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Technology    June 2, 2016
Posted by Elizabeth Garbee, Andrew Maynard

Satellites used to be the exclusive playthings of rich governments and wealthy corporations. But increasingly, as space becomes more democratized, these sophisticated technologies are coming within reach of ordinary people. Just like drones before them, miniature satellites are beginning to fundamentally transform our conceptions of who gets to do what up above our heads. more […]

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Medicine    April 26, 2016
Posted by Alan Jeffries

Back in the 1970s, Dr. Steve Rosenberg invented a new field of cancer treatment: immunotherapy, the harnessing of the body’s own immune system to fight tumors. Today, he’s using cutting-edge gene-editing techniques to help turn immunotherapy into the most promising cancer killer of our time. (Video by: Alan Jeffries) more   By clicking on this […]

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Technology    April 19, 2016
Posted by Taylor Kubota

Hypersonic aircraft and weapons that can fly more than five times the speed of sound may seem like a futuristic fantasy, but defense giant Lockheed Martin says it is committed to making these ultrafast innovations a reality. In fact, Lockheed Martin is doubling down on hypersonic aerospace technologies, Lockheed officials said recently at the company’s […]

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Medicine, Technology    April 13, 2016
Posted by Sveta McShane

A few years ago, researchers from Germany and Japan were able to simulate one percent of human brain activity for a single second. It took the processing power of one of the world’s most powerful supercomputers to make that happen. Hands down, the human brain is by far the most powerful, energy efficient computer ever […]

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Medicine, Technology    April 11, 2016
Posted by Michael Torrice

A wearable, graphene-based patch could one day maintain healthy blood glucose levels in people by measuring the sugar in sweat and then delivering the necessary dose of a diabetes drug through the skin (Nat. Nanotech. 2016, DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2016.38). The device takes scientists a step closer to the “coveted prize” in diabetes care: a noninvasive method to monitor […]

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