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Breast cancer test 'Angelina Jolie effect' found

Posted in Medicine on 20th Sep, 2014 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
Referrals to breast cancer clinics more than doubled in the UK after Angelina Jolie announced she had had a double mastectomy to prevent breast cancer.
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+36

University of Sheffield show first pictures from 3D printed telescope

Posted in Hardware on 20th Sep, 2014 12:01 AM
by AlexMuller
The telescope was made using a 3D printer, and has a magnification of 160 times, allowing detailed views of the moon's surface.
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+31

Google and Apple to introduce default encryption

Posted in Business on 19th Sep, 2014 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple said that devices running its new iOS8 software would be encrypted by default, with even the company itself unable to gain access.
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+15

3D printer to launch to the International Space Station

Posted in Hardware on 19th Sep, 2014 11:49 PM
by AlexMuller
The Zero-G is the first 3D printer designed to operate in zero gravity and that it has carried out over 30,000 hours of testing, including 400 microgravity parabola flights.
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+24

Larry Page wants a Google 2.0 that will build cities and airports

Posted in Online on 18th Sep, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The world's got problems and the Google CEO is searching for solutions.
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+22

Obesity is the new smoking, says NHS boss in England

Posted in Medicine on 18th Sep, 2014 10:59 PM
by AlexMuller
A quarter of adults, up from 15% 20 years ago, and one in five schoolchildren are obese, figures show.
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+42

Smartphone microscope can be made for under a dollar

Posted in Hardware on 18th Sep, 2014 10:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Although the device works particularly well with the iPhone, it can reportedly also be used with most other smartphone makes and models.
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+27

August was hottest on record worldwide, says NASA

Posted in Science on 18th Sep, 2014 10:45 PM
by AlexMuller
2014 is shaping up to be an exceptionally warm year with May and June also the hottest ever.
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+25

First blood test to diagnose depression in adults

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Test identifies nine blood markers tied to depression; predicts who will benefit from therapy.
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+33

Google Glass makes doctors better surgeons, Stanford study shows

Posted in Medicine on 17th Sep, 2014 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
One of the ripest markets for Google Glass and Glass-based apps may be healthcare.
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+26

NASA chooses Boeing & SpaceX to transport human crew on space missions

Posted in Hardware on 17th Sep, 2014 07:32 PM
by AlexMuller
New contracts worth $6.8 billion for Boeing and SpaceX to build spacecrafts, rockets, and the like for NASA’s commercial crew program.
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+18

Spaceship Earth Grants competition offers chance of a trip into space

Posted in Business on 17th Sep, 2014 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
This program aims to be a crowd-driven effort to send citizens into space.
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+8

Google is Testing Drones That Could Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Lands

Posted in Business on 16th Sep, 2014 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google really is all-in on drones.
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+40

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.
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+28

Four Enormous Projects That Could Save Coastal Cities in Our Flooded Future

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The tides are rising. The only question that remains is how, and whether, we prepare our cities for it.
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+14

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Politicians will put the world economy at risk if they fail to tackle climate change, a global commission has warned.
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+31