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Car manufacturers are always trying to out do each other when it comes to achieving world records. So, BMW was none too happy when its 51.3-mile record for the Greatest Distance Vehicle Drift was beaten by a Toyota GT86 in 2014 at 89.6 miles. To promote the new F90-series M5, BMW took its flagship performance sedan to the BMW Performance Centre skid pad in South Carolina and smashed the recor
Despite the widespread use of anesthetics, we still don't know exactly how they work. The reason we don't fully understand the mechanism behind them is that we don't truly understand how consciousness works. New research from the University of Queensland is shedding new light on what exactly is going on in our brain when we're knocked out by a general anesthetic – and it's much more complex t
Back in 2015, a team at Duke University made a world-first breakthrough, growing functioning human muscle tissue in a laboratory using cells from muscle biopsies called myogenic precursors. Now the research has leapt forward with working muscle being successfully grown from scratch using pluripotent stem cells...Continue Reading Working human muscle tissue grown from skin-derived stem cellsCa
Interactive 360-degree video is becoming increasingly popular, as are cameras that allow everyday folks to shoot it. Samsung-backed startup Linkflow has set out to make the shooting process easier and less obtrusive than ever, with its neckband-format FITT360 camera...Continue Reading Panoramic video camera goes for the neckCategory: Digital CamerasTags: 360-degree CES 2018
Scientists at the University of Sussex have created a sensor that could someday keep babies from dying of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS). It takes the form of a flexible rubber tube filled with a solution of water, oil and particles of everyone's favorite wonder material, graphene...Continue Reading Liquid graphene sensor may save li'l livesCategory: Health & WellbeingTags: Baby
We've all forgotten about food in the refrigerator, and ended up having to throw it away. Well, Chicago-based startup Ovie is setting out to keep that from happening. Its Smarterware system keeps tabs on what's in your fridge, and reminds you about things that aren't getting used...Continue Reading Smarterware is made to manage the foods in your fridgeCategory: Around The HomeTags: CE
Google must be pleased with the work BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) has done on its Charleston East and London digs, as the tech giant has commissioned the high-profile architecture firm to design yet another new campus. This one is planned for Sunnyvale, California, and comprises two green-roofed buildings with long, sloping terraces. ..Continue Reading BIG-designed Google campus planned for Sunn
Four years ago, startup Future Motion hit Kickstarter with an odd take on last mile urban mobility called the Onewheel. As its name suggests, the electric skateboard of sorts rolls along on a single chunky wheel in the middle of the deck. A faster and quieter ride followed last year, and now the company has more than doubled the range of the original for the upcoming Onewheel+XR edition...Con
In the ongoing smart speaker battle being played out between the Google Home and Amazon Echo ranges, there was one Amazon product that Google didn't have an equivalent for: the Amazon Echo Show, a speaker with a screen. That's about to change with the Lenovo Smart Display...Continue Reading Smart displays for Google Assistant are here, with Lenovo leading the chargeCategory: Around The HomeTa
Numbers might not sound like they need discovering, but a crowd-sourced project has now identified the largest prime number known. The number was discovered by the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search (GIMPS), an online project of citizen scientists who spot and verify prime numbers using specialty software. It's been dubbed M77232917 – and if you're wondering why it needs a codename, well, w

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