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Earth Sets a Temperature Record for the Third Straight Year

Posted in Science on 19th Jan, 2017 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the first time in the modern era of global warming data that temperatures have blown past the previous record three years in a row.
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In 2017, China Is Doubling Down on artificial intelligence

Posted in Software on 19th Jan, 2017 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
The country's Internet giants are focusing on AI research, and domestic venture capital funding is pouring into the field.
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+5

Link Found Between Concussion and Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jan, 2017 05:08 PM
by AlexMuller
A study has found concussions accelerate Alzheimer's disease-related brain atrophy and cognitive decline in people who are at genetic risk for the condition.
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+47

Aeolus wind mission heads for test and launch

Posted in Science on 18th Jan, 2017 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
British engineers have finished assembling a satellite that experts believe could have a transformative impact on our weather forecasts.
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+34

Apple App Store prices rise in UK, India and Turkey

Posted in Business on 18th Jan, 2017 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
UK costs will numerically match those of the US, meaning that a program that costs $0.99 will now be 99p.
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+22

Renewable Energy Jobs Will Likely Grow By More Than 170% in the Next 10 Years

Posted in Business on 17th Jan, 2017 04:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Energy-related positions make up about 8% of the U.S. workforce, but many sectors of the industry are seeing reductions in job numbers.
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+44

Brain-controlled robot lets physically challenged see the world

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2017 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The Teleport uses a simple off-the-shelf brain control interface to improve the lives of those with motor disabilities.
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+25

Biomarker Patterns in Blood Predict Healthy Aging

Posted in Science on 17th Jan, 2017 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Levels of specific biomarkers, or chemicals found in the blood, can be combined to produce patterns that signify how well a person is aging.
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+41

Mars in Three Days: Here's the Tech That Could Make It Happen

Posted in Science on 16th Jan, 2017 12:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The vast distances between us and other points of particular interest in space are vast, and the speed limitations of our technology are a significant barrier to exploration.
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+34

Tesla will power its Gigafactory with a 70-megawatt solar farm

Posted in Business on 16th Jan, 2017 12:35 PM
by AlexMuller
It will be the world’s largest roof-mounted solar installation.
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+32

Neuroscientists discover that disorganized brain waves are needed for human memory

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Brain waves, or oscillations, are the brain’s way of organising activity and are known to be important to learning, memory, and thinking.
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+45

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Can be applied to multiple stem cell types and to repair of various organ systems.
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+34

SpaceX's comeback launch and landing was a success

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:33 AM
by AlexMuller
It's back to business for the private spaceflight company.
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+33

Poker Is The Latest Game To Fall To Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 14th Jan, 2017 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
In yet another major milestone in the development of artificial intelligence, a poker playing algorithm has bested a large number of human pros.
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+28

The End of Scars? Scientists Discovered How to Regenerate Human Skin

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2017 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a way to get skin to regenerate using fat cells.
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Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2017 05:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
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+22

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