Jupiter's 'Antarctica' Swirls in New Flyby Photo

Space.com - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:44pm
NASA's Juno spacecraft caught this mesmerizing image of cyclones on Jupiter's south pole during a close flyby Thursday, Feb. 2 — one specific "point of interest" the public voted for.
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SpaceX Plans to Start Launching Rockets Every Two To Three Weeks

Slashdot - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:40pm
Space Exploration Technologies, better known as SpaceX, plans to launch its Falcon 9 rockets every two to three weeks, its fastest rate since starting launches in 2010, once a new launch pad is put into service in Florida next week. From a report: The ambitious plan comes only five months after a SpaceX rocket burst into flames on the launch pad at the company's original launch site in Florida. SpaceX, controlled by billionaire Elon Musk, has only launched one rocket since then, in mid-January. "We should be launching every two to three weeks," SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell said in an interview on Monday.

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Iron Fist Trailer: The Final Defender Has Arrived

Wired News - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:38pm
The show hits Netflix on March 17. The post Iron Fist Trailer: The Final Defender Has Arrived appeared first on WIRED.
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Squid Communicate With a Secret, Skin-Powered Alphabet

Wired News - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:30pm
Once they get over being creeped out, maybe scientists will figure out what cephalopods are saying. The post Squid Communicate With a Secret, Skin-Powered Alphabet appeared first on WIRED.
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Sitting not linked to incident diabetes, new research suggests

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:16pm
Sitting may not be as deadly as previously thought, with new research ruling out sitting as a direct cause of diabetes.
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New clues to causes of heart failure

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm
Of the more than 700,000 Americans who suffer a heart attack each year, about a quarter go on to develop heart failure. Scientists don’t fully understand how one condition leads to the other, but researchers have now discovered a significant clue—which ultimately could lead new therapies for preventing the condition.
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Alzheimer's disease researchers solve mystery of beguiling protein

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm
Leading neuroscientists have clarified the role of a controversial immune system protein in Alzheimer’s disease, showing it has opposing effects in early and late stages of the disease. Their discovery unites previous studies that left researchers conflicted and showed the protein both exacerbates and ameliorates disease symptoms. The updated model of disease progression also highlights the need to align certain therapies with disease stages when treating the 1 in 9 Americans over 65 living with Alzheimer’s.
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The heavier the person, the lower the chance of getting hospice care or dying at home, study finds

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:09pm
The heavier someone is, the less likely they are to have what many people might call a "good death," with hospice care and a chance to die at home, a new study finds. And that difference comes with a financial, as well as a personal, cost, the research shows.
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Germanium tin laser could increase processing speed of computer chips

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:02pm
An “optically pumped” laser made of the alloy germanium tin grown on silicon substrates has now been fabricated by a team of researchers. The augmented material could lead to the development of fully integrated silicon photonics, including both circuits and lasers, and thus faster micro-processing speed at much lower cost.
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New class of drugs to combat aging diseases discovered

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:01pm
New details of the aging process have been uncovered by a research team. They discovered an altered balance between certain signaling molecules in the smooth muscle cells of blood vessels and the heart. The team also discovered a new class of drugs that combats an important part of the aging process.
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770,000 Tubes of Spit Help Map America’s Great Migrations

Wired News - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:00pm
With their massive database of DNA, Ancestry has mapped how culture and geography has shaped the genetic structure of the US population over the last 200 years. The post 770,000 Tubes of Spit Help Map America's Great Migrations appeared first on WIRED.
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If You Owned a PC With a DVD Drive You Might Be Able To Claim $10

Slashdot - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 4:00pm
If you owned a PC with a DVD drive more than 10 years ago, you're probably owed $10. From a report on The Verge: A class-action lawsuit is now accepting claims after Sony, NEC, Panasonic, and Hitachi-LG were accused of inflating the prices of optical drives sold to PC makers like Dell and HP. If you bought a PC with a DVD drive between April 1st 2003 and December 31st 2008, you'll be able to claim $10 for each drive as part of the class-action lawsuit. It appears you don't need to provide any proof of purchase -- the settlement administrators are simply collecting names, email addresses, and the number of drives owned at the moment. You'll need to submit a claim before July 1st, and the money won't be released until other defendants in the litigation have settled.

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Ultrasmall atom motions recorded with ultrashort x-ray pulses

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:55pm
Periodic motions of atoms over a length of a billionth of a millionth of a meter are mapped by ultrashort x-ray pulses. In a novel type of experiment, regularly arranged atoms in a crystal are set into vibration by a laser pulse and a sequence of snapshots is generated via changes of x-ray absorption.
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Immune system plays dual role in breast cancer

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:55pm
The immune system plays a paradoxical role in the spread of breast cancer. Some immune cells contribute to metastasis, while other cells can be activated to strengthen the effect of chemotherapy, outlines new research.
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How to recycle lithium batteries

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:53pm
Research describes a new way to extract the lithium and the cobalt that make up the bulk of the metal components of rechargeable lithium ion batteries.
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Researchers find brief, intense stair climbing is a practical way to boost fitness

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:53pm
There are no more excuses for being out of shape. Researchers have found that short, intense bursts of stair climbing, which can be done virtually anywhere, have major benefits for heart health. The findings negate the two most common excuses of couch potatoes: no time and no access to the gym.
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More screen time for kids isn't all that bad

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:53pm
Chances are that your children will turn out OK even though they spend hours playing video games or watching TV, according to a new study that found that there is only a negligibly small association between excessive screen time and higher levels of depression and delinquency among teenagers.
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Concerns over wasting doctor's time may affect decision to see GP

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:53pm
Worries over wasting their doctor's time, particularly at a time when NHS resources are stretched, may influence when and whether patients choose to see their GP, according to a study.
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Mysterious white dwarf pulsar discovered

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:53pm
An exotic binary star system 380 light-years away has been identified as an elusive white dwarf pulsar, the first of its kind ever to be discovered in the universe,
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DNA 'barcoding' allows rapid testing of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery

Science Daily - Tue, 07/02/2017 - 3:53pm
Using tiny snippets of DNA as 'barcodes,' researchers have developed a new technique for rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to selectively deliver therapeutic genes to specific organs of the body. The technique could accelerate the development and use of gene therapies for such killers as heart disease, cancer and Parkinson's disease.
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