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Scientists use gene editing for the first time in attempt to cure metabolic disease

Scientists use gene editing for the first time in attempt to cure metabolic disease

A team of scientists has for the first time tried to cure a disease by editing the genes inside the person's body. The first use of this procedure happened this week in California on a man called Brian Madeux. In the procedure, Madeux was connected to an IV and through that, he was given billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a very precise spot.

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Insane Devel Sixteen has 5,000hp quad-turbo V16

Insane Devel Sixteen has 5,000hp quad-turbo V16

A production version of a new hypercar has been unveiled by a company called Devel Motors and the car is insane. The debut of the wild ride was at the Dubai Motor Show and the car uses a quad turbo V16 engine that makes 5,000 horsepower. OMG.

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Lamborghini Donates Huracan Popemobile to be auctioned for charity

Lamborghini Donates Huracan Popemobile to be auctioned for charity

His Holiness Pope Francis has a new Lamborghini to be proud of. Lamborghini donated a one of a kind Huracan RWD car to be auctioned to charity as a donation to the Pope. The car will be auctioned off by RM Sotheby's on May 12, 2018. All the proceeds from that auction will be donated to the Holy Father who will use the money for some projects.

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Temperate Earth-mass exoplanet discovered 11 light-years away

Temperate Earth-mass exoplanet discovered 11 light-years away

Scientists and space agencies all around the world are scouring the heavens in a search for planets that could potentially harbor life. A new discovery has been made that was found using the ESO's planet-hunting HARPS instrument. The exoplanet has been dubbed Ross 128 b and is the second closest temperate planet detected with Proxima b being the closest.

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2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is a dirty girl

2018 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 is a dirty girl

Porsche appears to be getting a mildly changed 2018 Cayman GT4 ready for the limelight. This very dirty pre-production GT4 was caught out in testing and appears to be in near-production form. The car has subtle aerodynamic enhancements with a lower fascia that has redesigned air intakes.

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Singer and Williams F1’s reimagine 911 might be the sexiest Porsche ever

Singer and Williams F1’s reimagine 911 might be the sexiest Porsche ever

Singer has long been the place to go if you want an old-school Porsche restoration with touches that Porsche never imagined. The latest concoction from Singer is this green Porsche 911 seen in renderings that is the product of work in conjunction with Williams F1. The heart of this beast is a massively redone and modified air-cooled flat six that spins to 9,000 rpm and makes 500hp.

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Brain implants could boost memory by 30% says scientists

Brain implants could boost memory by 30% says scientists

Scientists have devised a new brain implant that might one day be used to treat conditions that affect a person's memory, such as dementia. The implants that the researchers have devised could boost memory function by as much as 30%. Researchers from the University of Southern California have developed what they call a memory prosthesis.

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MSO Bespoke McLaren 720S rocks 24-carat gold engine heatshield

MSO Bespoke McLaren 720S rocks 24-carat gold engine heatshield

A very unique, one-of-a-kind McLaren 720S has been built for a wealthy middle easterner. The car was commissioned and built to order by MSO and was unveiled at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show. The car has MSO-designed satin black paintwork and gold wheels and interior components.

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Fiat 500 AWD 350hp racer is wickedly adorable

Fiat 500 AWD 350hp racer is wickedly adorable

The Fiat 500 even in Abarth form isn’t exactly a massive performer but a tuning firm out of Italy called Giannini has whipped up a fiat 500 that is a beast. The car is called the 350 GP4 and it gets the name form the 350hp the engine makes. That power goes to all four wheels.

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Ancient wine jar shows winemaking goes back 8,000 years in Armenia

Ancient wine jar shows winemaking goes back 8,000 years in Armenia

Anthropologist Patrick McGovern from the University of Pennsylvania has been searching for the origins of wine for years and his investigation took him into the mountainous areas of modern Georgia, Armenia and Iran near the Black Sea. These areas are where the ancestors of modern-day wine grapes originally grew wild. Ancient writings from these areas point to wine being integral in that region and an established part of the culture thousands of years ago.

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RAESR Tachyon Speed electric hypercar makes 3650 lb-ft of torque

RAESR Tachyon Speed electric hypercar makes 3650 lb-ft of torque

The folks over at RAESR have been working on a new electric hypercar and they put in all the torques. All of them. The car makes 3,650 lb-ft of torque and over 1250hp thanks to six direct drive electric motors. All that power pushes a low slung hypercar that looks like a jet fighter and has an odd tandem seating configuration for driver and passenger.

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World’s first hydrogen powered Tesla is green of a different sort

World’s first hydrogen powered Tesla is green of a different sort

A company out of the Netherlands called the Holthausen Group has taken an already cool and green EV in the form of a Tesla Model S and made it cooler. The company claims to have been the first in the world to supplement the Model S with a hydrogen power source. The vehicle is known as Project Hesla.

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