Elon Musk is Wrong About Immortality

Elon Musk warned that if people live longer or forever that there is a risk that society becomes ossified where new ideas cannot succeed. “It is important for us to die because most of the time people don’t change their mind, they just die,” Musk said at the event. “If you live forever, we might …

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DARPA Synthetic Biomanufacturing Technologies

Launched in 2010, DARPA’s Living Foundries program aimed to enable adaptable, scalable, and on-demand production of critical, high-value molecules by programming the fundamental metabolic processes of biological systems to generate a vast number of complex molecules. These molecules were often prohibitively expensive, unable to be domestically sourced, and/or impossible to manufacture using traditional synthetic chemistry …

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DARPA Bioproduction in Space

DARPA will use biological processes for resource limited environments with its Biomanufacturing: Survival, Utility, and Reliability beyond Earth (B-SURE) program. DARPA wants to be make fuel, replacement parts or tools, and a wide range of other products. They could use fermentation equipment, feedstocks, and a freezer full of microbes that convert the feedstock into products …

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Dr Sonny White Theorizes Nanoscale Casimir Structures With Warp Bubble Effects

Dr. Sonny White has DARPA funding to explore tiny cavities that are built to create casimir force effects and White has proposed that building a one-micron sphere in the middle of a 4-micron cylinder will have nanoscale warp bubble effects. This could be buildable using a nanoscribe GT 3D printer that prints at the nanometer …

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LPP Fusion Increases Current and Reaches First Fusion Results

LPPFusion’s started new experiments August 4th and successfully fired a new FF-2B experimental fusion device. It has 16 new switches and newly-redesigned anode. They are adjusting and optimizing the new switches, but have already demonstrated a 6-fold decrease in erosion from the anode and an 8% increase in peak electrical current. Once the switches were …

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Quantum Computer Error Correction Advance

Researchers at ETH Zurich have succeeded, for the first time, in quickly and continuously correcting errors in digital quantum systems. This means they have overcome an important hurdle on the road to practical quantum computing. They have just published a paper on this as a preprint on ArXiv.org and submitted it to a journal for …

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Fastest Ramping Rates for Superconducting Accelerator Magnet

Physicists, engineers and technicians at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Fermi National Particle Accelerator Laboratory, led by Henryk Piekarz, just demonstrated the world’s fastest magnetic ramping rates for particle accelerator magnets. They achieved this record by using magnets made with energy-efficient, high-temperature superconducting material. The superconducting accelerator test magnet is taking the ramping rate lead …

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High Resolution Camera the Size of a Grain of Sand

Researchers at Princeton University and the University of Washington have developed an ultracompact camera the size of a coarse grain of salt. The system relies on a technology called a metasurface, which is studded with 1.6 million cylindrical posts and can be produced much like a computer chip. Impacts: * Next level miniturization * better …

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Billionaires $1.8 Funding for Commercial Fusion Maybe by 2030

Commonwealth Fusion Systems (CFS) announced it has closed on more than $1.8 billion in Series B funding to commercialize fusion energy. This money will be used construct, commission, and operate SPARC, the world’s first commercially relevant net energy fusion machine. They will also start work on ARC, the first commercial fusion power plant, which includes …

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Elon Says SpaceX Risks Bankruptcy Without a Raptor Engine Solution

Elon Musk emailed SpaceX employees that there is a crisis in Starship Raptor engine production. SpaceX could face a ‘genuine risk of bankruptcy’ if they cannot achieve Starship flight rate of once every two weeks in 2022. Elon emailed: Unfortunately, the Raptor production crisis is much worse than it had seemed a few weeks ago. …

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