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SpaceX’s resupply mission gets postponed (again)

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
The fifth ISS commercial resupply mission has been delayed to no earlier than January 6th.
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Autism link to air pollution raised

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
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Organic matter detected on Mars

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 12:33 AM
by AlexMuller
Curiosity rover has made definitive detection of organic molecules, but there’s not enough evidence to tell if it came from ancient Martian life or from a non-biological process.
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Global life expectancy has increased by 6 years since 1990

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 12:27 AM
by AlexMuller
Between 1990 and 2013, global life expectancy increased by nearly 5.8 years in men and 6.6 years in women.
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+27

How Technology Brought Us Closer to the Future in 2014

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2014 07:57 PM
by AlexMuller
As the year draws to a close, it’s worth glancing over our shoulder. What technologies and themes were brightest in 2014? Read on.
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Rouble turmoil leads to Apple halting online sales in Russia

Posted in Online on 17th Dec, 2014 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Technology giant Apple says it cannot sell products online in Russia because the rouble's value is too volatile for it to set prices.
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Lunar Mission Kickstarter Campaign Meets its Funding Target

Posted in Science on 17th Dec, 2014 07:41 PM
by AlexMuller
The people have spoken, and they want to drill the moon.
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Running and Walking May Lower Alzheimer's Disease Risk

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2014 07:37 PM
by AlexMuller
As drug companies struggle to find a cure, research suggests that exercise earlier in life may substantially reduce Alzheimer’s disease mortality.
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Some exoplanets may get squished by gravity from stars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Astronomers have caught glimpses of planets that may be less dense than Styrofoam, some with two suns, and others believed to be made of diamond.
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NASA's Curiosity rover has detected methane on Mars

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2014 11:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Methane on the Red Planet is intriguing because here on Earth, 95% of the gas comes from microbial organisms.
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For Google Ventures, 2014 yielded 16 exits and a strong focus on life sciences and health tech

Posted in Business on 16th Dec, 2014 11:27 PM
by AlexMuller
2014 has been a huge year for many in the tech industry, including Google Ventures.
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Mobile Computing, the Metatrend of the Past Decade

Posted in Hardware on 16th Dec, 2014 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Four billion people are buying new smartphones every two years, massively outpacing the PC industry.
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Arctic sea ice volume holds up in 2014

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Arctic sea ice may be more resilient than many observers recognize.
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New pulsed-magnetic method uses nanorods to deliver drugs

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique to magnetically deliver drug-carrying nanorods to deep targets in the body using magnetic fields could transform the way tumors are treated.
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Google Glass is Headed to the ISS

Posted in Hardware on 15th Dec, 2014 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Tomorrow's SpaceX launch from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida will send the wearable device spaceward.
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Paul Allen Gives $100 Million for New Institute for Cell Science with Major Focus on Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
For the worlds of biology and cell biology including the stem cell field more specifically, the holidays came early with some fantastic news.
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