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Interview With Jaynti Kanani, CEO Of Polygon Blockchain

Posted in Business, Interviews, Online on 7th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Polygon is the first easy-to-use platform for Ethereum scaling and infrastructure development.

SpaceX Starlink Rebuilding The Internet In Space

Posted in Hardware, Online on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

The combined power of the 1500 Starlink satellites has over 5 megawatts of solar power. In August, Starlink will have globally connectivity for everywhere on Earth except the north and south poles. SpaceX is continuing to innovate the interfaces, ground terminals and other components.

Record High Temperature For Antarctica Confirmed By WMO

Posted in Science on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Such readings are important because Antarctica is one of the fastest warming regions on Earth and is a major driver of climate.

Once-promising MRNA COVID-19 Vaccine Disappoints With Final Trial Data

Posted in Medicine on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

And despite CureVac’s mRNA stumble we are quickly learning how to optimize these vaccines with newer, safer, and more effective iterations in development.

Andreessen Horowitz Goes Big On Crypto With A New $2.2B Fund

Posted in Business, Online on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

So far this year, venture capitalists have invested $17 billion in crypto companies, with much more to come it seems.

CERN: How Physics Is Probing The Universe's Origins

Posted in Featured, Science on 4th Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

The latest discovery has put the next piece in the puzzle of physics. The new upgraded LHCb detector will open the door to an era of precision measurements that have the potential to uncover yet unknown phenomena, and perhaps even physics beyond the Standard Model.

Virgin Galactic Set To Carry First Passengers Into Space This Month

Posted in Hardware, Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

"After more than 16 years of research, engineering, and testing, Virgin Galactic stands at the vanguard of a new commercial space industry, which is set to open space to humankind and change the world for good."

CRISPR Gene-editing Tested In Space For First Time In DNA Damage Study

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

The gene-editing worked, making it the first such demonstration of the technology in space. The team says that this could be the first steps towards developing a way to repair the DNA of astronauts while in space, to keep them healthier as we spend increasing amounts of time away from Earth.

COVID-19 Infections Are Rare And Mild After Vaccination

Posted in Medicine, Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

This means full vaccination was 91 percent effective at preventing any kind of SARS-CoV-2 infection, symptomatic or asymptomatic.

NASA Scientists May Have Solved A Vanishing Methane Mystery On Mars

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

There is a hitherto unknown process at work in the Martian atmosphere that is destroying the methane quickly, before it can collect.

Astronauts Successfully Roll Out And Power Up New Solar Arrays On ISS

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

NASA and its partners are locked in a constant cycle of repair, refurbishment and replacement in order to keep the station in working order.

New Drug Class Could Treat Range Of Cancers With Faulty BRCA Genes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, and the pharmaceutical company Artios, explored the potential of using POLQ inhibitors in treating cancer cells with defects in the BRCA genes.