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This Week In Science

March 25 - 31, 2017

Elon Musk launches Neuralink, a venture to merge the human brain with artificial intelligence

Thousands of scientists sign an open letter urging the UN to stigmatize nuclear weapons

New research suggests that up to 60% of cancers could be completely unavoidable

The House of Representatives overturns previously approved FCC internet privacy rules

Researchers from Worcester Polytechnic create working heart tissue from a spinach leaf

SpaceX successfully relaunches and re-lands a used Falcon 9 rocket booster for the first time

This Week In Science

March 18 - 24, 2017

Hawking accepts Virgin Galactic's offer of a free ticket and announces he's heading to space

A new drug destroys breast cancer tumors in just 11 days without using chemo

Google DeepMind builds a deep-learning machine that can learn nearly as fast as a human

Researchers use technology to reconstruct the face of a man who died 700 years ago

A New Zealand river is granted the same legal rights as a human to protect it from pollution

Researchers create a new type of Li-Fi system that's 100 times faster than Wi-Fi

This Week In Science

March 11 - 17, 2017

CERN discovers a new system of five particles, all of which come from one single analysis

Scientists say they're on track to create a completely synthetic genome by the end of the year

China unveils work on a rocket that will land people on the Moon in opening years of the 2020s

Ray Kurzweil states that the technological singularity will happen in the next 30 years

Scientists engineer a molecular "leaf" that can collect solar energy without solar panels

NASA releases the first images of Trappist-1's planets, which were taken by the Kepler telescope

This Week In Science

March 4 - 10, 2017

Congress passes an act requiring NASA to get humans to the Red Planet by 2033

A full operating system is stored on DNA and successfully recovered with no errors

A team of scientists grow the world's first synthetic self-developing embryo

Scientists develop a new technique that can regenerate bone and blood vessels

A 38-square-meter house was 3D printed in a record 24 hours for a total cost of just $10,000

Reports show the North American grid now produces half its energy from wind power

This Week In Science

February 25 - March 3, 2017

SpaceX announces a plan to send two private citizens around the Moon in 2018

Clinical trials show that gene therapy can treat and cure cancer after just a single round

Researchers discover fossils containing the oldest evidence of life on Earth

Boston Dynamics unveils an agile new robot that can jump and travel 15 miles on a single charge

MIT's new ultra-thin fibers that mimic brain tissue revolutionize brain implants

A new method safely thaws cryopreserved tissue for organ transplants

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