High performance computing was a $11.4 billion market in 2015

IDC presented its annual HPC (High Performance Computing – aka big and small supercomputers) Update 11 percent revenue growth to $11.4 billion in 2015, Projected 5.9% average from 2015 to 2020 Self built supercomputers like the current world’s largest the 93 petaflop Sunway do not fit into the IDC structure. They only track computers that …

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The Recession Generation Unconference: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Time

BIL Conference and EarthSharing.org to Host ”The Recession Generation Unconference: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.” On Saturday, July 9, 2016 BIL Conference and Earthsharing.org are hosting an event in Oakland, “The Recession Generation: How to Maximize Your Impact and Thrive in Uncertain Times.” The event aims to help the millennial …

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Gene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes

Almost all of us carry one form or another of herpes virus, and the consequences can be far worse than the occasional cold sore. Herpes viruses also cause shingles and can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer – and as yet, we can’t rid ourselves of them. One of our best ways …

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Coming Soon: Gut Bacteria That Actually Cure conditions like obesity and diseases like liver disease, and cancer

There’s very little evidence that probiotic supplements do any good. The probiotics promise has built a $34 billion market as of last year, according to a new report from BCC Research, $6 billion of which was in supplements. The biggest share of the probiotics market was in food and beverages, at $24.8 billion. Seres Therapeutics, …

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Second careers are an issue now and not just for those who might live to a hundred or more

London Business School professor of management practice Lynda Gratton, argues that the trajectory of our lives—professionally and personally—remains trapped in a mind-set that applied when life spans were much shorter Gratton draws on her new book, The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity, to explain why lives are moving from two …

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A Productivity Revolution in China would enable an economy with about twice the growth over the current investment growth model

China faces an important choice: whether to continue with its old model and raise the risk of a hard landing for the economy, or to shift gears. A new McKinsey Global Institute report, China’s choice: Capturing the $5 trillion productivity opportunity, finds that a new approach centered on productivity could generate 36 trillion renminbi ($5.6 …

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First person to die in a Tesla car on autopilot was watching Harry Potter movie at time of crash

A driver was so enamored of his Tesla Model S sedan that he nicknamed the car “Tessy,” praised the safety benefits of its “Autopilot” system and was watching a Harry Potter video when he became the first person to die in a wreck involving a car in self-driving mode. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration …

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Artificial pancreas likely to be available by 2018

The artificial pancreas — a device which monitors blood glucose in patients with type 1 diabetes and then automatically adjusts levels of insulin entering the body — is likely to be available by 2018, conclude authors of a paper in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes). Issues such as …

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US Air Force is prepped to test a 60-120 KW combat laser on an AC-130W gunship

US Air Force Special Operations Command has designated an AC-130W gunship to have a laser weapon installed. There are ready crews and funded flight hours available for industry partners to leverage. The aircraft does not carry the 105mm cannon installed on other operational “Stinger II” gunships—affording more size, weight and power—but any proposed laser unit …

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