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MOF-based Alternative Could Make For Safer, Cleaner Rocket Fuel

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Scientists at McGill believe their new alternative rocket fuel, based on metal-organic frameworks, will lead to cleaner, safer, more controllable rockets.

Melanin Injections Found To Highlight And Hinder Tumors

Posted in Medicine on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The pigment melanin is a natural defense against skin cancer, and now it could help fight other cancers too.

Google Dissolves AI Ethics Council After Just 10 Days

Posted in Business, Software on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

“It’s become clear that in the current environment, ATEAC can’t function as we wanted. So we’re ending the council and going back to the drawing board,” a Google representative said in an emailed statement.

Google And Other Tech Giants Are Quietly Buying Up The Most Important Part Of The Internet

Posted in Business, Online on 8th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Google makes billions from its cloud platform. Now it’s using those billions to buy up the internet itself — or at least the submarine cables that make up the internet backbone.

Future IPhones And Apple Watches May Warn You If You Need A Shower

Posted in Business, Hardware on 5th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

What if your gadgets could warn you if you've been spending a bit too much time away from the shower?

Stanford Team Develops Brain-rejuvenating Antibodies That Let Old Mice Think Like Youngsters

Posted in Medicine, Science on 5th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Researchers were able to improve the cognitive function of older mice after blocking a protein's activity on brain cells known as microglia

Sleeping With Your Screens On Is Bad For You, Whether You Know It Or Not

Posted in Medicine on 4th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

“The two biggest issues with sleeping with a TV on are light and noise,”

NASA Says Falcon Heavy+Orion Best Option For Humans On The Moon By 2024

Posted in Hardware, Science on 4th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA concluded that a mission profile in which Falcon Heavy places Orion, a service module,and an ICPS upper stage in orbit in a single launch may be the only option for a near-term commercial alternative for Orion’s first operational test flight.

Climate Change: 'Magic Bullet' Carbon Solution Takes Big Step

Posted in Breakthrough Stories, Science on 4th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

A technology that removes carbon dioxide from the air has received significant backing from major fossil fuel companies.

Mars Methane Surge Spotted From Space

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

The nature and extent of methane in the Martian atmosphere is intensely debated. The gas is of interest because terrestrial methane can be made by life forms, as well as geological processes.

Amazon Will Release A Conversational And Knowledge Data Set Of More Than 4 Million Words

Posted in Business, Software on 2nd Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Amazon plans to make available a massive number of data samples targeting natural language processing research.

Intel Capital Invests $117 Million In More Than A Dozen Startups

Posted in Business on 2nd Apr, 2019
by Alex Muller

Intel announced an investment of $117 million in 14 startups doing things like making AI inference faster, helping manufacturers deploy AI systems, building semiconductors, and creating disruptive tech beyond AI in health care and communications.