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There’s a lot of money up for grabs if you can land (softly) on the moon

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2017 11:13 PM
by Alex Muller
Google’s Lunar XPrize just announced new prizes.
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3D printing living tissues to form living structures

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory- grown cells to form living structures.
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+8

algorithm can spot depression based on your Instagram posts

Posted in Medicine on 16th Aug, 2017 06:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Our social media posts say more about us than we realize, including when we need help.
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+7

Ethereum sets new transaction record, outperforming Bitcoin

Posted in Business on 16th Aug, 2017 06:03 PM
by AlexMuller
For the first time ever, Ethereum had more than 400,000 transactions, a record for any public blockchain, and around 40,000 higher than Bitcoin’s record day.
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+5

'Fat but fit' still risk heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 15th Aug, 2017 05:58 PM
by Alex Muller
People who are overweight or obese are at increased risk of heart disease even if they appear medically healthy, experts are warning.
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+14

Scientists Discover Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2017 05:54 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists have identified nearly 100 volcanoes in West Antarctica, which makes it one of the largest concentration of volcanoes.
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+17

Why GE's use of Google Glass marks a turning point for AR

Posted in Business on 15th Aug, 2017 05:48 PM
by Alex Muller
By exploiting the new enterprise edition of Google Glass and AR software from Upskill, GE Aviation shows how AR is changing the factory floor.
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+15

China installed record 24.4GW of solar in first-half of 2017

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2017 03:12 PM
by Alex Muller
CPIA also reported that solar cell production in China in the first half of 2017 had reached around 32GW, up 28% from the prior year period.
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+28

SpaceX’s next launch will send an HPE supercomputer to the ISS

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2017 03:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Because the ISS sits outside the majority of Earth’s protective atmosphere, it’s exposed to more radiation, from solar flares and cosmic rays.
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+30

Bitcoin has passed $4,000, Why is it so high?

Posted in Business on 14th Aug, 2017 02:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Two weeks ago Bitcoin went through a hard fork, and came out essentially unscathed.
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+26

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD causes long-lasting changes in personality, study suggests

Posted in Medicine on 13th Aug, 2017 05:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Mental health professionals have long struggled to find more effective treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.
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+35

One Small Step for 3D Printing Satellites in the Vacuum of Space

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2017 05:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Made In Space, which already has two 3D printers installed on the International Space Station (ISS), is looking to help humanity begin building structures in space.
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+23

Global warming fueled record temperatures in 2016

Posted in Science on 13th Aug, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
(NOAA) confirms that 2016 was the third consecutive year of record global heat.
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+31

DeepMind AI teaches itself about the world by watching videos

Posted in Software on 12th Aug, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind has developed an AI that teaches itself to recognise a range of visual and audio concepts just by watching tiny snippets of video.
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+48

Lockheed Martin Is Building NASA Cislunar Habitat Prototype Using Mixed Reality

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2017 04:26 PM
by Alex Muller
Lockheed Martin was recently chosen by NASA to build a full-scale habitat prototype.
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+32

Sea Level Rise Is Speeding Up in Parts of the Southeastern U.S.

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2017 04:20 PM
by Alex Muller
A combination of natural factors has driven the rise, but climate change has exacerbated the problem.
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+27

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