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Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have discovered the chemical detection abilities of an African musical instrument called a mbira. The instrument uses metal times connected to a wooden sounding board which produce a musical tone when plucked. The research has discovered that using a hallow U-shaped tine filled with different liquids produce notes of different frequencies. These differences can be used to detect different liquid samples such as sodium chloride or non-toxic glycerol.
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BMW Motorrad have released footage of their driverless motorcycle driving on its own around a track. The aim of the project is to improve riding safety by allowing this technology to aid the rider, as opposed to a producing an autonomous driving motorcycle.
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You could be a feminist! A new online project is seeking responses from those who think differently because they might be a feminist, even if they don't know they are. It may come as a surprise that anyone could be a feminist, irregardless of gender. I recommend you read the project description and think about submitting a response.
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Marvel have teamed up with Stitcher to release their first scripted podcast, a story about mysterious killings in Alaska involving lots of claw injuries. No prizes for guessing which Marvel character is involved (the clue is in the name! :-p). The podcast is a great radio drama with sound effects and atmospheric music coupled with a compelling drama narrative, and also Wolverine!
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