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NASA finds buried water ice at Mars equator by Double checking old data

Posted in Science on 3rd Oct, 2017 09:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Scientists taking a new look at old data from NASA’s Mars orbiter have discovered evidence of water ice near the equator.
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Intel’s new Loihi chip mimics neurons and synapses in the human brain

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2017 06:38 PM
by Alex Muller
Intel announced this week a self-learning, energy-efficient brain-like research chip Loihi that mimics how the human brain functions.
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World View successfully launches its first stratollite from its Tucson HQ

Posted in Science on 2nd Oct, 2017 06:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Stratospheric balloon launch startup World View has completed its inaugural launch from its new Tucson, Arizona-based headquarters.
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SpaceX Big Rocket could launch 4200 Cubic Meters of Bigelow Space Station

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2017 05:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Spacex will be putting all of its development into a 150 ton payload fully reusable rocket. This will be ready around 2020-2022.
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Appetite-controlling brain cells activated by amino acids, which could lead to new treatments

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
The findings could put a serious dent in the obesity epidemic.
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Elon Musk wants to take us anywhere on Earth in less than 1 hour

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2017 01:02 PM
by Alex Muller
The goal of allowing humans to reach any place on Earth in under 60 minutes.
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+27

Intel Jumps Into Brain-Like Computing With New Self-Learning Chip

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2017 12:51 PM
by Alex Muller
Intel has become the latest tech company to decide that mimicking the brain’s hardware could be the next stage in the evolution of computing.
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Europe plans Sentinel satellite expansion

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2017 02:03 PM
by Alex Muller
Europe has begun the process of scoping an expansion to its Sentinel Earth observation network.
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Elon Musk pencils in 2024 for first Mars mission

Posted in Science on 29th Sep, 2017 01:58 PM
by Alex Muller
The entrepreneur told an audience in Adelaide, Australia, that he would begin building the necessary spaceships to support the mission next year.
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Is harvesting energy from evaporating water a serious renewable energy prospect?

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2017 07:46 PM
by Alex Muller
70 percent of the United States' electricity needs could be met through a new system that harvests power from evaporation.
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Researchers discover the key to long-term memory in the brain

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2017 07:39 PM
by Alex Muller
It also opens the possibility of one day editing our memories.
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How Close Is The Dream of Conversational Machines?

Posted in Science on 28th Sep, 2017 07:27 PM
by Alex Muller
The gauntlet was thrown down in 1950 and, so far, no computer program has managed to pass the Turing test.
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Neuroscientists restore vegetative-state patient’s consciousness with nerve stimulation

Posted in Science on 27th Sep, 2017 03:23 PM
by Alex Muller
This challenges the general belief that disorders of consciousness that persist for longer than 12 months are irreversible.
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Amazon, Google, and Facebook join $300 million pledge to support computer science education

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2017 11:10 PM
by Alex Muller
Tech heavyweights pledged to commit $300 million to funding K-12 computer science programs in the U.S.
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Australia joins UK space radar mission

Posted in Science on 26th Sep, 2017 11:05 PM
by Alex Muller
Australia is to be a launch partner on the UK's innovative new small radar satellite, NovaSAR.
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Fly me to the Moon: For some, lunar village takes shape

Posted in Science on 23rd Sep, 2017 08:31 AM
by Alex Muller
By 2030, there could be an initial lunar settlement of six to 10 pioneers, scientists, technicians and engineers, which could grow to 100 by 2040, he predicted.
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