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100 bits recorded in e coli bacteria using CRISPR editing

Utilizing the bacterial CRISPR/Cas adaptive immune system, researchers at Harvard have developed a method for permanently recording molecular events in living cells Before this experiment, the most information any scientist had ever permanently uploaded into a living cell was 11

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Google Hartmut Neven predicts that within 10 years there will only be quantum machine learning and no machine learning on classical computers

Google is working on error corrected adiabatic (analog) quantum computer designs. Tehy work less like a conventional computer and are less well understood theoretically. And they would still need a way to deal with errors. But the burden of error

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Lenovo and Samsung will have smartphones that will wrap around your wrist in 2017 and Folio has 7.8 inch tablet that folds to 5.5 inch phone

Samsung and Lenovo are both promising bendable phones that can wrap around your wrist for 2017. Lenovo says the screen features innovative bonding technology that allows for a strong grip when curled up; that means you can use it during

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Google team predicts quantum computing supremacy over classical computing around 2018 with a 40 qubit universal quantum computer

Google is to trying to combine the Adiabatic Quantum computing AQC method with the digital approach’s error-correction capabilities. The Google team uses a row of nine solid-state qubits, fashioned from cross-shaped films of aluminium about 400 micrometres from tip to

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Google’s progress on inventing the future – diagnosing disease, AI advancing genetics and much more

Eric Schmidt wants to invent the future. He sees the need to produce more entrepreneurs everywhere, right, in every industry, all around the world. This will create literally millions of jobs and ultimately trillions of dollars of wealth for all

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Spacex plans the first relaunch of one of its rockets in September or October of this year

Elon Musk says Spacex is planning for its first rocket reflight in either September or October. Fourth rocket arrives in the hangar. Aiming for first reflight in Sept/Oct. pic.twitter.com/TqW8d6Cc3U — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 7, 2016 Next launch targeting June

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US Air Force Research will develop Skylon pre-cooler heat exchanger suitable for flight for two stage to orbit hypersonic space plane

In 2015, the United States’ Air Force Research Laboratory (‘AFRL’) confirmed the feasibility of the UK Synergetic Air-Breathing Rocket Engine (‘SABRE’) engine cycle concept. The investigations examined the thermodynamic cycle of the SABRE concept and found no significant barrier to

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Affordable, lightweight, low power walking assistance and strength enhancement for the soldier and the elderly with the Superflex exosuit

SRI is developing wearable "exosuits" that can augment the musculoskeletal system for performance and strength enhancement and assistance to overcome or prevent damage from injury or disease. SRI's exosuit differs from exoskeletons by using new muscle-like actuation, comfortable and soft

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Sources of longevity genes for genetic engineering

There are various animals that can live for centuries or millenia. Genetic engineering technology is rapidly improving and genome wide genetic engineering could become a reality within 10-20 years. It could be possible to replicate in humans the longevity genes

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China developing faster high speed trains with adjustable wheels for different gauges from China to Europe

China is developing a next-generation bullet train that can run at 400 kilometers an hour and is suitable for cross-border services, a senior researcher with the nation's high-speed rail program said on Sunday. It will have wheels that can be

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Tesla will add more self driving capabilities like urban driving and intersections ASAP as software upgrades

Sterling Anderson, lead of development for Tesla’s self-driving Autopilot technology, said that Tesla eschews the concept of model years used by other automakers. When new features are ready, they are put straight into the models already in production, he said.

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Northrop Grumman funded for $91 million to advance US Navy to 150 kilowatt tactical laser modules

Northrop Grumman's space and mission systems business will provide support for the Solid State High Power Laser Weapon System Demonstrator program under a potential three-year, $91.1 million U.S. Navy contract. The Defense Department said Thursday the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract has a

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Body’s immune system induced to attack tumors and it is largely free from side effects – could lead to universal cancer vaccine

Scientists have taken a “very positive step” towards creating a universal vaccine against cancer that makes the body’s immune system attack tumours as if they were a virus, experts have said. Writing in Nature, an international team of researchers described

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Complex analogue and digital computations in engineered bacterial cells

A team of researchers at MIT has developed a technique to integrate both analogue and digital computation in living cells, allowing them to form gene circuits capable of carrying out complex processing operations. Living cells are capable of performing complex

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Infinite number of quantum mechanics based speed limits

Techniques from information geometry have been used to show that there are an infinite number of quantum speed limits. They also develop a way to determine which of these speed limits are the strictest, or in other words, which speed

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Jeff Bezos Wants to Build Giant Factories in Space to save the Earth

How do you protect planet Earth? "By going into outer space," Bezos told Walt Mossberg Tuesday. What Bezos meant was something "slightly more measured" than Elon Musk's idea of building colonies on Mars. Activities that require the most energy should

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Can Dwave Quantum Computers help save finance and prevent future financial meltdowns from flawed models

Dwave Systems and 1QB Information Technologies Inc. (1QBit), a quantum software firm, and financial industry experts today announced the launch of Quantum for Quants (quantumforquants.org), an online community designed specifically for quantitative analysts and other experts focused on complex problems

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Bayer And Planetary Resources Intend To Collaborate To Improve Agriculture With Space Data

Bayer and the aerospace technology company Planetary Resources, based in Redmond, Washington, USA, have signed a memorandum of understanding about the development of applications and products based on satellite images. Bayer intends to purchase these data from Planetary Resources to

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Automating DNA origami makes it easy to build DNA nanoparticles

Researchers can build complex, nanometer-scale structures of almost any shape and form, using strands of DNA. But these particles must be designed by hand, in a complex and laborious process. This has limited the technique, known as DNA origami, to

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 311

The Carnival of Nuclear Energy 311 is up at Neutron Bytes ANS Nuclear Cafe – Watts Bar II Attains Criticality on Start Up On May 26, 2016 at precisely 2:16 a.m., what will probably be the final large unit in

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