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Feb 13, 2019

Mining Thousands of Tons of Space Ice with Queen Bee

Posted by in category: space travel

Five-thousand tons of water-ice delivered to cislunar space per two-year mission! In a recent announcement, TransAstra Corporation proposed a spacecraft able to achieve this. They call it the Queen Bee, a new part of the Asteroid Provided In-Situ Supplies (APIS; Apis) architecture. Queen Bee is a large scale version of their asteroid mining spacecraft design.

TransAstra is a Los Angeles, California based aerospace company founded in 2015 by Joel Sercel. Their goal is to help make industrial processes in space possible. A key process they study is extracting volatiles, including water, from small Near Earth Asteroids (NEA). Their past work has focused on Optical Mining, asteroid encapsulation, and solar thermal thrusters for the mining and utilization of carbonaceous Near Earth Asteroid (NEA) volatiles.

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Feb 13, 2019

Mexican scientist cures the Human Papilloma Virus

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Eva Ramón Gallegos, a researcher from Mexico National Polytechnic Institute (IPN) was able to completely eradicate the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) in 29 patients. This scientific achi…

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Feb 13, 2019

Could Mosquitos be more friend than foe?

Posted by in categories: aging, bees, biological, biotech/medical, defense, genetics, health, life extension, neuroscience, science

Feb 13, 2019

Europe’s next €1-billion science projects: six teams make it to final round

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

The six newly shortlisted initiatives include: a project that would explore how AI can enhance human capabilities; one to hasten clinical availability of cell and gene therapies; a personalized-medicine initiative; two projects that aim to make solar energy more efficient; and a humanities project called the Time Machine, which seeks to develop methods for enabling digital search of historical records in European cities.


AI enhancement and a virtual time machine are included in the shortlist of pitches.

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Feb 12, 2019

Scientists Have Discovered a Drug That Fixes Cavities and Regrows Teeth

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, neuroscience

GOODBYE, FILLINGS Dental fillings may soon be left in the ash heap of history, thanks to a recent discovery about a drug called Tideglusib. Developed for and trialled to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the drug also happens to promote the natural tooth regrowth mechanism, allowing the tooth to repair cavities.

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Feb 12, 2019

New Bionic Heart Charges Wirelessly Inside Patient’s Chest

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, transhumanism

Patients and doctors have been waiting for this device for decades.

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Feb 12, 2019

These machines spray markings onto roads with incredible precision

Posted by in category: futurism

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Feb 12, 2019

Climate of North American cities will shift hundreds of miles in one generation

Posted by in categories: climatology, sustainability

In one generation, the climate experienced in many North American cities is projected to change to that of locations hundreds of miles away—or to a new climate unlike any found in North America today.

A new study and interactive web application aim to help the public understand how will impact the lives of people who live in urban areas of the United States and Canada. These new climate analyses match the expected future climate in each city with the current climate of another location, providing a relatable picture of what is likely in store.

“Under current high emissions the average urban dweller is going to have to drive more than 500 miles to the south to find a climate like that expected in their home city by 2080,” said study author Matt Fitzpatrick of the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science. “Not only is climate changing, but climates that don’t presently exist in North America will be prevalent in a lot of urban areas.”

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Feb 12, 2019

NASA has a $3.5 billion idea to save Earth from a supervolcano apocalypse

Posted by in category: space

Yellowstone National Park sits atop a supervolcano that’s considered one of the greatest volcano threats. But NASA has an idea to stop an eruption.

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Feb 12, 2019

A Very Relatable Moment on the International Space Station

Posted by in category: space

Even astronauts have to deal with plumbing problems.

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