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27th February 2019

Climate policies are effective at reducing emissions

Policies aimed at cutting CO2 emissions in developed economies are beginning to pay off, according to new research.

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26th February 2019

Gene therapy cures deafness in mice

Scientists have created a new gene therapy to restore hearing in an adult mouse model of DFNB9 deafness.

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25th February 2019

World's first 1TB microSD card

Micron has today launched the world's highest-capacity microSD card, delivering one terabyte of removable storage.

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25th February 2019

Synthetic DNA expands genetic alphabet from four to eight

Scientists have announced a new form of DNA composed of four natural and four unnatural nucleobases. The benefits of such an eight-base DNA system may include an enhanced ability to store digital data, as well as insights into what may be possible in the search for extraterrestrial life.

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23rd February 2019

Privately funded Moon mission blasts off

SpaceIL has launched its Beresheet probe, the world's first privately financed mission to the Moon.

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22nd February 2019

World population using the Internet, 1990-2035

This graph shows the percentage of the world's population using the Internet from 1990 to 2018, with a future trend line projected to 2035.

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22nd February 2019

2025 – The European Extremely Large Telescope is operational

[Moved from 2022 to 2025]

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21st February 2019

Samsung reveals folding smartphone and S10 model

Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy Fold, a foldable device creating a new mobile category, along with the S10.

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20th February 2019

Graphene-based wearables for health monitoring

The Graphene Flagship – one of the EU's biggest research projects – is presenting over 20 graphene-based prototypes at Mobile World Congress.

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20th February 2019

New startup wants to extend the human lifespan to 200 years

A new venture capital fund, which has already raised $100m, seeks to invest in companies that aim to extend the period of healthy human life.

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19th February 2019

2023 – Launch of the SPHEREx mission

SPHEREx is a NASA observatory launched in 2023 that performs an all-sky survey of 300 million galaxies.

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19th February 2019

Massive collision in the planetary system Kepler-107

Two extrasolar planets orbiting the star Kepler-107 are likely the result of an impact similar to that which made the Earth produce our Moon.

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17th February 2019

Harpoon successfully captures space debris

The RemoveDEBRIS satellite, one of the world's first attempts to address the build-up of dangerous space debris, has successfully used its on-board harpoon-capture system in orbit.

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16th February 2019

The future of robots and artificial intelligence

Robots and AI bring exciting opportunities to industries, promising to make our future more automated and efficient.

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15th February 2019

Asteroid mining colonies are technically feasible

Researchers conclude that a hypothetical 500-metre asteroid with its interior hollowed out could provide suitable conditions for a mining colony.

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14th February 2019

Artificial Intelligence could help to foil online dating scams

Dating apps and websites could soon use computing algorithms that 'think' like humans to pinpoint fake profiles designed to con victims out of thousands of pounds.

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13th February 2019

Top scientists form academy to boost longevity research

A new nonprofit, the Academy for Health and Lifespan Research (AHLR), has been founded by a group of 16 experts on aging and longevity.

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12th February 2019

Australia on track to reach climate targets by 2025

Australia is now installing more renewable power per person each year than any other country – putting it on course to meet its entire Paris Agreement emissions reduction targets five years early.

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12th February 2019

Robotic delivery startup raises $1bn

Nuro, an American robotics company based in Mountain View, California, has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund.

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9th February 2019

Negative CO2 emissions project gets underway

The first carbon dioxide has been captured using C-Capture technology at Drax Power Station in the UK. This pilot project could lead to a fully operational plant by the mid-2020s, helping to reverse the emissions responsible for climate change.

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7th February 2019

Moore's Law, 1970-2100

These two graphs illustrate the exponential growth in chip transistor counts, from 1970 until 2100.

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5th February 2019

Himalayas will lose at least one-third of glaciers by 2100

A new study concludes that 36% of glaciers along the Hindu Kush and Himalaya range will disappear by 2100, even with rapid cuts in carbon emissions. Without emission reductions, the loss could reach two-thirds.

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4th February 2019

Near-Earth asteroids could provide a billion tons of water resources

A new study of asteroids published by the American Geophysical Union reveals a potential abundance of water resources in the vicinity of Earth.

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2nd February 2019

Game-playing AI is 10 times faster than Google's DeepMind

A new AI, trained to play a 1980s video game, is reported to be 10 times faster than Google's DeepMind and able to finish the game.

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1st February 2019

36 million Americans hold jobs with "high exposure" to automation

A report by the Brookings Institution concludes that 36 million Americans – nearly 25% of the total workforce – hold jobs with a potential for "high exposure" to automation.

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1st February 2019

Robot learns to play Jenga

A new robot developed by MIT engineers is capable of playing Jenga – a game in which players take turns removing one piece at a time from a tower of 54 wooden blocks.

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