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Google is Testing Drones That Could Bring Internet Connectivity to Remote Lands

Posted in Business on 16th Sep, 2014 08:05 PM
by AlexMuller
Google really is all-in on drones.
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+9

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.
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+8

Four Enormous Projects That Could Save Coastal Cities in Our Flooded Future

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
The tides are rising. The only question that remains is how, and whether, we prepare our cities for it.
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+4

Climate change remedies 'affordable'

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 07:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Politicians will put the world economy at risk if they fail to tackle climate change, a global commission has warned.
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+8

Google launches Android One to bring smartphones to everyone

Posted in Software on 16th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Android’s future lies not in expensive smartphones for the tech elite. Instead, it’s all about getting smartphones to the rest of the world.
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+13

Martian meteorite yields more evidence of the possibility of life on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
A tiny fragment of Martian meteorite 1.3 billion years old is helping to make the case for the possibility of life on Mars, say scientists.
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+27

Brain may 'compensate' for Alzheimer's damage

Posted in Medicine on 16th Sep, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
The human brain may be able to compensate for some of the early changes seen in Alzheimer's disease, research in Nature Neuroscience shows.
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+38

MIT's electric Cheetah robot silently bounds across campus

Posted in Hardware on 16th Sep, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
We've seen MIT's super-fast four legged Cheetah bot sprint on a treadmill many times, but it seems that the team at MIT is finally ready to let the thing outside.
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+30

Next-Gen Glaucoma Treatments:

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Microfluidic Implant And Smart Phone App Monitoring.
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+37

Predicting the spread of disease with Google Earth

Posted in Software on 15th Sep, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
In the film Minority Report, PreCrime police combine psychic premonitions with search and surveillance technology to prevent murders before they occur.
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+26

First ban on shark and manta ray trade comes into force

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2014 12:41 AM
by AlexMuller
All trade in five named species of sharks is to be regulated from now on, in a significant step forward for conservation.
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+28

Artificial spleen cleans up blood

Posted in Medicine on 15th Sep, 2014 12:35 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a high-tech method to rid the body of infections, even those caused by unknown pathogens.
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+23

Coated nanoparticles show Alzheimer's promise

Posted in Medicine on 13th Sep, 2014 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles coated in an amino acid polymer have been found to prevent the formation of amyloid associated with the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
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+38

ESA's "fly-eye" telescope to watch for Earth-threatening asteroids

Posted in Hardware on 13th Sep, 2014 10:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The Flyeye telescope is designed to detect asteroids that pose a potential hazard to Earth.
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+31

Apple Tried to Buy Mobile Payment Company Square

Posted in Business on 13th Sep, 2014 10:17 PM
by AlexMuller
According to TechCrunch Apple was offering $3 billion (£1.4 billion) in exchange for control over the company.
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+11

Curiosity reaches Mount Sharp

Posted in Science on 13th Sep, 2014 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Mount Sharp will be the centerpiece of a new program of study to locate areas which could or once could have supported microbial life on Mars.
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+27