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When Molecular Nanofactory is realized then a desktop Whiskey Machine will produce spirits at less than 36 cents per bottle

While a lot has been written on the application of molecular nanotechnology to medicine (http://nanomedicine.com/ ), computing ( http://www.imm.org/Reports/rep046.pdf), the environment ( http://www.imm.org/Reports/rep045.pdf), and so forth, very little has been written on the manufacturing of atomically precise food. But which

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Dark matter galaxy found that is the size of the Milky Way which is 10,000 times heavier than other dark matter galaxies

An Ultra Diffuse Galaxy (UDGs) has been discovered that is the mass of the Milky Way but 99.9% dark matter. Researchers used the 8-meter Gemini North telescope to see a halo of spherical clusters of stars around the galaxy's core,

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MIT MegaMIMO algorithms can boost wireless data speed more than three times and double the range

MegaMIMO system from the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab speeds data transfer by coordinating multiple routers at the same time. A team led by professor Dina Katabi demonstrate a system called MegaMIMO 2.0 that can transfer wireless data

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Russia’s sodium lead cooled fast nuclear reactors

Russia has reached two more milestones in its endeavour to close the nuclear fuel cycle. Mashinostroitelny Zavod (MSZ) – part of Russian nuclear fuel manufacturer TVEL – has completed acceptance tests of components for its ETVS-14 and ETVS-15 experimental fuel

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NASA seeks Small spacecraft Tipping Point technologies

NASA announces opportunities for public-private partnerships to achieve the agency’s goals of expanding capabilities and opportunities in space. NASA seeks to enable industry to develop and qualify selected technologies for market through the solicitation titled "Utilizing Public-Private Partnerships to Advance

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Maximizing carbon-capture material

A careful balance of the ingredients in carbon-capture materials would maximize the sequestration of greenhouse gases while simplifying the processing – or “sweetening” – of natural gas, according to researchers at Rice University. The lab of Rice chemist Andrew Barron

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Light and matter quantum coupling merger

Where light and matter intersect, the world illuminates. Where light and matter interact so strongly that they become one, they illuminate a world of new physics, according to Rice University scientists. Rice physicists are closing in on a way to

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SENS anticancer crowdfunding effort receives a $15,000 matching grant

Of all the risk factors associated with cancer: obesity, smoking, sun exposure etc., there is none more universal than aging. According to a 2011 report on Global Health and Aging, the number of people aged 65 or older is projected

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This month Uber will allow customers to call self driving cars which will be supervised by humans in the drivers seat

Uber’s self-driving cars will be on the road this month in Pittsburgh. Uber autonomous cars, launching this summer, are custom Volvo XC90s, supervised by humans in the driver’s seat. Pittsburgh is home to Carnegie Mellon University’s robotics department, which has

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Ships and Planes that dominate the US Military budget until 2030

The US has been Spending between $150-220 billion per year on military modernization. This does not include war budgets for MRAPs or field armor upgrades. Many programs were canceled because of cost overruns or other reasons which meant less of

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KC-46 is US Air Forces third most expensive program after the F35 and the Long Range bomber and it is entering initial production

The US Air force awarded Boeing a $2.8 billion modification to a previously awarded contract for the first two lots of low-rate initial production of the KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker. The KC-76A is based on the 767. Boeing designed the

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Researchers are getting close to metallic hydrogen and tiny diamond crystals bound by graphene is 4 times stronger than regular diamond crystal

Diamonds are formed from the same carbon atoms that also make up the soft graphite found in the centre of pencils. The difference between these two forms of carbon is the arrangement of the atoms The search for superhard materials

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Artificial intelligence can help track, monitor and predict global poverty from space images

Satellites are best known for helping smartphones map driving routes or televisions deliver programs. But now, data from some of the thousands of satellites orbiting Earth are helping track things like crop conditions on rural farms, illegal deforestation, and increasingly,

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Modified rice has five times the zinc and iron and could help eliminate micronutrient deficiency to save over 1 million lives each year and boost GDP of poor nations over 20%

By modifying rice to enrich its nutritional value for people growing it in developing countries, a University of Melbourne researcher is helping prevent iron-deficiency anaemia and maternal mortality Being able to prevent anemia and micronutrient deficiency in nearly two billion

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IBM Scientists Imitate the Functionality of Neurons with a Phase-Change Device and each neuron update uses less than five picojoules

IBM scientists have created randomly spiking neurons using phase-change materials to store and process data. This demonstration marks a significant step forward in the development of energy-efficient, ultra-dense integrated neuromorphic technologies for applications in cognitive computing. Inspired by the way

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LIDAR on a chip should be 1000 times cheaper and scan 1000 times faster to revolutionize self-driving cars, drones, and robots

DARPA and MIT are leading an effort to take what are now bulky expensive Light Imaging, Detection, And Ranging (LIDAR) systems and make them small enough to fit on a microchip. LIDAR is one of the key parts of Google's

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China launches Quantum-Communications Satellite

China launched the first-ever quantum satellite Monday (Aug. 15) in an effort to help develop an unhackable communications system. "In its two-year mission, QUESS is designed to establish 'hack-proof' quantum communications by transmitting uncrackable keys from space to the ground,

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Google Fiber will deploy wireless internet at or near gigabit internet speeds

Google has been testing a new wireless-transmission technology using the 3.5-GHz band in Kansas City, but a heavily redacted FCC filing suggests that it wants to dramatically expand to testing "experimental transmitters" at up to 24 US locations, including Provo,

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Earth like exoplanet found around Proxima Centauri and it is in the habitable zone

An Earth-like planet that orbits Proxima Centauri in its habital zone has been found. The discovery was made by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) using the La Silla Observatory‘s reflecting telescope. The European Southern Observatory (ESO) will be announcing the

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Spacex has another successful droneship landing of a first stage rocket

Spacex had another first stage landing confirmed on the droneship. Second stage and JCSAT-16 continued to orbit First stage landing confirmed on the droneship. Second stage & JCSAT-16 continuing to orbit https://t.co/tdni5406Hi pic.twitter.com/h6llIXSVu7 — SpaceX (@SpaceX) August 14, 2016 Read

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