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  • Too Cloudy? Change the Weather with New Photo-Editing Tech

    Normally, photographers would need to invest in expensive software, such as Adobe Photoshop, in order to make these types of changes to a photograph, said James Hays, an assistant professor of computer science at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, who developed the new algorithm. For…

    LiveScience.com
  • Senegalese WHO doctor with Ebola arrives for treatment in Germany

    A Senegalese doctor who contracted Ebola while working for the World Health Organisation (WHO)in Sierra Leone arrived in Hamburg on Wednesday for treatment at a tropical medicine unit, becoming Germany's first patient with the disease. At a news conference on Wednesday the clinic's tropical…

    Reuters
  • StartX And QB3 Open A Biotech Lab In Palo Alto

    StartX, the nonprofit accelerator program spun out of Stanford University, is opening a biotech laboratory in conjunction with QB3, the institute focused on molecular biology research at the University of California. The StartX-QB3 Labs consist of a 2,000-foot lab space connected to the rest of the…

    TechCrunch
  • Japan lab unable to replicate 'stem cell' findings: report

    Researchers in Japan have been unable to replicate experiments that were hailed earlier this year as a "game-changer" in the quest to grow transplant tissue, amid claims evidence was faked, a report said Wednesday. In a scandal that rocked Japan's scientific establishment, Riken -- a research…

    AFP
  • SpaceX delays launch after test rocket explosion

    Space Exploration Technologies will delay the launch of its next Falcon 9 rocket by up to two weeks following Friday's explosion of a related prototype vehicle during a flight test, officials said on Tuesday. The privately owned company, also known as SpaceX, had planned to launch a communications…

    Reuters
  • High school students can now design and run experiments on satellites

    Ardusat revealed its educational platform today, which provides tools for teachers to integrate Ardusat's small satellites into their curriculum.

    Gigaom
  • Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Will Soon Reveal Its Secrets

    As archaeologists continue to clear dirt and stone slabs from the entrance of a huge tomb in Greece, excitement is building over what excavators may find inside. It has been quietly revealed over the last two years, during excavations at the Kasta Hill site in ancient Amphipolis in the Macedonian…

    LiveScience.com
  • Group files petition to idle coastal nuke plant

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An environmental group asked federal regulators Tuesday to idle California's last operating nuclear plant to review whether its reactors can withstand strong shaking from nearby earthquake faults.

    Associated Press
  • U.S. says non-allergic peanut moves closer to commercial reality

    By Ros Krasny WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new method for removing allergens from peanuts means help could soon be on the way for the roughly 2.8 million Americans with a potentially life-threatening allergy to the popular food, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Tuesday. In a blog post, the…

    Reuters
  • Agribusiness ETFs Wither as Farmers Tigthen Belts

    The agribusiness industry and related exchange traded funds could continue to fall behind the broader market as U.S. farmers face a significant drop in income after a bumper crop year sent grain prices ...

    ETF Trends
  • Researchers are cracking text analysis one dataset at a time

    A handful of new research projects from Google, IBM and the Allen Institute for AI highlight the ongoing quest to build computer systems capable of analyzing written language based on understanding concepts ...

    Gigaom
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    Greek Archaeologists Enter Large Underground Tomb

    Archaeologists excavating an ancient tomb under a massive burial mound in northern Greece have entered the underground structure, which appears to have been looted in antiquity. The Culture Ministry said Monday that archaeologists have partially investigated the antechamber of the tomb at…

    Wochit
  • Historic Mate-Demate Tower Used to Lift Space Shuttles Being Demolished

    The historic steel tower that for 30 years was used to mount NASA space shuttles atop jumbo jets to fly them cross-country after they landed in California is now being demolished. The gantry-like, gray and red Mate-Demate Device (MDD) at the NASA Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center…

    SPACE.com
  • Teens with Depression Benefit from 'Collaborative Care'

    For teenagers with depression, finding and sticking with an effective treatment strategy can be an uphill battle. Their families often struggle to find a professional who can treat depression in adolescents, is accepting new patients and is covered by their insurance. "Right now, we don't do a very…

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  • Is There a Better Way to Measure Earthquakes?

    Earthquakes aren't measured linearly, but in orders of magnitude. Which means a 6.1 magnitude quake like the one that shook Northern California over the weekend is about twice as big as the 5.8 earthquake that rattled Washington, D.C., in 2011—and nearly three times as strong in terms of the amount…

    The Atlantic
  • [video] Steve Jurvetson's space dreams

    Steve Jurvetson, DJF partner, shows us his collection of space mission memorabilia, which he keeps as a mini museum at his office. Jurvetson enthusiastically supports Space X and it's missions to space, ...

    CNBC
  • Happiness study draws frowns from critics

    By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - A high-profile 2013 study that concluded that different kinds of happiness are associated with dramatically different patterns of gene activity is fatally flawed, according to an analysis published on Monday which tore into its target with language rarely seen…

    Reuters
  • Cornell Scientists Create ‘Robo Brain’ to Teach Robots to Learn from Humans

    Two researchers have created “Robo Brain” — a large-scale computational system that learns from publicly available Internet resources — to teach robots how humans naturally behave. The exclusive data bank for robots will help the machines learn how to find keys, pour a drink, put away dishes, and…

    Yahoo Tech
  • Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa

    Ancient stone artifacts recently excavated from Saudi Arabia possess similarities to items of about the same age in Africa — a discovery that could provide clues to how humans dispersed out of Africa, researchers say. Modern humans originated about 200,000 years ago in Africa. "Understanding how we…

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