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Dec 24, 2018

Your next smartphone might be built with living cells

Posted by in categories: futurism, mobile phones

Joshua Hoffman, the founder of Zymergen, discusses how he’s using technologically enhanced natural processes to build cell phone components of the future.

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Dec 24, 2018

Pediatric leukemia ‘super drug’ could be less than a decade away

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Building on several years of research into a protein responsible for leukemia, a newly published paper has revealed success in slowing the progression of the deadly cancer in mouse models. The researchers suggest two new prospective therapies can now be combined into one “super drug” and progress into human clinical trials.

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Dec 23, 2018

This is the season of celebrating, and the Chandra X-ray Observatory team has prepared a platter of cosmic treats

Posted by in category: space

This selection represents different types of objects -\-\ from relatively nearby exploded stars to extremely distant and massive clusters of galaxies -\-\ that emit X-rays detected by Chandra. Each image in this collection blends data from Chandra with observations from other telescopes, creating a colorful medley of light from our universe. Take a look: https://go.nasa.gov/2ECqmnD

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Dec 23, 2018

How strong does a magnetic field have to be to affect the human body?

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

It’s one of the fundamental forces, and we rely heavily on them. They can do some damage too…

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Dec 23, 2018

An Ultrafast Camera Filmed Electrons Interacting With Light Energy

Posted by in categories: electronics, energy

It’s a whole new look at electrons.

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Dec 23, 2018

Gold nanoparticles could destroy prostate cancer

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

By coating nanoparticles with gold, researchers have successfully destroyed prostate cancer cells in people without damaging surrounding tissue.

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Dec 23, 2018

President Trump has signed a $1.2 billion law to boost US quantum tech

Posted by in categories: government, law, quantum physics, supercomputing

This new law was signed just as a partial US government shutdown began.


The new National Quantum Initiative Act will give America a national masterplan for advancing quantum technologies.

The news: The US president just signed into law a bill that commits the government to providing $1.2 billion to fund activities promoting quantum information science over an initial five-year period. The new law, which was signed just as a partial US government shutdown began, will provide a significant boost to research, and to efforts to develop a future quantum workforce in the country.

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Dec 23, 2018

SpaceX is building a ‘test hopper’ Mars spaceship in Texas — and Elon Musk says it could launch

Posted by in categories: Elon Musk, space travel

Elon Musk said SpaceX is building a “test hopper” spaceship in Texas that could launch by March or April. The vehicle may help the company reach Mars.

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Dec 23, 2018

It’s Not a Myth: Quantum Messages Really Can Travel Faster

Posted by in category: quantum physics

In a Paris lab, researchers have shown for the first time that quantum methods of transmitting information are superior to classical ones.

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Dec 23, 2018

Scientists Have Finally Discovered A Way To ‘See’ Dark Matter With The Hubble Space Telescope

Posted by in category: cosmology

An international team of scientists has published a new study which describes how the Hubble Space Telescope can be used to ‘see’ dark matter.

An international team of scientists believe that they have finally found a way to “see” dark matter, which is an invisible and elusive substance that makes up 85 percent of the matter in the universe.

As the Daily Mail has reported, in a new study, astronomers hailing from Spain and Australia have written that by using data collected from the Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers may be able to use starlight from faraway galaxy clusters so that they can spot dark matter and eventually map this mysterious substance.

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