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Nov 24, 2018

Human images from world’s first total-body scanner unveiled

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

EXPLORER, the world’s first medical imaging scanner that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once, has produced its first scans.

The brainchild of UC Davis scientists Simon Cherry and Ramsey Badawi, EXPLORER is a combined (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) that can image the entire body at the same time. Because the machine captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanners, EXPLORER can produce an image in as little as one second and, over time, produce movies that can track specially tagged drugs as they move around the entire body.

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Nov 22, 2018

It’s time for a 🙌 TOUCHDOWN

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

No, we’re not talking about the #Thanksgiving day games, but rather our Mars InSight lander mission is on course for a touchdown with a #MarsLanding on Monday, Nov. 26. Learn about how the mission is on track to make this touchdown: https://go.nasa.gov/2qZDdZ2

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Nov 22, 2018

Big test coming up for tiny satellites trailing Mars lander

Posted by in categories: entertainment, satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of tiny experimental satellites trailing NASA’s InSight spacecraft all the way to Mars face their biggest test yet. Their mission: Broadcast immediate news, good or bad, of InSight’s plunge through the Martian atmosphere on Monday. Named WALL-E and EVE after the main characters in the 2008 animated movie, the twin CubeSats will pass within a few thousand miles (kilometers) of Mars as the lander attempts its dicey touchdown. If these pipsqueaks manage to relay InSight’s radio signals to ground controllers nearly 100 million miles (160 million kilometers) away, we’ll know within minutes whether the spacecraft landed safely.

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Nov 11, 2018

What makes us? Nature or nurture? The DNA debate comes back to life

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

An extraordinary new film about identical triplets throws doubt on the dominance of DNA.

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Nov 2, 2018

20th Century Fox is using AI to analyze movie trailers and find out what films audiences will like: Movie Trailer

Posted by in categories: entertainment, robotics/AI

Even AI likes a trip to the movies.

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Oct 12, 2018

‘Dying to Survive’ gets real: China cuts price of life-saving cancer drugs

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, entertainment

China has included 17 life-saving cancer drugs in its national public insurance after negotiations drastically cut their prices, in response to their cost fuelling the smuggling of cheap drugs from abroad in an echo of the popular Chinese film Dying to Survive.


Costs slashed by over half on average, in wake of hit movie featuring the plight of those unable to afford prohibitively priced medicines and forced to look abroad.

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Oct 9, 2018

How mirrors work in video games

Posted by in category: entertainment

Have you ever wondered how mirrors are possible in video games? 🤔✅

(Turn sound on 🔊)

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Oct 3, 2018

Winners, losers and the low-cost energy future

Posted by in categories: entertainment, futurism

The game is changing as prices ‘race to the bottom’ and in some places renewables are the cheapest option, finds Dave Elliott.

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Oct 1, 2018

Scientists Think They’ve Finally Found The Crushing Limits of Gravity Humans Could Survive

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

They don’t call Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson ‘The Mountain’ for nothing.

In 2015, the strong man and Game of Thrones actor broke a millennium-old record by taking – or more accurately, staggering – five steps with a 650 kilogram (1,430 pound) log on his back.

To most of us, this was simply an extraordinary example of heroic strength. To scientists, this feat marked a crushing limit to the gravitational pull any mortal could ever hope to endure, setting a boundary on the mass of planets we might expect to colonise.

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Sep 21, 2018

What Will Quantum Computer Games Be Like?

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, quantum physics

You’ve just booted up a game on a state-of-the-art quantum computer. You’re running 19 superconducting quantum bits on a processor held at near absolute zero. Anticipating its sheer power, you press start and…

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