UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

UK's first heart pump targets 2018 clinical trial

The UK’s first artificial heart pump has moved a step closer to being used on patients, scientists have said. It has been developed at Swansea University’s Institute of Life Science 2 by Calon Cardio, and clinical trials are due to begin in late 2018 with the aim of a full rollout two years later. The pump is implanted into the failing heart and should last about 10 years. Stuart McConchie, chief executive of Calon Cardio,…

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Can the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport Compete in the Saturated Luxury Market?

Can the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport Compete in the Saturated Luxury Market?

Photos Credit: Hyundai Motor America I’ll admit, I expected very little from the 2018 Genesis G80 Sport when I was invited out to Napa Valley, California to test it out along the winding coastline. It’s incredibly tough to make a mark in a luxury automotive market heavily saturated with high-priced sedans and sports cars, all essentially offering variations on the same designs. Because of this, the biggest problem Genesis will face isn’t going to be…

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Roseanne sitcom to be revived in 2018 on ABC

Roseanne sitcom to be revived in 2018 on ABC

The US sitcom Roseanne is set for a revival, ABC network bosses have confirmed after competing with Netflix to restart the show two decades after it ended. Most of its original cast will return for next year’s eight-episode revival. It becomes one of a slate of TV series being revived, including Will & Grace, Twin Peaks, The X Files, 24, Prison Break and The Gilmore Girls. Roseanne aired for nine seasons in the late 1980s…

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Jimmy Kimmel back to host Oscars in 2018 – what could possibly go wrong?

Jimmy Kimmel back to host Oscars in 2018 – what could possibly go wrong?

Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the Oscars in 2018. The late-night talk show host said: “If you think we screwed up the ending this year, wait until you see what we have planned for the 90th anniversary show!” He was referring to this year’s infamous mix-up, in which La La Land was mistakenly announced as best picture winner instead of Moonlight. No-one has hosted the Oscars in back-to-back years since Billy Crystal in 1997-98….

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SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2?

SK Hynix Will Launch GDDR6 in 2018, But What About HBM2?

SK Hynix has announced the introduction of the world’s first GDDR6 modules, with a data rate of up to 16Gbps and a theoretical bandwidth of 768GB/s of bandwidth if paired with a 384-bit I/O bus. SK Hynix’ own press release suggests such a product is coming within the next 12 months, in fact, when it states “SK Hynix has been planning to mass produce the product for a client to release high-end graphics card by…

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SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

SpaceX to fly two tourists around Moon in 2018

US private rocket company SpaceX has announced that two private citizens have paid to be sent around the Moon. The mission is planned for late 2018, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk said, adding that the tourists “have already paid a significant deposit”. “This presents an opportunity for humans to return to deep space for the first time in 45 years,” he said. The two unnamed people will fly aboard a spaceship which is set for its…

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Sky TV to go satellite dish-free in 2018

Sky TV to go satellite dish-free in 2018

Sky is to offer a complete subscription television package without a satellite dish for the first time. From 2018, people who cannot have a dish installed will be able to receive Sky over the internet instead. The company said the move would help it reach a further six million customers across Europe. One analyst said the development was a “logical step”, but customers would need to live in an area with fast broadband speeds to…

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'Tarnished' Russia could miss 2018 Winter Paralympics

'Tarnished' Russia could miss 2018 Winter Paralympics

Russian athletes may still be banned at next year’s Winter Paralympics, says the president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). Sir Philip Craven also said the achievements of athletes at the Sochi Games in 2014 have been “tarnished” by the Russian doping scandal. Asked if Russia will have a team in Pyeongchang, Craven said: “I don’t know and I don’t think many people do. “I’m not looking for someone to say sorry, but let’s get…

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