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Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth’s surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions. A revised calculation of how greenhouse gases drive up the planet’s temperature reduces the range of possible end-of-century outcomes by more than half, researchers said in the report, published in

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How the iPhone’s Health app helped authorities gather details about a brutal murder – BGR

Apple’s Health app, which has come standard with iOS for years now, has the ability to track a user’s daily steps and other types of physical activity. And as it turns out, data from the suspect’s Health app may help corroborate police theories as to when and how the aforementioned crimes were committed. Specifically, data gleaned from Hussein K’s Health

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US to ‘carefully’ review GM request on autonomous car: Chao

Detroit (AFP) – Regulators will “carefully and responsibly” review General Motors’ request to test an autonomous car without a steering wheel, US Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said Sunday. “It is now coming to the stage with the rapid advancement of self-driving technology that this request is now a reality,” Chao said on the sidelines of the Detroit Auto Show. “So

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New IVF technique is ‘most exciting advance in 40 years’ | Daily Mail Online

The developing embryos are photographed while in incubators every 10 to 20 minutes and then sent to a computer to rank the eggs using algorithms. Research including 24,000 documented treatments led by leading fertility expert Professor Simon Fishel compared IVF babies born with and without the new technique. Parents Paul and Paula Chapman were the first to use the new

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World’s first human head transplant a success

–the world’s first human head transplant has allegedly been performed on a corpse in an 18 hour operation which successfully connected the spine, nerves and blood vessels of two people. The operation was carried out by a team led by Dr Xiaoping Ren of Harbin Medical University, China, who last year successfully grafted a head onto the body of a monkey.

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Lockheed Martin developing high-energy laser for jets

–Lockheed Martin is working to develop a high-power fiber laser for fighter jets. Under a $26.3 million contract from the Air Force Research Lab, the firm will design and produce a directed energy system for aircraft, with plans to test the technology by 2021. The move comes after a series of successful tests with similar systems in ground-based platforms –

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Scientists Use New Crispr System to Edit RNA in Human Cells 

–Researchers said they created a new Crispr-based system to edit RNA instead of DNA in human cells, offering a way around some of the ethical and scientific challenges associated with editing the genome and helping advance a new avenue to potentially treat diseases. Scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard repurposed the Cas13 enzyme in the Crispr system to target

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