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Dementia is leading cause of death for women

Posted in Medicine on 29th Oct, 2014 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The disease now kills more than three times as many women as breast cancer and thousands more than either heart attacks or stroke.
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Antares rocket explosion destroyed 26 satellites built by San Francisco’s Planet Labs

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2014 08:43 PM
by AlexMuller
An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded shortly after its launch from the US state of Virginia.
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+12

The world is losing 2,000 hectares of farm soil daily to salt damage

Posted in Science on 29th Oct, 2014 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt.
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+28

Your Retirement May Include a Robot Helper

Posted in Hardware on 29th Oct, 2014 08:33 PM
by AlexMuller
As industrial robots become more capable, they could start helping out around the home.
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+43

Google is developing cancer and heart attack detector

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is aiming to diagnose cancers, impending heart attacks or strokes and other diseases, at a much earlier stage than is currently possible.
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+45

SpaceX will attempt to land Falcon 9 booster December 9th on a floating platform and then reuse it

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Being able to reuse all the hardware for multiple flights could potentially slash the cost of spaceflight by a factor of 10 or much more.
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+33

Astronomers discover first "ice giant" exoplanet

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:33 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the first time anyone has spotted a twin for our so-called “ice giant” planets, Uranus and Neptune.
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+18

A Virus May Be the Cure for a Deadly Honeybee Disease

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2014 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Help may soon be on the way in the form of a virus that attacks bacteria and self-replicates until the job is done.
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+24

Scientists convert human skin cells into brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
By exposing skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules, scientists managed to convert them into brain cells that behave like native cells.
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+31

Future medical implants may be powered by sound waves

Posted in Hardware on 28th Oct, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Ideal implants would be wireless and battery-free.
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+43

Test Version of Planetary Resources Space telescope Scheduled to Launch Today

Posted in Hardware on 27th Oct, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 1,500 asteroids are as easy to reach as the Moon and are in similar orbits as Earth.
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+18

University's £1m study of eyeball link to Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 27th Oct, 2014 11:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at Dundee University are to lead a £1.1m study into whether eye tests can reveal the onset of Alzheimer's disease.
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+26

Are efforts at total brain simulation putting the cart before the horse?

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014 09:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Since it was awarded a one billion euro, decade-long research grant last year, the Human Brain Project has been the center of extreme excitement and heavy criticism.
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+46

Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder

Posted in Medicine on 26th Oct, 2014 09:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have identified the underlying reason why some people are prone to the winter blues, or seasonal affective disorder.
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+25

Can Apple Pay Do to Your Wallet What iTunes Did for Music?

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2014 08:58 PM
by AlexMuller
With added security, better design, and improved convenience, Apple Pay hopes to finally make mobile payments commonplace at the register.
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+27

SpaceX Plans to Start Reusing Rockets Next Year

Posted in Science on 26th Oct, 2014 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is building an ocean-based landing pad so that it can reuse its launch vehicles.
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+36