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Uber Loses $1 Billion In Q1 2019 As Costs Grow For Drivers, Food Delivery

Posted in Business on 31st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

“We’re still a while away from profitability, but Uber is expecting strong signs of improvement across many of its key metrics and that is an important sign for investors.”

Northeast China Made A Lot More Ozone-Destroying Gas

Posted in Science on 29th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

They use the banned product because it has better quality and a cheaper price. Factories were either producing the gas in secret and others do it openly and have it ignored by the local government.

How Virtual Reality Can Help Diagnose Early Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Medicine, Software on 27th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

The idea behind the development of this new VR-based diagnostic tool is that a navigation test could help distinguish which patients are likely to progress into full-blown Alzheimer's disease.

Drug-resistant Infections Could Be Starved Of Nutrients Using Existing Medicines

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

Rather than developing new antifungal drugs, the team found that existing drugs used for other purposes could instead be used against fungi through other means.

SpaceX Raises Over $1 Billion This Year As Internet Satellite Production Ramps Up

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

The funds are key, as Spacex must finance its daunting plan to provide internet from a network of thousands of small satellites.

It's Been A Volatile Week For NASA's 2024 Moon Landing Program

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

Sending humans back to the Moon by 2024 is feasible but depends more on political teamwork than technology. NASA is making moves, but it will take a more coordinated effort on such a tight deadline.

Elon Musk’s Brain Tech Startup Is Raising More Cash

Posted in Business, Medicine, Science on 24th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Neuralink is planning a $51 million funding round as it tries to link human brains to computers.

SpaceX Starlink Success Kicks Off Elon Musk's Satellite Internet Aspirations

Posted in Hardware, Online on 24th May, 2019
by Alex Muller

A landmark launch and deploy puts the first 60 satellites into orbit, beginning the master plan of delivering better internet to the world.

Climate Change: Global Sea Level Rise Could Be Bigger Than Expected

Posted in Featured, Science on 23rd May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Scientists believe that global sea levels could rise far more than predicted, due to accelerating melting in Greenland and Antarctica.

PTN Interviews Aging Expert Dr David Sinclair

Posted in Interviews, Medicine on 21st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

PTN interviews him on the future of the word of anti-aging medicine and biotechnology, see the full interview.

NASA Reveals A Moon Plan That Relies On The SLS Rocket

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

NASA has shown a plan for 37 launches of private and NASA rockets, robotic and human landers and starting a moon base long-duration crew stays in 2028.

AI Predicts New Food And Drink Pairings

Posted in Software on 21st May, 2019
by Alex Muller

Robot gourmands are imminent, it seems, and they might someday craft recipes just as delicious as those from their human counterparts.