Bjorn Gussenhoven

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Dark matter: After looking in space, scientists search underground

Dark matter<p>The underground race to solve the universe's biggest mystery<p>Dark matter<p>The underground race to solve the universe's biggest mystery<p>In the …

SpaceX is flying an artificially intelligent robot named CIMON to the International Space Station

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Unlike HAL, it won’t be able to open the pod bay doors.<p>Its programming is limited, capable of conversation and technical support but not much else, at least for now. And instead of the searing red eye of the super computer gone rogue in Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi film, …

Space Exploration

How Long Can We Live? The Limit Hasn’t Been Reached, Study Finds

Since 1900, average life expectancy around the globe has more than doubled, thanks to better public health, sanitation and food supplies. But a new study of long-lived Italians indicates that we have yet to reach the upper bound of human longevity.<p>“If there’s a fixed biological limit, we are not …

Research

How Data-Driven Is Your Company? Calculate Your Data Value Index (DVI)

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Scientists Get Their First Look at the Enzyme That Could Help Battle Aging

The enzyme holds clues to a possible cure for aging or potential cancer therapies.<p>Nothing in your body lasts forever. Every single cell in your body will die eventually, and eventually you’ll run out of replacements. When that happens, various parts of your body will stop working correctly, and at …

After gene-editing, Crispr’s new frontier to detect diseases is closer to becoming a reality

The world is one step closer to using Crispr, a powerful gene-editing tool, to solve one of the hardest parts of being a doctor: figuring out what is wrong with a patient. While there are a range of diagnostic tools to help doctors with that very first step, detecting a disease quickly, accurately, …

Genetics

'Gene map for depression' sparks hopes of new generation of treatments

Scientists have raised hopes for more effective treatments for depression, a condition that affects over 300 million people globally, after mapping out the genetic foundations of the mental disorder in unprecedented detail.<p>In the world’s largest investigation into the impact of DNA on the mental …

Depression

NASA completes full-power tests of small, portable nuclear reactor

Being able to generate power will be essential for long-term space travel. Powering a stay on Mars, for example, will require a lot of fuel, way more than we can pack onto a rocket. That's why NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Department of Energy and a number of other groups have been …

U.S. Dept. of Energy

New climate 'feedback loop' discovered in freshwater lakes

<b>Methane emissions from lakes in the northern hemisphere could almost double over the next 50 years because of a novel "feedback loop" say scientists.</b><p>Climate change is boosting the proportion of cattail plants growing in and around freshwater lakes they say.<p>But when debris from these reed beds falls …

Climate Change

Stephen Hawking's final research paper has been published, and it's mind-bending

<b>(CNN) —</b> Stephen Hawking may be among the stars now, but he has managed to gift the world one more research paper, published this week in the Journal of High Energy Physics.<p>True to Hawking's oeuvre, the paper tackles the same questions as any other bubbly beach read: Do we live in a multiverse? Did …

Physics

Scientists just discovered a strange new DNA shape lurking in human cells

But what does it do?<p>The discovery of DNA as a double helix is a hallowed story of scientific triumph—the work of four researchers merging together to solve one of science’s biggest mysteries, giving birth to what we know as the field of modern genetics. But decades later, we’re still learning that …

Genetics

Mexican Walking Fish may hold key to helping paralysed people walk again

An endangered salamander may hold the key to helping paralysed people walk again, scientists believe.<p>The axolotl, or Mexican salamander has the astonishing ability to regenerate limbs and even spinal cord if it has been injured.<p>But now a new study by the University of Minnesota in the US has …

Research

Explainer: What is a blockchain? - MIT Technology Review

What is it?<p>A public1, permanent2, append-only3distributed4ledger5.<p>What’s that?<p>A mathematical structure for storing data in a way that is nearly …

Blockchain

Artificial intelligence accelerates discovery of metallic glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms arranged in rigid …

Maybe We All Need Storms So We Can Learn To Find Safety Within Ourselves

Maybe we need a little rain to keep our heads high as we walk through it, live through it and learn how to dance in it. Maybe the sound of raindrops …

10 Best Practices To Turn Your Blogging Passion Into A Money-Making Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You're reading Entrepreneur Middle East, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.<p>Many people dream of leaving their 9-5 jobs and being their own bosses. And many others are making it happen! The rise of the solopreneur is …

Marketing

What Changes When AI Is So Accessible That Everyone Can Use It?

Mazin Gilbert has an ambitious goal. As vice president of advanced technologies at AT&T, Gilbert wants to make AI technologies widely available throughout the corporation, especially to those who might not have a computer science background and may not even know how to program. Call it the …

The Question with AI Isn’t Whether We’ll Lose Our Jobs — It’s How Much We’ll Get Paid

<i>The basic fact is that technology eliminates jobs, not work. It is the continuous obligation of economic policy to match increases in productive potential with increases in purchasing power and demand. Otherwise the potential created by technical progress runs to waste in idle capacity,</i> …

4 Self-Improvement Myths That May Be Holding You Back

Advice on how to improve one’s self is everywhere. It accounts for about 2.5% of all book sales in the United States. Add in speeches, training programs, TV programs, online-products, coaches, yoga, and the like, self-help is a $10 billion industry per year, and that’s just in the U.S.<p>However, …

SpaceX Gears Up to Finally, Actually Launch the Falcon Heavy

<i>Update: At 3:45 PM Eastern on Tuesday, February 6, SpaceX successfully launched the Falcon Heavy rocket from Kennedy Space Center.</i><p>After nearly seven …

11 Horrible Body Language Mistakes That Are Hard to Quit (But You'll Be Glad You Did)

You may not realize how often you do some of these.<p>It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it.<p>It’s a cliché, but it’s true. Body language is a …

Scientists Figure Out How to Make Muscles from Scratch

For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.<p>A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when …

Muscle

‘Phenomenal’ trial results may lead to a treatment for Huntington’s disease, experts say

By Amy Ellis Nutt<p>, Reporter<p>The discovery of a drug that may treat the fatal disease known as Huntington's is being hailed as “historic” by Louise Vetter, president and CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, and “phenomenal” and “fantastically promising” by Huntington's researchers, …

Medicine

Watch: 3D printer uses ink made with live bacteria

Researchers have created a new kind of 3D-printing platform that uses ink containing living bacteria.<p>The new ink makes it possible to print small …

New nanomaterial, quantum encryption system could be ultimate defenses against hackers

New physically unclonable nanomaterial (credit: Abdullah Alharbi et al./ACS Nano)Recent advances in quantum computers may soon give hackers access to …

Nanotech

High Fidelity launches Avatar Island with blockchain-based digital economy

High Fidelity is unveiling Avatar Island, a virtual reality domain where users can buy and sell items based on a blockchain service.<p>The move paves the way for buying and selling user-generated virtual goods, similar to what Philip Rosedale, CEO of High Fidelity, made possible with Second Life, the …

Virtual Reality

Google artificial intelligence creates its own AI ‘child’

Google’s AutoML artificial intelligence (AI) system has created its own “fully-functional AI child” that’s capable of outperforming its human-made …

Fisker claims future solid-state batteries could be recharged in one minute

Fisker, the second car company started by automotive Henrik Fisker, has filed patents for solid-state batteries, and it’s making some pretty …

7 Ways to Use Social Listening to Generate Leads for Your Business

Do you want a new way to generate leads for your business?<p>I’ll let you in on a little secret: You need to start listening. Yep, it’s that simple. By …