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Silicon Valley Robotics review of robotics #gsummit

Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, an industry group supporting the innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is also founder of Robot Launchpad for startups, and cofounder of Robot Garden, a new robotics hackerspace. Andra

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Bad US government password and diet advice

The US government gave bad unresearched password and gave bad diet advice. A former National Institute of Standards and Technology manager Bill Burr admitted that a document he authored on crafting strong passwords was misguided. “Much of what I did

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City Tiers in China and rise of mass consumerism

Here are the top 60 cities in China ranked into Tiers from Alpha through lower Tier 3 cities. The top 60 cities in China have 300 million people and 52% of China’s economy. The household earning over RMB30000 will increase

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Transmission of video signals 100 times faster than fastest cellular network

Researchers have demonstrated the transmission of two separate video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at a data rate more than 100 times faster than today’s fastest cellular data networks. Multiplexing, the ability to send multiple signals through a single channel,

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CRISPR is used to eliminate toxic RNA which could treat RNA related diseases

CRISPR DNA editing is allowing correction of many diseases. But many other diseases are linked to RNA. Biotech startup Locana is using the power of CRISPR to develop treatments for disease caused by RNA. They use a technique for tracking

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Plasma rocket on track to 100 hour firing at 100 kilowatts in 2018

Ad Astra is working to boost the endurance of the Vasimr plasma rocket to 100 hours of continuous firing at a power level of 100 kilowatts, by 2018. Ad Astra Rocket Company has successfully completed all contract milestones and deliverables

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US Army will make lighter and more comfortable bulletproof clothing from synthetic spider silk

Kraig Biocraft Laboratories, the leading developer of spider silk based fibers, announced that the U.S. Army awarded the optional phase of its contract with the Company valued at more than $900,000. Under this exercised option, the Company will work to

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Regenerative nanochip restores ANY tissue with 98% success and clinical trials start next year

Tissue Nanotransfection (TNT), that can generate any cell type of interest for treatment within the patient’s own body. This technology may be used to repair injured tissue or restore function of aging tissue, including organs, blood vessels and nerve cells.

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Mazda makes gasoline engines as efficient as diesel

Mazda Motor Corp said it would become the world’s first automaker to commercialize a much more efficient petrol engine using technology that deep-pocketed rivals have been trying to engineer for decades, a twist in an industry increasingly going electric. The

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Digital to Biological converter for on demand bio

Nature Biotechnology – Digital-to-biological converter for on-demand production of biologics Nextbigfuture covered this a few days ago in a biological teleporter article. Synthetic Genomics has developed a digital-to-biological converter for fully automated, versatile and demand-based production of functional biologics starting

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Pouch of stem cells implanted in trial to cure type 1 diabetes

Viacyte, privately-held, leading regenerative medicine company, announced today that the first patients have been implanted with the PEC-Direct™ product candidate, a novel islet cell replacement therapy in development as a functional cure for patients with type 1 diabetes who are

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Our World in Data also confirms Nextbigfuture Deaths per TWH

Our World in Data has recently looked at the safety of different energy sources and reached the same conclusion that Nextbigfuture has had for many years (since 2008). Nuclear energy is far safer than other major energy sources and is

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World Improvement statistics

Our World in data shows the trends in advances against extreme poverty and other gains. Our World in Data tracks population, health, energy, food and other statistics.

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India pulling it together on infrastructure is entering a China scale buildout

On a purchasing power parity basis India is about 10 to 15 years behind China’s Economy. In 2017 China is at $23.1 trillion in PPP GDP India is at $9.49 trillion PPP GDP China was $9 trillion PPP GDP in

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Rigetti scalable universal quantum qubits and launching of 36 simulated qubit cloud

IBM recently announced one with 16 qubits—the components needed to build a quantum computer—and Google is gunning for around 50 qubits this year. Rigetti has made chips with 8 qubits; it says the new fab will speed up the experimentation

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Wearable for requesting water, food and ammo in real time will lighten soldier load

A new wearable device hopes to deliver supplies to US Marines and soldiers on demand, instead of leaving members of the armed forces to carry supplies on their back. The PCARD, or personal combat assistant and reporting device, has been

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Supercapacitors game changing improvement on energy density compared to batteries

Supercapacitors have long been far faster charging than batteries but usually have 40 times less energy density (5 watt hours instead of 200 watt hours) compared to batteries. There are new supercapacitors being commercialized with 60 watt hours of energy

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Navy size needed for enough gunboats for gunboat diplomacy

Today’s 276 ship US Navy could defeat the Reagan era Navy of twice its size in naval battle. The Reagan era Navywas twice the size of the current navy and had 594 ships. Trends in US military spending that show

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Sub-$100 12V battery size pico projectors by Christmas for 70 inch projection everywhere

Currently Picoprojectors like Moto Insta-Share Projector cost about $200-300 but a new Texas Instrument DLP solution released today offers a $19.99 DMD chip plus matching controller, power management, and driver chips. The evaluation module, priced at $99, is the most

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Future Tech dominance – China outnumber USA STEM Grads 8 to 1 and by 2030 15 to 1

The World Economic Forum reported that China had 4.7 million recent STEM ( science, technology, engineering, and math) graduates in 2016. India, another academic powerhouse, had 2.6 million new STEM graduates last year while the U.S. had 568,000. Chinese STEM

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