Ford reportedly tapped to buy California EV start-up – Roadshow

According to a report in Automotive News, California electric vehicle start-up Lucid approached Ford about an acquisition while raising Series D funding.

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New iPhone case looks and feels like an actual butt – CNET

HandL’s unique iPhone “Butt Case” case is almost here. But will anyone feel comfortable using it in public?

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$10 million medical research institute closed by MU – Columbia Missourian

Columbia Missourian$10 million medical research institute closed by MUColumbia MissourianA sign adorns the International Institute of Nano and Molecular Medicine on Monday in Columbia. According to their website, the institute was “dedicated to the discovery and application of fundamental and translational medical science based upon …

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Pick up a safer, sharper 2018 Honda Fit for $16,190 – Roadshow

Its base price is only $200 higher than it was for the 2017 model.

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New ‘Blade Runner 2049′ trailer revels in a dangerous future – CNET

Ryan Gosling, Harrison Ford and Jared Leto bring dark drama and action to the latest “Blade Runner 2049″ trailer, and it looks like everyone is in danger.

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Plasmon-powered devices for medicine, security, solar cells under development

A new method that takes advantage of plasmonic metals’ production of ‘hot’ electrons and holes to boost light to a higher frequency could be suitable for medical, energy and security applications.

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No assembly required: Nanoparticles that put themselves together

Scientists may be able to use self-assembly to design new materials with custom characteristics. Understanding self-assembly is particularly important for working with nanoparticles.

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Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is so light and thin that users forget they even have it on, say scientists. The elastic electrode constructed of breathable nanoscale meshes holds promise for the development of noninvasive e-skin devices that can monitor a person’s health continuously over a long period.

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Reduced oxygen nanocrystalline materials show improved performance

Researchers have found that reducing oxygen in some nanocrystalline materials may improve their strength and durability at elevated temperatures, a promising enhancement that could lead to better biosensors, faster jet engines, and greater capacity semiconductors.

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Volkswagen ID EV hopes to undercut Tesla Model 3 by up to $8,000 – Roadshow

The automaker’s chief strategist is optimistic about the ID’s cost, but we’re still years away from it becoming reality.

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