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Prominent People In The History Of Virtual Reality

Posted in Hardware, Reviews, Software on 16th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Here is an overview of some of the people who made it happen and will continue to do important innovative work, as VR reaches an ever more global audience:

Scientists Mapped Every Large Solar Plant On The Planet Using Satellites And Machine Learning

Posted in Hardware, Software on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Researchers have built a machine learning system to detect these solar facilities in satellite imagery.

NASA Pushes Back Its Plans For A Crewed Lunar Landing To 2025

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Where Apollo put humans on the Moon in only eight years after its starting from scratch with no more than some vague concepts, the current Artemis project has yet to repeat that event, despite beginning in 2012 and inheriting decades of knowledge and technological advances.

How The Universe's Expansion May Have Stopped Dark Matter Taking Over

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

The team says that this mechanism would leave a specific fingerprint on the cosmic microwave background radiation, which could be spotted (or ruled out) by future observations.

Higher Intensity Exercise Found To Offer Greater Relief From Anxiety

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

"The model involving 12 weeks of physical training, regardless of intensity, represents an effective treatment that should be made available in primary health care more often for people with anxiety issues."

Chemotherapy-Free Stem Cell Transplant Promises Safer Leukemia Treatment

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Leukemia and other blood cancers typically start in the bone marrow, where blood cells are produced by stem cells. For those with life-threatening illness, there’s one treatment option that can be very effective, but carries a serious risk of side effects – hematopoietic stem-cell transplantation (HSCT).

Experimental RNA Therapy Harnesses Immune System To Fight COVID-19

Posted in Medicine on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Researchers at the Yale School of Medicine have developed a new kind of COVID-19 treatment designed to stimulate the body's immune defenses and fight off a coronavirus infection at its earliest stages.

Perseverance Is Using Its Tools On Mars To Search For Signs Of Life

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Perseverance now heads to the western edge of the crater next, according to NASA, where an ancient river delta probably flowed into a lake in the crater. Scientists think that this is the best bet for signs of potential microbial life, because on Earth, microbes exist in a similar environment.

Unity Moves Robotics Design And Training To The Metaverse

Posted in Hardware, Software on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

While there are several companies that have built simulators targeted especially at AI applications like robotics or synthetic data generation, Unity claims that the ease of use of its authoring tools makes it stand out above its rivals.

Braingate Translates In Realtime Thoughts To Text With 94% Accuracy

Posted in Medicine, Science on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

Previous wireless BCIs have not been able to match the fidelity of their wired counterparts, a limitation that is overcome by BrainGate's high-bandwidth transmission protocol.

SpinLaunch Kinetic Launch System Celebrates A Successful Test Flight

Posted in Hardware on 15th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

The need for rockets to reach space is changing with a company called SpinLaunch celebrating the first successful test launch for its kinetic launch system.

New Cancer Treatment Creates Best 'overall Survival Ever'

Posted in Medicine on 13th Nov, 2021
by Alex Muller

These are promising results and demonstrate how we can better select the patients who are most likely to benefit from immunotherapy treatment.