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Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:15:21 +0000 | Michael Irving
Automotive, Michael Irving

Infiniti's Prototype 10 concept car will get a full reveal at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours ...

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.

.. Continue Reading Infiniti teases Prototype 10 concept ahead of Pebble Beach reveal

Category: Automotive

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:26:49 +0000 | Michael Irving
Telecommunications, Michael Irving

Researchers have developed a way to use regular Wi-Fi signals to screen bags for dangerous objects ...

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.

.. Continue Reading Can Wi-Fi signals reveal hidden explosives?

Category: Telecommunications

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:11:53 +0000 | C.C. Weiss
Automotive, C.C. Weiss

Knaus Tabbert sibling brands Weinsberg and Knaus show some sporty camper van concepts - the Weinsberg ...

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."

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

Category: Automotive

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 06:08:03 +0000 | Rich Haridy
Science, Rich Haridy

A single protein has been found to alter the expression of hundreds of genes associated with ...

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.

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

Category: Science

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:53:10 +0000 | Michael Irving
Materials, Michael Irving

Sandia researchers Michael Chandross (left) and Nic Argibay, overseeing the testing of the platinum-gold alloy that's ...

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.

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

Category: Materials

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 03:36:06 +0000 | Nick Lavars
Architecture, Nick Lavars

A team of Peruvian students have claimed the inaugural Water Research Prize at the World Architecture ...

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.

.. Continue Reading Peruvian students claim World Architecture Festival's inaugural water prize

Category: Architecture

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 02:51:56 +0000 | Rich Haridy
Science, Rich Haridy

The research uncovered a novel combination of proteins that seem to protect the brain from the ...

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.

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

Category: Science

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 01:13:27 +0000 | Rich Haridy
Science, Rich Haridy

The massive achievement should accelerate research into the breeding of more resilient and higher yielding wheat ...

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.

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

Category: Science

Fri, 17 Aug 2018 00:38:38 +0000 | David Szondy
Space, David Szondy

Members of the ASTERIA team prepare the petite satellite for its journey to space

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.

.. Continue Reading Award-winning CubeSat becomes the first to detect an exoplanet

Category: Space

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 22:43:17 +0000 | Ben Coxworth
Drones, Ben Coxworth

The Auxdron Lifeguard Drone

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.

.. Continue Reading "Lifeguard drone" rescues swimmer in Spain

Category: Drones