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US Startup Challenges Japan to Giant Robot Battle

They’ve been popularized in movies, television and video games, but giant fighting robots still haven’t left the realm of science fiction. That will soon change. Megabots Inc., an Oakland, California-based startup, has built a 15-foot mechanical gladiator called the Mark II and challenged a Japanese firm to an international battle …

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Astronomers Measure Wind Speeds of 8,690Kmph on Exoplanet

An exoplanet located about 63 light-years away has winds reaching a staggering 8,690kmph, around 20 times faster than ever recorded on Earth, according to the first ever weather map of a planet outside our solar system. The finding by researchers at University of Warwick in the UK is the first …

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World’s First ‘Porous’ Liquid Can Filter Carbon Emissions

In a breakthrough, scientists have developed the world’s first ‘porous’ liquid that can potentially be used to capture harmful carbon emissions to prevent them from entering the Earth’s atmosphere. Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast in UK, along with colleagues at the University of Liverpool and other, international partners, invented the …

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Drug That Could Limit Spread of Deadly Brain Tumours

Researchers have identified a drug that works to limit the spread of glioblastoma — the most common primary tumour of the brain and central nervous system which is also regarded as one of the most aggressive of all cancers. The drug propentofylline or PPF, targets a protein called TROY. It …

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Hoping to Find Life on Other Planets, Astronomers Start on Giant Chile Telescope

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet put hammer to stone on an Andean mountaintop on Wednesday evening to mark the start of construction for one of the world’s most advanced telescopes, an instrument that may help shed light on the possibility of life on distant planets. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT), scheduled …

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‘Superduck’ Dinosaur Provides Insight Into Elaborate Head Crests

In a warm, lush environment near a meandering river 79.5 million years ago in Montana, a dinosaur nicknamed “Superduck” munched on leaves and kept a lookout for predators related to Tyrannosaurus rex that might threaten its herd. Scientists on Wednesday announced the discovery of fossils of the dinosaur they named …

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Isro’s GSAT-18 Communication Satellite Successfully Launched on Ariane 5 Rocket

An Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully put into orbit by Ariane 5 rocket belonging to French company Arianespace on Thursday, Indian space agency said. The rocket lifted off from its spaceport in Kourou (French Guiana). According to Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro) its Master Control Facility (MCF) at Hassan …

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Prototype of Implantable Artificial Kidney Developed

Scientists have developed a coffee-cup-sized prototype of a surgically implantable artificial kidney that uses a silicon nanofilter to remove toxins, salts and other molecules from the blood. The advance could be a promising alternative to kidney transplantation or dialysis for people with end stage renal disease (ESRD), researchers said. “We …

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Artificial Intelligence Can Find and Map Poverty, Researchers Say

A new technique using artificial intelligence to read satellite images could aid efforts to eradicate global poverty by indicating where help is needed most, a team of US researchers said on Thursday. The method would assist governments and charities trying to fight poverty but lacking precise and reliable information on …

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In Case You Missed It, SpaceX Successfully Launched Another Satellite

SpaceX’s eighth launch this year proved successful Sunday morning, when a Falcon 9 rocket landed on the “Of Course I Still Love You” droneship after launching a Japanese communications satellite into orbit. The whole launch went relatively quickly and seemingly without any issues. The white rocket launched from Cape Canaveral …

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