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'Nanojuice' could help diagnose gastrointestinal illnesses

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Doctors would strike the nanoparticles, once they reach the small intestine, with a harmless laser light, providing an unparalleled, non-invasive, real-time view of the organ.
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Solar energy that doesn't block the view

Posted in Hardware on 22nd Aug, 2014 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
A new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window.
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+5

UK Cops Want Compulsory PIN-locks on All Mobile Phones

Posted in Hardware on 21st Aug, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
The Metropolitan Police has spent more than two years lobbying phone manufacturers and the government to introduce mandatory passwords on every unit sold in the UK
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+10

Ozone-Depleting Compound Persists, NASA Research Shows

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth's atmosphere contains an unexpectedly large amount of an ozone-depleting compound from an unknown source decades after the compound was banned worldwide.
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+18

Youth mental health care 'in dark ages'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:42 AM
by AlexMuller
Norman Lamb told BBC News he was determined to modernise the provision of psychiatric help for children.
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+27

Heart disease giving way to cancer as top killer of men

Posted in Medicine on 21st Aug, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Parts of Europe are reaching a "tipping point" where cardiovascular disease is no longer the leading cause of death, a study shows.
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+39

Antarctic hides extreme ecosystem

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have pulled up thousands of different types of micro-organisms from Lake Whillans, a large body of water buried 800m under the ice sheet.
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+12

Older People Sleep Less. Now We Know Why.

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2014 12:31 AM
by AlexMuller
A new study from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and University of Toronto researchers offers, for the first time, a neurological reason for the phenomenon.
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+26

Brain stimulation 'helps in stroke'

Posted in Medicine on 20th Aug, 2014 12:56 AM
by AlexMuller
Stimulating the part of the brain which controls movement may improve recovery after a stroke, research suggests.
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+30

Directing Venom To Fight Cancer

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Venom from scorpions or honeybees sounds like it wouldn’t do a person much good. But by directing a modified component just to tumors, researchers might leverage it into a drug.
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+40

Study Reveals Immune System is Dazed and Confused During Spaceflight

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2014 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Spaceflight may temporarily alter the immune system of crew members flying long duration missions aboard the International Space Station.
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+17

SpaceX raising $200M in funding at $10 billion valuation

Posted in Hardware on 20th Aug, 2014 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
The company that Elon Musk hopes will carry him to Mars has been making big strides in recent months, winning contracts to provide the rockets that ferry satellites into space.
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+27

Genes point to immune role in Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The discovery of a link between Alzheimer's disease and changes in several genes associated with inflammation opens a new frontier for investigation into the cause of the disease.
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+28

Bypass Commands From the Brain to Legs Through a Computer

Posted in Medicine on 19th Aug, 2014 01:30 AM
by AlexMuller
An artificial connection that bridges the lost pathway and connects brain to spinal circuits has potential to ameliorate the functional loss.
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+41

NASA Study Finds Arctic Ice Reduced by Half in Some Areas

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2014 01:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Springtime snow on Arctic sea ice has thinned dramatically in the last 50 years, up to about half in some areas.
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+15

Could tensions over Ukraine hit space?

Posted in Business on 19th Aug, 2014 01:17 AM
by AlexMuller
The space race was a time of rivalry between the US and the Soviet Union, but could divisions form in space again?
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+27