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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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Teamsters vs Rest of the Economy on self driving cars and trucks

The House Energy and Commerce committee Thursday advanced legislation on a 54-0 vote that would begin the process of changing regulations to allow cars and trucks that operate without human drivers. Similar legislation is being developed in the Senate with

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World changing dense metal 3d printing with 100 times faster speed and 20 times lower cost

Desktop Metal was created to change the way we bring products to market. Current metal 3D printing is too expensive and industrial for prototyping and it’s not fast enough or cost-effective enough for mass production. Fundamentally different approaches are needed

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Robust catalyst to split water into hydrogen, oxygen

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen to produce clean energy can be simplified with a single catalyst developed by scientists at Rice University and the University of Houston. The electrolytic film produced at Rice and tested at Houston is a

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30 foot long proof of concept 3D printed submarine hull will be ten times cheaper

The Us Navy partnered with Oak Ridge National Laboratory to 3D print its first submersible that could be used to deploy logistics capabilities and sensors. Through a partnership with the Navy’s Disruptive Technology Lab, the team at ORNL’s Manufacturing Demonstration

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Room temperature molecular layer nanolaser opens up a lot of applications

Researchers have built a nanolaser that uses only a single molecular layer, placed on a thin silicon beam, which operates at room temperature. Key to the new development is use of materials that can be laid down in single layers

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Success against Alzheimers and Dementia in mice

Scientists from the Technical University of Munich has used a BACE inhibitor drug reduces the amount of amyloid beta in the brains of mice and restores the normal function of nerve cells and significantly improves memory. Around 50 million people

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Laser SETI for whole sky at a time laser flashes from aliens

Laser SETI is an audacious project to place specialized cameras around the globe to look for laser flashes from deep space. They have raised $53,000 of a $100,000 Indiegogo campaign. This is the first project ever to scan the *whole

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3D printing precise titanium parts to replace bone for reconstructive surgery

Doctor Lantieri does more than mend broken bones; he tries to help his patients look as close to normal as possible. In the past, he spent long hours in the operating room, opening hundreds upon hundreds of boxes of generic

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Spacex schedules risky Falcon Heavy rocket test for November

Elon Musk tweeted out a new Spacex Falcon Heavy launch date. It is now planned for November, 2017. Elon Musk has said that combining three Falcon 9 cores will triple the amount of vibrations and acoustics the rocket will experience

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