Fungal Mycotecture to Grow Mars Habitats

A turtle carries its own habitat. While reliable, it costs energy in transporting mass. NASA makes the same trade-off when it transports habitats and other structures needed for human and other applications on lunar and planetary surfaces “on the back” of its missions. During Phase 1, NASA Ames Research Center identified a novel biology-based solution …

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Great Space Farming With Great Soil on Asteroids With Fungi

A Phase 1 NASA NIAC study proposes to create soil from carbon-rich asteroid material, using fungi to physically break down the material and chemically degrade toxic substances. They will use fungi to help turn asteroid material into soil. The basic idea is to inoculate carbonaceous asteroid material with fungi to initiate soil formation. Fungi are …

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Ablative Arc Mining for the Moon and Asteroids

Unlocking water and resources on the moon and asteroids will be a huge breakthrough for space development. It will give us water, building materials, and propellants. Water is the most critical component in the near-term and is therefore the focus of many studies. However, being able to mine other resources with the same system will …

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Lunar Radio Telescope Array

Lunar Resources, Inc has a NASA NIAC grant to perform an end-to-end system-level study of how to build a very large low frequency (5-40 MHz) radio observatory. Lunar Resources’ novel lunar resource extraction and space manufacturing technologies are enabling more than 95% of the observatory’s mass to be extracted and then manufactured on the moon. …

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1000X Regular Chips from New Cerebras AI Wafer Chip

Cerebras has launched its second-generation wafer chip, the WSE2. It is created with a 7-nanometer process instead of the 16-nanometer process used two years ago on WSE1. The WSE-2 covers 46,255 square millimeters — 56 times larger than the largest graphics processing unit. With 850,000 cores, 40 Gigabytes of on-chip SRAM, 20 petabytes/sec of memory …

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Holographic Endoscope Potential for In situ Cell Level Diagnostics

Researchers have shown the first far-field endoscope based on multimode fiber. Due to its extended depth of field, the holographic endoscope is capable of imaging macroscopic objects in a wide range of distances. They reached the current technological limits, employing the fastest available spatial light modulator and having an unprecedented control over 17 000 fiber modes. …

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A COVID Baby Bust Happened, Will There Be a COVID Baby Boom?

In Italy, births plunged 21.6% in December, 2020 from the December 2019 and France had the lowest total babies born in a year since WW2. National birth levels seem to be down around 2-20% around the world. Historically short baby busts are followed by rebounds. A longer crisis increases the chances that potential births aren’t …

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Calling Experienced Product Managers

This is an opportunity for experienced product managers or if you know experienced product managers. Cisco is looking to hire 2 experienced product managers for Cisco’s new SaaS product.  The hiring manager is my wife.  This is a highly visible, innovative, and transformative product for Cisco which will be expanded to cover the entire Cisco product portfolio.   Here …

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