Human Glial Cells for half a mouse’s brain makes mice a lot smarter and method could treat multiple sclerosis in humans

Replacing half a mouse’s brain with human glial cells, the cells that support neurons with a protective substance called myelin, doesn’t mean the mice are any more human, per se. Rather, researchers hope the advance will build on prior work that lets them understand more about diseases of the brain. Though cell cultures offer a …

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UK funds $400 million for quantum computers and has promising trapped ion results for a scalable system

A consortium of academic and industrial partners led by Oxford University will deliver quantum technologies including building a fully-functional prototype quantum computer. The Oxford-led Hub for Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) will look to combine state of the art systems for controlling particles of light (photons) together with devices that control matter at the atomic …

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Jupiter’s magnetic field can provide propulsion and power

Jupiter’s magnetic field can provide propulsion and power to spaceships or satellites Electrodynamic tether (EDT) can be used propulsion and power generation for a spacecraft in the Jovian system. The environment of the Jovian system has properties which are particularly favorable for utilization of an EDT. Specifically, the planet has a strong magnetic field and …

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