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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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+27

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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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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+35

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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+19

Schizophrenia emerged after humans diverged from Neanderthals

Posted in Science on 18th Aug, 2016 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Schizophrenia poses an evolutionary enigma. The disorder has persisted throughout recorded history.
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+32

Super-resolution 3D microscopy images cells in unprecedented detail

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2016 03:42 PM
by AlexMuller
An advance that could reveal biological phenomena never before seen and bring new medical insights.
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+48

Proposed space telescope for quality viewing of earth sized exoplanets out to 45 light years

Posted in Science on 16th Aug, 2016 05:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The High Definition Space Telescope would be five times as big and 100 times as sensitive as Hubble.
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+40

IBM’s New Artificial Neurons a Big Step Toward Powerful Brain-Like Computers

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2016 07:05 PM
by AlexMuller
The chip’s components behave strikingly similar to biological neurons and perform complicated computations rapidly with little energy.
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+43

Earth-like planets around proxima centauri discovered- could support life?

Posted in Science on 15th Aug, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
4000+ exoplanet candidates have been discovered by the Kepler mission. Proxima is the nearest star to the sun.
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+46

SpaceX successfully lands its sixth Falcon 9 rocket after launch

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2016 05:02 PM
by AlexMuller
And the fourth drone ship landing.
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