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Europe's Mars rover takes shape

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2018 04:52 PM
by Alex Muller
ESA member states will meet on 8 May for the Critical Design Review. This will consider every aspect of the venture and is really the last chance to change some aspect of the mission.
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Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2018 04:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of both motor neurone disease and a rare form of dementia.
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+8

SpaceX finally Falcon flings NASA's TESS into orbit

Posted in Hardware on 20th Apr, 2018 04:39 PM
by Alex Muller
The Booster hurled the probe and sat down on the boat in the Atlantic
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+8

Clean Energy is Happening, With or Without the Trump Administration

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2018 11:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Utilities, corporations, cities, and states are taking the reins of the US transition to clean energy.
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+18

One machine to rule them all: A 'Master Algorithm' may emerge sooner than you think

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2018 10:56 PM
by Alex Muller
It remains to be seen if this new math can spawn a mechanical species of beings with their own beliefs and motivations.
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+18

SpaceX will build its BFR Mars rocket in California

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2018 11:00 PM
by Alex Muller
'This vehicle holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos'
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+28

Breakthrough crispr gene editing trial set to begin this year

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2018 10:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Biotech company CRISPR Therapeutics is set to treat Europe’s patients with the CRISPR gene-editing tool this year following regulatory approval for trials.
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+25

Delay for Nasa's TESS planet-hunting space telescope

Posted in Hardware on 17th Apr, 2018 01:20 AM
by Alex Muller
The launch of Nasa's Tess planet-hunter has been postponed and it will not now lift off until Wednesday at the earliest.
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+24

Why China will win the global race for complete AI dominance

Posted in Business on 17th Apr, 2018 01:17 AM
by Alex Muller
China will be the world's dominant player in artificial intelligence by 2030. This isn’t a prediction by a researcher or academic, it’s government policy from Beijing.
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+34

Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2018 02:56 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.
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+48

NASA, SpaceX to launch spacecraft to find another Earth

Posted in Science on 15th Apr, 2018 03:22 AM
by Alex Muller
TESS is scheduled to launch Monday aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.
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+21

Google announces new 'Talk to Books' semantic-search feature

Posted in Software on 15th Apr, 2018 03:13 AM
by Alex Muller
Answers to your questions in more than 100,000 books.
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+42

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2018 12:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce.
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+27

Why some types of cancers are 'born to be bad'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Apr, 2018 12:07 AM
by Alex Muller
A groundbreaking study has uncovered why some patients' cancers are more deadly than others, despite appearing identical.
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+35

HTC expects 5G to boost VR and AR sales, but not until 2020

Posted in Business on 12th Apr, 2018 11:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Virtual and augmented reality headset sales are improving after a rocky 2017, but HTC says that VR and AR will really take off when 5G networks become available.
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+18

India’s Gujarat approves 5GW solar park

Posted in Science on 11th Apr, 2018 02:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The Indian state of Gujarat has approved what could be the world’s largest solar park once completed, standing at 5GW capacity, according to chief minister Vijay Rupani.
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+30

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