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Dec 31, 2019

2019 In Science

Posted by in categories: cosmology, quantum physics, science

From the first black hole image to the first image of quantum entanglement, mankind achieved a lot in 2019!

Dec 31, 2019

Mom With Brain Tumor Turns To Boston Hospital For Keyhole Brain Surgery

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

(CBS) — Imagine giving birth to a premature baby and then being told you have a brain tumor. That’s what happened to a woman from Holden. But thanks to a new approach at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, this new mom was able to have brain surgery and quickly return to her newborn son.

At 27 weeks pregnant, Bethany Shea was diagnosed with preeclampsia and had an emergency C-section. Then she went blind.

“It was a pregnancy complication due to my high blood pressure,” Bethany explained.

Dec 31, 2019

AI-enabled weapons could wage war with a speed and complexity that is beyond human understanding

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

A new type of arms race could be on the cards.

Science and technology Sep 7th 2019 edition.

Dec 31, 2019

AI enables design of spray-on coating that can generate solar energy

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, solar power, sustainability

A new system enables optimization of perovskite materials for the production of technology that could make solar energy ubiquitous.

Dec 31, 2019

Tesla batteries help power new solar water desalination plant in Africa

Posted by in category: sustainability

GivePower has deployed a new water desalination plant in Africa using Tesla batteries and solar power that is now providing clean water to thousands of people.

The system has been deployed in Kiunga, a rural village in Kenya where the lack of clean water had people sometimes rely on saltwater wells or even contaminated water.

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Dec 31, 2019

The science events to watch for in 2020

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, climatology, science, space

A Mars invasion, a climate meeting and human–animal hybrids are set to shape the research agenda.

Dec 30, 2019

Finland ends homelessness and provides shelter for all in need

Posted by in category: habitats

In Finland, the number of homeless people has fallen sharply. The reason: The country applies the “Housing First” concept. Those affected by homelessness receive a small apartment and counselling – without any preconditions. 4 out of 5 people affected thus make their way back into a stable life. And: All this is cheaper than accepting homelessness.

Read this article in German here.

Finland is the only country in Europe where homelessness is in decline.

Dec 30, 2019

Ford says reservations for its first-edition electric Mustang are full

Posted by in category: futurism

Ford is no longer taking orders for the first edition of its new electric Mustang, the Mach-E.

The company will still be taking pre-orders for other versions of the crossover, including premium and GT, according to a press release.

Ford unveiled the Mustang Mach-E in November and began taking $500 refundable reservations before the Mach-E makes its debut next year.

Dec 30, 2019

In Pictures: Swedish nuclear power reactor shuts down for good

Posted by in category: nuclear energy

UPDATED: After more than four decades in operation, a nuclear power plant reactor in southern Sweden closed for good on Monday.

Dec 30, 2019

V-Coptr Falcon bi-copter has a flight time of 50 minutes

Posted by in categories: drones, robotics/AI

Zero Zero Robotics has publically released its latest product, the V-Coptr Falcon, a v-shaped bi-copter. The drone can achieve a flight time of 50 minutes thanks to its two motors, which are attached via tilting arms. The V-Coptr Falcon also has a 4K 3-axis stabilized camera, obstacle avoidance, and a 7km transmission distance.