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Moon Express to mine hydroxyl from the moon and provide it to fuel orbital and other space missions

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 11:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Moon Express plans to create a robotic lunar hydroxyl mining machine. It will fill a small fuel tank then it will launch into lunar orbit.
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SES company first to launch satellite on a 'second-hand' SpaceX rocket

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 10:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Luxembourg-based SES says it is going to be the first commercial satellite operator to launch a spacecraft on a "second-hand" rocket.
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+5

7 Key Factors Driving the Artificial Intelligence Revolution

Posted in Business on 31st Aug, 2016 10:14 PM
by AlexMuller
Jacobstein imagines in a future in which there's a symbiosis between human and machine intelligence.
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+9

Researchers discover machines can learn by simply observing

Posted in Hardware on 31st Aug, 2016 10:01 PM
by AlexMuller
It is now possible for machines to learn how natural or artificial systems work by simply observing them, without being told what to look for.
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+8

MS breakthrough: Replacing diseased immune system halts progression, allows repair

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2016 07:46 PM
by AlexMuller
"Our trial is the first to show the complete, long-term suppression of all inflammatory activity in people with MS,"
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+48

These Contact Lenses Deliver Drugs Right to Your Eyeball

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2016 07:35 PM
by AlexMuller
In addition to correcting vision problems, these flexible lenses can be used to deliver drugs directly into the eyeballs of glaucoma patients.
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+36

Expert calls for long-term blueprint for China's AI industry

Posted in Hardware on 30th Aug, 2016 07:15 PM
by AlexMuller
In 2015, the global AI market stood at $127 billion, Tan said, adding the figure is predicted to reach $165 billion this year and to exceed $200 billion in 2018.
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Nasa ends year-long Mars simulation on Hawaii

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2016 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Having survived their year in isolation, the crew members said they were confident a mission to Mars could succeed.
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+31

Mind-controlled nanobots could release drugs inside your brain

Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2016 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
To get the DNA bots to respond to a person’s thoughts, the team trained a computer to distinguish between brain activity when resting and when doing mental arithmetic.
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Face shape can be determined from the genes

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2016 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Many of the characteristics that make up a person's face, such as nose size and face width, stem from specific genetic variations, reports a team of scientists.
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+57

ULA developing 'space trucks' to ferry cargo in an orbital economy

Posted in Science on 29th Aug, 2016 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
ULA thinks humans will begin building the infrastructure for space mining and exploration that will culminate with lunar colonies before 2050.
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Artificial Intelligence will chomp down a chunk of India’s present knowledge economy

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2016 12:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Artificial intelligence (AI) is capable of taking on tasks that require analytical skills.
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+36

A Simple Phone Game Could Diagnose Autism

Posted in Software on 28th Aug, 2016 11:43 AM
by AlexMuller
They aim to diagnose autism with a simple game played on a phone or tablet. In a recent study, they took a significant stride towards reaching that goal.
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+48

The Price of Solar Is Declining to Unprecedented Lows

Posted in Business on 28th Aug, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite already low costs, the installed price of solar fell by 5 to 12 percent in 2015.
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+25

SpaceX Dragon home from ISS

Posted in Science on 27th Aug, 2016 02:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The mission was SpaceX's ninth of 20 planned under a NASA resupply contract worth up to $3.1 billion.
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+24

Nanoparticles that speed blood clotting may someday save lives

Posted in Medicine on 27th Aug, 2016 02:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed nanoparticles that congregate wherever injury occurs in the body to help it form blood clots, and they've validated these particles in vivo.
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+49

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