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Fresh Water For Less :Consistent Density For Desalination Membranes Can Increase Efficiency By Up To 40%

Posted in Hardware, Reviews, Science on 4th Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller

New research could increase desalination membrane efficiency resulting in more water filtered with less energy, a potential cost-saving update to current desalination processes.

Highlights Of Singularity Hub Stories Of 2020

Posted in Business, Medicine, Science on 1st Jan, 2021
by Alex Muller


Fighting Covid-19 Brought These Lasting Breakthroughs To Science And Medicine

Posted in Featured, Medicine, Reviews, Science on 30th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

A true paradigm shift not just in vaccinology, but also in how science is accelerated and communicated

Psychedelics Re-Engineered For Potential Use In The Clinic

Posted in Medicine, Reviews on 29th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

There has been a renewed interest in the therapeutic potential of psychedelic compounds, with preliminary findings indicating promise for drugs including LSD, psilocybin and ibogaine in combating treatment-resistant depression2, post-traumatic stress disorder3 and anxiety.

White Blood Cell Mutation May Drive Early Stages Of Dementia

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

Data suggest that modifying white blood cell function may be therapeutically relevant for progressive neurodegenerative conditions.

Common Blood Pressure Drug Found To Have Lifespan-Extending Potential

Posted in Medicine on 28th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

Drugs may slow down aging and mitigate or prevent its negative effects on our health.

The Best Space Stories Of 2020

Posted in Reviews, Science on 28th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

In the midst of a pandemic, we still sent astronauts back into space, broke off pieces of two asteroids, stared hard at the sun, and so much more.

AI Protein-Folding Algorithms Solve Structures Faster Than Ever

Posted in Reviews, Science on 28th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

AlQuraishi's network takes months to train, but once trained, it can transform a sequence to a structure almost immediately.

Europe's Biggest Vertical Farm Will Be Powered By Wind And Planted By Robots

Posted in Reviews, Science on 28th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

The facility plans to start producing in the first quarter of next year, and expects to be profitable next year too, reaching its full 1,000-ton capacity by the end of 2021.

Stanford Innovation Promises Real-Time Continuous Blood Monitoring

Posted in Hardware, Medicine, Reviews on 23rd Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

This system could be used for much more than just monitoring blood glucose changes.

DeepMind's AlphaFold Is Close To Solving One Of Biology's Greatest Challenges

Posted in Medicine, Science, Software on 17th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

With AI and biology working in tandem, protein folding may just be the first major breakthrough for medicine in our generation.

Could A Lunar Resources Gold Rush Create Conflicts On Earth?

Posted in Business, Reviews, Science on 11th Dec, 2020
by Alex Muller

Important sites for science are also important for infrastructure construction by state agencies or commercial users