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Aug
2017

3D-printable robot arm is a sign language interpreter

Project Aslan is a robot hand that can translate text into sign language

A team from the University of Antwerp is developing a robotic sign language interpreter. The first version of the robot hand, named Project Aslan, is mostly 3D-printed and can translate text into fingerspelling gestures, but the team's ultimate goal is to build a two-armed robot with an expressive face, to convey the full complexity of sign language.

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Category: Robotics

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17
Aug
2017

Double-barreled attack shows potential in quest for cancer vaccine

A golden nanostar, seen here under an electron microscope, is a key part of a new ...

In experiments on mice, researchers at Duke University have found that combining two different techniques for fighting cancer is more effective than either treatment is on its own. In one case, the mouse's immune system not only destroyed the tumor, but stayed strong enough to ward off a later injection of cancer cells, raising hopes that the strategy could one day lead to a viable cancer vaccine.

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Category: Medical

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17
Aug
2017

Pristine Mazda RX-7 Evo Group B Works heads to the auction block

This is one of just seven Mazda RX-7 Evo Group B Works built

Group B saw drivers wrestling boxy turbocharged tearaways along narrow tracks inches from hordes of fans desperate to get a close-up view of their heroes as they slid past. It was an enthralling spectacle, but a deadly one. This immaculate Mazda RX-7 Evo Group B Works managed to survive the chaos, though, and now it's up for auction in London.

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Category: Automotive

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17
Aug
2017

Probiotic cure for peanut allergies shows long-term success

A long-term study has shown a probiotic-based treatment to cure peanut allergy to be successful after ...

Sometimes the slow, measured pace of medical research is frustrating. On average it takes about 12 years for a new drug to move from discovery to general practice, but each step towards approval is important as it validates whether or not these new medicines actually work and are safe. A new four-year follow-up study on the efficacy of a probiotic-based peanut allergy cure has revealed the majority of the original participants are still displaying tolerance to peanuts, paving the way for the final phase of trials to bring the treatment to the public.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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