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The causes of Parkinson's disease 'may start in gut'

Posted in Science on 3rd Dec, 2016 03:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists in California say they have transformed understanding of Parkinson's disease.
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Europe presses ahead with Mars rover

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Europe will push ahead with its plan to put a UK-assembled robotic rover on the surface of Mars in 2021.
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+29

Parker institute working on Cancer Vaccine

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:15 PM
by AlexMuller
To defeat cancer, Tech Billionaire Sean Parker is starting $250 million project, which will focus on discovering highly personal tumor tags by using algorithms.
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Possible sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The full antiaging toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage.
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Tracking large neural networks in the brain by making neurons glow

Posted in Science on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new kind of bioluminescent sensor causes individual brain cells to glow in the dark, giving scientists a new tool to track what’s happening in the brain.
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European Space Agency tests the ExoMars orbiter's cameras and instruments

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:32 PM
by AlexMuller
The ExoMars mission lost its lander, but its probe is in great shape.
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Private plan to send Moon rover to Apollo 17 site

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A German team wants to land a pair of rovers on the lunar surface to inspect the buggy left behind in 1972 on the last crewed mission to the Moon.
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Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study

Posted in Science on 1st Dec, 2016 04:11 PM
by AlexMuller
If emissions from human activities continue unabated, it could trigger runaway planetary warming, researchers warn.
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Exoplanet space telescope will launch in December 2017

Posted in Science on 30th Nov, 2016 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
The Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) is a planned space telescope for NASA's Explorers program, designed to search for exoplanets using the transit method.
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'Snoopers' charter' petition hits signatures target

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2016 04:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A petition asking the UK government to repeal its new Investigatory Powers Act now has more than 118,000 signatures.
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Massive Antarctica ice sheet is cracking due to warming oceans

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2016 04:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Antarctic ice could be much more susceptible to breaking up than it seems on the surface, and that separation may be happening faster than researchers expected.
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Why Our Brain Cells Die: A Breakthrough in Fighting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Posted in Science on 28th Nov, 2016 01:53 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of scientists has discovered a common mechanism chain leading to brain cell death.
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Boeing Announces Plan to Go Head-to-Head Against Elon Musk

Posted in Science on 27th Nov, 2016 10:06 AM
by AlexMuller
Musk has set a 2018 deadline for an unmanned mission to Mars, and 2025 for its manned mission.
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US Renewable Electricity Generation Reached 13.8% In 2015

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2016 07:47 PM
by AlexMuller
National Renewable Energy Laboratory says that US renewable electricity grew to 16.7% of total installed capacity and 13.8% of generation.
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Intelligence May Stem From a Basic Algorithm in the Human Brain

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2016 07:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Since artificial neural networks operate much like the brain, applying this formula may be the key to true versatile intelligence.
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Europe's science ministers to decide on ExoMars rover

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2016 07:24 PM
by AlexMuller
European research ministers will be asked for a little over €400m (£345m; $430m) to put a rover on Mars in 2021 when they meet next week.
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