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Next crash will be ‘worse than the Great Depression’: experts. US household debt of $13.3 trillion now exceeds the 2008 peak. That’s due in part to mortgage lending, which is hovering near its decade-ago level of $9 trillion-plus.
For the first time scientists have been able to grow human esophageal tissue entirely from pluripotent stem cells (PSCs), which can form any tissue type in the body. The same team have already used PSCs to bioengineer human intestine, stomach, colon and liver.
Warnings about the dangers of global warming are being watered down in the final version of a key climate report for a major international meeting next month. ‘True risks’ of warming played down to placate fossil-fuel nations
First ever HIV immunotherapy, involving ex vivo expansion of T cells and their subsequent infusion into HIV-infected individuals, proves safe in human phase 1 clinical trial, as reported in the journal Molecular Therapy.
A new study has found that 53% of employed workers would be happy to work for a robot, nearly 1 in 10 believe it would be more enjoyable company than that of a human colleague, and almost a third of Brits (32%) would welcome a robot CEO.
Germany launches world's first autonomous tram in Potsdam - The AI-driven vehicle was developed by a team of 50 computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians, and physicists at the German engineering company Siemens.
A new type of battery developed by researchers at MIT could be made partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. The battery could continuously convert carbon dioxide into a solid mineral carbonate as it discharges.
Brains of people at risk of psychosis exhibit a pattern that can help predict whether they will go on to develop full-fledged schizophrenia, a new Yale-led study shows. The findings could help doctors begin early intervention therapies for those most likely to develop the disabling disorder.
Data centre power use greater than Woolworths, Coles combined - Australia's obsessions with social media and search engines, alongside a cloud computing drive from corporations, is powering the growth in energy intensive data centres, which now use as much energy as regional cities.
Solar panels replaced tarmac on a motorway - here are the results: given the relatively small size of the road network, solar roads could only ever become a niche source of power and never the shortcut to our future energy supply.
Big Corporations Vow to Slash Greenhouse Gas Emissions. United says its pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent from its 2005 level equals taking 4.5 million vehicles off the road each year, or the total number of cars in Los Angeles and New York City combined.
Scientists proposed a “Minimal Turing Test” where you get to use only one word to convince others you are human, and not a machine. The single word that people found most likely to distinguish a human from a machine based on a new study (total n = 3,000) was the word “poop”.
Scientists Create Immature Human Eggs From Stem Cells - But the prospect of being able to mass-produce human eggs in labs raises a host of societal and ethical issues. Theoretically, babies someday could be made from the blood, hair or skin cells of children, grandmothers, even deceased people.
Deep brain stimulation shows promise in treating autism. Multiple individuals on the spectrum have shed severe self-injurious behavior or have spoken for the first time after surgeons threaded electrodes into their brains in early trials.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.
Over 2,000 European AI experts join hands to challenge US, China in artificial intelligence - More than 2,000 researchers join forces to urge EU to help continent build ‘Google-style’ infrastructure as counterweight to the two leading AI players
Nearly 400 investors with assets worth $32 trillion announced The Investor Agenda last week, a first-of-its-kind global agenda aimed at demonstrating and supporting investors in accelerating and scaling-up actions critical to meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement.
Meet the Amateur Rocketeer Building Self-Landing Replicas of SpaceX Rockets - Joe Barnard has spent the last three years pioneering DIY landing technologies for amateur rockets and now the aerospace industry is paying attention.