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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:49:09 +0000 | Ben Coxworth
Medical, Ben Coxworth

Applying the patch takes about five minutes

Dental resin composites may be used to fill cavities in teeth, but when it comes to surgically fixing broken bones, metal plates and screws are still standard. That may not be the case for much longer, though, if a new dental-inspired adhesive bone patch enters use.

.. Continue Reading Light-cured bone patch may replace plates and screws

Category: Medical

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 19:07:56 +0000 | Anthony Wood
Space, Anthony Wood

Artist's impression of the NEOWISE telscope

NASA has released a video showing the locations and motions of 29,375 asteroids and comets that have been discovered by the agency's Near-Earth Object Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer (NEOWISE) spacecraft. The video has been released to coincide with the publishing of the fourth year of NEOWISE observations, during which the telescope identified 10 potentially hazardous near-Earth asteroids.

.. Continue Reading New NASA video reveals a solar system swarming with comets and asteroids

Category: Space

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 17:28:44 +0000 | Ben Coxworth
Materials, Ben Coxworth

Samples of the graphene-enhanced concrete

Graphene, the "wonder material" composed of a one-atom-thick sheet of linked carbon atoms, is the world's strongest manmade material. Now, scientists have used it to create a new type of concrete that is much stronger, water-resistant and eco-friendly than what we're used to.

.. Continue Reading Graphene used to make stronger, greener concrete

Category: Materials

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 16:52:21 +0000 | Mike Hanlon
Automotive, Mike Hanlon

Million dollar motorcycles, advanced electric bikes, uber exclusive PWCs and dozens of hypercars are the bread ...

Top Marques Monaco is an annual event held each April in the Grimaldi Forum on the waterfront of the world's richest per-capita country. It focuses primarily on outrageously expensive automobiles, but also showcases the finest watches, jewellery, motorcycles, real estate, yachts and water toys plus a bewildering array of prohibitively-expensive merchandise targeted at Europe's uber rich.

.. Continue Reading The nine most outrageous exhibits at Top Marques Monaco 2018

Category: Automotive

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 13:34:53 +0000 | Paul Ridden
Music, Paul Ridden

Massive Attach's third studio album will celebrate its 20th birthday by being miniaturized and stored in ...

British electronic music icon Massive Attack is marking the 20th anniversary of the release of its most successful album – Mezzanine – by having it stored in DNA molecules. Digital audio will be translated into genetic code and stored in DNA strands housed in tiny glass beads.

.. Continue Reading Massive Attack's landmark album to be coded in DNA

Category: Music

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:27:25 +0000 | Nick Lavars
Biology, Nick Lavars

As the first exploding ant described since 1935, Colobopsis explodens has now been selected as the ...

Ants have an incredible capacity to work together for the good of the collective, but a freshly discovered species shows just how far they are willing to go. Colobopsis explodens has been observed in the rainforests of southeast Asia making the ultimate sacrifice, blowing their bodies apart in an attempt to stop predators in their tracks.

.. Continue Reading Newly discovered exploding ant sacrifices itself for the colony

Category: Biology

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 07:12:01 +0000 | Loz Blain
Automotive, Loz Blain

ULEMCo's modified Volvo truck burns hydrogen instead of gasoline for a zero-emission combustion powertrain

UK company ULEMCo has debuted a modified Volvo FH16 truck that's tuned to burn hydrogen gas instead of gasoline in its internal combustion engine. With zero emissions, a range of around 180 miles and some 300-odd horsepower, it's being presented as a low-cost way to de-carbonize a heavy goods vehicle.

.. Continue Reading New big rig skips fuel cells in favor of hydrogen combustion engine

Category: Automotive

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 06:05:54 +0000 | Michael Irving
Biology, Michael Irving

The Bajau people of Southeast Asia spend much of their time diving, and new research has ...

Evolution is such a slow process that it can be easy to be fooled into thinking it's not still happening. But certain populations of fish and geckos have adapted to changing environments in a span of mere years, and a recent, large genetic study has shown that humans are gradually weeding out harmful genes. Now, researchers have discovered one of the most striking examples of natural selection at work in humans: a seafaring population of people with a mutation that allows them to dive deeper and hold their breath longer.

.. Continue Reading Seafaring people of Southeast Asia have evolved to dive deeper

Category: Biology

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Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:49:57 +0000 | Nick Lavars
Automotive, Nick Lavars

The Ox flatpack truck is built to carry 1,900 kg (4,200 lb) and seat up to ...

When it first rolled onto the scene as a prototype in 2013, the OX pointed to a future where lightweight, high-payload trucks could be shipped to developing nations, put together within a day and then used to cart people and cargo over rough terrain. We've just gotten a little closer to this reality, with Shell commissioning a pre-production version to be shipped off to India this year.

.. Continue Reading The OX flatpack truck moves into pre-production and on to India

Category: Automotive

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