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Europe’s new GPS system Galileo goes live in bid to end dependence on U.S. network

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2016 06:00 PM
by AlexMuller
By 2020, the EU hopes for Galileo to be completely self-reliant. And it claims that the new system is far more precise.
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Calico focused on trying to gain insight into biology of aging which has been disappointing to those who favor SENS style antiaging

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 08:16 AM
by AlexMuller
They hope to extend the human life span by coming up with a breakthrough.
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+44

SpaceX won't launch astronauts until 2018

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 07:54 AM
by AlexMuller
It's official: SpaceX is not going to meet its 2017 deadline to carry its first astronauts into space.
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Water Ice Found On Dwarf Planet Ceres, Hidden in Permanent Shadow

Posted in Science on 16th Dec, 2016 07:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Just like the moon and Mercury, Ceres has cold pockets of perpetual darkness on its surface where researchers have now detected ice.
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+42

Curiosity Delivers New Evidence That Life Could Have Thrived on Mars

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2016 04:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Evidence of chemical complexity suggests that Mars had a long history with water, improving the chances that life existed on the planet.
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+43

Antacid aerosol particles could cool the planet and repair ozone damage

Posted in Science on 14th Dec, 2016 03:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have identified an aerosol for geoengineering that may be able to cool the planet while repairing ozone.
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+32

Plants are ramping up photosynthesis, helping absorb carbon dioxide

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Green plants are helping us fight climate change, but scientists say that in the future, they may not be able to absorb so much of our extra CO2.
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+47

Ice loss spreads up Antarctic glaciers

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The scale and pace of change now taking place in West Antarctica is captured in a new, long-term satellite record.
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+28

Brain tests at 3 predict children's futures

Posted in Science on 13th Dec, 2016 12:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Brain tests at the age of three appear to predict a child's future chance of success in life, say researchers.
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+45

Bill Gates is heading a $1 billion venture fund to combat climate change

Posted in Science on 12th Dec, 2016 02:47 PM
by AlexMuller
A fund led by Microsoft-co-founder Bill Gates that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to almost zero by financing emerging clean energy.
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Japanese cargo ship en route to space station

Posted in Science on 11th Dec, 2016 02:18 PM
by AlexMuller
It's bringing six new lithium-ion batteries, which will replace the old nickel-hydrogen batteries used to store energy from the station's solar arrays.
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Canada sets its first national carbon price at C$10 a tonne

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2016 12:02 PM
by AlexMuller
8 of 10 provinces have signed deal to implement carbon tax or cap-and-trade markets
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Japan tests innovative magnetic tether for slowing space junk

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2016 11:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Japan has launched a cargo ship which will use a half mile- (700m)-long tether to remove some of the vast amount of debris from Earth's orbit.
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Jeff Bezos, Mayo Clinic back anti-aging startup Unity Biotechnology for $116 million

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2016 12:21 PM
by AlexMuller
Unity Biotechnology is a startup focusing on medicines to help us do that by slowing the effects of age-related diseases.
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+42

New journal Science Robotics is established to chronicle the rise of the robots

Posted in Science on 8th Dec, 2016 12:16 PM
by AlexMuller
Robots have been a major focus in the technology world for decades.
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+45

Will a cryogenically-frozen corpse ever come back to life?

Posted in Science on 6th Dec, 2016 02:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Will it one day be possible to cryopreserve a human brain in such a manner that it can be revived intact?
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+25
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