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Mercedes continues drive toward range-wide electric drivetrain options with new eVito

Mercedes is ditching fossil-fuels for electricity in its 2018 all-electric eVito

Mercedes has been electrifying its commercial Vito since 2010 with the Mercedes Vito E-cell. As part of its push to offer fully electric versions of its entire commercial van line-up, Mercedes is now taking orders for the 2018 eVito. Mercedes claims that the fully-electric mid-size commercial van provides the same performance as its diesel counterpart, but with lower long-term running costs.

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Plant spies: DARPA’s plan to create organic surveillance sensors

A new DARPA program plans to turn plants into remote sensors that can detect a variety ...

There are plenty of gardeners that talk to their plants in the belief that it helps them grow. While plants aren’t likely to be eavesdropping on our conversations anytime soon, they could be gathering different types of intelligence if a new DARPA program bears fruit. The agency is pursuing research into genetically modifying plants to turn them into self-sustaining surveillance sensors.

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Magnetic sails could put the brakes on interstellar space probes

The Breakthrough Starshot program plans to send tiny probes to Alpha Centauri, and a German physicist ...

Our nearest stellar neighbor, Alpha Centauri, is just four light-years from Earth, and while that’s pretty close in the grand scheme of things, we can’t just pop over to borrow some milk. With our current technology, the journey would take tens of thousands of years, but there are plans for tiny unmanned probes that could trek there in as little as 20 years. Now, a German theoretical physicist has detailed a method to use magnetic sails as a braking system, to slow craft down to a cruising speed once they get there.

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Is it major depression or bipolar disorder? Ask the heart

All test subjects in the study underwent a 15-minute-long electrocardiogram

People suffering from bipolar disorder swing between emotional highs (manic episodes) and severe depression. Perhaps not surprisingly, they’re often mistakenly diagnosed as simply having major depression, which actually requires a different treatment. According to a new study from Illinois’ Loyola University, however, the two conditions can be told apart by monitoring the patient’s heartbeat.

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Gallery: World Architecture Festival names the best buildings of 2017

The Future Project of the Year Winner was a design for the Sydney Fish Markets by ...

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the World Architecture Festival (WAF) has just awarded this year’s prizes to a truly global selection of projects. The winners were selected from a pretty long shortlist comprising 434 projects across 68 different countries, and featured everything from a hospital in Iran to a small earthquake-proof prototype house in China.

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Dark streaks on Mars may not be evidence of water after all

These dark streaks on Mars were once thought to be evidence of flowing liquid water, but ...

Mars is a pretty barren place, and although vast oceans likely once covered the surface, nowadays any remaining water seems to be locked in ice at the poles or underground. But in 2011 the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spotted dark streaks in the dust that appear in summer and vanish in winter, hinting at the influence of flowing water. On closer inspection however, a new NASA report suggests the answer may not be so simple.

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Airlander 10 deflated after breaking free of its mooring

The Airlander 10 suffered a setback this weekend after breaking free of its mooring and deflating

Just one day after successfully completing its sixth test flight, the Airlander 10 has suffered a major setback. According to reports, the world’s largest aircraft apparently broke free of its mooring mast on Saturday morning and was deflated as a safety precaution. An investigation is underway.

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The best smartwatches of 2017

In the market for a smartwatch? These are the best of the year

While it’s fair to say smartwatches have yet to really hit the mainstream and become a must-have accessory for the masses, these wrist-based mini computers are making solid strides forward with each passing year. In 2017 we’ve seen some compelling new products appear and here are our picks for the best smartwatches of the year.

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KFC's Colonel embraces a communications cone of silence

KFC's Internet Escape Pod is a Faraday cage turned marketing exercise

A Faraday cage is a must-have accessory for any conspiracy theorist looking to keep the prying electronic ears of the government from eavesdropping on their activities. But KFC thinks an enclosure with the ability to block electromagnetic fields might appeal to another segment of the community – those looking to escape the e-marketing blitz surrounding Cyber Monday.

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Pyramid-shaped glazed roof lets home owners enjoy 360 degree views

The Pyramid House has been designed to make the most of the stunning views

It may not hold a candle to its forbears in Egypt, but the Pyramid House, by VOID Architecture, does boast some additions that even the most powerful pharaoh couldn’t dream of. The home is topped by a glazed conservatory that offers excellent views of the landscape, while internet-connected systems provide remote control of heating and lighting.

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