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January 10, 2017

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Jan
2017

Scientists turn toy into a 20-cent blood centrifuge

The new centrifuge is based on a toy whirligig

Many of us have played with whirligigs as kids, but now these playthings made of buttons and twine are getting a new life as medical lab tools for the developing world. Bioengineers at Stanford University have developed a blood centrifuge based on the children's toy that costs only 20 US cents in materials to build, yet can compete with commercial lab centrifuges costing thousands of dollars.

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Jan
2017

Touratech transforms BMW’s R1200GS to off-road Rambler

The Touratech R1200GS Rambler is a 125-hp, 188-kg beast of an adventure bike

When renowned manufacturer of adventure and touring motorcycle accessories, Touratech, decided to build a one-off showbike, the adventure class icon BMW R1200GS was the obvious choice. Designed for off-road efficiency, the Rambler boasts substantial weight loss and some purposeful engineering.

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Category: Motorcycles

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