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Nov 25, 2018

Ohio is the first state to accept bitcoin for paying business taxes

Posted by in categories: bitcoin, business, cryptocurrencies

The option is limited to businesses, but it’s another step toward US legitimacy for cryptocurrency.

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Nov 25, 2018

6.4-magnitude earthquake hits western Iran: Iran institute

Posted by in category: futurism

A strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake hit Iran’s western province of Kermanshah late Sunday, Iran’s institute of geophysics said.

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Nov 25, 2018

Spinal-cord stimulators mean big business for device makers

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, business

Few medical devices hold as much potential for explosive growth as spinal-cord stimulators, especially in the United States, where they are being pushed as the answer to the country’s opioid epidemic.

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The global market for spinal-cord stimulators has grown from $300 million in 2001 to nearly $2 billion in 2017, according to an estimate by Nevro, a Redwood City, California, company that manufactures the devices.

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Nov 25, 2018

Zone out to the longest continuous timelapse made in space

Posted by in category: space

Happy anniversary, ISS.

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Nov 25, 2018

New Nanobots Kill Cancerous Tumors

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

In animal models, the nanobots caused damage to the tissue of the tumor within 24 hours of treatment.

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Nov 25, 2018

AI for interstellar travel Photo

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, space travel

Stephen Baxter collaborates with i4is on AI for interstellar travel — Andreas Hein and Stephen Baxter explore the potential of artificial intelligence for interstellar exploration and colonization in a brand-new arXiv preprint (Image: Adrian Mann)

https://arxiv.org/abs/1811.06526

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Nov 25, 2018

Physicists Made the Most Precise Measurement of Protons’ “Magic Moment”

Posted by in category: physics

For the research, scientists had to work with single protons.

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Nov 25, 2018

Susceptible to Heart Disease? Gene Editing Could Change That

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical

Gene editing may be able to do what medications can’t.

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Nov 25, 2018

NASA’s Next Stop: ‘The Biggest Parking Lot On Mars’

Posted by in category: space travel

The InSight spacecraft is about to land.

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Nov 25, 2018

China’s destructive laser rifle has a half-mile range

Posted by in category: futurism

China has built the world’s first destructive laser, capable of setting clothes on fire and detonating fuel tanks- but it can’t kill people- yet.

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