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SpaceX's Starship Tapped To Launch Starlab Space Station Into Orbit

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2024
by Alex Muller

Two ambitious space projects move ahead as Voyager Space and Airbus announce that the partners have selected SpaceX's Starship rocket to boost their Starlab space station into orbit sometime before the International Space Station is abandoned.

ADHD Affects Connectivity Across The Whole Brain, Study Confirms

Posted in Medicine, Science on 1st Feb, 2024
by Alex Muller

"This is exciting, because much of the prior research has focused on individual regions of the brain, but our study was seeing that this isn't the case across the board,"

How To Decarbonize 85% Of All Industry Using Today's Technology

Posted in Business, Science on 1st Feb, 2024
by Alex Muller

There are still some technological gaps to absolute zero carbon emissions, particularly in areas like ceramic requiring extremely high heat - but an 85% reduction in industrial emissions is achievable using machines and techniques that are already available.

13 Percent Of AI Chat Bot Users In The US Just Want To Talk

Posted in Online, Software on 1st Feb, 2024
by Alex Muller

As AI becomes more ubiquitous and naturalistic, many industry critics have voiced concerns about a potentially increasing number of people turning to technology instead of human relationships.

Elon Musk Alleges Neuralink Completed Its First Human Trial Implant

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2024
by Alex Muller

Elon Musk recently claimed that the first human patient has received a Neuralink brain-computer interface implant, but stopped short of offering any substantial additional information or proof.

Japan's SLIM Moon Probe Landed On Its Nose

Posted in Hardware, Science on 31st Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

The good news is that the mission is continuing and JAXA hopes that the lander will be able to charge its battery as the 14-day lunar day progresses enough for sunlight to fall on the panel.

Psychedelics Rapidly Fight Depression, A New Study Offers A First Hint At Why

Posted in Medicine, Science on 31st Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

Within a day, ketamine rewired brain circuits that shifted the emotional tone of memories, but not their content. The changes persisted long after the drugs left the body, possibly explaining why a single shot could have lasting antidepressant effects.

NASA Helicopter's Mission Ends After Three Years On Mars

Posted in Science on 31st Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

On January 25, however, NASA confirmed its rotocopter damaged at least one blade while completing a flight on January 18. Although upright and still in communication with ground control, Ingenuity’s days of aerial exploration are definitely behind it.

Genetic Study Estimates Risk Of Death From Prostate Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

The chance of dying from prostate cancer can be reliably estimated from a short section of genetic material.

World-first Blood Test For Brain Cancer May Increase Survival Rates, Say Experts

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

Inexpensive test can help diagnose even ‘inaccessible’ tumours earlier, speeding up treatment and improving outcomes.

Skin Cancer Mutation Offers Hope For Healing Hearts

Posted in Medicine on 28th Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

Using this knowledge, researchers aimed to explore its potential application in repairing cardiac muscle, an area known as the “holy grail” of heart research due to the heart’s limited ability to regenerate tissue after a heart attack.

Penn Analysis Shows Low Risk Of Secondary Cancers Following CAR T Cell Therapy

Posted in Medicine, Science on 28th Jan, 2024
by Alex Muller

The development of any type of second cancer following CAR T cell therapy is a rare occurrence, as found in an analysis of more than 400 patients treated at Penn Medicine.