The Engineers Guide to Supersizing Pumpkins!

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Who Wants 1 Million Pumpkin Pies !!!

THE GREAT PUMPKIN! Chris Stevens’ record-breaking pumpkin weighs 1,810.5 pounds, shown here with New York Botanical Garden staff. Scientists now think they understand how pumpkins like this one can grow to enormous sizes without splitting apart.

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Experimental New Treatment For Peanut Allergy In Children

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New treatment for peanut allergies

Children suffering from potentially lethal nut allergies can now live normal lives for the first time following the success of an experimental new treatment.

Doctors at Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge have developed a pioneering therapy which effectively “retrains” the immune systems of patients who have food allergies so that they become desensitised to the food.

 

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BMW Testing Emergency Stop Assistance System

BMW Testing Emergency Stop Assistance System

 BMW working on system that stops vehicles during a medical emergency

Senior citizens who are at heightened risk for heart attack and strokes or those with diabetes often stop driving to keep both themselves and other motorists safe in the event that they have a medical issue while behind the wheel. Others ignore the risk factors and continue to drive until something happens to themselves or others, while still others often suffer completely unforeseen medical events. Regardless of whether you are young or old, sick or healthy, BMW is working on a new safety system called Emergency Stop Assistant which will safely bring one’s vehicle to a stop during a medical calamity.
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Honda’s New Robo-Legs

Honda’s New Robo-Legs

Honda Unveils Experimental Walking Assist Device With Bodyweight Support System

It gets harder to get around when you get old, which is why things like walkers and mart carts exist. But Honda wants to make getting around easier with some fancy new technology, which is why it’s introduced some new robo-leg walkers. (Pics)

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Energy Generated By Giant Kites Could Power 100,000 Homes

Energy Generated By Giant Kites Could Power 100,000 Homes 

While harnessing the wind to generate energy isn’t exactly a new idea, with turbines having been around for years, harnessing it with gigantic kites is. Imagine, with a small footprint on the land, a series of gigantic, connected kites using the wind to generate enough energy to power 100,000 homes.

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