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Scientists want to bring 22 animals back from extinction · TheJournal.ie

They chose the animals using the following criteria: Are the species desirable – do they hold an important ecological function or are they beloved by humans? Are the species practical choices – do we have access to tissue that could … Continue reading

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Pentagon weapons-maker finds method for cheap, clean water | Reuters

A defense contractor better known for building jet fighters and lethal missiles says it has found a way to slash the amount of energy needed to remove salt from seawater, potentially making it vastly cheaper to produce clean water at … Continue reading

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Graphene Breakthrough — One Photon Can Be Converted Into Multiple Electrons – CleanTechnica

A paradigm shift in the materials industry is likely within the near-future as a variety of unique materials replaces those that we commonly use today, such as plastics. Among these new materials, graphene stands out. The single-atom-thick sheet of pure … Continue reading

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A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel – Science – News – The Independent

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception. via A sensational breakthrough: … Continue reading

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Scientists Identify Protein that Blocks HIV, Ebola, Nipah, Other Pathogenic Viruses | Medicine | Sci-News.com

U.S. scientists led by Prof Genhong Cheng of the University of California Los Angeles have identified a natural protein with broad virus-fighting properties that could be used against deadly pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and … Continue reading

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Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday. via Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer.

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Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide : Nature News & Comment

Cancer researchers have pinned down a molecule that can kick-start the body’s own tumour-destroying systems, triggering cell death in cancerous but not healthy tissue in mice. via Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide : Nature News & Comment.

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Kepler Space Telescope Data Reveals Billions Of Earth-Like Planets Near Earth

If ET phones home today, his long distance charge might not be as much as people believed when Steven Spielberg’s classic film came out three decades ago.That’s because recent data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope suggests that billions of Earth-like … Continue reading

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New Asteroid-Mining Company Aims to Spur Space Settlement | Space.com

A new asteroid-mining company launches Tuesday with the goal of helping humanity expand across the solar system by tapping the vast riches of space rocks.The new firm, called Deep Space Industries, Inc., announced today Jan. 22 that it plans to … Continue reading

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Mars Rover Finds Intriguing New Evidence of Water

Delighted members of the Curiosity science team announced Tuesday that the rover was now in a virtual “candy store” of scientific targets—the lowest point of Gale crater, called Yellowknife Bay, is filled with many different materials that could have been … Continue reading

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