science

DNAFirst Billion-atom Biomolecular Simulation

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created the largest simulation to date of an entire gene of DNA, a feat that required one billion atoms to model and will help researchers to better understand and develop cures for diseases …

agricultureSwarm Satellites Has Smallest Satellites and Will Have Low Data Rate Global Coverage

Swarm Technologies makes the smallest satellite at one-quarter the size of a 1U cubesat. They raised $25 million in a series A. The round was led by Craft Ventures and Sky Dayton, founder of EarthLink and Boingo, with participation from …

medicineCBD Mints Has More Targeted Therapeutic Effects

Lucent Botanicals formulate specific terpenes into tasty CBD mints for targeted effects. Terpenes are volatile aromatic molecules that evaporate easily. Terpenes are a useful basis for aromatherapy, a popular holistic healing modality. There are 200 terpenes in cannabis, but only …

artificial intelligenceAdvance to Controlling one to a Few Hundred Atoms at Microsecond Timescales Using AI Control of Electron Beams

The work should lead to control one to a few hundred atoms at microsecond timescales using AI control of electron beams. The computational/analytical framework developed in this work are general and can further help develop techniques for controlling single-atom dynamics …

astronomyChina Far Side Lunar Rover Has Found Lunar Mantle Material on the Surface

China’s Chang’E-4 lunar far-side lander recently touched down in the Von Kármán crater to explore the floor of the huge SPA basin and deployed its rover, Yutu-2. They have found the presence of low-calcium (ortho)pyroxene and olivine on the moons …

computersAbout 2020 for Samsung 3 Nanometer MBCFET Chip on Roadmap

Samsung’s 3nm Gate-All-Around (GAA) process, 3GAE, development is on track. The Process Design Kit (PDK) version 0.1 for 3GAE was released in April to help customers get an early start on the design work and enable improved design competitiveness along …

climate changeMy Taste Test of the Impossible Burger – Vege Burger 2.0

I bought and tasted an Impossible Burger. I bought one for nearly $20 from the Counter, a custom burger restaurant. I and my family can confirm that the Impossible Burger looks and tastes like a real hamburger.

gadgetsWearable Cancer Detection Tests 1-2% of Blood Over 2 Hours

Tests of a wearable cancer detection system are very positive. The system continuously collects CTCs directly from a peripheral vein. The system returns the remaining blood products after CTC enrichment, permitting testing of larger blood volumes than classic phlebotomy specimens …