3D printing and microrobots making progress on building tissue with blood vessels which will enable large printed organs

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood vessels using a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique. They have a unique strategy for vascularization of hydrogel constructs that combine advances in 3D bioprinting technology and biomaterials. The researchers first used a 3D bioprinter to make an agarose (naturally derived sugar-based molecule) fiber template to …

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3D printing and microrobots making progress on building tissue with blood vessels which will enable large printed organs

Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) has made headway in fabricating blood vessels using a three-dimensional (3D) bioprinting technique. They have a unique strategy for vascularization of hydrogel constructs that combine advances in 3D bioprinting technology and biomaterials. The researchers first used a 3D bioprinter to make an agarose (naturally derived sugar-based molecule) fiber template to …

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NHTSA finds that car crashes cost $871 billion and highlights that Swedish style road systems or Google self driving cars would be huge wins

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a new study that finds the price tag for motor vehicle crashes in the US in 2010 carried a cost of $871 billion (6% of GDP) in economic loss and societal harm. This includes $277 billion in economic costs—nearly $900 for each person …

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NHTSA finds that car crashes cost $871 billion and highlights that Swedish style road systems or Google self driving cars would be huge wins

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a new study that finds the price tag for motor vehicle crashes in the US in 2010 carried a cost of $871 billion (6% of GDP) in economic loss and societal harm. This includes $277 billion in economic costs—nearly $900 for each person …

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World Bank Suggestions to Improve China’s Future Cities with a new model of urbanization

The World Bank and the Development Research Center of China’s State Council have a report Urban China: Toward Efficient, Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization which has six priority areas for a new model of urbanization. 1. Reforming land management and institutions 2. Reforming the hukou household-registration system to provide equal access to quality services for all …

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World Bank Suggestions to Improve China’s Future Cities with a new model of urbanization

The World Bank and the Development Research Center of China’s State Council have a report Urban China: Toward Efficient, Inclusive and Sustainable Urbanization which has six priority areas for a new model of urbanization. 1. Reforming land management and institutions 2. Reforming the hukou household-registration system to provide equal access to quality services for all …

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Focus Fusion uses the natural instabilities of plasma instead of fighting them like the gigantic tokomaks for a smaller and vastly cheaper solution to nuclear fusion

LPP Fusion reported that they have their tungsten anode and will get their cathode by late June. Crowdfunding is at 41% of the $200K goal. If you donate or have already donated then remember to comment at indiegogo at the focus fusion project to get them to the front page of indiegogo. The first of …

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Focus Fusion uses the natural instabilities of plasma instead of fighting them like the gigantic tokomaks for a smaller and vastly cheaper solution to nuclear fusion

LPP Fusion reported that they have their tungsten anode and will get their cathode by late June. Crowdfunding is at 41% of the $200K goal. If you donate or have already donated then remember to comment at indiegogo at the focus fusion project to get them to the front page of indiegogo. The first of …

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DARPA funds $70 million for brain implants for emotional mind control

The positive spin is DARPA is spending $70 million for a program that will try to develop brain implants able to regulate emotions in the mentally ill and the negative spin is US military researchers are developing brain implants for mind control. The U.S. military has a goal to use brain implants to read, and …

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