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After a massive international effort involving over 200 scientists across 20 countries, the entire wheat genome has finally been sequenced. Described as a "Herculean challenge," the wheat genome is known to be five times larger than its human counterpart and exponentially more complex. The landmark human achievement is hoped to lead to more efficient wheat breeding and production of crops.
It's an unfortunate truth that weapons and explosives in public places are an increasing problem, with some schools in the US beginning to implement security checkpoints. But many of these technologies are bulky and expensive to set up, and require staff to operate. Now a new study has found a way to tap into a type of signal that's already ubiquitous in most public places – plain old Wi-F
As part of its annual jamboree celebrating the best in design from around the globe, the World Architecture Festival will this year introduce a new award that tackles the unique challenges around water scarcity. Taking out the very first Water Research Prize is a team of students who has come up with a clever contraption to gather and distribute water in the Peruvian Amazon... Continue Rea
This Wednesday, a group of seven swimmers located about 70 m (230 ft) from the beach at Spain's port of Sagunto found themselves caught in an undertow and being swept out to sea. After they signalled one of the lifeguards, an onsite Auxdron Lifeguard Drone was flown out to perform a rescue... Continue Reading "Lifeguard drone" rescues swimmer in Spain Category: Drones Tags: Re
The gaming arm of Asus – the Republic of Gamers – has unveiled a new powerhouse laptop at Gamescom in Germany. The 17.3 inch slim bezel display of the Strix SCAR II (GL704) has allowed engineers to cram the screen into a 15.7-inch laptop chassis, making the new Strix a tad more portable than other 17-inch gaming laptops on the market... Continue Reading Asus squeezes a big screen into a sm
A new study is offering an exciting new clue into the origins of autism spectrum disorder finding a single dysfunctional protein may be responsible for coordinating expression in all the genes that are known to result in autism susceptibility... Continue Reading Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein Category: Science Tags: Autism Baby
Ford is introducing its latest turnkey racecar at the Woodward Dream Cruise as an homage to the original Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, which debuted 50 years ago. The original Cobra Jet hit the drag strip in 1968 and this latest version, of which only 68 copies will be built, is the fastest Ford production model ever made... Continue Reading Ford heats up the track with new Mustang Cobra Jet Ca
Infiniti has teased its Prototype 10 concept car ahead of a full reveal at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next week. We don't know much about it yet, but the Prototype 10 looks to be an angular, electrified speedster straight out of a sci-fi movie... Continue Reading Infiniti teases Prototype 10 concept ahead of Pebble Beach reveal Category: Automotive Tags: Cars
Following the high-profile Southbank by Beulah architecture competition, Melbourne, Australia, is slated to receive a major addition to its skyline. Assuming it goes ahead as planned, the aptly-named Green Spine will include the tallest building in the country, as well as the entire Southern Hemisphere. .. Continue Reading Twisting greenery-covered skyscraper on track to become Aust
A year ago, Knaus Tabbert introduced a new kind of CUV, the "caravanning utility vehicle." Try as it might, it won't be convincing anyone outside the company that "CUV" is anything more than a cutesy marketing term for a camper van. But inside the company, that term is inspiring some innovative thinking. Knaus will show the latest fruits of that thinking at the 2018 Düsseldorf Caravan Salo

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