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  • New metamaterial is proved to be the world’s first to achieve the performance predicted by theoretical bounds

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    Called Isomax, the beauty of this solid foam—in this case loosely defined as a combination of a stiff substance and air pockets—lay in the geometry within. Instead of the typical assemblage of bubbles or a honeycomb arrangement, the ordered cells were set apart by walls forming the shapes of pyramids with three sides and a […]

  • Tuberculosis-resistant cows developed for the first time using CRISPR technology

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    CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology has been used for the first time to successfully produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis. “We used a novel version of the CRISPR system called CRISPR/Cas9n to successfully insert a tuberculosis resistance gene, called NRAMP1, into the cow genome. We were then able to successfully develop live cows carrying […]

  • Over 100 new blood pressure genes could provide targets for treating hypertension

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    Scientists have found 107 new gene regions associated with high blood pressure, potentially enabling doctors to identify at-risk patients and target treatments. The study led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and Imperial College London, suggests that by using genetic testing, doctors could target medication to certain high blood pressure (hypertension) patients and advise […]

  • Trump hits 51% disapproval rating after 8 days, faster than any president in modern history.

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    According to a Gallup poll. Gallup tracks daily the percentage of Americans who approve or disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president. Daily results are based on telephone interviews with approximately 1,500 national adults; Margin of error is ±3 percentage points.

  • Paleontologists Find 450 Million Year Old Fossilized Trilobite Eggs

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    Left: ventrally preserved specimen of the Ordovician trilobite Triarthrus eatoni showing nine eggs in the specimen’s left genal angle; scale bar – 5 mm. Right: close up of the egg-bearing region from the specimen; scale bar – 2 mm (top); scanning electron microscopy (SEM) image of the eggs from the specimen (bottom). Image credit: Thomas […]

  • Scientists find brain hormone that triggers fat burning

    TSRI Assistant Professor Surpriya Srinivasan (left) and TSRI Research Associate Lavinia Palamiuc led the new study. Date: January 27, 2017 Biologists have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development. Source: The Scripps Research Institute http://www.scripps.edu/news/press/2017/20170127srinivasan.html Biologists at […]

  • Cyanogen is shutting all current services “no later than” 31 Dec

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    As part of the ongoing consolidation of Cyanogen, all services and Cyanogen-supported nightly builds will be discontinued no later than 12/31/16. The open source project and source code will remain available for anyone who wants to build CyanogenMod personally. Source: Cyanogen As the greater part of us are focusing on our long occasion end of […]

  • Breaking: FBI probes FDIC hack linked to China’s military – according to sources.

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    The FBI is looking into how hackers infiltrated PCs at the Federal government Deposit Insurance Company for quite some time from 2010 in a breach older FDIC officials consider was sponsored by China’s armed forces, people with understanding of the problem said. The security breach, where hackers gained usage of dozens of PCs like the […]

  • Jakarta Apple Research and Development Centre Could be on the Horizon

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    Apple are looking to increase the work that they do in Indonesia and this could begin with the American firm implementing a research and development centre in Jakarta, however, the location of the centre and any plans still need to be finalised. The plan is being finalised by the Industry Ministry and the Communication and […]