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Space experts say sending humans to Mars worth the risk

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 04:54 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a long-standing joke that NASA is always 20 years from putting astronauts on Mars. A to-do list from 2015 looks remarkably similar to one compiled in 1990.
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Baking soda 'sponge' could capture carbon emissions

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) is believed by many scientists and politicians to be a critical element in global attempts to avoid dangerous levels of climate change.
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+17

Scientists uncover potential trigger to kill cancer

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have discovered a new way of triggering cell death, in a finding that could lead to drugs to treat cancer and autoimmune disease.
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Planet 9 could have once been an exoplanet, stolen by our sun

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
'Astronomers often find exoplanets hundreds of light years away in other solar systems, but there is probably one hiding in our own backyard'
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Scientists to 3D print brain tumors for the first time

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:59 PM
by AlexMuller
These will be made from stem cells from an incurable and highly aggressive form of brain cancer called glioblastoma, which is the most common tumor type found in adult brains.
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+27

Machine Learning’s Next Trick Will Transform How Research Is Done

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:53 PM
by AlexMuller
For overwhelmed researchers navigating a growing stack of science literature, the value isn’t in having so much new information, but finding insights when they need them.
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+21

Darpa urgently wants a space plane it can fly day after day

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:39 PM
by AlexMuller
DARPA says it's looking to 'enable routine, low cost space access,' making the delivery of satellites to orbit as routine as, say, shipping cargo across the oceans.
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+25

Mysterious Heavy Ion Beams Above Mars Explained

Posted in Science on 30th May, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's latest mission to Mars has uncovered the origins of fast-moving streams of particles high above the planet, flowing against the solar wind.
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+28

New cancer treatment targets sick cells only

Posted in Medicine on 29th May, 2016 01:27 PM
by AlexMuller
During in vitro tests, the nanoparticles killed around 70 percent of prostate tumor cells while only 10 percent of healthy cells of the same lineage were hit.
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+45

MRI scans prove schizophrenic brains attempt self-repair

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The findings point the way to the development of targeted treatments that potentially could better address some of the core pathology in schizophrenia"
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+32

Inflatable module pops to full size on ISS

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:16 PM
by AlexMuller
The Bigelow Expandable Activity Module (BEAM) aboard the ISS has successfully been inflated on the second try.
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+28

Aging Stars Can Make New Habitable Zones For Planets

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2016 01:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists searching for life in the universe now have a new target: the once-icy worlds orbiting red giants.
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+23

A Simple Test Could Predict Whether a Comatose Patient Will Ever Wake Up

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2016 09:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Overall, the cerebral metabolic rate accounted for the imminent return of awareness in 94 per cent of patients.
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+37

Dead Brain Cells May Inhibit Function In Neurodegenerative Disease

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2016 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
A study claims that in neurodegenerative diseases, the brain's cleaning process is impaired.
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SpaceX launches satellite and makes an ocean landing

Posted in Hardware on 28th May, 2016 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX has for the fourth time landed the Falcon 9’s first stage after a challenging orbital launch. Its the third time that they landed a rocket on a moving robotic barge at sea.
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Ray Kurzweil is building a chatbot for Google

Posted in Business on 28th May, 2016 07:34 PM
by AlexMuller
At a recent exponential technology conference Kurzweil says he and his team at Google are building a chatbot, and that it will be released sometime later this year.
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+38

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