Mars astronauts at risk of dementia says new study

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Astronauts who will be undertaking the long duration flight to Mars are at a risk of suffering from brain damage and even dementia, a new study has suggested. Cosmic waves will be the culprit and while there is a way to shield astronauts from these high-energy particles, these particles can't be completely stopped through shielding and hence there will always be danger lurking. Researchers at University of...

LG bets big on its new 15W quick wireless smartphone charging pad

LG has commenced mass production of its 15W quick wireless charging pad - the wireless charger it claims is the answer to the smartphone charging vows enabling users to charge their smartphones much faster than the previous generation wireless charges. The 15W quick wireless charging pad is three times as powerful as the previously available 5W chargers and charges a...

All-new BMW 5 Series unwrapped

BMW has finally taken the wraps off its latest all-new BMW 5 Series and refraining from a significant overhaul, the automaker has resorted to changing only a few things around. First and foremost is the weight of the car which is 62kg less than its predecessor because of extensive use of high-strength steel, aluminum, and magnesium. Some of the other...

Piaggio Ape arrives in Mexico as company consolidates operations in South America

Piaggio Group has announced its new Ape for Mexico - a move that is a direct result of the Piaggio Group's operations consolidation plans in South America. The Group has launched its new commercial vehicle in the new Ape City and Ape Romanza passenger models. According to Piaggio Group, they are going to bring the new Ape models to Peru,...

GMC announces Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel-powered 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X

General Motors has announced its most powerful off-road vehicle in its class - the Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel-powered 2017 Sierra HD All Terrain X - the third in the X Series family. First off, its all about the Duramax 6.6L V-8 turbo-diesel which has been pegged as one of the most powerful engines in its class with performance numbers that will put...

What killed orca L95? Scientific tagging may have been a factor says NOAA

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Death of the orca killer whale L95 in Southern Residents is believed to have been caused by a fungal infection from tagging by the National Marine Fisheries Service, it has been revealed. In a report the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said that experts who conducted necropsy of the dead whale and carried out an investigation into the death...

WHO: Increase prices of sugary drinks to lower consumption and reduce obesity

World Health Organisation (WHO) has called upon all countries in the world to increase prices of sugary drinks by 20 per cent in a bid to reduce their consumption and thereby reduce obesity, type 2 diabetes and tooth decay. The increase in prices of sugary drinks through fiscal policies has been sought by WHO through its report titled "Fiscal policies...

Matthew wreaks havoc on Florida sands

Hurricane Matthew has wreaked havoc on Melbourne Beach, Florida, by wiping out nearly half the sand dunes that are critical to the state's tourism industry. Matthew didn't hit Florida as hard as the series of storms over a decade ago that ravaged the state's coast, its impact was noticeable with through the collapsed dunes, which are not only important from...

As Elon Musk envisions Mars colony, he seeks Mars explorers with guts to risk death

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Road to Mars is long and treacherous but with the likes of SpaceX CEO Elon Musk deciding that it's time to make the interplanetary jump, the road to Mars has become well-lit. Musk has unveiled plans to colonise Mars and sending humans to the planet as early as 2024 - as many as 100 if possible at the cost of...

Hunter’s Moon on October 15 will be a stunning supermoon event

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Supermoon events are one of the most talked about celestial events owing to their beauty as well as their links to various prophecies about end of the world and the likes. One such supermoon event can be viewed on October 15 in the Northern Hemisphere - the Hunter's Moon aka "Blood Moon" and "Sanguine Moon". Hunter's Moon is an event...