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New fibers can deliver optogenetic signals and drugs directly into the brain while allowing simultaneous electrical readout

Posted in Medicine on 31st Jan, 2015 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
MIT scientists have developed a new method of coping with the complexity of studying the brain.
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+27

With virtual reality blowing up, first VR accelerator unveils initial 13 startups

Posted in Games on 31st Jan, 2015 10:02 PM
by AlexMuller
Developers are swarming to the new VR technology and investors want to get in on the new companies.
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+23

Evidence for Cosmic Inflation Theory Bites the (Space) Dust

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2015 09:48 PM
by AlexMuller
It is the announcement no one wanted to hear: The most exciting astronomical discovery of 2014 has vanished.
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+35

Be My Eyes app lets you lend your eyes to the blind

Posted in Software on 31st Jan, 2015 09:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Be My Eyes is a new mobile app that aims to help blind people in situations where they need to see something.
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+28

How to sell the robot revolution

Posted in Reviews on 30th Jan, 2015 04:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Are we finally ready to enter the age of the home robot?
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+67

A New Study Links Brain Inflammation With Depression

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jan, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Depression is a complex form of mental illness which is very difficult to diagnose due to varied symptoms shown by people.
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+43

Probiotic treats diabetes in rats, could lead to human remedy

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2015 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Lowers glucose levels by 30 percent; could be delivered as pill instead of injections.
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+27

To keep airplanes on the map, track them from space

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2015 03:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology exists, but will airlines use it?
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+2

Ebola outbreak: Virus mutating, scientists warn

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 06:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers at the Institut Pasteur in France, which first identified the outbreak last March, are investigating whether it could have become more contagious.
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+37

Virtual reality content on offer to airline passengers

Posted in Games on 29th Jan, 2015 06:35 PM
by AlexMuller
First-class passengers flying between Australia and the US will soon be able to watch content via a virtual reality headset, airline Qantas has announced.
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+44

Next stop for Google Wallet: the U.K.

Posted in Software on 29th Jan, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Google is finally starting to roll out Gmail support for Google Wallet outside of the U.S. Starting today, users in the U.K. can use Gmail to send money peer to peer.
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+32

Modelling a suspects' face using DNA from crime scenes

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
But can it work well enough to generate a reliable lead?
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+5

Dementia 'linked' to common over-the-counter drugs

Posted in Medicine on 29th Jan, 2015 01:55 AM
by AlexMuller
A study has linked commonly used medicines, including over-the-counter treatments for conditions such as insomnia and hay-fever, to dementia.
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+28

SpaceX and Boeing should fly manned crews to the space station starting in 2017

Posted in Hardware on 29th Jan, 2015 01:49 AM
by AlexMuller
Spacecraft testing and increasingly complex flights will pave the way for missions during the next few years to the International Space Station.
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+19

Apple posts the biggest quarterly profit in history

Posted in Business on 29th Jan, 2015 01:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Apple reported a net profit of $18bn (£11.8bn) in its fiscal first quarter, which tops the $15.9bn made by ExxonMobil in the second quarter of 2012.
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+30

Ancient star system reveals Earth-sized planets forming near start of universe

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2015 01:34 AM
by AlexMuller
At 11.2 billion years old, it proves that such planets have formed throughout the history of the Universe.
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+8