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SpaceX crushing ULA in terms of value for US taxpayer dollars

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2018 09:36 PM
by Alex Muller
The Falcon Heavy development has taken four years longer than originally planned but the Falcon Heavy will easily beat the Space Launch System to reach operational capability.
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Can Molten Salt Make 24-Hour Solar Energy Possible?

Posted in Hardware on 17th Jan, 2018 09:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Clean energy companies like SolarReserve want to prove molten salt can aid solar power electricity any time of day.
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+7

2018 could bring the IPOs that tech has been promised for years

Posted in Business on 17th Jan, 2018 09:20 PM
by Alex Muller
In the past few years, there has been a surprising dearth of IPO activity.
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+5

Is anxiety a strong early indicator of Alzheimer's disease?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jan, 2018 08:00 PM
by Alex Muller
The degenerative processes behind Alzheimer's disease have been found to begin 10, or even 20 years before dementia symptoms become evident and the condition is diagnosed.
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+17

Can psychedelic drugs such as magic mushroom 'reconnect' depressed patients with their emotions?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jan, 2018 07:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Research suggests psilocybin can help relieve the symptoms of depression, without the 'dulling' of emotions linked with antidepressants.
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+15

Renewable energy set to be cheaper than fossil fuels by 2020

Posted in Hardware on 16th Jan, 2018 07:21 PM
by Alex Muller
Turning to renewables for new power generation is not simply an environmentally conscious decision, it is now, overwhelmingly – a smart economic one
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+18

Bitcoin Could Bankroll MDMA Into the Mainstream as a Therapy Drug

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2018 12:18 PM
by Alex Muller
If funding arrives and all goes to plan, it’s expected that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will give MDMA-assisted therapy its stamp of approval by 2021.
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Platelet coated stem cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2018 12:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury and getting them to stay there remains challenging.
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+28

Scientists map mammalian neural microcircuits in precise detail

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2018 05:27 PM
by Alex Muller
Neuroscientists at the Francis Crick Institute have developed a new technique to map electrical microcircuits in the brain at far more detail than existing techniques.
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+35

SETI Institute finds lunar lava tubes that could provide easy access to water ice

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2018 05:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Small pits in a large crater near the North Pole of the Moon may be entrances to an underground network of lava tubes.
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More than 94% of net new electricity capacity in the USA from renewables in 2017

Posted in Business on 14th Jan, 2018 05:14 PM
by Alex Muller
In 2017, the United States built about 28.5GW of electricity generating infrastructure.
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+23

Microsoft Wants to Diagnose Disease By Building Massive Database of the Human Immune System

Posted in Software on 13th Jan, 2018 09:37 AM
by Alex Muller
In your immune system is a record of virtually every health threat that you’ve ever encountered.
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+37

Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 launched and deployed

Posted in Hardware on 13th Jan, 2018 09:13 AM
by Alex Muller
The Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 spacecraft was launched and deployed in space. This 6U cubesat is packed with power including 17 computing elements.
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+26

Citizen science bags five-planet haul

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2018 08:55 AM
by Alex Muller
A discovery by citizen scientists has led to the confirmation of a system of five planets orbiting a far-off star.
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+21

US Venture Capital Investing Hits Highest Since Dot-Com Boom

Posted in Business on 11th Jan, 2018 01:09 PM
by Alex Muller
U.S. venture firms deployed $84 billion in more than 8,000 companies last year, according to research firm PitchBook.
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+32

Bill Gates sees near term elimination of all infectious disease

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2018 12:59 PM
by Alex Muller
Many of the so-called neglected diseases that affect a billion people every year aren’t neglected anymore.
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+43

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