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Solar power to rise from Chernobyl's nuclear ashes

Posted in Science on 14th Jan, 2017 05:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Chinese companies plan to spend $1bn building a giant solar farm on land contaminated by the nuclear disaster in Ukraine.
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Glia, not neurons, are most affected by brain aging

Posted in Science on 12th Jan, 2017 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
The difference between an old brain and a young brain isn't so much the number of neurons but the presence and function of supporting cells called glia.
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Proof will track your blood alcohol content with a wristband

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2017 12:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Milo Sensors is a company built around wearable sensors that detects various chemicals in your body based on perspiration from your skin.
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+52

US publishes Near Earth asteroid defense plan

Posted in Science on 8th Jan, 2017 12:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Seven strategic goals underpin the effort to enhance the Nation's preparedness to impacts:
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+31

Elon Musk: 'I think we may see some surprising things from the next administration on renewables'

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2017 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Musk described his takeaway from the meeting and it looks encouraging for the clean tech industry.
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+46

Astronauts could live inside ice domes on Mars

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2017 03:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The astronauts who will someday go to Mars will be bombarded by radiation from space.
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+22

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 10:02 AM
by AlexMuller
An iceberg expected to be one of the 10 largest ever recorded is ready to break away from Antarctica, scientists say.
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Grail is raising at least $1 billion to fund its early cancer screening test

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Grail leverages Illumina’s gene sequencing tech to potentially spot any kind of cancer in the body before symptoms appear.
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+47

Adult Brains Are Built To Recognise Faces Better Than Kids' Brains

Posted in Science on 6th Jan, 2017 09:55 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have generally thought that babies are born with more tissue than their brains need, and that the body slowly dumps some of it as the brain develops.
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China to invest £292bn in renewable power by 2020

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:55 PM
by AlexMuller
World’s largest energy market looks to move from coal towards cleaner fuels.
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+45

Climate: Fresh doubt over global warming 'pause'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A controversial study that found there has been no slowdown in global warming has been supported by new research.
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+39

Dementia rates 'higher near busy roads'

Posted in Science on 5th Jan, 2017 06:44 PM
by AlexMuller
The researchers, who followed nearly 2m people in Canada over 11 years, say air pollution or noisy traffic could be contributing to the brain's decline.
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India's double first in battle against climate change

Posted in Science on 4th Jan, 2017 06:22 PM
by AlexMuller
Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 cleared for flight after investigation

Posted in Science on 3rd Jan, 2017 04:28 PM
by AlexMuller
After four months of intensive investigation, SpaceX says its Falcon 9 booster has been cleared for flight and will return to service on January 8.
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NASA EmDrive Tests

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2017 03:02 PM
by AlexMuller
If the Chinese space authorities, as Popular Science reports, are already seeing successful Emdrive test results in space, NASA might want to fast-track its own research.
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+46

What we learned about Earth's climate in the hottest of years

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2017 02:49 PM
by AlexMuller
Melting ice in Antarctica poses a real threat to coastal communities around the world.
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