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SpaceX Will IPO Starlink

Posted in Business, Online on 8th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

SpaceX COO Gwynn Shotwell says that SpaceX will likely spinoff the Starlink satellite network with an IPO. SpaceX is launching 60 Starlink satellites with every Falcon 9 launch. They are four successful launches from minimum global coverage.

Dead Bodies Are Revealing The Secrets Of How Cancer Kills

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

One in two people will develop cancer in their lifetime, according to figures from Cancer Research UK. And while research has advanced in leaps and bounds in terms of finding drugs and improving our understanding of the disease, doctors still don’t know the answer to one of the biggest questions: why do patients die?

U.S. Homeland Security Has Used Facial Recognition On Over 43.7 Million People

Posted in Software on 7th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

At undisclosed land borders, it helped to identify 252 people attempting to use a combined 75 U.S. travel documents (like passports and visas) belonging to someone else, about 7% (18) of which were under the age of 18 and 20% (46) of which had criminal records.

Why Are Cancer Rates Increasing?

Posted in Medicine, Science on 6th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

There are now more people than ever living to an age where they have a higher risk of developing cancer.

Never Too Late To Quit: Protective Cells Could Cut Risk Of Lung Cancer For Ex-smokers

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

Protective cells in the lungs of ex-smokers could explain why quitting smoking reduces the risk of developing lung cancer, Cancer Research UK-funded researchers have determined.

GE Hitachi Starts Licensing Small Modular Nuclear Reactor

Posted in Business, Science on 3rd Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

They say it will be price competitive with natural gas. Small Reactor projects will be $1-2 billion instead of $10+ billion for large reactors.

US And China Injecting Hundreds Of Billions Into Financial Markets

Posted in Business on 3rd Feb, 2020
by Alex Muller

The world economic system is growing but is still fragile. The US and China are the main drivers of growth in the world economy. The US and China are about 40% of overall world economic growth.

Simple, Cheap Nanoparticles Activate Immune System Against Cancer

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

The best way to fight off cancer might be to strengthen the body’s immune system and help it identify and kill tumors. This field of study is known as immunotherapy, and while it’s showing promise it can be quite expensive. Researchers have developed nanoparticles that should be cheaper to produce.

Robotic Kayaks Reveal Glaciers Are Melting Much Faster Underwater

Posted in Science on 30th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

Glaciers don’t just melt from the top, where they’re exposed to air, some are melting from the bottom, where seawater is lapping away at them. This type of melting can be hard to study.

Starlink Competitor OneWeb Targets First 34 Satellites In February 2020

Posted in Business, Online on 30th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

OneWeb is competitor to the SpaceX Starlink satellite system. OneWeb successfully launched 6 test satellites and plans a February 7, 2020 Soyuz launch of its first 34 commercial satellites.

Messenger RNA Treatment Of Viruses Like Coronavirus

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

There will be hundreds of new mRNA vaccine research results published in the next few years and expect several will be focused on parasitic diseases.

World Food Supply Is Increasing Faster Than Population Growth

Posted in Business, Medicine on 27th Jan, 2020
by Alex Muller

The world population is growing at about 1.1% each year and world food production is increasing at a faster rate.