Science Fiction Inspiration for the Week ending February 7, 2016

I found links on the following science topics. I’ve gotten better at coding.
You can click on the headings to open see the links in a new tab, or use them
to navigate the full blog post.

Transportation     Space Race     Astronomy

Physics     Cybersecurity     Data Management

Random Tidbits     Health Research     Paleontology

Gadgets     Environment     Singularity

Green Technology     Open Source     Biology

Wildlife     Evolution

Transportation

MIT wins design competition for Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

Space Race

China Just Released True Color HD Photos Of The Moon

NASA’s New Planetary Defense Office Gets to Work Protecting Earth

NASA is making a data modem driven by light

Robotic Comet Lander Philae Says Good-Bye

Luxembourg hits on goldmine, in space

NASA Releases Awesome 360-Degree Interactive Video Of Mars

Astronomy

Earth was created by two planets colliding, scientists conclude

Pluto’s Surface Has a Surprising Amount of Water Ice (Photo)

The Sun’s Magnetic Field Is a Beautifully Complicated Riddle

Physics

Muonium – the most exotic atom?

Following Time’s Arrow to the Universe’s Biggest Mystery

Physicists investigate the structure of time, with implications for quantum mechanics and philosophy

Scientists to inject fuel in experimental fusion device in search of clean form of nuclear power

Artificial Graphene: Physicists Create Artificial Graphene-Like Structure

After 100 years, scientists are finally closing in on Einstein’s ripples

China’s ‘man-made sun’ sees groundbreaking progress

Canadian scientists edge toward room temperature superconductors

Cybersecurity

U.S. and European Negotiators Near Deadline for Data Transfer Deal

Biometrics Institute revises its Biometrics Privacy Guidelines

Important new properties of superconductivity have been discovered

Data Management

3D Touch Opens A New Dimension Of User Interaction

Microsoft Plumbs Ocean’s Depths to Test Underwater Data Center

Researchers are a step closer to creating an untraceable ‘quantum Internet’

Random Tidbits

Windows 95 running natively in your browser is a sight to behold This is worth checking out for historical research or notalgia buffs.

Health Research

These male mice don’t have Y chromosomes, but they had babies anyway, which may help with human fertility treatments.

New Procedure Helps Wounded Vet Father a Child

The remote-controlled implant that uses electric shocks to ‘wake up’ weak muscles… and relieve chronic back pain

Watch: How to make artificial neurons that grow

Discovery Of Mechanism That Enables Bacteria To Elude Antibiotics

‘Lifespan Machine’ Probes Cause Of Aging

NHS to use drones to help chemical, bio and nuke response teams

Chronic pain may be linked to genetic changes in the immune system

New insights into DNA repair could improve drugs that block cancer cell growth

New Plan to Treat Schizophrenia Is Worth Added Cost, Study Says

Acoustic Tweezers Manipulate Live Cells for 3D Bioprinting

The Brains Of Patients With Schizophrenia Vary Depending On The Type Of Schizophrenia

DNA Got a Kid Kicked Out of School—And It’ll Happen Again

U.K. Scientists Given Green Light To Edit Human Embryos

Researchers Test Microbe Wipe To Promote Babies’ Health After C-Sections First pets’ dander helps build children’s immunity and now I find out that
Mom’s microbes in her birth canal does the same too!

Long-Term Pot Use May Make Word Recall Tougher

These stem cells might repair tiny skulls

Could cannabis ease period pains? New drug-infused vaginal capsules ‘deliver pain relief without the high’

A ‘gap in the armor’ of DNA may allow enzyme to trigger cancer-causing mutations, IU study finds

Did interbreeding with Neanderthals strengthen our immune system?

Curing disease by repairing faulty genes

Simple memory test that costs just a few pence ‘can give warning of dementia up to two years before full onset of the disease’

Canadian ‘dream team’ to probe stem-cell link to brain cancer

New Technique Extends Lifespan Of Mice By Up To 35 Percent

From a persistent cough to a sore that won’t heal… experts reveal the 10 ‘red flag’ symptoms that mean YOU could have cancer

Three-Parent Babies Should Be Approved In The U.S. For Boys, Says Report

Johnson & Johnson, Viacyte testing possible diabetes cure

Former military tool to target prostate cancer

Paleontology

Could Volcanoes in India have Actually Killed the Dinosaurs?

The Prehistoric Buzz Shark Has a Modern-Day Hero in Artist Ray Troll

Gadgets

Apple Has Secret Team Working on Virtual Reality Headset

The Step Needed to Make Virtual Reality More Real

Virtual Reality in 2016: 4 Stats Everyone Should Know

Environment

Decades-long heatwaves may hit Europe as climate change bites

Singularity

World’s first ‘robot run’ farm to open in Japan

Robotic fingers with a gentle touch

Is technology causing us to ‘evolve’ into a new SPECIES? Expert believes super humans called Homo optimus will talk to machines and be ‘digitally immortal’ by 2050

Scammers and Spammers: Inside Online Dating’s Sex Bot Con Job

Humans Will Accept Robots as Helpers, But Not as Robotic Overlords

The Rich Are Already Using Robo-Advisers, and That Scares Banks

A new MIT computer chip could allow your smartphone to do complex AI tasks

Green Technology

Solar and wind power is thriving despite the low oil price

Turning good vibrations into energy, says new Research

Forget wind turbines: Artificial trees could produce power from the breeze and the sound of city streets, claim scientists

Morocco to switch on first phase of world’s largest solar plant

Open Source

Beyond Open Access And Open Data: Open Science — And No Patents

Biology

Have Researchers Really Found Life Within Earth’s Mantle?

Wildlife

Scientists launch drones, send sniffer dogs to detect invasive species

So, Dutch Cops Are Teaching Majestic Eagles to Hunt Drones

Evolution

Butterflies Forty Million Years Before Butterflies

Ancient wildebeest cousin boasted bizarre dinosaur-like nose

What spawned life on Earth? Scientists propose new theory involving methanol

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