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Apr 12, 2018

Cancer: New drug may fight treatment resistance

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, genetics

A new drug that blocks a molecule that cancer cells rely on for transcribing genetic information shows promise in tackling treatment-resistant tumors.

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Apr 12, 2018

Timeline of early spaceflights

Posted by in category: space travel

Very interesting.


Vostok (Russian for ‘East’) was a Soviet human spaceflight project that developed the Vostok spacecraft which was used to place the first human in space.

The first manned US spacecraft was Mercury, which was first launched in suborbital flights on Redstone rockets and then in orbital missions on Atlas launchers.

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Apr 12, 2018

ARA Develops Lightweight Laser Weapon System

Posted by in categories: drones, energy, military, space

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is developing a compact, completely self-contained directed-energy weapon that is the first of its size and specifications, making it a standout from existing systems.

The Silent Saber is high power, 1.5 kilowatt fiber laser packaged in a backpack with power supplies and a unique thermal control system. A telescope with multiple potential mounting configurations can be mounted to existing Picatinny rails of a soldier’s rifle, and a laser is connected to the telescope by a fiber cable.

“This tool provides options to the warfighter to support explosive ordnance disposal, counter infrastructure and counter drone missions,” said Principal Engineer Joseph Paranto, ARA’s Director of Directed Energy Systems.

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Apr 12, 2018

FakeApp lets people make fake videos of anyone

Posted by in category: futurism

Click on photo to start video.

Face-swapping videos could lead to more “fake news.”

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Apr 12, 2018

Scientists solve mystery of how Giant’s Causeway was formed

Posted by in category: futurism

Volcanologists use samples from Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland to recreate famous hexagonal columns in laboratory.

Science correspondent.

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Apr 12, 2018

Holey moly! Three holes have burst open on the sun hurtling geomagnetic storms towards Earth

Posted by in category: space

Will lead to very interesting weather.


The sun just developed three new holes – with a spectrum of effects expected.

Space.

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Apr 12, 2018

Video Gaming as a Geroprotective Strategy

Posted by in categories: entertainment, health, neuroscience

Contrary to certain sensationalist articles declaring that video games are harmful, there is, in fact, growing evidence that playing video games may have a positive effect on cognitive health, particularly in older people [1].

Today, we will be taking a look at the scientific evidence to see if brain training or hitting your favorite video game titles could help keep you healthy as you age.

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Apr 12, 2018

DARPA Awards Ginkgo Bioworks and Transcriptic $9.5M to Bring AI into the Lab

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, economics, employment, robotics/AI

The industry partners will use the money to train artificially intelligent laboratory robots.

Many people assume that when robots enter the economy, they’ll snatch low-skilled jobs. But don’t let a PhD fool you — AI-powered robots will soon impact a laboratory near you.

The days of pipetting liquids around were already numbered. Companies like Transcriptic, based in Menlo Park, California, now offer automated molecular biology lab work, from routine PCR to more complicated preclinical assays. Customers can buy time on their ‘robotic cloud lab’ using any laptop and access the results in a web app.

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Apr 12, 2018

Jupiter’s North Pole Looks Totally Insane in These New Photos From NASA

Posted by in category: space

Incredible!


NASA’s Juno probe continues to whip around Jupiter and beam back incredible new colour photos of the giant planet.

But images that capture the planet’s stormy poles in infrared light, which is invisible to human eyes, are helping to crack the mysteries of Jupiter’s inner workings.

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Apr 12, 2018

NASA releases INCREDIBLE video tour of Jupiter — it looks bizarre

Posted by in categories: entertainment, space

JUST IN:


NASA released an infrared tour of Jupiter’s North Pole on Wednesday, April 11.

The 3D movie depicts the densely packed cyclones and anti-cyclones on the planet, according to NASA.

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