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'Flashing light therapy' for Alzheimer's

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
A flashing light therapy might help ward off Alzheimer's, say US scientists after promising trials in mice.
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Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2016 12:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Unity Biotechnology is a startup focusing on medicines to help us do that by slowing the effects of age-related diseases.
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+8

New journal Science Robotics is established to chronicle the rise of the robots

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Robots have been a major focus in the technology world for decades.
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+5

Oculus, Sony, Google, and more launch virtual reality advocacy group

Posted in Software on 8th Dec, 2016 12:10 PM
by AlexMuller
The GVRA will focus on creating an environment where hardware and software meets guidelines in an effort to increase adoption of VR.
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New Research Shows How “Lost” Memories Can Be Recovered

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2016 03:17 PM
by AlexMuller
New research could lead to treatment options for patients suffering from short-term memory problems, diseases like Alzheimer's, or mental illnesses.
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+44

Microbubbles open the blood-brain barrier to administer drugs without harming other areas

Posted in Medicine on 7th Dec, 2016 03:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The goal is to treat neurodegenerative diseases without collateral damage.
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+39

Google data centres to be 100% renewable-powered by 2017

Posted in Business on 7th Dec, 2016 03:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Google has confirmed it will hit its target of offsetting 100% of the energy used at its data centres and offices against power from renewable sources.
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+23

Pathway linked to slower aging also fuels brain cancer

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2016 02:52 PM
by AlexMuller
There's a lot of buzz about taking NAD+ precursors for their anti-aging effects.
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+47

Germany's Aggressive Switch to Renewables Will Save €149 Billion

Posted in Business on 6th Dec, 2016 02:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Germany’s goal is to lower its greenhouse gas emissions by 40 percent by 2020.
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+41

Will a cryogenically-frozen corpse ever come back to life?

Posted in Science on 6th Dec, 2016 02:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Will it one day be possible to cryopreserve a human brain in such a manner that it can be revived intact?
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+25

Moon Express targets trips to the moon at $10,000 per person by 2026

Posted in Business on 5th Dec, 2016 03:35 PM
by AlexMuller
If all goes well in the space tourism economy, tourists will be able to book a flight to the moon within the next decade.
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+38

Elon Musk’s OpenAI is Using Reddit to Teach An Artificial Intelligence How to Speak

Posted in Software on 5th Dec, 2016 03:28 PM
by AlexMuller
The supercomputer will tackle the most difficult challenges facing the artificial intelligence industry.
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+24

Nations vow to move forward with the Paris Agreement, with or without the US

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2016 03:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Other nations expressed their determination to implement the deal and to continue their work on climate protection, even if the US withdraws.
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+46

ESA will fund ExoMars 2020

Posted in Hardware on 4th Dec, 2016 11:34 AM
by AlexMuller
ExoMars 2020 will send a rover to the red planet.
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+22

New Portable Anti-Hypothermia Device Can Warm 5 Liters of Blood on a Single Charge

Posted in Hardware on 4th Dec, 2016 11:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Such a device could put a serious dent in the thousands of annual death caused by insufficiently heated blood.
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+38

Lack of sleep may disrupt development of a child's brain

Posted in Science on 4th Dec, 2016 11:25 AM
by AlexMuller
New brain scans reveal sleep deprivation damages children's brains more than previously thought.
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+44

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