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Nov 28, 2018

Lab-grown placentas ‘will transform pregnancy research’

Posted by in category: futurism

Cambridge team develops organoids or mini placentas to advance knowledge of stillbirth and pre-eclampsia.

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Nov 28, 2018

Highlights of Science Launching on SpaceX CRS-16

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, science, space travel

Robotic refueling. 3D Forest imagery. And two student experiments inspired by Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy.” These are just a few of the studies that will be added to the hundreds onboard the International Space Station with the SpaceX cargo launch on Dec. 4! Watch more:

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Nov 28, 2018

Scientists and Artists Must Work Together

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We need to engage people emotionally, not just intellectually, to address the plight of the planet.

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Nov 28, 2018

Amazon is launching pay-as-you-go cloud computing in space

Posted by in categories: business, computing, internet, satellites

Ground control to major Jeff (Bezos).


Amazon Web Services (AWS), the company’s cloud computing arm, just announced a new offering aimed at satellite operators.

The news: At its annual re: Invent conference in Seattle this week, the web giant unveiled a service that lets owners of satellites rent time on Amazon-managed ground stations to send and receive data from orbit. The service, called AWS Ground Station, works in much the same way as Amazon’s well-established business for tapping computing capacity via the cloud.

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Nov 28, 2018

“Lava-Lamp” Proteins May Help Cells Cheat Death

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With proteins that reversibly self-assemble into droplets, cells may control their metabolism—and harden themselves against harsh conditions.

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Nov 28, 2018

Coming soon: We are announcing the new Moon partnerships with American companies at 2 p.m

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Moon again?

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Nov 28, 2018

Cryoablation shows promise in treating low-risk breast cancers

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Cryoablation — the destruction of cancer cells through freezing — shows early indications of effectiveness in treating women with low-risk breast cancers, according to research being presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Researchers said that over the four years of the study, there has only been one case of cancer recurrence out of 180 patients.

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Nov 28, 2018

‘Parentese’ coaching for parents boosts babies’ language

Posted by in category: education

When it comes to teaching your baby to talk, how you speak may be even more important that what you say. And with a little coaching, any parent can do it.

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Nov 28, 2018

Siberian Unicorn Walked Earth Alongside Humans

Posted by in category: futurism

Unicorns are real (though not as colorful as we like to imagine), and they lived at the same time as modern humans.

Ancient rhino species Elasmotherium sibiricum, known as the Siberian unicorn, was long thought to have died some 200,000 to 100,000 years ago.

Improved fossil dating, however, now suggests it survived until at least 39,000 years ago, likely sharing Eurasia with modern humans and Neanderthals.

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Nov 28, 2018

NASA Lands InSight on Mars

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

Mars just received its newest robotic resident. Our NASA InSight lander successfully touched down on the surface of the Red Planet yesterday after its 300-million-mile journey from Earth. Learn what insights we hope to gain from it and get your Mars on: https://go.nasa.gov/2FJEygW

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