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Humans have faster metabolism than related primates, enabling larger brain

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Humans have a higher metabolism rate than related primates. This may guide strategies for combating obesity.
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More evidence that comets could have nurtured life on earth

Posted in Science on 5th May, 2016 05:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Increased carbon levels in the rocks soon after the impact were evidence that microbial life may have thrived in the crater.
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+36

Europe and Russia delay ExoMars rover project to 2020

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2016 04:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The aim of the mission is to land a rover on the Red Planet. Capable of drilling up to 2m below the surface, it would search for signs of past or present life.
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+27

UK wins satellite contract to 'weigh' the biomass in Earth's forests

Posted in Science on 4th May, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
The data will be important for climate research, and will create a baseline for treaties that seek to monitor the status of global forest resources.
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Boiling water may be the cause of the Martian streaks, a study says

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 03:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The results of lab experiments appear to back up the theory that dark lines on Martian slopes are created by water, though in an otherworldly manner, scientists said.
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Deep neural networks that identify shapes nearly as well as humans

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 03:38 PM
by AlexMuller
'we’re on the right track in developing machines with a visual system and vocabulary as flexible and versatile as ours.'
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+42

3 newly discovered exoplanets prime candidates in search for life elsewhere

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 03:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The worlds are potentially habitable given their sizes and temperatures, and may be the best candidates yet in the search for life.
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Researchers find that Earth may be home to 1 trillion species

Posted in Science on 3rd May, 2016 02:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Earth could contain nearly 1 trillion species, with only one-thousandth of 1 percent now identified, according to the results of a new study.
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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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+56

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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+33

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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