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French election in May 2018 will decide the future of Europe

The fate of the EU could be decided April 23-May 7, when the French vote for a new president in their elections. If a pro-European candidate doesn’t win there, the European project may instead be forced into a long, cold

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Some aging reversal in appearance, liver, muscle and other functions with cell penetrating peptides in very old mice

Researchers have rejuvenated old mice to restore their stamina, coat of fur and even some organ function. The team at Erasmus University Medical Center, in the Netherlands, are planning human trials for what they hope is a treatment for old

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China working on reusing rocket stages and will try to use parachutes and airbags to recover stages

China is developing a rocket stage and engine recovery system at the China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology in Beijing. It uses using a set of multiple parachutes, which are stored in the first stage of the rocket, which is

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Europe has a five year project to scale up molecular biocomputers which could outperform quantum computers

The EU Horizon 2020 has launched Bio4Comp, a five-year €6.1M project to build more powerful and safer biocomputers that could outperform quantum computing. The Bio4Comp project has the ambitious goal of building a computer with greater processing speed and lower

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World Will Pass $150 trillion GDP on a purchase power parity basis in 2021 and pass a $100 trillion in current price GDP dollars in 2022

The World Will Pass $150 trillion GDP on a purchase power parity basis in 2021 and pass a $100 trillion in current price GDP dollars in 2022. Read more »

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DARPA Dynamic Range-enhanced Electronics and Materials (DREaM)

For the DREaM program, the Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) at DARPA seeks innovative proposals aimed at creating the next generation of electronic devices. Specifically, DARPA is interested in new material options and transistor architectures to enable breakthrough dynamic range in

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DARPA projects aims for new magnetic gradiometers able to detect femtoTesla fields without shielding

By boosting the ability to detect superweak magnetic fields, a new DARPA program could open pathways to sensors with uses ranging from biological imaging to magnetically based navigation. Each beat of your heart or burst of brain activity relies on

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Singapore spends three times less the USA on healthcare and gets better results

Singapores healthcare system has excellent health outcomes while spending, as of 2014, is just 5 percent of G.D.P. on health care. By comparison, a typical Western European country that year spent around 10 percent; the United States spent 17 percent.

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If both lower CO2 sensitivity and net positive up to 3 degrees of warming were correct then global warming is not net bad until 2080 to 2180

There is a lot of research that the world's climate is less sensitive to CO2 than the main current models of climate change. Without any feedbacks, a doubling of CO2 (which amounts to a forcing of 3.7 W/m2) would result

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Israel hit Syrian targets using conventional fighters, missiles and electronic jamming

The Israeli strike on Syria was probably with conventional fighters and missiles. There had been reports and speculation that Israel used new F35 stealth fighters for the attack. Israeli jets have been able to operate almost freely in or close

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In a few years new Quantum computers from IBM, Google and Microsoft will accelerate breakthroughs in chemistry and materials

IBM and Google both aim to commercialize quantum computers within the next few years (Google specified five years.) Quantum computers will be more powerful than conventional computers for problems like efficient routing for logistics and mapping companies, new forms of

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Startup X-energy has started design of a gas-cooled pebble bed modular nuclear reactor

X-energy yesterday announced the start of work on the conceptual design of its Xe-100 high temperature gas-cooled pebble bed modular reactor, following a review of the company's readiness by an external panel of industry experts. Maryland-based Xenergy's has a panel

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Lockheed Martin to Deliver World Record-Setting 60kW Laser to U.S. Army

Lockheed Martin has completed the design, development and demonstration of a 60 kW-class beam combined fiber laser for the U.S. Army. In testing earlier this month, the Lockheed Martin laser produced a single beam of 58 kW, representing a world

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Ultrafast laser pulses used to efficiently independently manipulate energy levels of electron pairs and this is progress to faster valleytronics computing

Valleytronics is exciting as a potential avenue to quantum computing. Like spintronics, valleytronics offers a tremendous advantage in data processing speeds over the electrical charge used in classical electronics. “In valleytronics, electrons move through the lattice of a 2D semiconductor

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Automation that could take away human jobs can also open the massive resources of the solar system

Massive and complete automation could enable industrializtion of the moon and space. By using some larger human colonies along with the robots then it would be more robust and less dependent on perfect automation. Advances in robotics and additive manufacturing

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US Army will make two technology demonstrators for next generation armor vehicles by 2022

2022 will be the year of decision for the Army’s nascent Next Generation Combat Vehicle, officials told the Association of the US Army conference here today. That’s when “at least two” NGCV demonstrators get field-tested by real troops. Those soldiers’

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Majority of age-related pathway have not been targeted so plenty of new antiaging drugs will be found

Scientists from the Biogerontology Research Foundation (BGRF) and University of Liverpool have announced a landmark database of lifespan-extending drugs and compounds called DrugAge. The database has 418 compounds, curated from studies spanning 27 different model organisms including yeast, worms, flies

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Ray Kurzweil updates Singularity predicted arrival as 2029

Facebook Live Studio with Ray and Amy Kurzweil at SXSW. Cartoonist and author Amy (daughter of Ray Kurzweil) Kurzweil Comix, and author, futurist, and inventor Ray Kurzweil. Ray Kurzweil highlighted three big things: – we have to continue to predict

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China’s First Overseas Military Base Nearing Completion

Marine Gen. Thomas Waldhauser, commander of AfriCom, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he expected the Chinese base on the Horn of Africa to be operational later this summer. Without getting specific, Waldhauser said he recently met with Djibouti’s

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A Fermi-degenerate three-dimensional optical lattice clock

Strontium optical lattice clocks have the potential to simultaneously interrogate millions of atoms with a spectroscopic quality factor Q ≈ 4 × 10^17. Previously, atomic interactions have forced a compromise between clock stability, which benefits from a large atom number,

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