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Researchers reduced symptoms of Williams Syndrome in study

Researchers reduced symptoms of Williams Syndrome in study

A group of neuroscientists is working on animal studies with mice that are investigating a rare neurological condition called Williams Syndrome. In humans, Williams Syndrome is rare affecting about 1 in 10,000 babies born in the US. Babies suffering from this neurological disorder have a range of cognitive impairments, cardiovascular problems, and hypersociability.

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Bing Maps gives traffic camera footage on the map

Bing Maps gives traffic camera footage on the map

A lot of the map and GPS apps that are out there today have traffic information on them. The challenge for those using the maps is knowing if the traffic data that the map is offering is correct. Rather than merely showing users a red or other color road and leaving the user to track down traffic camera footage to verify road conditions, Bing Maps is integrating traffic camera footage.

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Research shows Greenland ice loss has accelerated rapidly

Research shows Greenland ice loss has accelerated rapidly

New data from research published this week focuses on the ice mass in Greenland. Greenland is the home to the second largest ice sheet in the world, and new research shows ice loss is accelerating rapidly. The study used information that was based on nearly 50-years of data.

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Researchers create massive concrete forms that can be moved by hand

Researchers create massive concrete forms that can be moved by hand

Usually, when big stone or concrete forms need to be moved, the moving happens with the help of a massive crane. A research firm caleld CEMEX global R&D worked with MIT researchers to create the giant stones that can be moved easily by hand with no heavy equipment needed. The stones can be stacked into different constructs depending on the need.

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2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo gets GT-R GT3 race car tidbits

2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo gets GT-R GT3 race car tidbits

Nissan has announced its sports car lineup for 2020 that includes the Z car and the high-end GT-R. The highest performance version of the GT-R for 2020 will be the GT-R Nismo, and the vehicle has some race car upgrades at tuning improvements to increase its performance for 2020.

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Incredibly grainy video surfaces of SpaceX Crew Dragon “anomaly”

Incredibly grainy video surfaces of SpaceX Crew Dragon “anomaly”

Yesterday we talked a bit about a serious failure of the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule during testing. The capsule suffered an explosion and spewed orange-colored smoke at Cape Canaveral where the capsule was being tested. NASA said of the explosion "This is why we Test."

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Data shows white sharks leave hunting grounds when orcas show up

Data shows white sharks leave hunting grounds when orcas show up

White sharks and orcas favorite prey is the same, both like to eat the elephant seal. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium and partner institutions have found that great white sharks may not be the most formidable predators in the ocean. The scientists found that when orcas confront white sharks, the sharks immediately leave the preferred hunting ground and may not return to the hunting ground for an entire year.

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Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates the brand’s racing history

Aston Martin DBS 59 celebrates the brand’s racing history

Aston Martin has been involved in motor racing going back many decades. Its latest ride is a very limited edition and the special car that is meant to celebrate the brand's iconic win at Le Mans in 1959. The special car is the DBS 59, and it is a Q by Aston Martin ride commissioned by Aston Martin Cambridge.

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Scientists discover millions of previously hidden SoCal earthquakes

Scientists discover millions of previously hidden SoCal earthquakes

Scientists have gone through seismic data for Southern California, and by looking intensely at the data, they have discovered two million previously unidentified tiny earthquakes in Southern California that happened between 2008 and 2017. Caltech seismologists performed a detailed study of seismic data.

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SOFIA detects the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe

SOFIA detects the first type of molecule ever formed in the universe

NASA has announced an incredible discovery using the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA. It discovered the first type of molecule formed in the universe in space for the first time. SOFIA isn't a satellite or spacecraft, it's an instrument inside of an aircraft that flies high above the Earth's surface and points instruments into space.

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All-new 2020 Toyota Highlander hybrid improves fuel efficiency

All-new 2020 Toyota Highlander hybrid improves fuel efficiency

Toyota has debuted the all-new 2020 Highlander SUV at the 2019 New York Auto Show. The all-new Highlander rolls on Toyota's new TNGA-K platform that promises enhanced driving refinement. The 2020 Highlander is the fourth generation of the SUV and brings new styling and design to the vehicle.

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NASA tweaks ISS crew roster leading to record-setting flight

NASA tweaks ISS crew roster leading to record-setting flight

NASA has announced that it and its partners are making some changes to the schedule and crew assignments for the ISS. The changes will see NASA astronaut Jessica Meir making her first flight to the ISS. Astronaut Andrew Morgan will see his stay aboard the ISS extended.

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