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Animals' Magnetic Navigation 'Sixth Sense' Might Come From Bacteria

Animals' Magnetic Navigation 'Sixth Sense' Might Come From Bacteria

1257281Migratory birds and sea creatures have long impressed us due to their ability to navigate the Earth.A new paper has just been released that might finally give us an answer as to why some animals have a magnetic "sixth sense," such as sea turtles that are able to return to the beach where they were born. Despite 50 years of research, this impressive ability has had the scientific community stumped.Animals that sense Earth'smagnetic fieldinclude sea turtles, birds, fish, and lobsters. Specific species can use this ability as an impressive navigation tool, such as that are,...

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DIY Hearing Aid Costs $1 to Build, Ready in 25 Minutes

DIY Hearing Aid Costs $1 to Build, Ready in 25 Minutes

1266532An ultra-low-cost hearing aid has been developed by researchers to help millions worldwide.Over 200 million people over the age of 65 around the world struggle to hear well but can't afford the expensive hearing aids available. Researchers at the (Georgia Tech) have taken the matter into their own hands and have developed a hearing aid device that costs as low as $1 and is open-sourced for anyone to build themselves. The device, known as LoCHAid, is easily manufactured and can be repaired quickly. The project's details were published in the journal on Wednesday. One of the downsides...

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NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover to Hunt for Fossils With X-Rays

NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover to Hunt for Fossils With X-Rays

1266162NASA's robotic rover Perseverance will use a crucial X-ray device to scan for fossils on Mars.NASA's Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has a hefty job ahead: Once it survives entry into the Martian atmosphere, and executes the descent and landing phases of the mission on Feb. 18, 2021, it will hunt for microscopic life using a precision X-ray device — called PIXL — powered with artificial intelligence (AI), according to a recent on NASA's website.The device's name, PIXL, is short for Planetary Instrument for X-ray Lithochemistry. An instrument the size of a lunchbox, PIXL is placed at the...

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Airbus Just Debuted 'Zero-Emission' Aircraft Concepts Using Hydrogen Fuel

Airbus Just Debuted 'Zero-Emission' Aircraft Concepts Using Hydrogen Fuel

1263477Airbus debuted three zero-emission aircraft concepts slated for service during or before 2035.Airbus has debuted three new concepts for the world's first "zero-emission" commercial aircraft — and one or some might enter service during or before 2035, according to a published on Airbus' website.Airbus debuted three new concepts for the first-ever "zero-emission" commercial aircraft and aims to press the future aircraft into service during or before 2035.The new concepts represent a break from previous attempts to achieve zero-emission flight — experimenting with different technology...

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14 Surgeons and One Robot Work Simultaneously on One Cancer Surgery

14 Surgeons and One Robot Work Simultaneously on One Cancer Surgery

1262600The procedure, at Norwich University Hospital, cuts surgery and recovery time by almost a third.In a world-first, three teams of surgeons have worked alongside a , carrying out three different stages of an operation at the same time so as to cut the surgery and recovery time of a cancer procedure by approximately a third. The impressive procedure, carried out by 14 surgeons, took place in July on a patient with advanced rectal cancer at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.The team behind the procedure hopes it will open the doors for other similar operations in which teams...

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Reducing Overcrowding in Hospitals May Be Possible With This Wearable Patch

Reducing Overcrowding in Hospitals May Be Possible With This Wearable Patch

1262740The patch will be able to monitor patients' vitals from a distance.Many hospitals around the world have been incredibly busy this year during the COVID-19 pandemic, leading many scientists and researchers to develop or find suitable methods to minimize overcrowding in hospital facilities.One such method may be a wearable patch that monitors patients' health vitals remotely, sending signals back to doctors from a distance. The wearable patch is the product of an with business and technical backgrounds.One of the main reasons for finding ways to minimize overcrowded hospitals is that...

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UC Berkeley Launches Psychedelic Research Center Through Anonymous Funding

UC Berkeley Launches Psychedelic Research Center Through Anonymous Funding

1262215Despite psychedelics' bad rep, they offer many psychological and physical advantages. Although the research is controversial, psychedelics have been found to have many positive effects from decreasing pain perception to reducing depressive symptoms. However, the research has not advanced much in the last few years due to psychedelics' bad reputation and negative perception as recreational drugs.That may soon change. UC Berkeley the campus’s first center for psychedelic science and public education with $1.25 million in seed funding from an anonymous donor.According to the school's...

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Boston Dynamics Has Near Future Plans for Logistics Robots, Reveals CEO

Boston Dynamics Has Near Future Plans for Logistics Robots, Reveals CEO

1261346The company is aiming for meeting more demands already made by the customers in line. “People are realizing that having a physical proxy for themselves, to be able to be present remotely, might be more important than we imagined before,” Playter said. “We’ve always thought of robots as being able to go into dangerous places, but now danger has been redefined a little bit because of COVID. The pandemic is accelerating the sense of urgency and, I think, probably opening up the kinds of applications that we will explore with this technology” he continued.Playter also mentioned that they...

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5 Next-Generation User Interfaces That Will Change the Way You Work

5 Next-Generation User Interfaces That Will Change the Way You Work

298012Future generation interfaces will look like the technology out of your favorite science fiction films. In fact, these next-generation user interfaces are already here. People are able to control , art installations, and even mobile devices using gestures. is currently among the leaders in this field. The technology company is creating Beyond this, it could allow people to easily control computers, mobile phones, and smart devices with a simple thought. Brain-Computer interfaces could be here sooner than you think and could one day be an integral part of our everyday life. 1274x

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Mercedes-Benz Unveils Concept Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Concept Hydrogen-Electric Trucks

1259788Mercedez-Bens unveiled three new Daimler trucks alongside its new sustainability strategy.The Mercedes-Benz GenH2 Truck is a fuel-cell truck with a range of "up to and more," Daimler explains in a . The truck will come with a battery system as well as hydrogen fuel cells. says the electric-fuel cell truck should start customer trials by 2023, however, production is not expected to start until the second half of this decade.The new eActros LongHaul truck, an electric battery vehicle, will have a range of “about 310 miles (500 km)," Daimler says. The company expects the new electric...

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Sep 17
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AI and Solar Energy Powered Mayflower Sails for Ocean Exploration

AI and Solar Energy Powered Mayflower Sails for Ocean Exploration

1260281Are you ready to help out this smart ship for a long time?Isn't it time for a ship to be run by an AI after all those AI-run smart devices? IBM and ProMare thought so. marineIt might not be a coincidence that they created a live portal called "mass400" paying tribute to the old Mayflower completed its mission in 1620. The portal will be available for anyone who wants to practice ocean exploration and accompany MAS on her long journey.After the trial period ends, the 608x

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Sep 17
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Australia Releases Code of Practice to Make Internet of Things Safer for Citizens

Australia Releases Code of Practice to Make Internet of Things Safer for Citizens

1254910How safe is it really to have all of your devices connected through IoT?The Internet of Things (IoT) is great when it comes to making our homes ultra-comfortable and connected but it comes with many vulnerabilities. Hackers these vulnerabilities to perform a bunch of illegal activities to make our lives miserable, from spying on us to stealing our data. Now, Australia is seeking to protect its citizens against such actions by introducing a ."The Code of Practice: Securing the Internet of Things for Consumers (Code of Practice) represents a first step in the Australian Government’s...

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Sep 12
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Connected Cars with Infotainment Architecture, Digital Cockpit to Be Mainstream by 2030

Connected Cars with Infotainment Architecture, Digital Cockpit to Be Mainstream by 2030

1248957461 million vehicles with head-unit and digital dashboard displays, and 115 million vehicles with digital cockpit architecture will be shipped in between 2020 and 2030.  According to Maite Bezerra, "t908x

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Sep 11
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NASA Says Its Future Rocket Engines May Be 3D Printed

NASA Says Its Future Rocket Engines May Be 3D Printed

1255104The new project is seeking to 3D print rocket engine parts using metal powder and lasers.3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is showing up everywhere nowadays from The new fabrication method is particularly adept at delivering very large pieces, that are limited only by the size of the room in which they are produced, and very complex parts. These include engine nozzles with internal coolant channels. "It’s a challenging process to manufacture the nozzles traditionally, and it can take a very long time,” said Paul Gradl, RAMPT co-principal investigator at NASA'sin...

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Akira-Like Electric Superbike Concept Provides Glimpse Into the Future

Akira-Like Electric Superbike Concept Provides Glimpse Into the Future

1253473The 'Mimic' concept by Russian designer Roman Dolzhenko, looks like a Tron and Akira-inspired superbike of the future.In the same way that Tesla tapped into popular culture with its incredibly successful unveiling, concept vehicles are usually designed to ignite the imagination and give people a glimpse into a future that's influenced by real and fictional futuristic designs that came before it.With designer Roman Dolzhenko's Mimic Superbike Concept, we see plenty of Tron and Akira in what is a strikingly well-developed futuristic concept for an with a minimalist design.Rendered...

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Luxury Trailer Has Enough Power to Charge a Tesla Cybertruck

Luxury Trailer Has Enough Power to Charge a Tesla Cybertruck

1248505The 2021 Living Vehicle has the highest capacity lithium-ion system available on any camper in the world.Luxury trailer company Living Vehicle (LV) has released its new camper called, simply, the 2021 Living Vehicle.The high-end camper features a wealth of luxury amenities while also allowing for off-grid living for weeks and even months at a time, alongside the capability to charge an electric vehicle on solar energy.The 2021  is the result of a collaboration between LV and Volta Power Systems, which sees the new include the highest capacity lithium-ion system available in any...

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New Project to Clear the Seabed of Plastic with Autonomous Robots

New Project to Clear the Seabed of Plastic with Autonomous Robots

1248326Freeing the Earth from underwater waste is not an easy feat, but this project might actually tidy up our mess.Plastics, plastics everywhere! From the water that we drink to the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, plastics and all sorts of trash are quite literally everywhere; so the fact that the seabed houses even more of those probably won't come off as a surprise for you. Thankfully, the Fraunhofer Center for Maritime Logistics and Services (CML) and an international network of partners tackle this problem with the use of autonomous robots in a project called .86 million metric tons of...

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'Google Maps for the Body' Is In the Making

'Google Maps for the Body' Is In the Making

1252209The project, which is being developed by an international group of scientists, will allow users to explore the human body on a cellular level.The body of a human adult is composed of trillions of cells that are invisible to the naked eye. Though modern science has uncovered much of the mystery regarding how these cells interact, the truth is that much is still unknown to us.A group of scientists has decided to help further our understanding of the ways these cells connect, interact, and arrange into tissues and organs within our bodies by building a "Google Maps of the body" that...

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Sep 10
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Tesla Model Y Owners Are Discovering Fake Wood in Their Cooling Systems

Tesla Model Y Owners Are Discovering Fake Wood in Their Cooling Systems

1252189A forum of Tesla owners shed light on the questionable matter.Tesla has been doing rather well lately and has become the this year. It seems there may have been some interesting approaches that facilitated its achievements. Recent threads on and then have highlighted the fact that some owners have noticed their cooling systems patched up with bits of what looks like wood, similar to those you can find in Home Depot.  was the first to report on the matter and pointed out that not all Tesla Model Y vehicles have these faux-wood trims."There were some reasonable answers to the...

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US Air Force Puts 'Robodogs' to Test for Base Security

US Air Force Puts 'Robodogs' to Test for Base Security

1250944Who's a good robot? You're a good robot!Last week, the U.S. Air Force made the second demonstration of the integrated battle network system called Along with testing the latest data-gathering and sharing systems, also included the field testing of the four-legged robot "dogs". The dogs built by were tested for the perimeter defense of Nellis Air Force Base.They were actually intended to be tested on the first demonstration but technical issues with the bandwidth hindered it.The Quadrupedal Unmanned Ground Vehicle (Q-UGV) model put to test last week is called Vision 60. It's intended...

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Sep 9
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Lucid Motors Debuts $80,000 Luxury All-Electric Vehicle With 500-Mile Range

Lucid Motors Debuts $80,000 Luxury All-Electric Vehicle With 500-Mile Range

1251947Lucid Motors debuted a luxury electric sedan featuring Level 2 and Level 3 driver-assistance.Lucid Motors has debuted a new luxury electric sedan called Lucid Air, in a bid to raise the bar for sustainable transportation in the luxury EV sector, according to a Wednesday event on YouTube, according to an early press release shared with Interesting Engineering via email.The lowest-end model of Lucid Motors' electric vehicle will go for less than $80,000 in 2022, and features a 517-mile (832-km) range on a single charge. However, the limited Dream edition will be first-to-market in...

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First 3,200 Megapixel Images Taken by World's Largest Digital Camera

First 3,200 Megapixel Images Taken by World's Largest Digital Camera

1250883In the meantime, it took an incredibly-detailed image of a piece of broccoli, if you're curious.What would be the first image you'd take with the world's largest digital camera? Something far far away from your distance perhaps, but probably not a broccoli! Yet, that's exactly what happened. The specific and intricate shape of the Romanesco plant is perfect as a testing ground for the new camera, which will be fitted into the (VRO) in Chile. The  is set to uncover a huge amount of detail still unknown about astronomy, such as and dark energy.The plan for the VRO is to map out the sky...

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Sep 9
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Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize the Geology Classroom

Augmented Reality Will Revolutionize the Geology Classroom

1249520A Washington University team is showing how you can explore objects on a molecular level and travel to other planets.Does anyone remember the cartoon series the Magic School Bus? Ok, maybe we're getting old.The series saw a chirpy teacher take her students on incredible school trips using that titular magic bus, which could shrink to explore the human body on a molecular scale or use rocket boosters to travel the solar system.While geology students aren't about to be shrunk down to the size of a molecule in order to explore rock formations, (AR) is allowing them to do the next best...

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Sep 8
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The First AI Neural Network Made From 2D Materials Can 'See' Handwriting

The First AI Neural Network Made From 2D Materials Can 'See' Handwriting

1249163This groundbreaking 2D material neural net AI captures, stores, and recognizes handwritten digits.Researchers have developed the world's first neural network for artificial intelligence using 2D materials, according to a published in the journal Advanced Materials.Two-dimensional materials are matter with a thickness of only a few nanometers (or less), and often consist of a single sheet of atoms. The resulting machine vision processor can capture, store, and identify more than 1,000 different images, according to a blog post on Harvard University's . The first-ever neural network AI...

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World's First Flying Car Racing Series Will Feature 'Virtual Force Fields'

World's First Flying Car Racing Series Will Feature 'Virtual Force Fields'

1248900Data giant Acronis has partnered with Airspeeder to help get its flying cars safely into the skies.Airspeeder, the company that's on course to make flying car races  thanks to significant industry backing, has just announced a partnership with Acronis, the data and cybersecurity giant responsible for securing mountains of performance data from Formula One, Formula E, and Premier League Football teams.With the first Airspeeder GPs ostensibly planned for 2021, Acronis will secure the data for "the revolutionary LiDAR and Machine Vision technology that will deliver close but safe racing...

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