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-- FEBRUARY 2017 --

About 360 light years away from the Earth, the astronomers discovered the first:
white dwarf pulsar
93.1%
extraterrestrial intelligence
6.6%
-- JUNE 2017 --

European Association of Cardiologists confirms successful development of vaccine that lowers cholesterol in:
mice
89.2%
hippos
8.3%
-- MARCH 2017 --

Hardware giant IBM announced development of the world's first commercial quantum:
computer
89%
leap
10.3%
-- SEPTEMBER 2017 --

A patient shows first signs of consciousness after 15 years of deep coma after receiving a implant of:
nerve simulator
80.8%
electronic brain
15.9%
-- DECEMBER 2017 --

University College London Hospitals Biomedical Research Centre first correct genetic anomaly causing:
Huntington's disease
80.6%
Ebola hemorrhagic fever
15.5%
-- JANUARY 2017 --

A 3D-printer was made that can print a functional:
human skin
80%
atomic bomb
20%
-- APRIL 2017 --

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have made a device able to use solar energy to extract water from:
air
79.3%
Mars
19.5%
-- AUGUST 2017 --

American Chemical Society researchers prove they can outperform plants in photosynthesis by using:
cyborg bacteria
75.2%
computer viruses
21.8%
-- MAY 2017 --

Google's DeepMind AlphaGo computer beats Ke Yi in a complex traditional Chinese game of:
Go
69%
Wushu
29.1%
-- OCTOBER 2017 --

Scientists at Rutgers genetically alter maize to stimulate production of methionine (amino-acid found in meat) by inserting a gene of:
E. coli bacteria
66.5%
Red Spanish pineapple
30%
-- JULY 2017 --

German biologists claim that number of insects worldwide decreased in the last 25 years by as much as:
75%
54.3%
25%
43%
-- NOVEMBER 2017 --

US Food and Drug Administration agency allows use of the first drug with a built-in:
digital ingestion tracking system
53.7%
nanorobotic diagnostics system
42.6%

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