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21st October 2018

VR can enhance empathy

A study by Stanford University finds that the use of virtual reality can induce greater compassion in people than other forms of media.

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19th October 2018

Life expectancy trends predicted for 2040

A comprehensive analysis of demographic trends, published in The Lancet, predicts that all countries are likely to experience at least a slight growth in life expectancy by 2040. Spain is expected to overtake Japan as it rises from fourth to first place.

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17th October 2018

New study finds massive loss of insects in Puerto Rico

A study in the journal PNAS finds that insect populations in Puerto Rico have crashed since the 1970s. The fall may be caused by rising tropical forest temperatures.

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13th October 2018

World's fastest camera: 10 trillion frames per second

The world's fastest camera, able to film 10 trillion frames per second, has been announced by a team of researchers from the U.S. and Canada.

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13th October 2018

A ladder-climbing robotic snake

Researchers from Japan have demonstrated a flexible, snake-like robot that could help in disaster recovery situations.

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12th October 2018

Complex 3D printing of human cells

Researchers have developed a method to 3D print cells to create human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, which could greatly improve a patient's recovery. In the future, their technique could lead to 3D printing of whole organs.

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11th October 2018

Feeding 10 billion people by 2050 within planetary limits may be achievable

A global shift towards healthy and more plant-based diets, halving food loss and waste, and improving farming practices and technologies are required to feed 10 billion people sustainably by 2050, a new study finds.

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9th October 2018

Intel reveals 9th generation CPUs

Chipmaker Intel has revealed a new desktop lineup, which includes the world's best ever gaming processor, a 28-core workstation powerhouse and up to 5.0 GHz single-core turbo frequency.

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5th October 2018

"Runaway" stars found hurtling towards Milky Way

Astronomers report the discovery of rogue, high-velocity stars hurtling towards the Milky Way, possibly originating from another galaxy.

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3rd October 2018

New extremely distant object found beyond Pluto

The discovery of a trans-Neptunian object in the outermost part of our Solar System may help to explain some apparent effects of a hypothetical planet named Planet Nine (or Planet X).

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2nd October 2018

Satellite company will partner with Amazon to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) network

Telecommunications company Iridium is collaborating with Amazon on the development of "CloudConnect" – the first and only satellite cloud-based solution that will offer truly global coverage for the Internet of Things (IoT).

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1st October 2018

Killer whale populations at risk of collapse by mid-century

A study in the journal Science concludes that polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) could lead to a halving of killer whale populations in the most heavily contaminated areas within 30–50 years.

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