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Frogs regrow ‘paddle-like’ limbs when placed in a bioreactor

Frogs regrow ‘paddle-like’ limbs when placed in a bioreactor Frogs have partially regrown amputated limbs thanks to a bioreactor at Tufts University. By jump-starting tissue repair, the bioreactor helped the amphibians regenerate a bigger, more complete appendages than they usually do. The post Frogs regrow ‘paddle-like’ limbs when placed in …

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IBM Says Blockchain Can Power ‘Open Scientific Research’ in New Patent Filing

IBM Says Blockchain Can Power ‘Open Scientific Research’ in New Patent Filing A patent application published Thursday claims the process of conducting scientific research can benefit from the blockchain. Led by a team at IBM’s Watson Research Center, the patent application presents a vision for dynamic collaboration – one where researchers …

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Existing Laws Should Apply to Blockchain

Hong Kong Stock Exchange: Existing Laws Should Apply to Blockchain The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX) has proposed that fintech firms, including those focused on blockchain and cryptocurrency, are best regulated under existing financial regulations. In a research report published Oct. 18, the HKEX’s Chief China Economist’s Office and Innovation Lab …

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Scientists want to bore holes through clouds using lasers from satellites

Scientists want to bore holes through clouds using lasers from satellites Researchers at the University of Geneva in Switzerland have proposed a plan to use ultra-hot and ultra-short laser beams to punch through cloud layers and transmit information from satellites to Earth. The post Scientists want to bore holes through …

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Farming on Mars? Space crops could get boost from plant hormone, study finds

Farming on Mars? Space crops could get boost from plant hormone, study finds Researchers have shown how space farming may be possible. By encouraging plants to excrete a certain hormone, they’ve demonstrated that crops can thrive despite challenging conditions, such as low-nutrient soil and microgravity. The post Farming on Mars? …

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Shrimp eyes inspire new camera focused on helping self-driving cars see better

Shrimp eyes inspire new camera focused on helping self-driving cars see better By mimicking the vision of mantis shrimp, researchers were able to make significant improvements on today’s commercial cameras. They hope their technology can help mitigate accidents by letting self-driving vehicles see more clearly. The post Shrimp eyes inspire …

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The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch

The next big restaurant chain may not own any kitchens – TechCrunch If investors at some of the biggest technology companies are right, the next big restaurant chain could have no kitchens of its own. These venture capitalists think the same forces that have transformed transportation, media, retail and logistics …

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