New DARPA projects for 2011

DARPA has new solicitations for 2011 Controlling Cellular Machinery – Vaccines Looking for new ideas about how to discover, design, evolve, assemble and demonstrate the ability to use genetic components, modules and circuits for the development of a highly efficacious nucleic acid based vaccine whose activity can be regulated in vivo by a mammalian host. …

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Setting Up An Industrial Village On The Moon using the nuclear cannon

Hi, this is Joseph Friedlander with a guest post for Next Big Future. This article will discuss setting up an industrial village on the Moon. And on import substitution and Jane Jacobs economics (transactions of decline and transactions of ascent). Note- This is a lengthy discussion of a plan for bootstrapping civilization into space. In …

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Caterpillar Inc. Funds Viterbi ‘Print-a-House’ Contour Crafting Technology

Caterpillar, the world’s largest manufacturer of construction equipment, is starting to support research on the “Contour Crafting” automated construction system that its creator believes will one day be able to build full-scale houses in hours. This is concrete-jet instead of inkjet printing technology. Printing buildings to speed up the economy is one of the key …

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