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25th April 2019

Synthetic speech generated from brain recordings

New technology developed at the University of California San Francisco is a stepping-stone to a "neural speech prosthesis", researchers say.

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25th April 2019

Scientists create first billion-atom biomolecular simulation

Detailed models can reveal new insight into the 3-D structures of genes and the role of 3-D organisation in gene function.

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24th April 2019

Mining for clean tech will place huge strain on environment

A report by nonprofit organisation Earthworks highlights the impact of a clean technology boom on mineral demand.

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23rd April 2019

Arctic emissions of N2O may be 12 times higher than thought

Warming Arctic permafrost may be releasing far more nitrous oxide, a potent greenhouse gas, than previously thought.

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22nd April 2019

World's first rollable OLED TV

At this year's Milan Design Week, electronics company LG demonstrated the world's first rollable OLED TV.

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19th April 2019

PS5 will support 8K graphics and ray tracing

Technical details have emerged about the PlayStation 5, the anticipated successor to the PlayStation 4 games console.

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17th April 2019

Pig brains partially revived after death

Circulation and cellular activity were restored in a pig's brain four hours after its death, Yale scientists report today in the journal Nature.

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17th April 2019

NASA reveals future technology concepts

NASA has announced funding for 18 studies to determine the feasibility of early-stage technologies that could one day change what's possible in space.

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16th April 2019

New cancer drug targets can accelerate path to precision medicine

Researchers have discovered thousands of genes essential for cancer's survival and ranked which ones show the most promise as drug targets for developing new treatments.

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15th April 2019

First 3D-printed heart using patient's own cells

In a major medical breakthrough, researchers have "printed" the world's first 3D vascularised engineered heart using a patient's own cells and biological materials.

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13th April 2019

Floating city concept presented at UN

Architects working alongside a company called Oceanix have presented a concept for floating cities, which could allow people to live sustainably while surviving the effects of climate change.

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11th April 2019

Public invited to help name largest unnamed world in our Solar System

More than 10 years since its discovery, 2007 OR10 is the largest minor planet in our solar system without a name, and the three astronomers who discovered it want the public's help to change that.

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10th April 2019

First ever image of a black hole

Scientists have today announced the first ever image of a black hole, located 54 million light years away in the centre of the M87 galaxy.

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8th April 2019

Enzyme-blocking molecule extends worm lifespan by 45%

The discovery of a new life-extension pathway in roundworms could provide a better, faster way to study aging.

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7th April 2019

Mars rover captures two solar eclipses

NASA has released animated images of solar eclipses by the two moons of Mars, Phobos and Deimos, as viewed by the Curiosity rover.

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2nd April 2019

Futuristic new tower wins planning approval in London

A new 305m (1,000 ft) observation tower will become the tallest structure in the City of London when completed in 2025.

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2nd April 2019

Food giant aims to regenerate one million acres of farmland by 2030

One of the world's largest food companies has announced a long-term sustainability plan to address soil health, biodiversity, farmer economic resilience and climate change.

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2nd April 2019

Handle robot reimagined for logistics

Boston Dynamics has revealed a modified version of its "Handle" robot, which can now perform warehouse operations autonomously.

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1st April 2019

First direct detection of exoplanet using optical interferometry

ESO astronomers, employing the GRAVITY instrument on their Very Large Telescope, have announced the first direct detection of an exoplanet, HR 8799 e, using optical interferometry.

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