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NASA’s Fermi Mission Expands its Search for Dark Matter

Dark matter, the mysterious substance that constitutes most of the material universe, remains as elusive as ever. Although experiments on the ground and in space have yet to find a trace of dark matter, the results are helping scientists rule

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Economist magazine looks at possibility of imminent medical life extension successes

Treatment based on calorie restriction manipulation might improve the prospects of longer and healthier life in ways that drugs aimed at specific diseases cannot match. Eileen Crimmins, a researcher at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, points to

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Apple will use South Korea Hollow battery technology for self-driving electric cars

Korean news site ETNews claims that Apple has signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with an unnamed South Korean battery developer, which would presage a partnership of some sort. Apple did not immediately return a request for comment. MacRumors did some

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New Doctor Strange and Luke Cage Trailers

Doctor Strange is scheduled to be released in the United States on November 4, 2016. Luke Cage is a new Netflix series will drop on Friday, September 30th. It is part of the Defenders (Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones).

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Spacex testing Raptor engine that will be three times more powerful than current Spacex engines and will enable manned Mars missions

SpaceX has shipped its next generation Raptor rocket engine to its test site in MacGregor, Texas. The Raptor engine, which will be powered by liquid methane and oxygen, is expected to be three times more powerful than the Merlin engines

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China and US Anti-submarine and Submarine arms race

The US Navy operated 75 nuclear-powered submarines in 2014, with around 15 being the more modern Virginia or Seawolf-class designs, according to the World Nuclear Association. However, it deploys just four Los Angeles-class submarines in the Asia-Pacific region, operating out

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Randal Koene on gradual versus instantaneous whole brain uploading on personal identity and personal survival

Carboncopies.org is a nonprofit organiaation with a goal of advancing the reverse engineering of neural tissue and complete brains, Whole Brain Emulation and development of neuroprostheses that reproduce functions of mind, creating what we call Substrate-Independent Minds (SIM). Carbon copies

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Nanoscale particle charge and discharge battery secrets

An interdisciplinary team has developed a way to track how particles charge and discharge at the nanoscale, an advance that will lead to better batteries for all sorts of mobile applications. In a paper published this week in the journal

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IBM lab on a chip can sort 20 nanometer nanoparticles such as DNA, viruses and exos

IBM scientists have developed a new lab-on-a-chip technology that can, for the first time, separate biological particles at the nanoscale and could help enable physicians to detect diseases such as cancer before symptoms appear. As reported today in the journal

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China begins developing a spaceplane that is targeting operations by 2030

China has launched a program to develop hybrid spacecraft. The vehicle is expected to make space travel much cheaper if it proves successful. According to China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, the new vehicle will be powered by multiple engines

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Zebra fish, Salamander and bichir have the same genetic control mechanisms for limb regeneration

In a paper published in the journal PLOS ONE, MDI Biological Laboratory scientists Benjamin L. King, Ph.D., and Voot P. Yin, Ph.D., identified these common genetic regulators in three regenerative species: the zebrafish, a common aquarium fish originally from India;

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China will make high temperature gas nuclear reactors in Indonesia

China will make high temperature gas nuclear reactors in Indonesia Under the agreement, CNEC and Batan intend to cooperate on an Indonesian HTGR project and to train workers.Batan is promoting the introduction of nuclear power plants in Indonesia to help

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MIT makes micro fluidic chip that replicates nerve muscle junction which enable testing for many nerve-muscle diseases

MIT engineers have developed a microfluidic device that replicates the neuromuscular junction — the vital connection where nerve meets muscle. The device, about the size of a U.S. quarter, contains a single muscle strip and a small set of motor

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China’s straddle bus has been built and is starting road testing, the cost is claimed by 10 times cheaper than a subway

World's first transit elevated bus, TEB-1 on its launching test Tuesday in Qinhuangdao, N China's Hebei. On May 21, a model of a Transit Elevated Bus (TEB), also known as land airbus, debuted at the 19th China Beijing International High-Tech

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Carnival of Nuclear Energy 319

1. Forbes James Conca – New York Chooses A Clean Energy Standard As The Best Way To Lower Carbon It’s about time we instituted a true Clean Energy Standard that promotes all low-carbon energy rather than continuing with a Renewable

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Marines Test a towed, catault launch UAV

The RQ-7B Shadows of Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron (VMU) is a 450-pound Group 3 unmanned aerial vehicle that, unlike its cousin, the RQ-21 Blackjack, cannot take off from or land on an amphibious ship at sea – rather, the

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UK begins funding and developing new Successor nuclear submarine for planned 2028 delivery

The UK Ministry of Defense is set to give manufacturers of the Royal Navy’s next nuclear submarine class $1.32 billion for early development funds for the program The funds for Rolls Royce and BAE Systems is the first tranche of

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Google and all other tech giants boosting cloud services with AI and machine learning

Cloud computers with AI monitor patients of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire step on their bathroom scale at home. Microsoft machines also get blood pressure readings taken at home. And they can even listen to calls between nurses and

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NASA Orion spacecraft has taken over a decade and will see more cost overruns and

GAO found that the Orion program’s cost and schedule estimates are not reliable based on best practices for producing high-quality estimates. Cost and schedule estimates play an important role in addressing technical risks. In September 2015, NASA established a commitment

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Yi 4K camera is half the price and matches or beats the Go Pro Hero4 Black on a spec for spec basis

The Yi4K Action Camera is almost exactly a GoPro Hero4 Black. It has similar features. The Hero4 Black costs $500, and the Yi 4K costs $250. The Yi 4K beats the Go Pro Hero4 Black on a spec for spec

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