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Porsche 911 L Rally

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Cars<br>• German<br>• Luxury<br>• Porsche<br>• Rally<br>• Rare<br>• Vintage<p>In 1968 Porsche relented to customer demand and produced a limited run of the …

Classic Cars

Dodge Challenger Hellcat Spotted with Hood Scoop

<b>Editor’s Note: We’ve received new information that indicates this is NOT a Hellcat. Dodge Challenger”>Our most recent report can be found here.</b><p>A Dodge Challenger “Hellcat” prototype with very minimal camouflage was spotted with a SRT Viper-like hood scoop. The latest prototype sports the same …

Sports Cars

2015 Lexus NX Targets The Booming Compact Crossover Segment

Lexus is jumping into the booming compact crossover segment with a new model called the NX.<p>This toned down version of the wild-looking LF-NX concept is significant in several ways. Not only does it give Toyota’s luxury brand an entry in one of the hottest-selling sectors of the auto market, but it …

Audi Promotes 2015 A3 Sedan By Crowdsourcing Stories Of True Grit

Want to see your life turned into art? Tweet about it and Audi could make it happen.<p>The German automaker is collecting compelling stories of triumph over adversity via social media to feature in a new marketing campaign that promotes the 2015 Audi A3.<p>Starting today, anyone can submit their personal …

Stem cell treatment repairs damaged hearts in monkeys

Breakthrough paves way for human trials, with scientists hopeful that treatment can help heart attack patients<p>Scientists have successfully repaired damaged monkey hearts by injecting new heart cells made from human stem cells, paving the way for a trial in humans before the end of the …

From Buzz Lightyear to Tron, this is NASA's new prototype spacesuit

The Hunchback of Alpha Centauri... Daft Punk's bodyguard... Tron... a Krogan disco... an acid-trip sequel to <i>Prometheus</i>... if Buzz Lightyear was attacked by a neon symbiote... the future.<p><b>Stories of the day:</b><p>NASA's next spacesuit is this glowing hunchback chosen by online voters<br>• NASA rockets into …

Stem cell therapy regenerates heart muscle damaged from heart attacks in primates

The researchers found that over subsequent weeks, the stem-cell derived heart muscle cells infiltrated into the damaged heart tissue, then matured, …

Optical traps on chip manipulate many molecules at once

(Phys.org) —Optical trapping, a technique for studying single molecules, is traditionally delicate, requiring special equipment and a soundproof …

Pig bladders help wounded humans regrow damaged muscle, scientists say

They had each lost slabs of muscle to bomb blasts or other physical traumas, then struggled to regain even partial function of their mangled legs. Some even considered amputation.<p>After exhausting all conventional treatments, the five men volunteered for an experimental and seemingly outlandish …

Do All Babies Look the Same? Depends on Who You Are.

I’ve heard the claim plenty of times from friends. “Why send out baby pictures?” one asked. “All newborns look exactly the same. They barely even look human.” Having a baby has made me more sensitive to the subtle differences in smushy-faced features, but the question remains: do babies actually …

Invention Awards 2014: Seal Combat Wounds In 15 Seconds

A pocket-size invention that could save lives<p>When bullets or shrapnel strike a soldier, standard first aid calls for stuffing gauze as deep as five inches into a wound and applying pressure. If bleeding hasn’t stopped after three minutes, the old gauze is pulled out—and new gauze shoved in.<p>There’s …

Ambri: The Battery to Launch a Renewable Energy Revolution | Inc.com

When MIT chemistry professor Don Sadoway received an email from Bill Gates's personal assistant in 2009, asking if he would meet with Gates, Sadoway assumed it was a prank, and ignored it. It wasn't until he got a follow up email, this time from Gates, himself, that he realized this was no joke. As …

Clean Energy

Cosmic Daze

Popular Science Blogs<p>Boxplot<p>Exploring the world of science through graphic narrative. By Maki Naro<p>_Did you like that? That was a <b>callback</b>. _<p>Space is horrible. It's cold, dark, and full of radiation. So much so that mitigating radiation exposure is one of the greatest challenges posed to future space …

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How tessellation became the mutt's nuts in the fashion world

Graphic artist Sam Kerr's tessellating mosaics – featuring birds, rabbits and dogs – are highly fashionable right now. Here he gives tips on how to create your own<p>Mathematics has never been so fashionable!<p>Last year Paul Smith launched a T-shirt whose patterned design, below, was inspired by the …

Deep wound solution, microtube eyes and solar fuel

This month's research roundup includes a new way to glue wounded skin, how to create a shrimp's eye view, and a way to store solar energy<p>Healing power<p>An essential medical procedure – repairing deep wounds – could be radically improved with a new approach: gluing skin and other tissue together with …

Universe Is Expanding Symmetrically, 'Real-Time' Analysis Shows

The universe is expanding — and it is doing so at the same rate in all directions, according to new measurements that appear to confirm the standard model of cosmology.<p>Astrophysicist Jeremy Darling of the University of Colorado Boulder came to this conclusion after employing a research strategy …

Stem Cells Regenerate Heart Muscle in New Study

Injections of human stem cells can replace dead heart tissue in monkeys, spurring the growth of muscle patches 10 times larger than ever before. The technique may one day help treat heart failure in humans.<p><b>On any given day, approximately 3000 Americans</b> have their names on a waiting list to receive …

Drug-Resistant Bacteria Spreads Around the World

NBC News Health<p>This woman learned she was pregnant only months after she adopted<p>03:47<p>How mommy burnout led this ‘trauma mama’ to a serious injury<p>11:38<p>Meet the woman who was ‘locked in’ her own body for 4 years<p>11:18<p>Online dating tips: There is no such thing as a ‘casual hookup’<p>04:15<p>A country in …

Hubble Space Telescope

Experimental Technique Coaxes Muscles Destroyed By War To Regrow

Ron Strang was on patrol in Afghanistan when a primitive land mine exploded.<p>"When it went off, it came across the front of my body," Strang says. Though he survived the blast, his left leg was never the same. Shrapnel destroyed most of the muscle on his left thigh. He used to run, swim and hike. …

Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Are Now In Every Part of the World

In a first-of-its-kind report, World Health Organization (WHO) announced today that bacterial infections that can’t be treated with the antibiotics …

Microbiology

Diesel-Powered Trident Iceni Sports Car Tops 190 Miles Per Hour, Gets 58 Miles Per Gallon

If you think diesel engines are only for work trucks, sport utility vehicles and efficiency-focused compact cars, the Trident Iceni Magna might change your mind.<p>This slinky two-seater from Trident Sports Cars Ltd., a boutique British automaker founded in 2005, uses a modified Duramax diesel engine …