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This company replaced 90% of its workforce with machines. Here's what happened

Posted in Business on 24th Mar, 2017 07:18 PM
by Alex Muller
As technology improves, the range of tasks that can be taken over by automated systems will continue to expand.
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China working on reusing rocket stages and will try to use parachutes and airbags to recover stages

Posted in Hardware on 24th Mar, 2017 07:07 PM
by Alex Muller
China is developing a rocket stage and engine recovery system.
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+5

Discovery enables 'mass produced blood'

Posted in Medicine on 24th Mar, 2017 06:59 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have made a significant leap towards mass-producing red blood cells suitable for donation.
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+4

A brain-computer interface for controlling VR with your mind

Posted in Hardware on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:29 PM
by Alex Muller
The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.
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+38

One Powerful Way the U.S. Could Boost Solar Adoption

Posted in Business on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:17 PM
by Alex Muller
A new report suggests that playing nice with China could be the key to success.
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+23

Old blood can be made young again and it might fight aging

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:12 PM
by Alex Muller
A protein can boost blood stem cells, making them behave like those of younger people. Is it the key to harnessing young blood’s rejuvenating power?
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+34

'Smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Nasa is planning a series of small satellite missions that could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.
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+22

Trump signs NASA funding bill, sets goal of human on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:36 AM
by Alex Muller
President Trump on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing funding for NASA while setting a new goal to send humans to Mars.
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+37

A Groundbreaking Stem Cell Treatment Just Prevented a Woman From Going Blind

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:30 AM
by Alex Muller
Age-related macular degeneration affects 10 million people in the U.S., and is the most common cause of vision loss.
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+44

Improved materials for interfacing neural tissue with devices

Posted in Hardware on 21st Mar, 2017 06:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Modern electronic biomedical devices are enabling a wide range of sophisticated health interventions.
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+25

SpaceX to make history by re-flying orbital rocket

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2017 06:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Ars has confirmed that the reused Falcon 9 booster will attempt a drone ship landing.
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+28

A protein in spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2017 05:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research.
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+23

Vitamin D linked to autism prevention

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Vitamin D plays important role in the development, and prevention, of autism, researchers at the Queensland Brain Institute, UQ have found.
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SpaceX plans global 'space internet' satellite launches

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2017 03:55 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has applied to launch 11,943 satellites into low-Earth orbit, providing ubiquitous high-bandwidth (up to 1Gbps per user, once fully deployed) broadband services.
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+37

Google Flags Promise in New Goodenough Battery

Posted in Hardware on 20th Mar, 2017 03:32 PM
by Alex Muller
The 94-year-old creator of the lithium-ion battery has invented another breakthrough storage device that’s capturing the attention of industry heavyweights.
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+33

Accelerated brain aging may be in your genes

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2017 09:58 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that accelerates aging in elderly brains.
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+46

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