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May
2016

Dwarf planet lurking beyond Neptune’s orbit is far larger than expected

The new study made use of data from both the Kepler and Herschel space telescopes

According to a team of astronomers making use of data from two powerful orbital telescopes, a dwarf planet known as 2007 OR10 orbiting in the far reaches of our solar system is significantly larger than previously believed. The results of the study makes the little-known planetoid the third largest dwarf planet behind Pluto and Eris.

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Category: Space

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May
2016

IBM-developed macromolecule uses triple-attack technique to fight deadly viruses

The macromolecules feature different components, providing three avenues of attack against deadly virus such as Zika ...

Viral infections can be difficult to tackle due to their ability to rapidly develop resistance to drugs, and major viruses like Ebola and Zika pose a real threat to global health. Help might well be at hand though, with researchers from the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Singapore, working alongside scientists from IBM Research, developing a breakthrough macromolecule that tackles viruses in three separate ways.

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Category: Health & Wellbeing

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11
May
2016

Review: 2016 Kia Optima is redesigned into a winner

As a daily-use family car, the Optima has great qualities to go with its standout looks

As with its predecessors, the 2016 Kia Optima remains value-oriented, but this newly-redesigned Optima is anything but cheap. Although bang for the buck was clearly a goal in its design, the 2016 Optima is also fun to drive with smart looks in a compelling package.

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Category: Automotive

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May
2016

Repairing damaged cartilage with a man-made bio-glass

The bio-glass has self-healing properties, allowing two sections to firmly reattach after being pulled apart

Pioneering technologies like 3D printing have had a huge impact on the medical world, and now a unique material developed by researchers at Imperial College London and the University of Milano-Bicocca could lead to all-new implants for replacing damaged cartilage, including discs between vertebrae. The new material mimics the properties of the real thing, while encouraging the re-growth of natural cartilage.

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Category: Medical

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