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Finding Over 100 Million Exoplanets By 2050

Posted in Science on 30th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The cumulative number of exoplanets that have been discovered has been following power law scaling for the past 25 years and if this continued to 2050 then we would find about 100 million exoplanets.

Battery-free Biosensor Is The Smallest One Yet

Posted in Hardware, Medicine on 29th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Designed to continuously monitor various bodily processes, externally-powered biosensors are not only smaller than their battery-packing counterparts, but they also don't have to be surgically retrieved for battery-changes.

Japanese Satellite Sets Low Altitude Record

Posted in Hardware, Science on 28th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The TSUBAME mission was designed to test the feasibility of placing satellites in super-low altitudes between 200 and 300 km (120 and 190 mi), where they can capture high-resolution images.

Google Brain’s AI Achieves State-of-the-art Text Summarization Performance

Posted in Business, Software on 28th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

state-of-the-art results in 12 summarization tasks spanning news, science, stories, instructions, emails, patents, and legislative bills, and that it shows “surprising” performance on low-resource summarization, surpassing previous top results on six data sets with only 1,000 examples.

New Oral Migraine Prevention Drug Approved By FDA

Posted in Medicine on 24th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Continuing the wave of cutting-edge new migraine drugs reaching the American market, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has now approved the first oral calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) antagonist for acute migraine treatment.

Drug Targeting Common Cancer Cause Enters Phase 2 Clinical Trials

Posted in Medicine on 24th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Known as AMG 510, the drug targets a gene mutation that’s one of the most common causes of cancer.

Retail Robots Are On The Rise

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

As countless robots work behind the scenes to stock shelves, serve customers, and deliver products to our doorstep, the speed of retail will accelerate. These changes are already underway.

Boeing's CST-100 Starliner In Wrong Orbit After Maiden Launch

Posted in Science on 21st Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

The rendezvous with the ISS has been abandoned in favor of returning the capsule to a controlled landing at Whites Sands Missile Range in New Mexico after about 48 hours.

IBM's Lithium Battery Uses Seawater Materials Instead Of Heavy Metals

Posted in Business, Featured, Hardware on 20th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

IBM has unveiled a new battery that relies on materials from seawater.

Microdosing LSD For Alzheimer’s Proves Safe In Early Human Trial

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

New results have been published from one of the first placebo-controlled clinical trials investigating the effects of microdosing LSD. This Phase 1 trial is the first step in testing whether these kinds of psychedelic microdose methods could be useful as a therapeutic approach for treating Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists Discover How Cancer Radiotherapy Can Damage The Brain

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

New research could lead to approaches that prevent brain damage.

Gene Therapy For Sickle-Cell Anemia Looks Promising, But It’s Riddled With Controversy

Posted in Medicine on 18th Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Gene therapy is fighting to enter mainstream medicine. With sickle cell disease, the fight is heating up.