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This electric motorcycle was completely printed in 3D

This electric motorcycle was completely printed in 3D

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The German 3D printing specialist BigRep has demoed its expertise by crafting a prototype 3D-printed electric motorcycle. All of the bike's parts are 3D printed except its motor and battery. This first 3D-printed electric motorcycle is called Nera. From the frame and the fork to the rims and even the airless tires, almost all of…
Smart motorcycle helmet with 360-degree vision
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Scientists redefine the kilogram
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Briton, 2 Americans win Nobel Chemistry Prize

Briton, 2 Americans win Nobel Chemistry Prize

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--Work paved way for new chemicals, modern antibody drugs --Fruits of research include blockbuster medicine Humira --Arnold only fifth woman to win a chemistry Nobel US scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter yesterday won the Nobel Chemistry Prize for applying the principles of evolution to develop enzymes used to make…
Hawking’s final book offers brief answers to big questions

Hawking's final book offers brief answers to big questions

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Stephen Hawking's final work, which tackles issues from the existence of God to the potential for time travel, was launched yesterday by his children, who helped complete the book after the British astrophysics giant's death. Hawking was forever being asked the same things and started work on "Brief Answers to the Big Questions" last year…
New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

New moon: China to launch lunar lighting in outer space

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China is planning to launch its own 'artificial moon' by 2020 to replace streetlamps and lower electricity costs in urban areas, state media reported today. Chengdu, a city in southwestern Sichuan province, is developing "illumination satellites" which will shine in tandem with the real moon, but are eight times brighter, according to China Daily. The…
‘Father of fiber optics’ dies at 84

'Father of fiber optics' dies at 84

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Charles Kao, a Nobel Prize winner dubbed the "father of fiber optics", died at 84 on Sunday, according to Hong Kong media. Professor Kao pioneered in the development and use of fiber optics technology, bringing revolutionary changes to modern telecommunication technology, said Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Carrie Lam. Kao was…