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There Could Be 300 Million (or More) Earth-Like Planets in Our Galaxy

The first planets discovered outside our solar system were strange, unfamiliar worlds. These were giants like Jupiter, hotter than Venus, tearing around their suns inside the orbit of Mercury. Astronomers have since discovered planets where 10,000 mile-per-hour winds whip up metallic storm clouds that rain molten iron. The diversity of extremes is captivating, and also somewhat beside the point. What …

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Shrimpy nanotech could carry drugs to tumors

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. A nanoparticle-based drug delivery system can ferry a potent anti-cancer drug through the bloodstream safely, researchers report. The nanoparticle is derived from chitin, a natural and organic polymer that, among other things, makes up the outer shells of shrimp. Drug delivery is a recurring …

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Monkeys in Zoo Prefer Traffic Noise to Nature Sounds

City Slickers A team of scientists started out with a noble goal: making life more comfortable for monkeys living in a Finnish zoo by letting them control the music for the first time. But they walked away with a shocking revelation, Agence France-Press reports. Given the choice, the white-faced saki monkeys preferred the sounds of automotive traffic over nature noises …

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SpaceX Superheavy Starship Size, Payload and Cost Details

SpaceX Superheavy Starship Size, Payload and Cost Details Brian Wang | November 7, 2020 | Everyday Astronaut describes the size and payload capabilities of the SpaceX Super Heavy Starship. The SpaceX Superheavy Starship will be taller and have more payload capacity than the Saturn V. The fully reusable rocket could have a per flight cost …

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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 7)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AI Pioneer Geoff Hinton: ‘Deep Learning Is Going to Be Able to Do Everything’Karen Hao | MIT Technology Review“i‘I do believe deep learning is going to be able to do everything, but I do think there’s going to have to be quite a few conceptual breakthroughs. …Particularly breakthroughs to do with how you get big vectors of neural …

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Coronavirus may be no match for the cornea

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. The eye’s cornea can resist infection from the novel coronavirus, a new study suggests. Whether other eye tissue such as the tear ducts and the conjunctiva, are vulnerable, however, remains unknown, the researchers report. The herpes simplex virus can infect the cornea and spread …

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US COVID Cases Could Explode in a Few Weeks

The USA is likely heading towards European of daily COVID cases and if there is not stronger targeted mitigation this could get quite bad in the December-January timeframe according to Dr. Scott Gottlieb. The antibody drugs will not be able to solve this problem. The vaccines that are near emergency use approval will need two shots per person to provide …

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A New and Improved Burger Robot’s on the Market—and Everyone Wants One

No doubt about it, the pandemic has changed the way we eat. Never before have so many people who hated cooking been forced to learn how to prepare a basic meal for themselves. With sit-down restaurants limiting their capacity or shutting down altogether, consumption of fast food and fast-casual food has skyrocketed. Don’t feel like slaving over a hot stove? …