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The World’s First Deep Geological Nuclear Vault Will Store Radioactive Waste In Finland For 100,000 Years

Posted in Business, Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Spent fuel rods from nuclear reactors will be encased in layers of various materials before being lowered into tunnels 430 meters underground.

NVIDIA’s Tiny New AI Transforms Photos Into Full 3D Scenes In Seconds

Posted in Software on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Building on previous work, NVIDIA researchers showed how a small neural network trained on a few dozen images can render the pictured scene in full 3D.

Implantable Immunotherapy "factory" Fights Cancer Faster, More Effectively

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers at North Carolina State University (NCSU) have developed a marshmallow-like implant that can train a patient’s immune system to fight off cancer.

No Link Between Cell Phone Use And Brain Tumors, Long-term Oxford Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Drilling down into the data the researchers also saw no difference in the rates of tumours appearing on the right side of the head versus the left side of the head in daily cell phone users.

Superfast Electron Rains Detected Pouring Down Onto Earth

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Researchers at UCLA have discovered a new form of space weather, superfast electron rains that precipitate into the atmosphere from the radiation belts. The team says the events could affect satellites, spacecraft and astronauts, but aren’t accounted for in current models of space weather.

Giant Ice Volcanoes May Have Recently Changed The Face Of Pluto

Posted in Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

A new study claims to have found evidence of huge ice volcanoes on Pluto.

Scientists Use AI To Trace The Origins Of Psychedelic Experiences In The Brain

Posted in Medicine, Science on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

For the past several decades, psychedelics have been widely stigmatized as dangerous illegal drugs. But a recent surge of academic research into their use to treat psychiatric conditions is spurring a shift in public opinion.

Oxford Researchers Train AI Two Times Faster With A Simple Mathematical Trick

Posted in Software on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The researchers showed that the approach can be used to train a variety of different machine learning algorithms, but because it only involves a forward pass it was able to slash training times by as much as half.

The Cost Of Space Flight Before And After SpaceX

Posted in Business, Hardware on 31st Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The key to increasing cost efficiency? SpaceX rocket boosters usually return to Earth in good enough condition that they’re able to be refurbished, which saves money and helps the company undercut competitors’ prices.

Israeli Researchers Find A New, Natural Weapon For Fighting Cancer

Posted in Medicine, Science on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Natural antibodies found in tumours could point the way toward improved immunotherapy, according to a new Weizmann Institute study, a potential cancer breakthrough.

UK Cancer Research Studies Fell 32% In First Year Of Covid, Say Charities

Posted in Business, Medicine on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

National Cancer Research Institute says funding was hit as charity shops closed and fundraising events cancelled due to pandemic.

Medical Imaging For Translational Cancer Research Center Opens At The University Of Oklahoma

Posted in Business, Medicine on 30th Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The new National Institutes of Health COBRE center at the University of Oklahoma will galvanize multidisciplinary biomedical research and support junior faculty.