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Google Says It Can Now Launch Up To 20 Project Loon Balloons Per Day

Posted in Online on 21st Nov, 2014 12:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Google's effort to deliver Internet access from balloons that travel around the world in the stratosphere, continues to make strides.
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Obesity 'costing same as smoking'

Posted in Medicine on 21st Nov, 2014 12:02 AM
by AlexMuller
The worldwide cost of obesity is about the same as smoking or armed conflict and greater than both alcoholism and climate change, research has suggested.
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+7

Climate fund receives $9.3bn pledge

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:59 PM
by AlexMuller
Thirty nations meeting in Berlin have pledged $9.3bn (£6bn) for a fund to help developing countries cut emissions and prepare for climate change.
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Brain Pathway Rediscovered After 100 Years

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
Modern magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques are giving scientists unprecedented insight into the inner workings of the human brain.
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+9

Tiny 3D Printed Livers From Organovo Go On Sale

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea is that companies can use the printed tissue to test whether experimental drugs are safe for human livers.
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+44

Dark matter could be seen in GPS time glitches

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2014 10:26 PM
by AlexMuller
GPS has a new job. It does a great job of telling us our location, but the network of hyper-accurate clocks in space could get a fix on something far more elusive: dark matter.
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+22

UK 'to lead moon landing' funded by public contributions

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2014 10:13 PM
by AlexMuller
A British-led consortium has outlined its plans to land a robotic probe on the Moon in 10 years' time.
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+35

Google makes big advances in image recognition and computer vision

Posted in Software on 19th Nov, 2014 10:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Google have created AI software that can describe the contents of photographs far more accurately than ever before.
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+27

PlanetTech News interviews Miroculus: The future of cancer detection

Posted in Interviews on 18th Nov, 2014 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A Singularity University startup working on a device to easily check for many cancers in a drop of blood.
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+42

How to increase (or decrease) brain activity and memory

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
Is it possible to rapidly increase (or decrease) the amount of information the brain can store?
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+27

Europe signs on to NASA's manned Orion venture

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency and Airbus have signed a contract that will see the aerospace giant build the "back end" of America's new manned spaceship.
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+25

China plans Mars mission For 2020, a new space race could be heating up

Posted in Hardware on 18th Nov, 2014 04:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Most people assume that if and when humans do land on Mars, it will be with a NASA logo on their arm. You might want to think again.
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+40

Ocean gliding robots used to study melting Antarctic sheet ice

Posted in Science on 18th Nov, 2014 12:30 AM
by AlexMuller
The use of "ocean gliders" for conducting research in oceanic conditions not ideal for regular methods has been catching on in the scientific community.
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Humans' big brains might be due in part to newly identified protein

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2014 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Experiments revealed that the protein, is made in growing brains of humans, and appears necessary for normal proliferation of human brain stem cells growing in a lab dish.
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Google to test Project Loon in Australia with new carrier partner

Posted in Hardware on 17th Nov, 2014 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Ultimately, Google says the goal is have a constellation of balloons floating above regions where internet and wireless connectivity is scarce.
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+36

Apple Is Now Worth More Than The Entire Russian Stock Market

Posted in Business on 17th Nov, 2014 08:07 PM
by AlexMuller
It might seem odd that one single company is now worth more than the entire publicly traded market of a major economy. But that’s what has happened to Apple recently.
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+14