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Restoring brain plasticity may hold key to reversing age-related cognitive decline

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2018 04:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Evidence suggests age-related cognitive decline is not caused by brain cells dying but rather a simple reduction in plasticity.
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Will Mars Opportunity Rover reawaken as Martian dust storm abates?

Posted in Hardware on 20th Aug, 2018 02:03 AM
by Alex Muller
The solar-powered robotic explorer has been silent since June 10 when dust made the air made so opaque that it blotted out the Sun.
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Hundreds of autism genes found to be triggered by a single key protein

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2018 01:34 AM
by Alex Muller
Despite some exciting recent advances in early detection methods, autism spectrum disorder is still a frustratingly mysterious and elusive condition.
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SpaceX vows manned flight to space station is on track

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2018 01:30 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX vowed Monday to send its first astronauts into orbit on schedule next year.
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Solar and Wind has to increase 5 times to provide all of annual increase in electricity

Posted in Hardware on 17th Aug, 2018 03:24 AM
by Alex Muller
The power that is added in Asia will determine the energy production mix for new power for the world.
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Radar could make for less-biased heart checks

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2018 06:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Using radar to monitor people's heartbeats, and the technology could allow for more accurate diagnoses of heart maladies.
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Psychedelics Are Showing Real Promise for Treating Mental Disorders

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2018 05:57 PM
by Alex Muller
These substances are making their way into the heart of the psychology establishment.
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Airbus has solar powered stratosphere drone that has flown for nearly 26 days

Posted in Hardware on 15th Aug, 2018 02:29 PM
by Alex Muller
It will offer local satellite-like services and runs on solar power. It flies in the stratosphere at an average altitude of 70,000 feet.
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Baycrest Virtual Brain joins flagship neuroscience initiative in Europe

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2018 02:22 PM
by Alex Muller
The Virtual Brain, an international brain-mapping platform co-developed by Baycrest researchers, has become part of the Human Brain Project.
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Failed antibiotics can be team up to fight against superbugs

Posted in Medicine on 14th Aug, 2018 02:56 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have found that combining two antibiotics that no longer work can create a treatment that's once again effective against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
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SpaceX’s Falcon 9 Block 5 rocket looks no worse for wear after 2 launches

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2018 07:34 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 Block 5 booster has returned after the rocket’s second successful launch, likely the first of countless reuses.
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MIT research points to autoimmune disease as the cause of glaucoma

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2018 07:26 AM
by Alex Muller
The study found an unusually high number of T-cells present in the retinas of those suffering, suggesting the condition may have a previously undetected autoimmune cause.
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US Renewables Are Closing In on Nuclear Generation

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2018 05:50 AM
by Alex Muller
Renewables produced more electricity than nuclear for the first five months of 2018.
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Heart Attacks Ruled Out Three Times Faster with New Blood Test

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2018 05:37 AM
by Alex Muller
Developing improved diagnostics that can quickly discern whether a patient has had a myocardial infarction or heart attack, is imperative.
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Request for $8 billion over 5 years would just be to set up the Space Force

Posted in Business on 11th Aug, 2018 02:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Trump will request that Congress set aside $8 billion to fund the creation of the Department of the Space Force.
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Semi-transparent Organic Solar Cells will add power generation to windows

Posted in Hardware on 11th Aug, 2018 02:30 AM
by Alex Muller
A new study pushes organic solar cell efficiency beyond 17% with the authors saying that up to 25% is possible.
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