Technology

Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept is a car you don’t just want to travel in – you want to be in one

Concept cars are meant to be crazy futuristic. You see them and you immediately know which one is never going to reach production. For example, the new Toyota Fine-Comfort Ride concept is never going to be available for sale. However, it is still a pretty cool vehicle from design and …

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Silence, please! Ford Mustang gets a new Good Neighbor Mode

If you‘re a car lover, chances are you wanted an American muscle car at some point in your life. A loud V8 growl, lots of power and undeniably aggressive character – it all sounds so appealing to the drivers, but not so much to their neighbours. In fact, noise of …

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Shining Light on the Social Lives of Viruses

Scientists know viruses are contagious and can spread quickly, but how do they interact with each other? To gain an understanding into how viruses spread, and ultimately evolve, Samuel Díaz-Muñoz, assistant professor of microbiology and molecular genetics in the College of Biological Sciences at the University of California, Davis, explores …

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Negativity, be gone: this new online tool can retrain your brain

Anxiety and depression can have devastating effects on people’s lives. In some cases, the mental disorders lead to isolation, poverty and poor physical health, things that often cascade to future generations. A new program at the University of Virginia is aiming to shift the rigid, negative thoughts that come with …

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Night vision for bird- & bat-friendly offshore wind power

PNNL’s ThermalTracker software can aid responsible wind farm siting and operations The same technology that enables soldiers to see in the dark can also help protect birds and bats near offshore wind turbines. Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s ThermalTracker software analyzes thermal video to help birds and bats near offshore wind …

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