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2016
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Dec
2016

Is RNA splicing the key to a longer and healthier life?

Harvard researchers have found a link between the RNA splicing process and aging, which could lead ...

Thanks to advances in medical science over the past century, humans have never lived longer than we do right now. But longer doesn't necessarily mean healthier, and those who reach the ripe old age of 100 might spend almost half their life battling age-related chronic disease. Now, a Harvard team has discovered a link between aging and a core biological process known as RNA splicing, which may be manipulated to not only increase our lifespan, but help us stay healthier for longer.

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Category: Biology

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Dec
2016

New telescope chip could help spy on alien worlds

A new optical chip could help block the light of stars to better see planets around ...

One of the central reasons exoplanets around distant stars can be so hard to spot directly is because the light of their parent star is so much brighter than the light being reflected by the plant it tends to block them from view. Scientists at Australian National University (ANU) have come up with a new optical chip that can be used with a telescope to help resolve the picture.

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Category: Space

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Dec
2016

Apple airs new ‘Romeo and Juliet’ ad showcasing the iPhone 7’s camera

Apple on Monday night posted a new iPhone 7 commercial it’s calling ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ The ad, which aired during Monday Night Football, highlights the video recording capabilities of the company’s latest handset. The spot opens with two children acting out a scene from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. It looks very movie-esque, until the camera zooms out and you see...

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Dec
2016
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2016

RRAM could give “rise” to more energy efficient 3D chips

Pioneered by Stanford engineers a few years ago, resistive random-access memory (RRAM) is an emerging type of computer memory based on a new semiconductor material that relies on temperature and voltage to store data. While it's proven faster and more energy efficient than current technology, exactly how RRAM works remained a mystery. Now, a Stanford team has used a new tool to investigate the chips and found the optimal temperature range was lower than expected, paving the way for more efficient memory.

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Category: Electronics

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5
Dec
2016

Gearing up space robots with metallic glass

Bulk metallic glass, a metal alloy, doesn't get brittle in extreme cold

In a quest to give robots human-like grace even in the frozen wastes of space, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California is looking at exotic gears made out of exotic materials. In a pair of papers, technologist Douglas Hofmann and his team describe how high-precision gears made of Bulk Metallic Glass (BMG) could lead to more graceful robots that cost less to build.

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Category: Robotics

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