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8th August 2022

Progress towards a pan-coronavirus vaccine

Researchers have shown that a specific area of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is a promising target for a pan-coronavirus vaccine that could offer protection against new variants, as well as common colds.

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29th July 2022

AI visualises every protein known to science

DeepMind's AlphaFold program has uncovered the structures of more than 200 million proteins – essentially all of those known to science.

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26th July 2022

First commercial payload to Mars could launch in 2024

A new company, led by a SpaceX founding member, aims to deliver the first commercial payload to the surface of Mars – using a fully reusable, entirely 3D printed launch vehicle.

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25th July 2022

Lab-grown sausages to go on sale in 2025

Meatable has become the latest company to reveal a new cultured food product – lab-grown sausages, which could offer a more sustainable and ethical choice for consumers in the near future.

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24th July 2022

Migratory monarch butterfly is now endangered

The migratory monarch butterfly, known for its spectacular annual journey of up to 4,000 km across the Americas, is now classed by the IUCN Red List as endangered.

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23rd July 2022

Possible cure for haemophilia B

A potential cure for haemophilia B has been announced by British doctors, which corrects the genetic defect associated with the condition.

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14th July 2022

An open-access, multilingual AI

A new language model similar in scale to GPT-3 is being made freely available and could help to democratise access to artificial intelligence.

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12th July 2022

First images from the James Webb Space Telescope

Following several months of testing and configuration, the first suite of images has been released from the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), successor to the Hubble Space Telescope.

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10th July 2022

UK debt-to-GDP could reach 430% by 2072

A new report warns that UK government debt is likely to see a major increase this century. The 50-year projections are based on a world of increasing risk, alongside demographic, economic, technological, and other trends.

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8th July 2022

New record solar cell efficiency

The first tandem perovskite-silicon solar cells to exceed 30% efficiency have been independently certified.

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4th July 2022

Samsung begins chip production using 3 nm process

Samsung has announced the first mass production of computer chips using a 3 nanometre (nm) process.

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3rd July 2022

World's first quantum computer integrated circuit

The world's first quantum computer integrated circuit has been demonstrated by researchers in Australia. This could enable accurate simulations of molecules, leading to the creation of new materials.

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