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Europe's Biggest Vertical Farm Will Be Powered By Wind And Planted By Robots

Posted in Reviews, Science on 28th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

The facility plans to start producing in the first quarter of next year, and expects to be profitable next year too, reaching its full 1,000-ton capacity by the end of 2021.

Stanford Innovation Promises Real-Time Continuous Blood Monitoring

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Reviews on 23rd Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

This system could be used for much more than just monitoring blood glucose changes.

DeepMind's AlphaFold Is Close To Solving One Of Biology's Greatest Challenges

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 17th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

With AI and biology working in tandem, protein folding may just be the first major breakthrough for medicine in our generation.

Could A Lunar Resources Gold Rush Create Conflicts On Earth?

Posted in Business, Reviews, Science on 11th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

Important sites for science are also important for infrastructure construction by state agencies or commercial users

Scientists Invent Fast Way To Make Solar Modules Greener

Posted in Hardware, Science on 27th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

"If we can build a perovskite module that lasts 30 years, we could bring down the cost of electricity below 2 cents per kilowatt-hour"

Another Win For Senolytics: Fighting Aging At The Cellular Level

Posted in Medicine on 24th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Aging triggers a type of immune cells to pump out CD38, a nasty chemical from immune cells that eats up NAD. But why? More importantly, how can we stop it?

Will The Coronavirus Evolve To Be Less Deadly?

Posted in Medicine on 16th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Regular boosters may be necessary as the virus cycles, not because the virus is rapidly evolving, but because human immunity may wane.

90% Of The Global Power Capacity Added In 2020 Was Renewables

Posted in Business, Science on 16th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

"The future looks even brighter with new capacity additions on course to set fresh records this year and next."

Emissive Brings VR Expeditions To Museums

Posted in Hardware, Software on 6th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

Virtual expeditions are also timely given current restrictions around global travel.

NASA Provides $370 Million For Breakthrough Space Technologies

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 6th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

NASA provided $370 million in funding for space technologies that are at a tipping point.

Alphabet's New Project Uses AI To Try To Diagnose Depression From Brain Waves

Posted in Medicine on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

EEGs have been widely used to study swallowing, classify mental states, and diagnose neuropsychiatric disorders such as neurogenic pain and epilepsy, as well as to classify emotions.

New Display Could Paint Stunning VR Worlds

Posted in Business, Hardware on 4th Nov, 2020
by Alex Muller

They're looking beyond headsets too, writing, "An ultrahigh density of 10,000 pixels per inch readily meets the requirements for the next-generation microdisplays that can be fabricated on glasses or contact lenses."