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23
Jun
2016

Secret behind success of breakaway cancer cells uncovered

The new understanding of metastasis could lead to the development of improved therapies that help slow ...

A team of researchers, led by scientists at the Queen Mary University of London, has made a breakthrough in our understanding of how cancer cells are able to spread around the body and form deadly new tumors. The team found that two proteins work together, exhibiting an unusual behavior that helps keep the cells alive.

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Category: Medical

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23
Jun
2016

Volcanoes: The prophetic silence before the violence

Tilca volcano in Nicaragua erupting

We often think of volcanoes as sleeping giants that could erupt in a rain of fire with little notice. But it turns out that restless volcanoes do, in fact, give us some notice about when they're going to blow – and it's not quite the kind of warning you'd expect. Scientists from around the world intensively monitored an active volcano in central America and say they've begun to crack the code.

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Category: Science

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23
Jun
2016

Man-machine collaboration at heart of new Artificial Intelligence XPrize

he new competition is more open than previous XPrize efforts, with each team able to set ...

Registration has just opened up for an all new US$5 million XPrize, this time focusing on getting humans collaborating better with artificial intelligence to solve major global issues. Unlike previous competitions, this XPrize, sponsored by IBM's Watson division, doesn't feature a set of pre-determined goals, but instead challenges teams to come up with their own.

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Category: Computers

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23
Jun
2016

Lamborghini dresses the Aventador up like a Miura to celebrate 50th birthday

Lamborghini continues its Miura celebration at the Goodwood Festival of Speed

In 1966, Lamborghini grabbed the world by the unmentionables and showed it one of the most delicious, lust-worthy cars it had ever seen. Just months after being displayed as a rolling chassis, the Miura and its super-smooth Bertone-crafted body and mid-engine layout made a huge splash at the 1966 Geneva Motor Show. A look at its rollercoaster curves, oval headlights and smooth-dropping fastback, and the car still gives goosebumps 50 years later. So it's no wonder Lamborghini has spent much of the year celebrating the Miura's 50th birthday, just a few years after celebrating its own. The latest piece of the celebration is the all-new Aventador Miura Homage, a special edition Aventador in Miura clothing.

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Category: Automotive

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23
Jun
2016

Sweden cuts the ribbon on electric highway for trucks

The trial will see two diesel hybrid trucks shuttle along the electric highway and use a ...

Integrating carbon-friendly power supplies into roadways is an idea loaded with merit, as the considerable global interest in this technology seems to indicate. Working to rid its independent transport sector of fossil fuels by 2030, Sweden has opened up its first electrified highway, which will serve as a testbed for a possible wider deployment in the coming years.

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Category: Environment

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