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MarsCuriosity finds complex organic life traces in 3 billion year old mudflats on Mars

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NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests Mars could have supported ancient life, as well as new evidence in the Martian atmosphere that relates to the search for current life on the Red …

carbonCalgary company can capture CO2 at a cost of $94 per ton

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Nature – Sucking carbon dioxide from air is cheaper than scientists thought Researchers at Carbon Engineering in Calgary, Canada, have been operating a pilot CO2-extraction plant in British Columbia since 2015. They are using direct air capture. Depending on a …

futureGeorge St Pierre talks about performance enhancing drugs

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In an interview with Joe Rogan, UFC champion George St Pierre (GSP) talks about performance-enhancing drugs. * the new drugs can not just make you stronger but can enhance your reaction time and confidence * In the future, GSP expects …

asteroidsTheory that Planet 9 could be a large cluster of asteroids

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CU Boulder Assistant Professor Ann-Marie Madigan and a team of researchers have offered up a new theory for the existence of planetary oddities like Sedna—an icy minor planet that circles the sun at a distance of nearly 8 billion miles. …

agricultureRice grown in desert, using seawater with over double the global average yields

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One day large sections of desert could be turned into rice paddy fields. Chinese scientists have successfully grown and harvested rice in the deserts of Dubai after developing a strain that allows the crop to grow in saltwater. China’s “father …

antiagingTriphala herbal supplement and probiotics boost fruit fly lifespan by 60%

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McGill experiments in fruit flies show 60% increased lifespan thanks to a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement. the bacteria living in our intestinal tract eat and this could have an influence on how well we age. Building on …

artificial intelligenceRobert Smith of Rigetti Computing is interviewed about quantum computers

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Robert Smith believes are at the equivalent of the ENIAC computer stage. He views quantum computing like co-processors to classical computing. Quantum computing help solve certain classes of problems much faster. Quantum computing is so new it needs a flexible …

medicineMaterial could regenerate dental enamel

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Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have developed a new way to grow mineralized materials which could regenerate hard tissues such as dental enamel and bone. Enamel, located on the outer part of our teeth, is the hardest tissue …

3d printed3D printed human corneas could provide unlimited supply for transplants

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3D printed corneas could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. They have a unique gel – a combination of alginate and collagen – which keeps the stem cells alive whilst producing a material which …

biotechnologyBiotech, Machine Learning and Healthcare in 2020 and 2025

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A 2017, report Grand View Research projects the global biotechnology market is expected to reach USD 727.1 billion by 2025. In 2017, the biotech sector has a total market value of US $370 billion. Global health care spend projected to …