SENS life extension science conference – 2014 Rejuvenation Biotechnology is in Santa Clara and Nextbigfuture passcode provides 25% discount

The 2014 Rejuvenation Biotechnology conference is in the San Francisco Bay area this year. It is Aug 21-23, 2014 in Santa Clara. Use the passcode NEXTBIGFUTURE25 for a 25% discount. They have extended early bird pricing to July 14th so you can get the 25% on top of the early bird pricing until then. The …

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Boeing making DARPA VTOL X-Plane with all electric drive that power ducted fans and it looks like Terminator movie Hunter Killers and Marvel Quinjets

DARPA will have conceptual design reviews for four vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) X-Plane contenders in the coming weeks. The VTOL X-Plane programme is geared at demonstrating efficient hover and high-speed flight. The specific requirements are that the aircraft achieve a top sustained flight speed of 300 kt to 400 kt; raise aircraft hover efficiency …

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Playing with the emotions of 700,000 Facebook users and is Legal because Advertising and Movies play with your emotions all the time

Researchers from Facebook, Cornell and UCSF published a paper describing a mass-scale experiment in which [689,000] Facebook users’ pages were manipulated to see if this could induce and spread certain emotional states. They say it was legal to do this without consent, because Facebook’s terms of service require you to give consent for, basically, anything. …

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Carnival of Space 360

The Carnival of Space 360 is up at PhototoSpace In a galaxy four billion light-years away, three supermassive black holes are locked in a whirling embrace. It’s the tightest trio of black holes known to date and even suggests that these closely packed systems are more common than previously thought. The violent blazer 3C 454.3 …

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EMC2 Bussard Fusion Dr Park Spoke about the status of the project

Here is a summarize the relevant gleanings briefly from an attendee from Talk Polywell 1) Dr. Park is interested in trying to form the potential well as the next step in the research program. 2) There was a discussion between Dr. Park and Prof. Forest about MHD (magneto hydro dynamics) and the lack of axial …

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Production HondaJet is flying and will have breakthroughs like 2 to 3 times more fuel efficient when commercial in 2015

The first production HondaJet achieved its initial flight, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015. The event took place at the company’s world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. “With this first flight, the HondaJet program has entered the next exciting phase as we prepare for delivery,” said Honda Aircraft Company …

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China’s High-Speed Rail Diplomacy Hits Full Speed with 20 countries in deep talks about high speed rail with China involvement

China’s high-speed railroad network surpassed 10,000 kilometers in length, not even counting the track still being built, Li Keqiang has continued his efforts to seek overseas projects. The latest progress came during Li’s three-day visit to Britain in mid-June. The two countries released a statement stating that they “agree to promote substantive cooperation on rail, …

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China yuan moving up the world currency ranks and shifting to a strengthening trend

China’s yuan is currently the 7th most used currency for world trade payments. It will likely be the 5th most used currency by the end of this year and the 4th most used currency by the middle of 2015. Europe has seen the strongest year-on-year growth in yuan payment value. The yuan has become the …

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General Fusion wins British Columbia NextBC high tech showcase and added a NASA astronaut and an EPA administrator to their advisory council

General Fusion, working on magnetized target nuclear fusion, won gold in DigiBC’s NextBC high-tech showcase. General Fusion will build a ~3-metre diameter spherical tank filled with liquid metal (lead-lithium mixture). The liquid is spun to open up a vertical cylindrical cavity in the centre of the sphere (vortex). This vortex flow is established and maintained …

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