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    No more Accidents when you Tilt

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    When Toyota put up its i-Road for testing in 2014, it was more as an answer to urban road traffic gridlock. Sized as large as the larger fleet of motorbikes, it has seats for two people like any conventional bike – just that the entire seating was enclosed in a cockpit. With absolute competition driving in through Piaggio’s MP3 and […]

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    Synthetic Biology Rewires Industries, Improves Job Market

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    The DNA has been piquing human interest for quite some time now. While man has been able to decipher some genomes, there are zillions of others that are sending out teaser signals to be decoded. And while these cryptographic challenges keep coming, man has been able to build new genomes from scratch in the lab by a process what we […]

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    Tilt Like a Pro in these Electric Tadpoles

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    Rising fuel costs and depleting natural fuel resources is driving the concept of electric vehicles as a cleaner transportation alternative. While the world is still steeped in its car culture, it is slowly beginning to embrace the coming age of electric vehicles. In fact, there is an increasing interest in smaller, but efficient and highly comfortable electric vehicles, which is […]

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    Deuterated Drugs set to Explode in Patent Battles

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    Circa 2015 created a flutter of excitement in the pharmaceutical world when scientists unearthed patents filed in the 1970s and found it supporting the claims of a modified drug manufactured in the USA. The SD-809 drug is a deuterated drug that is awaiting the FDA’s approval to get on shelves and help cure palsy in patients affected by Huntington’s chorea. […]

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    Training Eagles to Take Down Drones

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    Drones are raising the dust of interest among e-commerce and logistics companies. But they are sure becoming a pain point for the airline industry. Drones, officially called unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are cluttering airspaces across several parts of the world, nearly turning into unsafe aerial vehicles. The latest of these precarious incidents includes an American Airlines flight that was landing […]

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The Blind can now See Reality Virtually

Tribeca Storyscapes just got over. Notes on Blindness won a lot of hearts. But what entices me is Tribeca’s move to augment Virtual Reality Technology to create empathy on all the issues they wished to discuss through the films showcased this year – be it racism, violence, environmental harm, and most importantly, blindness. Notes on Blindness is based on the […]

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Glowing Plants may Replace Streetlights

Night snorkeling in Thailand’s Krabi is a great hit among tourists who throng the beach at sundown to enjoy the light emitting waters. In the face of a growing energy crisis, scientists are looking for an immediate quick fix with bioluminescent plants that can replace light bulbs. San Francisco-based technology entrepreneur Antony Evans, and biochemist Omri Amirav-Drory have joined hands […]

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Zika: Another Epidemic That Could Have Been Avoided

The Zika virus outbreak in South America has created a medical emergency around the continent and beyond. Genetically modified mosquitoes designed and developed in the laboratories to fight dengue are being held responsible for this epidemic. The pharmaceutical industry appears weapon-less to tackle this disease. Lack of vaccines and mechanisms to combat it appears to be the major concern. Drug […]

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Drones Aim for 30-Minute Delivery of Orders

At a time when Amazon is still battling it out with the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) to get the required clearance to allow its drones to fly and delivery packages to customers, Australian companies Zookal and Flirtey have joined hands to deploy hexacopters to tackle postal costs. However, today if drones are moving out of the military zone and entering […]

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Wear Future on your Shoes

Those light-emanating kids shoes have been amusing kids and adult onlookers alike for over two decades now. Onlookers, that’s no more  the scenario. You can now flaunt canvas shoes with your favorite character moving around animatedly, magical moving pictures, or custom designs that change while you get heads to bow to look while you walk past. Even better, all you need is […]

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Copy Cats set to Reduce Healthcare Costs

It’s a new trend that’s gaining momentum in the arena of medication. There are a host of copycat medicines that are coming our way, which are set to revolutionize medicine costs, offering more customized treatment. Chemically synthesized drugs like choles­terol-lowering Lipitor, the one-time phar­maceutical sales leader, gained a host of replicas churned out by generic drug com­panies once patent protection […]