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PTN interviews Sam Lapere about the photorealistic future of computer graphics

Posted in Interviews on 17th Nov, 2013 03:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Sam discusses his work in computer graphics (Brigade Engine) and his ambition to create an interactive virtual world that is indistinguishable from real life.

Eye-tracking takes a step towards the mainstream with Tobii’s new dev engine

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Eye-tracking is going to be a big deal for consumers very soon.

Spacex to test reusable stage combustion raptor rocket engine in 2014

Posted in Hardware on 5th Dec, 2013 01:53 AM
by AlexMuller
"reusable methane combustion engines that will power the next generation of SpaceX launch vehicles designed for the colonization of Mars.”

Who should be allowed to engineer our climate?

Posted in Science on 7th Dec, 2013 02:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Geoengineering could be the silver bullet in fighting climate change, or the start of something even worse.

Scientists convert human stem cells into functional lung cells

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have transformed human stem cells into functional lung cells, paving the way for ultimately creating bioengineered lungs using the patient's own cells.

Geoengineering plan could have 'unintended' side effect

Posted in Science on 9th Jan, 2014 01:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Attempts to reverse the impacts of global warming by injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere could make matters worse, say researchers.

Climate Engineering: What does the public think?

Posted in Science on 13th Jan, 2014 10:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Some scientists think that climate engineering approaches will be required to combat the inexorable rise in atmospheric CO2 due to the burning of fossil fuels.

SpaceX Wants to Send a Positively Massive Rocket to Mars

Posted in Hardware on 13th Mar, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceX is testing the waters with its new Raptor engine. It could be the engine that, if Elon Musk gets his wish, propels the first colonists to Mars.

Are GMO Trees Good for the Environment?

Posted in Science on 7th Apr, 2014 12:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have genetically engineered poplar trees that they claim will clean up the notoriously messy paper industry.

A US Senate Panel Just Set Aside £59.4 Million to Build a Putin-Free Rocket

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2014 12:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Could the budgetary shot in the arm the US space program so desperately needs come from rising tensions between Russia and the US?

Skylon 'spaceplane economics stack up'

Posted in Hardware on 31st May, 2014 02:40 AM
by AlexMuller
It appears a feasible proposition, economically. That is the conclusion of a study that considered a European launch service based on a Skylon re-usable spaceplane.

Rogue Geoengineering Project May Have Increased Salmon Numbers

Posted in Science on 20th Jul, 2014 04:55 AM
by AlexMuller
The salmon population in an area dosed with iron has doubled. This may be the solution to over-fishing.

Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution

Posted in Science on 25th Nov, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
With so much at stake, transparency is essential. But the science of climate engineering is also widely misunderstood.

Geo-engineering: Climate fixes 'could harm billions'

Posted in Science on 26th Nov, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Schemes to tackle climate change could prove disastrous for billions of people, but might be required for the good of the planet, scientists say.

Geoengineering Not the Solution to Climate Change

Posted in Science on 16th Feb, 2015 04:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Large-scale manipulation of the Earth's climate, is not the solution to climate change, according to research. Unfortunately, there is no quick fix.

These are some of the Google X 'moonshots' that may change the world

Posted in Business on 9th Mar, 2015 08:10 PM
by AlexMuller
Not all of the dreams make it, and that’s OK. For Google X, the process itself; the failure and the iteration, is a critical part of the pursuit.

Google X head says blueprint for taking moonshots is failure

Posted in Business on 18th Mar, 2015 05:04 PM
by AlexMuller
'The blueprint is embracing failure. Running at all the hard parts of the problem first. If you want to make a ton of progress, you have to make a ton of mistakes.'

U.S. engineering schools to educate 20,000 students to meet grand challenges

Posted in Business on 28th Mar, 2015 12:05 AM
by AlexMuller
US schools announced plans to educate a new generation of engineers to tackle the most pressing issues facing society in the 21st century.

It May Be Possible To Prevent HIV Even Without a Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic engineering technique that efficiently transforms cells to become HIV-resistant.

The first 3D printed rocket will launch soon

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 01:19 AM
by AlexMuller
Parts of the rocket engine are made with 3D printers, using a specific method which includes electron beam melting. This method massively decreases the rocket's construction time.

SABRE engine concept passes US Air Force feasibilty test

Posted in Hardware on 26th Apr, 2015 10:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Reaction Engines' Skylon reusable spaceplane project has been given a boost, with analysis confirming the feasibility of the SABRE engine cycle concept that lies at its heart.

Should Google be allowed in examinations?

Posted in Online on 30th Apr, 2015 08:54 PM
by AlexMuller
It is inevitable search engines such as Google will be allowed in public examinations, including GCSEs and A-Levels, the head of an exam board says.

LightSail spacecraft is back in touch with Earth after rebooting itself

Posted in Software on 31st May, 2015 10:30 PM
by AlexMuller
About a week after its launch on May 20th, LightSail lost the ability to send data to the crew because of a software glitch.

NASA Chief Wants to Cut Mars Travel Time in Half

Posted in Science on 3rd Jun, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Getting astronauts to Mars will take all the expertise the US can muster, including advanced propulsion technologies such as solar electric engines and perhaps even nuclear rockets.

Virgin Galactic pilot recalls October's crash

Posted in Business on 4th Jun, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Richard Branson is under pressure to prove his dream can still come true.

LightSail Test Mission Declared Success

Posted in Hardware on 10th Jun, 2015 07:18 PM
by AlexMuller
The Planetary Society’s LightSail test mission successfully completed its primary objective of deploying a solar sail in low-Earth orbit.

MIT engineers unveil an inflatable shelter for camping on the Moon

Posted in Science on 16th Jun, 2015 12:47 AM
by AlexMuller
Engineers have developed a solar-powered inflatable pod that could allow astronauts to spend days on the lunar surface without having to return to base for life support.

DARPA: We Are Engineering the Organisms That Will Terraform Mars

Posted in Science on 25th Jun, 2015 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
DARPA believes that it's on the way to creating organisms capable of terraforming Mars into a planet that looks more like Earth.

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash was due to co-pilot error

Posted in Science on 29th Jul, 2015 12:36 AM
by AlexMuller
After nearly 9 months of investigation, the National Transportation Safety Board has an official explanation for Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crash.

NASA Successfully Tests Engine For Future Mars Mission

Posted in Science on 14th Aug, 2015 10:49 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA completed one of the last tests of an engine that will help to propel its Orion crew capsule on future deep-space missions

Google has consulted with geneticists on mosquito project; next Alphabet moonshot?

Posted in Business on 17th Aug, 2015 11:46 PM
by AlexMuller
Alphabet may soon take a crack at a longtime obsession of biological researchers: Deploying genetically modified mosquitoes to fight disease.

Canon develops 250 megapixel photographic sensor

Posted in Hardware on 8th Sep, 2015 12:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Canon develops a 250 megapixel sensor for surveillance, astronomy and other specialized imaging systems.

After delays, SpaceX's massive Falcon Heavy rocket set to launch in spring 2016

Posted in Science on 9th Sep, 2015 02:08 AM
by AlexMuller
'It’s going to be a great day when we launch the Falcon Heavy, some time in the late April to early May timeframe'

Tiny motors could suck carbon dioxide from the ocean

Posted in Science on 24th Sep, 2015 06:27 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoengineers at the University of California, San Diego have designed a new form of tiny motor that could be used to rid the sea of carbon dioxide pollution.

Electricity from the air? Drayson's big idea

Posted in Hardware on 30th Sep, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
'Freevolt' can be the power source for the internet of things, allowing low energy devices from wearables to sensors to operate without being plugged in.

Israeli Google Lunar X Prize team books rocket

Posted in Science on 7th Oct, 2015 01:43 PM
by AlexMuller
SpaceIL intends to go to the lunar surface with a hopping probe in the second half of 2017, using a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket to send it on its way.

DuPont Predicts CRISPR Plants on Dinner Plates in Five Years

Posted in Science on 11th Oct, 2015 08:32 PM
by AlexMuller
Powerful and possibly unregulated, gene editing starts new boom in GMOs.

Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines

Posted in Business on 26th Oct, 2015 11:42 PM
by AlexMuller
Making its systems smarter and better able to deal with ambiguous queries is one of the ways Google can keep a grip on time-starved mobile users.

We Could Reduce the Number of Hurricanes By Injecting Particles Into the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2015 05:40 PM
by AlexMuller
But doing so with today's technology could lead to disastrous unintended consequences.

BAE invests in space engine firm Reaction Engines

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Nov, 2015 12:19 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology would allow the launch of satellites into space at a fraction of the current cost and allow passengers to fly anywhere in the world in four hours.

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'The technology is moving very fast, the ability to target very specific regions of the genome have suddenly become much more efficient'

AI based scientific search engine aims to accelerate the research process

Posted in Software on 8th Nov, 2015 10:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Leveraging expertise in data mining, natural-language processing and computer vision, Semantic Scholar provides AI-enhanced search.

3D-printed microchannels deliver oxygen, nutrients from artery to tissue implant

Posted in Hardware on 10th Nov, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Solves one of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine: keeping implant tissues alive during growth in a lab.

First-Ever Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The first-ever working vocal cords able to produce realistic sound have been grown from scratch in a lab, giving hope to people who have lost their voice.

Google's Open-Sourcing Of TensorFlow Shows AI’s Future Is Data

Posted in Business on 25th Nov, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
We finally have the enormous amounts of computing power and data needed to make deep learning AI viable.

Don’t Compare Blue Origin’s Success to SpaceX’s Failures

Posted in Science on 29th Nov, 2015 06:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Currently, there are no working reusable rockets on the market. When you launch something into space on a rocket it’s a one and done mission.

A safer way to do gene editing

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2015 07:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate, vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2015 01:00 PM
by AlexMuller
To the people actually facing a devastating inherited genetic disease, engineering humanity sounds like a really good thing.

Human gene editing treatment to tackle hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015 01:12 PM
by AlexMuller
The controversial medical method could prevent people with hemophilia from bleeding to death internally.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

Improved version of CRISPR gene editing tool eliminates errors

Posted in Science on 7th Jan, 2016 01:39 PM
by AlexMuller
These precise enzymes hope to expedite genetic engineering so that CRISPR’s possible applications can become realities.

Why 3D printing will be such a key technology for space

Posted in Hardware on 9th Jan, 2016 07:00 PM
by AlexMuller
Using 3D printing, it takes less time to get from initial design to final part than using traditional casting and the quality is often better.

Google launches a deep learning course on Udacity

Posted in Online on 22nd Jan, 2016 10:41 AM
by AlexMuller
Deep learning is an increasingly popular type of artificial intelligence which involves training artificial neural networks on lots of data.

Implant to 'Plug' Brain into Supercomputers

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Potential applications of the technology are vast, but in the short term DARPA is hoping to create devices for those with sight or hearing impairments.

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Is Just the Tip of the Iceberg

Posted in Science on 22nd Jan, 2016 11:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The CRISPR/Cas9 technique is a massive discovery, that may already be on its way to being outdated and replaced with something even better.

Nanosatellites achieve first autonomous orbital maneuver

Posted in Hardware on 26th Jan, 2016 03:48 PM
by AlexMuller
"The experiment was an important risk reduction exercise for DSI, which intends to use small spacecraft for initial asteroid prospecting missions in the next five years"

James Webb: Hubble successor maintains course

Posted in Science on 27th Jan, 2016 01:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The successor to the Hubble Space Telescope is reaching some key milestones in its preparation for launch in 2018.

Turborockets combining rocket and jet engines could be next step after reusable rockets

Posted in Hardware on 15th Feb, 2016 06:10 PM
by AlexMuller
A type of engine combines the speed of rockets with the gas mileage of jets in a single package.

Researchers Have Discovered a Fast Way to Make Artificial Arteries for Testing Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2016 02:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Testing drugs on human tissues, without a whole human involved, can save money, time, and lives.

3d printing rocket parts and liquified natural gas could also dramatically lower launch costs

Posted in Hardware on 19th Apr, 2016 11:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Reusable rockets could greatly lower launch costs but other significant technologies are 3D printing and natural gas rocket fuel.

Lab-grown blood vessels appear a safe alternative to synthetic implants

Posted in Medicine on 16th May, 2016 03:33 PM
by AlexMuller
Bioengineered vessels proving more durable and just as safe as commonly used synthetic grafts when implanted into patients.

Blue Origin finds success in parachute failure and fourth rocket landing

Posted in Science on 20th Jun, 2016 01:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Like rivals SpaceX, Blue Origin's aim is to develop reusable rockets as a means of making space travel cheap and more accessible.

Paul Allen making the largest plane ever for Stratolaunch

Posted in Science on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:20 AM
by AlexMuller
Stratolaunch will be a air-launch platform for orbital satellites and will rank among the largest aircraft in history; its wingspan alone will stretch the length of a football field.

Artificial synapse said to rival biological synapses in energy consumption and function

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2016 01:47 PM
by AlexMuller
An artificial synapse that emulates a biological synapse while requiring less energy has been developed by POSTECH researchers in Korea.

NASA’s Mars-Bound Rocket Just Passed a Major Test

Posted in Science on 29th Jun, 2016 04:27 PM
by AlexMuller
NASA successfully fired-up one of those 77-tonne rocket boosters by lighting it up at full power, all while never leaving the ground.

Reaction Engines moves ahead with single-stage-to-orbit SABRE demo engine

Posted in Hardware on 14th Jul, 2016 06:01 PM
by AlexMuller
Reaction Engines, say there's enough money and expertise in place to create a ground-based SABRE demonstrator engine by 2020.

A next big thing in the space business could be tiny rockets

Posted in Hardware on 6th Aug, 2016 03:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Instead of dozens of small satellites launched annually, analysts are now forecasting hundreds of small satellites heading to orbit each year.

China targets 2030 for operational hybrid hypersonic spaceplane

Posted in Science on 12th Aug, 2016 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
China claims it will master the spaceplane's technologies in the next three to five years, and a full-scale spaceplane would then enter service by 2030.

Russia concerned about hypersonic missiles being able to threaten its nuclear deterrent

Posted in Hardware on 13th Aug, 2016 06:04 PM
by AlexMuller
Russia believes that US hypersonic weapons will give the US capability to deliver a disarming non-nuclear strike against Russia's Nuclear Forces.

Gene Therapy produces Dopamine in the Brain as path to Parkinsons treatment

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Aug, 2016 05:13 PM
by AlexMuller
The Massachusetts company, is testing the idea in Parkinson’s patients who’ve agreed to undergo brain surgery and an injection of new DNA.

New 'Artificial Synapse' Gets Closer to Mimicking Brain Connections

Posted in Science on 30th Sep, 2016 05:16 PM
by AlexMuller
A brain-inspired computing component provides the most faithful emulation yet of connections among neurons in the human brain, researchers say.

China is developing plans for a suborbital space plane for tourists

Posted in Hardware on 4th Oct, 2016 01:34 AM
by AlexMuller
Unlike the Shuttle or the X037B, the smaller version of China's space plane will carry all its fuel internally, and the concept seems to lack booster rockets.

Researchers Are Preparing to Geoengineer the Atmosphere

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2017 05:24 PM
by Alex Muller
In a first-of-its-kind study, scientists will disperse aerosols into the stratosphere in initial tests of a controversial technique for blocking incoming solar radiation.

Air Force gives SpaceX $40.7M for Raptor Engine development

Posted in Hardware on 25th Oct, 2017 04:48 PM
by Alex Muller
Spacex has been awarded for the development of the Raptor rocket propulsion system prototype for the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program.

Rolls-Royce and Boeing invest in UK space engine

Posted in Business on 13th Apr, 2018 12:39 AM
by Alex Muller
Reaction Engines Limited (REL), the UK company developing a revolutionary aerospace engine, has announced investments from both Boeing and Rolls-Royce.

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