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Aug 9, 2017

These students just drove around the world on custom-built electric motorcycles

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Aug 9, 2017

Researchers Accidentally Discover That Iron Nanoparticles Can Help Destroy Cancer Cells

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Stanford researchers accidentally discovered that iron nanoparticles invented for anemia treatment have another use: triggering the immune system’s ability to destroy tumor cells. Iron can activate the immune system to attack , according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

The nanoparticles, which are commercially available as the injectable iron supplement ferumoxytol, are approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat .

The mouse study found that ferumoxytol prompts immune cells called tumor-associated macrophages to destroy cancer cells, suggesting that the nanoparticles could complement existing cancer treatments. The discovery, described in a paper published online Sept. 26 in Nature Nanotechnology, was made by accident while testing whether the nanoparticles could serve as Trojan horses by sneaking chemotherapy into tumors in mice.

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Aug 9, 2017

The First Ever Blueprint for a Large Scale Quantum Computer has been Unveiled

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An international team, led by a scientist from the University of Sussex, have today unveiled the first practical blueprint for how to build a quantum computer, the most powerful computer on Earth.

This huge leap forward towards creating a universal quantum computer is published today (1 February 2017) in the influential journal Science Advances. It has long been known that such a computer would revolutionise industry, science and commerce on a similar scale as the invention of ordinary computers. But this new work features the actual industrial blueprint to construct such a large-scale machine, more powerful in solving certain problems than any computer ever constructed before.

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Aug 9, 2017

5 Planets That Can Sustain Human Life

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Aug 9, 2017

Astronomical Distances and Speed of Light

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Credit: TED / Yuan-Sen Ting.

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Aug 9, 2017

Scientists have converted cancer cells into immune cells

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Aug 9, 2017

This suit can help the elderly boost their power and regain mobility

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Aug 9, 2017

Eyeglasses have never looked (or functioned) cooler

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Aug 9, 2017

8 Ways Dating And Relationships May Look Different by 2040

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Get ready for some digital, digital get-downs y’all.

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Aug 9, 2017

The new Nissan Pathfinder will honk if you try to leave your kids in a hot car

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Let’s face it: people are awful. They’re stupid and forgetful and do terrible things like leave pets and children in hot cars. Safety experts say that an average of 37 children die in locked vehicles every year. And while there is no obvious solution to this particular aspect of humanity’s chronic wretchedness, there are some new safety features coming out soon that can hopefully help prevent these types of tragedies from happening.

Starting in 2018, the new Nissan Pathfinder will include sensors that can detect when the rear door is opened before a trip, so that if the driver neglects to open the rear door again after the car in parked, the horn will beep several times as a reminder. That way, drivers wouldn’t get more than a few steps away before being reminded to give the backseat a quick check. The new system will also display an alert on the instrument cluster behind the steering wheel, so the driver gets a reminder even before he or she leaves the vehicle.

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