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25th January 2023

Anti-aging gene rewinds heart age by 10 years

A gene called BPIFB4, discovered in a population of centenarians, could help to reverse the aging of human hearts.

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21st January 2023

James Webb Space Telescope confirms its first exoplanet

NASA scientists report the discovery of LHS 475 b, an exoplanet almost identical in size and mass to Earth, and the first to be confirmed by the James Webb Space Telescope.

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20th January 2023

CO2 removal needs 1,300x increase by 2050

The first comprehensive, global assessment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) – including both current developments and projected future trends – has been published this week by Oxford University.

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19th January 2023

2029 – 40 MW floating wind turbines

This year sees the deployment of a gigantic new wind turbine, developed by Norwegian company World Wide Wind.

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19th January 2023

New video of Atlas robot

Boston Dynamics has trained its Atlas robot to develop a new set of skills. In this video, the humanoid robot manipulates the world around it – interacting with objects and modifying the course to reach its goal – pushing the limits of locomotion, sensing, and athleticism.

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14th January 2023

First AI lawyer to appear in U.S. court

In the first case of its kind, artificial intelligence (AI) will be present throughout an entire U.S. court proceeding, when it helps to defend against a speeding ticket.

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12th January 2023

Madagascar extinction recovery could take 23 million years

The long-term impact of biodiversity loss in Madagascar has been modelled by researchers. Their study suggests that recovery from the current wave of extinctions could take as long as 23 million years.

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11th January 2023

New record for world's most powerful wind turbine

A company in China has revealed plans for a new "super giant" wind turbine with 260-metre-diameter rotor and power rating of 18 MW, beating the previous record of 16 MW.

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9th January 2023

Two potentially Earth-like planets found 16 light years away

An international team led by researchers at the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Spain, has discovered two planets with Earth-like masses in the habitable zone of a red dwarf star, just 16 light years from our own Solar System.

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7th January 2023

Partnership announced to develop new space station

Airbus will collaborate with Voyager Space to develop the new Starlab space station by 2028.

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7th January 2023

mRNA cancer therapies planned for 2030

BioNTech has announced a strategic partnership with the UK government to provide up to 10,000 patients with personalised mRNA cancer immunotherapies by 2030.

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2nd January 2023

2023 – GPT-4 is released

GPT-4 is a deep learning model that uses a vast number of parameters to generate human-like text, demonstrating even greater capabilities than GPT-3.

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