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SpaceX competitor Vector raises $70 million to build more rockets

Posted in Science on 22nd Oct, 2018 02:55 AM
by Alex Muller
Vector focuses on the use of smaller rockets to put microsatellites in orbit and make deliveries.
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Idx raises $33 million for AI that detects eye disease and other conditions

Posted in Software on 19th Oct, 2018 11:09 AM
by Alex Muller
One particularly powerful application for AI is in health care, where we’re already seeing early signs of its potential.
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+8

University of Florida’s AI finds early lung cancer with 97% sensitivity

Posted in Software on 19th Oct, 2018 11:07 AM
by Alex Muller
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women worldwide, according to the American Cancer Society.
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Lunar landscape testing ground to be built in Germany

Posted in Science on 19th Oct, 2018 11:02 AM
by Alex Muller
To help prepare astronauts for a longer return trip, the European Space Agency (ESA) has outlined a new facility that will recreate the lunar surface as accurately as possible.
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Swedish company Ovzon is the fourth client for SpaceX Falcon Heavy launches

Posted in Hardware on 18th Oct, 2018 06:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Ovzon has agreed with SpaceX for launch of Ovzon’s first GEO satellite. The launch is expected no earlier than Q4 2020.
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Enzyme to help smokers quit by eliminating nicotine in the blood before it reaches the brain

Posted in Medicine on 18th Oct, 2018 05:52 PM
by Alex Muller
A new treatment for smoking cessation is ready to move into the first stages of human trials to test safety and efficacy.
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SpaceX rocket competitors get some US Air force help

Posted in Hardware on 15th Oct, 2018 03:03 PM
by Alex Muller
The US Air Force gave out contracts for rockets Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and United Launch Alliance to develop launch system prototypes.
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China plan to win AI with lots of money, data and easy regulations

Posted in Business on 15th Oct, 2018 03:01 PM
by Alex Muller
China wants to integrate four areas for stronger AI. China will use abundant data, hungry entrepreneurs, many AI scientists, and AI-friendly policy.
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SpaceX BFR will beat SLS rocket to orbit

Posted in Science on 13th Oct, 2018 08:59 PM
by Alex Muller
The NASA auditor has just produced a report which indicates the first test flight of the first version of the SLS will likely slip badly from June 2020.
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Anti-aging treatment against senescent cells

Posted in Medicine on 13th Oct, 2018 08:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Unity Biotechnology is developing treatments to eliminating senescent cells, which are a fundamental mechanism of aging.
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The Chernobyl area fires back up to produce power as a new solar power plant

Posted in Science on 8th Oct, 2018 06:36 PM
by Alex Muller
More than 30 years after the worst nuclear disaster in history, the Chernobyl area is once again producing power.
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National Theatre launches captioning smartglasses

Posted in Software on 8th Oct, 2018 06:29 PM
by Alex Muller
National Theatre, in partnership with Accenture, has been developing a new service that will allow hard of hearing audience members to see the dialog on stage.
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NASA announces SpaceX crewed flight June 2019

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2018 08:29 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019.
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AI to create more jobs than are lost because of economic growth

Posted in Software on 7th Oct, 2018 08:23 AM
by Alex Muller
Around 26% of existing jobs in China could be automated over the next 20 years, but this is projected to be more than offset by job creation of 38%.
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Blue Origin lunar mission in 2023 and Lockheed pitches a Lunar Lander

Posted in Hardware on 5th Oct, 2018 01:58 AM
by Alex Muller
Lockheed Martin revealed a giant crewed lunar lander concept and showed how the reusable lander aligns with NASA’s missions.
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DARPA high-resolution neural interfaces

Posted in Hardware on 5th Oct, 2018 01:56 AM
by Alex Muller
DARPA seeks to achieve high levels of brain-system communications without surgery, in its new program, Next-Generation Nonsurgical Neurotechnology (N3).
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+7

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