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Mars in Three Days: Here's the Tech That Could Make It Happen

Posted in Science on 16th Jan, 2017 12:40 PM
by AlexMuller
The vast distances between us and other points of particular interest in space are vast, and the speed limitations of our technology are a significant barrier to exploration.
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Tesla will power its Gigafactory with a 70-megawatt solar farm

Posted in Business on 16th Jan, 2017 12:35 PM
by AlexMuller
It will be the world’s largest roof-mounted solar installation.
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Neuroscientists discover that disorganized brain waves are needed for human memory

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Brain waves, or oscillations, are the brain’s way of organising activity and are known to be important to learning, memory, and thinking.
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+45

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Can be applied to multiple stem cell types and to repair of various organ systems.
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+34

SpaceX's comeback launch and landing was a success

Posted in Science on 15th Jan, 2017 10:33 AM
by AlexMuller
It's back to business for the private spaceflight company.
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+33

Poker Is The Latest Game To Fall To Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Software on 14th Jan, 2017 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
In yet another major milestone in the development of artificial intelligence, a poker playing algorithm has bested a large number of human pros.
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+28

The End of Scars? Scientists Discovered How to Regenerate Human Skin

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jan, 2017 05:30 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania found a way to get skin to regenerate using fat cells.
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+31

Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2017 05:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
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+22

Apple is nearing $1 trillion in iOS revenue

Posted in Business on 13th Jan, 2017 07:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Apple is on pace to generate a cumulative $1 trillion in revenue from iOS-related products since the company introduced its first such device, the iPhone, in 2007.
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Tumor-Seeking Salmonella Treats Brain Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jan, 2017 07:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer.
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+32

Why connecting all the world's robots will drive 2017's top technology trends

Posted in Software on 12th Jan, 2017 06:13 PM
by AlexMuller
2017 will be shaped by the next phase of VR and AR, the emergence of an internet for AI, and the creation of digital assistants.
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+41

How Will Driverless Cars Disrupt the Transportation Industry?

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jan, 2017 05:59 PM
by Megan Ray Nichols
Autonomous vehicles (AVs) are still relatively new and the technology is still developing, but driverless cars are already beginning to change the transportation industry.
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+48

Glia, not neurons, are most affected by brain aging

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2017 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The difference between an old brain and a young brain isn't so much the number of neurons but the presence and function of supporting cells called glia.
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+34

Solar Looks to Outpace Natural Gas and Wind

Posted in Business on 12th Jan, 2017 05:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Although final totals are not quite in, estimates indicate more solar capacity was added in 2016 than for its rivals.
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+21

Virtual Reality funding and innovation look strong for 2017

Posted in Games on 11th Jan, 2017 04:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The biggest barriers to consumer adoption are the need for more compelling content, especially for nongaming audiences.
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+32

Illumina wants to sequence your whole genome for $100

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2017 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The NovaSeq machine's scanning speed could decipher an entire human genome in less than an hour.
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+44

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