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NASA’s TESS Spacecraft Is Finding Hundreds Of Exoplanets And Is Poised To Find Thousands More

Posted in Science on 24th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Within just 50 light-years from Earth, there are about 1,560 stars, likely orbited by several thousand planets.

Concentrated Solar Viable For Industrial Uses After Exceeding 1,000°C

Posted in Hardware, Science on 22nd Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Advanced computer vision software that allows a large array of computer-controlled mirrors (known as heliostats) to focus their reflected sunlight onto a target with ultra-high accuracy, resulting in ultra-high temperatures.

Tech Investment Surges Across Europe As AI Ecosystem Expands

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 21st Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Within Europe, the U.K. continues to lead the deep tech push, attracting $2.9 billion of this year’s investments and bringing its total in this category to $10 billion since 2015.

Progress To A Hydrogen Economy With Better Production From Seawater

Posted in Business, Science on 21st Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The device, composed of inexpensive non-noble metal nitrides, manages to avoid many of the obstacles that have limited earlier attempts to inexpensively produce hydrogen or safe drinking water from seawater

Encouraging Early Results From First Human CRISPR Gene Therapy Trials

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

“These data support our belief in the potential of our therapies to have meaningful benefit for patients following a one-time intervention.”

Brainwave Study Reveals Psychedelic DMT Produces "waking-dream" State

Posted in Science on 20th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

The new research from Imperial College London capitalized on the short-acting nature of DMT to conduct a temporal investigation into how the drug alters a person’s brain activity across a 20-minute experience.

An Apple-Valve AR Headset Deal Makes Sense Given IOS 13’s StarBoard

Posted in Business, Hardware on 19th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

If you follow the rumors, augmented reality hardware has been Apple’s next big thing for at least a couple of years.

Facebook’s DeepFovea AI Promises Power-efficient VR Foveated Rendering

Posted in Software on 19th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

DeepFovea samples only 10% of the pixels in each video frame, focusing largely but not exclusively on the area where the user’s eye is focused.

NASA Overpaid Boeing Again And Did Not Let SpaceX Offer A Lower Cost Solution

Posted in Business on 15th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Boeing and SpaceX each face significant safety and technical challenges with parachutes, propulsion, and launch abort systems that need to be resolved prior to receiving NASA authorization to transport crew to the ISS.

China Makes Innovation Alliance To Accelerate Extracting Uranium From Seawater

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

It is estimated that about 4.5 billion tonnes of uranium is reserved in seawater, about 1,000 times of the land proven reserves, but the concentration of uranium in seawater is extremely low.

Mars 2020 Landing Site Could Be A Fossil Hotspot

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We know from Earth that this mineral phase is exceptional at preserving microfossils and other biosignatures, so that makes these outcrops exciting targets for the rover to explore.”

SpaceX Launches 60 More Internet Satellites

Posted in Business, Hardware, Online on 12th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX sent another 60 satellites into orbit on Monday, one of many such launches the company hopes to conduct over the next year as it works to build a massive broadband-from-space business.