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Surgeons transplant heart that had stopped beating

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".
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+8

EU leaders agree CO2 emissions cut

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
EU leaders have reached a landmark deal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, compared with 1990 levels.
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+5

Will cosmic rays threaten Mars One, and other deep-space astronaut projects?

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Crewed missions to Mars such as Mars One may face dangerous levels of cosmic rays (energetic particles), according to a new paper.
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+10

How Magic Leap’s Augmented Reality Works

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2014 12:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Patent and trademark filings reveal the augmented reality technology that convinced Google and others to invest $542 million into Magic Leap.
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+7

US 'probes hackable flaws' in medical devices

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:49 PM
by AlexMuller
US officials have revealed they are investigating about two dozen suspected examples of medical equipment vulnerable to hack attacks, potentially putting patients' lives at risk.
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+27

Brain barrier opened for first time to treat cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Doctors have opened and closed the brain's protector, the blood-brain barrier, on demand. The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas that are otherwise blocked.
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+45

What does the next generation telescope need to detect life?

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Almost 2,000 extrasolar planets have been discovered to date. Yet, we still know little about these alien worlds, especially their atmospheres.
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+31

China Launches First Privately Funded Moon Mission Today

Posted in Science on 23rd Oct, 2014 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
The main purpose is to try out tech that could get moon dirt and rocks to Earth.
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+22

Nanotechnology and bioengineering are taking the fight to cancer

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Perhaps no other diseases highlights the need for improved diagnostic and treatment options better than cancers.
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+43

'Steve Jobs had a very deep understanding of history.' Here’s why all engineers should, too.

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:50 AM
by AlexMuller
“I think great innovators tend to know the data points that got us to where we are.”
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+14

Transparent graphene-based sensors open new window into the brain

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Engineers have developing invisible implantable medical sensor microarrays to allow for seeing brain tissue hidden by implants.
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+32

'Let’s create the OS of life'

Posted in Business on 23rd Oct, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
The fund’s charter is to invest in entrepreneurs, scientists, and inventors who aim to benefit humanity by rewriting the operating systems of life, Johnson says.
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+27

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant in medical first

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.
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+48

Aussie bees fight 'hive wars'

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Bee colonies in Brisbane are waging war for months on end, sending waves of workers who collide, grapple and die.
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+27

Robot will beam live Moon pictures to Oculus Rift users in virtual reality

Posted in Software on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:12 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a robot which they plan to land on the Moon to act as eyes for Earth-bound space enthusiasts.
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+34

NASA looks to SpaceX for Mars landing tips

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:07 AM
by AlexMuller
The powered landing capability of SpaceX's Falcon 9 makes it a good test bed for studying how to land on Mars
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+22