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SpinLaunch raises $40M from Airbus, Google and others for space catapult

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018 11:45 PM
by Alex Muller
SpinLaunch says it's raised a total of $40 million from a high-profile array of investors to get a space catapult system ready for launch by 2022.
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New eyedrops could repair corneas, make glasses unnecessary

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018 01:08 AM
by Alex Muller
This is a new concept for correcting refractory problems.
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+10

121 giant exoplanets in habitable zones may have habitable moons

Posted in Science on 17th Jun, 2018 01:02 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life.
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+9

Mars Opportunity: Rover 'should ride out storm'

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2018 12:25 AM
by Alex Muller
The American space agency says it is concerned but hopeful that its veteran robot rover on Mars can survive a big dust storm on the planet.
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+8

DeepMind AI can 'imagine' a world based on a picture

Posted in Software on 16th Jun, 2018 12:15 AM
by Alex Muller
DeepMind has developed a neural network that taught itself to 'imagine' a scene from different viewpoints, based on just a single image.
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+8

SpaceX will try to use NASA inflatable aeroshell decelerator to enable second stage reuse

Posted in Hardware on 15th Jun, 2018 04:26 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX will try to bring rocket upper stage back from orbital velocity using a giant balloon.
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+8

Solar Has Overtaken Gas and Wind as Biggest Source of New U.S. Power

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jun, 2018 02:15 AM
by Alex Muller
Despite tariffs imposed on imported panels, the U.S. installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity in the first quarter.
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AI Used to Help Cancer Screening

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2018 02:10 AM
by Alex Muller
Using deep learning, researchers are creating advanced diagnostic tools for cancer screening.
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Genome Sequencing of Apes Provide Insights into Evolution

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2018 12:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Researchers have reported on improved orangutan and chimpanzee genomes, built from scratch using long-read PacBio sequencing and long-range mapping technology.
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Alibaba and JD.com invest billions in drones and robots working to global delivery under 72 hours

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2018 12:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Alibaba's founder and executive chairman Jack Ma Yun wants to bring global delivery times for his logistics affiliate to under 72 hours.
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Recovery of Lost Apollo Data Has Solved a 40-Year-Old Mystery on The 'Moon Warming'

Posted in Science on 11th Jun, 2018 01:29 AM
by Alex Muller
Between 1971 and 1977, Apollo scientists conducting experiments on the Moon discovered that the surface got mysteriously warmer.
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Augmented reality will bring together games and amusement parks

Posted in Software on 9th Jun, 2018 09:55 PM
by Alex Muller
Gamers care about the identities they create in games, bringing those into the amusement park would be a win for both industries.
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+8

Company Sucks Carbon Directly from the Atmosphere to Make Fuel

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2018 09:50 PM
by Alex Muller
A Canadian company is developing cost-effective technology to remove carbon from atmosphere, and convert it into fuel.
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Curiosity finds complex organic traces in 3 billion year old mudflats on Mars

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2018 12:35 AM
by Alex Muller
While not necessarily evidence of life itself, these findings are a good sign for future missions exploring the planet’s surface and subsurface.
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U.S Cities Pledging To Go 100-Percent Renewable Doubled Since Last Year

Posted in Business on 9th Jun, 2018 12:27 AM
by Alex Muller
Municipal-level reforms are gaining steam amid the Trump administration's rollback of federal climate policies.
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX Delays Plans for First Space Tourists to Circle Moon

Posted in Business on 6th Jun, 2018 10:47 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has indicated it won’t launch a pair of space tourists to loop around the moon this year as previously announced.
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+18

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