July 2015

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Learn some AMAZING dog facts in our new video! asapscience.com/videos/dogs [Comic via Andertoons]

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New research published in Nature Neuroscience indicates that the neuron-specific LSD1 variant (LSD1n) promotes transcription initiation and elongation in response to neuronal activity. LSD1n is essential for spatial learning and long-term memory formation.,,
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New research published in Nature Neuroscience indicates that the neuron-specific LSD1 variant (LSD1n) promotes transcription initiation and elongation in response to neuronal activity. LSD1n is essent...

Peer review has begun on the EmDrive and more labs are working to solve the problem!

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Our Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbiting in the habitable zone -- the area around a star where liquid water could pool on the surface of an orbiting planet -- of a G2-type star, like our sun. More: go.nasa.gov/1fp668W #NASABeyond
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Our Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. The newly discovered Kepler-452b is the smallest planet to date discovered orbitin...

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Jupiter has a twin...
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This Week in Science - Pluto Flyby: bit.ly/1IbBgvD - Pentaquark particle: bit.ly/1Miu6bG - DNA insertion: bit.ly/1HpZlgA - Jupiter's twin: bit.ly/1HRDYlr - Feathered dinos...

Jupiter has a twin...

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Using the Oculus Rift to enter the body of another.

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BOEING SEALS PATENT ON NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM

[excerpt] "....Here’s the basic idea: you’ve got a cavity that’s a sort of hemisphere shape, kind of like the business end of a rocket engine. You toss a pellet of fuel into that cavity, and then lasers blast the fuel pellet, causing it to release a bunch of energy (by exploding, fissioning, fusing, or whatever). That energy pushes against the walls of the cavity, and the cavity moves forward. At the same time, the explosion heats the walls of the cavity, and this heat is harvested to drive the lasers. Pretty awesome, right? Here’s a taste of technical bewonderment from the patent...."

[excerpt] "...The laser system comprising one or more free-electron lasers for providing pulsed laser beams to vaporize pellets comprising the propellant [deuterium and tritium]. As a result of the compression of the deuterium and tritium, the gas mixture reaches sufficiently high temperatures to cause a release of energy… beyond the ‘breakeven’ level… increasing the overall thrust and exhaust velocity. …A specific impulse of 100,000 – 250,000 seconds may be provided..."

Main article from IEEE
—http://bit.ly/1IT7pJc

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BOEING SEALS PATENT ON NUCLEAR PROPULSION SYSTEM 

[excerpt] ....Here’s the basic idea: you’ve got a cavity that’s a sort of hemisphere shape, kind of like the business end of a rocket engine. You toss a pellet of fuel into that cavity, and then lasers blast the fuel pellet, causing it to release a bunch of energy (by exploding, fissioning, fusing, or whatever). That energy pushes against the walls of the cavity, and the cavity moves forward. At the same time, the explosion heats the walls of the cavity, and this heat is harvested to drive the lasers. Pretty awesome, right? Here’s a taste of technical bewonderment from the patent....

[excerpt] ...The laser system comprising one or more free-electron lasers for providing pulsed laser beams to vaporize pellets comprising the propellant [deuterium and tritium]. As a result of the compression of the deuterium and tritium, the gas mixture reaches sufficiently high temperatures to cause a release of energy… beyond the ‘breakeven’ level… increasing the overall thrust and exhaust velocity. …A specific impulse of 100,000 – 250,000 seconds may be provided...

Main article from IEEE
—http://bit.ly/1IT7pJc

(Gizmo article)
—http://bit.ly/1K1MvGn

Radical Science News added 4 new photos.

[In this image] "....magnetic waves, called Alfvén S-waves, propagate outward from the base of black hole jets. The jet is a flow of charged particles, called a plasma, which is launched by a black hole. The jet has a helical magnetic field (yellow coil) permeating the plasma. The waves then travel along the jet, in the direction of the plasma flow, but at a velocity determined by both the jet's magnetic properties and the plasma flow speed. The BL Lac jet examined in a new study is several light-years long, and the wave speed is about 98 percent the speed of light. Fast-moving magnetic waves emanating from a distant supermassive black hole undulate like a whip whose handle is being shaken by a giant hand, according to a study using data from the National Radio Astronomy Observatory's Very Long Baseline Array. Scientists used this instrument to explore the galaxy/black hole system known as BL Lacertae (BL Lac) in high resolution...."
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[In this image] ....magnetic waves, called Alfvén S-waves, propagate outward from the base of black hole jets. The jet is a flow of charged particles, called a plasma, which is launched by a black hole. The jet has a helical magnetic field (yellow coil) permeating the plasma. The waves then travel along the jet, in the direction of the plasma flow, but at a velocity determined by both the jets magnetic properties and the plasma flow speed. The BL Lac jet examined in a new study is several light-years long, and the wave speed is about 98 percent the speed of light. Fast-moving magnetic waves emanating from a distant supermassive black hole undulate like a whip whose handle is being shaken by a giant hand, according to a study using data from the National Radio Astronomy Observatorys Very Long Baseline Array. Scientists used this instrument to explore the galaxy/black hole system known as BL Lacertae (BL Lac) in high resolution....
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—http://bit.ly/1K22iVG

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Scientists say that this comet could be home to microbial alien life:
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Scientists say that this comet could be home to microbial alien life: ti.me/1CioxGJ

"Biology is being reduced in cost by five to six times more that the speed of Moore's Law."

"We’re at the start of a revolution that will transform our lives as radically as the computer revolution of the 70s. The biological revolution will touch every aspect of our lives: food and health, certainly, but also art, recreation, law, business, and much more."
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From the 2015 Solid Conference. About Joichi Ito (MIT Media Lab): Media Lab Director Joi Ito is a leading thinker and writer on innovation, global technology...