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Jul
2019

Sony crams 61 megapixels and wild autofocus into its new full-frame A7R IV

The A7R IV looks like it could nearly challenge the mighty A9

Sony has upped the ante considerably on its latest A7 full-frame camera. The A7R IV offers 61-megapixel resolution, 15-stop dynamic range, monster real-time autofocus in photo and video modes, twin ultra-high speed SD card slots and pixel-shift super-resolution up to 240.8 megapixels.

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Category: Digital Cameras

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Jul
2019

Elon Musk's Neuralink plans its first brain chip implants for next year

Neuralink calls its first brain-computer chip the N1

More than two years have passed since the world caught wind of Elon Musk's Neuralink, an ambitious and mysterious startup focused on developing brain-machine interfaces that can connect minds to machines. Not a lot has been revealed since, but the company today emerged from the shadows to share its progress so far, along with its plans for the future, which involve implanting its first chips in human as early next year.

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Category: Computers

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Jul
2019

Portable platform predicts chemo effectiveness for individual cancer patients

This image shows six devices (on a 3-inch-wide piece of glass) with biosensors to detect whether ...

Rutgers researchers have created a portable device that they say can determine the efficacy of chemotherapy drugs, for a specific patient, in real time, with an accuracy of almost 96 percent. Teaming biosensors with machine learning, the device provides immediate results, aiding the selection of better drugs while reducing potential side effects.

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Jul
2019

Tabletop-sized gravitational wave detector could shed light on dark matter

A Northwestern University team has unveiled plans to build a functioning gravitational wave detector small enough ...

It can take huge equipment to detect the tiniest things, and that's particularly true when it comes to gravitational waves. The LIGO detector uses 4-km-long (2.5-mi) arms to pick up distortions just a thousandth of the width of a proton. But now, a Northwestern University team is aiming to build a gravitational wave detector small enough to fit on a tabletop, which could detect signals the larger facilities miss.

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Category: Physics

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Jul
2019

2,000-horsepower Lotus Evija becomes the world's most powerful production car

On the Lotus Evija giant venturi tunnels exit at the rear, rimmed by the taillights

Until today, the world's most powerful production car was the all-electric Rimac C_Two, which makes a puny 1,914 horsepower. Now, British carmaker Lotus has introduced a proper, lunch-money stealing, wedgie-pulling 2,000-hp 'leccy hypercar with a name that you'll need help pronouncing.

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Category: Automotive

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Jul
2019

Gut bacteria found to help protect brain and central nervous system from harmful viruses

New research affirms the importance of maintaining a healthy gut microbiome

A compelling new study has described a novel association between viral infections, neurodegenerative disease, the gut microbiome, and our immune system. The research suggests gut bacteria disruptions can allow harmful viruses to trigger neurological diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

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Category: Medical

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Jul
2019

Asteroid that had a chance to hit Earth in September is a no-show

An artist's illustration of an asteroid passing close by Earth

A few months ago, the asteroid 2006 QV89 grabbed headlines thanks to it having a slim chance of striking Earth this September. But now it seems that the potentially-hazardous space rock has missed its appointment. ESA has confirmed that the asteroid hasn't appeared in the sky yet, ruling out an impact any time soon.

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Category: Space

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Jul
2019

Quaint treetop cabins take Nordic minimalism up into the canopy

The cabins making up the Løvtag Hotel will number nine in all

Berlin-based architect Sigurd Larsen has finished the first of a charming cluster of cabins set amid a forest canopy in his homeland of Denmark. Located on a peninsula that juts out into the country's longest fjord, the freshly opened Løvtag Hotel lifts its guests high up into the trees, and offers uninterrupted views of the surrounds by way of a rooftop terrace.

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Category: Architecture

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Jul
2019

New insights into why women develop Alzheimer's more than men

Differences in the way toxic proteins spread through male and female brains could help explain why ...

Two new studies presented recently at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference in Los Angeles are shedding light on the longstanding mystery of why women suffer from Alzheimer's and dementia at higher rates than men. As well as discovering sex-specific genes associated with Alzheimer's risk, the researchers describe how toxic dementia-causing proteins spread differently through female brains.

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