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Injected After Accidents, Nanoparticles Could Prevent Paralysis

Posted in Medicine on 12th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

It is hoped that once developed further, the technology could be incorporated into an EpiPen-like device that would be used to rapidly inject the particles as soon as possible after an injury occurs.

Google Cloud’s Andrew Moore Says AI Must Be More Accessible To Succeed

Posted in Business, Software on 11th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Non-data scientists can find the technology mysterious and intimidating. But some of the most impressive uses of AI, he says, have come when outsiders get involved with the design and development process.

Apple’s First App Development Accelerator Opens In Shanghai, China

Posted in Business, Software on 11th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Apple expects to assist accelerator participants in designing, distributing, and marketing their apps for global rather than just local appeal, as well as spotlighting its newest and most important technologies within the country.

Virgin Galactic To Become The First Space Tourism Company To Go Public

Posted in Business, Science on 9th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

$800 million investment should keep the lights on until the company turns a profit.

Space-based Gravitational-wave Detector May Detect Strange Exoplanets

Posted in Science on 9th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

LISA could be used to identify a very strange class of planets: heavy planets orbiting binary pairs of white dwarf stars. But because of its exquisite sensitivity, LISA could potentially spot them orbiting outside our own galaxy.

Abu Dhabi Throws The Switch On World's Largest Single-site Solar Project

Posted in Hardware on 8th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Abu Dhabi is claiming the title of the world's largest single-site solar project, having hit the go-button on the Noor Abu Dhabi project this week, with a reported capacity of 1.177 gigawatts

NASA Taps Carnegie Mellon To Build Small, Speedy MoonRanger Lunar Rover

Posted in Hardware, Science on 7th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

NASA has awarded Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) and Astrobotic a US$5.6 million contract to build a new suitcase-sized robotic lunar rover that could land on the Moon as soon as 2021.

June Steam Hardware Survey: The Rift-Vive Gap Shrinks … Sort Of

Posted in Games, Hardware on 7th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The Oculus Rift still leads the charge with 44.12% of the overall VR headset use on Steam. Pairing the 40.76% share that HTC Vive has with the 1.66% share of the Vive Pro, HTC is at 42.42%. That’s a difference of just 1.7% between the two headsets.

Oranges, Grapes And Carrots Contain Cancer-fighting Compounds

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Oranges, grapes and carrots contain cancer-fighting compounds which closely resemble molecules used in already licenced drugs, scientists say.

Could Planting Tons Of Trees Solve Climate Change?

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Climate change is devastating coral reefs, raising sea levels and displacing people across the globe. Now researchers say the best solution is also the simplest: plant more forests.

How Facebook’s New ‘Mirror World’ Will Help Train AI

Posted in Hardware, Software on 4th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The dream of a robot butler seems tantalizingly close, but first we need to teach them how to navigate our cluttered human environments.

Renegade Immune Cells Found To Raid Aging Brains And Choke New Neuron Generation

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

If this process can be disrupted then it's possible a certain volume of age-related cognitive decline could be prevented.