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Google's secret lab admits to exploring space elevator designs

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Space elevators are the pie-in-the-sky solution to all of humanity's space access problems.
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+16

Early air points to cold, dry Mars

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
The Martian surface is inhospitable today, but is thought to have once been favorable to life.
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+28

Put A Camera On Your Eyeball

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Google filed a patent for a camera-containing contact lens.
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+11

Casual marijuana use linked to brain changes

Posted in Medicine on 17th Apr, 2014 01:14 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study links casual marijuana use with significant changes to parts of the brain.
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+25

NASA to conduct unprecedented twin experiment

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2014 04:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Consider a pair of brothers, identical twins. One gets a job as an astronaut and rockets into space. The other gets a job as an astronaut, too, but on this occasion he decides to stay home.
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+27

Samsung patent shows off Glass-like wearable with fold-away display

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2014 04:04 AM
by AlexMuller
It looks like the long-awaited world of wearables is coming into its own, the folks in the tech industry that have yet to jump onto the bandwagon are scrambling to get a foothold.
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+22

Rumors say the iPhone 6 will cost $100 more than the iPhone 5

Posted in Hardware on 16th Apr, 2014 04:00 AM
by AlexMuller
An analyst at investment banking firm Jefferies claims Apple is looking to raise the price of the iPhone 6 by as much as $100.
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+11

Google buys Titan Aerospace to make more drones for Project Loon

Posted in Business on 16th Apr, 2014 03:55 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s a drone-buying spree, and Google is the latest to make a purchase.
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+35

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2014 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood
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+38

Improving the human-robot connection

Posted in Hardware on 15th Apr, 2014 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the University of British Columbia enlisted the help of a human-friendly robot named Charlie to study the simple task of handing an object to a person.
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+27

Wisconsin Research Shows Green Space Keeps You From Feeling Blue

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2014 02:06 AM
by AlexMuller
The more green space in the neighborhood, the happier people reported feeling.
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+36

SpaceX stands down Falcon launch

Posted in Hardware on 15th Apr, 2014 02:01 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX was forced on Monday to postpone its latest commercial cargo re-supply mission to the space station.
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+16

Greenland ice cores show record of acid rain, success of U.S. Clean Air Act

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The rise and fall of acid rain is a global experiment whose results are preserved in the geologic record.
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+6

Getting To The Root Of Parkinson's Disease

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Working with human neurons, researchers have identified and then shut down a biological process that appears to trigger a particular form of Parkinson’s disease.
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+34

Innovative Pacemaker Powered By Your Own Heartbeat

Posted in Hardware on 13th Apr, 2014 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Today's battery-powered pacemakers have to be removed every 5 to 7 years when their batteries run out, a costly and inconvenient exercise.
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+32

Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2014 11:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty.
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+37