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The Far Side Of The Moon Is An Ideal Place To Listen For Alien Civilizations

Posted in Science on 6th Oct, 2020
by Alex Muller

Scientists have been dreaming of an observatory on the moon for years.

Oxford Scientists: These Are Final Steps We’re Taking To Get Our Coronavirus Vaccine Approved

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

Of the hundreds of potential Covid-19 vaccines in development, six are in the final stages of testing, known as phase three clinical trials.

Microsoft Had A Crazy Idea To Put Servers Under Water, And It Totally Worked

Posted in Business, Hardware on 27th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

We are now at the point of trying to harness what we have done as opposed to feeling the need to go and prove out some more”

How Is Our Nutrition Changing In Times Of Quarantine

Posted in Medicine, Science on 12th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

An important narrative during COVID-19 has been how vitamins can help fight off the virus.

NuScale Has Design Certified And Hopes To Build 80GW Of Nuclear By 2042

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 12th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

The NuScale small modular reactor (SMR) design is a fully factory-fabricated NuScale Power Module capable of generating 60 MW of electricity.

Apple And Google Say 25 States And Territories Have Explored Using COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Posted in Software on 6th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

Exposure Notifications Express capabilities are being introduced today as part of an iOS update and later this month for Android users.

Myst AI Claims Its AI Energy Prediction Technology Boosts Utilities’ Reliability

Posted in Business, Software on 6th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

Myst proposes several use cases for its near-term energy forecasting technology, including electricity demand, renewable production, and market prices.

Years Of Zero Interest Rates And Implications For Stock Prices

Posted in Business on 6th Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

There is and has been an inverse relationship between the stock market’s valuation multiples and interest rates. Ten-year treasury rates have fallen to 0.72%.

Another 60 SpaceX Starlink Satellites And 100 Mbps User Download Speed Tests

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

SpaceX reports over 700,000 potential customers have pre-signed for Starlink service.

Why Interest In Virtual Worlds For Online Collaboration Is Spiking

Posted in Business, Online on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

While video-based software like Zoom will likely continue to be the preferred method for most remote business meetings during the shutdown, it is possible to wonder whether virtual worlds may prove uniquely useful now as well.

A Quick Guide To The Turbo-Charged Search For Coronavirus Drugs

Posted in Medicine on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

Thanks to previous coronaviruses SARS and MERS, scientists have a general idea of how they work: how they infect cells, how they replicate, what types of tissues they prefer.

Roman Space Telescope AKA WFIRST Field Of View 100 Times Hubble

Posted in Science on 1st Sep, 2020
by Alex Muller

A survey using gravitational lensing should find ~250 FFPs (free floating planets aka rogue planets) with masses down to that of Mars.