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Could Tiny Fusion Rockets Revolutionize Spaceflight?

Posted in Science on 15th Jul, 2017 04:12 PM
by Alex Muller
A small NASA-funded company is slimming down nuclear fusion reactors for space science.
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Giant iceberg splits from Antarctic

Posted in Science on 13th Jul, 2017 02:58 PM
by Alex Muller
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded has just broken away from Antarctica.
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Musk Sets September as a Target for Mars Mission

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2017 06:08 PM
by Alex Muller
After teasing updates to SpaceX's plans for Mars over Twitter, CEO and founder Elon Musk has now set a potential date and venue for their actual arrival:
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DARPA Funding Brain-Computer Interfaces For Blindness, Paralysis and Speech Disorders

Posted in Science on 12th Jul, 2017 04:57 PM
by Alex Muller
BCIs could allow us to read the thoughts of others and improve our capacity for learning.
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Spacex robotics will help drive down costs and increase launch frequency

Posted in Science on 11th Jul, 2017 03:49 PM
by Alex Muller
Two weeks ago, Spacex successfully launched and recovered two Falcon 9 first stage boosters in the space of 49 hours.
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Renewable energy is becoming so cheap the US will meet Paris commitments even if Trump withdraws

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2017 03:57 PM
by Alex Muller
Renewables are reaching such ubiquity, not even politics can hinder them.
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+34

Hypersonic aircraft are more realistic thanks to a ceramic coating

Posted in Science on 10th Jul, 2017 03:52 PM
by Alex Muller
A carbide-based ceramic coating that's about 12 times more effective than current ceramics, making hypersonic aircraft more realistic.
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Renewables will be the 'cheapest form of new power generation' by 2020

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2017 04:06 PM
by Alex Muller
New research from Morgan Stanley estimates that renewables will be the cheapest source of power in the world in less than three years.
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+33

Plant life on the international space station is blossoming

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2017 03:37 PM
by Alex Muller
What happens if you're removed from that familiar environment and placed into a situation outside your evolutionary experience?
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The AI revolution in science

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2017 03:31 PM
by Alex Muller
In a revolution that extends across much of science, researchers are unleashing artificial intelligence, often in the form of artificial neural networks.
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Mike Pence shoots for the Moon (and Mars)

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2017 03:13 PM
by Alex Muller
During his appearance, Pence came out strong with some big promises for the U.S. space program, reiterating what we’ve heard before from the Trump administration.
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Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting damaged neurons

Posted in Science on 7th Jul, 2017 04:31 PM
by Alex Muller
Multiwall carbon nanotubes could safely help repair damaged connections between neurons by serving as supporting scaffolds for growth or as connections between neurons.
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Reconciling predictions of climate change

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2017 02:50 PM
by Alex Muller
New framework accounts for conflicting estimates of global temperature increases
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Sharp focus on Alzheimer's may help target drugs

Posted in Science on 6th Jul, 2017 02:43 PM
by Alex Muller
Abnormal deposits that build up in the brain during Alzheimer's have been pictured in unprecedented detail by UK scientists.
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Children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Lack of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing, a process that could have long-term health effects.
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Japan wants to manned trips to the moon by 2030 with NASAs help

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2017 05:44 PM
by Alex Muller
JAXA has ambitious plans to put an astronaut on the moon sometime around 2030, according to new proposals from the space agency.
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