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Ford patents a head rest to help passengers get to sleep

Ford inventors from Mexico City have filed a patent for a head rest tailored to hide a wrap-around neck pillow. They called their new invention 'a significant advance in passenger comfort'. ...

21 minutes ago from Daily Mail

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Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle.

21 hours ago from Phys.org

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Researchers use confined nanoparticles to improve hydrogen storage materials performance

Sometimes, you have to go small to win big. That is the approach a multilab, interdisciplinary team took in using nanoparticles and a novel nanoconfinement system to develop a method to change ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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Turbo meets hybrid to create new flagship Panamera

Porsche has been rapidly expanding its hybrid range since the 918 Spyder launch, giving buyers of the Cayenne and Panamera the option of a battery boost. But up until now, its hybrid ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Gizmag

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Researchers detail genetic mechanisms that govern growth and drought response in plants

New research from an Iowa State University scientist identifies a genetic mechanism that governs growth and drought tolerance in plants, a development that could lead to better performing traits ...

2 hours ago from Phys.org

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Liquid hydrogen may be way forward for sustainable air travel

Transport makes up around 20 percent of our energy use around the world—and that figure is set to grow, according to the International Energy Agency. With sustainable solutions in mind, a new ...

Thu 23 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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New Jersey Oks gas pipeline through protected Pinelands

New Jersey environmental regulators on Friday approved a hotly contested plan to run a natural gas pipeline through a federally protected forest preserve amid raucous protests that included ...

Fri 24 Feb 17 from Phys.org

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UK self-driving car insurance rules outlined by government

Companies will need to offer two types of protection to vehicle owners

Thu 23 Feb 17 from The Independent

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Nuclear Energy Startup Transatomic Backtracks on Key Promises

The company, backed by Peter Thiel’s Founders Fund, revised inflated assertions about its advanced reactor design after growing concerns prompted an MIT review.

Fri 24 Feb 17 from MIT Technology Review

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Uber Self-Driving Car Was At Fault For Running Red Light In December

In the words of Britney Spears, Uber is “not that innocent”. It was recently disclosed that Uber’s self-driving car was at fault for running a red light in December. Last year one of Uber’s ...

Sat 25 Feb 17 from HotHardware

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