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Nov 30, 2018

Animated scale of the universe

Posted by in category: space

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This 3-minute animation will change the way you see the universe.

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Nov 30, 2018

Probing quantum physics on a macroscopic scale

Posted by in category: quantum physics

Why does quantum mechanics work so well for microscopic objects, yet macroscopic objects are described by classical physics? This question has bothered physicists since the development of quantum theory more than 100 years ago. Researchers at Delft University of Technology and the University of Vienna have now devised a macroscopic system that exhibits entanglement between mechanical phonons and optical photons. They tested the entanglement using a Bell test, one of the most convincing and important tests to show a system behaves non-classically.

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Nov 30, 2018

What Health & Safety might look like in 2028

Posted by in categories: business, employment, health, law

by Russell Corlett, health and safety director for Peninsula. The HR and employment law business consultant is based in Manchester and has over 30 years’ experience, as well as an international presence in Australia, Canada, and New Zealand.

Health and safety has faced a major upheaval in recent years. The arrival of the digital revolution, and changing corporate and social attitudes, has seen a seismic shift in how the industry operates.

As we adapt to technological advancements and diverse workplaces, let’s break out a crystal ball, examine the available evidence, and see where things may be a decade from now. The future of business While we can’t say for sure what will happen, it’s possible to make an educated guess. There are already white papers speculating on the future business world, such as a detailed analysis by professional services network PwC. This report suggests four potential outcomes by 2030:

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Nov 30, 2018

High-contrast imaging for cancer therapy with protons

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Medical physicist Dr. Aswin Hoffmann and his team from the Institute of Radiooncology—OncoRay at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have combined magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with a proton beam, thus demonstrating for the first time that in principle, this commonly used imaging method can work with particle beam cancer treatments. This opens up new opportunities for targeted, healthy tissue-sparing cancer therapy. The researchers have published their results in the journal Physics in Medicine and Biology.

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Nov 30, 2018

‘Chemputer’ promises app-controlled revolution for drug production

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

A radical new method of producing drug molecules, which uses downloadable blueprints to easily and reliably synthesise organic chemicals via a programmable ‘chemputer’, could be set to democratise the pharmaceutical industry, scientists say.

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Nov 30, 2018

AI Robot CIMON Debuts at International Space Station

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space

The space station robot CIMON has exchanged its first words with its spacefaring crew.

German astronaut Alexander Gerst talked with the artificially intelligent crew-assistant CIMON during a 90-minute experiment on Nov. 15 aboard the International Space Station (ISS).

According to a statement from the manufacturer, Airbus, Gerst, the commander of the current space station crew, woke up CIMON (the Crew Interactive Mobile CompanioN) with the words “Wake up, CIMON.” In response, CIMON said, “What can I do for you?” [This Flying Space Droid Wants to Make Friends with Astronauts].

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Nov 30, 2018

‘Scientists are now very sure that the babies really were gene-edited’

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics

He Jiankui has now presented his controversial work at a gene editing summit in Hong Kong. CRISPR expert Helen O’Neill of University College London was there.

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Nov 30, 2018

How One Brilliant Woman Mapped the Secrets of the Ocean Floor

Posted by in categories: education, internet

This animation by Rosanna Wan for the Royal Institution tells the fascinating story of Marie Tharp’s groundbreaking work to help prove Wegener’s theory.

The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by filmmakers from around the web and selected by National Geographic editors. We look for work that affirms National Geographic’s belief in the power of science, exploration, and storytelling to change the world. The filmmakers created the content presented, and the opinions expressed are their own, not those of National Geographic Partners.

Know of a great short film that should be part of our Showcase? Email [email protected] to submit a video for consideration. See more from National Geographic’s Short Film Showcase at documentary.com

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Nov 30, 2018

Success of Tiny Mars Probes Heralds New Era of Deep-Space Cubesats

Posted by in category: space

Two pint-sized spacecraft, MarCO-A and MarCO-B, served as communications relays for NASA’s InSight lander.

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Nov 30, 2018

Keyboard for your knuckles lets you type using only your fingers and thumb

Posted by in categories: mobile phones, wearables

This wearable strap for your fingers allows you to text on your phone wirelessly 🖐️.

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