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Hydrogel Sucks Litres Of Drinking Water A Day Out Of Thin Air

Posted in Featured, Hardware, Science on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

These zwitterionic hydrogels could be very useful in providing drinking water to developing and drought-stricken regions.

Project Nexus Aims To Cover California Canals With Solar Panels

Posted in Hardware on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

Using water canals for solar infrastructure conserves water while producing renewable electricity, and avoids converting large tracts of land to solar development.

Drug-delivering Contact Lens Approved For Use In The US

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The contact lens is loaded with 19 micrograms of the common antihistamine ketotifen. This built-in allergy medication is slowly released, beginning to act on itchy eyes within minutes, and is said to offer long-lasting relief for up to 12 hours.

First Controlled Human Trial Shows Cutting Calories Improves Health And Longevity

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

The trial found that cutting calories by a mere 14 percent for 2 years, about one less muffin per day, conferred multiple health benefits known to combat aging.

The Plan For A French Nuclear Renaissance

Posted in Business, Hardware, Science on 3rd Mar, 2022
by Alex Muller

France will construct six new nuclear power reactors, consider building a further eight and push ahead with the development of small modular reactors, President Emmanuel Macron has said.

Laser Power Beaming Between Satellites By 2025

Posted in Hardware, Science on 28th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

"We have seen the benefits of powering satellites by laser which enables smaller satellites, simpler systems and fewer resources, whilst performing more work to help us understand our planet better."

Elon Musk Is Hoping To Use His Money And Power To Create Artificial General Intelligence

Posted in Business, Hardware, Software on 28th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

Tesla has already made billions selling AI and software. Tesla spent $2.5 billion on research in 2021. Musk is now leveraging Tesla EVs to create self-driving cars and truly useful robots for business and households.

Excessive Sugar Intake And Cancer: Experts Explain The Connection

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

Excess consumption of sugar and lesser physical activity can lead to obesity. And obesity is linked to various sorts of cancers, warns a doctor.

Stem Cell Differentiation Regulator May Provide Insights For Cancer Research

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

"The prognosis of how cancer cells will respond to treatment often relates to its status of differentiation. The more differentiated a tumor is, the better the prognosis."

Pancreatic Cancer: Cellular Process Points To Potential Treatment Target

Posted in Medicine, Science on 25th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

Inhibition of a key protein limits cancer growth. The researchers' findings, which have been published in PNAS, may herald a new treatment target for aggressive cancers.

Vegetarians Have 14% Lower Cancer Risk Than Meat-eaters, Study Finds

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

“In this large British cohort, being a low meat-eater, fish-eater or vegetarian was associated with a lower risk of all cancer sites when compared to regular meat-eaters,” the analysis found.

Bristol AI System Matches Cancer Patients To Trials Earlier

Posted in Medicine, Software on 25th Feb, 2022
by Alex Muller

An artificial intelligence database will be used to give cancer patients early access to clinical trials.