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agricultureNext-biotics is Using Engineered Bacteria to Improve Food Production and Medicine

Startup next-biotics is using synthetic biology to drastically enhance bacteriophage stability and efficacy. Engineered biology allows them to efficiently destroy pathogens, enhance animal nutrition and promote animal health in an antibiotic free way. Their first product will be a feed …

nasaSpaceX Crew Dragon Escape Demonstration Was Successful

SpaceX tested the escape of the crew dragon. They also purposely blew up the Falcon 9. Retrothrusters were used to re-orient the capsule. Four parachutes deployed and the capsule had a successful splashdown. Brian Wang Brian Wang is a prolific business-oriented …

spaceSpace Startup Investments in 2019 Dominated by Blue Origin, OneWeb and SpaceX

In 2019, Space Investment reached $5.8 billion. 2019 set a record for Space investment. In total from 2009-2019, $25.7 billion was invested into 535 unique space companies since 2009. $767 million was invested into Space companies in the fourth quarter. …

antiagingVenture Capital Accelerating and Shifting to AI and Other Breakthrough Technologies

Global Venture capital for 2018 and 2019 has been about $200-250 billion. US Venture capital reached $130 billion. This surpassed the level in 2000 when it was $100 billion. There is $9-10 billion per year funding Artificial Intelligence and $5.8 …

medicineThe World May Be Warming But Our Bodies Are Cooling

Previous studies believed older measurements of human body temperature at 98.6F (37.0C) were wrong but a new has found a 0.03C cooling for every decade later someone is born. The average body temperature in the study is 36.41C (97.5F). Men …

chinaChina’s Birthrate Drops to 70 Year Low

China’s birthrate fell in 2019 to 10.48 which is a 70 year low. This is between the US at 12 and Japan at 8. This means that China’s 1.4 billion people had 14.65 million births. This is down 565,000 from …

antiagingAntiaging Treatments that are Closest to FDA Approval

There are a few dozen antiaging rejuvenation treatments that are progressing through pre-clinical and clinical trials. Lifespan.io is tracking the antiaging rejuvenation treatments on a rejuvenation roadmap. Two treatments are in phase 3 clinical trial. Samumed is developing drugs for …

brainBrain Barriers Breached to Attack Tumors

The brain has barriers to protect itself from bacteria and other pathogens but if infections and diseases get past those barriers then the immune system is also kept out. Yale researchers have found a way to get immune system rescuers …

asteroidVolcanoes Eruptions Had Small Effects Before an Asteroid Killed Dinosaurs

Yale researchers have determined that the asteroid was the main cause of the death of dinosaurs. Massive volcanic eruptions in India in the region known as the Deccan Traps happened well before the Cretaceous-Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago …

futureVerifying Each Computing Path of a Quantum Calculation for Correctness

researchers from MIT, Google, and elsewhere have designed a system that can verify when quantum chips have accurately performed complex computations that classical computers can’t. They trace each computing path for correct behavior. This modular verification reduces the complexity of …