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Nov 18, 2016

China’s Shenzhou 11 manned space capsule returns to Earth

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BEIJING China’s Shenzhou 11 space capsule landed safely in the northern region of Inner Mongolia on Friday with two astronauts aboard, state media said, completing the country’s longest manned space mission to date.

China Central Television showed images of the craft — whose name translates as “Divine Vessel” — on the ground flanked by Chinese flags and support teams. State news agency Xinhua said the capsule had touched down “successfully” just after 2 p.m.

The two astronauts, Jing Haipeng and Chen Dong, spent 30 days aboard the Tiangong 2 space laboratory, or “Heavenly Palace 2”, which China is using to carry out experiments ahead of a longer-range plan to have a permanent manned space station around 2022.

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Nov 18, 2016

Scientists Are Making Computers Talk With Chemicals Instead of Electricity

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And someday it could be put to great use inside your body.

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Nov 18, 2016

China Used Crispr to Fight Cancer in a Real, Live Human

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Chinese researchers, looking for a cure to lung cancer, inject the first ever Crispr-edited cells into a human being.

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Nov 18, 2016

This is going to change pizza delivery forever!

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Tag a friend who loves pizza… 🍕.

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Nov 18, 2016

Why geopolitical superpowers are racing to perfect artificial intelligence

Posted by in category: robotics/AI

Echoing the 1960s space race, countries are using brains over brawn to flex their national strength. But the implications could be disastrous.

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Nov 18, 2016

Final NASA Eagleworks Paper Confirms Promising EmDrive Results, Proposes Theoretical Model

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Earlier this month Hacked reported that a draft version of the much expected EmDrive paper by the NASA Eagleworks team, had been leaked. Now, the final version of the paper has been published.

The NASA Eagleworks paper, titled “Measurement of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum,” has been published online as an open access “article in advance” in the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)’s Journal of Propulsion and Power, a prestigious peer-reviewed journal. The paper will appear in the December print issue of the journal.

The final version of the paper is very similar to the leaked draft. In particular, the NASA scientists confirm the promising experimental results:

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Nov 18, 2016

This impressive tool uses big data to predict your future

Posted by in categories: computing, information science, internet

Internet users leave a data trail of over 2.5 billion gigabytes of data daily, and this tool gives a look at what could be done with this kind of big data.

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Nov 18, 2016

Aubrey De Grey — Live forever young

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There’s a quick line in here about how in the 70’s they took a look at the complexity of metabolism and decided no one would ever figure out how to solve aging. Might have been nice to have an Aubrey or a Parrish or an Andrews at the time to get started then.

Aubrey De Grey, Chief Science Officer for the SENS Research Foundation talks living forever young at London’s GIANT 2016 event. For more on Aubrey De Grey and gerontology:

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Nov 18, 2016

Scientists Discovered a Mind-Boggling Chasm on Mercury

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Placed on Earth, it would stretch from Washington DC to New York to Detroit. Larger than the Grand Canyon, wider and deeper than East Africa’s Great Rift Valley, Mercury’s newly-discovered “Great Valley” boggles the imagination. But it’s more than size that makes this geologic feature remarkable. The Great Valley may be our best evidence that Mercury’s entire crust is contracting.

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Nov 18, 2016

Google’s Water Harvesting Rafts Could Save Water Scarcity In Africa

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, innovation

Harsh environment, less rain, and lack of infrastructure are among the many problems African countries face. Water scarcity and the lack of drinkable water, however, is a grave problem among all. It makes people use water from contaminated bodies which is the sole reason of water borne diseases like, diarrhea and typhoid.

Hundreds of organizations around the globe have taken this issue head-on. And Google, one of the most innovative companies of the planet, is in the league, too.

Google has launched multiple projects including Project Makani and Project Loon to resolve the power outages and connectivity issues in areas where they are most needed. Since the power and connectivity issues are already being worked upon, Google took another step to help these countries fight the water scarcity problem.

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