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Amazon Brings One-Hour Alcohol Delivery To Prime Customers In New York

Amazon has announced a new service that will allow users in Manhattan to order deliveries of beer, wine and spirits to be delivered within one hour through the Prime Now mobile app. Delivery within an hour will cost $7.99, however, those who are willing to wait a little longer won’t have to pay anything extra on top of the order ... Read More »

Nasa’s Latest Pluto Photos Reveal Snakeskin-Like Surface Features

New “snakeskin” mystifying images of Pluto sent by Nasa’s New Horizons probe have revealed a multitude of previously unseen topographic and compositional details. The images captures a vast rippling landscape of strange, aligned linear ridges that has astonished New Horizons team members. “It is a unique and perplexing landscape stretching over hundreds of miles,” said William McKinnon, New Horizons team’s ... Read More »

iPhone 6s Teardown Shows Off Smaller Battery and More

The new iPhone is here, and so is its merciless, heartbreaking, and yet insightful teardown. Professional gadget breakers at iFixit have cracked open the iPhone 6s to provide detailed information about the internal components that keep Apple’s newest smartphone ticking. Apple is no fan of hardware specifications so it usually keeps such talks to a minimum — and in many ... Read More »

Satellites to Help Check Illegal Mining in India

India would soon use indigenous space technology to check illegal mining and guard its mineral wealth using satellite imagery, a top official said on Thursday. “We are in talks with the Indian space agency to use its earth-observation and remote sensing satellites for tracking illegal mining activity and guard the rich mineral assets in the country,” Mines Secretary Balwinder Kumar ... Read More »

UK Researchers Seek Permission to Use Human Embryo Genome Editing

Researchers have applied to Britain’s regulators to use new “genome editing” techniques on human embryos, says a statement released by the Francis Crick Institute. Genome editing techniques on human embryos are still seen as “forbidden fruit” in many countries. Once the the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) approves the application, the research project will focus on understanding the genes ... Read More »

3D-Printed Guide Helps Regrow Nerve After Injury

Nerve damage is often permanent, but a team of US researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. “This represents an important proof of concept of the 3D printing of custom nerve guides for the regeneration of complex nerve injuries,” said the study’s lead researcher Michael McAlpine, ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have found a way to predict with over 70 percent accuracy a patient’s response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer. Based on personal genetic analysis of their tumours, patients with the same type of cancer can have different responses to the same medication. While some patients will respond well and go into ... Read More »

Apple Explores Rules of the Road for Self-Driving Cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Friday said that it met with Apple to discuss rules of the road regarding testing self-driving cars. “The Apple meeting was to review DMV’s autonomous vehicle regulations,” a department spokesperson told AFP in an email response to an inquiry. “DMV often meets with various companies regarding DMV operations.” Apple has not commented ... Read More »

Rare Red Dwarf Stars Could Reveal How Earth Was Formed

Astronomers have discovered a rare collection of young red dwarf stars close to our solar system that could give us a glimpse of slow-motion planet formation. Astronomers from the Australian National University (ANU) and UNSW Canberra found large discs of dust around two of the stars, tell-tale signs of planets in the process of forming. “We think the Earth and ... Read More »

First Manned Flight of Nasa’s Orion May Be Delayed to 2023

Nasa’s Orion spaceship, which is being built to one day carry astronauts to deep space, may not launch with crew on board until 2023, the US space agency said Wednesday. The delay could set back the mission which is costing Nasa $6.77 billion (roughly Rs. 44,778 crores) nearly two years. After the latest mission review in August, Nasa has “much ... Read More »