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Volkswagen's I.D. arrives in 2020 with up to 370 mile range

VW has kicked off the Paris Motor Show with some (much needed) flair, unveiling the fully electric I.D.. The I.D. looks like something straight out of <i>Back To The Future II</i>, and has a suitably futuristic release date too: 2020. Volkswagen claims the 125 kW motor in the I.D. will have a huge range, …

Watching sad films boosts endorphin levels in your brain, psychologists say

Traumatic films may boost pain tolerance and feelings of group bonding by increasing levels of feel-good chemicals produced by the brain, study reveals<p>Tyrannosaur, Breaking the Waves and Schindler’s List might make you reach for the tissues, but psychologists say they have found a reason why …

Psychology

Tardigrades can live 30 years in a freezer and survive in space, and now we know why

Scientists discover adaptations to life in extreme environments in the tardigrade genome<p>Tardigrades — also known as "water bears" — are microscopic animals that can live through almost anything: 30 years in a freezer, rapid dehydration, boiling and freezing temperatures, massive doses of radiation, …

Biology

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Audi Concept Car- Audi Shark That Will Change The Future Of Automobile

What comes to your mind when you heard the term “<i>Concept Car</i>“? Basically, Concept Car is a car or car design made to showcase new styling and future …

The world’s largest aircraft ’Airlander 10’ now prepares to take off

<b>The world's largest aircraft 'Airlander 10' has finally completed its hangar tests to take off after the completion of all indoor testing. British</b> …

Perovskite Solar Cell: Key To A Brighter Solar Future?

<b>The use of solar energy is expanding worldwide but the efficiency of silicon solar cells has made very little progress in the last few decades. Could perovskite solar cell be the answer to high-efficiency solar power?</b><p>Conventional solar cells today are made of silicon with power conversion …

Clean Energy

Scientists have developed a tiny robot prototype to that could help fight disease in the future

A new study released today in the journal Nature Communications details just how scientists are hoping to transform modern medicine with very tiny robots.<p>Selman Sakar from EPFL and Hen-Wei Huang from ETHZ have worked together to create prototypes of nanosized robots that could actually enter human …

Nanotech

Scientists turn old plastic bottles into fuel

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of tons of plastic garbage pollute our world. What if we could turn them into fuel instead?<p>That's the ambitious plan of a team of scientists from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), and the Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC) in China.<p>The technique involves …

Pollution

Party animal: slow loris study reveals preference for highly alcoholic drinks

They were once considered merely lazy and adorable. But new research into the antics of the slow loris has revealed a wilder side to the docile creatures. Given the chance the innocent-eyed beasts will neck the most alcoholic drinks they can lay their paws on.<p>The ability of the slow loris to seek …

Alcohol

Scientists Have Created Living Concrete That Repairs Itself

Self-healing buildings.<p>Most people would admit that concrete's not the most exciting concept, but concrete with added bacteria that repairs itself …

Concrete

AI boosts cancer screening to nearly 100 percent accuracy

Diagnosing cancer is about to get more accurate, with the help of artificial intelligence.<p>Pathologists have diagnosed diseases in more or less the same way for the past 100 years, by laboring over a microscope reviewing biopsy samples on little glass slides. Working almost robotically, they sift …

Artificial Intelligence

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Scientists Just Successfully Measured Movement Smaller Than an Atom in Space

Time to find more gravitational waves!<p>Scientists working with the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Pathfinder – an experimental spacecraft …

Physics

A Scientist's Dream Fulfilled: Harnessing The Immune System To Fight Cancer

Sharon Belvin's nightmare with cancer began in 2004, when she was just 22.<p>Belvin was an avid runner but said she suddenly found she couldn't climb the stairs without "a lot of difficulty breathing."<p>Eventually, after months of fruitless treatments for lung ailments like bronchitis, she was diagnosed …

Immunotherapy

How might cellphone signals cause cancer?

The release of a study Friday linking cancer in rats to the type of radiation emitted by cellphones presents some of the strongest implications in …

Brain infections may spark Alzheimer’s, new study suggests | Ars Technica

While still speculative, new hypothesis offers some sensible explanations to the disease.<p>The protein globs that jam brain circuits in people with …

Dementia

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Scientists have a new theory on what makes up dark matter

Dark matter, an invisible substance that scientists think makes up 27% of the universe, is a mystery. Scientists aren't sure what it is.<p>One leading theory is that it's made of particles that we simply haven't detected yet. But more and more experiments attempting to detect those particles are …

Dark Matter

Physicists might have just detected a fifth force of nature

But now physicists in Hungary think they might have found evidence of a mysterious fifth force of nature. And, if verified, it would mean we'd need to rethink our understanding of how the universe actually works.<p>Before we get into that, let's go back to those four forces for a second, because …

Physics

IBM Says It's Designed a Molecule That Could Fight Off Any Human Virus

Ready, aim, fire.<p>Part of the difficulty in tackling viruses like Ebola and Zika is that they're all so different, and each one can regularly mutate …

Immune System

Scientists made see-through wood that's stronger than glass

Researchers at the University of Maryland were able pull away color and chemicals from a block of wood to leave it impressively see-through. The result is a material that is both stronger and more insulating than glass, with better biodegradability than plastic. "We were very surprised by how …

University of Maryland

Science says that brushing your teeth after drinking wine could be dangerous

Between a morning cup of joe (or two or three) and wine at happy hour, our poor teeth are constantly taking a beating that many of us try to rectify …

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Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Biology

Pod of whales hunts down shark in Australian waters, because nature

You wouldn't expect a shark, of all creatures, to get a taste of its own medicine.<p>It's hard to tell from this bird's eye view, but in an <i>Alien vs.</i> …

Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday in rare transit

On Monday, Mercury will pass between the Earth and the sun, a event that only takes place about 13 times every 100 years.<p>Scientists are planning to …

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