Dubai will use blockchain to streamline judicial processes with Court of the Blockchain

The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) Courts and Smart Dubai are making the first Court of the Blockchain. They will expand existing dispute resolution services and explore how to aid verification of court judgments for cross-border enforcement. The plan is to streamline the judicial process, removing document duplications, and driving greater efficiencies across the entire …

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Harmful plastic straw bans versus actual ocean cleanup technology

Banning plastic straws and plastic bags are justified to as part of a solution to plastic in the oceans and reduction of landfill. Even advocates admit that these regulations will not solve the ocean problem. Straw bans are intended as a gateway plastic to encourage the movement to biodegradable trash. Many people with disabilities need …

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SpaceX BFR will make Space Based Solar cheaper but building Hoover Dam scale projects in space requires big changes

America needs to get serious about its spacefaring future. There needs to be an aggressive political, economic, and military strategy to help transition to space-based sustainable energy to replace fossil fuels. A fully reusable SpaceX BFR will enable space-based solar power to be a clean energy source that is lower cost than coal. In order …

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Natural Cryogenic worm frozen for 42000 years beats previous 30 year cryogenic water bear record

In 2014, scientists succeeded in bringing a frozen animal (Tardigrades are also known as ‘water bears’ or ‘moss piglets’ ) back to life after 30 years. Nemotode worms were brought back to life and were moving and eating after being frozen for 42,000 years. The Pleistocene nematodes have some adaptive mechanisms that may be of …

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Improving flow in lymph nodes in the neck improves memory and learning and could reduce memory loss from aging

The lymphatic vessels long thought not to exist are essential to the brain’s ability to cleanse itself. UVA researchers were able to use a compound to improve the flow of waste from the brain to the lymph nodes in the neck of aged mice. The vessels became larger and drained better, and that had a …

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In California, 100% Solar and Wind in 2045 will need $350 billion in energy storage

In California, both wind and solar generation are about ten times less in the lowest months versus the top three months. If California reaches the 80% mark for renewables there will be massive amounts of surplus generation during the summer months and would need 9.6 million megawatt-hours of energy storage. Achieving 100% would require 36.3 …

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USA Today finds the reason for the USA have the highest maternal death rate among developed countries

The US has highest maternal death rate in the developed world. Many US hospitals are not following the best practices for the delivery of babies. Thousands of women suffer life-altering injuries or die during childbirth because US hospitals and medical workers skip safety practices that are known to prevent problems. Doctors and nurses should be …

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