Special silkworm diet results in stronger silk

Along with its use in clothing, silk also shows promise for use in products ranging from surgical sutures to seed coverings. Scientists have recently devised a method of making the material stronger, by altering the diet of silkworms.

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Samsung raises the smartphone camera stakes with high-tech new sensor

Better cameras are among the most compelling reasons to upgrade your phone every couple of years, and Samsung is throwing the kitchen sink at a new Isocell GN2 sensor it says takes big steps forward in resolution, autofocus, speed and dynamic range.

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Barnacle analysis may help solve “missing at sea” mysteries

When it's determined that a boater is officially missing at sea, it helps very much to know when and where their vessel sank. According to new research, barnacles growing on flotsam could provide that information.

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Electric-assist cargo trike can haul over 400 lb, leans into corners

Following the launch of the MX3 tilting e-trike in 2019, Mexico's Mastretta brothers have developed an ebike cargo system using the electric-assist three wheelers as a base, with four load capacities on offer.

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Review: Hachi Infinite M1 Pro interactive ultra-short-throw projector

Back in 2018, China's Puppy Robot launched the puppy cube interactive projector on Indiegogo, and we got to review a unit. The next generation launched early 2020, followed by the higher spec Hachi Infinite M1 Pro – which we've been trying out.

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World’s largest hydrogen “green steel” plant to open in Sweden by 2024

The steel industry is responsible for around 8 percent of all global carbon emissions annually, and decarbonizing it will require an enormous effort. H2GS plans to lead the way with the world's largest fossil-free steel plant, using green hydrogen.

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Newly discovered bone cell offers a fresh target for skeletal diseases

By taking their microscopes to the skeletal structures of the human body, scientists have unearthed an entirely new type of bone cell, one they believe may play an important role in the development of osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

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75 years ago, the world’s first modern computer made its public debut

Seventy five years ago, the world was introduced to ENIAC, the first ever electronic, programmable, general purpose, digital computer, which not only ushered in the beginning of the computer age, but also shaped popular conceptions of the computer.

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Ultrasound triggers brain’s waste disposal system in Alzheimer’s patients

A new study has demonstrated how the brain's waste disposal system might be kicked into gear via ultrasound to treat Alzheimer's, with the technique proving effective in stimulating activity of this system in patients as part of early human trials.

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Jeep readies $75,000 V8-powered Wrangler Rubicon 392 for market

The Land Rover Defender V8 is barely official and Jeep is already throwing the gauntlet down, reminding folks that the Defender V8 isn't the only fast, high-powered 4x4 on the horizon. The Wrangler Rubicon 392 will launch in the coming weeks.

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