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

Posted in Science 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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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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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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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 Science 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 Science 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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Ultrasound-powered nanorobots clear bacteria and toxins from blood

Posted in Science on 6th Jun, 2018 10:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency aims to create a broad-spectrum detoxification robotic platform.
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New noninvasive technique could be alternative to laser eye surgery

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2018 05:51 PM
by Alex Muller
A low-powered, ultrafast laser to alter biochemical and biomechanical tissue properties without causing cellular damage or tissue disruption
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Chinese space station: Beijing invites world to join its project as ISS support falters

Posted in Science on 2nd Jun, 2018 07:37 PM
by Alex Muller
China just declared it's building a new space station. With Beijing inviting the world to climb aboard, is this the start of a new space race?
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Advanced brain organoid could model strokes, screen drugs

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2018 02:08 PM
by Alex Muller
Functional blood brain barrier allows for discovering and testing new drugs that can cross over into the brain.
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3D printed human corneas created at Newcastle University

Posted in Science on 31st May, 2018 02:01 PM
by Alex Muller
Using a 3D printer, this bio-ink was extruded into concentric circles to form an artificial cornea, according to a paper published in Experimental Eye Research.
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