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Oldest ice-core ever drilled dates back 2.7 million years


Scientists working in the Allen Hills region of Antarctica have drilled the oldest ice core ever. Dating back an estimated 2.7 million years, this ice sample is more than 1.5 million years older than any other previously recovered and the data garnered from the sample offers a rich insight into the climate of the planet millions of years ago...

New superbug-fighting antibiotics found in human breast milk


With the rise of antibiotic-resistant "superbugs," the pressure is on for scientists to develop new molecules, materials and methods to keep us from returning to a dark age of medicine, where even the most basic of infections becomes potentially lethal.

Wedge-shaped Ken Okuyama creation channels '70s supercar style


Ken Okuyama is currently one of the most exciting names in vehicle design. Even if you ignore his work on trains and tractors, Okuyama has a resume to make most vehicle designers green with envy, having been involved in shaping the Chevrolet Corvette (C5), the Porsche 911 (996), and taking the lead on the Ferrari Enzo during a stint with Pininfarina.

Review: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia brings Italian style Stateside


The Alfa Romeo Giulia exudes Italian style and appeal and is a wonderfully well-handling road car. The Giulia is important for the Italian brand as it marks the return of Alfa Romeo to the North American market as a mainstream vehicle, especially in its more accessible four-cylinder models.

As the UN delays talks, more industry leaders back ban on weaponized AI


Two years ago, the Future of Life Institute presented an open letter at the 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) urging the United Nations to ban the development of weaponized artificial intelligence.

Why whisky tastes better with a wee drop of water


For many people, adding anything to a single malt whisky is close to sacrilege, but it's generally acknowledged that adding a drop or two of water to lesser blends enhances the flavor.

NASA completes space communications network


NASA's next-generation orbital tracking and communications network has been completed, with the sixth and final Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS) blasted into orbit on Friday.

555-hp Nikola electric side-by-side tears through dirt for up to 200 miles a charge


When Nikola Motors started advertising outrageous specs for its Zero all-electric side-by-side, we figured there was no way those specs would survive the journey to market.

Single-lens, light field 4D camera to give robots and autonomous cars better vision


A robot is only as good as its sensors, so researchers at Stanford University and UC San Diego have developed a new "4D" camera that greatly enhances robotic vision.

Hacked smartphones could use sound to track your movements


Malware on your smartphone – or other smart device – could someday be used to track your body position or identify your movements within a room.

Could eating walnuts help you lose weight?


For some time now, the eating of walnuts has been associated with feelings of fullness. Recently, a study conducted by scientists at the Harvard-affiliated Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) uncovered what's actually going on in the brain to make this happen.

Smart soccer ball keeps its brains in your phone


We've already seen a couple of "smart" soccer balls with integrated sensors that track parameters such as the ball's spin and trajectory.

World's biggest underground bike parking center opens in Utrecht


Anyone visiting the Netherlands will immediately notice how crazy the locals are for two-wheeled transport.

3D-printable robot arm is a sign language interpreter


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.

Double-barreled attack shows potential in quest for cancer vaccine


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.

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


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.

Probiotic cure for peanut allergies shows long-term success


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.

X-Lite X1004 and NCOM BX-5 review: Next-level flip-face sports helmet


I love my Nolan flip-face helmets, I really do, but Nolan has a high-end brand called X-Lite that makes similar gear using lightweight, luxurious materials and a sportier approach.

Lunar XPrize extends mission deadline and adds extra milestone prizes


The deadline for the Google Lunar XPrize has again been pushed back, this time to March 31, 2018. After over 10 years and multiple deadline extensions, it is hoped that this is the final delay for what has undeniably been an ambitious competition to get the first privately funded spacecraft onto the Moon...

3-mile asteroid is the largest Earth-buzzing object NASA's ever seen


Asteroids whizz past Earth on a regular basis, and thankfully they're usually only a few meters wide.


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