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Jul 30, 2023

The Challenges of Building Human Habitats in Space

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In October of 2021, NASA’s next-generation infrared observatory, the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), will be launched. As the most advanced and complex space telescope ever built, the James Webb will characterize exoplanets, explore our Solar System, and address the deepest cosmological mysteries of all.

Jul 28, 2023

A Giant Planet Seems to Be Lurking Unseen in Our Solar System

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Our Solar System is a pretty busy place. There are millions of objects moving around – everything from planets, to moons, to comets, and asteroids. And each year we’re discovering more and more objects (usually small asteroids or speedy comets) that call the Solar System home.

Astronomers had found all eight of the main planets by 1846. But that doesn’t stop us from looking for more. In the past 100 years, we’ve found smaller distant bodies we call dwarf planets, which is what we now classify Pluto as.

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Jul 27, 2023

Look inside the world’s largest 3D-printed neighborhood in Texas

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The world’s largest community of 3D-printed homes is being built in Texas — and the neighborhood just unveiled its first completed house.

With walls “printed” using a concrete-based material, the single-story structure is the first of 100 such homes set to welcome residents starting September.

The community is part of a wider development in Georgetown, Texas called Wolf Ranch. It’s located about 30 miles north of Austin, the state capital, and is a collaboration between Texas construction firm ICON, homebuilding company Lennar and Danish architecture practice Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG).

Jul 25, 2023

Mind-reading machines are coming — how can we keep them in check?

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Regulate scientists for hire and corporations especially. Regulate everyone as religion could be used as an excuse from exemption. There’s a local motorcycle gang that set to their club house in the town I live and it was listed as a religion. That’s a loophole.

Devices that can record and change brain activity will create privacy issues that challenge existing human-rights legislation, say researchers.

Jul 25, 2023

A fusion rocket designed to travel 500,000 mph is under construction

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A British aerospace startup is working on a fusion rocket it says will slash the amount of time it takes astronauts to travel to Mars and beyond — allowing humans to explore places that are currently far out of reach.

The challenge: Long-term exposure to microgravity and cosmic radiation can cause serious health issues for astronauts. That means NASA needs to keep its future Mars missions short enough that astronauts come home healthy — less than 4 years should work.

Using our current rocket propulsion technology, though, it’s going to take seven months just to get astronauts to Mars. Factor in the amount of time to get back to Earth, and nearly a third of a Mars astronaut’s mission is just going to be dedicated to the commute.

Jul 24, 2023

NASA Teases Mars Transport System For 1,200 Days Of Space Travel

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NASA shares details about its Moon house and Mars module that will see astronauts spend more than a thousand days in space.

Jul 22, 2023

GAME CHANGER: Scientists to combine AI with human brain cells

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Duke University professor Sultan Meghji joined ‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ to discuss artificial intelligence and scientists’ latest efforts to combine the technology with brain cells. #foxnews.

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Jul 20, 2023

Operable screens wrap beachfront house in Hawaii by Olson Kundig

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US studio Olson Kundig Architects has utilised a variety of wooden storm shutters and deep roof overhangs for a Hawaiian holiday home called Hale Napo’o.

Hale Napo’o, which translates to Sunset House, is located on the northern coast of Kauai, an island in the Hawaiian archipelago.

The clients desired a family retreat that opened up to the landscape and ushered in breezes from Hanalei Bay.

Jul 17, 2023

Low Amyloid Burden Bodes Well for Future Dementia Risk

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Both A4 and LEARN suffered from several methodological hiccups, to the extent that one might consider A4, at least, a failed study. In 2017, after A4 was well underway, the leaders decided to up the solanezumab dosage substantially, from 400 mg to 1,600 mg per dose, and also to extend the follow-up period from the originally planned 3.2 years to 4.5 years, so that effects of the dosage increase could be captured adequately.

Meanwhile, LEARN commenced at about the same time. That meant that less than 3 years later, both studies were hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated disruptions. Many study sites shut down, and the investigators had to resort to home infusions in some places to keep the study going. Aisen and Sperling acknowledged that these issues complicated data collection, analysis, and interpretation. But there was no suggestion that these problems might have obscured a genuine beneficial effect from solanezumab.

Taken together, said Sperling, the results from A4 and LEARN indicate that “amyloid reduction may be necessary to slow progression even at the stage of preclinical [Alzheimer’s disease].”

Jul 17, 2023

Renzo Piano wraps Istanbul Modern in facade “evocative of fish scales”

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Italian architecture studio Renzo Piano Building Workshop has completed the landmark Istanbul Modern museum, which is its first project in Turkey.

Over 10,000 square metres in size, Istanbul Modern is an art museum on Karaköy waterfront, a historic area in Istanbul where the Bosphorus and Golden Horn waterways meet.

It has a top-heavy form made up of three stacked rectilinear volumes, designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop to evoke the shape of a ship.

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