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Feb 24, 2021

Scientists Repair Injured Spinal Cord Using Patients’ Own Stem Cells

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Summary: Injecting a patient’s own bone marrow derived stem cells significantly improved motor function within weeks in those with spinal cord injuries.

Source: Yale

Feb 24, 2021

Study Suggests Patients With Severe COVID-19 May Have Shorter Telomeres

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

New research conducted at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) in collaboration with the COVID-IFEMA Field Hospital has found patients suffering from severe COVID-19 have shortened telomere lengths.

Feb 23, 2021

Internet sleuths solve secret message on Perseverance rover’s Mars parachute

Posted by in categories: internet, space

Internet sleuths solved it in 6 hours!


NASA hid a secret message on the parachute that landed its Perseverance rover down on the surface of Mars last week.

Feb 23, 2021

NASA Observatories Likely Detect Long-Sought 1987A Supernova Core

Posted by in category: cosmology

Astronomers think they’ve finally detected the long-hidden, sought-after neutron star remnant at the center of the nearby Supernova 1987A.


Astronomers think they’ve detected long-hidden neutron star remnant at the central core of the nearby Supernova 1987A.

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Feb 23, 2021

What Is Geometric Deep Learning

Posted by in categories: physics, robotics/AI

Bronstein’s paper highlighted how research in many scientific fields such as computational social science, sensors network, physics, and healthcare calls for exploring non-Euclidean data.

Feb 23, 2021

The Future of Genetic Engineering — George Church

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

Code of the Wild (Documentary) at Hello Tomorrow in Paris.

www.codeofthewild.org to watch the trailer and explore the film.

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Feb 23, 2021

Ion-optics-based quantum microscope can image individual atoms

Posted by in categories: particle physics, quantum physics

A team of researchers at Universität Stuttgart has developed an ion-optics-based quantum microscope that is capable of creating images of individual atoms. In their paper published in the journal Physical Review Letters, the group explains how they built their microscope and how well it worked when tested.

Feb 23, 2021

A.I. Here, There, Everywhere

Posted by in categories: encryption, robotics/AI

Privacy remains an issue, because artificial intelligence requires data to learn patterns and make decisions. But researchers are developing methods to use our data without actually seeing it — so-called federated learning, for example — or encrypt it in ways that currently can’t be hacked.


Many of us already live with artificial intelligence now, but researchers say interactions with the technology will become increasingly personalized.

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Feb 23, 2021

This Fuel Is About to Power the World’s Biggest Fusion Reactor

Posted by in categories: economics, nuclear energy, sustainability

Whoever manages it first, we are on the cusp of a new age sparked by fusion giving more than it gets (producing more energy than it uses), then miniaturization for practical use and mass manufacture. That would essentially mean that we have access to an infinite, cheap, safe, and clean energy source. No more coal. No more nuclear waste. Massively less global warming. Even better, given the fact that the world runs on an energy economy built around energy scarcity, we will essentially become a post-scarcity civilization. And THAT my friends is a permanent, impossible to overstate game changer. For EVERYTHING and EVERYONE — FOREVER.


But first, scientists need to see if it’s ready.

Feb 23, 2021

How EVE Online and Borderlands 3 merge citizen science and gaming

Posted by in categories: computing, science, space

If we can take just a fraction of the time that’s spent gaming, and make it useful for science, then that’s practically a limitless resource.


The idea of citizen science isn’t a new one. Amateur scientists have been making important discoveries as far back as Ug the Neolithic hunter and her ‘wheel’, while even Newton, Franklin, and Darwin were self-funded for part of their careers, and Herschel discovered Uranus while employed as a musician. It’s only from the late 20th century that it’s crystallised into what we know today, with the North American Butterfly Association using its members to count the popular winged insects since 1975. Zooniverse has users classify images to identify stellar wind bubbles, track coronal mass ejections, and determine the shape of galaxies. Then there’s [email protected] and other cloud computing projects—they count too.

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