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Elvis Presley’s jewelry, clothing sold at Graceland auction | MSN

Jewelry, clothing and other Elvis Presley-related memorabilia have been sold at auction in Tennessee. Elvis Presley Enterprises says the auction at The Guest House Graceland netted more than $600,000 Tuesday on what would have been his 84th birthday. The Guest House is a hotel located steps from the Graceland home, where the singer lived in Memphis. Graceland says a red ... Read More »

Yes, That’s a Jet-Powered Smart Car, And Yes, That’s Awesome | Road and Track

The Smart might be great at its task—being small and easy to maneuver in a city—but you’d hardly call it exciting. That is, unless you crammed a 2000 horsepower jet engine where the passenger seat goes. Yeah, that’ll do. Bill Berg, founder and chief madman at Rocketbilly Racing, built this hilarious machine as part of his touring attraction of jet-powered ... Read More »

How Will Those Bonkers Golden Globe Results Affect Oscar Picks? | Vulture

When it’s time to hand out their film awards, the Golden Globes have three main motivations. Like a critics’ group, they want to reflect the often idiosyncratic tastes of their membership. Like any self-respecting precursor ceremony, they want the prestige of “predicting” the Oscars. And, like the MTV VMAs, they want to create moments that everyone will be talking about ... Read More »

Netflix competition heats up: Disney, WarnerMedia set to launch streaming services in 2019 | Global News

Disney and WarnerMedia are each launching their own streaming services in 2019 in a challenge to Netflix’s dominance. U.S. Netflix viewers will no longer be able to watch hit movies such as Black Panther or Moana, which will soon reside on Disney’s subscription service. WarnerMedia, a unit of AT&T, will also soon have its own service to showcase its library ... Read More »

‘Black Mirror: Bandersnatch’ takes TV viewing to an entirely new level | Global News

The ultimate childhood dream — especially if you grew up in the ’80s and ’90s — involved being able to enter your television during your favourite TV show and become one of the characters. (Yes, kind of like A-Ha’s Take on Me music video.) Fast-forward a few decades and that dream is ready to become reality, in a way. Netflix’s ... Read More »

Flying taxis and delivery drones are coming — and these 40 companies are predicted to be the biggest players | Business Insider

If you want to invest in automakers, there are plenty of exchange-traded funds that will help you do that. And for more broad investment themes — like cryptocurrencies or environmental responsibility— there are incredibly specific ETF’s built to track a specific idea. But for something as nascent as flying cars and taxi drones, you may have to build your own ... Read More »

World’s smallest tic-tac-toe game board made with DNA | Science Daily

Move over Mona Lisa, here comes tic-tac-toe. It was just about a year ago that Caltech scientists in the laboratory of Lulu Qian, assistant professor of bioengineering, announced they had used a technique known as DNA origami to create tiles that could be designed to self-assemble into larger nanostructures that carry predesigned patterns. They chose to make the world’s smallest ... Read More »

Himalayan marmot genome offers clues to life at extremely high altitudes | Science Daily

Himalayan marmots can survive at altitudes up to 5,000 meters in the Himalayan regions of India, Nepal, and Pakistan and on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau of China, where many of them face extreme cold, little oxygen, and few other resources. Now, researchers have sequenced the first complete Himalayan marmot genome, which may help them to better explain how the marmots live ... Read More »

Tiny implantable device short-circuits hunger pangs, aids weight loss | Science Daily

More than 700 million adults and children worldwide are obese, according to a 2017 study that called the growing number and weight-related health problems a “rising pandemic.” New battery-free, easily implantable weight-loss devices developed by engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison could offer a promising new weapon for battling the bulge. In laboratory testing, the devices helped rats shed almost ... Read More »

New houseplant can clean your home’s air | Science Daily

We like to keep the air in our homes as clean as possible, and sometimes we use HEPA air filters to keep offending allergens and dust particles at bay. But some hazardous compounds are too small to be trapped in these filters. Small molecules like chloroform, which is present in small amounts in chlorinated water, or benzene, which is a ... Read More »