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UConn researchers design new wireless smart-bandage to heal wounds

UConn researchers design new wireless smart-bandage to heal wounds

UConn scientists from the School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, and School of Engineering have teamed to design a wirelessly controlled smart bandage. It works in conjunction with a smartphone-sized platform that can precisely deliver different medications to the wound with independent dosing. The bandage was developed by UConn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and Harvard Medical School.

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First images of next-gen Kia Sorento surface

First images of next-gen Kia Sorento surface

Kia has shown off the first official images of the next-generation Sorento SUV ahead of its official public debut. The public debut of the SUV will happen at the 2020 Geneva International Motor Show. Kia says that its designers used a concept of refined boldness to design the SUV.

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ESO Very Large Telescope views Betelgeuse before and after it dimmed

ESO Very Large Telescope views Betelgeuse before and after it dimmed

Scientists have been studying a distant star called Betelgeuse, which is a red supergiant star in the constellation Orion. Using the Very Large Telescope (VLT), the ESO has been able to take images that compare the star before and after it began to dim late last year. As of now, Betelgeuse is about 36% of its usual brightness, which is a change that is noticeable with the naked eye.

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New Horizons mission shines a light on how planets form

New Horizons mission shines a light on how planets form

NASA's New Horizons mission is providing new insights into how planets and planetesimals, which are the building blocks of planets, were formed. When the New Horizons spacecraft flew past a Kuiper Belt object called Arrokoth last January, it gave us the first look ever at a remnant of the formation of the solar system. The team used data on Arrokoth's shape, geology, color, and composition to answer questions about the origins of planetesimals and how the planets formed.

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2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 and GR Supra 2.0 detailed

2021 Toyota GR Supra 3.0 and GR Supra 2.0 detailed

Toyota is pulling the wraps off the 2021 GR Supra cars. The GR Supra 3.0 carries on with more power, while the new turbo-four GR Supra 2.0 is introduced with less weight and horsepower than its big brother. Toyota has also unveiled the GR Supra A91 edition with exclusive color and design features.

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EPFL scientists 3D print tiny, yet high-precision objects in seconds

EPFL scientists 3D print tiny, yet high-precision objects in seconds

Researchers from the EPFL have developed a new high-precision 3D printing process that allows the printing of very small, soft objects. The key feature of the new 3D printing method is that the process is very fast, taking less than 30 seconds from start to finish. The team says that their new process has a wide range of potential applications, including 3D bioprinting.

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NASA used modern image-processing to improve iconic “Pale Blue Dot” Image

NASA used modern image-processing to improve iconic “Pale Blue Dot” Image

NASA has announced that it has taken one of the most iconic images the Voyager mission ever produced and improved it using modern image-processing software. The image is called "Pale Blue Dot" and was taken on February 14, 1990, only a few minutes before the Voyager 1 cameras were powered down to conserve power. The cameras were powered down because the probes would no longer make close flybys of any other objects in their lifetimes.

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Nissan turned a GT-R into a camera car for filming the 2020 GT-R NISMO

Nissan turned a GT-R into a camera car for filming the 2020 GT-R NISMO

Nissan says that its 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO is at home on the racetrack. The new ride has upgraded aerodynamics and an upgraded engine, among other details. The challenge Nissan had when it wanted to document the new ride on the racetrack was how to film the car. It decided to hire a man called Mauro Calo.

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MIT has enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration

MIT has enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration

MIT has announced that for the first time, its team of scientists has enabled a soft robotic arm to understand its configuration in a 3D space. It has done this by leveraging motion and position data from the robotic arm's own "sensorized skin." Soft robots are made from compliant materials that are like those found in living organisms.

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Scientist say massive Antarctic ice melt could happen again

Scientist say massive Antarctic ice melt could happen again

A new study from UNSW Sydney shows that rising ocean temperatures drove melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and cause an extreme sea-level rise more than 100,000 years ago. The team says that a mass melting of the West Antarctica Ice Sheet was a major cause of sea-level rise during a period that is known as the Last Interglacial.

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Aston Martin Vantage Roadster hits 190 mph

Aston Martin Vantage Roadster hits 190 mph

Aston Martin has rolled out a new roadster that slots into its line of cars. The new Vantage Roadster joins the couple in the driver-focused model line. Power for the car comes from a 4.0L twin-turbo V8 that makes 510ps and 685 Nm of torque.

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Pluto’s winds may create surface features says a new study

Pluto’s winds may create surface features says a new study

A new study has been looking into the dwarf planet known as Pluto. The dwarf planet was photographed back in 2015, and the photos showed that Pluto wasn't as barren as scientists believed. A heart-shaped structure called Tombaugh Regio was seen in photos and captured a lot of attention for Pluto.

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