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Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.
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Virtual reality content on offer to airline passengers

Posted in Games on 29th Jan, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
First-class passengers flying between Australia and the US will soon be able to watch content via a virtual reality headset, airline Qantas has announced.
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+20

Next stop for Google Wallet: the U.K.

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is finally starting to roll out Gmail support for Google Wallet outside of the U.S. Starting today, users in the U.K. can use Gmail to send money peer to peer.
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+19

Modelling a suspects' face using DNA from crime scenes

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
But can it work well enough to generate a reliable lead?
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+15

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2015 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
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+28

SpaceX and Boeing should fly manned crews to the space station starting in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2015 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Spacecraft testing and increasingly complex flights will pave the way for missions during the next few years to the International Space Station.
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+29

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2015 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012.
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+30

Ancient star system reveals Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 01:34 AM
by AlexMuller
At 11.2 billion years old, it proves that such planets have formed throughout the history of the Universe.
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+18

Elon Musk plans for 4000 toaster sized micro-satellite network for global internet

Posted in Hardware on 27th Jan, 2015 04:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Elon Musk has proposed a network of some 4,000 micro-satellites to provide wireless broadband Internet services around the globe.
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+53

Mapping the brains of blind people has 'challenged perceptions of how the brain works'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:55 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists claim to have overturned standard thinking on how the brain is able to perform different tasks.
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+33

Innovators from around the globe are going for the moon

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2015 03:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Five teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE have just been awarded a combined $5.25 million for meeting significant milestones.
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+29

Slightly high cholesterol in mid-life can be 'risky for the heart'

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2015 03:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Having even slightly raised cholesterol in mid-life significantly increases a person's risk of heart disease, research reveals.
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+47

Ion thrusters are redrawing the boundaries for space exploration

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jan, 2015 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
The Dawn spacecraft could change the shape and scope of future missions.
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+36

App downloads soared in December, but so did marketing costs

Posted in Software on 26th Jan, 2015 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Downloads set a new record in December, but the cost of acquiring users also rose 20 percent from last year.
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+15

The 7 Most Important Advances in Cardiovascular Medicine in the Past 25 Years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2015 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Cardiovascular medicine has seen monumental leaps in the past 25 years.
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+27

Exercise improves symptoms of Parkinsons and also helps reduce the risk of Parkinsons

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2015 03:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A study claims exercise can improve balance, mobility and quality of life for individuals with Parkinson's.
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+48