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Roving around the country with a guitar as a companion, busking for change, is how many legendary players paid their dues in the first half of the 20th century. But full-sized acoustic and electric guitars don't exactly make easy travel buddies – dreadnoughts are bulky and pickup-packing axes often heavy. Dedicated travel guitars can help, but players may have to make sacrifices for portab
Understanding how cells self-destruct, a technique employed by the human body to discard dangerous or damaged cells, could mean big things for the treatment of everything from cancer to brain disease to hair loss. Stanford scientists have shone the light on one kind of programmed cell death and watched on as the path of destruction was formed, with the speed on show offering vital clues as
Forget killer robots or zombies – the most plausible doomsday scenario in the next few decades is the so-called superbug, as infectious bacteria become increasingly resistant to our best antibiotics. Now, researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have found that combining two antibiotics that no longer work can create a treatment that's once again effective against antibi
Freezing is one of the simplest methods of preserving food, biological tissue and other perishables, but the formation of ice crystals can damage cells. Now, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) have developed a new way to "supercool" water and similar solutions to keep them in a liquid form well below the usual freezing point... Continue Reading Supercool technique keeps
The origins of NASA's Parker Solar Probe mission can be traced back to a paper published 60 years ago by astrophysicist Eugene Parker, describing high speed matter emanating from the center of our solar system. Today the spacecraft carrying his name lifted off and is now en route to the Sun, where it will enter its orbit in an attempt to delve into these solar winds and their closely guard
An exciting breakthrough from a team of researchers MIT and Massachusetts Eye and Ear has revealed a new hypothesis behind the cause of glaucoma, a common degenerative eye disease with curiously unexplained origins. The study found an unusually high number of T-cells present in the retinas of those suffering from the disease, suggesting the condition may have a previously undetected autoim
That unpleasant "cheesy" odor emanating from sneakers after a run is probably caused by bacteria on the wearer's skin that feed on sweat and produce isovaleric acid, which is the smell culprit. You could try and mask the smell with inserts, use anti-bacterial soap on your feet or avoid using the same pair of running shoes too often, but Panasonic has another way – the MS-DS100 shoe deodori
Samsung had much more to show off at its Unpacked hardware event today besides the Galaxy Note 9: upgrades for its Bixby digital assistant, a Galaxy Home smart speaker with Bixby inside, and a new Galaxy Watch wearable. Here are the details you need to know about Samsung's new products... Continue Reading Samsung Unpacked 2018: the Galaxy Watch, the Galaxy Home speaker, and a smarter Bixby
Now in its 14th year, Through Your Lens is an underwater photography competition focusing on the marvels of undersea worlds. The incredible Grand Prize-winning shot this year was awarded to a stunning upside down composition of a whale calf made to appear as if it is floating above the surface of the water... Continue Reading The world's finest underwater photography in the Through Your Le
British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented control over the combustion cycle. On top of power and emissions improvements, it also opens up some weird and wonderful capabilities we've never seen before, such as giving 4-stroke engines brief 2-stroke power boosts. .. Continue Reading Wor

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