Bad news for Mars-bound astronauts – cosmic rays damage your GI tract

In more bad news for future voyagers to Mars, a team of scientists at the Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) has found the kind of Galactic Cosmic Radiation (GCR) that astronauts will encounter on long space voyages can cause heavy damage to their gastrointestinal (GI) tract. Using animal tissue bombarded by artificial cosmic ray particles, […]

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Anti-aging effects of compound in some fruits and vegetables verified in novel new research

New research has revealed that fisetin – a natural flavonoid found in many fruits and vegetables – functions as an effective senolytic agent by clearing out damaged aging cells, improving health and extending lifespan. When our cells lose the ability to effectively divide and replicate, they generally die and are cleared out by our immune […]

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Renault imagines a luxurious answer to Uber with EZ-Ultimo robo-vehicle

True driving luxury has long been defined by the chauffeur – being driven as opposed to driving yourself, whether in a limousine, black sedan or armored ultra-premium SUV. But how will driving luxury be defined when everyone is being driven, inside fully autonomous cars? Renault explores this question with the all-new EZ-Ultimo concept, a cozy […]

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Gas-sensing smart capsule expected as soon as 2022

After years of development researchers at RMIT are one step closer to bringing their revolutionary gas measuring capsule to market following a new agreement with health tech company Atmo Biosciences that paves the way for technology enhancements and final human trials. A variety of different gas byproducts are created when the microbes in our gut […]

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“Tools made of light” earns laser pioneers the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to three scientists involved in laser physics. One half of the prize was given to Arthur Ashkin for his role in developing optical tweezers, which use the radiation pressure of light to move microscopic objects. The other half was awarded jointly to Gérard Mourou and Donna […]

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Mud-spraying drones take aim at low-cost housing

Further to opening our eyes to new perspectives on our environment, we are beginning to see how drones can also play very active roles in its construction. Walkable rope bridges and shapeshifting sun shelters are just a couple of manmade objects to lean on these flying robots recently, and now there’s an enterprising team of […]

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Larger lander joins Japan’s hopping robots on asteroid Ryugu

The tiny robots currently skipping across the surface of asteroid Ryugu have gained some company today, with mothership Hayabusa 2 successfully deploying their bigger sibling, the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT). The shoebox-sized rover has touched down safely on the surface, with mission control confirming that all seems to be in working order. JAXA’s Hayabusa […]

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Gull-wing mini-caravan brings color and edge to the road less traveled

Romania’s FIM Caravans takes the idea of a “mini-caravan” in a different direction from the typical teardrop. Its Migrator trailers share some general characteristics with the classic tear – compact dimensions, tailgate kitchens and mattress-filled interiors – but they look quite different, with sharp angles and hard lines taking over for rolling curves. FIM also […]

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“Goblin” dwarf planet found lurking at the extreme fringes of the solar system

Our solar system is home to far more worlds than you might think. While there are only eight known planets, there could be thousands of dwarf planets – Pluto-sized or smaller – lurking at the very edges of the Sun’s influence. Now, astronomers have spotted a new distant dwarf with an incredibly wide orbit, lending […]

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