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SpaceX set to launch first prototype Starlink satellites for global internet

Posted in Science on 13th Feb, 2018 12:02 AM
by Alex Muller
The first test satellites for SpaceX’s internet constellation are being prepped for launch as early as this week, 3 years after CEO Elon Musk unveiled the project in Seattle.
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Trump administration reportedly moving to privatise the International Space Station

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2018 11:23 PM
by Alex Muller
The Trump administration is planning to privatise the ISS instead of simply decommissioning the orbiting international experiment in 2024.
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+28

SpaceX aims to make history 3 more times in 2018

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2018 06:06 AM
by Alex Muller
There are three major events in the works for 2018; two likely in the summer and one at the end of the year.
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+29

Drug shown to reverse brain deficits caused by alcohol

Posted in Science on 11th Feb, 2018 05:48 AM
by Alex Muller
QUT researchers have identified a drug that could potentially help our brains reboot and reverse the damaging impacts of heavy alcohol consumption on regeneration of brain cells.
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+25

SpaceX landed two of its three Falcon Heavy first-stage boosters

Posted in Science on 8th Feb, 2018 10:09 PM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX landed two of its three Falcon Heavy first-stage boosters, as the main core booster crashed into the ocean. Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster was sent out into space.
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Five-year forecast indicates further warming

Posted in Science on 4th Feb, 2018 10:55 PM
by Alex Muller
A forecast published by the Met Office indicates the annual global average temperature is likely to exceed 1 °C and could reach 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.
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A successful SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch gives NASA new options

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2018 08:49 PM
by Alex Muller
It might be the company’s most anticipated mission yet, and it could open up a new line of business, one that might interest NASA.
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+18

Space lasers to track Earth's ice

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2018 12:52 AM
by Alex Muller
For those interested in what's happening to the ice on Planet Earth, we have two ventures this year that are going to make a major contribution to our understanding.
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India achieves 20 GW solar capacity goal four years ahead of deadline

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2018 11:28 PM
by Alex Muller
In what appears to be a giant step for India towards solar energy, the country has achieved its target that was set for 2022, four years in advance.
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Stanford Cancer 'vaccine' eliminates any cancer tumour in mice and human trials are starting

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2018 11:00 PM
by Alex Muller
The approach works for many different types of cancers, including those that arise spontaneously, the study found.
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Blood test finds toxic Alzheimer's proteins

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2018 03:59 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists in Japan and Australia have developed a blood test that can detect the build-up of toxic proteins linked to Alzheimer's disease.
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SpaceX successfully launches GovSat-1 on a flight proven Falcon 9

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2018 03:51 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has launched a Falcon 9 rocket loaded with a satellite commissioned by the Government of Luxembourg.
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India Coal Power Is About To Crash: 65% Of Existing Coal Costs More Than New Wind And Solar

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2018 04:36 AM
by Alex Muller
Increasingly expensive coal generation will fall further from profitability.
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Google Lunar XPrize will not be claimed

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2018 10:29 PM
by Alex Muller
None of the five finalist Google Lunar XPRIZE teams will make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by the March 31st, 2018 deadline.
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Nanosystem delivers drugs directly to a tiny spot in the brain

Posted in Science on 29th Jan, 2018 10:15 PM
by Alex Muller
MIT researchers have developed a system that can deliver tiny quantities of medicine to brain regions as small as 1 cubic millimeter, with control over how much drug is given.
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Ariane rocket suffers rare launch anomaly

Posted in Science on 26th Jan, 2018 11:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Eventually, though, radio signals from the spacecraft were picked up. It seems the rocket did do its job - but beyond the sight of controllers on the ground.
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