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Progress towards next-generation solar cells

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 09:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have identified an unexpected cause of poor performance in a new class of flexible and cheap solar cells, bringing them closer to market.
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Ebola vaccine proves 100 percent effective in final trials

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2016 01:35 AM
by AlexMuller
'When the next Ebola outbreak hits, we will not be defenceless'
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Method discovered to remove amyloid plaques found in Alzheimer’s disease

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2016 02:17 PM
by AlexMuller
A strategy for removing amyloid plaques; clumps in a brain with Alzheimer’s disease that are created by misfolded proteins.
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Solar power is now the cheapest form of energy in almost 60 countries

Posted in Science on 24th Dec, 2016 06:54 PM
by AlexMuller
The average price of solar energy in almost 60 countries dropped to US$1.65 million per megawatt during 2016.
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Arctic heatwave this winter could break records

Posted in Science on 24th Dec, 2016 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Temperatures at the North Pole could be up to 20 degrees higher than average this Christmas Eve, in what scientists say is a record-breaking heatwave.
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Laser-Based Propulsion System Could Get Us to Mars in Record Time; Just Three Days

Posted in Science on 23rd Dec, 2016 03:16 PM
by AlexMuller
With conventional rocketry, we can make it to the red planet in five months’ time, at its closest point to Earth.
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New ultrasound microscopy technique is first to image inside live cells

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis.
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Emdrive: China claims success with this 'reactionless' engine for space travel

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:14 PM
by AlexMuller
It's a piece of space tech that sounds almost too good to be true.
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Brain's party noise filter revealed by recordings

Posted in Science on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Direct recordings have revealed what is happening in our brains as we make sense of speech in a noisy room.
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India predicts it will exceed Paris renewable energy target by half

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2016 05:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Government forecasts 57% of electricity will come from renewable sources by 2027, above 40% target agreed at climate summit.
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Grail satellite indicates lava tubes on the moon would be ideal sites for moon colonies

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2016 05:38 PM
by AlexMuller
These natural tunnels provide protection from cosmic ray radiation, meteorites, micrometeorites, and ejecta from impacts.
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Blood test for hidden heart disease and risk of heart attack

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2016 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A cheap blood test can predict which apparently healthy patients are at high risk of a heart attack.
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Trump's coal revival plan probably won’t work; clean energy tech is already cheaper

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2016 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The cost of solar power systems has dropped 30% this year alone.
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Boron has been detected on Mars for the first time

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2016 05:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The Curiosity rover has found boron on the surface of Mars, indicating that, at some point, the Red Planet had long-term habitable groundwater.
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MRI scans reveal Runners' Brains May Have More Connectivity, UA Research Shows

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2016 04:24 PM
by AlexMuller
MRI scans reveal that running may affect the structure and function of the brain in ways similar to playing a musical instrument.
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Is Climate Change Shrinking Glaciers? Likelihood Is 99 Percent

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2016 04:20 PM
by AlexMuller
The scientists investigated 37 glaciers representing five geographic regions:
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