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The Near Future Of Implantable Technology

Jennifer French is the 2012 Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year, a silver medalist in sailing, and a quadriplegic. She is the first woman to receive the implanted Stand and Transfer system, an experimental device that uses implanted electrodes and an external control device.

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Newly Announced Super-Earth May Be The Closest Exoplanet Discovered Yet

Gliese15Ab is a newly discovered planet roughly five times the mass of Earth. Researchers aren't sure what the planet's atmosphere is like, and it's close enough to its parent star to heat it past the boiling point of water. But the most interesting thing about Gliese 15Ab isn't how close it is to its star. It's how close it is to us.

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What Lit Up The Universe? Astronomers May Be On The Brink Of An Answer

Most scientists can see, hear, smell, touch or even taste their research. But astronomers can only study light – photons traveling billions of light-years across the cosmos before getting scooped up by an array of radio dishes or a single parabolic mirror orbiting the Earth.

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Detecting neutrinos, physicists look into the heart of the Sun

Using one of the most sensitive neutrino detectors on the planet, an international team of physicists including Andrea Pocar, Laura Cadonati and doctoral student Keith Otis at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report in the current issue of Nature that for the first time they have directly detected neutrinos created by the “keystone” proton-proton (pp) fusion process going on at the sun’s core.

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Astronauts aboard ISS breeding Japanese fish, growing mosquitos

One of the first experiments is being held on board the International Space Station (ISS) that evaluates the “net” effect of space flight on the work of the genetic apparatus of vertebrate and invertebrate aquatic organisms. 

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MIT Develops Brilliant Graphite Sponge that Converts Solar Energy into Steam

MIT researchers have developed a simple, graphite-based sponge that converts water to steam using the sun’s rays, providing cheap water purification and power.

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Fungus Turns Ants Into Zombie Antpocalypse

The zombie ant fungus takes control of carpenter ant brains and forces them to die at the entrance of nests, then infect other ants and repeat the process.