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China Province of Jiansu will genome sequence one million people within two years

The government in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has unveiled a plan to sequence the genomes of 1 million people for a large DNA sequencing platform and biomedical big data analysis center in Nanjing as well as a genetic

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Real Life Saudi Game of Thrones

One of the many Saudi princes died in a helicopter crash near Yemen and another died in a firefight between his security forces and government security that came to arrest him. This will be very interesting and bloody if many

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China will launch a reusable spaceplane in 2020

China plans to launch its reusable spaceplane in 2020, according to a statement from China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation. Unlike traditional one-off spacecraft, the new spacecraft will fly into the sky like an aircraft, said Chen Hongbo, a researcher

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Breakthrough Gel for growing large quantities of neural stem cells

There is a solution to the dual challenges of growing and preserving neural stem cells in a state where they are still able to mature into many different cell types. The first challenge is that growing stem cells in quantity

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Speed of Gravitational Waves is very near the speed of light

Proof of gravitational waves came on Sept. 14, 2015, when two giant, L-shaped, 2-mile-long laser instruments, one set up in a swamp in Louisiana and the other in Hanford, Washington, detected a tiny ripple in space, a “chirp” that reached

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ZTE Axon M Dual screen foldable smartphone

ZTE has launched a foldable smartphone with dual screen technology that enables the true power of multitasking. Two identical 5.1 inch displays combine to provide a 6.75 inch display. It also has a 20 megapixel camera. ZTE is ranked by

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Bitcoin futures at largest regulated exchange

CME Group Inc , the world’s largest exchange owner, reversed course today and said it plans to introduce bitcoin futures by the end of the year, only a month after dismissing such a plan. The largest cryptocurrency, which has surged

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F35 maintenance facilities are 6 years behind schedule and fixing a part can take 6 months

F-35 stealth jets are having significantly longer repair times than planned because maintenance facilities are six years behind schedule. The time to repair a part has averaged 172 days — “twice the program’s objective” — the Government Accountability Office, Congress’s

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Update on Positron Dynamics -working towards Antimatter propelled cubesat in 2018

Antimatter is the most energy dense material in the universe. Positron dynamics core innovations is the ability to generate intense beams of cold positrons using an array of moderators. They use a radioisotope as a source of positrons. They react

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WebVR for casual virtual reality in your browser

WebVR is an open specification that makes it possible to experience VR in your browser. The goal is to make it easier for everyone to get into VR experiences, no matter what device you have. You need two things to

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Bitcoin ASIC maker pivots to AI tensor ASIC chips

Bitmain announced its first products for accelerating artificial intelligence (AI) applications, applying its industry-leading expertise in Bitcoin mining hardware and system design. The products are: * The BM1680, a customized tensor computing ASIC (Application Specific Integrated Circuit), which is optimized

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ICO will fund resetting epigenetic aging clock to prolong human lives by over 30%

Youthereum Genetics believes aging is ultimately controlled by the hypothalamus, just like all other aspects of ontogenesis. The information for this article is from an interview at Fightaging. This concept dates back to the 1950s and is described in detail

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Elon Musk shows LA tunnel

Elon Musk released the first picture of the Boring Company’s Los Angeles tunnel. The Boring company was permitted to dig a tunnel in Los Angeles and Maryland and is working to get permission for a New York to DC tunnel.

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Airbus flying electric taxi is on track for flight tests in 2018

City Airbus Project multi-passenger, self-piloted electric vertical take-off and landing (flying electric taxi) is on track for maiden flight in 2018. London, Airbus Helicopters has recently completed the first full-scale testing for the propeller-and-duct system of the CityAirbus demonstrator –

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Catalonia votes for independence from Spain and Spain suspends Catalan auonomy

Lawmakers in Catalonia declared independence from Spain on Friday in a defiant move that divided the breakaway region and sharply escalated a confrontation for control with Madrid. The central government pressed for permission to take over control of Catalonia. Meanwhile,

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Fully automated mining and factories on Earth a precursor of automation for space

Fully automated mining and factories and advanced robotics on the moon and asteroids could be leveraged for the exponential development of space. Here we review some of the developments of robotics for mining and factories on earth. Robotic mining Rio

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Amazon Key and Cloudcam delivery and security system

Amazon will launch its new in-home delivery service as of November 8. There, customers who purchase an Amazon Cloud Cam, own a compatible smart lock, and download the accompanying Amazon Key app can grant access for in-home deliveries—and watch the

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Exponential industrialization of space is more important than combat lasers and hypersonic fighters

It is likely that the US will be integrating combat lasers onto planes, ships and vehicles over the next ten years and deploying hypersonic missiles. However, China, Russia and other nations are roughly keeping pace with US development of hypersonic

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Control of electrons in Graphene could lead to novel electronic devices

Scientists at Rutgers University-New Brunswick have learned how to tame the unruly electrons in graphene, paving the way for the ultra-fast transport of electrons with low loss of energy in novel systems. Above – A sharp tip creates a force

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High Income Country Population

The total current population of high income countries (per World Bank definition) is 1.22 billion. A high-income economy is defined by the World Bank as a country with a gross national income per capita US$12,236 or more in 2016, calculated

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