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Rare species of Dracula ant snaps up record for world’s fastest animal movement

A rare species of Dracula ant, known as Mystrium camillae, has snapped up the record for ...

The cheetah probably comes to mind first when you think of fast animals, but the records for fastest individual movements are far stranger. Mystrium camillae, a rare species of Dracula ant found in Southeast Asia and Australia, has now snapped up the crown for fastest animal movement on record, clicking its mandibles at blistering speeds that can stun prey.

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Category: Biology

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12
Dec
2018

ViewR app opens up third person views of VR games

ViewR stands to make VR a more social experience, rather than a solo one

Virtual reality can already transport folks to some strange places, and new tech called ViewR will now enable their friends to go along for the ride. Billed as a window into virtual reality, the app allows onlookers to step into these worlds and observe all the action from close proximity, opening up some interesting possibilities that include the potential for interactivity between virtual avatars.

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Category: VR

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12
Dec
2018

Brabus turns the AMG G-Wagen into a 700-horsepower off-road supercar

Brabus loves taking the extreme and using it as a starting point for the truly ludicrous

The Mercedes-AMG G63 is already a fairly extreme vehicle. The high performance version of the boxy G-Wagen 4WD uses a twin-turbo 4-liter V8 making 585 horsepower. But Brabus sees the extreme as a perfect launching point for the ludicrous, and has turned the G63 into a full-on off-road supercar.

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Category: Automotive

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12
Dec
2018

Virgin Galactic might reach space on next flight

VSS Unity on its third powered flight

Virgin Galactic may finally reach space tomorrow, with the company's second SpaceShipTwo spacecraft, VSS Unity, currently being prepared for its fourth powered test flight. If weather and technical issues permit, the spaceplane and its crew of two will conduct the longest yet in-flight engine burn that will send the craft at supersonic speeds on a suborbital trajectory to reach an altitude of about 62 mi (100 km).

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Category: Space

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Dec
2018

Aleph Farms serves up world’s first lab-grown steak

The world's first lab-grown steak takes about three weeks to grow from an initial cellular sample

Israel-based startup Aleph Farms has just unveiled the world's first lab-grown steak. This milestone on the road to bringing a cruelty-free meat product to the market demonstrates, for the first time, the technology's ability to imitate the flavor, shape, texture and structure of a classic beef steak.

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Category: Environment

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