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Could 'cocktail geoengineering' save the climate?

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 03:19 PM
by Alex Muller
Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth's energy balance to combat climate change.
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Ketamine has 'truly remarkable' effect on depression

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 03:13 PM
by Alex Muller
After six months, 43% of the subjects said they had no significant symptoms of depression
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Renewable Energy Just Hit a Big Milestone

Posted in Science on 27th Jul, 2017 02:59 PM
by Alex Muller
This year, for the first time in the modern nuclear era, renewable energy has surpassed nuclear power as a percentage of U.S. energy generation.
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Eye test could help diagnose autism

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2017 05:05 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study could herald a new tool that helps physicians identify a sub-group of people with Autism spectrum disorders (ASD).
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+25

Cognitive cross-training enhances learning, study finds

Posted in Science on 26th Jul, 2017 04:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Just as athletes cross-train to improve physical skills, those wanting to enhance cognitive skills can benefit from multiple ways of exercising the brain.
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+22

AI Grant aims to fund the unfundable to advance AI and solve hard problems

Posted in Software on 26th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
AI Grant aims to bankroll science projects to give untraditional candidates a shot at solving big problems.
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New blood test can check for 13 types of cancers

Posted in Medicine on 25th Jul, 2017 03:53 PM
by Alex Muller
National Cancer Center Japan has developed a new test to diagnose 13 kinds of cancers from a single drop of blood, with a clinical study set to start from next month.
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The Moon Is Seriously Loaded With Water, More Than We Ever Expected

Posted in Science on 25th Jul, 2017 03:47 PM
by Alex Muller
There's way more water locked inside the Moon than we previously thought, according to a new analysis of satellite data.
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+22

14 ways AI will impact the education sector

Posted in Business on 24th Jul, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
For something as important as education, now is the time to start talking about the benefits and challenges created by the AI-powered personalized learning systems.
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+38

Why chatbots need a big push from deep learning

Posted in Software on 24th Jul, 2017 04:52 PM
by Alex Muller
Deep learning has recently revolutionised fields such as computer vision and natural language processing (NLP).
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Vertical farm start-up Plenty raises $200m

Posted in Business on 24th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Plenty, a San Francisco vertical farming start-up, has raised $200m (£154m) from big-name investors.
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UK wants continued EU Copernicus participation

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:50 PM
by Alex Muller
The UK has given the clearest statement yet of its desire to stay within the European Union's Copernicus Earth observation programme after Brexit.
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+37

Scientists find virtual reality can reduce the pain associated with dental treatment

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:41 PM
by Alex Muller
A virtual coastal environment can be employed to manage pain, according to research published in the scientific journal Environment and Behavior.
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Depression changes brain structure

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2017 03:36 PM
by Alex Muller
Changes in the brain’s structure that could be the result of depression have been identified in a major scanning study.
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Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2017 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
A bag used by US astronaut Neil Armstrong to collect the first ever samples of the Moon has sold at auction in New York for $1.8m (£1.4m).
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China Plans to Use AI to Gain Global Economic Dominance by 2030

Posted in Business on 22nd Jul, 2017 07:05 PM
by Alex Muller
The country’s government has announced a scheme to surpass Western nations and shape the future of AI.
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+38

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