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August 12, 2019

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2019

ESA encounters parachute trouble as it readies ExoMars 2020 lander for launch

The parachutes for the ExoMars 2020 mission undergo testing earlier in the year

A joint venture between the ESA and Roscosmos to place a rover and science platform on Mars has hit a stumbling block, with the parachutes needed to safely lower the ExoMars 2020 module to the surface receiving damage during the latest round of testing. This follows another less-than-successful test earlier in the year, with the team now searching for answers less than year out from the scheduled launch.

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Category: Space

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Aug
2019

Reconstructed Mercedes 1932 SSKL silver arrow headed for Pebble Beach

On 22 May 1932, Manfred von Brauchitsch won the Avus race in Berlin in a Mercedes-Benz ...

Mercedes-Benz Classic, the restoration arm of Mercedes, has reconstructed the streamlined race car from 1932. The SSKL will be showcased at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance 2019 as part of the event's "125 Years of Motorsport" theme. A 1938 Mercedes-Benz 320 n combination coupe (W 142) will also be shown.

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Category: Automotive

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Aug
2019

Rezvani Tank X: Bulletproof urban war machine becomes the world's first 1,000-hp hyper-SUV

More than 1,000 hp makes the Rezvani Tank X the world's first hyper-SUV

Nobody this side of Howe & Howe knows how to overcompensate like the Rezvani team, and the new Tank X is so brutally macho that you'd need to be Dwayne Johnson to hang your arm out the window and look right. Starting at US$349,000, meet your new 1,000-horsepower off-road hyper-SUV.

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Category: Automotive

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Aug
2019

Land Cruiser 4×4-equipped Toyota camper van grows with pop-out tent

The Bus 4x4 Hiace Commuter camper van is like an automotive swag

Straying from the hard-sided pop-out expansion modules we've seen on the likes of the Westfalia James Cook, RP Rebel Slide and Pinnacle Finetza, a new Toyota camper van from Australia's Bus 4x4 relies on a simpler solution: a drop-down expansion tent. The tent hangs off the tailgate, providing a breezier camping experience and pulling the bed farther back to open up the living area. A powerful 4x4 system borrowed from the Land Cruiser Prado completes a camper van that can travel to remote, rugged lands and live large once there.

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Category: Automotive

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Aug
2019

New Alzheimer's hypothesis suggests cellular garbage disposal system could be key to prevention

Research suggests toxic amyloid and tau proteins can change their molecular shape to avoid detection and ...

Researchers from the University of California, Riverside, have offered new evidence suggesting dysfunction in the lysosome system, our body's cellular garbage disposal mechanism, could be the underlying cause of Alzheimer's disease. The hypothesis is not entirely novel but the research describes a newly discovered process to explain how lysosomal failure can lead to neurodegenerative disease.

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Category: Medical

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Aug
2019

Harvard hydrogel made by bacteria helps heal internal wounds

A microscopic image of a new bacterial hydrogel sticking to the wall of the intestines

Slapping on a Band-Aid is the easiest way to help a cut on your skin heal, but things aren't so simple for internal wounds. For one, it's obviously much harder to reach that surface to put a dressing on it, but even when its open, say during surgery, the slippery mucus lining prevents bandages sticking. Now, researchers from Harvard have developed spray-on hydrogels, produced by bacteria, that can help heal these internal wounds.

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Aug
2019

Porsche powers up its Cayenne plug-in hybrids for 2020

The Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid and Cayenne Turbo S E-Hybrid coupe

Porsche has revealed a refreshed lineup of hybrid Cayenne SUVs for 2020, including a pair of turbo-infused models billed as the most powerful Cayennes ever made. These debut alongside a refresh of the standard Cayenne E-Hybrid, with the trio of additions all featuring Porsche's Sport Chrono Package for some extra thrills.

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Aug
2019

AI mobile app to tackle banana disease and pest outbreaks

Researchers have developed an AI-powered app that is designed to help combat banana diseases and pests

A new artificial intelligence (AI) app developed by researchers from Africa's Bioversity International led by Michael Selvaraj allows banana farmers to identify and combat outbreaks of pests and diseases. Designed to be used with a smartphone, both on and offline, it's claimed to operate with an average success rate of 90 percent.

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Category: Science

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Aug
2019

New discovery explains how fatty food disrupts appetite control, causing obesity

New research has discovered a gut hormone, present in higher levels in obese people, that blocks ...

A new study has discovered a previously unidentified mechanism explaining how obesity and high-fat diets can disrupt the appetite-suppressing signals from the brain and lead to overeating. The fascinating research revealed a hormone in the gut, triggered by high-fat meals, actually induces the body to keep eating.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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