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Most nations lack ability to deal with invasive species

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The spread of non-native species threatens livelihoods and biodiversity, but the issue is worsened by global trade, travel and climate change.
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Google's Antiaging company Calico will use Computational Biology and Machine Learning

Posted in Science on 25th Aug, 2016 04:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Calico will try to use machine learning to understand the complex biological processes involved in aging.
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China unveils its Mars 2020 probe and science goals

Posted in Science on 24th Aug, 2016 03:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The mission will be complex and ambitious, including an orbiter, lander and rover.
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+27

NASA Funds Plan to Turn Used Rocket Fuel Tanks Into Space Habitats

Posted in Science on 23rd Aug, 2016 05:21 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA has selected six partner companies to develop full-sized ground prototypes and concepts for deep space habitats.
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+35

Van Allen probes capture how Earth's radiation belts respond to giant solar storm

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2016 06:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Understanding how the belts work is becoming more important as the world becomes more dependent on satellite technology.
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+24

Chinese scientists study viability of manned radar station on the moon

Posted in Science on 22nd Aug, 2016 06:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The moon has been suggested to have numerous advantages over satellites or a space station as an earth observation platform.
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+21

A Nearby Exoplanet Might Have Oxygen-Rich Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2016 08:23 PM
by AlexMuller
GJ 1132b, an extrasolar planet about 1.2 times the size and 1.6 times the mass of the Earth, intrigued astronomers when it was discovered last year.
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With the installation of the Docking Adapter, the ISS is ready for the private spaceflight era

Posted in Science on 21st Aug, 2016 12:17 AM
by AlexMuller
space station transitions from the era of Space Shuttle transportation to that of privatized spaceflight.
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A new Goldilocks for habitable planets

Posted in Science on 20th Aug, 2016 11:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Simply being in the habitable zone may not be sufficient to support life. A planet also must start with an internal temperature that is just right.
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+36

SpaceX plans to use more carbon fiber for lighter rockets as reusing stages justifies higher expenses

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 08:33 PM
by PlanetTech
Originally, the company made rockets mostly out of aluminum to keep costs low.
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+24

Mayo Clinic, collaborators working to advance aging research via clinical trials

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging is the largest risk factor for most chronic diseases, and elderly care accounts for about 1 trillion USD a year in the US.
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Have We Been Wrong About the Origins of Life?

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 04:11 AM
by AlexMuller
An alternative idea; that life arose deep in the ocean within warm, rocky structures called hydrothermal vents.
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+8

Mars colony design finalists will be 3D-printed to scale & tested in Mojave

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 03:38 AM
by AlexMuller
With $30,000 from Kickstarter, Mars City Design is taking its first steps towards designing a settlement.
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+26

Neuroprosthesis to mimic, repair and improve cognition

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 03:13 AM
by AlexMuller
The broad target market includes people with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, as well as those who have suffered a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
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+31

Parkinson's could potentially be detected by an eye test

Posted in Science on 19th Aug, 2016 02:51 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers may have discovered a method of detecting changes in the eye which could identify Parkinson's disease before its symptoms develop.
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+51

NASA's Next Mars Rover Intensifies Hunt for Extinct Martian Microbes

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2016 12:37 AM
by AlexMuller
The 2020 Mars Rover already deep into development. It'll be targeting rocks with the best chance of revealing ancient Martian life.
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