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Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2018 02:26 AM
by Alex Muller
The discovery that blue-green algae can photosynthesise in extremely low light has implications for astrobiology.
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Hospital Begins Testing VR As A Pain Relief Alternative

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jun, 2018 02:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Patients visiting the ER in Saint-Joseph Hospital in Paris, France can now opt to use VR to increase their tolerance to pain and decrease anxiety.
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Insight into role gut bacteria play in obesity-related depression

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jun, 2018 08:18 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study from researchers at Joslin Diabetes Center has shed more light on the mysterious connection between our diet, gut bacteria and mood.
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Blood-based biomarker may predict whether you’ll get the flu

Posted in Science on 18th Jun, 2018 08:12 PM
by Alex Muller
A blood-based genetic biomarker that could predict how likely a person is to become ill when exposed to the flu virus.
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SpinLaunch raises $40M from Airbus, Google and others for space catapult

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018 11:45 PM
by Alex Muller
SpinLaunch says it's raised a total of $40 million from a high-profile array of investors to get a space catapult system ready for launch by 2022.
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New eyedrops could repair corneas, make glasses unnecessary

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018 01:08 AM
by Alex Muller
This is a new concept for correcting refractory problems.
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121 giant exoplanets in habitable zones may have habitable moons

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018 01:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life.
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Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2018 12:25 AM
by Alex Muller
The American space agency says it is concerned but hopeful that its veteran robot rover on Mars can survive a big dust storm on the planet.
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DeepMind AI can 'imagine' a world based on a picture

Posted in Software on 16th Jun, 2018 12:15 AM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind has developed a neural network that taught itself to 'imagine' a scene from different viewpoints, based on just a single image.
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SpaceX will try to use NASA inflatable aeroshell decelerator to enable second stage reuse

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jun, 2018 04:26 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will try to bring rocket upper stage back from orbital velocity using a giant balloon.
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Solar Has Overtaken Gas and Wind as Biggest Source of New U.S. Power

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2018 02:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Despite tariffs imposed on imported panels, the U.S. installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.
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AI Used to Help Cancer Screening

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2018 02:10 AM
by Alex Muller
Using deep learning, researchers are creating advanced diagnostic tools for cancer screening.
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Genome Sequencing of Apes Provide Insights into Evolution

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2018 12:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have reported on improved orangutan and chimpanzee genomes, built from scratch using long-read PacBio sequencing and long-range mapping technology.
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Alibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2018 12:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Yun wants to bring global delivery times for his logistics affiliate to under 72 hours.
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Recovery of Lost Apollo Data Has Solved a 40-Year-Old Mystery on The 'Moon Warming'

Posted in Science on 11th Jun, 2018 01:29 AM
by Alex Muller
Between 1971 and 1977, Apollo scientists conducting experiments on the Moon discovered that the surface got mysteriously warmer.
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Augmented reality will bring together games and amusement parks

Posted in Software on 9th Jun, 2018 09:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Gamers care about the identities they create in games, bringing those into the amusement park would be a win for both industries.
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+8

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