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Solar-powered harvester sucks drinkable water out of thin air

Researchers at UC Berkeley test a device that can pluck drinkable water from the air

Although there are trillions of liters of water floating around in the air, it's not easily accessible for those who need it. Now engineers at UC Berkeley have developed a device powered only by the Sun that can pluck practical quantities of drinkable water out of thin air, and they've successfully field-tested it in the Arizona desert.

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2019 Ford Shelby GT350 is tailored to the track

Ford Performance has released information on the upgraded 2019 Shelby GT350 Mustang, which benefits from experience gained from the Mustang road course racing programs. The changes include aerodynamic improvements, vehicle balance and precision, and new tires from Michelin.

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Breakthrough research answers mysteries behind vital cancer-suppressing gene

New research has uncovered how a vital tumor-suppressing gene functions to successfully prevent the development of ...

A breakthrough study from researchers at the University of Melbourne has uncovered a vital genetic mechanism that sheds light on how a vital cancer-suppressing gene prevents tumors from developing. This research will not only help identify certain patients who are at a higher risk of developing specific cancers, but also directs researchers on a new path toward targeted and safer treatments.

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Honey can reduce damage from swallowing button batteries

Researchers have found that servings of honey can help prevent serious damage if a child swallows ...

To small children, button batteries can look like tempting candy treat. But swallowing these batteries can result in serious injuries and even death, with their ability to burn through a child's esophagus in a matter of hours. Acting quickly is key, and researchers have now found the best approach to take before the battery can be removed at a hospital is regular servings of honey.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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Porsche celebrates its 70th in style with 911 Speedster Concept

Porsche commemorates 70 years in the sports car business with the 911 Speedster Concept

70 years ago, Porsche propelled itself out of WW2 with a sports car concept that paved the way for the performance car company we know today. Now, Porsche is celebrating the legacy of the 356 Model 1 with a stripped-back, lightly retro 911 Speedster Concept that might see production in 2019.

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Diamond dust found to be cause of strange space signals

Researchers have determined that diamond dust in the clouds around young stars is responsible for strange ...

Here on Earth, 80 years of advertising has told us that diamonds are special, but our shiny stones have nothing on the weird and wonderful forms seen out in space. Diamonds in meteorites tell the tale of long-lost worlds, it might actually rain diamonds on planets like Uranus and Neptune, and there's even the chance of huge, planet-sized diamonds floating around out there. Now, astronomers have found that mysterious microwave signals around stars could be caused by swirling clouds of diamond dust.

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Category: Space

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Dementia-related brain damage reversed in mice using 20-year-old asthma drug

Promising research has reversed dementia-related brain damage in mice using an old asthma drug

A fascinating new study from researchers at Temple University has successfully reversed cognitive impairments in mice with dementia. The research utilized a 20-year-old asthma drug to treat the animals and the hope is to fast track clinical trials to verify the results in human subjects.

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Psychedelic Medicine 101: The curious case of ketamine

Vials of Ketamine

Psychedelic Medicine 101 is a series investigating the past, present and future medical uses of some formerly taboo substances. This episode examines the curious story of ketamine, initially developed to be an anesthetic before researchers and psychonauts discovered its unique and unusual effects on the brain.

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MIT trains AI to track people’s movements through walls

Using wireless signals, RF-Pose could serve as a health care system to monitor patients' movements from ...

In 2013, an MIT team found a way to see through walls using WiFi radio signals and in 2015 they could see well enough to identify individuals. Now, led by Dina Katabi from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), they've hooked the latest version, called RF-Pose, to an artificial intelligence (AI) neural network as a way to teach the system to deduce a person's postures and movements even when completely hidden.

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