Science Fiction Inspiration for the Week ending March 6, 2016

Here’s this week’s trending science articles. You can click the headings to see the topics you want or click the more tabe to see the full list. I hope my fellow writers find something useful and/or inspiring here. I’m just collecting things to feed my personal well.

Digital Economy    Data Management    Space Race

Astronomy    Green Technology    Health Research

Medical Marijuana    Environment    Gadgets

Cybersecurity    Singularity    Paleontology

Evolution    Physics    Weapons Technology

Archaeology    Online Privacy

Digital Economy

Haldane Pushes Bank of England to Probe Future of Cash

Data Management

How IBM Is Hoping To Close The Massive Big Data And Analytics Skills Gap

EMC Unveils DSSD D5: A Quantum Leap In Flash Storage

Space Race

Powerful Laser Could Blast Spacecraft to Mars in 3 Days (Video)

NASA invites India to jointly explore Mars, send astronauts

‘Music’ Heard by Apollo 10 Astronauts at the Moon Not from Aliens

Researchers say they’ve figured out the best way to find intelligent extraterrestrial life

Virgin Galactic to Unveil Improved Space Plane


Fast radio bursts: Scientists hear ‘huge’, mysterious and repeating signal from deep in space

Cosmic Voids May Contain 20 Per Cent Of Universe’s ‘Normal’ Matter: Study

Green Technology

Scientists perform key step in the water-splitting reaction with 100 percent efficiency

Low-energy biological supercomputers could be the next big thing

Canadian made bio supercomputer fashioned from inspiration and rum

How to Make Electric Vehicles That Actually Reduce Carbon

US agency reaches ‘holy grail’ of battery storage sought by Elon Musk and Gates

Health Research

A blind woman has regained sight following a controversial stem cell treatment

Virtual reality ‘heroin cave’ aimed at helping addicts kick habit

Hard Exercise Can Boost Brain Chemicals Sapped by Depression

Truvada approved for HIV prevention in Canada

Genetic testing may encourage unrealistic expectations, research says

Antibiotic-resistant pathogens: Fighting infections with viruses

Chronic stress enhances cancer spread through lymphatic system

Grey hair gene discovered by scientists

Scientists enhance technique Of Gene-Editing Technology: CRISPR

Scientists ‘find cancer’s Achilles heel’

Scientists find regular aspirin use lowers overall cancer risk

Could You Hack Your Brain To Get More Motivated?

Dal scientists develops technique that enhances gene therapy and makes it safe

Canada to use social media data to detect mental illness

Medical Marijuana

Cannabis use linked to worse treatment outcomes for psychosis patients


Climate change is wreaking havoc on our mental health, experts say

Canada will feel climate extremes if emissions don’t change: Scientists

Deep-ocean sound waves may aid tsunami detection

Revamped satellite data shows no pause in global warming


Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition can be pre-ordered for $3,000

Google Patents Physical Books Based On Augmented Reality


Innovations In Cybersecurity At RSA 2016


Video shows robot walking through snow, dealing with rude people

Scientists discover how to ‘upload knowledge to your brain’

Google’s Self-Driving Car Crashed Into A Bus


An unidentified fossilised bone in a museum has revealed the size of a fearsome abelisaur and may have solved a hundred-year old puzzle.


Super-fast evolving fish splitting into two species in same lake


Physicist Discovers New 2D Material That Could Upstage Graphene

Weapons Technology

U.S. Army Could Begin Using Laser Weapons By 2023 There’s probably some military sci-fi fans looking forward to this.


Mutation Associated With Colorectal Cancer Found In 18th Century Mummy

Scientists gear up to drill into ‘ground zero’ of the impact that killed the dinosaurs

Online Privacy

UK spying laws: Re-drafted Investigatory Powers Bill expands police power to look at people’s entire internet history


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