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Jul 2, 2018

Cube Satellite

Posted by in category: satellites


Pinaplano na ng DOST ang paggawa ng cube satellites dito sa Pilipinas matapos makarating sa outer space ang unang cube satellite na gawang Pinoy.

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Jul 2, 2018

Metformin reverses established lung fibrosis

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have shown—for the first time—that established lung fibrosis can be reversed using a drug treatment that targets cell metabolism.

This novel finding, reported in the journal Nature Medicine, is important because, despite significant advances to reveal the pathological mechanisms of persistent , effective treatment interventions are lacking.

Pulmonary fibrosis can develop after injuries like infections, radiation or chemotherapy, or it can have an unknown cause, as in , or IPF is a progressive, and ultimately fatal, that strikes more than 150,000 patients a year in the United States and more than 5 million worldwide.

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Jul 2, 2018

Thailand Leads in Crypto

Posted by in category: cryptocurrencies

Securities, or not securities. That is the crypto question.

Except in Thailand.

While regulators around the world have grappled with the issue of what category digital currencies and assets fall into, Thailand has skipped the debate altogether.

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Jul 2, 2018

Here’s the solution for 1.3 billion people still lacking electricity

Posted by in categories: energy, finance, sustainability

Geospatial analysis shows that ‘mini-grids’ would be the cheapest technology to provide universal electricity access by 2030.

Achieving universal access to electricity is essential for solving many global development challenges. Decentralized renewable energy technologies have emerged as a viable solution. Small, clean energy utilities called mini-grids are a key piece of the puzzle. They are community-based grids that generate and distribute power at the point of consumption. And they could be the most cost-effective way to deliver access to more than a third of the 1.1 billion people across the world who still lack any electricity supply, according to new analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA).

Yet mini-grids are still largely an afterthought for many governments and their financial backers in Africa and Asia. Evidence strongly suggests that this mindset must change if the world is to achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 – access to modern, affordable, clean and reliable energy for all by 2030.

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Jul 2, 2018

A huge meteorite just splashed into the ocean, and scientists want to find it

Posted by in category: asteroid/comet impacts

A two-ton rock from the depths of space just plunged into the Pacific Ocean, and researchers want to find it. Fortunately, an oceanic research vessel is nearby, and it’s ready to deploy its high-tech to aid in the search. The Nautilus contains sophisticated sensors and two remote-controlled submarines that can scour the seafloor for fragments.

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Jul 2, 2018

Becoming a Cyborg: From Disabled to More-Than-Able

Posted by in categories: biological, cyborgs

In the famous sci-fi TV show Battlestar Galactica, John Cavil, a Cylon that appeared human, went on an epic rant that forever changed my perception of biology and my own biological substrate.

MIT rockstar Hugh Herr delivers another TED talk, only this time revealing a major breakthrough that’ll unleash a brave new future of cyborgs!

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Jul 2, 2018

What’s Up for July 2018

Posted by in category: space

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🔴 👋 🌎 Mars will put on a show for us in July!

Here’s how to observe the Red Planet during its closest approach to Earth since 2003.

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Jul 2, 2018

Mysterious ‘Oumuamua’ space object has finally been identified

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Astronomers now know exactly what to call the “Oumuamua” object — which is hurtling through space at 70,000 miles per hour and was originally thought to be a UFO.

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Jul 2, 2018

Battery Fueled by Iron and Water Could Transform the Power Grid

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Jul 2, 2018

Samsung’s Project Valley Smartphone Looks Like Something You Might Throw Off a Mountain

Posted by in category: mobile phones

Photos of Samsung’s supposed “Project Valley” dual-screen smartphone prototype have leaked and…yow. Not exactly the kind of device you’d imagine flying off store shelves.

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