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Trump will eliminate $2 billion climate change research from NASA

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2016 02:45 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA's Earth science division is set to be stripped of funding in favor of exploration of deep space.
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+30

Solar cells can be made with tin instead of lead, scientists find

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2016 02:39 PM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick.
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+46

Hopes for a new Alzheimer's drug have been dashed

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2016 02:36 PM
by AlexMuller
A major trial of a drug to treat mild dementia due to Alzheimer's disease has ended in failure.
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+42

Schiaparelli: European Space Agency gives update on Mars crash investigation

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2016 02:21 PM
by AlexMuller
The European Space Agency has released details from its preliminary report into the Schiaparelli crash on Mars.
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+31

The 'physics-defying' emdrive actually works, NASA declares in peer-reviewed paper

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2016 02:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Electromagnetic Drive (or EM Drive), appears to defy physics, or at least physics as we understand it today.
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+21

Many species will not be able to adapt to climate change

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2016 03:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A study of more than 250 plants and animals suggests their ability to adapt to changes will be vastly outpaced by future climate change.
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+10

Newly spotted ice field buried on Mars could provide water to future colonists

Posted in Science on 23rd Nov, 2016 02:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A significant finding because of its position on the planet and its location relatively near the surface.
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+21

Satellite to help planes avoid turbulence

Posted in Science on 22nd Nov, 2016 02:12 PM
by AlexMuller
A new weather satellite that could help pilots avoid turbulence has launched into space.
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+44

Manipulating One Brain Protein Could Allow Us to Prevent Alzheimer’s

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Most research on Alzheimer's is around beta-amyloid in the brain that's suspected of causing plaques associated with the disease.
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+54

China Wants to Build a $50 Trillion Global Wind & Solar Power Grid by 2050

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2016 12:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The company that is tasked with running China's power grid just proposed a $50 trillion global electricity network to tackle climate change.
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+43

Bigelow Aerospace calls for doubling of NASA budget to 1% of the budget

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2016 12:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The increase would also be used to support more ambitious space exploration efforts by NASA, such as lunar exploration.
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+26

Light-based neural network could lead to super-fast AI

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2016 12:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Computers could not only act like brains, but respond as quickly.
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+21

CRISPR gene editing will be used in living humans to counter aggressive lung cancer

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2016 01:11 PM
by AlexMuller
It represents the first human trials of the technology with the United States expected to conduct its own cancer fighting trials next year.
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+45

Planetary Resources And Luxembourg target 2020 asteroid mining mission

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2016 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Core hardware and software technologies developed at Planetary Resources were tested on orbit last year.
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+22

Unique brain 'fingerprint' can identify person with nearly 100% accuracy

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2016 12:48 PM
by AlexMuller
'This means that many of your life experiences are somehow reflected in the connectivity of your brain'
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+47

The North Pole is 36 degrees hotter than it should be right now

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2016 12:44 PM
by AlexMuller
This is the second year in a row that temperatures near the North Pole have been unusually high.
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+33
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