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Gallery: The Cassini team’s top 2017 mission snaps

A mosaic of Saturn, its rings, and six of its moons constructed from 80 images captured ...

The science team responsible for NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has released a gallery of the stand-out images from the probe’s final hectic year exploring the Saturnian system. The collection shows off the majesty of the colossal gas giant, its iconic rings, and its impressively diverse and sometimes bizarre population of moons.

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Tears may be the key to early Parkinson’s diagnosis

According to the study, Parkinson's disease affects protein levels in the tears

As is the case with so many other maladies, the sooner that Parkinson’s disease is definitively diagnosed, the better. With that in mind, scientists from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles now believe that it may be possible to detect the disease earlier than ever, via analysis of the patient’s tears.

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Tears may be the key to early Parkinson’s diagnosis

According to the study, Parkinson's disease affects protein levels in the tears

As is the case with so many other maladies, the sooner that Parkinson’s disease is definitively diagnosed, the better. With that in mind, scientists from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles now believe that it may be possible to detect the disease earlier than ever, via analysis of the patient’s tears.

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New firefighting robot gets put to the test

The new version of WALK-MAN operates a fire extinguisher

SAFFiR, the US Navy’s experimental firefighting robot, may be in for some competition. That’s because researchers at Italy’s IIT-Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia have successfully tested a new-and-improved version of the WALK-MAN humanoid robot, which is designed to support firefighters.

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Apple Denied Request to Ban Tax Protestors From Its Stores in France

The High Court of Paris on Friday denied Apple’s request for an injunction that would have blocked activist group Attac from protesting at the company’s retail stores across France, as it has been doing for the past several months.



Attac activists protesting at an Apple Store in France via Libération



The order states that the mere presence of protesters at Apple’s stores in France, without violence, vandalism, or customers being blocked from entering the premises, is not enough to justify limiting the group’s rights to freedom of expression and freedom of peaceful assembly protected by human rights laws in Europe.



The court added that Attac acted in accordance with the European Union’s Statutes of the Association, and defined the protests as a matter of public interest. Apple has been ordered to pay 2,000 euros to cover Attac’s legal fees, according to the order, which was earlier reported by French website MacGeneration.



Attac is a voluntary association that has been accusing Apple of corporate tax evasion in Europe, in line with the European Commission ordering Ireland to recover around 13 billion euros in back taxes from the iPhone maker in 2016. Apple and Ireland have denied the accusations and are appealing the decision.



Apple previously said it has “a long tradition of supporting individuals and groups that peacefully express their opinions,” but it accused Attac’s activists of “vandalizing shops and endangering the security of staff and customers,” which it finds unacceptable, according to court documents obtained by The Guardian.



During a stunt at an Apple store in Aix-en-Provence last November, for example, activists painted “pay your taxes” on the glass windows. Attac also gathered in front of the High Court of Paris last week with Stormtrooper costumes and Star Wars-themed signs that equated Apple to the evil Galactic Empire.



Apple CEO Tim Cook equated to Darth Sidious via Sol Trumbo Vila‏



Attac has a different view. In a blog post published today, the association said it is “defending the public interest” with “non-violent citizen actions,” and it has previously called its actions “festive and good-natured.”



Apple has yet to comment on today’s decision, and it’s unclear if it will exercise other legal options in its fight against Attac.



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Work begins on sustainable and recyclable concept EV

The Noah concept electric city car from TU/ecomotive will be constructed over the coming months, ahead ...

Every year for the past few years, the ecomotive team at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands has built an electric concept city car of the future. This year’s project is called Noah, and is being billed as the world’s first circular car. This doesn’t refer to its appearance but rather its sustainable production and usage, and its end of life recyclability.

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Adhere the iOttie One Touch 2 car mount to your dash or windshield for just $13

Navigate and take hands-free calls safely with an iOttie One Touch car mount.

The iOttie One Touch 2 car mount is now on sale at Amazon for just $12.57. This is its lowest price ever and a $6 drop from what it sells for on average.

The One Touch 2 features a mounting system which locks and releases your device with a single push. The One Touch line is pretty well-rated, and this version is no exception. It uses a sticky gel pad to adhere to most surfaces, while still being easily removable. It won’t work well with leather or vinyl dashboards though. It can rotate 360 degrees and has a telescopic arm which can adjust out two inches for closer viewing.

This car mount is suitable for devices up to 3.2 inches in width. Over 14,400 reviewers on Amazon left this product with a collective 4.1 out of 5 stars.

Other iOttie One Touch car mounts are on sale, including the CD player model for $12.57, and the iOttie One Touch 3 for $16.

Shipping containers turned into green-roofed weekend retreat

House 28 comprises three 20 ft (6.1 m)-long containers clad in galvanized steel

Studio Edwards recently completed an interesting take on the shipping container house with this project in Wye River, Victoria. Dubbed House 28, the home is used as a weekend retreat and features a green roof and rainwater collection system.

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