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Martian Soil Could Be Used to Build a Colony

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2017 06:56 PM
by Alex Muller
Engineers from the University of California in San Diego have created bricks composed of simulated Martian regolith (soil).
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President Trump’s Tax Plan Would Give Alphabet $47B

Posted in Business on 28th Apr, 2017 06:45 PM
by Alex Muller
He and his team unveiled the new plan yesterday to the world, which brings some pretty big tax cuts for essentially everyone.
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+7

Test may spot glaucoma before symptoms begin

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2017 06:33 PM
by Alex Muller
It might be possible to treat the main cause of permanent blindness before people notice any loss of vision, say University College London researchers.
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+5

The Next Journey To Pluto Is Now On Plot

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2017 06:20 PM
by Alex Muller
An orbiter that will fully investigate the fascinating Pluto
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+15

Air pollution: 'Heart disease link found'

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2017 06:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Extremely small particles of pollution have the potential to evade the lungs' protective filter system and end up deep in the body, scientists suggest.
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+12

NASA designs an inflatable greenhouse for Mars

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2017 06:06 PM
by Alex Muller
An inflatable greenhouse that’ll be more effective at helping astronauts cultivate veggies and produce oxygen in a place like Mars.
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+11

China to boost non-fossil fuel use to 20 percent by 2030

Posted in Business on 26th Apr, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
China aims for non-fossil fuels to account for about 20 percent of total energy consumption by 2030, increasing to more than half of demand by 2050.
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+24

Alibaba’s Jack Ma predicts 30 years of pain as technology disrupts every industry

Posted in Business on 25th Apr, 2017 09:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba’s Jack Ma is predicting decades of social upheaval and “pain” across the globe as tech spreads its disruption.
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+40

China has successful Long March 7 launch and mission

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2017 08:58 AM
by Alex Muller
The 174-foot-tall (53-meter) kerosene-fueled launcher blasted off from the Wenchang space center.
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+25

Preference for watching TV shows on televisions plummets from 52% to 23% as PCs take over

Posted in Business on 25th Apr, 2017 08:54 AM
by Alex Muller
Laptops and desktops have overtaken TVs as the preferred devices for watching TV shows, according to Accenture.
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+38

Google Says Machine Learning Chips Make AI Faster and More Efficient

Posted in Software on 24th Apr, 2017 05:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Google recently bared the inner workings of its dedicated machine learning chip, the TPU, the latest in the arms race for AI supremacy.
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+36

The world's first vaccine against malaria will be introduced in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi - starting 2018

Posted in Medicine on 24th Apr, 2017 05:37 PM
by Alex Muller
The RTS,S vaccine trains the immune system to attack the malaria parasite, which is spread by mosquito bites.
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+47

Apple’s New Hires Signal It May Be Looking At Satellite Broadband internet

Posted in Business on 24th Apr, 2017 05:32 PM
by Alex Muller
Apple has hired two top satellite executives from Google for a new hardware team, which suggests that the it may be looking at satellite broadband.
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+23

Google's universal quantum computer could become world's fastest computer

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2017 04:03 PM
by Alex Muller
The search giant plans to reach a milestone in computing history before the year is out.
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+31

Anti-dementia drugs will soon start clinical trials

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Apr, 2017 03:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Many neurodegenerative diseases involve the production of faulty proteins.
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+45

Robots can handle a third of our workplace tasks, study finds

Posted in Business on 23rd Apr, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
Just don't ask them to use their imaginations.
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+23

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