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SpaceX successfully launches top-secret Zuma spacecraft and lands booster

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2018 03:48 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX has successfully launched its first mission of 2018, after capping a record year last year in 2017 with 18 total launches.
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Beyond Mining: Blockchain Boosts Solar Exchange Markets

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2018 10:15 PM
by Alex Muller
The Spanish startup Pylon Network is launching its own “clean” cryptocurrency, Pylon coin, which will be used to exchange renewable energy.
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+26

Common virus used to help fight incurable brain cancer

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2018 10:12 PM
by Alex Muller
Scientists are optimistic that they may have found a new treatment to help people with incurable brain cancer.
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+38

U.S. and China Both Want to Launch a Mars Sample Return Mission Before 2030

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2018 02:39 PM
by Alex Muller
NASA is working through ideas to collect Martian rock and return it to Earth, but the Chinese space program might beat them to it.
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DARPA and NASA Team Up to Design Refuelling Satellites

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2018 02:33 PM
by Alex Muller
Robotic satellites could approach and refuel friendly satellites… or meddle with unfriendly ones.
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+27

China’s moon mission to land rover on the far side of the moon

Posted in Science on 1st Jan, 2018 02:28 PM
by Alex Muller
China may achieve a feat never attempted by the US or USSR – landing on the far side of the moon.
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Genes in Space-3 Successfully Identifies Unknown Microbes in Space

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2017 03:18 PM
by Alex Muller
To identify microbes aboard the ISS would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration.
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This Startup Wants To Build Massive Indoor Farms Near Every Major City

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2017 03:07 PM
by Alex Muller
Vertical farming has gained a lot of traction over the past few years and is being heralded as the green solution to the growing global food crisis.
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The Technologies We’ll Have Our Eyes on in 2018 (SingularityHub)

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2017 07:20 PM
by Alex Muller
Here’s the list from some of the Singularity Hub team as we enter the new year.
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UK enjoyed 'greenest year for electricity ever' in 2017

Posted in Science on 28th Dec, 2017 09:35 AM
by Alex Muller
The UK has achieved its greenest year ever in terms of how the nation's electricity is generated, National Grid figures reveal.
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Where did Mars’ water go? Maybe into the planet’s interior

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2017 08:29 AM
by Alex Muller
Lots lost to space, but Mars’ rocks might have done something Earth’s didn’t.
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Blue Origin reveals first commercial payloads

Posted in Science on 26th Dec, 2017 11:00 AM
by Alex Muller
Blue Origin's New Shepard made its seventh test flight on December 12, it carried the latest version of the company's Crew Capsule 2.0, and its first dozen commercial payloads.
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Oldest fossils ever found suggest life in the universe is common

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2017 06:41 AM
by Alex Muller
Unexpectedly complex microbes found in a nearly 3.5-billion-year-old rock imply that life can begin and evolve more quickly than previously thought.
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Diet rich in apples, tomatoes may help repair lungs of ex-smokers, study suggests

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2017 06:36 AM
by Alex Muller
The decline in lung function over a 10-year period was slower among former smokers with a diet high in tomatoes and apples.
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Living on thin air: microbe mystery solved

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2017 06:31 AM
by Alex Muller
A discovery that microbes in Antarctica can scavenge gas from the air to stay alive in extreme conditions has implications for the search for life on other planets.
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SpaceX launches Falcon 9 rocket, lighting up SoCal skies

Posted in Science on 24th Dec, 2017 10:10 AM
by Alex Muller
SpaceX launched a Falcon 9 rocket Friday evening, boosting a fourth batch of 10 Iridium NEXT satellites into orbit in the rocket-builder's 18th launch this year.
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