Brain Organoids

A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders. Researchers have used brain organoids for an investigation of microcephaly, a disorder characterized by small brain size, with Andrew Jackson of the University of Edinburgh. Using cells derived from a patient with microcephaly, the team …

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China getting three to five times as many submarines each year compared to the USA

China is building some “fairly amazing submarines” and now has more diesel- and nuclear-powered vessels than the United States, a top U.S. Navy admiral told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday, although he said their quality was inferior. Vice Admiral Joseph Mulloy, deputy chief of naval operations for capabilities and resources, told the House Armed Services Committee’s …

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Child policies will determine if China’s working age population drops 12% by 2050 or increases 5%

Across China, only one million eligible families applied to have a second child under the newly relaxed policy, just a third of the number authorities had expected. “A lot of women working in high-competitive jobs look like they are less likely to have a second child,” Professor Zheng ZhenZhen of the Chinese Academy of Social …

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Project Solaris for enabling and then scaling space based light deflection

Project Solaris is to harness space based solar. It will use a distributed system composed of a multitude of small light deflecting units (cm-sized to µm-sized). These units will be uniformly scattered over a disc shaped plane and kept in place using different techniques (radiation pressure and/or electric fields and/or magnetic fields, or other methods). …

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Leonard Nimoy on Youtube

Brian WangBrian Wang is a Futurist Thought Leader and a popular Science blogger with 1 million readers per month. His blog Nextbigfuture.com is ranked #1 Science News Blog. It covers many disruptive technology and trends including Space, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Medicine, Anti-aging Biotechnology, and Nanotechnology. Known for identifying cutting edge technologies, he is currently a …

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Spacex will try to launch two satellites on Sunday

SpaceX is now targeting a 10:49 p.m. Sunday launch of two commercial satellites from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the 45th Space Wing confirmed. The launch had previously been scheduled for late this Friday. SpaceX plans to launch two communications satellites from the Space Coast late Sunday but has no plans to try to land …

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Leonard Nimoy who played Spock on Star Trek has died

Leonard Nimoy, the actor best known for playing the emotionless, pointy-eared Spock on the “Star Trek” television series, died on Friday. He was 83. His granddaughter, Dani, confirmed the death on Twitter. She called him “an extraordinary man.” Nimoy revealed a year ago that he had been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Spock Quotes …

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NASA Dawn’s spacecraft will insert into dwarf planet Ceres orbit late next week and then spiral down for 20 months

NASA’s Dawn spacecraft will be in orbit around Ceres in one more week. NASA has released a photo of Ceres Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA’s Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) from Ceres, reveal …

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Concentrated solar does set birds on fire and Wind turbines club birds so Environmentalists make stuff up about nuclear energy

Concentrated solar does set birds on fire and Wind turbines club birds so Environmentalists make stuff up about nuclear energy. [Atomic Insights] First domestic and wild cats kill way more birds than any energy source America’s cats, including housecats that adventure outdoors and feral cats, kill between 1.3 billion and 4.0 billion birds in a …

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USA will have 220-300 F35s by 2020 and Russia about fifty T-50 stealth jets

Lockheed Martin expects production of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to expand significantly over the next several years. At nearly $1.5 trillion in lifetime costs, the F-35 is the most expensive weapons program ever undertaken by the Pentagon. So far the Pentagon has only purchased about 220 of the 2,400-plus F-35s it planned to buy, …

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Nanolattices have the potential to increase strength to weight by one million times but massively scaling production is the main hurdle

If nanolattice material could be produced in large quantities, they could replace composites and other materials used in a wide range of applications, because they’d be just as strong at a fraction of the weight. Another possibility is to greatly increase the energy density of batteries—the amount of power they can hold at a given …

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