel or visible controls, and would instead be driven by a "digital chauffeur" who affords it full autonomy.

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Automotive

Autonomous Vehicles Concept Cars Electric Vehicles Volkswagen Volkswagen goes to town on 2017 e-Golf specs Take the dashboard with you, with My Volkswagen app Robotic charger seeks out and tops up VW Gen.E automatically

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Feb 19, 2018

Volkswagen's autonomous Vizzion concept ditches the steering wheel


Volkswagen's stable of future-focused I.D. concepts continues to grow, with the German automaker today announcing a new premium electrified sedan ahead of next month's Geneva Auto Show. The I.D. Vizzion concept vehicle features no steering wheel or visible controls, and would instead be driven by a "digital chauffeur" who affords it full autonomy.

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Automotive

Autonomous Vehicles Concept Cars Electric Vehicles Volkswagen Volkswagen goes to town on 2017 e-Golf specs Take the dashboard with you, with My Volkswagen app Robotic charger seeks out and tops up VW Gen.E automatically

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Feb 19, 2018

Common blood pressure medication could delay onset, or even prevent, type 1 diabetes


New research into off-label uses for a 50-year-old drug commonly prescribed for high-blood pressure has found that it could prevent the onset of type 1 diabetes. The promising research also suggests a new approach for investigating drugs that could help treat a variety of autoimmune diseases.

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Medical

Blood Pressure Diabetes Research suggests type 2 diabetes could be transmitted like mad cow disease 3D-printed scaffolds may make for improved diabetes treatment Diabetes drug found to reverse symptoms of memory loss in Alzheimer's mice More proof a low-calorie diet can effectively reverse type 2 diabetes

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Feb 19, 2018

Easy-build bamboo bike forgoes resin for nuts


Back when we visited the North American Handmade Bicycle Show in 2015, Lance Rake showed us an e-bike he made from a blend of woven bamboo, carbon fiber and balsa wood. At this year's show, he was back with a bamboo bike that's designed to be easy for Indian entrepreneurs to build using simple tools.

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Bicycles

Bamboo NAHBS 2018 Bamboo e-bike is ready for the streets of Bedrock Boo brings bamboo to land-SUPs Builders boost the bamboo bike frame Bamboo e-bike is a real Car Killer Bamboost e-bike combines bamboo and balsa with a touch of tech

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Feb 19, 2018

Peculiar superconductor aids quest for quantum computing


Humanity has been on the trail of the elusive and mysterious Majorana fermion since it was first theorized in 1937. Now, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology think they have manufactured a topological superconductor capable of hosting the mysterious particle. If so, this could be an important step towards practical and robust quantum computers which don't lose data.

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Physics

Chalmers University of Technology Particle physics Quantum Computing Scientists create real photons from virtual ones Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun 3D-printed objects created entirely from wood cellulose

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Feb 19, 2018

CompuLab upgrades compact fanless PC designed for harsh industrial use


Israel's CompuLab packed a lot of computer power into a compact frame when it released the first Airtop fanless computer back in 2016. Now the company has unveiled the second generation, the Airtop2, that can be had with Intel's latest Xeon processor, powerful discrete graphics and up to 64 GB of system memory. And it's designed to work in extreme temperatures.

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Computers

Compact PC Computers Mini-PC Rugged Sony's latest camera is designed for adventures in and out of the studio Stealth Computer unveils its smallest Mini PC to date Leica turns on the vintage charm for CL compact

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Feb 19, 2018

Ambitious plan hatched for supertall wooden skyscraper in Tokyo


New "world's tallest" timber towers sprout up quite regularly nowadays, but Japanese lumber and housing firm Sumitomo Forestry could smash all current records if its ambitious plan to build a supertall timber skyscraper in Tokyo is realized. Rising to an impressive 350 m (1,148 ft)-tall, the tower would be a real feat of wooden construction.





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Architecture

Building and Construction Concept Architecture Skyscrapers Tokyo Wooden Seeds planted for London's first wooden skyscraper Interlocking timber boxes conceived for modern art museum

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Feb 19, 2018

Dual-camera helmet gives cyclists eyes in the back of their heads


No longer just tough shells for your noggin, the humble bicycle helmet has recently been kitted out with turn signals, walkie talkies, blind spot detection systems and bone-conduction speakers. Now an Australian startup called Cyclevision has revealed the Edge, a helmet sporting front- and back-facing cameras to let riders watch for danger or record their adventures.

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Bicycles

Accessories Android Bicycle Cameras Cycling Helmets iOS Kickstarter

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Feb 19, 2018

7 strange vehicles to get you from A to B


The rise of the internet and byproducts like Kickstarter has facilitated a spread of ideas like never before, some fun, some world-changing and a whole lot that can only be described as weird. The realm of transport is a particularly good place to see oddball creations in action, and while the seven presented here might not be the most effective in getting you where you need to go, they would certainly turn some heads along the way.

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Urban Transport

Electric Vehicles Kickstarter Transport $800 Kiwano K01 monowheel electric scooter ticks all the boxes Hyperloop One shows off magnetic drive in dramatic demonstration BMW proposes congestion-busting elevated roads for zero-emission commuting

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Feb 19, 2018

Seven strange vehicles to get you from A to B


The rise of the internet and byproducts like Kickstarter has facilitated a spread of ideas like never before, some fun, some world-changing and a whole lot that can only be described as weird. The realm of transport is a particularly good place to see oddball creations in action, and while the seven presented here might not be the most effective in getting you where you need to go, they would certainly turn some heads along the way.

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Urban Transport

Electric Vehicles Kickstarter Transport $800 Kiwano K01 monowheel electric scooter ticks all the boxes Hyperloop One shows off magnetic drive in dramatic demonstration BMW proposes congestion-busting elevated roads for zero-emission commuting

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Feb 18, 2018

MIT's thermal resonator generates electricity from the air's daily temperature cycle


Energy is all around us - we just need to work out how to tap into it. Now a team from MIT has developed a device called a thermal resonator, which could essentially pull electricity out of thin air by taking advantage of gradual ambient temperature changes over the course of the day.

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Energy

Electricity Energy Graphene MIT Renewable Energy Temperature Thermoelectricity New technique for generating electricity from mechanical vibrations Vortex bladeless turbines wobble to g

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Feb 18, 2018

Potential blood and urine test for autism greeted with skepticism


A research team at the University of Warwick claims to have developed blood and urine tests that can effectively indicate autism in children. The study, using complex machine learning algorithms designed to identify differences in blood and urine between autism spectrum disorder (ASD) subjects and healthy children, suggests a variety of new biomarkers that could be related to the condition.

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Medical

Autism Biomarkers Blood Test Could a blood test accurately diagnose autism? Sweat-sensing wristband monitors the state of your health Saliva test promises simpler diagnosis for autism

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Feb 18, 2018

Ravean's heated gloves and mittens smash early Kickstarter goals


Ravean has been developing different self-heating outdoor accessories for several years now, from vests and hoodies to sleeping bag liners. Now the company is developing a battery-powered heated glove with a recent Kickstarter launch exceeding its goals just days after it went live.

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Outdoors

Gloves Heating Winter Chaval Response XRT Heated Gloves last longer and feature new technology Best gadgets and gear for fighting (and embracing) winter AnyGlove makes any glove touchscreen-friendly Review: Held Air n Dry - one motorcycle glove to rule them all

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Feb 18, 2018

Rubber-metal composite material stiffens up in response to stress


Rubber and metal are usually thought to sit at opposite ends of the stiffness spectrum, but a new composite material developed at Iowa State University could switch from the flexibility of the former to the stiffness of the latter after being bent, twisted or squeezed.

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Materials

Bubble Flexible Iowa State University Materials Metals Rubber Stretchable, programmable keyboard is tailor-made for wearable tech Tomato and egg waste may end up in your tires Stretchy "thubber"

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Feb 18, 2018

NASA preps new exoplanet-hunter for April lift-off


The search for extraterrestrial life has shifted gears over the last five years or so, with the Kepler Space Telescope alone bringing thousands of potentially habitable Earth-sized planets into focus. Things are unlikely to slow down as NASA prepares to unleash a couple of powerful new exoplanet-hunting tools, starting with the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), which just landed at Kennedy Space Center ahead of its upcoming launch.

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Space

Exoplanet James Webb Space Telescope NASA TESS Earth-like planets may not be very Earth-like New exoplanet-hunting camera fires up in Chile James Webb Space Telesco

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Feb 18, 2018

Carbon and wood come together in one seriously curvy bike


Ryan Cargo used to live in Berlin, where he noticed that all the bicycles basically looked the same. This prompted him to design something different - not necessarily lighter or more aerodynamic - just different. As can be seen in the above image, the results will most definitely turn a few heads.

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Bicycles

NAHBS 2018 Wood Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King Rough n' ready e-bike is made for streets or trails Booze-totin' bike packs in the extras In pictures: The 2016 North American Handmade Bicycle Show A really big bike for vertically-gifted riders

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Feb 18, 2018

How ketamine relieves depression by suppressing the brain's "anti-reward" center


The anti-depressant qualities of ketamine, initially developed as an anesthetic before drifting into recreational circles due to its hallucinogenic properties, have been a booming topic of research over the past few years. Anecdotal evidence of the drug's effects have been so strong that "ketamine clinics" have popped up all over the US, delivering experimental treatments to patients for hundreds of dollars a dose. Researchers at Zhejiang University in China have now uncovered exciting new insights into a mechanism that may finally explain how ketamine has such a rapid anti-depressant effect.

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Depression Neuroscience Answering why ketamine helps depression could lead to safer drugs Simple blood test points doctors towards best drug to treat depression

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Feb 18, 2018

Rally-dominating Stratos gets resurrected


Once a dominant force on the world rally stage, the iconic wedge-shaped Stratos is making a return half a century after the production of the original.

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Automotive

Geneva Motor Show 2018 Lancia Pininfarina Rallying Pininfarina applies its famous curves to a superyacht Pininfarina designed H600 hybrid concept puts style in the fast lane Ferrari celebrates a lifetime of beautiful design with the Sergio convertible 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder sets world auction record price - US$11 million

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Feb 17, 2018

Ruby-studded handmade bike is fit for a King


Every year at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show, there seems to be one bike that particularly attracts the photo-takers and question-askers. At this year's show, held in Hartford, Connecticut, that bike would probably be Helio Ascari's exquisite King Plus.

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Bicycles

Handbuilt Luxury NAHBS 2018 In pictures: The 2015 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Sarto 18K bike would cost you 27K Rolls-Royce Phantom launch celebrations to include "Spartan General" Phantom III Here's what you're not getting for Christmas Coachbuilt Speedback GT flashes some patriotism

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Feb 17, 2018

Giant nerves key to cuttlefish's incredible camouflage capability


The cuttlefish is often called the chameleon of the sea, but where the land-based version can only change its color, the sepia-squirting, tentacled one can change its skin texture as well as its tint in seconds. How it does this has been a mystery, but scientists from the Marine Biological Laboratory and the University of Cambridge have found that the cuttlefish controls its stealth ability using a giant neural circuit that similar to the one that squids use to control their iridescence.

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Biology

Marine Biology University of Cambridge Ancient Silk Road hygiene sticks lead to a "fluke" discovery 'Top Gun of the fly world' could school drones on a thing or two Sheep have facial recognition capabilities comparable to humans

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Feb 16, 2018

Mercedes' 1,000 hp Project One hypercar inspires 3,100-hp powerboat


For more than a decade, Mercedes and Cigarette Racing have been creating some cross-industry synergy, a collaboration that has resulted in eight special edition boats inspired by Mercedes sports cars. There have been some superlative machines, including the AMG Electric Drive Concept and the GT S Concept, and now that Mercedes-AMG is busy building its most advanced hypercar of all time, it follows that the ninth team-up boat is just as cutting edge. With 3,100-hp of Mercury Racing engine might and a carbon fiber and Kevlar-heavy build, the 51-foot (15.5-m) 515 Project One can slice through the water at speeds up to 140 mph (225 km/h). It's like an F1 race car for the open seas.

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Marine

Boats Cigarette Racing Mercedes Mercedes-AMG Miami International Boat Show

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Feb 16, 2018

All in the genes: Food fit for a warming world


New research out of the UK's John Innes Centre suggests that it may be possible to engineer cauliflower, broccoli, rapeseed, and other crops, so they're better suited to farming in a world beset by climate change. The key is in the gene that influences how these plants release their seeds. By tweaking this gene's figurative thermostat, this seed dispersal could be made to happen at higher temperatures, increasing crop yields in warming climes.

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Environment

Farming Genetics John Innes Centre Breeding peas for a warmer world NASA-inspired "speed breeding" boosts wheat production threefold Why haven't we evolved immortality? The answer is in our genes Mamm

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Feb 16, 2018

Helipads, hot tubs and high-def TVs: Furrion concept glampers get luxury overload


During the annual melee of CES 2018, the world seemed to have largely overlooked one of the largest, most tech-packed debuts of the show. Lifestyle technology company Furrion revealed an all-out glamping tractor-trailer packed with everything from a restaurant-level kitchen to a complete smarthome-like entertainment system. A combination of a fifth wheel trailer and a sleeper semi cab, the new concept joined Furrion's 2017 Elysium, an A-list Type A motorhome concept with built-in helipad and hot tub on its roof. Furrion has taken the concept of the ultra-luxurious "land yacht" glamper to new heights.

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Camping CES 2018 Concept Vehicle Furrion Luxury Motorhome Motorhomes

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Feb 16, 2018

Dyson engineers raid parts cupboard for orchestral debut


Engineers from Dyson have built a bunch of novel instruments for an orchestral piece by musician David Roche. Digital motors, vacuum cleaners, air purifiers and bladeless fans were all stripped down, mashed up and merged with other instruments to produce notes and harmonies that will accompany the Orion Orchestra for a premier performance at London's Cadogan Hall this weekend.

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Music

Digital music Dyson Instrument Performance Synthesizer Sensor for soccer slides onto calves to track your roundball prowess Wearable climbing tracker elevates your alpine performance Audi

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Feb 16, 2018

Catalina tiny house offers flexibility and off-grid freedom


The flagship model of Gresham, Oregon-based Tiny Innovations is called the Catalina. The towable dwelling is offered in three different sizes and its layout can be tweaked to suit, including the number of bedrooms required. The tiny house can also run off-the-grid with an optional solar power setup.



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Tiny Houses

Home House Micro-House Tiny Footprint Not-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny houses Tiny house built for long soaks, movie nights and cross-country travel Monstrous tiny home is tiny in name only Rusty tiny

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Feb 16, 2018

"Nano-factories" produce anti-cancer drugs from inside tumors


Like the horse of Troy, scientists at the Technion have developed a way to sneak synthetic cells right into tumor tissue, where they then begin producing cancer-fighting proteins from the inside. The technique was tested in both cell cultures and in mice, and found to be an effective treatment in both cases.

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Medical

Cancer Cells Health Mice Protein Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Students create Frankenstein's monster of bacteria to detect toxic chemicals Wireless armband may be a headache for migraines

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Feb 16, 2018

Kia drops the apostrophe and adds the tech on all-new Ceed


Kia has taken the wraps off its third generation Ceed ahead of next month's Geneva Motor Show. The hatchback gets a selection of new engine options, a host of driver assist technology and a sporty exterior makeover and a subtle name change.

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Automotive

Geneva Motor Show 2018 Kia Corbellati puts jewelry expertise to work ... building the world's fastest car Range Rover Velar walks a tricky tightrope Hyundai drops next-gen fuel cell concept in Geneva In pictures: 2016 Geneva Motor Show round-up Alfa Romeo renaissance rolls on with Stelvio

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