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A New Race To The Moon? US Wants To Lead The Way

Posted in Business, Science on 22nd Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The US won the original race in 1969 when Apollo astronauts walked on the moon. Now Washington wants another moon landing... on the double.

Artificial Intelligence Could Steer Hypersonic Vehicles

Posted in Hardware, Science on 22nd Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

What Sandia wants to do is use the pattern recognition capabilities of artificial intelligence to combine localization and data gathered about what is in front of the hypersonic vehicle to make predictions and select flight paths.

4 Must-watch Tech Trends In Gaming (Venturebeat)

Posted in Games, Software on 21st Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

It’s an exciting time for all types of games. From hypercasual mobile titles to global multiplayer smash hits, there is an incredible amount of excitement and engagement from players across the world. This energy continues to spur new advancements in game development,

New Ketamine-like Drug Offers Antidepressant Benefits Without Psychedelic Side Effects

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

"Recent research has raised the possibility that a new drug, such as NV-5138, could be developed that is rapid-acting but also more efficacious and safer than current formulations of ketamine,"

HIV Used To Cure 'bubble Boy' Disease

Posted in Breakthrough Stories, Medicine on 20th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

US scientists say they used HIV to make a gene therapy that cured eight infants of severe combined immunodeficiency, or "bubble boy" disease.

Pinterest Shares Rise 28% On First Day Of Trading, Worth $13 Billion

Posted in Business, Online on 19th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Pinterest’s IPO also marks the end of an era in some regards. It’s likely the last of the previous generation of social media startups to enter the public markets. Founded in 2009, it watched as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Snap all held IPOs.

Age-related Memory Decline Reversed With Magnetic Pulses To The Brain

Posted in Medicine on 19th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

"Older people's memory got better up to the level that we could no longer tell them apart from younger people," says Voss. "They got substantially better."

SpaceX $500 Million Fundraising And First 75 Starlink Satellites

Posted in Business, Hardware, Online on 17th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX should start launching the prototype Starlink satellite constellation starting in May.

GRAVITY Instrument Breaks New Ground In Exoplanet Imaging

Posted in Science on 17th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The GRAVITY instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope Interferometer (VLTI) has made the first direct observation of an exoplanet using optical interferometry.

Scientists Create World's First Patient-specific Vascularized 3D-printed Heart

Posted in Medicine on 16th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Although pieces of heart tissue have previously been bioprinted, scientists have now succeeded in creating the world's first 3D-printed vascularized heart to be made from a patient's own biological materials.

Snow-powered Nanogenerator Works Where Solar Panels Don't

Posted in Hardware, Science on 16th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Snowy places aren't ideal for harvesting solar energy – panels can't do much if they're buried under blankets of snow, of course. Now a team from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) has developed a new device that can produce electricity from snow itself.

General Purpose OpenAI Defeats World Champion DOTA Video Game Team 2-0

Posted in Featured, Games, Software on 15th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

OpenAI is general-purpose AI that the company hopes wants to use in a wide variety of applications. Instead of being built to do specific tasks, it’s meant to be able to learn how to do just about anything. The development team has used Dota 2 as a ‘test bed’ to see how far the AI can push itself.