Science Fiction Inspiration for the Week ending July 3, 2016

My pick of the week is an article on the, the science used during the Battle of the Somme. Attending to the wounded created medical techniques that are still in use today! You can click the headings for the topics that interest you or else the more tab to see the entire list.

Pick of the Week    Singularity    Cybersecurity

Data Management    Environment    Space Race

Archaeology    Astronomy    Health Research

Sexual Health    Reproductive Health    Psychology

Medical Marijuana    Neuroscience    Data Management

Physics    Wildlife    Anthropology

Geology    Green Technology    Evolution

Weapons Development    Gadgets    Virtual Reality

Pick of the Week

One Hundred Years On: The Science Of The Somme


The moral dilemma of programming self-driving cars

World’s First Robot Lawyer Helps 160,000 People Void Their Parking Tickets

Get served by this tennis-instructing drone

The technology behind the Tesla crash, explained


Trend Micro says ‘Godless’ android malware distributing quickly in India

So Hey You Should Stop Using Texts for Two-Factor Authentication

Norton launches privacy app to protect users over unsecured Wi-Fi connections

Passwords often a ‘weak point’ for consumers in cyber security

What Is The Dark Web?

Top security researcher recommends you only buy Nexus or Samsung devices

Data Management

Google’s underwater internet cable connecting US and Japan is about to go live


Research Shows Importance of Gravel-Bed Rivers

Caribbean Sea Whistles Loudly, Mysterious Sound Could Be Heard From Space

Pretty pink snow actually a terrible sign for glaciers

Alberta trains dogs to detect species like mussels in Alberta’s waterways

From fire breaks to fire hazards: Human activity and climate change are transforming the world’s peatlands

Super-slow circulation allowed world’s oceans to store huge amounts of carbon during last ice age

Global air pollution crisis ‘must not be left to private sector’

Thanks to climate change, the Arctic is turning green

Ancient Waters Are Keeping the Southern Ocean Cool

Geothermal energy going unused in B.C.

Climate change: Breached 400 ppm CO2 levels in atmosphere to remain for our lifetime, say scientists

The Window for Avoiding a Dangerous Climate Change Has Closed

Amazon Rainforest Could Be Set For An Intense Wildfire Season Driven By El Niño

Space Race

Starpoint teacher to tweet for NASA

China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station

Former NASA executive plans ISS replacement with private space station

NASA tests booster for world’s most powerful rocket

Can we really grow crops on Mars? New research proves we can

NASA Watchdog Criticizes Handling of Probe Into Failed 2015 SpaceX Rocket Launch

‘Safe to eat’: Food grown in fake Mars soil won’t kill you, but researchers don’t know how it will taste

Curiosity rover’s sand-dune studies yield surprise

Rosetta Space Probe Set To Crash-Land on Comet September 30

New Horizons Receives Mission Extension to Kuiper Belt, Dawn to Remain at Cere

NASA Confirms New Horizons Is Hurtling Towards Some Barren Space Rock Named 2014 MU69


Scientists decode 2,000-Year-Old ‘Antikythera Mechanism’ Astronomy Computer

Did Prehistoric People Watch the Stars Through This 6,000 Year Old ‘Telescope’?

Study Reveals Shocking Ways British Anatomists Used To Obtain Child Corpses

What a Toilet Shows About Life During the American Revolution


Successful first observations of galactic center with GRAVITY

Overacheiving Hubble mission gets five more years

Seeds of black holes could be revealed by gravitational waves detected in space

Curiosity sees hint of Earth-like atmosphere on ancient Mars

World’s fastest probe, Juno, raring to unravel mysteries of Jupiter

Moon Discovered Around Dwarf Planet Makemake Reveals Its Secrets

Surface of Mercury was formed deep inside planet, scientists say

Opal stone found in Meteorite recovered from Antarctica reveal asteroids brought water to Earth

Ceres’ Bright Spot Could Actually Be Salt Volcanoes

Luminous beauty of Jupiter’s auroras revealed by Hubble telescope

Health Research

Doctors Get Creative To Soothe Tech-Savvy Kids Before Surgery

Heart Attack More Likely to Kill Diabetics Than Non-Diabetics

China forcing prisoners to donate organs for black market

Scientist claims he’s discovered a magnetic ‘sixth sense’ in humans

E-cigarettes ‘raise the risk of infection by damaging hundreds of genes in the immune system’

Cancer Prevention: A Healthy Lifestyle May Reduce Incidence Rate Up To 45%

Spotting them from space

Men are less likely to use a condom if their partner is ‘very attractive,’ study suggests

NIH researchers develop clinical-grade stem cells to advance research in regenerative medicine

Exercise helps kids learn, expert panel finds

Blocking key enzyme can halt Parkinson’s

Hope for millions of arthritis sufferers as scientists find ‘cure’ – thanks to COWS

‘Wear sunglasses even when’s it’s cloudy’: We reveal the ultimate do’s and don’ts when it comes to protecting your eyes

1st successful 3D printed spinal implant operation conducted in China

Deep brain stimulation can improve Parkinson’s symptoms by 70%

Regenerative Medicine redefining the practice

Global heart valves market to grow at a CAGR of 14.28% during the period 2016-2020 according to new research report

Ibuprofen ‘disables’ Ebola virus

Targeted molecular therapy reduces initial development of NAFLD in mice

Zika: Current Diagnostic Criteria Inadequate for Newborns

You Might Never Need Another Root Canal With This New Kind of Filling

Researchers have discovered a new life form in our saliva, and it’s linked to human disease

Gut bacteria spotted eating brain chemicals for the first time

The science is in: exercise won’t help you lose much weight

New biomaterial developed for injectable neuronal control

Growing Pains for Field of Epigenetics as Some Call for Overhaul

Sexual Health

Most Women Prefer to Go Bare, Citing Hygiene (and Baffling Doctors)

Insurance won’t pay for women to have pleasurable sex

Reproductive Health

Smartphone contraceptive apps rarely work and can cause unplanned pregnancy, scientists warn

Paracetamol in pregnancy may be linked to autism


To Help A Criminal Go Straight, Help Him Change How He Thinks

Hovering parents may harm kids

Medical Marijuana

Scientists claim the US government is still limiting cannabis research

The beauty of sun grown cannabis

Marijuana compound removes toxic Alzheimer’s protein from the brain

Ottawa vows strict regulation of recreational marijuana


Neuroscience of bullying: Why do some find it rewarding?

Data Management

Why Investments In Big Data And Analytics Are Not Yet Paying Off


Physicists just confirmed a pear-shaped nucleus, and it could ruin time travel forever


‘Horrific’ First Amphibious Centipede Discovered

Animals ‘inherit’ their social network from their mothers, study shows

Lacking Brains, Plants Can Still Make Good Judgments About Risks

Goodbye Penguins? Antarctica Could Lose Its Adélie Penguins Due To Climate Change


Could this skull rewrite human history? 37,000-year-old cranium found in Borneo may be evidence that ancient Aborigines were not the first to settle in Pacific island

These creepy carnivorous worms make caves look like the night sky


Helium shortage could be solved by new life-saving discovery

Green Technology

Scientists Test Bamboo as Building Material

Best used car deals are plug-in vehicles

Ocean Cleanup Could Clean Up Oceans With 62-Mile Barrier


Bird wings from Age of Dinosaurs found trapped in amber

Humans did wipe out real-life ‘hobbits’, say scientists

Weapons Development

Terrifying Laser Bazooka Is Like a Handheld Death Star

AI Repeatedly Beats Colonel In Aerial Combat Simulations


This intelligent tape measure may be the world’s smartest

Virtual Reality

We’ve tried out the new deadmau5 VR Cardboard app



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