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15th August 2018

New record efficiency for organic photovoltaic cells

Researchers in China have set a major new record for organic photovoltaic cells, boosting their efficiency to 17.3%.

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14th August 2018

Key aspect of aging reversed in human cells

Scientists in the UK have developed new compounds able to reduce so-called "senescent" cells by up to 50%.

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13th August 2018

2095-2100 – Hurricane defence fields are operational in the U.S.

By the end of the 21st century, offshore wind power has become so abundant and widespread that it can mitigate the impact of hurricanes in some regions.

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7th August 2018

The pre-singularity period is exciting in its own way

Much like our ancestors, we live in an epoch of two worlds that compete and coexist. A guest blog by Yuli Ban.

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6th August 2018

Astronomers find "magnetic powerhouse" in local stellar neighbourhood

Astronomers report the detection of an extremely strong magnetic field and aurora around a brown dwarf, which may possibly be a rogue planet, 20 light years from Earth. The finding could provide a new way of spotting exoplanets.

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5th August 2018

Patrick Stewart to return as Jean-Luc Picard in new Star Trek TV series

Sir Patrick Stewart – who appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation from 1987-1994, followed by four Star Trek movies – is to reprise his role as Jean-Luc Picard in an upcoming TV series.

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3rd August 2018

Public views of gene editing for babies depend on how it would be used

Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology, according to the Pew Research Center.

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2nd August 2018

New two-dimensional material discovered

Researchers have described a new two-dimensional material called "hematene", derived from hematite, with application as a photocatalyst.

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1st August 2018

Nanotechnology and innovation in vehicle manufacture

A guest piece by car expert and all-round motoring enthusiast, Giles Kirkland.

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1st August 2018

Mars terraforming not possible with current technology

A study by the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center has concluded that terraforming of Mars is physically impossible with present-day technology.

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1st August 2018

AI can predict your personality just from looking at your eyes

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to demonstrate a link between personality type and eye movements.

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1st August 2018

Robots could revolutionise the future of engine maintenance

British aerospace company Rolls-Royce has demonstrated its vision of how robotics could revolutionise the future of engine maintenance.

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30th July 2018

2079 – Asbestos production is ending globally

By the late 2070s, one of the world's most notorious contaminants is finally disappearing from use.

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26th July 2018

Global warming will cause thousands of extra suicides in U.S. and Mexico by 2050

A new study finds that suicides in the USA and Mexico rise between 0.7 and 2.1% with each degree (Celsius) of increased monthly average temperature. This could lead to an additional 21,000 suicides by 2050.

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25th July 2018

Large underground lake found on Mars

Scientists report the discovery, based on radar studies, of a subglacial lake on Mars, 1.5 km (0.93 mi) below the southern polar region and extending sideways about 20 km (12 mi), the first known stable body of water on the planet.

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24th July 2018

1000-fold increase in computer storage capacity

Scientists report a new technique, based on quickly removing or replacing single hydrogen atoms, which can provide a thousand-fold increase in solid-state memory density.

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23rd July 2018

Wrinkles and hair loss reversed in mice

Researchers performing tests on mice have succeeded in reversing two of the most visible signs of aging: wrinkled skin and hair loss. Their breakthrough could one day lead to a treatment for humans.

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21st July 2018

Fly brain mapped at nanoscale resolution

Scientists in the U.S. have imaged the fruit fly connectome at nanoscale resolution for the first time.

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20th July 2018

Rising sea levels threaten Internet infrastructure

A new study has concluded that thousands of miles of buried Internet infrastructure could be damaged or destroyed by rising sea levels within 15 years.

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19th July 2018

Universe expansion rate calculated with highest ever precision

Using two of the world's most powerful space telescopes – NASA's Hubble and ESA's Gaia – astronomers have made the most precise measurement to date of the universe's expansion rate, lowering the uncertainty level to just 2.2%.

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18th July 2018

Leading AI companies and researchers pledge to not develop lethal autonomous weapons

More than 2,400 researchers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs and others have signed a pledge promising not to develop lethal autonomous weapons.

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17th July 2018

12 new moons of Jupiter discovered

Scientists report the discovery of 12 new satellites of Jupiter, taking its total number to 79. This includes one "oddball", named Valetudo, which is predicted to collide with a neighbouring moon.

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17th July 2018

2035-2040 – The RAF Typhoon is phased out and replaced by the Tempest

In 2035, a next-generation aircraft known as the Tempest enters service in the Royal Air Force (RAF). By 2040, this has superseded the aging Typhoon.

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14th July 2018

New record efficiency for quantum dot white LEDs

Researchers have demonstrated nanomaterial-based white-light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that exhibit a record luminous efficiency of 105 lumens per watt.

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11th July 2018

Oil rigs may end their days as valuable artificial reefs

Researchers are encouraging authorities across the globe to rethink the idea of removing oil rigs, wind turbines and other installations in the sea when they are worn out.

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10th July 2018

Supercomputer will simulate "entire regions" of the mouse brain

Researchers from the Blue Brain Project – which aims to create a digital reconstruction of the brain – have announced the deployment of a next-generation supercomputer.

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8th July 2018

World life expectancy, 1950-2100

This graph shows worldwide life expectancy at birth, averaged for both genders and all nations, from 1950 to 2100 under a UN "medium" variant scenario.

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4th July 2018

What we'll learn about the brain in the next century

Neuroengineer Sam Rodriques takes us on a thrilling tour of the next 100 years in neuroscience.

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4th July 2018

Britain's biggest butterfly threatened with extinction by 2050

The British Swallowtail, a rare butterfly in the wetlands of eastern England, is threatened by rising sea levels.

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3rd July 2018

First confirmed image of a newborn planet

Astronomers report the first ever confirmed image of a newborn planet, seen within a primordial soup of gas and dust around a young star.

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2nd July 2018

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