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ibuprofen chemical structure

20th December 2014

Ibuprofen may extend lifespan

Regular doses of ibuprofen can extend the lifespan of yeast, worms and flies by 15 percent, it is reported.

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digital pickpocketing

20th December 2014

RFID-blocking jeans and blazer

Digital pickpocketing has become a serious problem, with over 10 million identities stolen each year. Two companies have partnered to create RFID-blocking materials in clothes.

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first man with two mind controlled prosthetic limbs

19th December 2014

First man with two mind-controlled prosthetic limbs

A Colorado man has become the first bilateral shoulder-level amputee to wear – and simultaneously control – two modular prosthetic limbs using his thoughts alone.

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brain computer artificial intelligence

19th December 2014

Scientists to begin 100-year study on artificial intelligence

Stanford University will lead a 100-year effort to study the long-term implications of AI in all aspects of life.

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mars drilling hole

17th December 2014

Possible hints of organic life on Mars

NASA reports detecting an unusual increase, then decrease, in the amounts of methane in the atmosphere of the planet Mars, as well as Martian organic chemicals in powder drilled from a rock by the Curiosity rover.

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Lithuania joins the Eurozone 2015 map

16th December 2014

2015 – Lithuania joins the Eurozone

On 1st January 2015, Lithuania becomes the 19th Eurozone country.

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Laser weapon US Navy

14th December 2014

Laser gun is deployed and operational on U.S. Navy warship

After several years of research and testing, the U.S. Navy has introduced a new laser gun designed to protect ships without using ammunition.

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the five hundred meter aperture spherical radio telescope fast project 2016 timeline

13th December 2014

2016 – The world's largest single-aperture telescope is completed in China

A telescope half a kilometre wide is completed in China this year.

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fracking 2040

13th December 2014

Fracking wells to increase eightfold by 2040

The U.S. government predicts an eightfold increase in the number of fracking wells around the country by 2040.

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topsoil

12th December 2014

The world has 60 years of topsoil left

If present rates of degradation continue, all of the world's topsoil could be gone by 2075.

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smart textiles

10th December 2014

Clothes that can monitor and transmit biomedical info

Researchers at Université Laval in Canada have developed "smart textiles" able to monitor and transmit wearers' biomedical information via wireless or cellular networks.

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alien

7th December 2014

How common is alien life in our galaxy?

Using new data from Kepler, an astrobiologist has attempted to update the famous Drake equation. It is estimated that a biotic planet may be expected within 10-100 light years from Earth, while the nearest intelligent life is probably a few thousand light years away.

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6th December 2014

10,000 members!

Today we registered our 10,000th member on Facebook. You can follow us here.

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nasa orion launch

5th December 2014

NASA conducts first unmanned test flight of Orion

A spacecraft that will take humans to Mars in the 2030s had its first unmanned test flight today.

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japan asteroid probe

5th December 2014

Asteroid sample return mission is successfully launched by Japan

JAXA has successfully launched its Hayabusa 2 mission, intended to study an asteroid in 2018.

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3d haptic shape in mid air

4th December 2014

3-D haptic shapes can be seen and felt in mid-air

New research, using ultrasound, has developed a 3-D haptic shape that can be seen and felt in mid-air.

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solar cell efficiency record 2014

4th December 2014

New solar cell efficiency record

A new solar cell efficiency record of 46% has been achieved by a French-German collaboration.

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mediterranean diet

3rd December 2014

Mediterranean diet linked to longer life

A new study provides evidence that a Mediterranean diet can increase longevity by preserving telomere lengths.

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horizontal elevator technology

2nd December 2014

Horizontal, cable-free elevators arriving in 2016

In the future, elevators could handle much higher volumes of passengers, thanks to a new system being developed by a German company.

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wanderers

30th November 2014

Wanderers – a vision of humanity's expansion into the Solar System

Featuring the voice of Carl Sagan, these amazing visuals offer a glimpse of humanity's potential future in space.

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bladder illustration

29th November 2014

Breakthrough in treating advanced bladder cancer

Researchers at Queen Mary, University of London, have announced "a hugely exciting step forward" in treating advanced bladder cancer.

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ebola virus

27th November 2014

Ebola vaccine shows promise

An experimental vaccine to prevent Ebola has shown promising results in a Phase 1 human clinical trial.

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sql 2079

25th November 2014

2079 – SQL Server databases are hit by a major glitch

A glitch similar to the Year 2038 problem is affecting old databases in 2079.

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ocean spiral

24th November 2014

Ocean Spiral – an underwater city

A Japanese engineering company has unveiled its futuristic concept for an undersea habitat that could become a reality in the 2030s.

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bald eagle

23rd November 2014

2075 – The distribution of birds in the United States has been altered substantially

Rising temperatures and land use changes have disrupted the habitats of bird species across the United States. While some have benefited, most have not, and a number of iconic birds are vanishing.

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leadbeaters possum extinct

22nd November 2014

2064 – Leadbeater's possum is going extinct in the wild

Leadbeater's possum, a faunal symbol of Australia, is the latest of many well-known species to lose their habitat.

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ai software program google stanford university object recognition technology images videos human level understanding

21st November 2014

AI software can identify objects in photos and videos at near-human levels

A new AI software program developed by researchers at Google and Stanford University can recognise objects in photos and videos at near-human levels of understanding.

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Lunar Mission One 2024

19th November 2014

2024 – Lunar Mission One drills into the Moon's south pole

In 2024, an unmanned spacecraft attempts to land on the Moon's south pole and drill deep below the surface.

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lightning bolts

19th November 2014

Lightning strikes will increase due to global warming

Global warming will cause lightning strikes in the U.S. to increase 50 percent by 2100, according to a new study by the University of California.

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ectogenesis artificial womb technology

18th November 2014

2034-2044 – Ectogenesis is transforming reproductive rights

Artificial wombs are becoming available, with much controversy and ethical debate surrounding the process.

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senator al franken

16th November 2014

Net neutrality explained in simple terms

Net neutrality is hugely important to the future of the Internet, as explained by Senator Al Franken.

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hottest october on record jma graph temperature trend october 2014 global warming

15th November 2014

Hottest October on record

A new global temperature record for October has been set.

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genes

13th November 2014

Genomes of the world's oldest people are published

The genomes from 17 of the world's oldest people have been published. Researchers were unable to find genes significantly associated with extreme longevity.

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greenland independence 2021

12th November 2014

2021 – Greenland moves towards full independence

Greenland is diversifying and expanding its economy, paving the way for independence from Denmark.

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blood platelets healing

10th November 2014

Synthetic platelets could accelerate healing of injuries

Basic wound healing has been advanced with a synthetic platelet that accumulates at sites of injury, clots and stops bleeding three times faster. The synthetic platelets have realistic size, disk-shape, flexibility, and the same surface proteins as real platelets.

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panama canal expansion project map 2016

8th November 2014

2016 – Completion of the Panama Canal expansion project

Following a series of delays, the Panama Canal receives a major upgrade in early 2016, doubling its capacity.

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amazon echo

8th November 2014

Amazon launches "Echo" speaker with interactive AI

Online retail giant Amazon has unveiled a new hi-tech speaker system with a wide range of interactive features.

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solaroad

7th November 2014

The world's first solar-powered road

The first solar-powered bicycle path will be officially opened in the Netherlands next week. If successful, it could be applied to 20% of the country's roads in the future.

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young planets forming around star HL Tau

7th November 2014

The clearest ever image of planets forming around a young star

The birth of planets has been revealed in astonishing detail by a telescope with 10 times the resolution of Hubble.

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ras protein

5th November 2014

Scientists uncover potential drug to tackle 'undruggable' fault in third of cancers

Scientists have found a possible way to halt one of the most common faults in many types of cancer.

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darpa circuit

4th November 2014

DARPA circuit achieves speed of 1 terahertz (THz)

The fastest ever integrated circuit has been announced by DARPA – achieving one terahertz (1012 Hz), or a trillion cycles per second.

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hp 3d printer 10 times faster

3rd November 2014

3D printer is 10 times faster than current models

Hewlett-Packard (HP) has unveiled a 3D printer that it claims will be 10 times faster than current models.

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solar impulse 2015

2nd November 2014

2015 – The first solar aircraft to circumnavigate the globe

The first solar-powered aircraft to fly around the world is achieved in 2015.

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broadband internet technology 2014

2nd November 2014

2014 – The global average Internet connection is broadband

The Internet reached a milestone in 2014 as the average connection speed passed the 4 Mbit/s threshold considered to be fast enough for "broadband".

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