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SpaceX Dragon home from ISS

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2016 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The mission was SpaceX's ninth of 20 planned under a NASA resupply contract worth up to $3.1 billion.
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Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that congregate wherever injury occurs in the body to help it form blood clots, and they've validated these particles in vivo.
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+9

The Science Behind LASIK Surgery

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Tens of millions of these procedures have been performed and the technology is only getting better.
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+8

Machine Learning is the engine that will drive Google's Future

Posted in Business on 26th Aug, 2016 05:15 PM
by AlexMuller
More than 100 teams are currently using machine learning at Google.
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+35

Jeff Williams breaks u.s. record for most days in space

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2016 05:05 PM
by AlexMuller
He's returning on September 5. Then, he'll have logged 534 cumulative days in space.
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+28

New method of cancer immunotherapy developed

Posted in Science on 26th Aug, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have long known that if certain sugars are present on a tumor, it is less likely to respond well to therapies.
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+34

Why Pokemon Go may have passed its peak

Posted in Games on 25th Aug, 2016 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
It is quite possibly the biggest gaming phenomenon of the smartphone age - but is Pokemon Go's popularity dwindling?
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+44

Google's Antiaging company Calico will use Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will try to use machine learning to understand the complex biological processes involved in aging.
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+46

Viewers engage with ads in VR much more than in mobile or desktop apps

Posted in Business on 25th Aug, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
Immersv said that VR drives 12 new installs for every 1,000 video ad views, compared to 0.5 for mobile and 0.2 for desktop.
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+24

PTN interviews João Pedro de Magalhães on his insights into cryonics and aging

Posted in Interviews on 24th Aug, 2016 04:39 PM
by AlexMuller
João Pedro de Magalhães is a Senior Lecturer in aging at the University of Liverpool. He also has a strong interest in state-of-the art cryonics.
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+66

Solar Cost Hits World's New Low, Half the Price of Coal in Chile

Posted in Business on 24th Aug, 2016 04:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Chile awarded a contract to sell solar power for $29.10 per megawatt hour (MWh), the lowest ever across the planet.
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+45

China unveils its Mars 2020 probe and science goals

Posted in Science on 24th Aug, 2016 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The mission will be complex and ambitious, including an orbiter, lander and rover.
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+27

NASA Funds Plan to Turn Used Rocket Fuel Tanks Into Space Habitats

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has selected six partner companies to develop full-sized ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.
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+35

Gene Therapy produces Dopamine in the Brain as path to Parkinsons treatment

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The Massachusetts company, is testing the idea in Parkinson’s patients who’ve agreed to undergo brain surgery and an injection of new DNA.
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+38

Decoy drug could prevent cancer's spread

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016 04:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Creating a molecular snapshot of the way proteins interact could help development of new cancer drugs.
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+51

The Future of the Internet of Things

Posted in Software on 22nd Aug, 2016 11:50 PM
by AlexMuller
If your hope is to awaken to a fully automated home, you already can.
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+52

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