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13th August 2019

Mysterious brightening at the galactic core

Astronomers report a sudden brightening of Sagittarius A*, which became 75 times brighter than usual, suggesting that the supermassive black hole may have encountered another object.

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12th August 2019

Scientists create "cyborg organoids" to monitor cell development

Researchers at Harvard report the creation of "cyborg organoids", which consist of 3D organoids grown from stem cells, with embedded sensors to measure activity in the developmental process.

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7th August 2019

Ice-making submarine could help restore Arctic

A recent design competition hosted in Thailand included a geoengineering proposal to help re-freeze the Arctic using fleets of ice-making submarines.

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7th August 2019

World's thinnest gold: 0.47 nanometres

Scientists in the UK have created a new form of gold just two atoms thick. In addition to being the thinnest unsupported gold ever produced, it functions 10 times more efficiently as a catalytic substrate than larger gold nanoparticles.

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6th August 2019

In the future, this electricity-free tech could help cool buildings

A new device can help to cool parts of buildings by up to 11°C (20°F), without using electricity.

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5th August 2019

Nikolai Kardashev, 1932-2019

Nikolai Kardashev, an inspiration to many in the futurist community, has died aged 87.

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3rd August 2019

A step closer to 3D printed human hearts

A new, first-of-its-kind technique enables 3D bioprinting of tissue scaffolds made from collagen, the major structural protein in the human body.

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31st July 2019

Energy storage market to exceed 1,000GW globally by 2040

Bloomberg New Energy Finance is predicting a 122-fold increase in global energy storage capacity in the next 20 years.

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30th July 2019

Teslasuit: A full-body VR suit

A new wearable electronic suit with various built-in features could be a stepping stone to highly immersive VR technologies of the future.

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26th July 2019

Large asteroid approaches Earth undetected

Astronomers report that "2019 OK", a previously undetected asteroid, passed within 45,000 miles (72,500 km) of Earth on 25th July 2019 at 01:22 GMT.

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25th July 2019

Microsoft to invest $1 billion in OpenAI

A multi-year partnership, which includes an investment of $1 billion from Microsoft, will focus on building a platform that OpenAI can use to create new AI technologies and accelerate progress towards Artificial General Intelligence (AGI).

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23rd July 2019

Iceland: A letter to the future

Iceland's first glacier lost to climate change will be remembered with a monument at its former site, intended to deliver a message to future generations.

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22nd July 2019

Indian Moon mission blasts off

The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has today launched Chandrayaan-2, its second lunar exploration mission, which includes an orbiter, lander and rover.

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21st July 2019

Elon Musk plans brain–machine interface to upgrade humans

This week, Elon Musk's company Neuralink applied to U.S. regulators to begin trials of a new brain enhancement technology, which could be tested on human volunteers from 2020.

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20th July 2019

Moon-forming disk discovered around exoplanet

Astronomers report, for the first time, detection of a moon-forming circumplanetary disk around a distant planet.

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11th July 2019

Two new antibiotics are effective against resistance

The discovery of a new molecule and subsequent creation of two entirely new antibiotics could help in the fight against antimicrobial resistance.

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8th July 2019

Veritas Genetics cuts price of whole genome sequencing by 40% to $600

Veritas Genetics made headlines in 2016 by breaking the $1,000 barrier for whole genome sequencing. Now, the company is set to disrupt the genetic testing industry once again.

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8th July 2019

An automatic landing system for small aircraft

German researchers have created an onboard, automatic landing system for small aircraft. This can function without the need for any technology on the ground, and could lead to a new era of safer, autonomous flight.

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6th July 2019

Reforestation could capture two-thirds of carbon emissions

A new assessment of global tree cover has found 0.9 billion hectares of land available for planting forests. This could store more than 200 gigatonnes of carbon.

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5th July 2019

Breakthrough achieved with non-invasive brain-computer interface

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have demonstrated the first non-invasive, mind-controlled robotic arm with smooth and continuous control.

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4th July 2019

Chicago-to-Cleveland hyperloop gets funding from U.S. House of Representatives

The proposed Great Lakes Hyperloop System could allow ultra-fast journeys at 730 mph and pave the way for additional routes throughout the Midwest.

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4th July 2019

New way to direct stem cells to heart tissue

Scientists have reported a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue, using a designer adhesin protein.

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3rd July 2019

California company raises $35m for security robots

Cobalt Robotics, which builds indoor autonomous robots to make security and facility operations more effective, has just announced the completion of $35 million in Series B financing.

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2nd July 2019

Asteroid mining market to be worth $3.9bn by 2025

Ongoing and future space missions, rising investment in new mining technologies, and use of materials obtained from asteroids in 3D printing will drive the growth of the asteroid mining market, according to Allied Market Research.

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