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Hydrogel Bandage Uses Body Heat To Speed Wound Healing

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

It closed wounds faster than other experimental healing hydrogels that were tested, plus it produced no inflammation or immune responses.

Intel Confirms Apple’s $1 Billion Smartphone Modem Business Acquisition

Posted in Business, Hardware on 26th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

According to Intel, the transaction means Apple will hold over 17,000 wireless technology patents, including both Intel- and Apple-developed innovations.

SpaceX Launches Used Dragon Capsule On Historic 3rd Cargo Run To Space Station

Posted in Business, Science on 26th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Today marks the first time a Dragon has flown to the space station three times, but it won't be the last. Each of the next two cargo resupply missions; CRS-19 and CRS-20; will also be the third flight for their respective Dragon spacecraft.

Elon Says SpaceX Could Land Cargo Mission To Moon In 2021

Posted in Business, Science on 25th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Elon Musk said that it may literally be easier to just land Starship on the moon than try to convince NASA that we can.

China’s Space Budget Is Nearly Triple Russia’s Budget But Far Less Than The USA Budget

Posted in Business, Science on 25th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

SpaceX developments will prevent China from overtaking the USA in space technology. Russia will continue to shrink in importance as part of what is happening in space.

Recent Climate Change Trends 'unprecedented' In The Last 2,000 Years

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

Natural variation in the Earth's climate can not be responsible for the current extreme increase in warming.

India Launches Chandrayaan-2 Lunar Landing Mission

Posted in Science on 23rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

According to ISRO, the spacecraft is scheduled to carry out a series of engine maneuvers that will place it into a translunar orbit and is expected to arrive at the Moon on September 7.

New Research Suggests Gut Bacteria Affects The Progression Of ALS

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

A new study, led by scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science, has discovered a molecule secreted by certain gut bacteria could protect against the disease, while other species of gut bacteria can exacerbate the onset of symptoms.

Microsoft Pumps $1 Billion Into Generalized Artificial Intelligence

Posted in Business, Software on 23rd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

Could these artificial smarts become generalized enough to outperform humans at all kinds of tasks, rather than very specific and pre-defined ones?

Lunar Bricks Could Keep Moon Colonists Warm And Generate Electricity

Posted in Science on 22nd Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

When astronauts return to the Moon, the plan is to establish an ongoing human presence rather than making occasional visits, as happened during the Apollo program.

50 Years After Moon Landing, Support For Space Program High

Posted in Featured, Science on 20th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

50 years after moon landing, record-high 64% say space costs are justifiable. About three in four say NASA funding should be maintained or increased. NASA receives its highest ratings in 20 years.

IOS And IPadOS 13 Beta 4 Signals Death Of 3D Touch, Rise Of Context Menu

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 20th Jul, 2019
by Alex Muller

The concept was simple: slight, medium, and heavy pressure on an iPhone’s screen could be recognized differently, such that a light press would open an app while a firm press in the same spot would instead conjure up a contextual menu.