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With a mouth like a whirlpool full of teeth, the lamprey is not something you'd normally want anywhere near your brain. But now, researchers from the Universities of Texas and Wisconsin-Madison have used molecules taken from the freaky fish's immune system to deliver drugs inside the body – and even managed to sneak them into the brain... Continue Reading Lamprey molecules squirm into the
Iconic architect I.M. Pei has died at the age of 102. Pei was one of the most prolific and influential architects of the last century and he leaves a legacy that includes the controversial modernist pyramid renovation of the Louvre and, more recently, an incredible geometric take on Islamic architecture in the Museum of Islamic Art in Qatar... Continue Reading Gallery: A pictorial journey
Sweden's Einride unveiled the first prototype T-pod truck in 2017, followed by an appearance at the Goodwood Festival of Speed last year for a logging variant called the T-log. The transport company also inked a partnership agreement in 2018 with global logistics company DB Schenker to test the T-pod, and now the autonomous electric truck has made its public roads debut... Continue Reading
Google's parent company Alphabet is moving ahead with plans to service Helsinki with flying robotic couriers, today announcing the launch of a forthcoming delivery drone service for the Finnish capital. Sometime in the coming weeks, residents of the city will be able to order food items by phone, to have them dropped off by Wing drones... Continue Reading Alphabet's Wing set to launch
Chilean architectural studio Alejandro Soffia has created an innovative family home built from a series of prefabricated modules. Dubbed Yellow House, the project was conceived to address the rapid demand for housing within growing populations, while also keeping sustainability and cost in mind. Located in the beautiful forest setting of Pucón, Chile, Yellow House is a giant treehouse-insp
If you find yourself driving across the Mojave Desert of Southern California, prepare for a vast, hot, dry nothingness...until suddenly, in the middle of no where, you see rows of tanks along the side of the i10 freeway. That's right, in the tiny unincorporated community of Chiriaco Summit, CA, is a tank museum made in the homage of General George S. Patton. From a Russian riot control tan
The University of Illinois has announced that NASA is underwriting a project to develop a cryogenic hydrogen fuel cell system for powering all-electric aircraft. Funded by a three-year, US$6 million contract, the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft (CHEETA) will investigate the technology needed to produce a practical all-electric design to replace con
France's Redison hit Kickstarter in 2017 with connected sensors that gave drum sticks a voice of their own with the Drumistic (now called Senstroke) system. And now it's hoping for a repeat of that crowdfunding success with the Senspad, a percussion pad that wirelessly connects to a smartphone running an app that puts a kit at your disposal... Continue Reading French startup gets rhythm wi
Fifty years ago and a quarter of a million miles away, three astronauts carried out the dress rehearsal for one of the greatest events in human history. On May 18, 1969, Apollo 10 lifted off from Launch Complex 39B at the Kennedy Space Center. Its mission: to return to the Moon and make the final flight tests that would pave the way for the Apollo 11 lunar landing two months later... Conti
A photographic search by NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) has discovered the crash site of the Israeli Beresheet moon lander. By making a series of comparison images, the hunt by the space agency and Arizona State University has confirmed the area where the privately operated unmanned spacecraft impacted the lunar surface on April 11, 2019, leaving behind a dark smudge... Continue

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