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This broccoli latte is Australia’s strange superfood solution

This broccoli latte is Australia’s strange superfood solution

Australia's national science agency CSIRO teamed up with Hort Innovation to create a new kind of latte: one made with broccoli. The beverage is said to offer more health benefits than your average cup of joe, packing around one serving of broccoli per two tablespoons of the powdered beverage. Sound unappealing with your morning coffee? Researchers say it could be used in other food and drink items, too.

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A simple pregnancy blood test could help warn of preterm babies

A simple pregnancy blood test could help warn of preterm babies

A new blood test could flag pregnant women at risk of giving birth prematurely, giving healthcare providers a vital insight into potential risks to both parent and child. The new test relies on identifying chemicals in the mother's bloodstream that affect the gene activity within the child.

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Fossilized saber-tooth predators found in Russia are named after monsters

Fossilized saber-tooth predators found in Russia are named after monsters

Researchers in Russia and North Carolina have detailed the discovery of fossils containing the fossilized remains of two saber-tooth protomammal predators. The fossils, which reveal two new saber-tooth species, were discovered in Russia and help scientists understand the evolution of these mammals.

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US Army tests Third Arm stabilizer to help soldiers wield big guns

US Army tests Third Arm stabilizer to help soldiers wield big guns

The US Army is developing a "third arm" that can help soldiers hold and stabilize a heavy weapon. This third arm, as the Army calls it, was developed by mechanical engineer Dan Baechle and is currently in a prototype stage. Among other things, the third arm disperses the load caused by the heavy weapon, reducing arm fatigue and helping improve shot accuracy.

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That mystery dinosaur sold at the Eiffel Tower

That mystery dinosaur sold at the Eiffel Tower

Someone just bought a bunch of bones at the Eiffel Tower, and we don't yet know what the creature's called. It's a dinosaur, to be sure, but the exact species is not yet set in stone, as it were. The bones were discovered on private land in Wyoming, in the United States, and the bones haven't yet been in possession of any public or governmental entity. The skeleton is presumed to be a near-complete set of bones from a single dinosaur, and it's been put up for auction this month in Paris.

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Firefighting robotic proof-of-concept levitates on streams of high-pressure water

Firefighting robotic proof-of-concept levitates on streams of high-pressure water

Researchers from Tohoku University and the National Institute of Technology, Hachinohe College in Japan have pulled the wraps off a new firefighting robot that looks like a very long snake. This robot can get itself into buildings to help put out flames using streams of water that squirt out in multiple directions. Those streams of water allow the robot to float off the floor on the power of the high-pressure streams.

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MIT researchers create wireless power delivery for implanted medical devices

MIT researchers create wireless power delivery for implanted medical devices

Researchers at MIT have created a new way to power and communicate with devices that are implanted deep within the human body. Such devices could be used for drug delivery, monitoring internal conditions within the body, or treating disease by treating the brain with electricity or light. The implants are powered by radio frequency waves that are safely passed through human tissues.

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E-skin made for “fully soft robots”

E-skin made for “fully soft robots”

Researchers are on the verge of creating electronic skin - a component of robots of the future made with "soft" features. Softness here means the opposite of rigidity. The softer the part, the more the part can be bent, molded, and shaped to meet challenges. The problem, said researchers this week, is that existing robots have set of necessary parts that aren't by their nature soft. These researchers presented a "skin-like electronic system" with which the gap between hard and soft can be bridged.

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Beyond Pluto: Countdown to NASA’s flyby of ULTIMA THULE

Beyond Pluto: Countdown to NASA’s flyby of ULTIMA THULE

The same spacecraft that brought us our closest-ever look at Pluto is still traveling outward. The mission goes by the name New Horizons, and Pluto was only its first (and thus far well known) in a string of mission components. Pluto, you see, rolls within the Kuiper Belt, a belt of asteroids that's 20x as wide as the Asteroid Belt we learned about in grade school. Pluto is just the gatekeeper.

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Pluto’s frozen methane dunes show dwarf planet can still surprise

Pluto’s frozen methane dunes show dwarf planet can still surprise

Pluto probably wouldn't be your first choice for a beach holiday, but even if you could get to the distant dwarf planet, recent findings of the New Horizons probe suggest the sand might not be what you'd expect. With a surface temperature of around -230 degrees Celsius, the individual grains may look like Earth sand, but they're made of something very different.

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Facebook is turning off teens

Facebook is turning off teens

Facebook, once the dominate social network, is struggling to earn and retain teenage users, according to Pew Research Center. The organization found that Facebook ranks in the fourth popularity slot among teens, falling behind Snapchat, Instagram, and YouTube. However, the social network does outrank Twitter and other services.

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Researchers create the first 3D printed human corneas

Researchers create the first 3D printed human corneas

One of the important parts of the eye that allows humans to see is the outer layer known as the cornea. That part of the eye has a key role in focusing. For people with cornea problems, the only hope of clear vision is a cornea transplant from a donor, which are hard to come by. Researchers have now been able to 3D print the first human corneas that could eliminate the shortage.

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