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The Pfizer Vaccine Is “powerfully Protective” Against COVID-19 In Children

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

“Not only do they work, they are also highly effective in preventing infection."

How Spending A Long Time In Zero-G Could Shrink The Heart

Posted in Medicine, Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists are hoping that, by studying people like Kelly, NASA will be able to design more effective exercise programs for astronauts to keep them all optimally healthy.

As The Planet Warms, Tropical Plants And Animals Are Moving Northward

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

New research looks at the northward trek of a variety of tropical species in North America.

Combining Progress In Quantum Computers And AI

Posted in Hardware, Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

“We are just at the beginning of understanding the possibilities of quantum artificial intelligence”

Researchers Figure Out How To Turn Waste Food Into Jet Fuel

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

The bulk of the greenhouse gas emissions reduction came from diverting wet waste from landfills where it breaks down into methane, a potent greenhouse gas.

Could Life Be Hiding In Our Galaxy’s Ocean Worlds?

Posted in Science on 1st Apr, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists hope to send landers to these moons too and more directly sample the oceans below. And although detecting exomoons is still a challenge, more sensitive instruments and creative new methods may, in the future, yield insight into how frequently they occur and what they're made of.

Relativity Space Aims To 3D Print 95 Percent Of A Rocket And Send It To Orbit.

Posted in Hardware on 31st Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

The company says 3D printing benefits, like vastly simplified designs that can only be achieved additively, accelerated prototyping, and design flexibility, apply too.

Lightning Strikes May Have Provided Missing Ingredient For Earth's First Organisms

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

On early Earth, there would have ranged from 100 million to 1 billion lightning strikes a year

Interview With Dr. Anton Kolonin Founder Of The Autonio Blockchain Project:

Posted in Business, Interviews, Software on 20th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Interview with Dr. Anton Kolonin who has taken the lead in AI research and development at Autonio.

Bruce Pon Of Ocean Protocol Discusses The Ocean Protocol Blockchain And How Important Big Data In This Modern Age And For The Future:

Posted in Interviews, Online, Software on 17th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

Ocean Protocol is a blockchain used to create a marketplace for large data sets. Founder Bruce Pon answers some questions:

AI Tools That Can Diagnose Dementia With Impressive Accuracy

Posted in Medicine, Software on 6th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

The team is also exploring ways that other neurological medical conditions, like aphasia, stroke, traumatic brain injury, and depression, can affect a patient’s use of language.

AI Is Being Used To Understand The Interactions Of Multiple Drugs

Posted in Medicine, Science on 6th Mar, 2021
by Alex Muller

The aim is to create a user-friendly tool, that gives physicians guidance on whether it’s a good idea to prescribe a particular pharmaceutical drug to a particular patient and to help researchers in developing drug protocols for complex diseases, with fewer side-effects.