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artificial intelligenceAI assisted forecasting of earthquake aftershock locations

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Harvard and Google collaborated to apply deep learning to explain where earthquake aftershocks might occur. They started with visual representation of the 1992 magnitude 7.3 southern California Landers earthquake where the multi-colored portion represents the initial quake and the red …

asiaAll successful countries copy technology and methods

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All successful countries copy what works in the leading countries. Dr. Michael Pillsbury pretends as if China’s copying of US technology for forty years was some kind of deception or was in some way unique. In 1812, American Francis Cabot …

antiagingAuctus Biologics raised $1.5 million to convert injections with pills

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Auctus Biologics, a new portfolio company of Ichor Therapeutics, announced the closure of $1.5 million in seed funding. The company will develop RPtag, a hyper-stable antibody mimetic scaffold published earlier this year in the peer-reviewed journal ACS Biochemistry, to take …

carsSelf-driving cafes, offices, homes and more from Ikea design

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Ikea designed seven autonomous vehicles as a visual exploration of how fully autonomous vehicles could one day enable a more fulfilling, everyday life. The design studio/research lab came up with designs for autonomous vehicles that would be extensions of our …

computersChina is far behind in computer chips

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China’s largest computer chip maker is Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC). They makes chips to order but use a 28-nanometer process technology. This is several generations behind Taiwan Semiconductor and Intel. TSMC is preparing to make 5nm chips by 2020 …

chinaHong Kong to China high speed rail speed advantage tested

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South China Morning Post writers had a race of plane and buses versus the new high-speed rail from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. * MTR and the mainland’s intercity harmony train – 3 hours 41 minutes, cost: HK$141 (USD18) * airplane …

amazonBig Tech advantage is larger than WW2 code breakers over Germany

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Google has over 90% of the world’s searches. Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Search Engine Market Share Facebook has 65% of social media. Source: StatCounter Global Stats – Social Media Market Share < href="http://www.visualcapitalist.com/chart-shows-amazons-dominance-ecommerce/">Amazon has almost 50% of all eCommerce …

colonizationElon Musk estimates 2028 to realize Mars Base Alpha

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Elon Musk has tweeted out that he expects the rendered Mars Base Alpha with four BFS beside could be built by 2028. SpaceX is producing about 5 Merlin engines per week and has the factory capacity for 400 engines per …

batteriesBattery made directly from power plant captured carbon dioxide

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MIT has made a battery partly from carbon dioxide captured from power plants. Rather than attempting to convert carbon dioxide to specialized chemicals using metal catalysts, which is currently highly challenging, this battery could continuously convert carbon dioxide into a …

batteriesSodium ion batteries closer to commercialization

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Purdue University researchers made a sodium powder battery that fixes the problem of charges and discharges of sodium ion batteries. Even though sodium-ion batteries would be physically heavier than lithium-ion technology, researchers have been investigating sodium-ion batteries because they could …