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Wed, 08 Dec 2021 01:46:18 GMT | Nick Lavars

A compound derived from grape seeds has shown anti-aging potential in new research on mice

The process of aging in the human body involves many moving parts, but one that recent research continues to implicate is the role of zombie-like senescent cells. These are cells that have stopped dividing and begun to accumulate, driving a range of degenerative effects in the body. New research out of China has uncovered a natural compound in grape seeds that takes aim at these dysfunctional cells, and demonstrated how it can extend the lifespan of aging mice by more than nine percent.

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Category: Medical, Science

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Wed, 08 Dec 2021 00:24:18 GMT | Rich Haridy

New research has detected an association between increased white blood cells and higher genetic risk scores for depression

Furthering understanding into the links between inflammation and depression a new study has highlighted a fascinating association between white blood cell counts and genetic risk scores for depression. The study found even in the absence of depression symptoms someone with increased genetic susceptibility for depression will show higher white blood cell counts.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing, Lifestyle

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 22:01:32 GMT | Ben Coxworth

A rendering of one of the drones in panel-spraying action

Solar panels continuously accumulate dust, dirt and other debris, plus they're often located atop tall buildings or in remote areas – this means that they need to be cleaned, but doing so is difficult. That's why a drone-based setup is now being developed to do the job.

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Category: Drones, Technology

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 20:22:47 GMT | Ben Coxworth

MeaTech 3D's 3.67-oz (104-g) lab-grown steak ... with greens

Earlier this year, we heard how two separate groups had developed the world's first lab-grown rib-eye steak and Waygu beef. Israeli startup MeaTech 3D is now joining their ranks, with a "cultivated steak" of its own.

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 18:11:23 GMT | Ben Coxworth

One of the new corals preparing to spawn, showing pink eggs and sperm packets

If corals are going to survive on today's ecologically stressed reefs, they've gotta be tough. Scientists have therefore been developing a special "turbo-charged" coral, which has recently been found to be reproducing on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Category: Environment, Science

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 17:05:33 GMT | Paul Ridden

With a per-charge range of up to 40 miles, the Maeving RM1 is most definitely a city commuter – though an optional second battery can be placed in the false fuel tank for double the range

If you're a city dweller, then your daily trip to work is likely a relatively short one. UK startup Maeving is looking to get you there without contributing to local pollution levels, and in retro style, with the launch of the RM1 electric cafe racer.

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Category: Motorcycles, Transport

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 11:56:43 GMT | Paul Ridden

Printed circuits, ordinary paper and NFC technology combine for a piano keyboard that's played on a smartphone

Anyone who uses a smartphone will likely be familiar with NFC technology, which is used for such things as contactless payments, data sharing between devices and secure logins. To demonstrate the versatility of the technology when combined with printed circuitry, Prelonic has created the Paper Piano.

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Category: Electronics, Science

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:50:27 GMT | Loz Blain

Triton's 660/9 debuts the company's world-first stretched acrylic bubble hull

Triton's extraordinary range of submersibles already includes a 24-seat tourist sub, a luxury bubble-sub capable of taking you down to visit the Titanic, a "deep-sea elevator" that can repeatedly plunge down to the bottom of the Marianas Trench, and a sub designed by Aston Martin.

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Category: Marine, Transport

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:43:15 GMT | Michael Irving

Forest of the Lights by Marc Adamus, shot in Alaska, US. A coat of rime ice on the trees makes for a magical landscape matched only by the swirling blues and purples in the sky.

With strong solar storms forecast over the next few months, the upcoming aurora season is sure to be a particularly beautiful one. To inspire more people to get out there and point their cameras skywards, travel blog Capture the Atlas has released a new batch of stunning shots for its annual Northern Lights Photographer of the Year compilation.

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Category: Photography, Technology

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Tue, 07 Dec 2021 06:31:11 GMT | Nick Lavars

Ameca the robot is able to perform a range of human-like gestures and expressions

UK robotics firm Engineered Arts has offered a sneak peek at its new humanoid robot ahead of a full reveal next year, and the preview is as incredible as it is unsettling. Ameca is presented as "the world's most advanced human-shaped robot," and a brief look at this "future face of robotics" suggests it might just live up to this claim.

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Category: Robotics, Technology

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