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Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs; no stem cells required

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2016 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Closer to the natural regeneration that happens in animals like newts and salamanders and no medical-safety and embryo concerns.
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+8

SpaceX plans to ramp up to weekly launches by 2019 and twice a week by 2021

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:31 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is ramping up to two launches per month through 2016.
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Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.
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How SpaceX plans to land on Mars in 2018 using the most powerful rocket in the world

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Red Dragon will go to Mars to retrieve samples collected by NASA’s Mars rover and then return them to Earth.
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SpaceX undercut ULA rocket launch pricing by 40 percent

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2016 01:50 PM
by AlexMuller
The Air Force awarded SpaceX an $83 million contract, breaking the monopoly that Lockheed Martin and Boeing had held on military space launches for more than a decade.
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Giant icebergs play key role in removing CO2 from the atmosphere

Posted in Science on 30th Apr, 2016 01:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Carbon sequestration contributes to the long-term storage of atmospheric carbon dioxide, therefore helping to slow global warming.
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SpaceVR raises $1.25M to send VR camera satellite into orbit

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2016 07:11 PM
by AlexMuller
At the Silicon Valley Virtual Reality Expo in San Jose, California, Holmes said that he has raised more money to make “the world’s first virtual reality camera satellite.”
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NASA says it will help SpaceX with Mars 2018 mission

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:58 AM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX just announced it's hoping to land an uncrewed Dragon capsule on Mars in 2018, which would make it the first private company to land on another planet. But it's not going alone.
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Brain's 'atlas' of words revealed

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in the US have mapped out how the brain organises language.
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Climate change will noticeably reduce oxygen in oceans by 2030

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2016 11:33 AM
by AlexMuller
There might be plenty of fish in the sea, but what about oxygen for those fish?
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Former SpaceX founding member is starting a new small rockets company

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
While SpaceX is looking forward to launching its biggest, baddest rocket yet later this year, other companies are scaling down.
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+23

Giant wave-riding platform design puts solar power out to sea

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
Solar energy has a great potential, but among the factors hindering its general application is that suitable land is not always available.
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First happiness genes have been located

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 12:23 PM
by AlexMuller
Genetic overlap between happiness, depression discovered.
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Research identifies compound that could reverse symptoms of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 12:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A five-year study has found a way of 'reversing' symptoms of neurodegenerative diseases, using fruit flies as test subjects.
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Artificial Intelligence fights wildlife poaching

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2016 11:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are using A.I. applications that incorporate a game theory model for wildlife protection.
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How cold-loving bacteria can create their own ice

Posted in Science on 25th Apr, 2016 01:56 PM
by AlexMuller
P. syringae plays an important role in biology and atmospheric science, because it can form ice at temperatures above freezing.
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