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The End Is Nigh for NASA's Planet-Hunting Kepler Space Telescope

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2018 02:42 PM
by Alex Muller
Kepler space telescope, which has discovered 70 percent of the 3,750 exoplanets known to date, is running so low on fuel it has been put it into a hibernation-like state.
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Nanoparticle-drug combo turns white fat to brown fat with potential to treat obesity, diabetes

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2018 02:38 PM
by Alex Muller
A way to deliver a drug directly to stored white fat cells to turn them into more easily burned brown fat cells.
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China's emissions reversal cause for 'cautious optimism'

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2018 09:18 PM
by Alex Muller
The decline in China's carbon emissions is likely to be sustained if changes to the country’s industrial structure and energy efficiency continue.
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Blue Origin Targets Moon Colony First Step in 2023

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2018 08:46 PM
by Alex Muller
The first step in Blue Moon is to develop the capability 'to be able to land multi metric tons on the lunar surface'.
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AI beats 15 doctors in tumor diagnosis competition

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2018 06:46 PM
by Alex Muller
An AI system has wiped the floor with some of China’s top doctors when it comes to diagnosing brain tumors and predicting hematoma expansion.
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Plastic solves a problem with next-gen solar cells

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2018 06:28 PM
by Alex Muller
Polymer plastic solar cells can be more efficient and have more stability, according to new research.
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Sound waves could provide 'liquid biopsies'

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2018 06:25 PM
by Alex Muller
Acoustic microfluidic platform gently and quickly separates circulating tumor cells from blood samples.
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China aims to outstrip NASA with super-powerful rocket

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2018 05:01 PM
by Alex Muller
China is working on a super-powerful rocket that would be capable of delivering heavier payloads into low orbit than NASA.
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UK heatwave helps solar power to record weekly highs

Posted in Science on 2nd Jul, 2018 04:58 PM
by Alex Muller
Hot weather saw solar briefly take over from gas as the number one energy source.
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New Ways To Read The Brain

Posted in Science on 30th Jun, 2018 05:08 AM
by Alex Muller
Openwater uses an utterly unconventional approach that enables us to leapfrog MRI technology.
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New study: Wind power will work on Mars.

Posted in Science on 29th Jun, 2018 09:14 AM
by Alex Muller
A small, lightweight wind turbine has been successfully tested in conditions that simulate the surface of Mars.
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Promising Development In Alzheimer's Research

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2018 09:10 AM
by Alex Muller
A scientist at the University of Hawaii is reporting a research breakthrough that could lead to a promising treatment.
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New discovery could put the brakes on metastatic cancer

Posted in Science on 22nd Jun, 2018 05:28 AM
by Alex Muller
University of Alberta medical researchers find 11 genes responsible for the spread of cancer.
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NASA unveils bold new plan to protect Earth from asteroids

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2018 03:12 AM
by Alex Muller
NASA unveiled its plan to protect Earth, outlining five goals, including enhanced detection and improved modelling.
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Machine learning may be a game-changer for climate prediction

Posted in Science on 21st Jun, 2018 03:03 AM
by Alex Muller
Predictions of global warming in response to increased greenhouse gas are essential for policy-makers.
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Pushing the limit: could cyanobacteria terraform Mars?

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2018 02:26 AM
by Alex Muller
The discovery that blue-green algae can photosynthesise in extremely low light has implications for astrobiology.
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