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NASA developing carbon nanotube-based material for Stronger and lighter vehicles and Mars habitats

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2017 04:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Deep space exploration will require new materials.
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UK to set out powers paving way for first space satellite launch

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Britain will set out powers this week which would allow the launch of space satellites from the country for the first time, the government said on Monday.
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NASA Is Sending a Lander to Discover Whether Life Exists on Europa

Posted in Science on 21st Feb, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
NASA is planning to send a lander to Jupiter's moon Europa, which is believed to hold a vast ocean beneath it's frozen crust.
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Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need to Pay Taxes

Posted in Business on 20th Feb, 2017 04:29 PM
by Alex Muller
Bill Gates thinks that, as automation makes jobs obsolete, governments should impose a tax on robots.
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Brain network connections may underlie social behavior linked to autism

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:23 PM
by Alex Muller
Multicenter research effort may help identify autism risk earlier in life.
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Gene Editing is Leading to a New Age in Human Health and Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 20th Feb, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Gene-editing therapy was successfully used to treat a leukemia patient.
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SpaceX will delay their first unmanned Red Dragon Mars mission until 2020

Posted in Science on 19th Feb, 2017 05:47 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will focus more heavily on their crew program and their Falcon Heavy program.
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+37

SpaceX rocket lifts off from launch pad, completes relanding

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2017 05:40 PM
by Alex Muller
A Falcon rocket blasted off from a launch pad at the Kennedy Space Center, then succeeded in landing itself back on the ground nine minutes later.
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+34

With the New Administration, NASA Just Got Real About Returning to the Moon

Posted in Business on 18th Feb, 2017 03:03 PM
by Alex Muller
President Trump has signalled his interest in a robust manned space program.
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+48

Hurdle cleared on road to printable, low-cost perovskite solar cells

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2017 02:56 PM
by Alex Muller
A manufacturing breakthrough that allows for lower cost and higher efficiency perovskite solar cells to move forward.
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+24

India lofts a record 104 satellites into orbit on a single rocket

Posted in Hardware on 18th Feb, 2017 02:51 PM
by Alex Muller
An Indian rocket deployed 104 spacecraft into orbit 300 miles above Earth on Tuesday, the largest pack of satellites ever launched on a single booster.
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+36

Elon Musk: Our Future Is Only Fruitful If We Connect Our Brains With Machines

Posted in Hardware on 17th Feb, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
“I think we’ll end up doing universal basic income. It’s going to be necessary,” he suggested.
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+23

Alphabet’s Project Loon now requires fewer balloons to beam down internet

Posted in Online on 17th Feb, 2017 03:06 PM
by Alex Muller
Researchers at Google say they are 'years closer' to rolling out a network of huge balloons to provide connectivity to rural areas.
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Autism may be detectable in the brain long before the symptoms appear

Posted in Medicine on 16th Feb, 2017 03:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Brain scans can detect autism long before any symptoms start to emerge, say scientists.
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US Solar Market Grows 95% in 2016, Smashes Records

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
The United States solar market nearly doubled its annual record, topping out at 14,626 megawatts of solar PV installed in 2016.
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Scientists may have just made a malaria vaccine breakthrough

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2017 03:35 PM
by Alex Muller
The ultimate solution, a vaccine, has remained elusive for decades.
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+34

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