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China Makes Innovation Alliance to Accelerate Extracting Uranium from Seawater

Posted in Science on 15th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

It is estimated that about 4.5 billion tonnes of uranium is reserved in seawater, about 1,000 times of the land proven reserves, but the concentration of uranium in seawater is extremely low.

Lenovo pilots VR as an alternative to general anesthesia for kids

Posted in Games, Hardware, Medicine on 10th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

Lenovo and the Starlight Children’s Foundation have been pilot testing virtual reality headsets as an alternative to general anesthetics for kids, alleviating panic and pain by distracting critically ill pediatric patients from what’s actually happening around them.

ESA studies growing blood vessels in zero gravity

Posted in Medicine, Science on 8th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

In zero gravity, there's nothing to pull or push the cells out of place, allowing them to form themselves into simple 3D structures, including globules and tubes.

NASA pops open its first untouched Moon sample in more than 40 years

Posted in Science on 8th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

It is hoped that the study of these pristine samples can enlighten our understanding of the Moon and its resources, which will be a key plank of the Artemis missions slated for touchdown from 2024.

11,000 scientists declare climate emergency, outline a plan of action

Posted in Featured, Science on 6th Nov, 2019
by Alex Muller

'While things are bad, all is not hopeless. We can take steps to address the climate emergency.'