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There remains a lot we don't know about the whereabouts of the all the plastic waste that washes into the ocean each year, but scientists are continuing to discover bits and pieces in increasingly concerning places. The latest study in this area has uncovered evidence of plastic waste in the stomachs of sea turtles hailing from all corners of the globe, shedding new light on the far-reachi
Aston Martin has released information about the combustion component of its insane Valkyrie hypercar's powertrain – and it's a doozy. Co-developed with Cosworth, this 6.5-liter V12 monster will make 1,000 hp, without the aid of forced induction – and in addition to its electric motors. .. Continue Reading Aston Martin’s Valkyrie V12 engine: 1,000hp, 11,100 rpm, naturally aspirated Categor
Bosch plays a big part in the supply and technology chain behind today's cars, and it's aiming to play an even bigger part in the self-driving cars of tomorrow. The company has just laid out some of its plans for the autonomous future... Continue Reading Bosch places its bets on autonomy, developing in-car hardware and fleet-level systems Category: Automotive Tags: Autonomous
NASA's Juno orbiter arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016, but the unmanned explorer is already approaching the halfway mark of its science mission. On December 21 at 8:49:48 am PST (11:49:48 am EST), the spacecraft will be marking the midpoint of its Jovian mapping and data collection mission with a close flyby on its 16th of 32 scheduled science orbits that will bring it within 3,140 mi (5,
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date examining teenage sleep patterns and high school start times, it's been revealed that later starts increased sleep duration and improved overall attendance and grades... Continue Reading Later high school start times offer teens more sleep and improved grades Category: Biology Tags: Children Circadian Rhythms S
The Mercedes-AMG G63 is already a fairly extreme vehicle. The high performance version of the boxy G-Wagen 4WD uses a twin-turbo 4-liter V8 making 585 horsepower. But Brabus sees the extreme as a perfect launching point for the ludicrous, and has turned the G63 into a full-on off-road supercar... Continue Reading Brabus turns the AMG G-Wagen into a 700-horsepower off-road supercar Categor
Back in 2014, we heard how MIT scientists had developed a graphite/carbon "sponge" which used sunlight to convert water into steam very efficiently. They've now improved on the design, creating a device that produces super-heated steam. It could be used in remote regions to sterilize medical equipment, among other applications... Continue Reading MIT system uses sunlight to produce super-h
Typically, if women want to know if they're ovulating, they have to perform either a urine test or a basal body temperature analysis. Scientists at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital are developing what they believe may be a better alternative, in the form of a smartphone-based saliva test... Continue Reading Smartphone-based tech analyzes saliva to gauge female fertility Cat
Although quadcopter drones show promise as a means of exploring hazardous environments such as disaster sites, they do have one drawback – they're wide, limiting their ability to squeeze through tight spaces. An experimental new drone addresses that problem, by folding into different shapes while in flight... Continue Reading Adaptable drone folds while flying to get through gaps Category
Persistent bullying could lead to a structural deformation in the brains of teenagers, according to a new study. Bullying is a serious problem for many children and teens that can cause a myriad problems in later life, including long-term impacts on mental health... Continue Reading Chronic bullying could be causing parts of teenagers' brains to shrink Category: Health & Wellbeing Tags:

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