Category Archives: New Gadgets

Killer whale geoglyph found in the Peru Desert

alibhai/ December 2, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

German researchers discovered the geoglyph in the 1960s, but it was lost again for decades, until Jan 2015 The massive orca ‘etching’ is roughly 230 feet long (70 meters) in the hillside, and was created 2,000 yrs ago It is situated in the Palpa region of southern Peru, not far from the Nazca site, but is much older than others

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Tesla switches on the world’s biggest battery in Australia

alibhai/ December 1, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The billionaire earlier this year offered on Twitter to build the battery farm He completed it last week to beat his deadline of having it ready in 100 days  Now, it has been switched on at the Hornsdale wind farm near Jamestown Tesla hopes battery will help Australia become a renewable energy powerhouse By Shivali Best For Mailonline Just a week

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The ‘sci fi’ DNA test that could replace your password

alibhai/ November 30, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The method is a two-step technique using the $1000 MinION DNA sequencer The team used an algorithm to compare variants with other genetic profiles They found it can identify a person from DNA in minutes, and can validate cells  By Cheyenne Macdonald For Scientists have unveiled a new software that could pave the way for real-time DNA-authentication, with the

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Hackers could get even nastier in 2018 say researchers

alibhai/ November 29, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

By Afp After a year marked by devastating cyber attacks and breaches, online attackers are expected to become even more destructive in 2018, security researchers said Wednesday. A report by the security firm McAfee said the ransomware outbreaks of 2017 offer just a taste of what’s to come as hackers develop new strategies and ‘business models.’ McAfee researchers said that

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Methane ecosystem found in caves of the Yucatan Peninsula 

alibhai/ November 28, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The methane-fueled ecosystem feeds bacteria in the underground caves In these caves, methane and bacteria form a vital part of the overall ecosystem  It explains how cave adapted animals survive without visible evidence of food  The research could help researchers understand how sea level rise and seaside development could impact these ecosystems By Cecile Borkhataria For Researchers have discovered

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The mysterious phenomenon that’s making Britain shiver

alibhai/ November 27, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Some areas of the country are facing up to 4in of snow in the coming week Temperatures could plunge as low as -8c in the UK over the next few days   Bookies are reporting an ‘avalanche’ of bets on a White Christmas for 2017 Ladbrokes cut odds on White Christmas in Glasgow, Newcastle, and London  Manchester also earmarked for

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Scientists find wheat ‘with 85 per cent less gluten’

alibhai/ November 26, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Researchers created a new strain of wheat that almost eliminate a form of gluten The wheat was created with a controversial ‘Crispr-Cas9’ gene editing technique The gene editing technique lets researchers ‘cut and paste’ small DNA sections Scientists used tool to remove some of the genes that code for gliadin proteins By Colin Fernandez, Science Correspondent For The Daily Mail

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Researchers find ‘hundreds of bacteria’ on a fly’s legs

alibhai/ November 25, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

Scientists found that a fly carries hundreds of bacteria on its wings and legs  Experts tested 116 house flies and blowflies from three different continents  City dwelling flies carry far more bacteria than their rural living cousins  The researchers concluded that the fly is an ‘airbourne bacteria shuttle’ By Daily Mail Reporter If a fly lands on your carefully prepared

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Russia unveils SKYF heavy lift drones

alibhai/ November 24, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

The drone can carry a 400-pound (181-kg) payload and fly for up to eight hours It has as a maximum flight speed of 70 kilometers per hour (43.5 miles per hour) The autonomous drone was designed with logistics and agribusinesses in mind The vertical take-off and landing drone has applications in areas such as the aerial application of pesticides, seed

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Tesla sending ‘golden tickets’ to Model 3 customers

alibhai/ November 23, 2017/ New Gadgets/ 0 comments

It says the cheaper ‘base vehicle’ will be following in spring next year Elon Musk has repeatedly admitted the firm is ‘in production hell’ with the car  By Mark Prigg For Elon Musk has frequently admitted to the ‘production hell’ Tesla is going through in trying to make its hugely anticipated Model 3 car. But now, it appears the

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