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Longevity fund companies target breakthrough antiaging

23 year old Laura Deming started the Longevity Fund which just closed its second fund with $22 million. The first fund was for $4 million. Longevity fund companies target breakthrough antiaging technology including addressing senescent cells, new genome editing, mTorc

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More durable and longer lasting lithium-ion batteries with nanosheet anodes

Singapore researchers have a new generalized method of producing anode materials for lithium-ion batteries. The anodes are made from metal oxide nanosheets, which are ultrathin, two-dimensional materials with excellent electrochemical and mechanical properties. This will enable more durable and longer

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Closer to Flash Memory Successor

New resistive random access memory (RRAM), could form the basis of a better kind of nonvolatile computer memory, where data is retained even when the power is off. Nonvolatile memory is already familiar as the basis for flash memory in

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China embraces embryo selection and state health could cover it within ten years

There is spreading awareness in China of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a procedure that helps couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to avoid passing on genetic mutations that could cause disease or disability in their children. Fertility doctor Qiao typically

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Science on track to identifying genetics of intelligence within 5 years

Gene-based analyses found 536 genes significantly associated with general cognitive function; many were highly expressed in the brain, and associated with neurogenesis and dendrite gene sets. Genetic association results predicted up to 4% of general cognitive function variance in independent

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Development and launch of centimeter accurate enhanced GPS with realtime correction

The Japanese government is eyeing 2020 to begin promoting exports of a GPS technology accurate to a several centimeters. This should help services that need pinpoint accuracy clamoring for the system. An H-IIA rocket carrying the Michibiki No. 3 quasi-zenith

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Genetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to

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DARPA seeks scalable and dynamic testing for learning robots

DARPA announced a new research program called Assured Autonomy that aims to advance the ways computing systems can learn and evolve to better manage variations in the environment and enhance the predictability of autonomous systems like driverless vehicles and unmanned

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About 2 trillion dollars for China and Transasia High Speed rail by 2030

China’s high-speed railway grid of four east-west lines and four north-south lines has basically been completed. At the end of 2016, China’s high-speed rail network stood at 22,000km. According to a comprehensive transport plan approved earlier this year by the

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How HVP can revolutionize South Korean missile defense in 2018

Mach 3 hypervelocity projectiles can be fired from regular 5 inch and 155 mm guns on land and sea. They can revolutionize defense against ballistic missiles because small, smart projectiles can be inexpensive. It takes 300 seconds to pick up

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US Navy on track for operationally capable railgun by 2019

The US Navy has been testing railguns at 20 megajoules and at 5 shots per minute. They will be increasing to 20 megajoules and 10 shots per minutes by the end of this year and then at 32 megajoules next

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Future Cryptocurrency will need massive developer community

Microsofts Coco framework for enterprise blockchain that is 100 times faster for transactions shows that Microsoft will likely create a new Cryptocurrency. Although Microsoft is a backer of Ethereum, Microsoft will likely release new iterations of Cryptocurrency that are able

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China will use blockchain tech for tax collection and invoicing

China has announced they will utilize blockchain technology for social taxation and electronic invoice issuance matters. China has already launched a test of its own cryptocurrency based on the technology, so these initiatives should be able to build on each

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Viome for managing your microbiome

There are approximately 40 trillion microorganisms living in your gut. They help you digest your food, produce beneficial and harmful chemicals, control infections by pathogens, regulate your immune system, and even control your emotions (ever have a gut feeling?). These

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Entrepreneurs are the next superpowers

Nextbigfuture interviewed Naveen Jain at the Singularity University Global Summit. Naveen K. Jain is a business executive, entrepreneur and the founder and former CEO of InfoSpace and a fonder of Moon Express, Viome, World Innovation Institute, Bluedot, iNome, TalentWise and

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Singularity Global Summit Space panel

Space: The Next Frontier Peter Diamandis: Co-Founder and Chairman, Singularity University, Bob Richards: Founder and CEO, Moon Express Inc., Chris Lewicki: President and CEO, Planetary Resources Erika Wagner: Business Development Manager, Blue Origin Moon Express want to launch missions to

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Silicon Valley Robotics review of robotics #gsummit

Andra Keay is the Managing Director of Silicon Valley Robotics, an industry group supporting the innovation and commercialization of robotics technologies. Andra is also founder of Robot Launchpad for startups, and cofounder of Robot Garden, a new robotics hackerspace. Andra

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Bad US government password and diet advice

The US government gave bad unresearched password and gave bad diet advice. A former National Institute of Standards and Technology manager Bill Burr admitted that a document he authored on crafting strong passwords was misguided. “Much of what I did

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City Tiers in China and rise of mass consumerism

Here are the top 60 cities in China ranked into Tiers from Alpha through lower Tier 3 cities. The top 60 cities in China have 300 million people and 52% of China’s economy. The household earning over RMB30000 will increase

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Transmission of video signals 100 times faster than fastest cellular network

Researchers have demonstrated the transmission of two separate video signals through a terahertz multiplexer at a data rate more than 100 times faster than today’s fastest cellular data networks. Multiplexing, the ability to send multiple signals through a single channel,

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