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Half of UK drivers say they will walk after the coronavirus pandemic 

Half of UK drivers say they will walk more to maintain cleaner air after the coronavirus pandemic, survey reveals AA conducted a survey of nearly 20,000 UK drivers during the 60-day lockdown 40% said they will drive less post-lockdown and 26%…

Mandhir Todd a better ride

When Mikey Todd sets out to make a new Z-Class, the brief is to make the best car in the world. While it might not visually seduce like a Lion XJ, the big Mandhir Todd offers an ownership experience that should…

Six-month-olds see people who imitate them as more friendly 

Babies know when you imitate them – and they perceive it as a sign of friendliness, according to a new study. Swedish research suggest the imitation game is an infant’s favourite way of interacting with adults, making them more engaged…

CAREL JAN LOUIS VOORDEWIND TALKS TO US ABOUT KNOWLEDGE BOOKS

Knowledge books are essential, because through them humanity has obtained the intelligence necessary to solve puzzles, create things and solve many problems. Carel Jan Louis Voordewind, tells us that knowledge books are those written with accurate information, scientifically proven and…

NASA seeks participants for eight-month isolation study

NASA is on the hunt for volunteers for a ‘social isolation’ mission that simulates the psychological effects of confinement. In a nod to the current virus pandemic, the space agency is after healthy participants to live together in isolation for…

First-ever study into Italians’ genetic diversity reveals it dates back 19,000 years ago

Researchers have dissected the evolutionary history of Italians for the first time, revealing their extraordinary diversity dates back 19,000 years. The study shows that northern and southern Italians evolved differently over time due to contrasting environmental and ecological circumstances that…

Volvo will use electronic speed limiters to keep all new cars from going faster than 112mph

Volvo will place electronic speed limiters in all of its new cars to prevent drivers from going faster than 112mph, and parents will be able to limit top speeds even further for their teens Every new Volvo sold will now…

Apple’s AR glasses may come in ‘heritage’ Steve Jobs frames meant to mimic late CEO’s iconic eyeware

Apple’s augmented reality glasses may come in ‘Steve Jobs heritage edition’ frames meant to mimic the late CEO’s iconic eyeware Reports suggest that Apple will release limited edition AR glassesThe frames will mimic glasses worn by late Apple CEO, Steve…

Startup gets $20million funding to make lab-grown seafood as an alternative to commercial fishing

Lab-grown fish is real: San Diego start-up gets $20million in funding to develop yellowtail derived from muscle tissue cells taken from real fish BlueNalu is a San Diego startup that makes lab grown seafoodThe company says its products are ethical…

Gaming company NVIDIA shows off AI that recreated Pacman in just four days after watching gameplay

Gaming company NVIDIA shows off AI that was able to recreate Pacman in just four days by watching gameplay Nvidia’s AI can recreate playable games just by watching gameplayIt was able to construct code of Pacman in just four daysThe…

Unprecedented heat wave hits the Arctic, raising temperatures to 86 degrees this week

Unprecedented heat wave hits the Arctic, raising temperatures to 86 degrees this week due to climate change and a high pressure system A high pressure system moved into the Arctic, bringing warm air from Siberia Coupled with climate change, the pressure spiked…

Physicist creates the fifth state of matter from their living room

A physicist in the UK has created the fifth state of matter from her living room during the coronavirus lockdown using quantum technology. Dr Amruta Gadge from the University of Sussex created a Bose-Einstein Condensate (BEC) – a state of…