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Aug 10, 2018

New Type Of Lung Cell Has Been Discovered

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Researchers discover new type of lung cell.

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Aug 10, 2018

Reconstrução de filmes apenas através da atividade cerebral humana

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Aug 10, 2018

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 20 Series, Titan RTX and RTX 2080 Performance Rumors

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A new rumor has suggested that NVIDIA will be using the new GeForce RTX branding on their upcoming GeForce 20 series graphics card lineup.

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Aug 9, 2018

Spinning heat shield for future spacecraft

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A University of Manchester PhD student has developed a prototype flexible heat shield for spacecraft that could reduce the cost of space travel and even aid future space missions to Mars.

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Aug 9, 2018

NASA picks 13 companies to envision the future of orbital human spaceflight

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Thirteen companies, including Boeing and Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin space venture, will be doing studies for NASA on the future of commercial human spaceflight in low Earth orbit.

All of the studies are due in December, and are supposed to cost no more than $1 million each. NASA still has to negotiate the contract amounts with the study groups, but it expects the total cost of the effort to come in at around $11 million.

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Aug 8, 2018

Upcoming Perseid Meteor Shower Will Decorate Sky

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Watch this preview of the Perseid Meteror shower that’ll blaze through the sky this weekend.

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Aug 7, 2018

Research reveals molecular details of sperm-egg fusion

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The fusion of a sperm cell with an egg cell is the very first step in the process that leads to new individuals in sexually reproducing species. Fundamental as this process may be, scientists are only now beginning to understand the complexities of how it works.

In a paper published in PLOS Biology, researchers have described the detailed of proteins that enable sperm-egg fusion in two different species: a flowering plant and a protozoan. The researchers hope that revealing the process in these species and their relatives might bring scientists a step closer to understanding it across sexual species, including humans and other vertebrates.

“It’s surprising to me that we still don’t know how a human sperm fuses with a human egg,” said Mark Johnson, an associate professor of biology at Brown University and a study co-author. “One of the things we hope this paper will do is establish a structural signature for the proteins that make gamete fusion work in these species so that we might be able to look for it in species where those protein mechanisms are still unknown.”

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Aug 7, 2018

Let slow-growth forests recover before logging once more

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Loggers need to control their appetite for slow-growing trees to spare the Amazon rainforest from deforestation.

A new study by Ph.D. student J. Aaron Hogan points to changes in tree composition in a long-term study site in French Guiana to sound the alarm.

“We’re approaching a threshold where we’re forced to make some difficult decisions,” Hogan said. “Do we feed into demand for these tropical hardwoods? Or do we stick to our guns and say you can’t log any more until this stand is regenerated.”

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Aug 7, 2018

How many people make a good city? It’s not the size that matters, but how you use it

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Australia’s population clock is, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, steadily ticking away at an overall total population increase of one person every 1 minute and 23 seconds. It’s set to tick over to 25 million around 11pm tonight.

Many are debating what the ideal population is for a country like Australia. But because most of this growth is concentrated in our big cities, perhaps we should be thinking less about that and more about the ideal of a . Historically, there have been many theories on what this would be.

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Aug 7, 2018

Bizarre Rogue ‘Planet’ with Incredible Auroras Puzzles Scientists

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The object has caught scientists’ eyes by being strange in multiple different ways.

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