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Aug 20, 2018

Two-time Le Mans-winning Ferrari 275 P for sale


One of the most significant automobiles in history will most likely sell at Monterey this week, and it isn't the Ferrari 250 GTO that will take much of the public focus. The Ferrari 275P on offer won the 24 Hours of Le Mans twice, was the first mid-engined car to win the world's most important race, twice set record distances for the event, and it also won the 1964 12 Hours of Sebring.

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Aug 20, 2018

Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline


Normal aging is commonly associated with a variety of mild sensory and cognitive declines. Separate to any acute dementia-related disease, this average age-related brain decline has been commonly thought to be caused by a slow reduction in the total number of brain cells. However, a new study from MIT's Picower Institute for Learning and Memory suggests that a reduction in the plasticity of certain neurons could be the fundamental cause of normal age-related cognitive decline.

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Aug 20, 2018

Trakka's latest VW camper van is a solar-powered city slicker


With the Düsseldorf Caravan Salon all set to begin later this week, it's easy to forget that there are clever, all-new camper vans and motorhomes in markets outside Europe. But the latest camper van to catch our attention hails from Australia. The Trakkadu 450 S becomes the first model in Trakka's stylish, performance-focused Sport range, packing features like a powerful lithium battery and solar charging. This new flagship provides a glimpse into the future of camper vans at Trakka.

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Aug 20, 2018

Stratolaunch unveils new rocket booster fleet


Stratolaunch has yet to send its first payload into orbit, but the company announced today that it is developing a new family of air-launched boosters that will enter service in 2020. The four rockets of various sizes will be carried by the world's largest aircraft, the eponymous dual-fuselage Stratolaunch, that has wingspan of 385 ft (117 m) and will be able to carry a range of payloads into multiple orbits and inclinations in a single launch mission.

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Aug 20, 2018

High-tech backpack packs in the extras


Remember when backpacks were just used for, you know … carrying your stuff around? Well, the Lumzag has quite a few extra features - it even has a rearview camera.

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Aug 20, 2018

Rimac brings the bubbly with its California edition C_Two hypercar


Rimac has unveiled a special California edition of its C_Two hypercar. The C_Two, which debuted earlier this year in Geneva, is an all-electric beast capable of 258 mph (415 km/h) and (eventually) level four autonomous driving. The new California edition adds room for two champagne bottles.

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Aug 20, 2018

Algae-meal fish food could make aquaculture more eco-friendly


Even though widely-consumed fish such as Nile tilapia may frequently be raised on farms, the food that they eat still contains ecologically-important fish that are caught in the ocean, depleting wild stocks. That's why Dartmouth College scientists are now looking at replacing the fishmeal in that food with existing algae meal.

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Aug 20, 2018

MIT tech wirelessly tracks objects in the human body


A new device out of MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), dubbed ReMix, could make it easier to track the location of objects inside the human body. Though it has nothing to do with satellites, the technology does for objects in the body what GPS does for cars: tells the user where they are. Hence MIT calls this a "GPS for inside your body."

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Aug 20, 2018

Maple leaves may hold the key to wrinkle-prevention


As we age, an enzyme in our skin known as elastase breaks down the elasticity-maintaining protein elastin, causing wrinkles to form. Now, however, scientists have developed a natural product that may keep this from happening - and it utilizes maple leaves.

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Aug 20, 2018

Fitbit Charge 3 blurs the line between fitness tracker and smartwatch


The Charge 3 is Fitbit's newest fitness tracker, picking up where the Charge 2 left off back in 2016. It brings with it a refined design, extra swim-tracking capabilities, sleep monitoring, and a larger display with full touchscreen capabilities - here's everything you need to know.

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Aug 20, 2018

Jeep Wrangler Plug-in Hybrid coming in 2020


Jeep is on track to produce a plug-in hybrid model of the legendary Wrangler and plans to have it in showrooms in 2020. The company has announced that key components for the PHEV Jeep will be produced at its Toledo Machining Plant in Ohio.

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Aug 20, 2018

Solar electric demonstrator takes to the air for the first time


Just a few short months after its Sun Flyer 2 prototype completed its maiden flight, Bye Aerospace reports that another of its aircraft has completed its first test flights. The StratoAirNet medium altitude solar electric demonstrator is being developed for long endurance commercial and government security needs and will operate as an "atmospheric satellite" UAV.

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Aug 20, 2018

"Safest global travel adapter" surges past Kickstarter goal


A new travel adapter which includes built-in grounding and a reset button has charged past its Kickstarter goal. The Passport Pro also includes fast charging using USB-C Power delivery.

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Aug 20, 2018

BIG raises mixed-use Miami development up on stilts


High-profile architecture firm BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) recently unveiled an interesting-looking new mixed-use development for Miami, Florida. While details are still rather thin on the ground at this early stage, if it does go ahead, Miami Produce will be elevated on stilts and topped by garden spaces.









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Aug 20, 2018

Expansive decking invites tiny house dwellers outside


Australian couple Shona Macpherson and Barlo Smith have recently completed their very first Tiny House, featuring all the comforts of a regular size home with the added benefit of a large outdoor deck. After dedicating 20 years of their carpentry and joinery business to building large decks and renovations, they have turned their hand to the tiny house movement. Dubbed Sowelo, this 19 sq m (208 sq ft) tiny house comfortably sleeps up to six guests and boasts two loft bedrooms with sky lights, a lower level lounge with sofa bed and 8 meters (26 ft) of outdoor decking.

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Aug 20, 2018

Logitech MX Vertical mouse wants to ease the strain on your wrist


Injuries and strains from repetitive computer use are all too common, which is why the new Logitech MX Vertical tries something a little different. The mouse is designed to be held in a more natural hand position, reducing effort and strain while keeping all the usual point-and-click functionality.

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Aug 20, 2018

Stem cell-loaded hydrogel boosts healing process of aging muscles


It's an unfortunate fact of life that as we get older, our cells gradually lose the ability to heal themselves. Thankfully, at least one aspect of that might be treatable in the near future, if new work from Georgia Tech pans out. Researchers have developed a hydrogel that holds muscle stem cells, and by injecting this near the site of a muscle injury they can get to work repairing it. The team says the technique could be effective at treating injuries in the elderly and people with muscular dystrophy.

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Aug 20, 2018

Superbugs might meet their match in oxygen weaponized by light


For the better part of a century, antibiotics have been instrumental in our treatment of infections, but unfortunately their time may be coming to an end. To avoid a future where once-routine procedures become life-threatening again, new ways to fight bacteria need to be developed. A new study has now shown oxygen can be weaponized against antibiotic-resistant bacteria, by way of nanoparticles activated by light.

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Aug 20, 2018

?Aston Martin to build 25 James Bond DB5 replicas, with all of 007's toys


Prices for original DB5s used in movies like Goldfinger are now high enough to leave one shaken as well as stirred, so Aston Martin is making a series of limited edition, non street-legal replicas with all the gadgetry Q fitted to the cars in the movies.

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Aug 20, 2018

Titanium Halifax multitool keeps things classy and clean


Some multitools take on a ton of tasks and others tend to focus on doing a few things, and doing them properly. The new Halifax from Portland toolmaker The James Brand is one multi-faceted implement that doesn't bite off more than it can chew, with a few simple tools elegantly carved out of a single titanium block.

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Aug 20, 2018

Psychedelic Medicine 101: DMT and the near-death experience


A new study from Imperial College London has found significant overlap between the experiences reported by subjects who have had near-death experiences, and volunteers administered with a powerful psychedelic compound called DMT. The research builds on a long-standing body of work hypothesizing a strange correlation between the two experiences.

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Aug 19, 2018

Pine cone-inspired sunshades open and close without electricity


Retractable sunshades have long been used to adjust the amount of sunlight an area gets during the day, but these are usually driven by motors. Taking inspiration from the humble pine cone, engineers at ETH Zurich have now developed a shading system that can open and close automatically - no electricity required.

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Aug 19, 2018

?HoverGlide "floating" backpacks use rails and pulleys to lighten the load


The HoverGlide is a "floating" backpack that bounces up and down on your back by way of a sliding rail and a pulley suspension system. And while it might look a bit funny, research is claiming such a design can reduce impact forces up to 86 percent, and can make heavy loads nearly 20 percent easier to carry.

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Aug 19, 2018

Scotland's first design museum is inspired by its famous coastal cliffs


Set to open next month, the V&A Dundee is an undulating modern museum set on the banks of Scotland's longest river that marks the Japanese architect Kengo Kuma's first foray into the UK. As he is wont to do, the creation pays tribute to the local environment with a warped and jagged exterior that references Scotland's famous coastal cliffs.

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Aug 19, 2018

Study suggests moderate carbohydrate intake is ideal for a longer life


New research is throwing a bomb into the increasingly popular low-carb diet movement, suggesting diets both low and high in carbohydrates can be associated with a higher risk of early mortality. The study claims moderate consumption of carbohydrates is the healthiest long-term proposition but low-carb diets can be improved if proteins and fats are coming from plant and not animal sources.

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Aug 19, 2018

Watery exoplanets may be common, but not very friendly


Watery planets beyond the Solar System may be more common than previously thought, making up 35 percent of exoplanets two to four times the size of the Earth. According to a new study, data from the Kepler Space Telescope and the Gaia mission indicate that many planets are made up of half water by mass as opposed to the 0.02 percent water that the Earth has.

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Aug 19, 2018

Space laser communication system adapted for underwater use


What has deep space exploration and underwater work have to do with one another? Quite a bit, actually. Adapting a laser system called Lunar Laser Communication Demonstration (LLCD) that was used in 2013 to transmit data between lunar orbit and the Earth across a distance of a quarter of a million miles at a rate of 622 megabits per second, MIT's Lincoln Laboratories is developing a way for underwater workers and machines to communicate more effectively with one another.

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Aug 18, 2018

Earth from above: The most spectacular photos ever taken from the International Space Station


Later this year, the International Space Station will celebrate its 20th anniversary. As well as being one of the most important scientific endeavors in decades, the ISS has also proven to be a fantastic viewpoint for photography, peering down at the mountains, deserts, cities and seas. New Atlas rounds up some of the best images snapped from humanity's eye in the sky.

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Aug 18, 2018

The Internet of Animals: Using tagged wildlife as a global network of environmental sensors


The final pieces are now in place for an international effort to take wildlife tracking to a new level. The International Cooperation for Animal Research Using Space (ICARUS) seeks to attach tiny transmitters to creatures in unprecedented numbers, with astronauts this week installing the antenna on the International Space Station (ISS) that will collate all the data and relay it to scientists on the ground.

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Aug 18, 2018

Review: Hooke Verse headset gives you 3D audio with no extra steps


You don't have to understand binaural 3D audio to instantly recognize how much better it is than standard iPhone mono sound. And with a set of Hooke Verse Bluetooth headphones, you can now have 3D sound on all your smartphone video. No extra gear, no extra steps, just a huge leap in the sound quality of your memories.

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Aug 18, 2018

Tiny Timberleaf Pika teardrop makes on- and off-road adventure nimbler


Teardrop trailers have been one of the more visible contributors to the flourishing motorhome and camper industry. Startup after startup has been reviving its own version of the simple, affordable and timelessly curvaceous camping trailer, and some have been going smaller and lighter. Colorado's Timberleaf Trailers gets in on the miniaturization with its all-new Pika, a pint-sized teardrop that sizes in 1/3 smaller than its standard teardrop model. Tow the Pika down the highway or on the roughest of trails and enjoy solid walls around you, a clear view of the stars overhead, and a meal under the tailgate.

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Aug 17, 2018

Will Opportunity reawaken as Martian dust storm abates?


The global dust storm that has enveloped Mars since last May is beginning to die down and the question is, what's happened to the Opportunity rover? The solar-powered robotic explorer has been silent since June 10 when dust made the air made so opaque that it blotted out the Sun. Now that energy-giving light is beginning to return, NASA is looking at whether the rover will be able to wake up again or if this is the final chapter in its 15-year career.

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Aug 17, 2018

ESA astronaut controls humanoid robot from space station


An astronaut aboard the International Space Station (ISS) took a stroll around the Earth by proxy today, thanks to a new robotics system. A little after 11:30 am CEST (09:30 GMT), ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst took remote command of the humanoid robot Rollin' Justin at the DLR German Aerospace Center establishment in Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany. It was a two-hour test of the latest technology that will allow future expedition crews to explore other planets while remaining in orbit about them.

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Aug 17, 2018

Nanotube coating smartens up fabrics


Imagine if there were comfortable and inexpensive wearable fabrics that were capable of detecting a wide range of pressure and motion. Well, scientists at the University of Delaware have created just such a technology, and it could have some interesting applications.

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Aug 17, 2018

Option Lock is accessible from either side


If you routinely park your bike in cramped areas such as a multi-bike racks, then there may be times when you find your lock rather difficult to access upon leaving. It was with this in mind that LA-based cyclist Scott Gold created the "two-faced" Option Lock.

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Aug 17, 2018

Asus squeezes a big screen into a small, thin laptop chassis


The gaming arm of Asus - the Republic of Gamers - has unveiled a new powerhouse laptop at Gamescom in Germany. The 17.3 inch slim bezel display of the Strix SCAR II (GL704) has allowed engineers to cram the screen into a 15.7-inch laptop chassis, making the new Strix a tad more portable than other 17-inch gaming laptops on the market.

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Aug 17, 2018

Twisting greenery-covered skyscraper on track to become Australia's tallest


Following the high-profile Southbank by Beulah architecture competition, Melbourne, Australia, is slated to receive a major addition to its skyline. Assuming it goes ahead as planned, the aptly-named Green Spine will include the tallest building in the country, as well as the entire Southern Hemisphere.









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Aug 17, 2018

Infiniti teases Prototype 10 concept ahead of Pebble Beach reveal


Infiniti has teased its Prototype 10 concept car ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next week. We don't know much about it yet, but the Prototype 10 looks to be an angular, electrified speedster straight out of a sci-fi movie.

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Aug 17, 2018

Can Wi-Fi signals reveal hidden explosives?


It's an unfortunate truth that weapons and explosives in public places are an increasing problem, with some schools in the US beginning to implement security checkpoints. But many of these technologies are bulky and expensive to set up, and require staff to operate. Now a new study has found a way to tap into a type of signal that's already ubiquitous in most public places - plain old Wi-Fi.

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Aug 17, 2018

Knaus puts some sports car aggression into two new concept camper vans


A year ago, Knaus Tabbert introduced a new kind of CUV, the "caravanning utility vehicle." Try as it might, it won't be convincing anyone outside the company that "CUV" is anything more than a cutesy marketing term for a camper van. But inside the company, that term is inspiring some innovative thinking. Knaus will show the latest fruits of that thinking at the 2018 Düsseldorf Caravan Salon, fruits that will include two all-new concept vans that show the path for a sportier, more aggressive future. Knaus takes camper vans full-on "fast and furious."

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Aug 17, 2018

Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein


A new study is offering an exciting new clue into the origins of autism spectrum disorder finding a single dysfunctional protein may be responsible for coordinating expression in all the genes that are known to result in autism susceptibility.

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Aug 16, 2018

Platinum-gold mix becomes world's most durable metal alloy


Engineers at Sandia National Laboratories have developed what they say is the most durable metal alloy ever created. Made up of a combination of platinum and gold, the new material is apparently 100 times more wear-resistant than high-strength steel, which makes it the first metal alloy to join the same class as diamond. Even better, through use it naturally produces its own lubricant, in a form that normally requires some fiddly engineering.

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Aug 16, 2018

Peruvian students claim World Architecture Festival's inaugural water prize


As part of its annual jamboree celebrating the best in design from around the globe, the World Architecture Festival will this year introduce a new award that tackles the unique challenges around water scarcity. Taking out the very first Water Research Prize is a team of students who has come up with a clever contraption to gather and distribute water in the Peruvian Amazon.

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Aug 16, 2018

Discovery reveals why toxic Alzheimer's plaques don't always lead to dementia


New research may have finally homed in on the reason why some people are found to have build-ups of toxic Alzheimer's proteins in their brains without subsequent cognitive decline, and the results could lead to a whole new way to battle this devastating disease.

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Aug 16, 2018

"Herculean" research finally sequences wheat genome after 13 years of work


After a massive international effort involving over 200 scientists across 20 countries, the entire wheat genome has finally been sequenced. Described as a "Herculean challenge," the wheat genome is known to be five times larger than its human counterpart and exponentially more complex. The landmark human achievement is hoped to lead to more efficient wheat breeding and production of crops.

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Aug 16, 2018

Award-wining CubeSat detects exoplanet


Having won the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award, the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics (ASTERIA) satellite has put the icing on the cake by claiming the first exoplanet to be detected by a CubeSat. About the size of a briefcase, the miniature spacecraft was able to accurately measure the transit light curve of the already known super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e as it passed in front of its parent star.

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Aug 16, 2018

Award-winning CubeSat becomes the first to detect an exoplanet


Having won the Small Satellite Mission of the Year award, the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics (ASTERIA) satellite has put the icing on the cake by claiming the first exoplanet to be detected by a CubeSat. About the size of a briefcase, the miniature spacecraft was able to accurately measure the transit light curve of the already known super-Earth exoplanet 55 Cancri e as it passed in front of its parent star.

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Aug 16, 2018

"Lifeguard drone" rescues swimmer in Spain


This Wednesday, a group of seven swimmers located about 70 m (230 ft) from the beach at Spain's port of Sagunto found themselves caught in an undertow and being swept out to sea. After they signalled one of the lifeguards, an onsite Auxdron Lifeguard Drone was flown out to perform a rescue.

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Aug 16, 2018

Ford heats up the track with new Mustang Cobra Jet


Ford is introducing its latest turnkey racecar at the Woodward Dream Cruise as an homage to the original Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, which debuted 50 years ago. The original Cobra Jet hit the drag strip in 1968 and this latest version, of which only 68 copies will be built, is the fastest Ford production model ever made.

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Aug 16, 2018

First galaxies to enter creation could be orbiting the Milky Way right now


The results of a new study suggest that a number of small satellite galaxies orbiting the Milky Way are actually some of the first to come into existence following the creation of the universe. The birth of these dim, early galaxies represents a vital step in the evolution of our universe, which would eventually allow for the creation of the colossal, breath-taking galaxies that astronomers observe today.

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Aug 16, 2018

LiveTag is out to make dumb objects smart


"Smart" internet-connected devices could indeed make life easier for us, but the things do typically have to be equipped with battery-powered electronics. That may not necessarily be the case for much longer, however, if the Wi-Fi-based LiveTag system reaches fruition.

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Aug 16, 2018

Versatile bike trailer carries a case of beer, folds up over the rear wheel


Bike trailers are super-handy if you need to haul cargo, but they can become a burden the minute you empty that cargo and just want to ride your bicycle without a trailer rattling around behind you. German start-up Trenux aims to solve this disparity, offering a lightweight, go-everywhere bike trailer that folds up onto the back of the bike when not in use. Ride all over town with it secured on the bike, fold it out in seconds the minute you need it, pedal your cargo from A to B, and then fold it back away for next time.

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Aug 16, 2018

Natural preservative could keep foods fresh longer than ever


There may be new hope for people who don't want potentially-harmful preservatives in their food, yet who still want it to have a decent shelf life. Scientists in Singapore have developed a plant-based food preservative, which they claim is actually more effective than its artificial counterparts.

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Aug 16, 2018

Arizona confirmed for autonomous grocery delivery


A couple of months ago, supermarket retailer Kroger and driverless vehicle maker Nuro announced that they were to begin testing grocery delivery using the latter's self-driving pods. Now the partnership has confirmed Scottsdale, Arizona, as the first city to run the pilot.

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Aug 16, 2018

Intel throws Cannon Lake processor in updated mini-PCs


If you're short of space or just don't want a monster gaming rig dominating your room, small form factor computers can help. Maybe. Not all members of this growing family can handle modern PC games, but Intel says its latest NUC mini-PCs can do just that, with an 8th Generation Core processor and AMD graphics making it possible to run 1080p games such as League of Legends, Team Fortress 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

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Aug 16, 2018

From a floating shed to a vintage taxi: 2018's Shed of the Year shortlist


A floating shed packed with musical instruments, a vintage taxi used as a spare bedroom, and a luxurious yurt complete with spiral staircase all feature in this year's Shed of the Year shortlist. Created by enthusiastic amateurs, the competition contains some of the most interesting self-built architecture you'll see in one place.





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Building and Construction Competition Micro-House Recycled Shed Sustainable Tiny Footprint

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Aug 16, 2018

From floating retreat to vintage taxi: 2018's Shed of the Year shortlist


A floating shed packed with musical instruments, a vintage taxi used as a spare bedroom, and a luxurious yurt complete with spiral staircase all feature in this year's Shed of the Year shortlist. Created by enthusiastic amateurs, the competition contains some of the most interesting self-built architecture you'll see in one place.





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Building and Construction Competition Micro-House Recycled Shed Sustainable Tiny Footprint

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Aug 16, 2018

The Boring Company pitches high-speed tunnel out to Dodger Stadium


The Boring Company was conceived as a solution to LA's traffic woes, and the first people to benefit from its forward-thinking tunnel networks may be the city's sports fans. The company today announced a proposed transport link between the LA Metro and Dodger Stadium, which would greatly reduce the travel time on match day and throw extra momentum behind the other projects in its pipeline.

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Aug 16, 2018

Sizzling exoplanet is hot enough to vaporize titanium


It takes some serious heat to turn titanium into vapor - temperatures upward of 3,200 °C (5,800 °CF), to be precise. It appears KELT-9b, which we crowned the exoplanet Least Likely To Host Life last year, is up for the job. Its broiling surface temperatures make it hotter than many stars - and, according to a new discovery, hot enough to vaporize heavy metals, with researchers detecting iron and titanium vapor in its atmosphere.

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Aug 16, 2018

Scientists may have uncovered exactly how eating certain vegetables can prevent colon cancer


Newsflash: Vegetables are good for you! OK, so this may not exactly be news, but a new study from a team of researchers has revealed for the first time one of the key biological mechanisms at play explaining exactly how chemicals produced by some vegetables can prevent cancer and colon inflammation.

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Aug 16, 2018

Bad sleep increases feelings of loneliness - and it may be contagious


A new study from UC Berkeley investigated the relationship between poor sleep and loneliness finding people tend to withdraw and avoid social interaction after even a single night's disrupted sleep, and what's more, those feelings could be contagious.

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Aug 15, 2018

EarthCruiser makes ultra-capable off-grid motorhomes out of Mercedes' most rugged


In the United States, EarthCruisers come built on Mitsubishi Fusos or pickup trucks. Over in the company's original stomping grounds of Australia, though, they come in other flavors. This year, EarthCruiser has been pushing some all-new Mercedes options, building its most capable exploration machine on a Unimog U430 and a smaller, more nimble escapee on a G-Wagen base. Both feature pop-top cabins, plenty of capability in getting you out into the wildest of wilds, and more than enough everyday comforts to keep you out there awhile.

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Aug 15, 2018

US Air Force sets sights on second hypersonic weapon


The US Air Force seems to be taking the threat of hypersonic missiles seriously, having just awarded Lockheed Martin a second contract worth up to US$480 million to develop a second prototype missile capable of flying at over five times the speed of sound. The Air-Launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) is part of an effort to "explore the art-of-the-possible" with the goal of providing the Air Force with a hypersonic missile by 2021.

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Aug 15, 2018

T'spin titanium multitool is tuned for everyday travel


The smartphone has become a very convenient, almost essential travel companion, but there are a few minor headaches that go with it. The T'spin is a clever and compact multitool designed to solve handset-related hassles, with a few extra functions packed in for good measure.

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Aug 15, 2018

Reprogramming retina cells found to reverse blindness in mice


In future, the Three Blind Mice might be able to avoid running into the farmer's wife, if new research out of the National Eye Institute pans out. In the study, scientists managed to restore vision in mice born with congenital blindness, using gene therapy to reprogram base retinal cells into functioning rod photoreceptors.

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Aug 15, 2018

Experimental exoplanet-hunting CubeSat starts to prove itself in space


A small experimental CubeSat called the Arcsecond Space Telescope Enabling Research in Astrophysics (ASTERIA) has earned recognition for its ability to punch above its own weight. Awarded the Small Satellite Mission of the Year by the Small Satellite Technical Committee of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' (AIAA), the bread loaf-sized spacecraft is designed to show that small satellites can hunt for exoplanets just like larger space telescopes such as Kepler can, and impressed after "demonstrat[ing] a significant improvement in the capability of small satellites."

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Aug 15, 2018

Prehistoric mummy shows embalming took place 1,500 years before the Pharaohs


Mummification is usually associated with the age of Pharaohs, with the practice largely believed to have first arisen around 2200 BCE and hit its peak around 1000 BCE. But processes this complex don't just spring up overnight, and now an international team of researchers has found further evidence that deliberate mummification was taking place a millennium and a half earlier and across a much wider area of Egypt than previously believed.

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Aug 15, 2018

Plasticine caterpillars show how birds could protect crops


Although the scent of freshly-cut grass may seem nice, what you're actually smelling is a distress signal. Thanks to a recent-conducted study, scientists from the University of Delaware now believe that such signals could be used to summon insect-eating birds to valuable crops.

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Aug 15, 2018

White stuff from tomb is world's oldest cheese


Ptahmes was the mayor of Egypt's capital city of Memphis during the 13th century BC, and when his body was entombed, a mysterious substance was put in with it. According to a new study, that substance has turned out to be what is the oldest solid cheese ever discovered.

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Aug 15, 2018

A cycling computer that gets creative


Cycling computers can certainly be handy devices, not only for tracking performance, but also for helping cyclists to find their way through the city. The new Mio Cyclo 210 offers an additional function, that could keep your usual ride routes from gettin' old.

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Aug 15, 2018

FM Synth Bass lights up the low end


A few years back, Dean Miller created the Tele Servo Bender, a modified guitar that used servos to sound like a lap steel. His latest project moves to the low end, with a self-contained, battery powered FM Synth Bass with four voices and six operators. And lots of LEDs.

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Aug 15, 2018

Samsung taps Harman audio expertise for premium soundbar launch


Samsung has announced its first major collaboration with Harman since it bought the company early last year. Two premium soundbars sporting logos from both brands have been revealed, both with up-firing and side-firing speakers for the promise of immersive three dimensional sound thanks to included Dolby Atmos and DTS:X technologies.

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Aug 15, 2018

Porsche goes rallying with wicked Cayman GT4 Clubsport concept


Porsche has rolled out a very interesting course car for the upcoming ADAC Rallye Deutschland - a rallified version of its Cayman GT4 Clubsport, complete with whopping great rally lights and underbody protection. If the interest is there, Porsche might even start selling the thing.

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Aug 15, 2018

Hanging Bivymok tree tent holds half a ton


Suspended tents are one of the big trends to sweep through the camping scene lately, with a range of shelters available that hoist adventurers into the air and away from the creepy crawlies, the cold, and anything else that might threaten a good night's rest. The Bivymok is a new two-part solution for those fed up with ground-based sleeping, consisting of a single-pole tent and a tree-suspended hammock platform built to hold some seriously heavy loads.

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Aug 15, 2018

Giant cancer cell properties probed for potential treatment targets


As if cancer wasn't scary enough already, it turns out the cells have video game-style boss versions that are bigger, more resilient and can travel further. These so-called "giant" cancer cells contribute to many of the disease's most dangerous abilities, but they remain relatively unstudied. Now, researchers from Brown University have investigated these troublemakers, revealing some physical characteristics that could eventually unlock new forms of treatment.

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Aug 15, 2018

Striking drone photo series places class divide under the spotlight


Drone photography has quickly come to offer us entirely new perspectives on the world we live in, and for photographer Johnny Miller, the reality of that world isn't all rainbows, waterfalls and gorgeous cityscapes. The South African-based freelancer has been using these flying robots to document inequality around the world, resulting in a stunning and confronting set of images that highlight the stark contrast between the haves and the have-nots.

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Aug 15, 2018

New discovery reveals how cannabis can alleviate intestinal inflammation


For decades, clinicians have been hearing consistent anecdotal reports from patients suffering inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that cannabis can directly alleviate many debilitating symptoms associated with the condition. A new study from scientists at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the University of Bath has uncovered the first biological mechanism that could potentially explain how cannabis reduces intestinal inflammation.

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Aug 14, 2018

New hybrid flow battery can release electricity or hydrogen


The filling station of tomorrow could be able to service electric and hydrogen-fueled cars from not only the same location, but the same pump thanks to a potentially revolutionary breakthrough by chemists at the University of Glasgow. Using nanomolecules suspended in a fluid, the new battery system would not only allow such vehicles to refuel in seconds instead of hours, but can produce either electricity or hydrogen gas on demand.

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Aug 14, 2018

Ray tracing the focus of Nvidia's new Turing platform and GPUs


At the SIGGRAPH conference this week, Nvidia unveiled its latest GPU architecture, as well as three new chips based on it. Named Turing, the eighth-generation platform is designed with a focus on ray tracing, and the three new GPUs, known as the Quadro RTX 8000, 6000 and 5000, are made to harness that for professional use in film, video and simulation.

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Aug 14, 2018

Prenatal Tdap vaccination doesn't increase risk of autism, large study concludes


In 2005, a combination vaccine called Tdap was introduced to protect against tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. By 2013 the CDC began recommending the vaccine for all pregnant women as evidence suggested it effectively conferred immunity to the child. A large study from researchers at Kaiser Permanente has now shown prenatal Tdap vaccinations do not in any way increase a child's risk for developing autism, adding even further weight to the massive body of scientific evidence refuting this modern misconception.

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Aug 14, 2018

Banatti's Green Falcon brings bamboo bodywork to an electric motorcycle


A group of green motoring enthusiasts in the Phillipines has built a neat little electric motorcycle to demonstrate what can be done with bamboo. The Green Falcon won't break any speed records, but its marine-lacquered bamboo bodywork is highly sustainable and very cool.

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Aug 14, 2018

New study finds e-cigarette vapor impairs activity of key immune cells in the lung


As e-cigarettes rise in popularity, many researchers are working hard to understand the long-term implications of vaping on human health. A new small study led by a team at the University of Birmingham has now found that e-cigarette vapor can damage key immune cells in the lung, suggesting vaping may be more harmful that previously suspected.

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Aug 14, 2018

Citroën goes motorcycle camping with Jumper Biker camper van


When it introduced the exquisitely retro Type H WildCamp, Citroën teased that it had a second debut in store for this year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. We assumed it was saving it for the show, but we're still over a week out, and it's detailed the new Jumper Biker Solution. Far more modern than the WildCamp, but even more adventurous, this van loads two bikes with a built-in winch system and still manages to sleep and feed up to four people at camp. If that isn't versatile enough, it can also be emptied out and used as a cargo van.



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Aug 14, 2018

Radar could make for less-biased heart checks


Could the stethoscope be on its way to becoming a quaint instrument from yesteryear? Well, maybe. German scientists are reporting success in using radar to monitor people's heartbeats - and the technology could allow for more accurate diagnoses of heart maladies.

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Aug 14, 2018

Surgical training system lets students feel what they're virtually doing


While there are already surgical training systems that use VR (virtual reality) headsets to "place" students in an interactive computer-generated operating room, a new simulator goes a step further. It incorporates haptic feedback, allowing users to actually feel the pressure exerted by digital tissue.

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Aug 14, 2018

Convert FF1 transforms into three types of bike


It's not uncommon for avid cyclists to own a mountain bike, a road bike, and a commuter. German company Convert is looking to provide a space-saving alternative, in the form of the FF1. It consists of a frame that accepts different kits to become different types of bike - and the transformation reportedly only takes a few minutes.

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Aug 14, 2018

Review: 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel is big, beefy, off-road goodness


The 2019 Ram 1500 has been completely revamped as a new generation of the pickup truck. Core expectations from the Ram line continue forward, but a new mild hybrid system and better efficiency and capability have been added. We spent a week in the Rebel off-road model and learned a few things.

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Aug 14, 2018

Three drugs prove significantly better than one in lowering blood pressure


A new study is reporting successful trial results from a new blood pressure treatment that combines low doses of three different currently available hypertension drugs into a single pill. The finding in the newly-published research is hoped to change worldwide guidelines for the optimal way to best treat the millions of people suffering from high blood pressure.

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Aug 14, 2018

Motiv Ring review: Fitness tracking on your finger


The Motiv Ring lets you track steps, activity, heart rate, and sleep with a ring rather than a smartwatch or a wristband, and it's now compatible with Android phones as well as iPhones. Does it offer a better tracking experience than more conventional wearables? Here's our verdict.

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Aug 14, 2018

Green-roofed guest house cantilevers over a Californian hillside


Judging by its attractive design and amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, we'd guess that the owners of the Off-Grid Guest House aren't lacking in visitors. Located in a rural area on California's coast, it juts out over the hillside, and as its name suggests, runs off-the-grid with solar power and its own well.





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Aug 14, 2018

?Yuneec launches voice-controlled, super-portable Mantis Q drone


Yuneec has added to its existing line of consumer drones with the Mantis Q. Pitched as a "travel drone," it features foldable arms, a 33-minute battery, a 4K camera and a tiny, portable controller. In addition to facial detection and gesture controls, the Mantis Q also takes voice commands to help you keep your thumbs on the sticks.

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Aug 14, 2018

Sony goes for gold with Remasters Signature music player


Sony has introduced two new additions to its high-end Signature Series line, both demonstrating the company's "relentless lifetime pursuit of sound excellence." Aimed at music lovers with deep pockets, the IER-Z1R in-ear headphones sport a hybrid driver setup for the promise of audiophile-grade listening, while the DMP-Z1 digital music player features a gold-plated volume knob, balanced and unbalanced headphone jacks, a stationary class headphone amp in a portable package and dual DACs.

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Aug 14, 2018

50 years in the making, a restored streamliner claims the land speed record


For more than a century the Bonneville Salt Flats has drawn motoring enthusiasts to its vast open plains for its annual Speed Week, and for more than half a century one father-son duo has eyed a history-making run at the event. That dream has now come to fruition, with Danny Thompson setting a new land speed record in his dad's refurbished streamliner.

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Aug 14, 2018

Negative curvature schwarzite rounds out trinity of carbon nanostructures


A new nanoscale structure of carbon has joined the family. With no curve at all, carbon atoms form a flat sheet known as graphene, and a positive curvature creates the soccer ball-like structure sometimes called buckyballs. For decades scientists have theorized that a third variation should exist - a structure with negative curvature, known as schwarzite. An international team has now found a way to create these structures, which may have unusual electrical, magnetic and optical properties.

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Aug 14, 2018

Citroën gives van life some retro flavor with the Type H WildCamp concept


As of last week, Volkswagen looked like an absolute lock to steal the camper van portion of this year's Düsseldorf Caravan Salon. This week, however, Citroën has something to say about that. VW's Grand California has the DNA of the classic, wave-chasing campers of the 50s and 60s, but Citroën's all-new Concept Type H WildCamp actually looks the part. Inspired by the highly distinctive Type H van of half a century ago, this new concept camper van looks vintage but rides modern, complete with everything you need to live away from civilization.

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Aug 14, 2018

The right to disconnect: The new laws banning after-hours work emails


A new study has found you may be suffering from excessive stress and anxiety about work expectations even if you don't actively check work emails in your off-hours. The mere expectation of being in contact 24/7 is enough to increase strain for employees and their families, the new research suggests. In today's ultra-connected world, with many people often getting work emails sent to their smartphones, a growing number of countries and companies are endorsing "right to disconnect" laws, recreating a much-needed boundary between work and home.

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Aug 13, 2018

Tokyo's House in Ouji blurs the line between home and narrow city streets


The narrow dead-end streets that stop and start through the city blocks of Tokyo are a distinctive, if not entirely useful, part of the city landscape. Rather than closing itself off to these pint-sized cul-de-sacs, Pluszero's recently completed House in Ouji opens itself right up. Half of the home resembles an extension of the road while serving as an owner's studio and community workshop, forging a subtle connection between the private and public spaces.

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Aug 13, 2018

Transparent insulating aerogel brewed up from beer by-product


Made up of over 90 percent air by weight, aerogels are the lightest materials in existence and among the best thermal insulators. But their cloudy appearance means they don't lend themselves well to windows, which are one of the worst offenders for letting heat escape a building. Now, researchers at Colorado University Boulder have found a way to make them transparent, recycling a beer by-product in the process.

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Aug 13, 2018

Big data enables algorithm that predicts risk of developing deadly diseases


A new kind of genome analysis has been developed that is claimed to be able to combine a large volume of different genetic variants into a single polygenic risk score that can determine how likely a person is to develop a number of common diseases, including coronary artery disease and inflammatory bowel disease. It's hoped the tool can identify people at high risk of developing a disease, even when they don't exhibit warning signs.

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Aug 13, 2018

Robotic system identifies EVs and charges them up


In order to make electric cars more appealing to consumers, automakers have been experimenting with robotic chargers that automatically plug themselves into specific cars such as Volkswagens or Teslas. A new system, however, is designed to work with a wide variety of electric vehicles.

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