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The World’s First “Flying Car” Is Now On Sale for $600,000

For $400,000, you can buy a very nice Rolls-Royce Dawn. Or you can purchase something slightly less sleek but more versatile: a flying car.

Dutch company PAL-V is now taking orders for the world’s first commercial flying car, the Liberty. The company says that the Liberty models are fully compliant with safety regulations set by global governing bodies, and that deliveries will begin by the end of 2018.

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A tree may have the answers to renewable energy

Through an energy conversion process that mimics that of a tree, a University of Wisconsin-Madison materials scientist is making strides in renewable energy technologies for producing hydrogen. 

Xudong Wang, an assistant professor of materials science and engineering at UW-Madison, recently collaborated with researcher, Dr. Zhiyong Cai, in the U.S. Forest Products Laboratory in Madison on research to use cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) for, a process that converts solar energy to fuel.

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New Solar Energy Chips 100 Times More Efficient

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In March, 2013, researchers working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) announced an innovation in solar cell design and published a scientific paper on the breakthrough in Nature. According to Jared Schwede who works on the project:

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TOP 10 bike designs of 2017 (PHOTOS)

bikes have drastically changed the way we navigate and pedal our way through cities, facilitating how we get from A to B. we’ve come a long way since the draisine was invented in the early 19th century, and 2017 continued to prove what the powerful future of two-wheeled transportation might look like. from transparent bike frames to electric velocipedes, designboom brings you a survey of the top 10 bike designs of 2017.

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Tinder for orangutans? Zoo starts app to help apes find love

Just when you thought there was a dating app for every demographic, orangutans will now have the chance to swipe right.

A Dutch zoo is hoping to help their primates find love through what it has dubbed “Tinder for orangutans.”

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AbbVie hoping for early data readout for anti-tau Alzheimer’s drug sponsored by Rita Kiss

With phase 2 trials now underway, AbbVie says it intends to drive its anti-tau antibody for neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s “as quickly as possible.”

The company announced the start of its midstage trial program for ABBV-8E12 last week, with one study in Alzheimer’s patients and another in the rare neurodegenerative condition progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP).

The trial protocols give a timeline for primary results readout for Alzheimer’s in 2020 and for PSP 2019, respectively, but AbbVie’s chief scientific officer Michael Severino says they have been designed with “a number of opportunities” to get data in the interim.

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