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25 US Cities Are Now Committed to 100% Renewable Energy

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2017 02:20 PM
by Alex Muller
'Politics has nothing to do with it for me. Clean energy just makes good economic sense'
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+35

New Lenses Could Give You Super Color Vision

Posted in Science on 25th Mar, 2017 02:16 PM
by Alex Muller
Thanks to the architecture in our eyes, we see but a small subset of the hues that make up the visible spectrum.
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+28

China working on reusing rocket stages and will try to use parachutes and airbags to recover stages

Posted in Science on 24th Mar, 2017 07:07 PM
by Alex Muller
China is developing a rocket stage and engine recovery system.
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+26

A brain-computer interface for controlling VR with your mind

Posted in Science on 23rd Mar, 2017 09:29 PM
by Alex Muller
The startup Neurable thinks its brain-computer interface will be fast and accurate enough for playing games in VR.
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+48

'Smallsats' open up new planetary frontier

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Nasa is planning a series of small satellite missions that could open up new ways of exploring the Solar System.
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+22

Trump signs NASA funding bill, sets goal of human on Mars

Posted in Science on 22nd Mar, 2017 07:36 AM
by Alex Muller
President Trump on Tuesday signed a bill authorizing funding for NASA while setting a new goal to send humans to Mars.
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+37

SpaceX to make history by re-flying orbital rocket

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2017 06:11 PM
by Alex Muller
Ars has confirmed that the reused Falcon 9 booster will attempt a drone ship landing.
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+28

A protein in spider venom may offer stroke therapy

Posted in Science on 21st Mar, 2017 05:46 PM
by Alex Muller
A protein in spider venom may help protect the brain from injury after a stroke, according to research.
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+23

Solar has become America’s fastest-growing, nonpartisan energy source

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2017 09:53 AM
by Alex Muller
The U.S. added 9.5 gigawatts of utility-scale solar power last year alone. That’s more than the previous three years combined.
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+27

Several tech billionaires are openly or secretely funding mind computer interfacing projects

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2017 07:37 AM
by Alex Muller
DARPA says it is close to announcing $60 million in contracts under a program to create a “high-fidelity” brain interface.
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+28

China: Artificial intelligence given priority development status

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2017 07:17 AM
by Alex Muller
One analyst now projecting industry in China to grow by more than 50 per cent in value to US$5.5 billion by 2018.
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+38

Warming Mars and thickening its atmosphere can be done in 10-100 years

Posted in Science on 17th Mar, 2017 07:00 PM
by Alex Muller
If all the solar incident on Mars were to be captured then Mars would warm to Earth-like temperatures in about 10 years.
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+34

Up to half of the Arctic’s melt might be totally natural

Posted in Science on 15th Mar, 2017 09:46 PM
by Alex Muller
But climate change is still responsible for the rest.
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+26

To the Moon! The Musk-Bezos Billionaire Space Rivalry Just Reached New Heights

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2017 03:56 PM
by Alex Muller
The rivalry between billionaire space entrepreneurs Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos may soon reach all the way to the moon.
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+38

As Moore's law ends, brain-like computers begin

Posted in Science on 14th Mar, 2017 03:44 PM
by Alex Muller
For five decades, Moore's law held up pretty well: Roughly every two years, the number of transistors one could fit on a chip doubled, all while costs steadily declined.
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+42

Elon Musk Says The Future Of Humanity Depends On Us Merging With Machines

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2017 11:59 AM
by Alex Muller
'To some degree we are already a cyborg, you think of all the digital tools that you have, your phone, your computer'
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