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Block 5 rocket launch marks the end of the beginning for SpaceX

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2018 10:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Less than eight years after its maiden launch, the Falcon 9 booster has become the most dominant rocket in the world.
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+8

India has added more energy capacity from renewable sources than from coal last year

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2018 01:48 PM
by Alex Muller
For the first time ever, India has added more production capacity from renewable energy in a year than from conventional sources like coal.
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Nasa announces successful 'Kilopower' test of nuclear reactor for space

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2018 01:43 PM
by Alex Muller
The agency hopes that the breakthrough can allow future missions to the Mars and Moon to be powered with nuclear energy.
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Calcium-based MRI sensor enables more sensitive brain imaging

Posted in Science on 2nd May, 2018 11:16 AM
by Alex Muller
The system detects direct signals of neural activity; could reveal patterns underlying behaviour.
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NASA Pushes for Moon, Deep Space with Crucial Tests

Posted in Science on 28th Apr, 2018 04:38 AM
by Alex Muller
With the moon as its immediate goal, NASA is pushing hard on deep space exploration.
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World's Richest man cannot beat SpaceX

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2018 05:11 AM
by Alex Muller
By the end of 2020, SpaceX should have 100 more commercial launches and by 2023 will have 200+ commercial launches and should be flying the SpaceX BFR.
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Climate change: Michael Bloomberg pledges $4.5m for Paris deal

Posted in Science on 23rd Apr, 2018 11:22 PM
by Alex Muller
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he will pay $4.5m to cover some of the lapsed US commitment to the Paris climate accord.
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NASA’s proposed multi-billion orbiting moonbase used to justify $50 billion Space Launch System

Posted in Science on 22nd Apr, 2018 11:49 PM
by Alex Muller
As part of the fiscal year 2019 budget proposal, NASA is planning to build the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway in the 2020s.
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Europe's Mars rover takes shape

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2018 04:52 PM
by Alex Muller
ESA member states will meet on 8 May for the Critical Design Review. This will consider every aspect of the venture and is really the last chance to change some aspect of the mission.
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Scientists discover protein behind motor neurone disease

Posted in Science on 20th Apr, 2018 04:46 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have made a breakthrough in understanding the cause of both motor neurone disease and a rare form of dementia.
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+28

Clean Energy is Happening, With or Without the Trump Administration

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2018 11:02 PM
by Alex Muller
Utilities, corporations, cities, and states are taking the reins of the US transition to clean energy.
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+29

One machine to rule them all: A 'Master Algorithm' may emerge sooner than you think

Posted in Science on 18th Apr, 2018 10:56 PM
by Alex Muller
It remains to be seen if this new math can spawn a mechanical species of beings with their own beliefs and motivations.
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SpaceX will build its BFR Mars rocket in California

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2018 11:00 PM
by Alex Muller
'This vehicle holds the promise of taking humanity deeper into the cosmos'
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Breakthrough crispr gene editing trial set to begin this year

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2018 10:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Biotech company CRISPR Therapeutics is set to treat Europe’s patients with the CRISPR gene-editing tool this year following regulatory approval for trials.
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Delay for Nasa's TESS planet-hunting space telescope

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2018 01:20 AM
by Alex Muller
The launch of Nasa's Tess planet-hunter has been postponed and it will not now lift off until Wednesday at the earliest.
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Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2018 02:56 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.
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